Monthly Archives: October 2014

I love the old muscle cars but I want the new ones.

I love the old muscle cars but I want the new ones.

I came of driving age in the late 60’s and I loved the cars. I had friends with any number of awesome cars. Shelby GT500 KR convertibles, Yenko Camaros, Boss 302 and 351 Mustangs, Mach 1 Cobra Jets, ram Air 400 GTO’s, 454 Chevelles. I knew guys with all these great cars. And back then we wanted them.
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The Caterham (Lotus Seven) would be right at home in Socal

While deeply rooted in English car culture, these little sports cars have not had the presence that I think it should have in Southern California. Socal has a tremendous motorcycle culture, there are hundreds of miles of curvy canyon roads, and the weather is nearly always mild with little rain and no snow.

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NO SHOW, ALL GO: The deceptive mindset of the sleeper

There is something cool about a car that look completely pedestrian, yet will hang with or even beat a Veyron.  Here are some excellent examples of Sleepercars from across the web that wouldn’t get a second look, yet each of which is capable of running the 1/4 mile in the 10s or lower!

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5 terrifyingly fast cars caught on video

What an age we live in!  There are cameras everywhere and the internet serves as an excellent forum to show some of the most insane automobiles from across the world.  Be prepared to be amazed at the following cars caught on camera!

  • 1600whp Gallardo
  • A 600hp AE86 Carolla with a 20b 3-rotor
  • 1076rwhp V8TT Grand National
  • 800hp Supercharged C5 Corvette
  • A 1000+hp Skyline

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I’ll take a Venom GT over a Veyron any day

Hypercars are at their peak.  From the 918 & LaFerrari to the P1, if you have a million dollars to spend on a ridiculous car, 2014 is a good time to live.  Two of the hyperest of hypercars are the Hennessey Venom GT and the now classic (nearly 10 years of production) Bugatti Veyron.  These two couldn’t be more evenly matched and yet more different.   Continue reading