From the Archives: B...

First published on autoshopper.com on July 15 2013, worthy of a rerun since the Honda has just left us Since publishing this, I discovered James Ruppert is still using the Bangernomics handle I remember from my teenage years – imitation sincerest form of flattery etc In this culture of...

Scuderia Mugshots Part 4: ’96 Honda Civic Jan20

Scuderia Mugshots Pa...

1996 Honda Civic 1.6 litre inline 4, 5 speed manual 130hp Acquired 2015 In 2013 The Cyclist offered me use of his Civic while he was abroad for the summer working. I put more than 2000 miles on it, and it won me over by its astonishing minimalism. Let me clarify what I mean by minimalism...

Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) Oddities May08

Japanese Domestic Ma...

Arriving in the US for the first time in 1995, I was expecting a steep learning curve around recognizing cars on the street. After all, in Europe a Buick is a swan, Mercury a poisonous silver substance and Cadillacs something bought on special import by balding night club owners with wives...

At the Targa Florio

Sicily stands apart from the Italian mainland in more than simply geography. Always strategically significant, Sicily has experienced a continual stream of invaders over the past few thousand years, each leaving their own distinctive layer. There are spectacular Greek and Roman ruins, and in...

El Mirage

When John Cobb and George Eyston dueled at Bonneville, trading the Land Speed record in the late thirties, and pushing it from barely 300 mph to nearly 400 mph, it took days to send back to San Francisco for parts if required. We face a similar issue with Bonneville – to visit, and to be...