They love their college football in Alabama. But I can’t help but to ponder if the Crimson Tide winning a national title tonight, and the first and second shift factory workers inevitably drinking their faces off, will have any affect on the quality of vehicles built tomorrow?
A few years ago, my wife and I decided to add another horse to the stable. We wanted something unique, safe, and that had a performance edge on most other cars on the street. It would need to carry kids, dogs, groceries, film-making gear, Christmas presents, firewood, and drunken former college roommates who have the…
In 1978, the Brabham F1 team introduced a new feature to their race car that was effectively a giant brushless vacuum cleaner. Their young, mustached engineer, Gordon Murray, had developed a system that would cool the engine while sucking the car downwards onto the track.
In the mid 80's, my family and I moved from Toronto, Canada, to North Carolina, where NASCAR was born. Until then, the only auto racing I had been exposed to was European Rally racing, usually viewed on my grandfather's 13" black and white, or a dabbling of F1 here and there.
New sedans are boring and expensive. A new Nissan Maxima, once self-proclaimed a "four-door sports car," with all the trimmings tops out around $36,000.
My road to full-size SUV ownership was one many before me have taken. A new baby, and the unrealistic idea that my wife and I now needed a vehicle capable of handling virtually any situation that didn't involve saving fossil fuels or safely installing an elderly relative into the front passenger seat.
A replica of the iconic KITT from "Knight Rider," originally gifted to The Hoff by "fans" is up for auction, along with other Hoff related paraphernalia. This hangover from the 1980's can be yours for the optimistic price of $30-50,000.