Ever wonder what it’s like to do 180mph blind? Here’s your chance.
By Brian Brawley
Land speed records. They instill excitement, innovation, and the drive as humanity to surpass the limits of what we as a race believe is possible. It’s the dream of exploration. To explore what isn’t known and to experience discovery, within ourselves and share them with others. Now take that notion and turn it completely upside down. Remove the one safe, comforting aspect of control and throw it out the window, relying solely on another’s shoulders, wisdom, and judgment. Envision that, and one will begin to see the monumental accomplishment and struggle Mike Newman has achieved.
Back in September 2013, Mike Newman set a very unique land speed record. He recorded a 182.12 MPH world record driving a Porsche 911 GT2 whilst blindfolded. Let that [...]
You probably whiz by this car brand every day, get stuck behind, next to, or in front of one, or even park next to one, quite simply the brand is everywhere. You have also most likely heard their catchy slogans over the years. “I love what you do for me”, “Drive your Dreams”, You asked for it, you got it”, “The best built cars in the world”.
We are talking about of course, Toyota. They are currently ranked as the number one car brand according to “2014 Brandz top 100 ranking”, and ranked 26 on overall most valuable global brands. Beating out the second place car brand BMW which ranks 32 on the overall. Toyota seems to reflect that in their net worth of $236 billion [...]
Honda’s S660 concept. S2000 successor? Or the NSX we have been waiting for?
By Brian Brawley
What’s not to love about the Honda S2000? The little bombshell roadster born from Honda was anything but tame. It featured just over 240hp from its scant two liter mill, still holding one of the highest horsepower to liter ratio in a production car. Having a light 2,750 pound curb weight, X-bone frame construction, minimalist driver focused interior, and a screaming 9,000 RPM redline, it gave NSX levels of performance at a more affordable price to the general population. After 10 glorious years, Honda finally closed doors on production with no replacement in sight. With the NSX already dead, it seemed like Honda had closed the door on sports cars in general.
Back in 1995, at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda [...]
The number one trend that I’ve noticed in the community of automotive modifiers here in Phoenix is what I like to call the “mild mod regret.”
I am absolutely not a professional, a specialist, a grease monkey, or a self-proclaimed automotive tech. I’m just an enthusiast. Whenever in the midst of fellow enthusiasts, I am usually the quiet one when the conversation steers into the direction of modifications. I’ve only done some basic upgrades on my 03 Subaru WRX and have a lot to learn. While spending time at various shows and meets I’ve noticed that whenever [...]
Have you ever dreamt of actually owning your dream car? What it would be like to walk out and see it sitting there ready for you to jump in and drive? This month, CSJ got the opportunity to interview up and coming drifter, Austin Kregle. He and his car impressed us so much that we decided he just had to be our March Ride of the Month.
When Austin got his license he decided he wanted to take up the sport of drifting. After researching extensively, he decided the 1995 Nissan 240SX was the car for him. After working hard, saving, and looking at Autotrader.com religiously for a year and a half, Kregle found his perfect car.
I wake up in the morning and the first thing I think is “race day is coming…” That’s right, I have an addiction. Its really comes to no surprise that my addiction, the one that haunts my every thought and moment, is racing.
Several months ago I had the opportunity to go for a ride along With Jim Cozzolino in his Acura NSX around the track during a National Auto Spots Association (NASA) event. Needless to say… I was hooked instantly. Shortly after that I found myself with a NASA membership and a track day scheduled. My first race was at Indie Raceway in Wilcox Arizona. Racing at Indie really gave me more confidence in my driving and in my car. It sparked my interest in buying performance parts rather th [...]