Since its introduction, the Toyota-Subaru 86 has been dogged by constant criticism from journalists and enthusiasts alike. They claim that the Toyobarus would be successful if only they offered another 50-100 HP. That the twins are failing because they lack oomph. The technical term for those allegations is “bullshit”.
I think I over-caffeinated myself today. My hands were shaky and it didn’t help with this drawing in the least.
Here it is, my first car looking better than it has since before I bought it three years ago.
So I stayed up way later than I should’ve and mocked up my Civic Bullitt build. Pretty happy with how it came out.
Woke up to the door bell this afternoon (I work until 4-5 am most nights) and found this sitting on the front porch. The UPS truck was already parked a block away by the time I got out there. Those guys don’t hang around.
The original Mini, introduced in 1959, is an automotive icon on the level of the Volkswagen Beetle. When it finally ceased production in October 2000, its successor had very large shoes to fill.
Spent all day yesterday working on the desk. Started with a 4' x 8' sheet of oak MDF that had been lying around for who knows how long. Did my best to get everything straight and square, but the circular saw made that a challenge. The results were mostly satisfactory and I smoothed out the rough spots with a sander.
Took this weekend off work to go visit family, but plans changed so now I’m building myself a new desk.
Been thinking about doing a stripe package on my Mazda3 since the day I brought it home. The design of the car is great for a 10-year-old econoblob, but being Sunlight Silver, it could use some livening up.
If any car can rival last week’s Mazda Miata as a perennial auto-journo darling, it is the BMW M3. When the original homologation special arrived in 1986 (1988 in the US), it was a streetable racecar that made writers everywhere swoon. However, it quickly ditched its racecar status to become what is widely consider…
“Miata is always the answer”, the Jalopnik overlords have preached since time immemorial. From the moment the Miata arrived on our shores a quarter century ago until today, most automotive journalists have sung its praises incessantly. But there was a time when Miata was not the answer.
Every new 911 looks just like the last one, or so the joke goes. In a world where most nameplates go through revolutionary generational changes or are replaced altogether on a regular basis, the evolutionary nature of the 911 sets it apart. It is a steadfast constant amid unceasing upheaval.
Back when Toyota was just a fledgling automaker trying to make their way in a world full of brands with more history, experience, and cachet, they needed a car to let the world know they had arrived. The 2000GT did just that, proving to a world dominated by American and European automobiles that the little Japanese…
Contemporary trucks are the poster boys of the obesity that plagues the current automotive landscape. Those of us who remember the good old days of small, honest work trucks lament the ever-increasing bloat that has turned American trucks into hulking behemoths hopped up on their own increasingly absurd capabilities.…
Just how far have cars come in the past 30 years? That depends who you ask. To some, all of the great, engaging cars have already been built and we’ll never see anything worth driving again. To others, we’re in the Golden Age of accessible performance.