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This Slantnose 1969 Porsche Custom Is A God Arrow Of Righteous Speed This Slantnose 1969 Porsche Custom Is A God Arrow Of Righteous Speed

Oszkar Bacsi told me that every time he goes out in his heavily modified 1969 Porsche 912 Slantnose, he wonders if he’ll come back in one piece. Not exactly the most comforting thing to hear while riding shotgun up a worn out canyon road at dusk, but I understood why he said it.

The Subaru WRX STI Still Matters The Subaru WRX STI Still Matters

Maybe it’s because my parents brought me home from the hospital in an ’84 GL wagon (in a snowstorm, of course) or because my first car was the same kind of Legacy that Colin McRae used to destroy rally stages, but I’ve always maintained a fondness for Subarus. At the top of the mountain sits the Subaru WRX STI. But…

An E46 M3 Wagon Would Have Been The Best BMW An E46 M3 Wagon Would Have Been The Best BMW

The E46 BMW M3 came in with the new millennium and is already something of a contemporary classic. Perfectly shaped between round and square, joyous to drive before getting dangerous... these are just Damn Good Cars. BMW never sold a station wagon version, so somebody made their own. And it drives as well as it looks.

Why The Porsche 912 Has Its Own Cult Following Why The Porsche 912 Has Its Own Cult Following

Take the religious following of air-cooled Porsche 911s, then reduce that to the community of folks who are evangelists for the four-cylinder 912, and you’ve got a group of seriously passionate people. Like most passionate people that I’ve met, they want to bring you into the fold and show you why whatever it is they…

The 2017 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design Will Keep You Going The 2017 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design Will Keep You Going

Nowhere is the old saying “the hardest part of any journey is the first step” so applicable as Los Angeles. The whole of the U.S. lies east of the city limits and with it, endless opportunity for adventures large and small, but first you have to get out of the city. To do so efficiently, you must either leave before…

The Dodge Challenger Is One Of The Last Honest Cars The Dodge Challenger Is One Of The Last Honest Cars

Author’s Note: This piece was written prior to the reprehensible and cowardly terrorist attack that took place during the overall abhorrent events in Charlottesville, VA. It is not intended as commentary on that event, it was not inspired by that event, it just a piece about some cars I enjoyed driving. If its…

The V8 E30 That BMW Should Have Made Is Truly Wonderful The V8 E30 That BMW Should Have Made Is Truly Wonderful

In the three decades it’s existed, the E30 BMW 3-Series went from yuppie mascot to irrelevant old coupe to bargain fun car to cult classic to the celebrated standard of practical performance that it is today. We’ve seen plenty of custom E30 builds, but nobody’s created an E30 V8 that really felt like it could have…

A Ferrari 308 GTSi Is Terrible To Drive Today But That Doesn't Matter A Ferrari 308 GTSi Is Terrible To Drive Today But That Doesn't Matter

I climbed into the 1980 Ferrari 308’s tight-slipper cockpit with no expectations. Ferrari or not, this car came out at the end of the Malaise Era. Automakers were trying to leave the ’70s behind, but some results were half-baked at best. But nearly 40 years later, the 308 has managed to hang on to some magic, even if…

The Classic BMW You Probably Haven't Heard Of Is A Dream To Drive The Classic BMW You Probably Haven't Heard Of Is A Dream To Drive

“Rare” is thrown around quite carelessly in automotive culture. New cars made in small batches are rare by design. Authentically rare cars aren’t just around in limited quantities, they’re barely known. Obscure. This BMW 1600 GT is one such machine—far less famous than the 2002 or E30 M3, but amazing and significant…

This Is Why Everyone Wants An FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser This Is Why Everyone Wants An FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser

By so many standards, the FJ40 Land Cruiser is the definitive 20th century 4x4. With an international pedigree like a Land Rover, the rugged simplicity of a Jeep and swagger like an old Bronco, the FJ is a greatest hits album of classic trucks. Fun to look at, sure, but driving one will take your appreciation to a…

This Corvette-Powered 1976 Jaguar XJ Coupe Was Perfect This Corvette-Powered 1976 Jaguar XJ Coupe Was Perfect

Of all the modifications one can make to a vehicle, an engine swap is the most interesting because it is the most radically transformative. It’s akin to a heart transplant, except all too often the procedure is carried out by a mad scientist rather than by a skilled surgeon.

Staying Busy Doing Stuff & Things Staying Busy Doing Stuff & Things

“Yo dude, who have you been writing for lately? Haven’t seen you post anything?”

That's Totally The Widebody Hellcat In The Fate Of The Furious Trailer That's Totally The Widebody Hellcat In The Fate Of The Furious Trailer

You see that right there?! That’s the new Dodge Challenger Hellcat ADR. How do I know? Just trust me, I know.

Weekend Wallpaper: 2017 Nissan GT-R Weekend Wallpaper: 2017 Nissan GT-R

This past week was a doozie. After doing my civic duty on Tuesday morning, I headed “out of reception” for the rest of the day to enjoy driving and shooting the 2017 Nissan GT-R. It was the perfect way to spend what will go down as one of the most shit days in American history.

Watch Ben Collins Rip A Range Rover Sport Down A Mountain Watch Ben Collins Rip A Range Rover Sport Down A Mountain

Ben Collins (aka. The Stig) has pulled off some impressive feats of wheelmanship over the years, but when he says “that’s hardest thing I’ve ever done”, after reaching the bottom of the Inferno Murren, I believe him.

Wallpaper: Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTS Wallpaper: Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTS

This past week I spent some time with one of the few cars in recent history that is already a classic, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The design of the car has remained relatively unchanged since it debuted in 2005, while the drivetrain and interior have received minor but important updates.

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 First Drive Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 First Drive

A few weeks back I was among the first to drive the 2017 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400, which was exciting because just over a year ago I was among the first to lay eyes on the final concept at Infiniti’s design studio outside San Diego.

Viewfinder: Red Bull GRC Long Beach Viewfinder: Red Bull GRC Long Beach

This past Friday BF Goodrich invited me down to the Port of Los Angeles to check out the paddocks for the final Red Bull Global Rallycross race. The plan was to get the lay of the land on Friday, take advantage of a special opportunity, and then come back on Sunday to watch the battle for the championship.

Wallpaper: Jaguar F-Type SVR Wallpaper: Jaguar F-Type SVR

In the desert, no one can hear you scream.

Wallpaper: Renault & Range  Wallpaper: Renault & Range 

I’m going to start sharing four HQ photos every Saturday. Sometimes they’ll go together like these four, sometimes they’ll be unrelated. The idea is that each Saturday you’ll see these photos and be motivated to go take some photos of your own. Sounds fun right?

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