[This is without a doubt the best thing I have read all week, so I decided to re-share it here. Zach Bowman recounts in immersive and poetic detail how he and Alex Roy drove from Los Angeles to New York in a Morgan 3-Wheeler. In case you’re unfamiliar with the 3-Wheeler, it’s a 3-wheeled kit car with a wooden frame. A 3-wheeled kit car that’s as raw and fun as they come. This is equal parts hilarious, miserable, and awesome. Hat tip to Kamil Kaluski. Enjoy the read. – Bryce Womeldurf]
The shapes have arrived. Dark and ragged at the edges of my eyesight, they’re fast and vicious, wolves or horses or hawks or humans flicking at the headlights and rippling through the Oklahoma treetops. I knew they’d be here. Fatigue plays cruel with your eyes and mind; when one goes, the other follows, dragging reality down, too. I try not to react when the shadows splash across the road and vanish, but they kick my heart in. I can feel it hammering under the five layers of synthetics and cotton piled up against the cold and the rain and the forgotten hours of the dark morning. I tell myself they’re just hallucinations, as if going mad is less terrifying than what I see. I stand on the throttle and pray the fuel runs out before I do. (more…)
Re-shared from Car Text by James Taylor, photograph courtesy of Lamborghini
Regular Huracán not hairy-chested enough for you? Maybe this’ll do the trick: the new Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2. It’s lost a little weight (and a little power) but, crucially, it’s also lost a pair of driven wheels – this is the hotly anticipated rear-wheel-drive Huracan.
Think of it as a successor to the fabled, if flawed, Gallardo Balboni special edition of 2009. (more…)
Many of you can probably remember when Volkswagen was known more for making small, cheap, ubiquitous cars with character, known as the Beetle, than they were for a diesel emissions controversy. Last Saturday, I was able to travel back to those good old days at the Florida Bug Jam, a family-friendly judged classic Volkswagen car show with a poker run and some dirt track hooning. I don’t think I spotted a single water-cooled VW while I was there, besides the one that I arrived in. (more…)
Rusty Slammington – Today at SEMA, one day before the show begins, Mike Burroughs revealed his famed creation. After four years behind closed doors and two years under the knife, we’ve pulled the cover back on Rusty Slammington. From the tube chassis and the and custom H&R suspension, to the race-prepped S38 and the center-lock BBS E52s, little remains from the E28’s past iteration; however, Rusty’s heart and soul remains. Today, a legend has returned. (more…)
For the past few years, it’s seemed that we’d never again see a rotary-powered sports car, not from Mazda, not from anyone. I hadn’t even seen one in Pirelli World Challenge at the local St Petersburg city course since the 2012 Honda Grand Prix. The days of that wonderful banshee wail and accompanying stinky yet aromatic exhaust, it seemed, were over. But then, at the Tokyo Motor Show on Tuesday, Mazda unveiled this, the RX-VISION Rotary concept. (more…)
Today, October 21, 2015, also known as Back to the Future Day, is of course the day that Marty, of the Back to the Future movies, arrived in the year 2015 in Back to the Future II. This has led to some hilarious content onsocialmedia and the web. But this spoof by Cyber Marian featuring an FSO Polonez might just have won the day.
“It’s such a tragedy when someone owns such a car and it never leaves the garage. It’s like never making love to your wife.”
[Alex Roy, of Road & Track, interviews Valentino Balboni, who was the main test driver for Lamborghini from very early in the company’s history until 2008. It’s a glimpse back at the history of Lamborghini, and of their early operations, that will make every Lambo lover smile. From one fan to another, this is one that you won’t want to miss. – Bryce Womeldurf]
As a child, I cared nothing for cars designed before I was born. Now I dream of nothing else. And of all such cars, there is one that grips me like no other.
It is the Lamborghini Miura, and the one parked before me is a perfect example. I’m familiar with its specifications, and yet they are irrelevant. It is red, as it should be, like many Italian sports cars of the era. Its interior isn’t merely tan, but the extraordinarily rare, one of only three (or five, depending whom one asks) with pelle cinghiale, or wild boar hide. As it should be. (more…)