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Every time someone says "drive by wire" I want to die inside. I can live with flappy-paddle shifters but please god don't ever try to tell me that you will feel the road better with a steering wheel that's not even connected to the actual steering. I know its a free car for the weekend so you can't really talk about any shortcomings (or it'll be the last free ride you get), but c'mon Larry. Electric steering.
16 hours, 45 minutes ago on To Infiniti & Beyond: Pikes Peak In A Q50
Amaze. SH finally bring the prodigal son back to the fold! Awesome to have you back Lin, your photography set the bar long ago for this site and has mature by leaps and bounds while you've been away. No insult to the other photogs on SH, but its great to have someone that will make Larry Chen step up even further!
1 week ago on Catching Up With Linhbergh
@kphillips9936 Airbags. Read the article good sir.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Last Car You’ll Ever Need?
@jackward prelude - such a good driving car. After I had my first, no car felt right again. Now on my 3rd and no way I'd give it up.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Old Benz, New Tricks: <br/>Slammed With a Small Block
@Spaghetti Good point.
I would however point out that Gene Winfield is truly unique and has at least 60 years of shattering perceptions, building fantasies, founding entire genres of car culture and being s true legend to his advantage.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Meet A Living Legend: Gene Winfield
@Paddy McGrath @apex_DNA I'm with Apex on this. How many major car manufacturers are from Japan? I'd say 3 now. Now count the features SH has done on Nissans (Countless), Toyotas (about half the Nissans) and Hondas (maybe 10 in SH history)
There's your double standard. You barely feature the absolute uber cream of the crop for Honda, yet damn near anything with a sparkly paint job and TE37SLs from Nissan is like HOLD THE FRONT PAGE ZOMG!!! Look at the size of the scenes. Yet you overlook arguably the largest.
I know the VW kids are just as butthurt. Except for the last 2 years, they got plenty before the new crew joined and axed the dub meet coverage.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Get Funky: 180SX Meets Camaro
damn thing should be competing in FD....
3 weeks, 6 days ago on From Russia With Roar: The Fail Crew S13
as much as I love the rarity of the supercars, the gorgeous old Ferraris and Jags, historic muscle etc......NOTHING compares to that Phantom. Looks like it would leave a wake of class while it oozed down the street. If there was ever a reason for me to be on a red carpet, THAT would be what I was dropped off in.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Deep Inside LA’s Hidden Car Vault
That shot of the car facing the river and the people......what a perfectly captured slice of central California summer. Gave me chills!
1 month ago on Sweet Brown:</br> Kustom Refined & Mild Defined
@Budd19 Sorry you feel this way. To me it looks like it has more stories to tell of battles on too many tracks to name, for too many years to count.....and that its proud as hell to STILL be beaten regularly and heavily.
1 month ago on Old DTM Cars Don’t Die…</br> They Get Faster
What a swan song Matt. You'll be missed. Like Lindbergh and John Brooks and Sean K. SH keeps the bar very very high for photography and writing, but I feel they keep losing the best, again and again. I hope it just means you all left for a BETTER joint!
1 month ago on Lizard Hunting In The Big Apple
Dino, that is the simplest, most direct and true statement i've ever heard in the whole drifting argument. Kudos sir. I love both, follow both, but for different reasons entirely, while loving drifting the whole time.
1 month ago on Hunting For The True Spirit Of Drifting
@tom Agree. But there are some people that feel the need to see who is the BEST. And thats where competition starts. And the escalation that is the professional focus and world.
I love watching FD and D1 and ADGP and D1NZ and the other pros. But there is also a reason I live at the base of the mountains :)
@Kevski Style @D1RGE EXE @robzor I download torrents of all the races the day after and sometimes can find them live streamed. Normally they only broadcast Monaco and the USGP.
I would assume that if they take out the play in the sidewall, there must be more allowed in the suspension to retain grip. As now, I know there is more in the sidewall than in the suspension travel. Take that away and how will the cars stay on the track? I guess what I am saying is, I doubt they would just throw 18s at the teams and say, "deal with it". But then again, these are the best engineers in the world....i have no problem seeing what the engineers could come up with to compensate for the more rigid tires.
