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Every American enthusiast should despise mercedes benz. They petitioned the government to ban grey market cars and importation. Mercedes is the reason we can't buy Alfa 155's or R32 skylines. Why do we let them make rules about what cars we can buy!?!?! Fat cars for fat old men.
4 hours, 35 minutes ago on IN THE MOMENT: MERC POWER TO VICTORY AT THE N24
Nissan March/Micra shop visit = YES!!! Most fun car in the world to race.
7 hours, 36 minutes ago on SPOTLIGHTING CUSTOMS AT THE STREET CAR NATS
@Mike Garrett @gliebau @Everybodys_critic Touche'. SLOWHUNTERS.
1 week, 1 day ago on PROJECT CARS: THE GARAGE EXPANDS BY TWO
@gliebau @Everybodys_critic You DO realize, that whenever somebody posts complete nonsense online, like Garrett just did with his "rollbars might be unsafe", It naturally follows that some nancy in Sacramento passes new laws, outlawing perfectly safe things... like rollbars. It absolutely does get my panties in a bunch. This is SpeedHunters!!! Not hairdresserhunters. Buying a miata with no intentions of making it fast? All these kids who OBVIOUSLY don't track their cars. A guy named "Garrett" no less. Garrett is the exact turbo that makes miatas fast...
@gliebau @Everybodys_critic So much ignorance.... sigh. He called it a 'project car', which in my mind meant "it won't stay slow". I ride a Suzuki, and I do laugh at squids riding in tank tops, as well as fools driving miatas without the #1 upgrade. freakin squids, man...
@Everybodys_critic Just so I'm clear- your reasoning suggests that you believe you'd look "more cool", in a miata that's bone stock, than in one with a rollbar, seat and harness? You also feel that safety is not a concern, when you're on coastal highways? I believe your arguments are both illogical and incorrect.
@Mike Garrett It's a package deal. PROPER seat, PROPER harness AND rollbar. I'm over 6' as well, and bolted the sparco to the floor for clearance. My head can't hit anything but racing seat. Anybody saying the rollbar's the culprit, simply suffers from an inferior intellect. I truly hope you replace your harness. I saw an Asian kid lose all his front teeth at Laguna Seca, running no airbags with a silly 3-point "sternum breaker" stock seat belt.
Research miata rollovers, and you'll realize just how incomplete every miata is without a rollbar. The A-pillars fold like paper, leaving red skidmarks where heads used to be. A proper rollbar will also stiffen the car considerably, making it more responsive and fun to drive.
@Mat81 Airbags were originally designed to help people who refused to buckle up. At the racetrack, where safety is paramount, airbags are the first thing in the trash. D.O.T. approved harnesses on Sparco seats go in all my cars. Any accident requiring a HANS device would kill me anyway. I'm a professional designer of protective equipment by trade. False sense of security, is always the biggest liability.
@Hotcakes wrong. this is just more ugly classism and conformism applied to cars. Cars are meant to be enjoyed by their owners, and there is no single "right way" to live life. There's zero reward for being snooty. Nobody's going to say "wow, that guy's saying lots of mean, cynical things about cars - he must be cool!!" nope. nobody thinks that.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on WÖRTHERSEE AND 'THAT' FUEL STATION
trip to Monterey. To umm, cannery row. I won't go Mazda Raceway - I promise...
3 weeks, 2 days ago on SEARCH FOR SILENCE: THE AVENTADOR DREAM DRIVE
1. No motorsport beats rally.
2. The Stratos was amazing at rally.
3. The other cars on this list were mostly just for hard parking.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on POLL: THE GREATEST SEVENTIES SUPERCAR
@apex_DNA Apex, let me start by saying I'm a crx fanatic. I've raced Honda's at Laguna Seca, and love Honda. In 1989, when the miata came out, most manufacturers had abandoned the light, simple RWD platform. Nobody is implying that Mazda invented RWD. Mazda simply took a risk, by going a different direction at that time, and the car industry as a whole benefitted from it.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on THE MAZDA MX-5: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
This article speaks to the heart of the car issue for me. Most people don't love cars - they love winning, and feeling important. They use cars to express power, because they're weak men. I've not yet met a triumph driver who wasn't a true "car guy". If you're driving just to "win" at racing or speed - take up jiu jitsu. It's far more rewarding to actually just fight.
1 month, 1 week ago on POLL: FAST OR FUN?
Every time I fly to Hong Kong, the Cathay Pacific flight goes hundreds of miles an hour faster than my motorbike - but I fall asleep every time. Who cares about speed, if I'm bored?
Frosty bokeh desktop please! Best car and best shot. I'm one of the few nutcases who would rather own a rally Micra, than a 911 turbo.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: A MATTER OF APERTURE
If this comes as a turbo wagon, it'll be my next daily.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on A GLIMPSE OF THE NEW WRX?
This appeals to me, and I've been a Subaru owner since 2001
@Ben Chandler Thanks for your reply, and candor. As someone who's been repeatedly used for labor and not thanked properly, I've taken great offense to 'buyers'- people who simply purchase labor and take all credit. Plenty on this site - especially from New Zealand. Cheers.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on THE MILKMAN: PD-POWERED VOLKSWAGEN MKI GOLF
Who did the swap? No credit given, for the hardest part of the build?