They say you can work anywhere if you’ve been in F1. People still in F1 say that. Outside the buzz of the circuit, where teams of carnies jet around the world in search of mad trophies and large champagne bottles, I’ve had to work at it. I feel more like a salesman than an engineer, going door to door, selling what I…
Side note: Máté did a great post on this very van more than a year ago, and says one was powered by a Jaguar V-12. Who am I to argue!
Ah, to dream.
I've been amazed at the response to Car of the Day.
Even though I joke about the Bugatti Veyron—and don't like how, if you squint, its body looks like a flattened tent—I do concede it's a remarkable, if pointless, feat of engineering.
On the internet, no type of car is as revered as an Enthusiastmobile. An Enthusiastmobile must be affordable, quick, durable, fun to drive, available with a perky engine that drives the rear wheels.
I've written about 71 interesting vehicles over the last 71 days, and have no intention of stopping. I've cross-posted a few here—but by no means all 71.
Italian Francesco Zefferino Sbarro—known as Franco Sbarro—is an interesting man. Starting as a mechanic, he gradually worked his way into Scuderia Filipinetti, a Swiss race team. Using strong cars, they competed in Formula 1 and sports car racing, with drivers like Jim Clark, Phil Hill, Ronnie Peterson, Jo Siffert,…
I know, right? Isn't it sexy? I was inspired by all of the hate going on as BMW-owned Mini keeps pumping out derivatives—yesterday, it was the five-door Mini Hardtop 4 door.
And you thought the crossover craze was a new thing? Actually, that's not entirely true, as the Freeclimber is a good, old fashioned, body-on-frame SUV.
With a goal of less surface area—and less drag—the mechanical layout tends to be similar to a motorcycle. Think of it: rider on one side, engine on the other.
I mean, why not? Not like it'll drive through your front room in search of revenge.
I've driven the Ford Raptor and I'm not a fan. I've jumped the Ford Raptor and I'm not a fan. This is partly due to not liking the vehicle, and partly due to the type of attention the truck attracts: Monster-drinking bros, MMA fans, and guys who own lifted trucks. (Sometimes all three things are the same person.)
Once you understand the point of Rinspeed, the Tatooo.com becomes a little easier to digest. The Switzerland-based firm began as Rinspeed Garage in 1977, importing sunroof kits and converting vehicles for disabled drivers.
Christine? Ha! The Car? lol. Death Proof? Puh-leaze. True automotive horror comes from the Czech movie, Upír z Feratu and its little-known hero car, the Škoda 110 Super Sport "Ferat."
Going camping is always a compromise. You can go small and light—sleeping bag and small tent—all the way up to a gigantic motorhome with a garage in the back. Most tow some sort of trailer. There's a big selection, from large to small and, let's face it, you're not going camping every weekend. So why spend the…
I could talk about the Porsche 914 all day. Even though I love how it looks right out of the box, I can certainly understand why some don't.
Elegy for the Elswick Envoy is a fantastic documentary from 2008 by Nancy Willis, a disabled driver in the UK who owned a very rare machine. Based on a concept by Aston Martin Lagonda designer William Towns for a Mini replacement called Minissima, what's fascinating is that—eventually—around 20 were made.
I wouldn't be lying if I said I've spent many a Friday night combing the internet for strange vehicles. Strange to our eyes. Maybe not actually all that strange, though, when you consider the circumstances in which it was designed and built.
Both the victor and the vanquished are but drops of dew, but bolts of lightning –thus should we view the world. –Ōuchi Yoshitaka