Road Test: 2013 Scion tC

Most of you don’t know this, but I had to say goodbye to my beloved 2003 Acura CL Type S in mid-October. It was a period of mixed feelings, parting with a dependable friend, but starting a new chapter in my life. To begin said chapter, I picked up a 2013 […]


Project Swedish Rocket Brings Me Back To Writing

As you may recall, in the last installment (the introduction to this car) I stated outright that I chose a 1997 Volvo 850 non-turbo sedan as my next daily driver because it has character. It has been quite a while since I wrote anything — on this site or otherwise […]


Car of the Week: 2002 Mini Cooper

When I think retro styling, the 2005 Ford Mustang immediately comes to mind. It kicked off a new generation of coupes and sedans from the Chevrolet Camaro to the Dodge Charger. But if we really look back at the retro movement, another auto maker is responsible for really getting it […]


Car of the Week: 1981 Porsche 928

It has been a while since I wrote a Car of the Week piece and I found myself missing it a little. Chuck has done a great job and his car choices have been excellent. I have to keep my finger in the proverbial pot, though, no? As is so […]


Broken Belt Tensioners & Oxidized Headlights: A Vehicular Love Story

Editor’s note: Not all car lovers are nuts-and-bolts people. Many don’t understand how most critical systems work. People for whom cars hold a sentimental or emotional value (“sentimentalists,” if you will), though, are an integral part of the automotive community. Far too many see the car as an expensive appliance […]

2006 Civic

Car of the Week: 2007 Lexus LS460

I always keep an eye on the full-size luxury car segment. You know, the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-series and so on. Why wouldn’t I? It provides me a glimpse of what’s to come in the (more affordable) lower model cars years down the road! From navigation systems […]


Car of the Week: 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe

Every so often a car comes around that totally changes the direction of the future landscape in car styling. We recently saw this with the introduction of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. It totally changed how we look at the $20k sedan and put the other car makers on alert that […]


Meet Project Swedish Rocket

If you were hoping my next project would be another autocross car, I am afraid you are about to be disappointed. Life, as it so often does, has taken me in a different direction. With the CRX gone, I decided to focus all of my motorsports efforts on my other, […]


Car of the Week: 2000 Honda S2000

Some cars are lauded for their ability to produce raw power, while others are lauded for exceptional fuel economy or styling. I am taking a slightly different approach for praising this week’s Car of the Week by taking a look at specific output, which is a calculation of an engine’s […]


Car of the Week: 1996 Audi A4

There are cars that are brought to market that eventually doom a brand. The Pontiac Aztek is an example of this unfortunate scenario (R.I.P. Pontiac.) On the flip side there are cars that revive a brand, perhaps so much so that they bring a brand back from near extinction. The 2002 […]