Gran Turismo Sport came out last month, and while I haven’t seriously played a video game in nearly five years, it looked far too good to pass up. It’s not without its downfalls, but in my mind, the complaints about the game that I have heard from others, are not the real issues.  Yes there are WAY fewer cars available […]

Still A Kid I Guess

In the last five years, Subaru, and certainly Toyota have done lots with the FT86 platform.  We’ve seen minor iterations from the production car, and a few interesting special edition models.  On the motorsports front, both STI and Gazoo have put out some great looking and functional competition machines.  In terms of concept cars, we’ve seen convertibles, and sedans, and […]

Newest Dream Car?

Now one year since we bought our big Toyota tree, you haven’t heard much about it at all.  I’ve struggled greatly to generate any emotional attachment to our Sequoia, but it has been a terrific workhorse. In a year of ownership, I’ve put on around 10,000 km.  The truck is on its third pan full of oil, and second serpentine […]

Ultimate Utility

IMO the SCCA’s dealing with the FRS/BRZ twins in street class has been a bit of a cluster fuck.  Optional TRD suspension packages that were supposedly port installed (although no one ever saw a case when they weren’t dealer installed) really messed up the perceived balance between the twins and created a lot of controversy.  The optional parts almost certainly […]

More Changes…

You’ve noticed – I’ve been getting pretty bored of solo.  With no co-drivers and mediocre results my interest has been fading fast.  The past four years with the FRS, has been the longest period I have ever spent with one vehicle… So this weekend I was pretty happy for something new… in fact two somethings new. Ryan (the R part) […]

oh yah AutoX can be fun….

One of my quiet and distant auto senpai once told me that modding cars was a game for children.   Being a child at the time, I took this as old man talk.  His logic was the following… How can the engineering resources of even the greatest tuning company possibly compete with those of a multi-billion dollar company like Porsche? […]

Car Life Flavour Turned Vanilla