Top 10 Boxy Cars

1965 Volkswagen Microbus

Two major factors influence a car's design: style and function. Depending on whether the goal is head-turning looks or maximum space for people and things determines the outcome. If the latter goal is the chief concern, then there's no denying that a … [Continue reading]

Hatchback Won’t Stay Open? Time to Replace Those Lift Supports!

Hatchback Lift Supports

Worn lift supports could be the reason your hatchback won’t stay open. On manual hatchbacks, lift supports are designed to help drivers and passengers raise the hatchback from a closed to an open position with minimal lifting effort, and more … [Continue reading]

The 2015 Long Beach Japanese Classic Car Show

1979 Mazda RX-7 restomod

Up until fairly recently in the sometimes snobby classic car show world, Japanese cars usually got about as much respect as Kim Kardashian might garner on a celebrity version of Jeopardy. But the tide is turning, and in Southern California a big part … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Ford Mustang Fox Body (1979-1993)

1981 Mustang Cobra

  From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, Street Talk puts the spotlight on the wildly popular Fox Body Ford Mustang (1979-1993). No exaggeration -- … [Continue reading]

Japanese Classic Cars: Legally Harnessing Godzilla

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In an episode of MotorWeek (May 8, 2015) titled “Over the Edge: Driving a R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R,” you can see what it’s like to drive Godzilla without “selling body parts” to get such a vehicle: The … [Continue reading]

Crucial Cars: Chevrolet Camaro

1988 Camaro IROC-Z

From timeless icons to everyday essentials, Crucial Cars examines the vehicles we can’t live without. For this installment, Gearhead's Garage puts the spotlight on Chevrolet's iconic sport coupe, the Camaro. Back when the Chevrolet Camaro … [Continue reading]

Offbeat Car-Related Collections

Unique collections – and the people who own them Some people collect coins. Others collect stamps. Still others collect spoons or rocks or napkins or doorknobs – or a multitude of other quirky objects. Advance Auto Parts, though, went in search of … [Continue reading]

Interior Modifications: Part One.

Recaro fixed back seat in a Porsche 911

In part one of this two-part series, we look at interior modifications that improve the driver's performance and comfort. So you've got your engine putting out the power, your suspension/wheels/tires are dialed in, brakes are beefed up and the … [Continue reading]

Prepare Your Vehicle For Winter


Now is the time to start thinking about winter, and your vehicle. The temperatures are still warm, the sun still shines brightly, and even though summer has already begun its inevitable march towards fall, no one really wants to think about colder … [Continue reading]

Talkin’ Carbs…As In Carburetors vs. Fuel Injection

1970 Camaro Z28 350

Back in the day, "the day" being the thousands from the mid-1950s through the early 1970s, American performance cars' fuel delivery system of choice was four-, six- or even eight-barrel carburetion. More often than not you saw a single four-barrel … [Continue reading]