DVD review: car racing documentary Weekend of a Champion

Car Film

The lost Roman Polanski classic finds a whole new audience. It's tempting to give Roman Polanski all the credit for the utterly engrossing release of Weekend of a Champion, a new re-cut version of his 1972 film chronicling Formula One legend … [Continue reading]

Sink your teeth into this: a car-themed orthodontist office!

Photo credit: DJM Orthodontics.

When orthodontist Dr. David J. Myers from Conway, Arkansas was looking for new office space, he was tempted to locate in a building that had served as a gas station since the 1940s and was being revamped. Although that didn’t work out, he and his … [Continue reading]

It’s coming…Google’s driverless car

Google driverless car

If you're a Sci-fi fan, the concept of the driverless car is nothing new. But, seeing it actually happen in real-time is a completely different thing. It turns out that Google's driverless vehicles have now logged close to 700,000 miles in … [Continue reading]

Brushing up on Hellaflush

Hellaflush

Our Street Talker gets down and dirty with one of today’s hottest car trends. While I’m a fan of modified imports, drifting, and car culture in general, I have to admit, that I didn’t know much about this thing called “Hellaflush” when I got my … [Continue reading]

The Cost of Car Ownership Declines, says AAA

Car ownership

It's music to our ears over here at Advance HQ. But is it true that owning and operating your car has gotten cheaper? So says a new AAA study.  AAA released the results of its annual Your Driving Costs study today, revealing a 2.7 percent … [Continue reading]

Car news from around the web: Quirky Futuristic Cars

Akka Link & Go 2.0

Euronews offers up a video of some of the wildest car designs found at the Geneva Motor Show 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbwON7AxU5I In just 2:31, you’ll see: Wazuma GT, a motorbike/car/Batmobile mixture with a “Jaguar 4.0 litre … [Continue reading]

Going to Extremes: Cars From All Over the Spectrum

Lamborghini Veneno. Photo credit: Automobili Lamborghini.

As human beings, we all love to noodle over what’s the biggest, what’s the highest, what’s the fastest, what’s the most expensive. That urge is what has kept the Guinness Book of World Records in business for nearly sixty years to date. Per that, we … [Continue reading]

Kickstart my heart: one man’s rocky relationship with his vehicle’s starter

Toughone_Starter_S

The starter and I have long had an uneasy relationship. We hit rock bottom a few years ago, but since then we’ve patched up our differences and things have been going pretty well. At least up until last week. But that’s ok. Every relationship is … [Continue reading]

Oh, the horror…the story of monster trucks!

Shotgun Harry. Photo credit: International Monster Truck Museum.

“A monster truck is fascinating because it can go anywhere—and over anything in its path. Here are trucks that typically weigh 10,000 pounds or more, jumping 25 to 30 feet in the air and performing long jumps upwards of 200 feet. This defies … [Continue reading]

Snake & Mongoo$e – a tribute to drag racing’s glory days

Snake and Mongoose

Our resident Gearhead puts his grease gun down to review the new DVD release of this indie drag racing film. I had a chance to drive a drag-racing car many years ago, and to be quite honest with you, I was too scared to get behind the wheel. … [Continue reading]