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Will we see the end of car culture within our lifetimes? Will we see the end of car culture within our lifetimes?

Posted in Life by Jim Zeigler | Views: 6071

Here's a reality for many car guys: You pull up next to a Prius at a stoplight and look over at the driver with a mix of pity and condescension. You think to yourself “You have the money for a new car and you buy that?! You could’ve had a dozen Miatas/Fox bodies/busted-ass E30s for the money!” Then you roar off in your $3500 scrapheap, winding out the first few gears to remind them of their mistake and offset their carbon neutrality. Automotive enthusiasm comes with a bit of smug superiority. And, at this point in history, we’ve never been more on the defensive.

5 Things No One tells you about owning a used Luxury Car 5 Things No One tells you about owning a used Luxury Car

Posted in Life by Tavarish | Views: 50996

There's a difference between being cheap and treasuring value per dollar spent. One is knowing where the best burger joint is, and the other is going up to other tables and asking for unwanted leftovers and spare ketchup packets. Understanding this distinction is the reason why almost exactly one year ago I purchased a used Mercedes-Benz S500 and drove it daily. Here are a few things I learned along the way.

What it's like to sneak into the 24 Hours of LeMans What it's like to sneak into the 24 Hours of LeMans

Posted in Life by Jim Zeigler | Views: 3500

European motorsports is a decidedly different animal than what we see in the States. The average IMSA race attracts less of a crowd than most minor league baseball games, and are serious events attended by serious racing fans. Le Mans, on the other hand, is a 24-hour party. A party that needs crashing.

My Life with a Rolling Relic My Life with a Rolling Relic

Posted in Life by Aaron Starnes | Views: 4215

Someone once told me that people who drive older cars are heroic. While that is flattering, it's just not the case. It's more like reckless - althought not in a cool James Dean sort of way, but a stupid, blissfully ignorant of "how bad a wreck would be" sort of way. It's been a year and a half since I bought my old car. I figured it was time to write about the experience.

5 Terribly Awesome Cars for First Time Drivers 5 Terribly Awesome Cars for First Time Drivers

Posted in Life by Matthew Kolabinski | Views: 10340

It’s happening - you can feel it - it’s a war between safety and speed, between fun, function and fashion. The first car phenomenon occurs twice in life; once when you get your first car and again when your first child gets theirs (thereafter, with subsequent children, somewhat less phenomenal) and no matter which side of the debate you’re on, your choices are anything but clear cut.

The Concept Car is a Tired Concept The Concept Car is a Tired Concept

Posted in Life by Matthew Kolabinski | Views: 5030

Once upon a time, the idea of the concept car was understood as an expression of what was theoretically possible, what the future might look like when automotive dreams ran wild. These often impractical concepts stirred the imagination and the soul and set consumers to imagining the impossible. There was a time when the concept car was a real thing. I can’t be alone in thinking that time has passed.
  • Here's The Real Reason Why /DRIVE Started Charging For Content

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    If you're a car enthusiast, chances are, you've seen a /DRIVE video, but you probably also saw that they were one of the first major channels that have moved to a premium model of content, meaning that each month, the subscriber gets charged to watch the high-quality videos the channel puts out. Admittedly, people were pissed and many theories came about as to why a channel with that many loyal followers would do such a drastic move. Mike Spinelli, one of /DRIVE's main personalities, puts all the rumors to rest in a quite reasonable way. 

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  • How Can You Get 200,000 YouTube Subscribers Starting From Nothing?

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    Regular Car Reviews may be the funniest car channel on the internet today, bar none. It combines quick-witted, super-specific references with toilet humor and insightful commentary to make something that you can't help but binge watch. In this edition of Offtrack, I sat down with Mr. Regular as he explained to me why Delaware isn't such a great state and why people get weird when they meet celebrities. This may get odd. 

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  • Here's The One DIY Guide Every BMW Owner Must See

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    BMWs are great cars for the most part. Their performance per pound make them a serious competitor in the market for people that want a thrilling driving experience. But they do have an achilles heel: The cooling system. As the system is sealed, meaning that there's nowhere to bleed off air when in normal running condition, bleeding the system properly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car running for years to come. Here's how to do it, the right way. 

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