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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Salt Fever

Quintessential American motorsport.
Don’t think, just say the first thing that comes to mind!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Car Porn

Here's a selection of car pictures to get you over that Wednesday hump.  They were taken by Keqing Song, a good friend of mine from school.  For more info, check out his website at here.

Obligatory Chevy Bel Air

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Porsche. It’s not a sellout.

You prefer feeling secure? Go buy a wittle puppy. Porsche understands this.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sporty Buick... wait wha?

Merriam-Webster defines an oxymoron as "something that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements."  Applying this term to the automotive world, we could make a whole list that would consist of things like fun Camry, practical supercar, Nascar roadcourse, and sporty Buick.  Yet, GM would like us to believe that a car with "European driving characteristics" makes a performance car regardless of its badge or specs.  So, the General bequeathed its German Opel Insignia to their most lackluster American brand as the 2011 Buick Regal.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Rants and Raves

Japanese Inventor Masuyuki Naruse has been building and selling his patented Naruse pedal with the hope of reducing or eliminating events of "unintended acceleration."  He believes that humans automatically stomp when faced with a panic situation while driving.  By eliminating an accelerator "pedal" with a clockwise-rotating arm, there is no possibility of flooring the gas accidentally.