Assorted grab bag of stuff we like

•March 3, 2014 • 10 Comments

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Assorted grab bag of stuff we like

•February 24, 2014 • 3 Comments

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Assorted grab bag of stuff we like

•February 17, 2014 • 14 Comments

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Color us impressed, or at least properly intrigued

•February 14, 2014 • 3 Comments

Yes, it’s a Kia— but it wears indisputably sharp, Peter Schreyer-penned duds. And remember, Japanese cars were once looked down upon, too (in the not-too-distant past, no less). Could this car be to Korea what the Datsun 240Z once was to Japan?

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Guest contributor: Justin Fox on Catalina Park, the hidden race track of Katoomba, Australia

•February 11, 2014 • 4 Comments

Earlier this week we hit the road to discover Catalina Park, a disused motor racing venue located at Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains.

The 2.1 km circuit opened on 12 February 1961 and was originally used for top-level motorsport in the 1960s (the lap record is 53 seconds). The mountain location caused problems with fog causing delays in the race programs; in addition, the track was very narrow by today’s standards and surrounded by walls, Armco railings, and hillside. The track fell into greater disuse with the opening of other circuits nearer to Sydney such as Oran Park and Amaroo Park.

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Assorted grab bag of stuff we like

•February 10, 2014 • 7 Comments

Getting right to it.

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What’s the modern-day spiritual successor to the MkI Golf (Rabbit) GTI?

•February 7, 2014 • 5 Comments

We think it’s the Ford Fiesta ST. Adjusted for inflation, the GTI’s $8,350 in 1984 is roughly $18,800 today. The Ford Fiesta ST lists at $21,400.

If we were in the market for a brand new small, affordable hot hatch (note: we aren’t), the Fiesta ST would probably be the one to buy, as in many ways the latest GTI has matured its way out of the segment.

What a great new car purchase this would make.

 
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