I remember one of the first years Nationwide was there, they kept complaining about the rumble strips destroying sway bars. Pansies. Get Sprint Cup out there, and let's see some of the ringers blitz around. I was a bit disappointed in the lap times of the Nationwide guys, some of the vintage Mustangs and Camaros… » 7/23/14 11:58am Yesterday 11:58am

Different strokes for different folks. Personally, I would have put that money into savings for a house, or piece of real estate that has the possibility of being an investment. I just dumped my used car loan, and bought a car outright. Best feeling ever now, not having a loan payment, and saving that money. » 7/23/14 10:57am Yesterday 10:57am

A used Ford Crown Victoria P71. It's big and slow so you're never really going fast enough to cause serious damage, it's relatively safe with modern construction and later versions had plenty of safety features and airbags (for the parents). For the gearhead it has a V8 up front that drives the rear wheels (lots of… » 7/16/14 12:14pm 7/16/14 12:14pm

How have the tow ratings changed with the replacement of the 5.4 with the Ecoboost V6? I know the last Expedition was nice, because it towed the most of any half-ton based SUV through at least 2010 I believe. I'm not sure about recent ratings though. » 7/14/14 2:49pm 7/14/14 2:49pm

But at least you could get a small 2.0L air-cooled flat-6, but those are hard to find and expensive these days. The common middle ground is finding the 2.0L flat-4, they have a bit more guts than the 1.7/1.8's. Always loved the 914's, and glad they are underrated and undervalued, makes it all the easier to… » 7/14/14 11:23am 7/14/14 11:23am

Of course bicycles kill less people each year! That's like comparing how many people are killed by cancer each year (a lot) and those that are killed by a sinus infections (not a lot.) Both are somewhat dangerous, but one is seriously more dangerous than the other. Did your study distinguish in what type of… » 7/07/14 6:16pm 7/07/14 6:16pm

The 6-speed manual wasn't good, but it wasn't bad either. The shifts were short and positive. The issues lied in the clutch, and its non-existent feedback. I've driven a few C30's and owned an R-Design for years. They are a hoot to drive, but feel a bit bigger than they really are. They have a great engine, one… » 7/07/14 12:14pm 7/07/14 12:14pm

A couple of weeks ago, when Nationwide was up at Road America, coming out of turn 5 there were quite a few guys that would lift a tire in the dry. Quite humorous to see, and a bit of a shock considering the same weekend had the Pirelli World Challenge, and a litany of Audi R8's, Ferrari 458's, and McLaren's. » 7/02/14 4:54pm 7/02/14 4:54pm

A little outside of the American muscle car persona, but I think we can all agree that Mercedes makes some fine muscle cars, and Brabus takes them to 11. There are multitudes of them, but one of my faves is the Brabus Bullit, twin turbo V12, 720+ HP in a C-Class chassis. Big engine, small car. The muscle car formula. » 7/02/14 11:45am 7/02/14 11:45am

The Grand Marquis and Town Cars may be soft and bland, but step into a Police Interceptor and it's a completely different car. You could almost call the handling surprisingly good. The steering is far more direct (not saying good by any means), it doesn't wallow around turns, minimal body roll. » 7/01/14 9:17am 7/01/14 9:17am