One of my friends posted this rather........interesting house for sale in Detroit on his FB page this morning. I can’t say I’ve ever really seen anything quite like it.
They say “Insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting different results”. Well the people who know me well would certainly equate my obsession with cars with ‘Insanity’.
I like reading about tires, particularly 200TW autocross tires so I was a bit excited when I saw that the new Dunlop Z3 tires are available on Tirerack (estimated shipping 3/16/18)
I have been expanding my searches lately for a new vehicle. The kinds of cars that I want seem to be few and far between locally to me. This means I might have to take a blind leap of faith and plunk down cash on something that I won’t be in the seat of until I have already purchased, or have nearly purchased it.
No, this isn’t about hitting 100k miles on a car. Instead it’s about hitting 100k page-views on my most prolific Oppo article! Do you realize how long it takes to hit ‘refresh’ that many times?!?
It’s not too often that you see a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona with blue, painter’s tape numbers on it working it’s way around an Autocross course. But yesterday at the WNY-SCCA’s Autocross at New Era Field, I got see it!
A friend texted me this photo. He told me his wife took it and wondered what it was because it was insanely loud.
I imagine that this is how most people with Yugos for sale feel.
Here on Oppositelock, a lot of our good work gets lost in time. I decided to compile a list of the articles I have written that I feel are worth reading. This way I can just link to this page in my signature at the bottom of my articles and add to it as needed
I just wanted to add one final follow-up to my QuickJack review.
So I find a package at my door this morning that was overnighted from Bendpack:
I’ve always wanted my own vehicle lift. Unfortunately, I don’t have the space or that Tavarish money for one. Fortunately, I came across a product that, for me at least, provides me with enough lifting capacity to accomplish 90% of what I would use a real lift for: The QuickJack Car-Lift System
I love my Mazda RX-8. It’s a car that I truly love driving and working on like nothing else that I have owned. I am also well aware that this car has its issues and is not for everyone. I hope that if someone is considering buying an one, they read this and take away something useful to help guide their choice and are…
Buying a car in Canada and bringing it back to the USA is thought of as a complicated, time-consuming process that often is seen as ‘not worth it’. My friend, JJ, recently completed this process and I tagged along with him to write about the experience and hopefully provide some light on the importation process.
The TL;DR of it: The story of how I turned my ‘88 Fiero from a poor-college-kid-project into a well-sorted 500+HP monster.
So I began putting together my Quickjack today.
Well this is the year I finally do it. My kids are both school-age and far more manageable. We have settled into life after moving back to my hometown, and my Mazda RX-8 is running properly. This will be the year that I finally run a full autocross season!
I have pretty much become the de-facto automotive purchasing agent for many of my friends and family. My Father, who goes through vehicles faster than Taylor Swift goes through boyfriends is my number-one client.
In a never-ending quest to be more fiscally responsible, I was looking for ways to reduce my car payments and also get another vehicle in the household with an automatic transmission, so I started hunting for a replacement for my STI. In an effort to find something sensible, durable, yet somewhat cool and unique, I…
A few weeks ago, I took my Mom’s car to get inspected. When I first drove it down her street, I heard the unmistakable groan of a dry wheel bearing doing the best it could to not explode all of it’s ball bearings out of it’s cartridge resulting in a wheel-lauching-disaster. When I get the car back to her I ask her…