2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza
Jun06

2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza

2014 Gumball 3000: Miami 2 Ibiza Albums from the starting grid on Ocean Drive in South Beach, Miami. Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper; rappers Eve, Xzibit and Bun B; musician deadmau5; Mythbuster Tory Belleci; Welsh performer Matthew Pritchard and more line up their supercars (like Team Galag’s McLaren P1 and Shelby Cobra Daytona or MOMO’s Ferrari F40) on Ocean Drive in South Beach for the start of the 2014 Gumball 3000...

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Old Top Gear Looks at Porsche 968, Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi 3000GT and Jaguar XJS
May17

Old Top Gear Looks at Porsche 968, Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi 3000GT and Jaguar XJS

Nothing makes the the evolution of automotive performance more obvious than watching grainy, VHS episodes of the original, old Top Gear, like the ones below from 1992 and 1993.  Viewing an afro-coiffed Jeremy Clarkson wax poetically about the virtues of a car from the early 1990s is enough to make you run to your garage and hug your daily driver.   On old Top Gear, cars with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in the 5s (i.e. Mazda...

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Piston King Motor Oil by Mail
May01

Piston King Motor Oil by Mail

Does a hatred of running to your local auto parts store to pick up a case of 10W-30 keep you from from being a do-it-yourself-motor-oil-changer?  If so, that’s good.  Because, Piston King Motor Oil, is banking on it.   Piston King is a new brand of synthetic and conventional motor oils that sells exclusively through their online store at PistonKing.com.  But, is it actually easier or cheaper (or even equally as easy or...

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Cesium 133 by Bathys: First Real Atomic Watch (Video)
Apr29

Cesium 133 by Bathys: First Real Atomic Watch (Video)

Some watches are innovative due to their mechanical complexities.  Others to their unique and original designs.  But, the Bathys Hawaii Cesium 133 changes the way time is kept by bringing the accuracy of atomic clocks to your wrist.   Traditionally, “atomic watches” are basically quartz watches that set themselves based upon radio signals received from larger atomic clocks, like the ones at the National Institute of...

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Christophe Claret Margot: She Loves It? She Loves It Not?
Apr24

Christophe Claret Margot: She Loves It? She Loves It Not?

She loves it.  Yep.  She does, despite the even number of petals.  The Christophe Claret Margot is the first women’s watch from the incredibly innovative Christophe Claret.  Similar in layout to the TTV Watch of the Year award-winning Christophe Claret Poker, the Margot takes the old flower-torturing “He loves me, he loves me not” game to a new mechanical and horological level.   The Christophe Claret Margot...

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2015 Jeep Renegade: Here Comes the Baby Jeep
Apr17

2015 Jeep Renegade: Here Comes the Baby Jeep

People are calling the 2015 Jeep Renegade a baby SUV or a Cute Ute.  I myself just called it the Baby Jeep two seconds ago in this post’s headline.  But, truth be told, the 2015 Jeep Renegade is a (semi-) serious, off-road SUV that is fully worthy of carrying the Jeep badge atop those seven vertical grill slats.   The 2015 Jeep Renegade broke cover at the Geneva Motor Show last month, but it has since made its US debut at...

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Ferrari California T: A Turbo Droptop from Maranello (Video)
Mar05

Ferrari California T: A Turbo Droptop from Maranello (Video)

Maranello’s turbo-charged Ferrari California T may very well be the belle of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show ball.  Announced in February and just unveiled in Geneva, the Ferrari California T is one awesome droptop.   Ever since the Ferrari California first hit the streets in 2008, I’ve had the opinion that the 2+2 grand tourer is a bit half-assed.  The 3,600 pound, 454 horse California was fairly powerful and had decent...

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Corvette Museum Sinkhole Eats 8 Rare Corvettes (UPDATED)
Feb12

Corvette Museum Sinkhole Eats 8 Rare Corvettes (UPDATED)

Oh the calamity!  A 40-feet wide and 25- to 30-feet deep sink hole opened up this morning at 5:40 or so in the Skydome of The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Thankfully, no one was hurt since the sinkhole opened up like a gaping maw to hell at a ridiculously early hour of the morning.   However, the Corvette musuem sinkhole did eat 8 über rare Chevrolet Corvettes.  It’s hard not to look at the pictures...

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Christophe Claret Poker: Ante Up (Video, Price) [SIHH]
Jan21

Christophe Claret Poker: Ante Up (Video, Price) [SIHH]

I think Christophe Claret has a gambling problem.  The Swiss watchmaker seems to be obsessed with cards.  First there were the Baccara and 21 Blackjack watches, both awesome in their own right.  But, now… Now at the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, there is a new gaming automaton watch, the third (and probably final) installment.  It’s called the Christophe Claret Poker.  And, Christophe...

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A C-Class Worth Having [NAIAS, Video]
Jan15

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: A C-Class Worth Having [NAIAS, Video]

I’ve always hated the Mercedes-Benz C-Class… hated it.  I thought it was phoned-in, cheesy, underpowered, ugly and just complete rubbish.  I don’t think I was alone in thinking this.  As a matter of fact, I know I wasn’t alone in this opinion.  And, I think the powers that be at Mercedes-Benz finally understood the general ire people felt toward the C-Class while they were designing the new one, because it is...

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