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Car Reviews - We Drive, We Play Car Critic. We Keep Our Day Job:

 

2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.5 SE and TDI - Volkswagen Evidently Has Not Read Sun Tzu

2013 Lexus IS250 - Lexus Invites Me to Drive Their 2013 Lineup, Then Pays Me $75 To Go Away

1987 Buick Grand National - A Driving and Ownership Retrospective On Buick's Legendary Flyer

2013 Kia Sorento - 12,000 Miles in a Nice V6 SUV

2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe - Tougher, Cooler and Faster Than We've Ever Been

2013 Subaru Outback - A Big Fish - Actually About The Only Fish - In a Small Pond

2013 Buick Regal Turbo - The Words Buick, Regal and Turbo Are Together Again - Improbably

2013 Kia Sportage LX AWD - Funky Style Comes at an Unacceptable Cost

2013 Volkswagen Golf R - Voodoo Economics: More GTI Goodness For Lots More Cash.

2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Turbo - First Generation Cadillac Alpha Platform Hits a Solid Triple

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 - It's The End of The World As We Know It. And I Feel Fine.

2013 Ford Focus ST - A Long Awaited Drive in Ford's 2013 Focus ST

2013 Scion FR-S - The Good News & The Bad News? It's Uncompromised

2013 Volkswagen GTI - VW Channels My Inner Jackie & Martha Stewart and We Love VW Again

2013 Honda Accord Sport - Short Take: Honda Leaps Back to the Head of the Mid-Size Class

2014 Subaru Forester - Short Take: A Value Priced, Competent and Spacious CUV

2013 Hyundai Sonata - Short Take: A Sexy Body Doesn't Translate Into Good Times In The Boudoir

2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i - Short Take: A Nice AWD Sedan In Need of Better Tires and Shocks

2013 Ford Taurus SEL - Short Take: America Doesn't Love Taurus Because It's Not Very Good

2013 Mazda CX-5 - Short Take: All Drivers Bow To Hiroshima. Mazda Is Your Friend

2013 Ford Focus SE - Short Take: Ford's Globalization Efforts Produce a Little Ripper

2013 Dodge Dart Rallye - Short Take: MoPar Hits A Solid Double, But No 340 GT Option

2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagon - Short Take: Who Knew Burning Oil Was Fun?

2013 Ford CMax Hybrid - Short Take: Gyrhead Admits to a Love Of Dweeby People Haulers.

2013 Buick Verano Turbo - Short Take: Buick's New Performance Car Isn't A Performance Car

2013 Cadillac XTS AWD - Short Take: A Big Car In Search Of Buyers

2013 Ford Mustang GT California Special - Short Take: Psst, It's Even Better Than You Read!

2013 Toyota Corolla- Short Take: ZZZZZZzzzzz

2005 Dodge SRT-4: Tommy C. Your Car Has Arrived - MoPar Builds A Cuddly Butt Kicker!

2005 Pontiac GTO - Is It Worthy Of The GTO Name?- We Think So, So Should You!

 

 

Customers and Friends Rides:

 

1967 Chevrolet Camaro L-72 427 - A Tuxedo Black 4 Speed Terror

The Real McCoy - There Are Many Z/28 Clones, But This Isn't One Of Them!

Swedish 1970 GTO - Scandinavian Passion For American Muscle Runs Deep

1966 Oldsmobile 442 Tri-Power - We All Have A "Coulda, Shoulda" Story. Fred Hall Doesn't

One of Six! - Bobby Spedale's AMAZING 1969 Mustang GT Convertible 428CJ

427 - 3 Of The Most Fearsome Numbers In The Auto Industry, and Mike Gilon's SS427 Impala

1971 Chevy Monte Carlo - Modern Technology and a Guy That Just Can't Sit Still

1971 Camaro Z/28 - Body in White, But We're Green With Envy

1976 Cosworth Vega - 91 Original Miles! - A Once In A Lifetime Find, Courtesy of A Mopar Guy.

1969 Cougar 428SCJ - All Business - Joe Valenti's 1969 428SCJ Cougar

1967 Cougar GT390 - Retro Groove - Chris Aho's 1967 GT390

1926 Locomobile Junior 8 "Crate Engine" - We Find An Old Engine, Jay Leno Buys It

NASCAR Aero Warriors! - Stuart Weeman's 426 Hemi Superbird and Boss 429 Torino King Cobra!

 

 

Original Essays (In Which Gyrhead Gets All Artsy):

 

Ringo Starr- Porsche 996 Is The Ringo of 911's, But Still Pretty Damned Awesome

Why Pontiac's G8 GT Breaks Our Heart - Swan Song For a Fabled Brand That Deserved Better

Love and Hate on Route 13 - Dodge Stratus, I Think I Love You.

Lies, Damned Lies and Classified Ads - Buying A Collector Car Shouldn't Be This Hard

Dreams Of A New Project. Or Not - Gyrhead Looks For A New Project. Not Going Well

The Return Of A Simple American Pleasure - The Arrival of New Cars Used to Be Fun. Still Is..

Divorce Is So Hard - Evidently, Its The Cars That Suffer Most

Carb Theory - It Sucks. No, Really

Detroit Kicks Ass - 9 Good Reasons Why Gyrhead Loves the Motor City

KTM Builds a Custom Motorcycle Just for Me - An Average Guy Finds Bespoke Excellence

VW's Campaign For World Dominance - And Why We're Conscientious Objectors

With Sidepipes, No One Can Hear You Scream - We Visit Factory 5 Racing. We Go Fast.

We Lower Our Expectations - And Succeed Magnificently - Sometimes, Less Is More

Maybe Some People Shouldn't Drive. - Is Driving a Right, or a Privilege?

An Old Dog Learns A New Trick - Fun With Six Cylinders and Boost

Got Soul? - We Get Soul, and It's Superbad!

Bright Lights, Dim Bulbs - Please Turn Off Your Fog Lights

A Nutmeg State - We Love Connecticut, Except For Its Roads!

The Birth of a Gyrhead - What Was Your Moment?

OMG, OMG, OMG! - Two Wheels, 50+ Horsepower, 240 Pounds - Spooky Wheelie Time

Ashes to Ashes, 340 Duster to Dust - Or, "Why We Learned to Hate Blue Tarps"

Moto-Darwinism - Why Darwin Was Right About These 4 Great Cars

So Long Old Friends - Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Mercury Are Gone. Its Sad.

In Appreciation of Bridges - Why Bridges Are Really Cool, Seriously

What's Up With Toyota? - Why's Everybody Always Picking On Me?

A Buick You Can Love, If You Don't Own White Shoes  - A Buick For The Under 85 Crowd

America's Peculiar Love Affair With Pickups - Pickup Trucks Kick Ass

Cadillac – The Swagger is Back - It's Been A While, But Look Out - Caddy is Cool Again