It’s easing on toward Miller Time (now known as Club-Soda-with-Lime Time, because we have to fit into a bathing suit sometime), and so, we’ve begun thinking about weekend pursuits. Here are a few of the items suitable for public conversation:
1. If you’re a bona fide car nut, you really ought to follow Glen H on Flickr. Based in Australia, the guy has a monumental knowledge of cars, and he posts fantastic shots of vintage production models and concepts (e.g. the 1956 Buick Centurion image above). Viewing his photostream is kind of like flipping through old issues of Physique Pictorial, but you could probably get away with it in the dentist’s office.
NOT SO FAST CAMARO: THERE’S A NEW PONY IN TOWN By Joe Tralongo There are two kinds of driver in this world and Ford builds a Mustang to suit them both. On the one hand there are people like my friend and fellow automotive journalist Wes Siler, one of the … Continue reading
HYUNDAI GENESIS – KOREAN EXOTIC By Casey Williams Exotic cars have a special combination of exciting style, exhilarating performance, and gorgeous flowing bodies that make people flip their heads to ogle the goods. Most of those cars – especially the ones with prancing horses, raging bulls, and three-pointed stars – … Continue reading
Muscle Car Makeover by Joe LaMuraglia I have to be honest; when I was scheduled to drive a 2010 Ford Mustang GT for five days my expectations were not very high. Sure, the Mustang got a new look with all-new sheet metal and a tightened and toned styling but having … Continue reading
by Colin Mathews Every parade needs a leader, every movement a hero. Especially when public opinion has turned sour, it takes an exemplary, energetic, and confident leader to turn the tide back to the positive. Harvey Milk was that person for the gay rights movement in the 1970s, pushing through … Continue reading
Last Tuesday night, we gaped at the ripped-up, muscular silhouette of hot guy in New York’s West Village. Even from outside the windows, it was clear he’d moved beyond the Chelsea muscle boy phase, looking svelte and serious among the sophisticated milieu at Cooper Classics gallery. The view was so great from outside that we couldn’t resist ducking in for a closer inspection…
New York, New York – I spend Thursday of last week driving the 2009 Dodge Challenger in and around New Jersey and New York. While we can’t post our driving impressions of the Challenger, we can show you photos and give you a quick update.
The Challenger launched in 2008 and was available only in the SRT8 trim level. The 2009 model year brings a broader spectrum of choices to the Challenger nameplate starting with a entry-level 250 HP 6-cylinder SE, a R/T with a 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine that pumps out 376 horsepower and the aforementioned SRT8 with 425 horsepower 6.1 liter HEMI ®. Also new is the available 6-speed manual in the R/T and the SRT8.
Monday, July 21, 2008 – Detroit, MI – I am in Detroit today as a guest of GM to attend the official unveiling of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro at 4 PM EST. Many of you may be asking “Why should I care about the Camaro? I don’t have a mullet and my last name doesn’t end in a vowel”. According to Travis Parman, GM’s LGBT media relations manager, “the Camaro – like its expected buyer – has evolved and become more sophisticated over the years”. While it sounds like Travis might be drinking the PR Kool-Aid, our initial viewings of the concept cars support his comments. The 2010 Camaro will certainly appeal to a wider audience than the last iterations of the nameplate.