Recently, I turned 24, and the feeling of growing older as I am leaving my early 20’s and entering my mid-20’s was slammed home when I was ordering the replacement … Continue Reading History Hits: Forgotten Technology—Moto-Meter
Hello everybody, this is Stephen, operator of this website. While everything up to this point has been written by myself, this is the first submitted article. Written by Eric White … Continue Reading UK Pickups – Not for Pick-Up Artists
Last week, I shared some pictures from my regular Cars and Coffee event, and mentioned how grateful I am to live in such a car-rich area of the world. Mentioning … Continue Reading Dreams And Drivers: Granite Bay, CA 7/16/17
While I don’t make it as often as I would like, my town has a fantastic Cars and Coffee every Saturday morning. I am lucky enough to live near some … Continue Reading Folsom Cars and Coffee Highlights: May-June 2017
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
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?