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You Asked Parshletter Questions, So I Answered Parshletter Questions You Asked Parshletter Questions, So I Answered Parshletter Questions

I didn’t quite expect to get questions this personal for the first parshletter, but since you asked, I opened up about what I’ve been going through lately, and how much it sucks. Also, I demand that the World Endurance Championship Se-bring us all 1,000 miles, and rant about car colors. Parshletter No. 1 is here!

A Former NASCAR and Tesla Engineer Built His Own Hybrid. It Wasn't Easy A Former NASCAR and Tesla Engineer Built His Own Hybrid. It Wasn't Easy

When the all-time fastest car around the Nürburgring is a hybrid, there’s no excuse to still think “hybrid” means “slow.” But there’s a reason why even major manufacturers struggle to put electric-assisted cars on the market. Home-tinkerer Matt Brown (with a NASCAR team and Tesla on his resume) figured out a way to…

Where Is Stef? There's a Parshtreon for That Now Where Is Stef? There's a Parshtreon for That Now

A few people on here asked if I had a Patreon, so I made one. Rather, I made a parshtreon—because let’s be honest, that’s what it’s really funding. I promise to spend any cash sent my way as irresponsibly as humanly possible. Alternately, if you just need to see what I’ve written lately (and you do), I’ll be rounding…

This Chop-Top Hot Rod Saturn Was Built With $1,500 and a Ton of Creativity This Chop-Top Hot Rod Saturn Was Built With $1,500 and a Ton of Creativity

Alfonso Garcia Jr.’s plastic fantastic 1992 Saturn SL2 chop-top hot rod proves any car can be cool, and that you don’t need a big budget to build something amazing if you’ve got patience and determination.

Stef's Big Radwood Austin Giganto-Gallery With Puffalumps and Porschelump Stef's Big Radwood Austin Giganto-Gallery With Puffalumps and Porschelump

The hype train is real. Radwood is actually good. I’m usually not big on hard parkin’, but I went to the one in Austin knowing that this would at least be a good place to show off period-correct Fisher-Price Puffalumps alongside my fine 1984 Porsche race car. Holy crap, the cars. There were so many good cars. Not…

Drunkenly Playing Gran Turismo Inspired This Real-Life Range Rover Race Car Drunkenly Playing Gran Turismo Inspired This Real-Life Range Rover Race Car

We’re all familiar with the 900-horsepower Reliant Robins that can come out of driving games’ “tuning” options, but can you transform an unlikely vehicle into a track monster in real life? That’s what three friends want to find out with the Range Rover they bought “after a drunken night of Gran Turismo,” according to…

Remember the Royal Anthem of the Kilted Yaksmen! Remember the Royal Anthem of the Kilted Yaksmen!

Merry Yak Appreciation Day, Oppo.

This Movie Tribute Chrysler LeBaron Got Burned to a Crisp for Snow Domination This Movie Tribute Chrysler LeBaron Got Burned to a Crisp for Snow Domination

While some of you were cowering away from last week’s polar vortex, one pair of cousins was driving straight into it in a lovingly crafted replica of the burnt-out rental car from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Just like in the movie, there was no fabric top left to protect them from nature’s worst.

Racing a 1950 Dodge Truck Was the Easy Part Racing a 1950 Dodge Truck Was the Easy Part

When people build a race car, they usually start off with a car. Not a rusty, wrecked heap of bolts that’s roughly in the shape of a 1950 Dodge Pickup. Putting it together in a couple weeks after the rest of your original team abandons the idea is pure lunacy. Continuing to race it after that? Congratulations! You’re…

If Audi Won't Sell You the S4 Wagon You Crave, Take Two Cars and Make Your Own If Audi Won't Sell You the S4 Wagon You Crave, Take Two Cars and Make Your Own

If you want a fast wagon in the United States, bless your heart. Americans love bloated crossovers and trucks, but never were deemed worthy of the subversive joy of a quick longroof. If you can’t wait for other countries’ leftovers to pass the 25-year import rule, never fear! You can make your own S4 Avant out of two…

An Electric-Swapped Honda S2000 Is Delicious Blasphemy An Electric-Swapped Honda S2000 Is Delicious Blasphemy

The Honda S2000 routinely hits “modern classic” lists thanks to its high-revving screamer of an engine. Swapping the engine for anything else earns you a strong side-eye from Honda fans, yet that’s what makes this electric-swapped 2006 S2000 so wonderfully enticing—not to mention ridiculously fast.

SEND ME YOUR SLABS! SEND ME YOUR SLABS!

For the longest time, the 24 Hours of Lemons wondered why-oh-why none of the Texas teams had run a slab yet. Bring us a slab, they said. Then a team in Michigan did it first, and the buncha gottdang Californians that run the series laughed at all of us for being beaten to our state’s own thing.

My Christmas Present to the Defecation Enthusiasts of the Internet My Christmas Present to the Defecation Enthusiasts of the Internet

I finally shared my strategy for finding a reasonably clean bathroom on the road over on The Drive. I’ve gotten a ton of mileage out of that advice, so it’s time to share. Enjoy.

BlueMazda2 Lives! BlueMazda2 Lives!

And he got me the best Porsche truck of all time as a Secret Senna gift! Thanks!!!

Sending It Sending It

I have packaged my Secret Senna gift and will send it tomorrow.

I Took a Big Volkswagen and a Tiny Volkswagen on the Nürburgring and I Didn't Want to Leave I Took a Big Volkswagen and a Tiny Volkswagen on the Nürburgring and I Didn't Want to Leave

Saying the Nürburgring is good is like calling water wet, or Puffalumps soft. It just is. I drove the biggest and the littlest Volkswagens that we don’t get in America on the ‘Ring over the summer. I even asked you what you wanted to know about the Amarok! Now you can read about it over on Autoblog.

The Essential Survival Tools You Need For Long Night Races The Essential Survival Tools You Need For Long Night Races

I just ticked a huge item off my bucket list: my very own Porsche 944 finished its first-ever full 24-hour race. Fall is prime endurance racing time in many warmer parts of the country even though the nights are longer. Here are all the essentials you need to race long into the night.

Forget Singer, You Want a Mid-Engine LS-Swapped Porsche Reimagined by a Redneck Forget Singer, You Want a Mid-Engine LS-Swapped Porsche Reimagined by a Redneck

People pay absurd prices for Porsche restomods, but too often, those pricey, perfect cars languish away in sad collections, only coming out to park at Cars and Coffee. You don’t want that. You want a Porsche “reimagined” by a self-proclaimed redneck instead, complete with a mid-engine LS3 swap from a Cadillac…

I Have Achieved MAXIMUM PARSH In Print I Have Achieved MAXIMUM PARSH In Print

If you’re in the Porsche Club of America, you should really open up this month’s Panorama. I’m in it! With the Porschelump! You should read it! I drink beans from a shoe, and my car breaks! It’s good!

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