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Which of these would you most rather drive? Which of these would you most rather drive?

This photo was taken by Andy Morgan and it shows the cars of Nissan’s design staff in the UK. I see a lot of great cars peeking out from this shot but which would you most like to have? The Mustang is a close second but I’d have to have that BMW E9.

Today's shoot was a Diablo race car Today's shoot was a Diablo race car

A 1996 Lamborghini Diablo SV R to be exact. A full-on race car with no HVAC, no sound deadening, and no mufflers. It’s hot, loud, fast, and I’m in love. Once you’ve driven a race car on the street, everything else is just decaf. I’m on a bit of a Lambo bender and shot a Countach video yesterday.

Reidus and Cletus in the news!

Bangshift wrote a piece about Alex’s upcoming V12 Mustang. 

Cletus-Vette is 94 db at idle, 124 db at WOT Cletus-Vette is 94 db at idle, 124 db at WOT

Officially obnoxious. Got super nerdy and actually bought a decibel meter just to test this out. I always knew it was loud but 124 at WOT is just stupid. What does your car weigh in at? Anyone else ever tested theirs?

I have an electric Smart Cabrio for a week I have an electric Smart Cabrio for a week

I’m reviewing the Smart Electric Drive Cabrio this week and it’s a pretty odd little car. Not quite as zippy as a Nissan Leaf but very fun to park. What do you guys want to know about it? 

My Corvette is slower than a Miata My Corvette is slower than a Miata

If they are both on an autocross course. I went slow but sounded great and even got the thing a little sideways for style points. Made a video about my trip to the autocross races to face-off against my co-worker’s Miata.

Should I buy a Corvette interior or another car? Should I buy a Corvette interior or another car?

You might not believe it but my scruffy Corvette is mechanically done. From steering linkage to turn signals, there are no more wrenches left to turn on it. it runs, stops, steers, and goes without any issues. One of the last things to do now is the interior and oh my it’s expensive.

So yeah, we're swapping a V12 into a Mustang So yeah, we're swapping a V12 into a Mustang

And we’re calling it the MACH 12. If you peek around on social media you might have already seen this fantastic idea but Alex is taking the 5.3L SOHC V12 from a 1980s XJ12 sedan and wedging into his 1973 Mustang. Sure it’ll weigh as much as a 460 and make less power than a built 351 but how else are you gonna get that…

Drove the ratty Corvette for 14 hrs this weekend Drove the ratty Corvette for 14 hrs this weekend

Autocrossed it, settled stoplight grudges, took a girl on a date in it, and used it to haul yardwork equipment around. Try THAT with a CUV. I burned $150 of 94 octane in one day and it was 100% worth it.

Sound of Cletus-Vette at wide open throttle Sound of Cletus-Vette at wide open throttle

Peeps said they wanted to hear it. Here’s a quick pull through 2nd and 3rd gear. Rear end is 3.08 so top of 3rd is about 80 mph or so. Engine is a 1970 11.0:1 350 with some kind of cam in it and 4" Hooker sidepipes.

The perfect drive The perfect drive

Midnight, empty city, and an angry V8 with a 4-speed. Just love this car.

Fell in love all over again Fell in love all over again

Been doing other things and hadn’t driven it in two weeks. But today I got in and just couldn’t stop driving it. Made it all the way out to the country, did 110 mph on the highway, cruised downtown streets lined with bars and did burnouts in the industrial park. Burned an entire tank in one day just bangshifting the…

I've been Lincoln dreaming I've been Lincoln dreaming

As someone with a meagre salary and a half-cooked 1970 Corvette in the garage I CLEARLY need a new project to keep me busy and I finally have an idea for my next big undertaking.

Cars on my block Cars on my block

I live in an eclectic neighborhood in Toronto which seems to collect an interesting array of classic cars. These are all the cool cars that reside on my block in Toronto:

Post cars that make you happy Post cars that make you happy

Brighten your Monday. Post cars that make you happy.

Of things slipping away Of things slipping away

Yesterday I was chatting with someone who casually mentioned they owned a 1972 Dino 246 GTS. This kind of took me aback because while he owned a successful retail shop, I didn’t take him for someone with that kind of money. Then I learned he bought the car in 2014 and he paid just $90,000 for it. That kinda made me…

I have a day with a wind tunnel, what should I test? I have a day with a wind tunnel, what should I test?

I get to play around with a wind tunnel for a day but what should I test? My first reaction is to find out if tailgate up is better than tailgate down on a pickup-truck at speed.

The Ferrari Daytona and C3 Corvette aren't actually that different The Ferrari Daytona and C3 Corvette aren't actually that different

The Daytona is one of my all-time favorite cars. I actually bought my 1970 C3 Corvette in part because it was a relatively affordable entry into the world of early 70s big-engine GT cars. And I’m finding more and more that the early (non-disco) C3 and the Ferrari Daytona are closer in spec than you might think.

Get ready to get spoopy | The Corvair episode is near Get ready to get spoopy | The Corvair episode is near

It was a complete horror show. Episode 8 comes out January, 30th. Really been shopping in earnest for an Opel. What should we buy next?

I'm calling it, the Triumph V8 is the worst engine ever made I'm calling it, the Triumph V8 is the worst engine ever made

The Triumph V8 was a 3.0L SOHC twin-carb motor made from 1971 to 1977. And just knowing that info, you’d assume it’s pretty cool. But the Triumph V8 was riddled with designed-in faults so cad that it shouldn’t have left the factory.

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