Category Archives: General

American road racers?

I was thinking about American brands that have participated in road racing – either by factory or private teams. While all American brands have participated in road racing in one form or another, there seems to be one brand that’s virtually a no show…

Battery tenders and maintainers

After a few weeks of little use, a friend of mine went out to start his car to find that it was dead. I recommended he get a battery maintainer that he can simply leave on his battery so that it will keep it at full charge. Many people know these as “Battery Tenders” which […]

The F1 Turbo Era

I found this great video on the development of a new F1 engine at the beginning of the turbo era. This video is quite long so I suggest you sit back and relax with an adult beverage of your choosing.

*Breaking News* – I’m now on Twitter

So I finally decided to get on Twitter so I can relay my automotive thoughts as soon as they come to me. I think this outlet will serve me well since I run into interesting automotive related things almost everyday – but are really not enough to write a full length posting about. Late in […]

Why alternative engine designs have never met much success

We have had piston and poppet valves longer than we have had the internal combustion engine. But over the years, there has some been some different ideas and engine designs that have tried to challenge the traditional piston engine… All have failed.

Shift 2 UNLEASHED review

I recently picked up  Shift 2 UNLEASHED off of steam for $15 during a sale. I have the previous title which I thought was a solid and fun racing game even though it had exaggerated physics. This new game improves on the old game quite a bit, but suffers its own problems. Even still, its […]

An unlimited spec series?

I recently learned about the new ALMS: Unlimited Racing Championship series coming in 2012. This series is supposed to be a throw back to Can-am and features big block powered cars with 60’s Can-Am styling, but with modern safety standards. But to me, this series seems disappointing before it has even begun.

Murcielago design flaw?

The Lamborghini Murcielago is an awesome car with an amazing v12 engine and equally impressive stats. The car is a major leap forward from anything that Lamborghini has made in the past; but the car does have its quirks.

Would you consider a kit car?

Lamborghini’s and Ferrari’s are great cars with unbelievable performance and are something that gear heads like us lust over. Unfortunately, with their astronomical prices and maintenance very few of us will ever be able to own one. But, if it’s the performance you’re after, alternatives exist that can produce Ferrari performance without the Ferrari price […]

Lamborghini Aventador photo’s released

They did a great job keeping the car under wraps. Even though we have been seeing video and spy pictures for some time now, a lot of the detail of the car was very well hidden. From what I could tell from the spy pictures, it looked to me that the side intakes were much […]