Category: Opinion

Review: Forza Horizon Demo

*Disclaimer: this review is based solely on the DEMO for Forza Horizon, released on October 9. Forza Horizon is best described as the condensed automotive fantasies of every male between the ages of 15 and 25. It packs exotic cars, mountain roads, dirt trails, an improbable music festival, and lots of street racing into a […] More »

  Comments | By - October 10, 2012

Motorsports for the Common Man

  My autocross student was driving a VW Beetle. Not the new one; a 1966 model in shades of rust and yellow, to which he had fitted a 2-liter motor and no safety equipment whatsoever. The phrase “deathtrap” seemed to emanate from every chipped, greasy panel gap. After a mental check of my life insurance […] More »

  Comments | By - July 31, 2012

The Emperor’s New Driving Skills

People say revelations come at peculiar times. For me, it was during a frantic search for a gas station in Newport Beach, with the fuel gauge bouncing between “Empty” and “Imminent Disaster”. Despite the increasingly frantic salesperson next to me, the vaguely disturbing fact that I’d had a quarter tank remaining twenty miles ago, and […] More »

  Comments | By - June 26, 2012

The Future of Fun

This is the EV-ster. It scares me. I love everything about internal combustion. I love the noise, the mechanical complexity, the endless variation in character and delivery between motors; the smell of uncatalyzed exhaust wafting from the track is better than coffee on a cold morning. Electric motors have precisely none of these things, yet […] More »

  Comments | By - January 27, 2012

I beat a McLaren MP4-12c with my S2000

“Don’t get a ticket, and don’t get dead.” It takes a different part of your brain to speak than it does to think, so sometimes it’s important to verbally reaffirm your goals before you set out for the day. It had been a long week, so I thought I’d set out on a beautiful, sunny, […] More »

  Comments | By - January 10, 2012

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