Car Quotable

Car Quotable: Close Calls Edition

Car Quotable: Close Calls Edition

“The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses.” – Mario Andretti Racing accidents are like hockey fights, they get our adrenaline pumping even from the comfort of our couches. But what about close calls? If you’ve ever been behind the wheel for one, I’m sure you still get that sinking feeling in your stomach just thinking about it.

by 03/26/2012 3 comments Car Quotable, Columns
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
Car Care Myth vs. Car Quotable: Daniel-san Edition

Car Care Myth vs. Car Quotable: Daniel-san Edition

“Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Breathe in through nose, out through mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget to breathe, very important.” – Mr. Miyagi, in The Karate Kid (1984) Old Miyagi knew crane kicks and bonsai trees, but his car care techniques leave something to be desired.

by 09/23/2009 2 comments Car Care, Car Quotable, Columns, Tech
Car Quotable – Jade Grenade Edition

Car Quotable – Jade Grenade Edition

“It wasn’t a bad run, but after the third flip I lost control.” -Don Roberts, professional drag racer. New England Dragway, April 20, 1975. It would be Don Roberts’ first ride in the top fuel dragster, “Jade Grenade”… and his last trip ever down the quarter-mile.

by 08/24/2009 1 comment Car Culture, Car Quotable, Cars, Columns, People
Car Quotable – War on Speed Edition

Car Quotable – War on Speed Edition

The Internet’s been buzzing about Jeremy Clarkson’s final segment on this week’s episode of Top Gear. With the so-called “War on Speed” raging strong, this older quote from him falls right into place: “You can’t rationalize cars like these. They’re not something you buy with your head, you buy them with your heart because you love them, and who can explain love?”

by 08/05/2009 1 comment Car Culture, Car Quotable, Cars, Columns, Media, Videos
Car Quotable – Then & Now Edition

Car Quotable – Then & Now Edition

In 1909, Scientific American said, “That the automobile has practically reached the limit of its development is suggested by the fact that during the past year no improvements of a radical nature have been introduced.” We reached the peak of automotive achievement in 1909?  Somebody forgot to tell Colin Chapman and Pinin Farina.

by 07/16/2009 7 comments Car Quotable, Columns
Car Quotable

Car Quotable

“Racing is a matter of spirit, not strength.” ~ Janet Guthrie The first woman to compete in the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 races, Janet Guthrie knows a thing or two about the racing spirit. Her diverse background led to great achievements both on and off the track.

by 05/29/2009 0 comments Car Culture, Car Quotable, Columns, People