Tag Archives: Car Culture

Here’s What Happens When You Fly to Japan With No Idea What You’re Going To Do

The idea was simple: Two Irish drift fanatics would fly from Ireland, following an Irish drift car over to Japan and document it competing in the home of drifting. What actually happened: The car got stuck at the port, and, uh, now what?

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Ten Automotive-Themed Street Drugs You Should Be Aware of That I Probably Made Up

It’s a crazy world out there, and, as gearheads, we find ourselves on the streets more than most, since that’s the natural habitat of cars. The street is also where street drugs come from, so it only makes sense that a whole sub-category of street drugs would arise with the innocent and vulnerable car-lover in their…

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Radwood LA Next Sunday At The Petersen Museum Will Be Rad To The Max

The skate shoes are laced, I’ve dug out my Walkman and my copy of Sports on Chrysalis cassette, and the parking deck has been cleared, it’s almost time for the most totally ‘80s and ‘90s party of the year, Radwood LA.

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What Were Your Favorite Cars When You Were a Kid and Are They Still Cool?

Many people’s automotive tastes are fluid, changing as we age or as as new design trends make our former-favorites look dated. So let’s have a look at the cars you used to drool over as a kid, and discuss whether they’re still cool.

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This Guy Has to Be One of the Best Drone Pilots in The World

A few years ago I wrote about how YouTube opened up rallying to the world in a way that it never had before, taking the sport out of forests and onto screens everywhere. I didn’t expect the same of drones and drifting but here we are.

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Brock Yates’ Cannonball! Reminds Us Why We All Fell in Love With the Open Road  

It’s 1971, and America looks like it’s getting, well, boring. Yeah, yeah, we were in the thick of anti-Vietnam protesting, Black Power movements, feminist resistance, and the drug craze. The music was great and the cars looked incredible. But for automotive enthusiasts, things weren’t quite so great. Ralph Nader…

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Let’s Try and Help Fulfill Someone’s Wish For Classic Cars at His Funeral

This is a sad story. It’s about a man who died, but also a sweet story about a devoted brother. I just got an email from a man named Paul, whose brother just passed away after years of struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s. His brother was a true gearhead, and he’s hoping there’s some Jalops in the area with classic…

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The Mail Bombing Suspect’s White Van Looks Exactly Like You’re Imagining It Looks

I’m a huge proponent of vans overall. I think the simple, basic one-box van design is one of the most effective motor vehicle designs of all time. I think vans can be cool and stylish and fun. But even I have to admit that white vans have something of an image problem, and that’s certainly not helped by things like…

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Massive Study Shows People Think Autonomous Cars Should Kill Criminals Before Dogs Among Other Revelations

A game-like survey called the Moral Machine has been polling over two million people from 233 countries over the past two years to get their input on how autonomous vehicles should behave, morally, in life-or-death situations. The results from the massive poll have now been published in the journal Nature, and the…

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Proud Parents Present Their ‘Idiot Son’ To The Drifting World

The “Kansai All Stars” annual drift competition seeks to crown the best drifters of the Kansai region of Japan, pitting drift teams representing different prefectures against each other in five-car trains. Because it is 2018, the full event coverage was quickly uploaded online, and in it we are treated to the story of…

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