America’s favorite motoring child, the Jeep, is widely recognizable, having been in production in one form or the other for over 70 years. First for military use, then transitioning to … Continue Reading History Hits: What’s a Jeep?
Title says it all. Videos may or may not be a regular occurrence now (Check out the YouTube channel!) but either way there is at least one up! Like and … Continue Reading First SpeedTrap Video!
There are some things in the car world—as everywhere—that are mocked so often as to be cliché to poke fun at. These include making fun of the Prius model line, … Continue Reading History Hits: Renault/AMC LeCar
In my last article, I mentioned the multitude of differing opinions available on the Internet regarding the direction drivers new to tuning and modifying cars should focus their initial attention. … Continue Reading Opinion: First Five Modifications for the New Tuner
The Internet. That great dumpster of Society’s mass of data, where beating the proverbial dead horse is a favorite pass-time. No matter the entirety of a consensus, there will always … Continue Reading Strut Tower Bracing: Armrests or Results?
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
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
While today is a Friday, and Desktop Drives should be going up, to much food makes writers sleepy types. While thoughts of cars are few and fleeting, I could probably do … Continue Reading Happy Thanksgiving + No Desktop Drives
With The Grand Tour underway, the old Top Gear boys are also busy launching their own Social Network. Based on ‘Tribes’ the site, DriveTribe, looks like a real chance at … Continue Reading Join the Tribe at DriveTribe!
While one day I would love to go to SEMA, for now I am stuck along with most everybody, and must follow the online coverage from various media outlets. While … Continue Reading 3 Favorite Manufactures from SEMA 2016
If you like to read about cars on the Internet, then you have come across a slideshow or a video featuring a list of trivia. Top 10 strange production engines, … Continue Reading 7 Worst and Strange Cup Holders
Below are some photos from the 2016 Sacramento International Auto Show. Nothing big happened (surprise), but it was a lot of fun. There are so many more pictures that I … Continue Reading 2016 Sacramento International Auto Show Photos