Lots of people like their cars, and assure themselves that their car will be a future classic, desirable and worthwhile. In reality, most cars are simply future used cars, depreciated … Continue Reading Opinion: What will the Fiesta ST Become (What Makes a Classic)?
Most of us dread the process of getting a rental car; having to wait at the desk, fill out all the paperwork, and undergo the barrage of ‘additions’ the agent … Continue Reading Exotic Car Rental: What to Expect
Over the past month, I have been going region-to-region, starting in the Japan and headed West, picking my dream ‘classic car’, with the term ‘classic’ encompassing anything 25 years or … Continue Reading History Hits Dream Car Edition: 1984 Tatra 613-2
If you have been interested in cars for even the slightest amount of time, chances are you have heard someone drawl out, “there is no replacement for displacement”. If you … Continue Reading Review: 2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI
The very first racing game I played that I really got into was—like so many of a certain age—Need for Speed: Underground. Now, while the cars may have vaguely reminded … Continue Reading How Going on Track in Real-Life Made me a Better Virtual Driver
Earlier in the week, I wrote about what to expect at your first track day experience, and some basic tips on how to conduct yourself. Let’s assume you’ve done it; … Continue Reading Second Track Day: Don’t Get Cocky, Kid
If the title of this article sounds patronizing, don’t worry, it isn’t. Rather, it is more autobiographical in nature. I recently took my car out to both its and mine … Continue Reading First Track Experience: Don’t be Scared, Bro
Just a quick little update regarding the state of myself and TheSpeedTrap.net, which are essentially one and the same. For the past two-ish weeks, I have been the sickest I … Continue Reading I’m Not Dead!
Doing factory updates, upgrades, and other general dealership work can become expensive very quickly. People suffer through the high costs and corporate-feel of dealerships for a few reasons. While some … Continue Reading Getting Apple CarPlay: Sync3 and Ford’s Hell
Money, food, fun. In America, we love all of that, just like the rest of the world. Perhaps a bit more than the rest of the world, however, we tend … Continue Reading History Hits: Twin Engine Heroes
If you have read any automotive publication in the past couple of years, including this one, then you have seen someone waxing lyrically about how good the Fiesta ST is. … Continue Reading Review: ISC Coilovers on a 2016 Fiesta ST, the On-Road Test
Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but with a move happening in real-life, things have been busy. Some improvements over the last video, but remember, it is always a … Continue Reading New YouTube Video!
Our lessons from pre-school have never seemed so pertinent in today’s ‘sharing’-based economy. We share our homes, our skills, and even our cars with complete strangers. Internet-based services like Airbnb … Continue Reading Review: Turo
Depending on where you live, the following opinion of mine will seem stupid, or painfully applicable. This opinion regards one of the most commonly done—often illegal—car modifications; heck, chances are … Continue Reading Opinion: Window Tinting–Worth it?
Buying a car can be scary. Heck; buying a car is scary. The experience only gets scarier when budgets—strict budgets—are imposed. If you are a car person, chances are you’ll … Continue Reading Five Tips for Buying a Car on a Budget