Tony Borroz

Lotus Hires Murray (to advise)

Lotus Hires Murray (to advise)

Praise the lawd! Praise the lawd! Praise the lawd! Here comes Gordon Murray to the rescue! Hopefully … I was filled with terror and repugnance as much as every other gearhead out there when the current head guy of Lotus (the car company, not the race team(s)), Dany Bahar said (in effect), ‘Screw all this […]

Rear-Access Helmet Improves Safety

Rear-Access Helmet Improves Safety

I would bet that more than a few of our gearhead readers out there in Automoblog-land are track-tards. C’mon, you know who you are. You didn’t buy that M3 or that 300ZX Twin-Turbo as a commuter car. And is that a set of mounted slicks I see in the back of your garage there? And […]

Diesel And Biodiesel Land Speed Records Set Using A Ford F-250 Super Duty

Diesel And Biodiesel Land Speed Records Set Using A Ford F-250 Super Duty

If you think diesels are slow, try telling that to Brent Hajek. That’s because Brent just set some land speed records at The Bonneville Salt Flats in a diesel-powered car. Sorry, let me amend that: He just set some land speed records at The Bonneville Salt Flats in a diesel-powered TRUCK. Specifically, a Ford F-250 […]

Mazda RX-8

RX-8 Production Stopped

GAH! No! This can’t be happening! THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING!! But, it is, and, although it pains me deeply to say this, it isn’t all that surprising. No, I’m not about to go on a screed about the manifest stupidity of the American car buying public (I can let that topic slide for the moment), […]

Ferrari 250 GTOs Swarm Laguna Seca

Ferrari 250 GTOs Swarm Laguna Seca

It was years ago now, fifteen at least. I was at the racetrack in Kent Washington (it used to be called Kent International Raceways when I was a kid, then they called it Seattle International Raceways, or SIR for short, and now it’s called Pacific Raceways) for the annual vintage races. Tucked in among the […]

Rare Pre-War Mercedes At Auction

Rare Pre-War Mercedes At Auction

Ah, the Monterey Vintage Weekend is right around the corner, and that means a whole bunch of good things. There’s the races out at Laguna Seca, the Concours at Pebble Beach and the Concorso Italiano (is that still at The Quail?), and of course, auctions. And no, these aren’t you’re run of the mill Barrett/Jackson […]

Uh-Oh, Aptera Refunds All Deposits

Uh-Oh, Aptera Refunds All Deposits

Every new car company (and boy, there seems to be a lot of them these days) inevitably seems to hit some sort of Preston Tucker moment. No, I’m not saying a bunch of feds in the pockets of Detroit are about to come swooping down on the builders of the futuristic three wheelers in an […]

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder Crosses The Block

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder Crosses The Block

Dammit, dammit, dammit! Auction catalogues are evil, evil things. Or at least they are for me. Like that Merc I mentioned in another post, this 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder is a seriously great car in a bunch of different ways. For one thing, it’s a bit odd for a Ferrari, engine-wise that is. ‘Neath […]