Video: Our Ford Fiesta ST Gets the First COBB Stage 2 Kit, Will Blow Tires Off.

We love our Fiesta ST. It's light, fun, fast, and super practical. That doesn't mean it couldn't use a few more ponies under the hood. We got a nice little bump in midrange torque from the COBB Stage 1 package a few months back, but now let's see what happens when we go for Stage 2! »4/07/14 12:20pm4/07/14 12:20pm


The Smoking Tire Project Fiesta ST Gets COBB Stage 1

After we filmed the somewhat controversial Ford Fiesta ST vs. BMW E46 M3 video a month or so back, we as a group were so smitten with the Fiesta ST's ludicrous value for money proposition that our cameraman and resident mad scientist Thaddeus Brown went straight to the dealership and traded in his 2006 Mini Cooper S… »1/31/14 12:42pm1/31/14 12:42pm

Man Advertises Cross Country Road Race, $50k Prize, Sells Entries on eBay

There's a certain "gentelmanly code" among those who choose to drive from coast to coast as fast as possible: keep it quiet. Conversely, there are plenty of "lifestyle" road rallies to choose from if you're looking for a group environment in which to drive your sports car across the country. "Colonel" Vaughn Wilson,… »1/02/14 11:55am1/02/14 11:55am

If You've Never Tried The Smoking Tire Podcast, Now Is the Time

The Smoking Tire podcast is reaching its 100th episode, and we recently had the good fortune to bring a few /DRIVE hosts together in one place. Myself, "Bus Stop Hair" Mike Spinelli, "Do Skids" Chris Harris, and Mike "How 'bout I break your freakin' arm" Musto got together over beers, tell stories, and give each other… »11/13/13 1:03pm11/13/13 1:03pm

Started my Delorean's New Stage II Engine for the First Time

In just over two weeks it will be a year to the day that I decided it was time to buy my dream car: a Delorean. I enlisted the help of Texas's Delorean Motor Company to get the search going for the perfect car. Eight months of searching and three months of restoration, and two days ago, I went down to DMC's new… »11/13/13 12:44pm11/13/13 12:44pm

Video: What's it's Like to Drive the Stelvio Pass in a Too-Big and Too-Powerful Car

Recently, Jalopnik's Travis Okulski got to drive Top Gear's former pick for "the best driving road in the world" in a Porsche Cayman S, and came away underwhelmed. Travis and I have discussed this in detail, and we have decided that the Sustenpass , Grimsel Pass, and the Fluelapass are the best roads in Switzerland,… »10/04/13 12:29pm10/04/13 12:29pm

What's the Best Idea for a Custom Painted Helmet? (W/ Video)

Look at that hair. Donald Trump, for all his faults (which are many) has contributed one of the more iconic haircuts in recent history. And while his perfectly coiffed hair may have defined his signature look way back in the 80's, I much prefer the more modern version of Trump's mop. As he ages, his hair is getting… »6/25/13 11:43am6/25/13 11:43am

Video: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish: An Aston Owner's Review

For the last 9 years, I've owned a first-generation Aston Martin Vanquish. And, though it does come standard with some supercar foibles and what may be the world's second-worst transmission (the Smart Car is still solidly #1), it has been a wonderful vehicle, provider of more smiles per hour than one ever needs, even… »6/10/13 1:14pm6/10/13 1:14pm

I Went to Sweden to Drive the Production Volvo S60 Polestar. Here's my Review

The transition from building race cars in cooperation with a manufacturer to building street cars under said manufacturer’s banner is a delicate dance, and one in which both parties must find a happy medium between street car and race car, between tango and twerking. It’s not without its proven examples, though.… »6/10/13 1:02pm6/10/13 1:02pm

When I made a video with Chris Harris about the differences between driving a stock, brilliant-yet-s

When I made a video with Chris Harris about the differences between driving a stock, brilliant-yet-slow Porsche Cayman and a lightly modified, sloppy-yet-fast Audi S4 Avant, I practically invited the community to challenge my claim that the 2013 Cayman, fun as it may be, offers the "worst dollars-to-horsepower" ratio… »6/05/13 12:31pm6/05/13 12:31pm

Video: The 2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport Looks like a Schick Razor, but Drives Awesome

I don't know about you guys, but I really felt Lexus was too conservative with the last IS. It didn't have the uniqueness about it that drew me to the first-generation car, and by the end of its run, even the monster-motor'ed IS-F was hardly worth a second glance. Lexus has flipped the switch on the new IS350, and… »4/25/13 12:36pm4/25/13 12:36pm

Video - Range Rover Evoque: On and Off-Road Test

The Range Rover Evoque is the smallest Range Rover ever. It’s also the first Range Rover since 1993 to not come with an air suspension. It’s also the first Range Rover to feature “design input” from a pop singer who, despite her considerable beauty, almost certainly has never driven more than ten feet off the tarmac.… »4/09/13 2:54pm4/09/13 2:54pm