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Note To Self

| October 28, 2009

Don’t buy a Mustang for any future wife. http://jalopnik.com/5390929/mustang-crash-gallery/ Do consider a Subie. http://www.drive.subaru.com/Sum06_WhatsInside.htm During an extrication seminar I was conducting, several members of an area fire department approached me with a question and a challenge. They had encountered a Subaru Forester involved in a crash and were unable to cut through the B-pillar with [...]

The Koreans Cometh

| October 4, 2009

Honda Chief: “Hyundai is awesome.” — Autoblog http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/04/honda-chief-hyundai-is-awesome/ Japan’s automakers know a threat when they see one, and based on their words, it sure isn’t in Michigan. Motown is fleeting image in the Japanese carmakers’ rearview mirrors, which they’re now nervously checking for a budding South Korean juggernaut. … At the moment, I feel like [...]

Burcu Cetinkaya

| September 8, 2009

Holy hot mangoes! There’s something very attractive about fast, confident, and capable female drivers (not crazy, Bolsa, we’re-gonna-die, fast). And she happens to be pretty damn hot. And she has a female co-driver. Damn. http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/08/video-another-reason-to-watch-rallying-burcu-cetinkaya/

Honda Performance Development

| July 30, 2009

Hmm, finally, factory race support from Honda for the common joe. Not quite as good as Mazda’s, but it’s a good start. http://racing.honda.com/hpd/

Performance Street Tire Shootout

| April 6, 2009

Just posted on Youtube (links below) is a tire shootout between: The new Bridgestone RE-11 ( successor to the RE-01R) The Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec (I’m running on them now and I am quite pleased with them) The Toyo Proxes R1R and the Yokohama Advan Neova AD07 The Z1 Star Specs are about a [...]

Good Idea, Bad Idea: Welded Differentials

| March 12, 2009

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=763645 [Update: Yeah, it's fake.] Wow. One can never be sure if people are being flat out retarded or if they are just trying to create a new internet meme.   This ranks alongside Direct Exhaust Injection (the guy thought if he routed his engine’s exhaust back into his intake, he would have unlimited, perpetual [...]

Audi Disses Lexus

| February 2, 2009

Ha, for some reason I didn’t notice when I saw the commercial during the Superbowl, but thanks to the internet, I was able to watch it again and see Audi clearly dissing Lexus more than the other lux brands. I was amused. http://superbowlads.fanhouse.com/quarter1/Audi-Transporter/2409683 Don’t get me wrong, Lexus is very nice in a coddling, pampering [...]

Here’s to You, S2000

| January 26, 2009

It’s official (supposedly). 2009 will be the last year of its 10 year run. I freakin’ love this car, but it’s time. For people that wanted to test their skills a little beyond mashing the gas like an on/off switch, the S was awesome. Here’s some choice parting quotes from people: The S2000 was my [...]

Wired Writes About the Insight

| January 14, 2009

Eco Assist uses a dashboard display and speedometer backlighting that effectively turn hypermiling — the fine art of maximizing fuel efficiency — into a videogame that coaches you on your driving style. There’s also an Econ Mode that decreases throttle sensitivity, reduces air-conditioning demand and pulls a few other under-hood tricks to maximize fuel efficiency. [...]

I Love My Car

| November 27, 2008

This is totally random. Maybe it’s the booze talking. I’m sleepy but I don’t want to sleep yet. So I’ll write. I love my car.  I’ve had it for over a year now, but I still have so much fun when I drive that thing. Someone once asked me if I could recommend a car, [...]