Motor City Minute: Kate Middleton Edition

Kate Middleton & Prince William

By now the whole world has heard of Kate Middleton. The stunning young woman who is now engaged to Prince William and poised to one day be queen. You have seen footage of her in fashionable attire, the 20 ct. sapphire engagement ring, and heard comparisons to the former Princess Diana. But to be honest we don’t care about all the fluff. We just have one question: What does she drive? Continue reading

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Chop Shop High: High School Teacher Arrested and 1969 Camaro Seized in Sting

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Restoration

A great many young men (and women) learn the art of working on cars from their high school shop teacher.  Students at Cedartown High School, near Rome, Georgia got a lesson in grand theft auto when their shop teacher was arrested in a chop shop sting. Continue reading

Gymkhana-cation: Ken Block SEMA & Gymkhana 3

Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta

Gymkhana-cation: Ken Block offers a Gymkhana education to lucky tickets holders at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Gymkhana-cation and eduction in Gymkhana.

 

I’ll be honest; the fad know as drifting bores me. That is not to say that drifting is not an art form. I appreciate a good four wheel drift, but “Drifting” as it has come to be known, well, sucks. When first described Gymkhana (pronounced “jim-ˈkä-nə, -ˈka-“) he said it was judged and timed drifting event. The parallel I drew was that Gymkhana was the Special Olympics of Automotive Gymnastics for drifters who wanted to rally, but couldn’t. Continue reading

History Channel: Top Gear USA Trailer

Top Gear USA History Channel Cast

The BBC’s program, Top Gear is undoubtedly the best automotive on the tube TV, period. Nothing comes closes in terms of productions quality or content. BUT…we Americans have been clamoring for our own version. After five years of careful planning an aborted attempt by NBC we will have just that; a US version of Top Gear courtesy of the History Channel.  The question is, “Will it be any good?” -See the trailer after the break and decide for your self. Continue reading

Camaro Named ‘Hottest Car’ in Inaugural SEMA Award

SEMA Show Award

LAS VEGAS – The inaugural SEMA Award was presented to the Chevrolet Camaro for the Hottest Car, the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler for the Hottest 4×4-SUV, during the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Cops: Man Sold Mustang He Was Hired To Fix

1993 Mustang GT Hatchback

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Police arrested a 28-year-old man who was hired to fix a 1993 Ford Mustang, but instead sold it to an unsuspecting buyer, police said. Continue reading