[ originally published 03/22/10 | updated 03/06/18 ]
[ Originally published 10/31/10 | republished 01/04/18 ]
If you really want to get to know someone, grab a couple-a cold beers and hike up a steep, deeply rutted, forest road crawling with scorpions in almost complete darkness and see what they have to say, isolated on the summit overlooking civilization—ideally after a long, hot drive up similar roads earlier in the day.
[ originally published 10/12/09 | updated 10/12/17]
Sympathy for the devil.
Lemme tell you about my friend Dino, aka DarkOne.
When I launched Gearbox Magazine back in 2009, Dino was the first person I sought out for an interview. He ran the forum that taught me pretty much everything I know about cars and automotive performance—and became family over the years—2GNT.com. [Read more…]
Join us as we explore our garage in detail and showcase where these cars are headed in the next several years!
Introducing Andrew Kemp & F30diesel.com
Michael Rodarte does it right the first time.
Introducing Joshua Mead, Co-Founder: Adventure Driven Design
Arron Stump owns 316 Motor Works, Official GBXM Partner. [Read more…]
Robert’s restoring his grandfather’s 1973 Datsun 240Z. [Read more…]
I’ve already mentioned living on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Riding the 3-wheeler, getting bit by the same dog twice, Dad’s brand new Chevy conversion van – the one stolen/repo’d our first week in Detroit. What I didn’t mention was Fort Bliss was where my brother and I had our first run-in with a Volvo. [Read more…]
The second half of my first grade year took place in Seattle, Washington. I’ve never lived in a more interesting neighborhood than I did there. I asked my mom if she remembered the address so I could Google Street View the place. All she remembered was “Magnolia” and the street was “a number of some kind.” (Hey, it’s been 30 years.) [Read more…]
If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve shifted towards more storytelling here lately. I’m trying to post more often; working on my gearhead autobiography. [Read more…]
GBXM has always been about gearheads like us; people who get it. We love shiny new cars and car parts. But while the cars might bring us together, it’s the things we do — together — that keeps us coming back. [Read more…]
We turn our own wrenches because we want to modify our machines. If you want something done right, after all.
But how often do we apply that mentality to the rest of our lives? I love talking business and cars with gearheads like us. [Read more…]
There aren’t many pictures with this one, but be careful. You’re going to be hungry by the time you get to the end. Hungry for success. [Read more…]
We are nothing without the support of our friends, families, and partners.
We’d spent the morning driving back down into Sedona, Arizona, from the Flagstaff area, on Schnebly Hill Road. Until this point, our off-road adventure was merely off-tarmac.
Part 1 | Beyond creature comforts like air conditioning and cruise control, one of the biggest reasons I bought a larger truck was so my wife and daughter could join me on on off-tarmac adventures. Not long after finally getting Fezzik registered, I’m pleased to announce we’ve done a little four-wheeling – as a family!
Why did the Mazda community push Derek to crowdfund CANBus Triple on Kickstarter? How much crowdfunding experience did he have prior to this? How much did he ask for, how much did he get, and what did he do with the money?
Ever thought about crowdfunding some kind of new product? Coming up with the idea is the easy part. Getting the final product to market is something else entirely. I caught up with Derek Kuschel, inventor of the CANBus Triple, to talk about how he took his slick, tuning solution from idea to successful Kickstarter campaign. [Read more…]