North Korea has been in the news a lot lately. Missiles, seemingly Hollywood-inspired car chases, and even puppies have all led to an interesting news cycle for the Hermit Kingdom, … Continue Reading Cars North Korea Should Never Have
Having been gone for a while, lots of things have changed, including my car. The Fiesta ST is gone, only for another Ford to take its place: a 2018 Mustang … Continue Reading 2018 Mustang EcoBoost Zero-Option Base Model: What Are the Plans?
Wow. If you didn’t know any better, this site would lead you to believe I had DIED or something. Well, worry-not, for thespeedtrap.net is back. With my return, the website … Continue Reading Where The Heck Have I Been? TheSpeedTrap Returns
Sunday, January 14th, 2018 the automotive world lost a legend, in the form of American racer Dan Gurney. Gurney was the first racer in the world to achieve wins in … Continue Reading History Hits: Remembering American Racing Legend Dan Gurney, 1931-2018
Ford Introduces New Mustang Bullitt to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Movie To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Steve McQueen movie Bullitt and it’s iconic San Francisco chase scene, Ford … Continue Reading Weekend Roundup: 1/12/18-1/14/18
I am always one to advocate going out and getting involved in your local car scene, and almost every weekend I can, that is exactly what I do. This last … Continue Reading Cars and Coffee Folsom: 1/6/18
As I write this, there is no denying that 2017 is well and truly behind us. While it has been an interesting year in the world of politics and intrigue, … Continue Reading 2017: A Year of Fiesta ST Modifications in Review
Kenichi Yamamoto, father of Mazda’s rotary and a one-time boss of the company, has passed away at the age of 95. While the rotary may not have been invented by … Continue Reading Daily News: Monday 1/1/2018
Subaru Announces Pricing on WRX STI Type RA and BRZ tS Subaru has announced pricing for their pair of special editions, the 2018 WRX STI Type RA and the 2018 … Continue Reading Daily News: Thursday 12/14/17
Reno; The Biggest Little City. For the longest time, despite it being less than three-hours away, my experience with Reno was limited to Reno 911! on Comedy Central. The show was … Continue Reading National Automobile Museum, Reno, NV
The McLaren Senna: Fully Revealed, Fully Insane McLaren has announced the next addition to their Ultimate Series line of cars in the form of the insane car you see above, … Continue Reading Weekend Roundup: 12/08/17-12/10/17
Besides SEMA, large automotive trade shows tend to be dominated by OEM products and announcements. While 2017’s Los Angeles International Auto Show was a big event for OEM’s, the car … Continue Reading Los Angeles International Auto Show: My Favorite Builds
Below are my favorites from the Los Angeles International Auto Show, in no particular order beyond the first, which is, well, my first pick. Individual OEM’s (original equipment manufacturer’s) who … Continue Reading Los Angeles International Auto Show: My Favorites
Hello! As I sit here editing my photos from todays press day at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, and writing the articles for the reveals, I realized it may … Continue Reading Los Angeles International Auto Show: All of the Photos
Today was the first day of the Los Angeles International Auto Show, and the focus was on the future of car technology. As such, only Hyundai had a press release, … Continue Reading Los Angeles International Auto Show 2017 Day 1
Today, I have decided to write an article to remind gearheads that they have a reason to rejoice, for luckily for us, some blessed car makers know that sometimes, you … Continue Reading What Crate Engines Can You Buy from the Manufacturer?