my Delorean wasn't an import but it was a barn find with no current paperwork, a lien from a bank that no longer exists, and original blue plates I wanted to use. It had been out of the system since before the system had computers at all. It took 10 months to restore the car, and 14 months to register it. TEN separate… » 2/25/15 1:46pm Wednesday 1:46pm

a used, early Rolls Phantom is one of the great secrets of luxury car buying. You can pick these things up for $140k all day long with low miles and they are magnificent to drive, while simultaneously shitting on your neighbor who just dropped $270k on a new Bentley GT. At Gotham Dream Cara they were the most… » 2/22/15 1:11pm Sunday 1:11pm

on further reflection after filming this, I realized the guy had the stock tires on the car, Michelin Primacy (also stock on Prius and FRS), and that was by far the limiting factor here. All the other stuff won't work right if you don't add grip. I'd think he's a good set of tires away from really getting this thing… » 1/22/15 12:49pm 1/22/15 12:49pm

I drove a van in president clinton's motorcade in 2003. I also picked up his closest friend from childhood at the airport and delivered him to the Clintons' home in Chappaqua. It was a cool volunteer gig I got through a friend. I drove fast as fuck on closed roads while 8 secret service agents sat in back eating… » 1/04/15 12:09am 1/04/15 12:09am

It wasn't for Christmas, but my dad and I got my mom an F-Type for her birthday this year, big red bow and everything. And by "my dad and I," I mean he paid for it, and I asked Jaguar, very nicely, to make it appear in the driveway in 6 days. It was important that it was the kind of car she would never buy herself… » 12/26/14 12:35am 12/26/14 12:35am

Pat Hespen rocked; I can't believe he's gone, and what a sad day for Gina, Pat's family, and the people privileged enough to work with him. In 2008, he (along with Alan Hall) invited me to my first-ever press launch, the GT500 KR in Utah. We destroyed 6 sets of tires and a portion of the front straight a Miller… » 12/23/14 6:35pm 12/23/14 6:35pm

Video: 100-Octane Protune on a Fiesta Makes 240 WHP, 320 WTQ

The Fiesta ST is a riot out of the box; a car that can make you feel like Colin McRae on a tarmac stage after just a few minutes behind the wheel. But we wanted more. A lot more. So after installing the Cobb Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 packages, we went balls-out on a 100-octane ProTune and were blown away by what… » 12/23/14 2:10pm 12/23/14 2:10pm

I Just Bought a 900k-Mile Lexus LS400

My first car was a 1992 Lexus LS400. It was six years old at the time, so not a spring chicken, but when I sold it at 60,000 miles, I had no idea what these cars were really capable of. Now, thanks to CraigsList, we're going to find out. Because I just bought a 1996 Lexus LS400 with 897,000 actual miles on it, and I'm… » 12/03/14 5:42pm 12/03/14 5:42pm