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


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

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

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

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