Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering 9/11: The Angry American

13 years ago today, the United States suffered a catastrophic loss. We all know what happened, who did it, and why. All we can do is react in a way that respects the fallen, remembers the lost, and help build a better future for our children. That being said, enjoy this song by he who is most American among us, Toby Keith. Damn near brings a tear to my eye thinkin about it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Death of a Young Enthusiast Brings People Together.

The automotive industry is filled with incredible and wonderful people. Most of us love cars. It doesn't matter what kind, it just matters that they're cars, and that we're talking about them. One of the many wonderful parts of being in the community of cars is the camaraderie. When someone needs a tow, a part, some helpful insight, or even a few extra dollars, most guys would be willing to give you the shirts off their backs.

This is a story of a Miata-loving crew, along with the rest of the internet, coming together for the family of someone they lost due to terrible illness. This is about Thomas Johst.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Abort Operation Evo?

There are some times in a persons life where they had (or have) big plans to do one thing or another, and then life throws them a curve-ball. That's precisely what happened to me when I saw this 1990 Eagle Talon Tsi AWD floating around the internet for sale at a price I could finally afford. The whole point of this operation was to work my way up from a $1,200 investment, to a $15,000 daily driver that dominates essentially anything on the road. This is exactly that. (Keep in mind I use the term "anything" very loosely here.)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Russian Trapeze Artist/Motorcyclist Hitches Ride on Car

It isn't often you catch someone in the act of doing something incredible, but thanks to the interwebs, we get to see ridiculous crap like this far more regularly than any generation before us. In Russia, dash cams are far more prevalent than here in the states, mainly due to insurance fraud running rampant. However, as we all know, the craziest ish seems to go down in the land of Mother Russia, and this clip is no different. Take a look and prepare to be blown away.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Operation Evo: A Quest for Greatness Pt. 2

Here is the most recent sale going towards my quest for greatness! A 1979 Chevrolet Beauville Camper Special with 118k miles! As you can clearly see, it is a specialty market vehicle that has absolutely nothing to do with my final goal; a Lan-Evo. I purchased it in late March with the intent of using it for a few weeks on a camping trip with my significant other and my newly created spawn, and then turning it around for a quick profit. Unfortunately, as this was a "dual purpose" purchase, my room for profit was slightly less than the equation I had in mind when I started the story. So, lets see how I did!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Review: 1.4 Liters of Turbo Powered Fun!

The Chevy Sonic LTZ is Chevrolets latest attempt at taming the largely European-dominated B segment; the Supermini. This car has the good looks, the technology, and the spunky turbo engine to do the job! The tiny 1.4 liter engine is helped along by the aforementioned turbo, giving it enough sportiness to make it incredibly entertaining to drive. The LTZ trim includes all the bells and whistles, with an Iphone 5 port built in directly to the dash for your phone, music, and navigation needs. The 7" touch-screen display is clear even in direct sunlight, and it incorporates air conditioning, XM radio, sound settings and more, right at your fingertips.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

W&D First Ever Ford Focus ST! Woo-Hoo!

Here it is! The first-ever Focus ST to hit our lot! In stock form, it's already one of the hottest hatches on the market, with 247 horsepower, and 250 ft lbs of torque on demand. Many people may not realize how much power that actually is, but anything with over 200 horses in a small FWD hatchback should not only be incredibly fun to drive, but also jaw droppingly good to look at. This particular example has been played with a little, as the owner chose to install an excellent alternative to the stock exhaust with a full cat-back system; a part of the Ford Racing Power Upgrade Package that massages a few more ponies from under the hood. The package includes Ford upgraded spark plugs, K&N/Ford racing air filter, and the Focus ST calibration tool.