Tag Archives: Carrera

A Perfect Saturday Morning @ Period Correct w/ video!


Beautiful, just, beautiful. That’s the only way I can describe this Aventurine Green 993 Turbo. It was by far my favorite car hanging out at Period Correct last Saturday, a title not easily won. In addition to this final edition of air cooled wonderfulness, there were a number of other interesting vehicles on hand, or so I’m told.

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My Day at Road Atlanta.

As you may know. Last year I won the Jalopnik and Blipshift T-Shirt contest thanks to my "Smoking Permitted" design and the grand prize was a one day, High Performance, Skip Barber Racing School. I Registered for the course at Road Atlanta on March 18th, and hit the road!

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7-Speeds Of Manual Goodness, Then What?

7-Speeds Of Manual Goodness, Then What?

We talk often about the "death of the manual", but is it really dead? Or is it just momentarily dormant as the 6-speed slowly peters out and the 7-speed ramps up? I wish. More than likely, these +1 gear’d anomalies will remain just that; anomalies. Beautiful looking, amazing handling, anomalies.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS: Once Upon A Time In Mexico

Let’s cut to the chase: This is a 563-hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG , those are its amazing doors, and I took this picture in Mexico while hanging out of the car at 50 mph. Safety is for pansies. Viva velocidad!

Oh, the doors. They are quite possibly the coolest thing on the car, the one feature that makes up for any of the SLS’s faults. Yes, the SLS is nice to drive — it is both far quicker and far more nimble than you expect, lunging into corners like a machine half its size — but it is ultimately a large and powerful grand-touring car, the kind of thing that middle-eastern royalty will undoubtedly use to traverse huge expanses of desert in great comfort. Behind the wheel, you tend to be less interested in driving involvement and more interested in chewing through miles. Satisfaction comes from fast prowl, not full-on attack.

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