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
Reno is an odd city: “The Biggest Little City in the World” after all. I went to college there knowing two things: they had cheap, good school, and I had … Continue Reading History Hits: The First Speeding Ticket
Many people—myself included—have been guilty of claiming that we live in a “golden age the automotive industry”. The thing is, if you go back to the 90’s, the 60’s, or … Continue Reading History Hits: Modified Alfa Romeo GT/GTV’s
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
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!
Deciding how to begin modifying a car can be a daunting experience, especially if it is your first foray into modifying vehicles in general. Inevitably, potential-tuners will turn to internet … Continue Reading Review: Fiesta ST Accelerator Pedal Spacer by Active Shift Designs
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?
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
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
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