Automotive

Automotive Rivalries That Shaped History

Automotive Rivalries
UNITED STATES—Thanks to “Trust Buster” Teddy Roosevelt, competition has become the engine of industry. In fact, competition not only drives industry, it makes it far more intriguing as well. Without competition, we wouldn’t have age-old rivalries pitting generations against each other for reasons often ambiguous to those most passionate. Does anyone really know why Giants and Dodgers fans don’t...

Auto Show: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Duesenberg
UNITED STATES—Rather than battle bargain hunters on Black Friday, this season, I decided to check out the auto show. If you’ve never been to an auto show, well, it can be summed up like this: If you just want to see a lot of new cars (and a few that aren’t so new) without being hassled by salesmen, an auto...

Thanksgiving Bondathon

007's Thanksgiving
UNITED STATES—Many Americans consider Planes, Trains, and Automobiles to be the best Thanksgiving movie of all time. They’re probably right, but I, personally, would rather vegetate through the annual Thanksgiving Bondathon (i.e. James Bond marathon) after a well-deserved feast of tryptophan and stuffing. I guess everyone’s got their thing. This year, however, there’s even more reason to bone up on...

Cartoon Cars

Family Guy Samurai
UNITED STATES—Millennials might be shocked to know that loads of of today’s violence-filled blockbuster action films were inspired by children’s cartoons. Films like Transformers: Age of Extinction staring street-hustler-turned-actor, Mark Walberg would not have been conceived if the idea hadn’t first been dreamt up to entertain elementary aged children after a tough day of ABCs. Yes, those were the days...

Iconic French Cars

French car emblems
UNITED STATES—In light of the unspeakable terrorist attacks in Paris, it is important for Americans to recognize that these senseless acts of violence were perpetrated on a country that fought shoulder to shoulder with our founding fathers to ensure the ideals we live by today were upheld. Whether you learned the slogan, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”,...

Analyze This: Dreams Of A Gearhead

"Brain Engine"
UNITED STATES—The other day a friend commented to me that he never remembers his dreams anymore. I thought about that and realized I haven’t had a memorable dream lately either. That changed this morning when I awoke from a real Duesy of a dream. This is how I remember it: I find myself overlooking a large modern-style mostly glass mansion...

Haunted Cars

phantom car
UNITED STATES—Is it mere coincidence the seasons of giving and saying thanks come on the heels of a holiday known for its ominous ultimatum, “Trick or Treat?” Not likely. Indeed, most of us have a lot to atone for by the time December rolls around. If we haven’t overindulged in Halloween candy, we’ve surely played some frightening prank that...

This Stunt Could Have Saved Top Gear

ex Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson
UNITED STATES—Next summer automotive enthusiasts around the world will finally know whether their long deprived automobile addictions are going to be satiated or not when Amazon Prime releases its greatly anticipated car show, which began production last week. Fanatics have been suffering from withdrawals ever since the popular, long-running car show Top Gear went on indefinite hiatus last March...

Lexus RC-F: Three Laps At Willow Springs

RC-F
UNITED STATES—It was just past noon at Willow Springs International Raceway. The event, Motor Press Guild’s Track Days, was beginning to wind down. The sweltering heat was now chasing even the most fanatical automotive journalists into the refreshment hanger. I knew it was now or never. I knew this was my chance to find out just how much I...

Cross Country Race

Cannonball race
UNITED STATES—It’s not often that one finds inspiration in a movie that most would consider a flop. Last week, The Cannonball Run made our short list of movies for car lovers. This week, the generally substance-less flick serves as impetus for our topic of discussion. Said topic can be summed up with the following question: If you were going...
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