I know a lot of Mitsubishi owners down under. While most have – or, more accurately, this year, had – Galant VR4s, Peter Dunn has recently added a Subaru Impreza to his stable of race cars. I say “stable,” because he has no fewer than THREE race cars. [Read more…]
Archives for October 2013
GOOD NEWS! We officially have a 4th partner! Meet Alex Waller (and say hi)!
I live in Nottingham, UK. I met Brian over a thread on Reddit, where he was asking what issues are facing young car drivers. I am 22 and on my fifth car, all of which have had tiny engines by American standards. I had my fun with them regardless because there’s petrol in my veins, and when I needed a new car on finance for practical reasons, the GOOD NEWS is there’s a pretty solid gearhead case for it.
I bought a brand new Dacia Sandero, in the lowest trim that also comes with an all-new turbocharged engine. It is from Romania’s Renault-owned car company Dacia, which has been popular on the continent for years but has only just set up shop here in Britain. [Read more…]
[ originally published: October 28, 2013 | updated: April 21, 2018 ]
Dennis is back! Okay. He’s really working hard to get back in the GBXM saddle. You might say he works as many jobs as Craig Sanderson (see page 42, this issue), only they’re all nearly full-time! Despite renovating a house as old as the United States, working full-time at an Opel dealership, AND joining the Dutch National Guard, Dennis has burned a little more midnight oil this month.
What follows is his conversation with Jordan Robinson, a recent Information Systems graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University currently working in the parts department of the local Toyota dealership. Isn’t it cool how we’re all interviewing people on the far side of the planet? [Read more…]
FROM ISSUE 1.09 | Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or can’t – you’re right.” We can take it a step further. If you think the world is getting better or going to hell in a handbasket – you’re right, too. [Read more…]
Another issue of Gearbox Magazine has shipped and I’m very excited. Partly because it’s done and I can get back to sleeping more than 5 hours a night. Partly because each issue has been better than the last – and this one was really damn good.
Not only are we four years old this month, we’ve got four staffers in three countries contributing to every issue, now, plus a couple others contributing as their time permits. Many hands make light work, meaning each of us can focus on quality improvements without negatively impacting the quantity of stories in future issues.
HERE’S WHAT YOU MISSED IN ISSUE 1.09
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