How Much Car Can I Afford? How much do you need to make to RESPONSIBLY put that dream car in your driveway?
Jul11

How Much Car Can I Afford? How much do you need to make to RESPONSIBLY put that dream car in your driveway?

How much do you need to make to RESPONSIBLY put that dream car in your driveway? We all want a nice car. I mean, who doesn’t want a Rolls Royce or a BMW or a McLaren in their driveway? Hell, at about $35,000 a MINI Cooper John Cooper Works and Subaru WRX STI are lofty goals in their own rights. But, that begs the question, just how much car can you afford? Or, put another way, how much money do you need to make to buy that new BMW M4?...

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Ferrari 488 GTB, a New Turbocharged V8 Ferrari Ferrari 488 GTB: 2 Turbos, 3.9 Liters, 8 Cylinders, 560 Pound-Feet of Torque & 661 Horsepower, All on One Mid-Engined Prancing Horse
Feb07

Ferrari 488 GTB, a New Turbocharged V8 Ferrari Ferrari 488 GTB: 2 Turbos, 3.9 Liters, 8 Cylinders, 560 Pound-Feet of Torque & 661 Horsepower, All on One Mid-Engined Prancing Horse

Ferrari 488 GTB: 2 Turbos, 3.9 Liters, 8 Cylinders, 560 Pound-Feet of Torque & 661 Horsepower, All on One Mid-Engined Prancing Horse… Ferrari 488 GTB… Anyone who’s a fan of the Prancing Horse knows the letters GTB are special… Not quite as special as GTO, but special nonetheless. Standing for Gran Turismo Berlinetta, Maranello, Ferrari originally introduced the GTB badge on the 308 GTB in 1975, which...

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How Much Is My Car Worth after a Car Accident? What's My Car Worth?
Oct08

How Much Is My Car Worth after a Car Accident? What's My Car Worth?

  What’s my car worth after a car accident? This isn’t the sort of thing I normally write. But, apart from our usual car reviews and watch news, I thought I’d write something that’s actually useful. When I talk to people about TickTickVroom, there are a couple of questions that crop up in the conversation… What car should I buy? What’s a good watch? I have this watch, what do you think...

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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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Fiat Buys Balance of Chrylser in a $4.35 billion Deal
Jan01

Fiat Buys Balance of Chrylser in a $4.35 billion Deal

You can now add Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mopar, Ram and SRT to the ranks of Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia and Maserati.  In a $4.35 billion dollar deal announced today, Turin-based Fiat S.p.A. gets the remaining 41.46 percent of Auburn Hills-based Chrysler Group, LLC that they didn’t acquire a few years back.  The Chrysler Group, LLC is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A.   Fiat is beginning 2014 with a...

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Mansory La Revoluzione: Holy Crap!
Sep18

Mansory La Revoluzione: Holy Crap!

If the forces for good and the forces for evil in this universe set aside their differences to build a car, this would be it… The Mansory La Revoluzione.  The La Revoluzione is Mansory’s take on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. (Yes, I know using “the” and “la” together is technically redundant, but whatever.)   Everything about the Mansory La Revoluzione is extreme.  In a deep, almost blood red,...

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Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance 2013 Winners
Sep06

Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance 2013 Winners

The Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance, part of the 2013 Salon Privé festivities, wrapped up in London’s Syon Park yesterday.  Boasting some of the best preserved and rarest cars on Earth, selecting winners was no easy task.  But winners there were.  So, starting with the Best of Show 1959 Ferrari 250 California Spyder LWB and working down the list, below are this year’s winners. Best of Show1959 Ferrari 250...

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[Video] Ferrari 458 Speciale: The Fastest 458 Yet
Aug23

[Video] Ferrari 458 Speciale: The Fastest 458 Yet

Can you hold your breath until the Frankfurt Motor Show in September?  Because that’s how long we will have to wait until we get the full scoop on the über 458, the Ferrari 458 Speciale.  We’ve been waiting since since the Ferrari 458’s debut in 2009 for its mega version.  What’s another few weeks?  Thankfully, Ferrari has given us some good details, great photos and a teaser video to hold us over. Like the...

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Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 "LaFerrari": The Ferrari LaFerrari Finds a Friend
May09

Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 "LaFerrari": The Ferrari LaFerrari Finds a Friend

Up until recently, my favorite watch designed for a supercar was the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 370 made for the Bugatti Veyron.  Not any more thanks to the Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 “LaFerrari”.  Created to look like the engine block of the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Hublot MP-05 is the latest scion of the marriage between Ferrari and Hublot, the latest Hublot Ferrari watch.   And, man it’s cool.  Much cooler, in...

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New McLaren MP4-12C Spider
Jul03

New McLaren MP4-12C Spider

McLaren MP4-12C Spider The McLaren MP4-12C is now topless.  Yep, McLaren has added the Spider to its supercar stable.  An MP4-12C-C, if you will.  And, (especially from the top) it’s gorgeous.  Gorgeous and fast.  The MP4-12C Spider shares the hardtop’s 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 that puts out 616 bhp and 600 foot-pounds of torque channeled through the rear wheels via a 7 Speed SSG dual-clutch transmission. Time to 62 mph...

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