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Rising Sun: Top 5 Vintage Japanese Speed

Rising Sun: Top 5 Vintage Japanese Speed

The words “vintage Japanese sports car” may not fit together in some peoples’ minds, but it’s a category near and dear to my heart. Ask again tomorrow and I’m sure the list would be different (there are too many I love), but here are the 5 coolest vintage Japanese sports cars, as decided by me, this particular minute of this day.

by 05/25/2009 11 comments Columns, Lists
Steve Anderson: Pictures of Perfection

Steve Anderson: Pictures of Perfection

Is it possible to capture the essence of an automobile with mere ink and paint? For artist Steve Anderson, it’s an everyday thing… this magician of the marker creates fantastic, gallery-worthy automotive illustrations. Let’s hear what he has to say about cars, the creative process, and the future of the automotive industry.

by 05/24/2009 7 comments Art, Car Culture, People
Burnout at 1000 Frames Per Second

Burnout at 1000 Frames Per Second

Carfilms has unearthed this awesome dragster footage from 1969, filmed at 1000 frames per second. Watch for exhaust pulses hitting the tire smoke as the big rubber spins around like it’s on crisco. Unreal! Turn up the speakers for this one, kiddies.

by 05/23/2009 0 comments Videos
What’s your low-budge dream machine?

What’s your low-budge dream machine?

Here’s a variation on a question we’ve all debated on elementary school playgrounds. Back then, it was simple: “What’s your dream car?” Ah, to be so care-free again. Ok, grownups, tighten your wallets for the 2009 version: “If you could own any car under $30k, what would it be?”

by 05/21/2009 36 comments Columns, Question of the Week
Parts as Art

Parts as Art

You know a true car guy when everything is a reflection of the motor oil that runs through his blood. Where some people see junk and scrap metal in old parts, a car guy sees soul and maybe even art. My piston business card holder tells a thousand stories.

by 05/20/2009 0 comments Art, Car Culture
Redline Coffee: Fuel for Gearheads

Redline Coffee: Fuel for Gearheads

Roasted beans are big business, and it seems like a new coffee is born every day. In fact, sifting through the infinite combinations of brands, blends, and roasts (not to mention clever packaging and marketing) can be intimidating. But a coffee for car guys? Ok, I’ll bite. Err… sip.

by 05/19/2009 0 comments Reviews