Top Vehicles with Retro Styling – Part 2

Chevy HHR

In this exclusive sequel, we explore more contemporary vehicles designed with a nod to the old-school.  Why do so many people like newer cars with retro styling? Maybe it’s because the vehicle in question is part of a great memory they have. It … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, our lovable Gearhead from Gearhead's Garage discusses the Mazda MX-5 Miata's iconic past and previews the all-new 2016 … [Continue reading]

Top Vehicles with Retro Styling – Part 1

2015 Ford Mustang

Are we in love with the car, or our memories? What is it about cars and nostalgia? Why do so many of our most vivid or cherished memories include a vehicle playing a starring or supporting role? For me, those important vehicles and memories … [Continue reading]

Top 7 car spoilers … epic downforce!

Photo credit: Erik Baeumlisberger.

One of the most polarizing automotive design choices any automotive designer can make is the inclusion of a rear wing. Rear wings, or spoilers, are often added to race cars to spoil the flow of air across the vehicle and thus eliminate unwanted … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: The Buick LeSabre

1992 Buick LeSabre

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, Street Talk gets the lowdown on a most unlikely star of the lowrider scene: the Buick LeSabre.  Did you know that … [Continue reading]

American Car Culture: Up Close and Personal

Auto Repair picture

Stunning new exhibit showcases the candid and personal work of photographer Justine Kurland. For over three years, photographer Justine Kurland and her son Casper traveled the country documenting the daily happenings and culture of cars, mechanics … [Continue reading]

Top Projects To Do While Your Car’s In Winter Storage

Car Garage

When it's time to put my pride and joy into winter storage, I can't help but feel a little pang. You know how it goes -- you spend all winter waiting to drive the thing, and then it's winter again before you know it. But I realized long ago that … [Continue reading]

The End of the Honda VTEC Era

1994 Acura Integra GS-R

I gotta admit, I'm biased when it comes to DOHC VTEC Hondas, because I've owned two of the best. I got my first taste with a 1995 Acura Integra GS-R, and I still can't get the sound of that little 1.8-liter motor with the 8,100-rpm redline out of my … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: The Chevy Corvette

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From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, we explore the amazing and iconic Chevy Corvette.   Fast, sporty, classic – even iconic. Not many cars can … [Continue reading]

Can The 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI Be A Family Car?

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Our DIY Mom gets an inside look at one of the most buzz-worthy cars of the season, and ponders its usability for the family. I want to start this column by thinking critically about the concept of a "family car." Cars like the Honda Accord and … [Continue reading]