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About Brian Brawley

Brian Brawley is a writer with Car Street Journal. Devoted car guy and Bimmer fan, he owns an ancient BMW 3 series. He dreams of one day owning an E30m3 and peddling used timing belts for profit. Destined to (successfully) to crash multiple cars including one red Power Wheels Corvette at the age of 5, Brian is considered an ambitious driver. He took up writing largely because cars are rad, also because he knows many useless facts. Brian juggles between writing and working for Volkswagen. He also goes by the alias of Sir Holland, and wrote this entire bio in the third person.

2018 Dodge Demon SRT

What’s red, powerful, loud, and has more hype than a Nintendo console? Yes, it’s the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Spoiler alert, this isn’t a teaser! If you happen to live in a tree, or on a moon of Jupiter, you may not know what a #omgchallengerhellcatdemonwtfbbq is, so what exactly is it?

The Geneva International Auto Show is in its 87th run this year.  During the show, auto manufactures large and small released upon the world a teaser of the many new and exciting car models we will see for the rest of 2017 and the following year. Ranging from the mild family sedan to the boldest of super cars, the latter generally stealing the spotlight and gracing the dreams and passion of nearly every teenager worldwide from bedroom posters to trapper keepers.

So what exactly is the Geneva International Auto Show one may ask? Well for eighty-seven consecutive shows, it has been a gathering for every single automotive manufacturer in the known history of man. It matters not whether their automobiles come from a shed or a multi-billion dollar factory, any car can make an impact if bold or innovative enough. Located in Geneva Switzerland, bordering France, it is one of the if not THE largest [...]

Halo cars are a various breed. Cutting edge by design, they represent a manufacturers endeavor whether it’s design language, technological prowess, or flat out speed.  The Nissan GT-R, being an odd mix of all three, became the topic of high debate from track drivers, forum junkies, and Internet fan boys since it first landed on US shores.  Some love it, a car that can never do any wrong, while others scoff its very existence.

What gives the GT-R such a controversial allure?

The R35 seems like an entirely new thing, but GT-R controversy has existed ever since the conception of the R32 GT-R back in 1989.  The original car, dubbed “Godzilla,” the R32 GT-R was virtually untouchable in every series it had raced. This transitioned to the streets as well, becoming a legend in its own right.

On top of being a car with near extraterrestrial capabilities, the GT-R was an easy car to

Sometimes the best method is the simple method. The Toyota Supra in its fourth generation guise offered sheer simplicity, in a brutal package. It was the flagship in an era of high-powered, technologically advanced, and expensive Japanese sports cars. It was a celebrity, gaining fame as the hero car in a cult film. Lastly, it was and still is an icon in a world decades past.

So what made the Supra such a legend even within its competition? What advantages did it offer above the rest? And what keeps the Supra popular today long after final production has ceased?

Introduced in 1978, the Supra, aptly named, was born to fill the void in the GT market the Celica could not fill. This defined the Supra as a straight six cylinder, rear wheel drive layout car. Though humble in the first generation, it was the second generation that kick started the Supra’s popularity, as well

After an almost-decade of closed doors, Blackpool based TVR is slated to come back for the 2017 model year. Better news still, their entire 2017 model year production is already sold out.

This is not new news. Neither is the fact that the first run of cars will be made with a carbon fiber chassis aided by design consultant Gordon Murray, known for the legendary McLaren F1. Speculation and rumor of a Ford-based Cosworth 5-liter V8 with over 400 bhp has even been verified.

What is new news, is that TVR has finally released the vague concept for the new model with a simple sketch. Reviving the Griffith nameplate, birthed in the 1960’s and not used since the 1990’s, the new car is speculated to start at the £65,000 though the carbon launch cars will start at “sub-£100,000.”

What we do know about the Griffith, is that through Gordon Murray’s iStream Carbon manufacturing process

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