John Davis of Motorweek fame described the topic of this week’s History Hit—the Avanti—as a “rarefied exotic”. He continued to provide a qualification for what separates exotic cars from their … Continue Reading History Hits: Avanti Motor Corporation
Lately, I have been singing the praises for Ford, and my new 2016 Fiesta ST, and the reporting from the ‘honeymoon’ has been great. Well, the honeymoon phase has been … Continue Reading Fiesta ST: What I Don’t Like
Today, a huge importance has been put on things being ‘all natural’. This ranges from our food, clothes, soaps, and many things besides. Things that would seem immune from this … Continue Reading Quiet Riot: Enhanced Engine Sounds
It isn’t often that I see a relatively modern car that I don’t recognize. While saying I pride myself on my car recognition would be wrong—shame may be more appropriate—it … Continue Reading History Hits: 1987-1989 Dodge-Ram Raider
While most people baby their new car, protecting it from any and all damage, dirt, and any other imagined slights—at least for the first few months—I have taken a bit … Continue Reading Fiesta ST: Mountune Symposer Delete Install and Impressions
Coachbuilding: The Lost Art With the turning over of our calendars, a new year is upon us. With a new year, I find myself looking back at what I miss, … Continue Reading History Hits: Coach-Built Bodies and Why You Should Miss Them
Season greetings from myself here at The Speed Trap. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and scores some awesome car swag (Fiesta ST Pedal Spacer and Mountune Symposer Delete … Continue Reading Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! TST is taking a break…
Just tipping over 600 miles, and my planned modifications list for my new 2016 Fiesta ST is complete. Because it is a lease, I am keeping the modifications light and easy … Continue Reading Desktop Drives: Planned Mods to the Fiesta ST (Within Warranty)
For the previous five decades, while the automotive world has grown and evolved, wheel diameter sizes have stayed relatively the same. While early economy cars could be had with extraordinarily … Continue Reading Review: 17in Wheels and Tires—Odd Man Out
Well before the automobile was invented, humanity has pitched itself against one another in races of speed, distance, and time. Anytime humanity gained more mobility—be it with wheels, hooves, or … Continue Reading History Hits: Louie Mattar’s Fabulous Cadillac
That. That picture is all you need to know about my 2016 Fiesta ST and my impressions on it. Before the car even needed gas (reported 28.9 MPG anyone?), the … Continue Reading New Car Introduction: 2016 Fiesta ST!
In the generalized truck world of the Internet, there are few things as sacred as drinking beer, shooting guns, and country music. For 2015, Ford brought one of those activities—the … Continue Reading Review: 2015 Ford F-150 Sport 4×4
Over the decades, muscles cars, and what they stand for, have become perverted. No, not like that one uncle that no one talks about, who ended up on The Bad … Continue Reading Review: 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8
Anyone who watches Top Gear/The Grand Tour will know what the trio think of Americans. We are fat, stupid, and stubborn. It isn’t a good combination, and sadly this view … Continue Reading Desktop Drives: Audi S3 vs BMW M240xi
As I was trudging through my History degree, something became quickly apparent: people like big, great people to be able to focus on in history. In antiquity, there are the … Continue Reading History Hits: Lanchester Brothers and Their Motor Company—Lanchester Who?
For many of us, certain devices or inventions go together hand in hand. Shoes and laces, the TV and the remote control, and shampoo and conditioner, are all examples of … Continue Reading History Hits: Early History of the Steering Wheel