CarDomain Network: CarDomain StreetFire.net Autoholics
 
Avatar
Posted On: 2/28/2011 3:41PM
66Mope

The Toyota FT-86 II will be unveiled in Geneva tomorrow. Here is is, just peeking out from under its wrap. More at ft86club.com



Avatar
Posted On: 2/28/2011 2:49PM
SuzyBruisy

The Barrett-Jackson phenomenon has jacked up the price of just about anything old, since everyone with a stock four-door Valiant now thinks he's sitting on some goldmine. But some vintage cars, for whatever reason, have escaped the insanity and remain at vaguely affordable prices, even if they're relatively rare, have two doors, and are not Elephant-Man ugly. Like, how is it that you can still reliably find a mint '61-'63 Thunderbird for $10K? I realize that early 60's styling isn't for everyone, but these aren't bad cars. My dad had a '62 convertible and it beat around like a champ on its unrebuilt 390 V8 well into the 90's.

How about you? Have any of your favorite old rides stayed freakishly affordable?



Avatar
Posted On: 2/28/2011 1:42PM
66Mope

How does this sound: 1,115 hp and 885 lb-ft of torque on E85. A carbon fiber monocoque so rigid that no roof is necessary (the Agera R has a removable roof panel that can be stowed inside the car). Vortex Generating Rim (VGR) wheels with spokes that act as turbine blades and help maximize downforce. Michelin tires rated up to 260 mph, making them the highest-speed-rated tires in the world. Oh, and a ski box. More pics after the jump, including some early shots of it at Geneva! Via Autoblog

More »


Avatar
Posted On: 2/28/2011 12:56PM
SuzyBruisy

While here in America we let the Ranger die slow, sad death, the rest of the world will be getting the new Wildtrak, revealed today at the Geneva Auto Show. It'll be equipped with either a 2.2L TDI or a 3.5L inline-5 diesel, and its wheelin' capacities look promising: Ford claims the little truck will be able to blast through water up to 31" deep, and it'll have a stiffened up frame with vulnerable components located above the level of the frame rails. Sounds like an ideal vehicle for the apocalypse, but Ford must know something we don't, because such capabilities apparently will not become necessary here in the US. Lucky everyone else! More pics below the jump, via Jalopnik and PickupTrucks.com.

More »


Avatar
Posted On: 2/28/2011 12:10PM
ksingh

Maybe the guy was a crappy navigator? Watch!

More »


Avatar
Posted On: 2/28/2011 11:02AM
MrAngry

I may have to call bullshit on this one as I’ve watched this video three times already and honestly, I still can’t determine whether it’s real or fake. The driving on two wheel thing I get, but pulling the wheels off while the trucks still under power… I simply don’t know how it could be done. The thing that makes me feel as though it’s a fake is that there is simply no movement whatsoever while the little SUV is in motion. There’s not a bobble, a weave, nothing. Also, what about the lug nuts, where did they go and how did they get them off? As much as I’d like to believe this is real there are simply too many things going on that throw up red flags. If by some off chance that it is legit, then hell – these guys are now my new hero’s. Click through for the video and decide for yourself. See more crazy stunts at RideLust

More »


Avatar
Posted On: 2/28/2011 10:00AM
66Mope

It still seems a bit unclear, despite the semi-translucent concept that Subaru rolled out in Geneva. Check out this article at Autoguide and let us know what  you think! We'll definitely keep you posted as more is revealed!



Avatar
Posted On: 2/28/2011 8:54AM
soaringeagle129

My love for Mazdas began when I started my racing career.  I attended my first race at age 16 with the Skip Barber Racing School in the Mazda Formula R/T 2000. After doing a few races in the formula car, I decided to try Skip Barber's MX5 cup cars.  Being that these were some of the most precise and nimble cars I'd ever driven, and that even the pace car was a Mazda 3, my heart started to skink for the plucky cars that Mazda put out. After I subsequently fell in love with the RX-8, my mom wouldn't let me get one due to her concern that RWD is unsafe in the snow. That turned my eye towards the Mazdaspeed 3.  I'd driven the normal 3 a few times so I felt it was necessary to test the speed.  I had no idea what an animal of a car it was.  After a lot of persuasion and research, my parents split the cost of a 2007 Black Mica Mazdaspeed 3 GT with 27k miles. I've now had the car for a little over two years: it now has 57k miles and still pulls strong. I also currently race with NASA and the SCCA in a 1991 Spec Miata with the King Rat Motorsports team.  In the near future, I see myself purchasing an old Miata and converting it either into a Spec Miata race car or a track/Sunday driver car.  But Mazda will always hold a special place in my heart no matter what I drive in my future.

How about you? Do you have loyalty to a particular automaker? How did you become a fan?

More »


Avatar
Posted On: 2/28/2011 8:05AM
SuzyBruisy

You might've noticed that the "Mods/Parts" section of your ride page has been evolving a little lately: for one thing, there's a heck of a lot more brands in there for you to choose from when you're writing up your parts installs. That's because we've now approved every SEMA-affliated brand that manufactures car parts--well, the ones that're still in business anyway. This was no small task: each of those several thousand had to be researched and verified. But we've still got a long way to go! If you're writing up an install and your parts belong to a brand that doesn't appear on the drop-down menu, you have the option of entering the brand yourself, which will then go into our approval queue to get verified. Just make sure you're entering the actual brand--i.e., the company that manufactured your part. Not the website you bought it from, the shop that installed it, or the type of part it is. To get started, click the Mods/Parts link in the right-hand nav while in the Edit view of your ride page. Don't forget to upload pics and a quick description of your install, we wanna see 'em!



Avatar
Posted On: 2/28/2011 7:00AM
66Mope

Not sure that white wheels would be my first choice on a white car, but it's always fun to see what other people do. I pasted some cool examples after the jump, but be sure to check out the full thread over at VWVortex.

More »