Jaguar Paint Correction: Polishing a Turd

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

I bought a 40 year old Jaguar and drove it to Oklahoma

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

Why you should never-ever manual swap a Mustang (and why you should)

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

Car Review: 2002 Mazda Miata Special Edition

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

The Crapcan Miata Part 2 — I Prefer Duck Sauce

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