1 month, 1 week ago on Formula 1: 13-Inch Versus 18-Inch
@Kevski Style @robzor So if there is less sidewall, wouldn't the engineers just change the SUSPENSION? I would hope they could think of that.....I mean, it is adjustable, right? Tell me if I got this wrong here.
@robzor @FunctionFirst would SO be worth it to run these baller rimzZz
Looked like a good start. It was great to actually watch the whole thing live, too! Its one of the areas I always felt D1 seriously messed up on. Instead, they stagnated while Formula D progressed year after year, adapting, changing, and now.....what a crushing blow. I sincerely hope more D1/D1SL drivers come out to play at the next FD. This one had a few good names but had nowhere near the depth of talent we would normally see.
Congrats to Masao Suenaga :) Even if he didn't know hahahahah!
1 month, 1 week ago on Formula Drift Does Fuji Speedway
@DrewRobertson @D1RGE EXE Muscle car blood runs deeply throughout all of America. Undisputable point. From Motor City and Chi-town to the South, Texas, the plains, its part of all of us. But you really cant compare whats on the west coast to anywhere else. SoCal has a simply stupid amount of vehicles, little deterioration, and a century of power/stars/collectors/money that has always attracted the cream of the automotive world's crop. C&C doesnt even scratch the surface of what's in the auto museums around much less the serious collector's garages.
I went to a little car show in Long Beach about 4 years ago. It was a nameless summer weekend, a small park, not really advertised or anything, mostly a meet where people just shined up what they had in the garage, and it was 95% muscle/kustom/classics, and kept in their families since the 70s and earlier. It was over a thousand cars deep, almost all could have graced a magazine cover (many had at one time or another). And a meet like that doesn't even get attention.
That's what it's like. What classics are rare to see around the rest of the country, are still daily driven and common sight on our streets and in our garages.
1 month, 1 week ago on This Is Caffeine & Octane
Good coverage, nice to see the rest of the country has caught on (to another SoCal car trend). But this article reminded me of being in Florida....every single local had to find a way to point out how some little thing was better than in Calif, yet never once did I ever say something from Cali was better than Florida.
There is more muscle cars, history and knowledge forgotten all over Long Beach, San Diego, Central Cal, San Jose, Oakland, San Berdoo, Riverside and many more places than Georgia will EVER get. Sure you got NASCAR and the like but homie you are deluding yourself. The whole damn muscle car culture basically came from SoCal.
That meet also looked like it encompassed about 1/8 of the size and variety and value of the original C&C in Irvine. There is more money and historic rolling steel in just LA than in the entire south put together. Good try, but nope, its still not better than SoCal.
Awesome to see Takatori back in the mix!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Five Cars In Three Days:</br> TRA Kyoto’s Road To Fuji Speedway
I'll take this and a thousand more. How about a weekly featured in-car from some event around the world?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Drifting The Peak
@fcdsNA Its what always happens when the marketing department starts to run something. When you see a popup ad on every picture you'll know its the pennypinchers.
2 months ago on Made In LA: <br />Wheels Fit For An Outlaw
@Steve Hayward I understand the need, but feel it was taken too far. Turns a photo into a screencap from a video game. I would rather see the reflections than over-shopped photos.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Hawaiian Club Racer
Fantastic work Sir. I've been wondering who did all these unbelievably cool cars! I know many people that flipped out completely when you released that Honda Civic with the Mugen kit....I dream of the day you include the Prelude 4WS in the lineup!!!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on A Decade Of Design:</br> Jun Imai’s Hot Wheels Favorites
@TROLLhunters much as I usually take offense at Jake's posts, he is hitting on some real points. For instance, how long do you think Cars & Coffee in Irvine would go on if it was Cars & Coronas? And for every young hothead that wants the party, i can surmise there are 3 or 4 adults, some with kids, that enjoy car culture just fine without the drunken fools.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on A Car Party Not For The Faint-Hearted
@Acc @D1RGE Hipster? Far. far from it sir. A beard will never grace these cheeks! Just been part of too many good things that I've seen needlessly ruined due to sudden spikes in popularity.
