The final decision when shopping for a primary, everyday automobile often comes down to practical considerations like room for our stuff, fuel economy, safety equipment, comfort and more, but shopping for a car to have fun with can be an entirely different matter.
The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is a unique event on the IZOD IndyCar Series calendar, offering world-class auto racing plus the opportunity for fans to experience the best of what this vibrant, Southern California beach city has to offer. In the background is the majestic Queen Mary ocean liner, the beach and pleasure boats docked alongside the restaurants and shops of Shoreline Village, the lighthouse and the Aquarium of the Pacific.
What do you get when you combine the safety and practicality of a Volvo, with the fun, excitement and styling of a limited edition sportscar? The answer is the Volvo C30 T5 M R-Design Polestar Limited Edition.
A beautiful spring weekend welcomed collector car enthusiasts to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s Del Mar Nationals. In keeping with tradition, entry in the three-day show was for vehicles from 1972 or earlier, but on “All American Sunday,” all years of American made and/or powered cars and trucks were welcome.
AutoMatters #84 was about the Mars Exploration Rover. Now, thanks to a chance encounter at WonderCon Anaheim, we turn to science fiction as AutoMatters brings you some great news about Star Trek: specifically the Starship Enterprise (D).
The beach, the sunsets, the surf. Whether experienced at the end of a short drive from home or work, or as a special reward on a much deserved vacation, the 2013 VW Beetle Turbo Convertible makes this, and so much more, not only possible but easy to achieve.
In the shadow and spirit of nearby Hollywood, NASCAR could not have scripted a more dramatic conclusion to the 2013 Auto Club 400. The scene was Auto Club Speedway in Fontana – a two-mile, very wide, high-speed, D-shaped oval track. The stars of NASCAR were there and eager to race. The weather was picture perfect as the fans settled into their seats for 200 laps of what would perhaps be the most exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race ever at Auto Club Speedway.
As the saying goes, in a police chase you can’t outrun a radio. Combine the use of radios with the thorough emergency vehicle and pursuit training that police officers and deputies receive, and you’ll see that lawbreakers really don’t have much of a chance to get away. This installment of AutoMatters will reveal some of what they would be up against, courtesy of the San Diego Police Department.
It has been a long time – too long, since I’ve driven a sportscar that I wanted to keep driving just for the sheer joy of driving it. Last night I experienced that feeling again when I was behind the wheel of the 2013 Scion FR-S.
Believe it or not, Ford’s Mustang will turn 50 years old next year! How can it be that nearly 50 years have passed since I first saw, and longed for, a Mustang of my own? It would take many years before that happened, but happen it did. I’ve owned and enjoyed two Mustangs – an ’88 LX hatchback and my current 2011 GT.