Trajectory of car culture

The automotive industry has seen massive disruptions in a short time. And it’s changed the fabric of car culture right before our eyes. This is by no means an all-encompassing article, but here are some things to think about: The manual transmission is on life...

Toyota releases new 2025 6th-gen 4Runner!

The new 6th generation 2025 Toyota 4Runner is here! Here are the details. There are 2 engine options. 1) The i-FORCE engine is the standard turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. It makes 278 horsepower & 317 torque. 2) i-FORCE MAX is the hybrid powertrain. It also...

Lexus GX 550 Review – best GX yet??

Toyota & Lexus are on fire. They have serious momentum, not only in their new lineups, but also in their leadership. And it shows. Toyota & Lexus have a clear sense of identity in an automotive age where most competitors have lost theirs… along with their...

LS-swapped widebody Porsche 911 Cabriolet

We’re trained to measure the value of things with dollars... but don’t do that. Train yourself to break free from that thought-process a little bit… ESPECIALLY when it comes to passion-driven objects like this widebody Porsche 911 Cabriolet. Instead of measuring a...

Automotive Journalism is Dead – MotorTrend helped Kill it

This article from MotorTrend exemplifies why mainstream automotive journalism is dead. The article is supposed to cover a flagship C8 Corvette Z06… but it barely even touches on that topic. Instead, MotorTrend lectures us on climate change. Claims are vague &...

What happened to Junkyards?

There was a time when snagging used parts from the junkyard was a good & viable solution. When a little legwork yielded substantial savings over new parts prices. But now it seems like the sun is setting on that option. And it's not just with my aging BMW either...

Audi R8 – with an R8ed message

David Chicarelli is a hotshot lawyer with an obnoxious Audi R8. He carries the energy of Suits, but with a heavy R rating. High voltage, confident… and unapologetic. And I tell you that to tell you this: The following are his words, not mine. But they might surprise...

Honda & Nissan partner on EVs

Honda & Nissan are partnering to play catch-up on EVs. This is after Honda was recently partnered with GM... and look at how well that went. The Chevy Blazer EV was essentially the worst-reviewed car to launch this century. And - it was put on a nearly immediate...

80 series Land Cruiser – extreme durability

This goes out to the survivalists & doomsday preppers: 1) It doesn't seem so far-fetched now eh? And 2) When it all actually goes down… godspeed to the EVs & stancy-boy bubble-tea cars covered in I’m a virgin anime stickers. Shooo - I guess I woke up spicy...

BridgeMoto Café – Wolf Pen Gap

Once upon a time at a car show... Alan Newsome (of BridgeMoto) and I got into a philosophical conversation about how the modern car scene has lost tangibility. Admittedly, 'tangibility' is an odd word to use, but we were trying to define an overall observation that...
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Here’s the thing. If you’re reading this late at night when no one’s looking. And you’re peaking around online because you need a new car. And you have a growing family that you love. And you’re just a little minivan-curious… but you don’t wanna be a sellout because...

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This is Kevin Boehm’s 2017 Honda Civic Si… with a Type R CTR swap. Yes I know what you’re thinking. Why in the HELL would you buy a new Civic and immediately swap it with a different engine out of the same chassis? Why not just buy the Type R from the beginning? I had...

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Porsche Intelligent Performance is an engineering code that defines Porsche’s commitment to the sports car, innovation, the environment and, as always, the driver. It’s based on the philosophy that a sports car should be: Powerful AND efficient. Agile AND safe....

The Best First Mods for BRZ / FRS / 86

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Ian Barton wanted to preserve the essence of the 86 as he built & drove it. So in that spirit, he wanted to reach the car’s limits BEFORE he added power. Meaning… he did not want to build the car BACKWARDS… as so many people rush out & do.  5 years ago, the...

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Whether you go with the Fiat 124, or the Mazda MX-5… you’re getting the real-thing. And you’re part of the resistance, who’s NOT succumbing to asphyxiation by crossover & fake SUV. Throwing the top back at 25mph on a whim is a therapy that other cars, even other...

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