Author: Wooley

Response to Bob Lutz : On ‘Kiss The Good Times Goodbye’ Article

Link to Bob Lutz’s article, currently making waves in the automotive industry. Bob Lutz a wise & respected man, with a history of being right! And the automotive future he wrote about seems plausible. But it also seems like the articles & movie scripts from the 50’s, that predicted flying cars by the year 2000. Here’s a couple things Lutz didn’t bring up in his autonomous future: The hard-headed will of the people. I could imagine this happening in metropolis cities across the world. But Americans love to drive. And we love the freedom that it gives us. You...

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JCR Offroad : 2008 Jeep JK : Crusader

Text by Daryl Hutson   :   Photos by JcrOffroad   :   Issue 44 All drivers will require a mustache. That was always the plan at JcrOffroad when we set out to build our 2-door 2008 JK Rubicon, ProjectCrusader. That meant it had to be clean, capable, and just a little bit retro. Something Burt Reynolds would drive… in Moab.  With that in mind, we got to work. We’ve always loved how Jeeps with long wheelbases work on the trail, so the 1st step was installing a Jeep Works JK stretch kit. It adds 10″ between the doors...

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We Were the Fast Ones

Text by Wooley   :   Photos by Walker   :   Issue 44 They say once you learn how to ride a bike, you never forget. What they DON’T say, is that you’ll be able to pick up right where you left off.  Because that’s not how it works. A few years ago, Bryson Richards was competitive with this Civic. At the track, he was sharp, fast, and comfortably in control over the car. The car became rather significant & inspirational to the Honda community (outfitted in a Gulf/F1 paint scheme at the time). It was a splash...

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Ford F250 Platinum review

  Initial Impression I like… big… TRUCKS & I cannot lie. Everything about this Ford F250 Platinum seems exceptional. …Except making right-hand turns in tight parking lots lol. But seriously, Ford does trucks very well… and they overlook NOTHING in this premium 77k Ford F250 Platinum model. I know a lot of y’all say you’d rather “Push your Chevy than drive a Ford.” Well… as you wish. One Week Later  The new Ford F250 Platinum’s aluminum body allows Ford to save significant weight on the overall vehicle (300+lbs), WHILE simultaneously adding strength to parts that matter – like the...

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Tim Neely’s Lotus Esprit

Remember, the nearest exotics may be behind you. Text by Wooley   :   Photos by Nate Thomas & Andrew Sutter    :   Issue 44 Food for thought: You see some of these older exotic/collector-type cars, and you think, “Man I wonder if I’ll ever be able to afford one of those.” Meanwhile you’ve sunk 30k+ on a sport-compact over the last 5 years… and never even stepped back a minute to add it all up. I’m not saying that’s a ‘bad’ thing. But it is a thing we do, yeah? Truth is – some of these un-hyped exotics...

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