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I don't believe for a second that Jr did it intentionally, but it looked to me (in the stands and on the screen) that he simply lost control of his car and then tried to cover it up. You and Jr were both churning out smoke like bosses!! Sorry if I misspoke, but just wanted to see you win in ATL!
5 days, 15 hours ago on THE HAMMER VS THE MUSCLE
I think another factor here is that Fredric is too nice to call Jr out and Jr isn't afraid to take advantage of that.
6 days, 12 hours ago on THE HAMMER VS THE MUSCLE
I agree, from where I was standing, it looked like Jr lost control and then just ran over Fredric. Even if Fredric came in too slow to be cautious (and it's not like he was doing 30mph), Jr's job was to follow his line.... I don't understand how Danny George taps another driver in the same corner and is DQ'd and then Jr runs OVER a competitor's car and gets another chance?
6 days, 13 hours ago on THE HAMMER VS THE MUSCLE
Great write-up Mike, all of you guys and girls have done an amazing job of bringing all of the car culture the world has to offer under one roof. I can consistently come to this site and see something new and exciting - I don't think this can be said for any other automotive site out there. I know you all put in long hours, crazy flights, and long car rides to get us these new rides and stories. Thank you guys so much for what you do, I will be checking your site daily (usually multiple times a day) for the next 5+ years to come!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on SPEEDHUNTERS CHANGED MY LIFE: FIVE YEARS ON
Also great write up Paddy, I think everyone on here worships you guys' mad photo skills :)
3 weeks, 5 days ago on SPEEDHUNTERS PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE: INTRODUCTION
@Roughsmoke look for details on a car and make them stand out using a narrow depth of field. Also try not to stand at eye level and take pics. Try to get higher or lower to create visual interest. Also a circular polarizer filter will help kill reflections of other cars or glare on your subject.
If you are on a budget, buy a used body and a spend a larger portion on the lens. Most people do this backwards. A great body will just exaggerate a mediocre lens.
My 2010 Honda Element has these same style clamshell/suicide type doors and it's not an expensive car, so it can be done.
1 month, 1 week ago on RENAULT TWIN'Z CONCEPT: THE FUTURE IS RWD
Reminds me of those 1st episode previews of the rest of the season on Top Gear - awesome overload!! Looks like you guys have some great stuff lined up!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT
Great pics as always Larry! Also enjoyed the format you used here for the article.
2 months ago on THROUGH MY LENS: THE 21 HOURS OF SEBRING
I've seen some just do it with white spray paint and a stencil, but you can buy tire specific brush paint.
2 months ago on SUNNY DELIGHT: A PERFECTLY BLENDED B110
Suddenly everyone is a physics professor. Dino, the belts look great and I'm sure you have weighed the pros and cons of mounting a system like this, you don't need everyone else spelling it out for you. I'm sure they will help with all the spirited driving that you seem to get into, hope you enjoy them :)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on TAKATA EQUIPPED: PROJECT GT-R'S NEW BELTS
Who wears a tie when checking timing?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on ENGINE PORN: OS GIKEN TC24-B1Z
I don't think a Ute would sell in the US. People buy lots of sedans, trucks, and SUV's. Typically models that fall in between any of those categories do not sell well here. It doesn't have a backseat (justifiable in a sports car, but this is a truck sports car?) and people will be skeptical about how they will use it (people would probably be hesitant to tow with it or even less likely to take it offroad). I feel like this is a genre that does well in Australia, but wouldn't do well in any other markets.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on FOUR DOOR MUSCLE: THE 2014 CHEVY SS
No I agree. Chevy has had plenty of opportunities to produce good cars and then always seem to miss the mark because they went cheap on something. I guarantee that when this thing gets into the hands of journalists, you will hear remarks like "steering is numb and vague" or "brakes feel wooden". Yeah it has Brembos, but GM will probably put a cheap master cylinder in there to crap the whole system up....Everything about the styling is just kinda more of the same instead of making a leap and creating a halo car (see my rant about the new Corvette, same thing here).
Found a video on jalopnik, not sure if this is the same event, but the "Shell Audi" was in it. Should at least be similar shenanigans:
3 months, 1 week ago on DANCING ON ICE, GATEBIL STYLE
*Bozz speed used wider tires on an Evo VI
3 months, 1 week ago on SPOTLIGHT-O-RAMA AT THE BATTLE EVOME
Yeah wider front tires makes the car more willing to rotate no matter if FF, FR, etc. I remember reading an article a long time ago where Bozz speed used wider tires up front to get better turn in and less understeer.
Yeah, you are right, there are very few tire choices in 16" sizes and the 17" allows for more brake clearance.
Amazing car, love the change from homegrown innovations (I remember seeing this car in a magazine when he was using extensions on the bottom of the stock front fenders to run wider tires) to the true beast this thing has turned into. Cracks me up that the stock pedals are still in use :)
3 months, 1 week ago on TRUE DEDICATION: UNDER SUZUKI'S S15