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More spark than a Spark: A Seat-of-the-Pants Review of the 2014 Mini Cooper Clubman

As hard as I tried to get the Miata done on Superb Owl Sunday, I was still a couple of hours away from it being road worthy, and...
By  February 3, 2015

duPont REGISTRY’s November 2014 Cars and Coffee

The recent November edition of the Cars & Coffee car show at duPont Registry of St Petersburg, Florida was a great mix of...
By  December 19, 2014

Coming Soon: A Return to Cars & Coffee

Over the weekend I attended and shot over 9 hours of a cars & coffee (my first since 2011). I’ve unfortunately had to...
By  November 18, 2014

2014 Memorial Day Weekend Meet At Precision Mazda and Mitsubishi

Despite a coating of dust and only having one mirror, which was held on by rubber bands, Roadster made it out to the first show...
By  June 9, 2014

Google Unveils Exciting and Terrifying Future of Automated Driving, in a Cute Package

I mull over the positive, negative, and possible unexpected side effects of an automated driving future after the jump. From the...
By  May 29, 2014

Wagon Wednesday – Zombie Ford Falcon Surf Wagon

When I first saw this zombie-fied surf wagon at a quick glance, I thought it was a Corvair. I made a quick turn around and pulled...
By  April 23, 2014

2014 Firestone Grand Prix of St Pete Launches The IndyCar Season

Rough weather, heavy rain, and wind greeted the race weekend in St Petersburg this year. Despite that, Takuma Sato was able to...
By  April 11, 2014

V.I.S.I.T. – Typical English Sports Car Edition

On my way to lunch on Tuesday, I spotted a bright turquoise-colored rear fender peeking out from a parking space. Could it be a...
By  August 22, 2013

Festivals of Speed: From Roadsters To Racecars

A few times a year, there is a Concours d’Elegance held in Florida called the Festivals of Speed. These photos are from the...
By  July 26, 2013

Speed Record Car is a Time Capsule of Mystery

Among the vast collection of glossy vehicles showcased at last April’s Festival of Speed in St. Petersburg, Florida, one of...
By  July 18, 2013

Big Meet For A Small Car: Miatapalooza 2013

In the past, I’d been to what I thought of as large car meets. Forty or fifty Subarus? Sure! That’s enormous! But I recently...
By  April 29, 2013

2013 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

It is always exciting this time of year when the Honda Grand Prix takes over the streets of St Pete, but this year was especially...
By  April 12, 2013

VSR Motorsports Grand Opening

One of my favorite local speed shops, S&R Performance, merged with Vortex Motorsport recently and on Saturday night my wife...
By  February 19, 2013

Honda Grand Prix Track Construction

Early on Friday morning, I attended the beginning of the construction of the street course that is annually built on the streets...
By  February 19, 2013

Who Gets A Sunburn In January!?

Who gets a sunburn in January? I do, that’s who. This morning we drove out to pick up our new (to us) Miata and I refused...
By  January 23, 2013

The Scalpel and the Hand Grenade

This past Thursday, I attended a Gotham Dream Car Sprint driving experience with a Ferrari F430 on Challenge Stradale wheels and...
By  December 31, 2012

Meet Your Idols

Many thanks to Hooniverse.com for publishing my article! For many years, I’ve wanted to see a Lamborghini Countach up close....
By  December 20, 2012

November 2012: Cars & Cigars

Tonight, I ran across a fellow Jalop (commenter on Jalopnik, for the uninitiated), by the name of Jackson, on Google+ and I...
By  November 9, 2012

Down on the Street: Mercury Comet Custom

While on a coffee run, I stumbled upon this old Mercury Comet Custom. According to what I’ve found online, this is most...
By  July 16, 2012

Down on the Street: Classic VW Beetle

I’ve been seeing this old Volkswagen Beetle for a while in a garage on the USF campus, and since university is in sort of a...
By  July 16, 2012