For its time, Nicholas-Joseph Cugnot's Fardier was totally bizarre. It was a big, ungainly three-wheeler. Propulsion was by a steam-fed piston-and-ratchet arrangement with the steam kettle hanging off the front. Handling balance was terrible, and reported reliability makes mid-Seventies Lucas components look great in… » 4/16/14 11:46am Wednesday 11:46am

If a few minutes of futzing around with the online configurator can lead to some conclusions, it looks like the GT is a Vantage done simple and streamlined, built with the good parts but not granted the overwhelming variety of paint and leather and contrast stitching and whatever choices that are available on the… » 4/15/14 10:45am Tuesday 10:45am

Kinda surprised that Aston Martin is having this kind of woes right now given the strength of the global plutocrat customer base. As noted and beyond the conglomerate support structure, Ferrari is having no problems; Lamborghini may even be doing better. Do Astons not sell in China? Are they passe among the fickle… » 4/14/14 3:31pm Monday 3:31pm

The third-generation GM F-bodies, the 1982-92 Camaro and Firebird/Trans Am. To many, the epitome of white-trash posing; to me, deeply attractive and potent machines that deserve a better reptutation. Yes, you have to face up to 1980s GM build quality (or the lack thereof), but given the right setup they are serious… » 4/11/14 10:25pm 4/11/14 10:25pm