Daily Archives: March 5, 2012


Three Underrated Enthusiast Cars of the ’90s 3

The ’90s were an interesting time for me as an automotive enthusiast. It was in 1996 that I first developed a more-than-passing interest in cars. It was in 1998 that I got my license, and it was in 1999 that I first drove a car that I could call mine. […]


The REAL Top Ten Bad Ass Car Movies Ever Made

In honor of the upcoming new season of Top Gear on BBC America, these people have done a top ten list of the “most bad ass car movies” ever made. The concept sounds cool and the link was posted by the Top Gear Twitter account, so I figured it must […]


Book Review: Harry Truman’s Excellent Adventure 1

If you are on this site, you have probably figured out that I have something of a fascination with cars. What probably doesn’t come through, though, is an interest in history that is more than passing. Indeed, my collection of nonfiction books dwarfs the two small shelves of novels at […]


Three ways to drive a car, not an appliance

Every year around this time we find out what the best selling cars of the past year were and every year, we see the same thing. Americans, it seems, love two kinds of cars: big honking pickup trucks and bland, reliable sedans. America’s strange obsession with the pickup is fodder […]


Five Hot Sedans for the Budget-minded

Fast sedans are a staple of American car culture. Indeed, there is an undeniable appeal in a car that is versatile, fast and stylish, all in the same package. Americans aren’t the only ones that think so, though. I read this short feature from the Top Gear people this morning […]


The top 5 inexpensive used cars for car enthusiasts 2

It’s a copycat world, I guess.  Every self-respecting car magazine, it seems, has to periodically do a top-whatever (-5, -10, -50, -100, etc.) list of the best cars in whatever arbitrary category they have decided on for that month’s issue. That being the case, my own humble publication is clearly […]


Inexpensive Auto-X gear for the novice or newbie

For some people, warm air reminds them that trips to the beach are just around the corner. For others, it signals the start of burly men swinging large wooden clubs and running around in the dirt. For me, it brings to mind growling exhaust notes, the smell of hot rubber, […]


Test Drive: 2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium

Note, the following review was originally written May 5, 2011. I didn’t actually set out to drive a Subaru today. No, I started out with the intention of driving the new Buick Regal Turbo with the 6-speed manual transmission. Since I am one who likes fast sedans, I wanted to […]