My 1977 Jaguar was certainly a looker, with its long hood and low proportions, tires filling up the wheel wells and the unique flying buttress design in the rear. But for this it did have one glaring flaw: the paint was utter garbage. Oxidized to within an inch of its life and cracking all over
What do you do when you move in two weeks, you already dropped off your wife’s car at your new location (10 hours away) and your car dies suddenly? Oh, and you have a budget of $1000, and your wife still needs to get to work for the next week? Oh, and you live in
There are two generally agreed-upon rules when it comes to buying a used car on Craigslist: don’t buy someone else’s project, and don’t buy an old Jag. In typical fashion, I have just bought an old Jag that was somebody else’s project and then road-tripped it to Oklahoma to visit my grandmother. Clearly there was
It is written in the Book of Car Guys right alongside “LS swap it” that a manual transmission is just somehow better than an automatic. The snickt-snickt of the gears, flawlessly executing a heel-toe downshift as you throw the car into the next turn of the Wendy’s drive-through, watching the revs rise in sync with
Few cars stand unopposed in their market segment. For those looking for an inexpensive, reliable, purpose-built sports car with the engine in the front, drive wheels in back, truly spectacular handling, and can only have one car the Internet Meme Machine is quick to point out, the answer is always Miata. In 1990 the small Roadster
I always had a bit of a weird bucket list, and one item on it was to do a road trip in a garbage car I bought cheap. Soon a likely candidate emerged in the form of a 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R. I grabbed some friends and began the first half of the trip in
Jay, Jake, and Jacob drive and give a completely unbiased comparison between the classic Ford Mustang SVO and the brand-new Ecoboost Mustang in this episode of Drive Fast Not Loud.
The term “rice” is an interesting phenomenon. Originating as the phrase “rice burner” it referred to, with hardly-subtle racial undertones, Japanese motorcycles that were modified garishly in an attempt to convey the idea of higher performance than the cycle was actually capable of. Eventually it changed to refer to Japanese cars as well, and then
For many car enthusiasts overcoming adversary is a skill employed nearly every time they open the tool box. Overcoming tragedy is a skill that some will require, and the way they approach it differs from person to person. This is the build thread/story of how I have been making the best of a bad situation
Breaking down is a merit badge all car guys obtain at one point or another, because it’s simply not possible to experience the highs of enthusiast car ownership without also taking in the lows. One can never truly enjoy a sunny day without experiencing a couple rainy ones as well. Breaking down is one thing.