History of Gasoline Pricing: How 9/10th of a Cent Became Standard in the Fuel Industry
Have you ever wondered about the history of gas prices ending in 9/10 of a cent? After all, most products in the marketplace are priced in whole dollars and cents, so why do gas stations follow a practice of fractional pricing?
Sports Cars and American Made US Specials of the 1950s and 1960s
Americans designed some superb sports cars in the 1950's and 1960's. Here's a look at the Cheetah, Chaparral, Shelby Cobra, Corvette Stingray, Shelby Mustang, Cobra Daytona, Devin SS, Griffith, Scarab, Sunbeam Tiger, Early Thunderbird, Arnolt-Bristol, Bocar, Dual-Ghia, Edwards America, Cunningham,
Inertia Report: The FCA Issue and Why The PSA Merger Probably Won't Solve It
The Inertia Report: Where I give my opinion of topics in the automotive world. This time, I'll talk about what is wrong with Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles and why the PSA merger may not lead to better pastures.
Visit the Auto Museum in Sharjah, UAE
Looking for a fun car-related activity in the UAE? You won't want to miss this. Close to the airport at Sharjah is an auto museum belonging to the ruler. It's a small place but has a wonderful collection of vintage cars and is an absolute delight for a connoisseur of the auto.
Cars: Accelerating the Modern World Exhibition at the V&A Museum
A look back at Cars: Accelerating the Modern World - an exhibition at the V&A in 2019. The invention of the car had profound effects on culture, the landscape, and even fashion. Here's my experience at the exhibit! Was it worth it?
How to Rebrand Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles: Maserati
This is a "special" tackling a very big issue. How to Rebrand Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Explaining why the change of corporate image is necessary, we will jump into the past & build up every brand under the FCA correctly. In this article, we rebuild and change the brand direction of Maserati.
How Long Does It Take to Make a Car?
How long does it take to assemble a car, including multiple coats of paint, the interior, wiring, and electronics—12 hours? 24 hours? 48 hours? Who does it faster? Henry Ford in the 1920s? Or a factory full of computer-controlled high-speed robots? Let's take a look.
How to Rebrand Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles: Chrysler
This is a "special" tackling a very big issue. How to Rebrand Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Explaining why the change of corporate image is necessary, we will build up every brand under the FCA correctly. In this article, we COMPLETELY rebuild Chrysler, taking the brand in a new direction.
Inertia Report: Why Kia May Be the Next Luxury Brand Coming Up
Why I feel Kia may have become the "dark horse" competitor coming up behind the Germans. The Germans might be taken by surprise.
How to Rebrand Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles: Dodge
This is a "special" tackling a very big issue. How to Rebrand Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Explaining why the change of corporate image is necessary, we will jump into the past & build up every brand under the FCA correctly. In this article, we rebuild Dodge's lineup.
How to Rebrand Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles: Fiat, Ram & Jeep
This is a "special" tackling a very big issue. How to Rebrand Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Explaining why the change of corporate image is necessary, we will jump into the past & build up every brand under the FCA correctly. In this article, Jeep & Ram get rebuilt & we access Fiat.
Kickdown: Not All Fast Cars Are the Same
Kickdown is a column where I talk about random topics, usually car-related, that don't deserve long articles. This time, because of how confusing the term "performance car" is, I will attempt to essentially classify categories of which vehicles compete with other vehicles.
How Mercedes-Benz Met Higher Emission Norms With Lower-Grade Fuel
India, one of the fastest growing and the most competitive car markets, is seeing a rapid rise in pollution, and so India is looking for cleaner cars. With BS4 emission norms being mandated, emission norms have become more stringent. With the new S350d, Mercedes-Benz meets BS6 using BS4 fuel!
The Ford Ghia Barchetta That Became a Mercury Capri
If you have ever wondered how a car evolves from a prototype to production, here's an interesting story about one car. Why did the Ford Ghia Barchetta become the Mercury Capri?
Did the Chevy SS Pick Up Where the Pontiac G8 Left Off?
Was the Chevy SS a solid replacement for the Pontiac G8? Here's why the underpowered Chevy SS underachieved.
The Lockup: Why Infiniti Isn't Taken Seriously as a Luxury Car Company
The Lockup: Where I review & critique a car or company to prove a point. Here's my in-depth view of why Infiniti isn't taken seriously as a luxury brand.
When Will Hybrid/Electric Tech Trickle Down to Your Car?
Tired of your non-electric car? When will your car get the hybrid/electric technology that exotic cars have begun using recently? That's the question we will try to analyze today.
Why Infiniti Decided Not to Build the Q50 Eau Rouge
Miss the Q50 Eau Rouge? Why was the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge killed off? Let's find out.
The Kickdown: The Ferrari FXX-K EVO and What Came Before
Kickdown is a column where I talk about random topics, usually car-related, that don't deserve long articles. With Ferrari launching the FXX-K EVO, I figured it was time to take a stroll down memory lane & look at some of Ferrari's past special ballistic missiles.
Inertia Report: Pros and Cons of Lamborghini Going Electric
The Inertia Report: Where I give my opinion on topics in the automotive world. The Huracan's successor will be a plug-in hybrid, and Lamborghini has unveiled an all-electric concept. It's clear to see hybrid-electric technology is in Lamborghini's future. I assess the pros & cons of such a future.
Fantasy Branding: How I Would Relaunch the 2nd Gen SRT Jeep
Fantasy Branding is a series where I take a scenario in the automotive world (past, present, or future) and explain how I would have done it. This time: How I would relaunch the 2nd Gen SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Inertia Report: Why the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk Is the Wrong Long-Term Solution
Why the Hellcat engine is the wrong long-term solution for the SRT Jeep.
The Cactus Derby Races of 1908–1914: Los Angeles to Phoenix
America's first off-road auto racing series was the Cactus Derby, with a cash prize and the title of Master Driver of the World.
Everything You Need to Know About Car Suspension and Handling
We present an inventory of the most commonly used suspension architectures. There are several types of suspension systems. They differ depending on whether they are on the front or rear drive trains.
Creating a Classic: The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Gullwing 2011-2015
How Mercedes-AMG created their first ever super car, the SLS AMG, from drawing board to dealer showrooms in just 37 months.
The Porsche 911: The Car With the Worst Ergonomic Design
The Porsche 911 is the worst-designed car from an ergonomic perspective. It has issues with the interior, engine, tires, and more.
The Fastest Muscle Cars of the 1960s (All Specifications)
Specifications of the top muscle cars from the '60s and '70s. What's fastest? Chev, Dodge Ford, AMX, Pontiac, Hemi, Cuda, Chevelle, GTO, Mustang, Firebird, Camaro, Roadrunner, Corvette, Challenger, Trans-Am, Fairlane, Galaxie, Oldsmobile, Dart, GTS, Wildcat, Z-28, Nova?
The History of Auto Racing Deaths and Sports Car Crashes
Auto racing is a high-speed sport with even higher stakes. A mere split second can mean the difference between an exciting race or another disaster on the tragic list of racing-related fatalities. How many people have died? Does death happen often in this sport? Let's find out.
The World's Ten Fastest Cars: Record-Setters From 1980 to Now
Which cars have dominated world speed records since 1980? Let's find out.
The Invention and Evolution of the Automobile Door
With over 100,000 automobile patents on file, the history of the auto is very well documented. This is less true, however, for automobile doors, although we can track the car door's basic evolution.