What a nice story. I think we all have cars that burn into our brains in that way when we're young. For me, it was a 1969 Corvette. There was one that I'd see every day, from the bus on the way to school. White with side pipes. Congratulations on both the baby and the Z06! » 12/19/14 10:03am Friday 10:03am

For me, it's basically that I've always had to have a cheap, reliable, boring car to commute in. My wife and I commute in her car now, so immediate reliability is less of a concern. I also just missed having my own car, and the rear wheel drive Japanese cars that I grew up wanting are now more affordable than ever.… » 12/18/14 12:13pm Thursday 12:13pm

Maybe cheapest initially, but these cars are so stout, there could be leaks galore in there and it could still run well. They should show inside the front fenders and under the radiator cap to see if it's really that much of a diamond in the rough. That said, if you can turn a wrench, it's not your only vehicle, and… » 12/11/14 3:10pm 12/11/14 3:10pm

This is pretty mild, but I've only been on one press drive trip so far. I consistently got car sick every single day that I was driving in California and despite that I still loved it. My Florida flat land body wasn't used to all of the altitude changes and every day my co-driver and I had to pull over so that I could… » 12/04/14 2:54pm 12/04/14 2:54pm

*Womeldurf - I get a lot of misspellings. Glad you liked the pic though. That car is insane to keep under control. One of the few that I will turn on traction and stability control to drive. It's a barrel of laughs though. » 12/02/14 3:23pm 12/02/14 3:23pm

Wow, it's been a long time since I shot this. I completely didn't recognize this as my own photo at first. I think a fart can looks okay IF (big if) it's an actual designed system with real R&D from a respected company like HKS, GReddy, etc (not ebay). And 2, it's period-correct for the car, meaning something from the… » 12/02/14 11:26am 12/02/14 11:26am

1980 Checker Marathon. I'd normally not call something my own age "classic" but as far as anyone looking at it can tell, it could be from 1960, since the bodystyle never changed: $4,995.00 current bid, not meeting reserve, but no way will this go for $50k. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Make... » 11/15/14 11:05pm 11/15/14 11:05pm

I like the looks but I'm not sure yet what to think of the twin turbo V6 replacing the V8. With the rotaries now gone from World Challenge, the V8 is pretty much the best sounding engine out there. It would be sad to see that reduced. I guess there's still the Corvette and Camaro. For some reason, in person, the… » 11/14/14 12:38pm 11/14/14 12:38pm

I was kind of shocked to read of CEO Winkelmann not wanting to produce it. Lamborghini has been one of my favorite brands since I was a kid, and I've worried recently about how they'd meet a future with higher efficiency standards. The Asterion brought a great sigh of relief, but if the CEO won't play ball, I sadly… » 11/13/14 12:21pm 11/13/14 12:21pm

The part in The Gumball Rally where they're leaving New York in the morning and flying through the streets in the Daytona and the Cobra (starts around 1:43) is probably my personal favorite. Sounds amazing going through a stereo. » 11/04/14 12:11pm 11/04/14 12:11pm