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Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster front fender

Quick Drive: Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

Let’s be honest, this is the main reason I took the journey from London to Surrey for this Mercedes Media event where I also drove the SL 63 AMG and rode the smart ebike. The Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster is one of those cars that us gearheads long to check off our “to drive” bucket […]

Track day

How to Buy and Prepare a Track Car for Under $1,500

How much cash do you need to splash to successfully tear up the racetrack? Lots of people will answer with the obvious: tons. From the car itself to the necessary gear to the insurance to the track babes, racing is a seriously expensive hobby, right? Wrong. In fact, with a little know how and petrol-headed […]

Quick Drive: Mercedes SL 63 AMG Roadster

Quick Drive: Mercedes SL 63 AMG Roadster

A few days ago, I jumped on a train in London to head down to Weybridge, Surrey to Mercedes Benz World about a half hour southeast of town. When I got there, I found a facility far bigger than I expected, along with a lineup of Mercedes-Benz vehicles lined up ranging from Smart’s electric cabrio […]

Six Tuners We Want Back

Six Tuners We Want Back

Gas prices are steadily going up, and the government is not only making stricter emission standards but also making the manufacturers meet tougher average mpg figures for their lineup of cars to meet. What does all this mean?  The hybrids are invading!  This decade is all about skinnier, less grippy, fuel saving tires, electric engines, […]

Postal Performance: USPS Releases Muscle Car Era Stamps

Postal Performance: USPS Releases Muscle Car Era Stamps

The race to the post office has become a different matter as of late. The elimination of Saturday mail delivery in the United States signifies a change in culture where messages, we were years ago content to arrive in several days, can be shared in minutes. Though some people will be their best not to […]

Nissan Nurturing NISMO into Full-Fledged Performance Brand

Nissan Nurturing NISMO into Full-Fledged Performance Brand

Against the grain of modern automotive promotion of safety and overall reducing carbon footprints, performance still reigns supreme. Learning many lessons in recent years, auto companies have become educated to the fact that they must infuse excitement into every vehicle they build. From the most economy-oriented subcompact to their flagship car, the desire for quality […]

Newly Styled Nismo 370Z - Still King of the Underground

Newly Styled Nismo 370Z – Still King of the Underground

Dark city streets reflecting the bright colors of traffic lights and glowing skyscrapers off of the blacktop, driving through downtown towards some of the urban back roads.  Under the overpasses onto the outskirts of the skyline.  When I think of the modern Nissan Z, this is its territory… a proper backdrop to scare off some midnight 4 […]

Fiat 500s

Three Flavors of Italian – The Three Sportiest Fiat 500s Driven

  Since its introduction 5 years ago, the Fiat 500 has surpassed one million vehicles sold worldwide.  It’s going into its second year in the US and sales here are just a fraction of that.  Fiat is hoping to change that by expanding our 500 line-up.  In 2012, they introduced the Abarth, which sold out […]