automotive

Here are a few of our automotive guilty pleasures

It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. The world is full of cars, and just about as many of them are bad as are good. It’s pretty easy to pick which fall into each category after giving them a thorough walkaround and, more important, driving them. But every once in a while, an automobile straddles the line somehow between good and bad — it may be hideously overpriced and therefore a marketplace failure, it may be stupid quick in a straight line but handles like a drunken noodle, or it may have an interior that looks like it was made of a mess of injection-molded Legos. Heck, maybe all three.

Yet there’s something special about some bad cars that actually makes them likable. The idea for this list came to me while I was browsing classified ads for cars within a few hundred miles of my house. I … Read More

Aston Martin Vantage Gets A Nose Job From Revenant Automotive

Nose jobs aren’t for everyone, but the Vantage seems to be taking it quite nicely.

Let’s talk about car grilles. In the previous decade, grilles have become bigger and bigger, to the point that almost every car brand has already joined the bandwagon. We’re not entirely sure who started this trend, but Lexus and Audi are among the early adapters.

And of course, the most recent car (and most popular) to join the fray is the new BMW 4 Series with its gigantic vertical kidney grille – whether you love or hate the new 4er grille is beyond us.

Even the British luxury carmaker, Aston Martin, has joined this big mouth trend with the Vantage in 2018. It wasn’t that offensive, though, as the low-slung but wide grille was integrated into the bumper, which made it look subtler than, let’s say Lexus grilles.

Despite that, however, the Vantage wasn’t safe

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Take The Virtual Petersen Automotive Museum Pre-War Vault Tour

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This is a nice way to walk through automotive history from home.

Thanks to the coronavirus scare and subsequent social distancing measures, gearheads have seen many events and venues cancelled throughout the world. Plenty of places are still closed down, including the Petersen Automotive Museum, which has been a fantastic job of releasing interesting videos regularly. This time we get to go on yet another partial tour of the Vault, only we’re seeing pre-war cars like Bugattis.

In case you don’t know, the Petersen Automotive Museum started off as a department store which went out of business. The underground parking levels have been converted into a storage area for cars not on display inside the museum at that time. Before the whole coronavirus thing, you could pay a pretty hefty sum to go through the Vault on a guided

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