“What is a gearhead?", you may be asking. There is no desire for an academic definition, for it is about passion and performance, not just theory. It’s about engagement, not passive observation. True gearheads have dirty hands and a grin from ear to ear. They long to hear an engine roar, or challenge a fast, … Continue reading What is a “Gearhead”?
An interesting article, bringing a recollection of a certain 1967 Camaro. Our ‘67 had the same 250 cube six, but with a floor shifted three speed. We traded it for the ‘69 Firebird 400. There was a noticeable difference in power no matter what the author of this article recalls! https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/04/08/hot-rod-stovebolts-and-other-chevrolet-six-cylinder-memories/?refer=news
What a weekend! Having family that lives on Amelia Island, I have attended the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance several times, but it never fails to amaze. 2018's event was no different, despite a last minute date change, we were treated to yet another overwhelming display of automotive beauty. It was a whirlwind for us, David … Continue reading Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
I have always loved this generation Riviera. While I don't know much about them, there's some good insight here. A manual transmission would make it much more appealing, but a laid back cruiser has some charm as well. https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2018/02/21/nine-reasons-to-own-a-1971-73-buick-riviera/ Header image from Hemmings.com
Each March for the past 65 years tens of thousands of race fans, drivers, crews, and support personnel descend on Sebring Florida for a grueling 12 hour endurance race. In 2017, 46 cars in four classes challenged the rough 3.7 mile track from mid-morning until well after the sun disappeared. Over 115 drivers from nearly … Continue reading 12 Hours of Sebring, Twelve Life Insights
While we have been hearing for years how electric cars are the way of the future, at least one automaker noticed that the reliable old internal combustion engine (ICE) still had some room for improvement. An improvement of 27% efficiency no less! If real, this could be a game changer. Mazda is developing a clean … Continue reading This is a Big Deal