Articles by: Dustin

Top 10 Unappreciated Cars

Top 10 Unappreciated Cars

This is a great job… I love having the opportunity to share my opinions with all of the InMyGarage.com readers. I also  enjoy being able to spark conversation (and maybe even a little controversy) here and there. Lists always seem to generate some of both, so let’s bring ’em back! Here are my Top 10 Unappreciated cars.

by 08/18/2011 17 comments Cars, Lists
Car Quotable: Lighten Up Edition

Car Quotable: Lighten Up Edition

“Any car which holds together for more than a race is too heavy.” – Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars. Colin knew his stuff. He built some seriously fast and, more importantly, seriously nimble cars. A structural engineer by trade, Chapman contributed greatly to automotive design and theory.

by 07/29/2011 3 comments Car Quotable, People
Do Want: FWDrag Edition

Do Want: FWDrag Edition

When it comes to cars, I love just about anything out-of-the-ordinary. So when we received an e-mail from Sal Cannistraci Jr. telling us about his 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP drag car I was intrigued, to say the least. Front wheel drive Grand Prix’s are not something I usually associate with reaction times and tire smoke.

by 06/01/2011 8 comments Car Culture, Cars, Do Want, Racing
Caption It! That’s a Stretch Edition

Caption It! That’s a Stretch Edition

Stretching is important to car guys. We stretch before a race, because getting kinked-up in the cockpit could spell disaster! We stretch before polishing our paint, because nothing’s worse than mid-detail cramping, right? Some of us (not me) might even stretch the truth a little on our quarter-mile times.

by 04/22/2011 33 comments Caption It!, Columns
Minivans: Crunk or Junk?

Minivans: Crunk or Junk?

When is a car worth saving, and when is it just a pile (no pun intended) of metal? It’s a question constantly under debate at IMG Headquarters. Submitted for your deciding votes this time is one that has everyone around here throwing in the micro fiber towel in stalemate. So, readers, what’s the verdict on minivans? Crunk or Junk?

by 03/24/2011 15 comments Cars, Columns, Crunk or Junk?
Heroes of the Asphalt

Heroes of the Asphalt

Everyone needs a hero… someone to believe in, who represents something we want to achieve or emulate ourselves. Mike and Mark recently shared stories about their family inspirations for automotive passion, and I wanted to keep going with the idea. So let’s talk about some of the other car guys we call heroes.

Fall Motorcycle Clean-Up Part 2: The Polish & Wax

Fall Motorcycle Clean-Up Part 2: The Polish & Wax

In the previous installment, we went through the basics of cleaning and drying your bike. Now, let’s look at how to perfect and protect your ride with polishing and waxing.  Afterward, there will be no better looking bike on the block than yours. That is, of course, unless the friends and neighbors you’ve told about In My Garage have also been following along. You have told them, right?

by 11/03/2010 2 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Tech
Fall Motorcycle Clean-Up Part 1: The Wash

Fall Motorcycle Clean-Up Part 1: The Wash

In the summer, I let myself forget about driving cars and only think about riding my two-wheeled pride and joy. Problem is, the warm days are fading! With that in mind, I decided a good cleaning was in order to get my ride ready for the inevitable day when I hook up the Battery Manager and give my bike a well deserved rest. Here are a few tips for getting your own motorcycle detailed for hibernation.

by 09/16/2010 11 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Tech
Chrysler PT Cruiser: Crunk or Junk?

Chrysler PT Cruiser: Crunk or Junk?

July 9, 2010. A day that will live in… meh? On that day, the last of Chrysler’s famously plucky little retromobiles rolled off a Mexican assembly line. Did you mark the occasion with somber ceremony or celebration? The time has come to ask (insert fake drum roll here), LADIES and GENTLEMEN: PT CRUISER, CRRRRRRRUNK or JUNNNK?

by 08/03/2010 23 comments Cars, Columns, Crunk or Junk?
The 100 Coolest Cars of All Time. Ever.

The 100 Coolest Cars of All Time. Ever.

This could be my defining moment. The day you realize I am either a brilliant, savvy savant in the automotive blog world… or just a blathering idiot who had the audacity to put a Yugo on a list of the 100 coolest cars. It could also be the moment you realize some folks take these “Best Of” lists waayyy too seriously, and actually enjoy reading one for a change. Just throwing that out there.

by 04/21/2010 66 comments Car Culture, Cars