So I began putting together my Quickjack today.
Well this is the year I finally do it. My kids are both school-age and far more manageable. We have settled into life after moving back to my hometown, and my Mazda RX-8 is running properly. This will be the year that I finally run a full autocross season!
I have pretty much become the de-facto automotive purchasing agent for many of my friends and family. My Father, who goes through vehicles faster than Taylor Swift goes through boyfriends is my number-one client.
In a never-ending quest to be more fiscally responsible, I was looking for ways to reduce my car payments and also get another vehicle in the household with an automatic transmission, so I started hunting for a replacement for my STI. In an effort to find something sensible, durable, yet somewhat cool and unique, I…
Buying a car in Canada and bringing it back to the USA is thought of as a complicated, time-consuming process that often is seen as ‘not worth it’. My friend, JJ, recently completed this process and I tagged along with him to write about the experience and hopefully provide some light on the importation process.
A few weeks ago, I took my Mom’s car to get inspected. When I first drove it down her street, I heard the unmistakable groan of a dry wheel bearing doing the best it could to not explode all of it’s ball bearings out of it’s cartridge resulting in a wheel-lauching-disaster. When I get the car back to her I ask her…
This is a story about how ‘The Curse of One-Hundred Thousand Miles’ paid me a visit and gave my car a good working over, and how the awesome people of an automotive internet forum helped me overcome.
This is a story about how something can be right in front of your face the whole time, but you can’t see it because you’re looking for it by a different name...
I love my Mazda RX-8. It’s a car that I truly love driving and working on like nothing else that I have owned. But I am also well aware that this car has its issues and is not for everyone. I hope that if someone is considering buying and owning one they read this and take away something useful to help guide their…
The TL;DR of it: The story of how I turned my ‘88 Fiero from a poor-college-kid-project into a well-sorted 500+HP monster.
I have owned 16 cars by my last count. Among them, there is only one that I have truly regretted selling.
This past Monday I took a 4-hour drive with my family to go to Detroit to the North American International Auto Show. This is a collection of various wheels from throughout the show. I always love checking out various wheel and brake setups on cars.
If you live in an area where large amounts of snow can fall in a very short period of time, you might want to prepare yourself with some items that just might save your life, or at the very least make you a little more comfortable and warm.
I really don’t know if there is a word to describe how I feel about this. It’s so unbelieveably over the top, but I can appreciate the workmanship. And with that air suspension, you could actually make it ‘lean’ into corners.
I have purchased a few new cars. I have also helped others in the process of buying new cars. There are many commonalities in the new-car-buying process no matter what brand you are buying.
So I’ve finally made it in the Automotive-World! I’m able to post on an Automotive Blog!
I have finally parked my RX8 for the winter. For the past week I have been DD’ing my 2016 STi. I’ve owned it since July and have just recently passed 1000-miles on the Odometer.
It was October, 2014. I had recently moved back to my hometown of Buffalo, NY and after a Summer of chaos, I was finally settled into a normal lifestyle (If you can consider living with your parents, wife, 4-year old, 2-year old, and 3-100+lb dogs normal.) Since we didn’t want to move in the Winter, we had decided…