Autos: Enthusiasts

Mechanic discovers live rabbit in bumper

Monday  20:41,   16 july 2018

There aren’t many things that could surprise a mechanic but a live rabbit stowed in a car’s bodywork is likely one of them.Well, we’re here to bring a somewhat fluffier and cuddlier spin on the traditional garage nightmare. That spin (or hop?) comes [...]

Market Watch: 1990-1996 Nissan 300ZX Z32

Monday  20:05,   16 july 2018

Snag a bargain 1990s Japanese sports car while you canWhen the all-new 300ZX launched in 1989 as a '90 model, an audible sigh of relief went out among the Z-car community. For more than a decade, enthusiasts watched helplessly as the once smart,[...]

New Nissan GT-R aims to be ‘fastest super sports car in the world’

Sunday  16:32,   15 july 2018

Next-gen Godzilla will be 'world's fastest brick.'How will the GT-R achieve that? The designer would only say the new coupe would "play the advanced technology game," adding, though, that said game didn't necessarily mean hybridization.[...]

Wait, what? A Tesla Model 3 time-attack car? Is that a thing?

Saturday  21:30,   14 july 2018

These bolt-on performance parts turn the Model 3 into a serious performance car.Well, if you've got a Model 3, you can call up Sasha at Mountain Pass Performance in[...]

Goodbye Tata Nano, The World's Cheapest Car, You Deserved Better Than This

Friday  21:00,   13 july 2018

On behalf of the human car-buying community, I’d like to formally apologize to the Tata Nano, and wish it a fond farewell. The Nano was introduced in 2008, with the admirable goal of making a car that was affordable to the lower economic[...]

House Speaker Paul Ryan: ‘My car was eaten by animals’

Friday  20:01,   13 july 2018

'My car was eaten by animals.'This week on the rodents-eating-car-innards beat, our furry friends have settled on a high-profile victim: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican of[...]

Mil-Spec Releases Renderings Of Its Newest Hummer H1 Revival

Friday  18:41,   13 july 2018

The Second Edition model gets the slant-back treatment. Mil-Spec Automotive loves the HumVee. To be more specific, the company loves the original H1 – the take-no-prisoners military all-terrain conqueror that was epic for getting soldiers through[...]

We Sample Three Generations of the Nissan Z

Friday  17:57,   13 july 2018

The 370Z goes on a journey to meet its motorsports pastQuietly, the Nissan 370Z turned 10 years old earlier this spring. No cake, no fanfare—just a reserved press release announcing the perennial sports car will soldier on through the 2019 model[...]

Aston Martin Just Took Its Ill-Fated Cygnet Microcar and Stuffed a V-8 in It

Thursday  23:50,   12 july 2018

The upgrade is the surprising answer to one customer’s surprising question.When new, the Aston Cygnet was generally regarded as an ugly duckling. Dating from the still recent period when Aston had more ambition than development budget, it was a[...]

Why Atlanta Should Be America's Next Major Auto Show

Thursday  22:10,   12 july 2018

Sorry Chicago, But The Wind's Blowing SouthwardHere in the United States, that comes down to just a handful: Detroit (the hub of our domestic automotive industry), Los Angeles (the epicenter of American car culture), and New York (America's[...]

Texas Geniuses Create Dorkiest Vehicle Ever By Turning Postal Jeep Into Star Wars 'Star Destroyer'

Thursday  20:10,   12 july 2018

A group in Texas converted a Jeep into a Star Destroyer, and built a fleet of other Star Wars-themed vehicles to drive along with it. Just. Wow. While browsing for old Jeeps on Craigslists across the country, I spotted a real gem: a 1984 DJ-5M for[...]

You Can Buy Eddie Munster’s Custom Schwinn Stingray and Drag-U-la Replica

Thursday  19:10,   12 july 2018

Kooky-Spooky: Opportunities to own Hollywood kitsch don’t come around often.While the midcentury Southern California car scene suffered no shortage of creatives, hucksters, and raconteurs, few managed to tap into the main artery of the Hollywood[...]

What Your Favorite Import Cars Will Cost After Trump's Tariffs Kick In

Thursday  18:07,   12 july 2018

Would you pay $7,000 more for a Honda Civic Type R? How about $15,000 more for an Audi A7? If your answer is "Hell, no," you're not alone.New cars are expensive, as any loan-seeking, numbers-crunching car shopper will tell you. Huge[...]

1967 Shelby GT350 uncovered

Thursday  03:10,   12 july 2018

Ten years passed before Shane Fowler got the chance to see this 1967 GT350, let alone make a purchase , but now that time had come. He had only heard of the car. Fowler, an endodontist, Mustang collector, and amateur restorer became well acquainted[...]

Why a 10-Speed Transmission Actually Makes Sense

Wednesday  20:56,   11 july 2018

Ten gears seem like too many, but there's logic behind a 10-speed transmission.To talk about 10-speed gearboxes, we must first talk about continuously variable transmissions, or CVTs, the car enthusiast's least favorite transmission. CVTs don't[...]