@nathanwilkinson7 Thats what you have to say about the vid? Did you complain on Jalopnik that they didn't debut the vid themselves also?
Go to the corner sir, and sit.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Is This Real Life?
@Gillian Bonfils That video of Georg is probably the most intense thing I've ever seen, even more than this. Take a BMW race car, drop in a Judd F1 motor, and go climb hills. RIP Georg, you were an on another level.
@Wildcardfox Why? Theres a million well-tunes Porsches. However, there is only ONE Honda like this.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Burnouts For All The Family. The 1029hp Minivan
@dovvv trust me, Bisi is sound enough engineer that they would be upgraded if the car was ever to see anything more aggressive than a burnout. It was made as a statement, albeit a crazy one, not as a track car.
@ModGuy agree. Looks like some active front wing??
10 months ago on The Dust Settles At WTAC: </br> Tilton Reigns Supreme
Bring back the funky Honda Prelude line. K24, 4WS, VTEC, and please Santa, pop-up headlights.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Discussion: Which Car Should Be Brought Back?
I'm so down for this, if for nothing other than to get comments from asshat purists like the two below.
Don't like what he did to his OWN car? Too effin bad, boo hoo, he drove the piss out of it and got tired of it, then took it to another level. You're bitter he lived YOUR dream, and it didn't fit him so he made it better. You make me sick.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Supra-Powered Lancia: Behind The Build
@MikeDonnelly Sorry Mike, its just that the car made the track look small. It ate distance like Usain Bolt on meth.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on Pagani Emptiness: <br /> One Track, One Man, One Car
@777 I believe Nemo has its hand full with a number of semi-secret builds just beginning to see light. By the time WTAC is here, Gatebil is gonna look tame.
Prediction: WTAC is going Can-Am. Wait til someone gets busted for active aero or something like that.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Fall Under Our Spell
@RodChong @D1RGE EXE I was wondering if SH staff or the readers were gonna do that ^^^ lol
Larry, you took my breath away with that Merc. If that's just the teaser.....
@Brad_S @IanMacdonald1 thats why I'm on my 3rd Prelude!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Only in Japan: A Carspotting Story
@Larry Chen touche sir :)
11 months, 1 week ago on Formula D Texas: The Monster Qualifier Is Back
@RodChong "Fredric is the only core member of our team." fixed for you ;)
@Larry Chen @Nathan d Really seemed like Ryan Sage was getting pissed at the protests. Sorry bud, get pissed at your judges for allowing this situation to develop. Its been coming for a looooong time.
Great story and pix Alok, you find some awesome roads and drool-inducing scenery there :)
I would love to escort Mike Garrett or Larry Chen up and down Palomar Mountain S6 here in Escondido, California (1 hour southeast from Orange County). The most twists and hairpins per mile of any road in America, awesome scenery, etc. Anytime, any day, I would jump at the chance to take you guys on it.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on A Good Day To Drive Hard:<br />Hahntennjoch In An Evo
@sean klingelhoefer @milkplus #BECAUSESHARKJUMP
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Now That’s The Tire Bomb
@Speedhunters_Bryn @GregSampson maybe better comparison would be Can-Am
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Carbon Not Dated: The Secret Zakspeed Calibra
@SWR and with rear-mount radiator
@rzcasillas91 WOW those cars are GNARLY
12 months ago on Legends Never Die: Spotlighting At The Rolex Historics
or, sometimes they just want to include a car that will simply piss off the purists, like you.
12 months ago on Back In Full Swing: Nisei Showoff
@Maxtrust @JDMized one that Hasselgren tuned the living crap out of, its redonculous.
Rolex Revival + Pebble Beach > Goodwood FOS + Revival
1 year ago on The Pebble Beach Experience