Tag Archives: Rants

Comment of the Day: Holy Shit, Someone Has a Reasonable Tesla Take on the Internet

This is going to be hard to believe, everybody, but someone on the internet had a nuanced but even and sensible take on Tesla.

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Why Ultra-Low Mileage Classic Cars Are the Worst Cars to Own

I saw an ad for a car for sale this morning, the sort of car that, normally, I’d be very interested in. It was an ad for a 1964 Volkswagen Beetle, and it was in incredible shape. It was also selling for an absolutely bonkers one million dollars, which even for a Beetle fetishist like myself is the same level of insane…

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It’s Time for Infiniti to Put Up or Shut Up

Yesterday, Infiniti announced a new prototype called the Project Black S that would use Formula One-style, performance-oriented hybrid tech. It floated some extremely seductive performance figures—563 horsepower, zero to 62 mph sprint in under four seconds—but at this point in the game, I’m fed up with empty promises…

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Proposed: The Lexus LFA is the Modern Porsche 959

I don’t know how this never occurred to me but the closest thing to a Porsche 959 from recent years is the Lexus LFA.

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I Never Want to See Another Gray, White, and Red Race Car Livery in My Life

Race teams, I know it’s tempting. I know you think it looks sleek. I know you all want to introduce your own version of the Batmobile. But I’m asking—no, I’m begging—you. Please. Please stop with the gray, white, and red liveries.

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It’s Time We Bring Back Car Advertisements from the 1970s

There’s something about the 1970s in particular that strikes a nostalgic chord in us. Whether it be the sepia-toned Polaroids of the just-out-of-reach past or the fact that we can recognize the start of our modern era in its changing times, there’s just that special something about the decade that makes it a slightly…

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Touch the Cars

Cars are things, and we treat them too gently. Cars are not meant to sit in climate controlled basements with soft covers on them. Cars were built to be driven, built to be experienced, and built to be touched. We’ve all seen the little decal on decades old hot rods saying “look all you want, but don’t touch”, and…

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Every Racing Series Should Do This

Today is a normal day for me, and by that I mean I was looking up pictures and video of Kazuya Bai’s D1GP pro drift car, which is amazing. But then I stumbled upon Bai’s entry on the D1GP website and it showed not only Bai’s current photo for 2018, but also his photos over the past four years. This is genius.

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An Entire Generation Is Missing One of The Great Joys of Being a Car Enthusiast

This generation has been losing out a lot on manual transmissions. Fewer and fewer cars come with them. Fewer and fewer drivers know how to use them. But there’s another joy that’s fading away: the satisfaction of seeing a car parked across the street, walking over, looking in the window and discovering that the car…

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Buying a Sport Package on Your Massive Luxury Barge Is Foolish and Bad

You don’t need the performance package on your 17-foot luxury barge. You just don’t. That’s the God’s honest truth that struck me after my time with the Lexus LS 500 F Sport.

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