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Posts by: Jason Lancaster

Okay, so let’s just get it out there upfront — there is no real conclusion to this topic, and never will be. It’s largely based on opinion, which differs person to person. That being said, you can gather a good bit by looking at the cars from each decade. Whether you’re looking for an investment or just trying to...

Cars come and cars go — it’s just the life cycle of vehicle models. As the needs of the driver change and evolve, and the automaker flirts with different offerings, some models just don’t have what it takes to keep up. Here are some of the most notable cars getting the axe after 2015.

While the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit always generates “buzz” about the auto industry, this year was a little different. Trucks stole center stage at the 2015 NAIAS, from the much anticipated update of the Tacoma to a surprise truck concept from Hyundai. Here’s what stood out about the trucks...

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R will soon hit showrooms in the US, and there’s good reason for American enthusiasts to be excited! On top of the awards given to the entire 7th generation VW Golf lineup, the Golf R has received awards from European media publications. Most notably, BBC Top Gear Magazine gave the Golf R...

How do you increase demand for your product? One way is to lower the price, and the other way is to raise the relative quality of your product. The Toyota Camry has been a bar-setting sedan for generations. But Toyota knows they won’t stay at the head of the pack by getting complacent. They have to keep things fresh...

Everyone knows that buying gifts for a car enthusiast is easy. If they don’t bother to tell you exactly which part they want out of which catalog, you can usually buy them a gift card from their favorite parts website or tire store and hit a home run. But what about gifts for people that aren’t that into cars?...

Mega-Horsepower Classic Mustang Built to Celebrate 50 Years of the Pony Car The impact of the Ford Mustang on American car culture is undeniable. As the Ford Mustang turns five decades old, a beast of a Pony Car from RK Motors helps to celebrate the occasion. RK Motors unveiled a beastly classic Mustang to make the...

Everyone knows that sports cars are a class above everything else in the summer. Nothing beats having the roof down on your high horsepower convertible on a warm summer day. Unfortunately, we can’t have summer without winter, and winter is not a fun time for high horsepower cars. Traction issues are considerable, as...

Winter can make life very difficult for drivers who live in mountainous areas, drivers who own high performance or luxury cars, and anyone with tires that are nearing the end of life. Unless, that is, these drivers have a good set of snow tires.

When you put BMW Manufacturing and Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), the nation’s only automotive engineering graduate department, on the same project, crossovers are configured into awesome transforming pickups. Introducing Deep Orange 4, a BMW X3 turned X4 look-alike with...

Photo source: legos.com Legos have been used to create impressive model vehicles in the past, but Dave Slater, aka brickdater, has created a remarkable 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Dave has been infatuated with the ’69 C3 Corvette Stingray for as long as he can remember, and rather than forking over the money...

Canadian native Joel Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, is a common topic within the EDM industry when it comes to the use of social media. More recently, the critically acclaimed music producer/performer took to social media, as always, to express his feelings. This time around, it was about a case involving...

If you own a Range Rover, odds are you believe in going big or going home. While your Range Rover is an incredibly capable off-road vehicle in its' stock configuration, there are a few things you can do to convert a plain-Jane Range Rover into an off-roading beast.

A rare first batch 1963 Corvette Stingray ZO6 has been raced, lost, and then found again. Now, it will be displayed and auctioned off for the world to see. Get ready to drool and pull out your wallet, this ZO6 comes with a great story to complement its amazing condition. The bidding could be record setting.

Chrysler is raising the bar for modern muscle car power with a supercharged V8 known as a “Hellcat” that will pump out a mind-blowing 707 horsepower. Chrysler is boldly calling this model “the most powerful muscle car ever,” a claim that very well may be true if you ignore vehicles modified by aftermarket companies like...

For 2015, Subaru completely redesigned the WRX and WRX STI, and they just might be the best Subaru sedans ever built. With a relatively low asking price, ample power, and race-ready handling, the 2015 WRX and WRX STI definitely improve upon the previous generation Impreza WRX and WRX STI. However, despite the...

If the BMW X3 – a popular compact SUV that compares very favorably with any other luxurious compact SUV – were a men’s shoe, it would be an Allen Edmonds dress shoe. Distinctive, refined, and classically styled. The X3 is everything you expect from a compact luxury SUV, but it comes in a package that could be easily...

Photo credit: Steve Fecht for Chevrolet On February 12th, 2014, the earth opened up and swallowed eight rare Corvettes. Ever since that day (“Vette-steria”?), the automotive world has been hanging on every bit of information we can get about the cars and process of rebuilding. As the world watched in horror as...

The Swedish engineers at Saab excelled in ignoring conventions and thinking outside of the box. It was the 900 that made Saab a household name and earned the brand its reputation for being unconventional. With smart – yet quirky – features, unique styling, and increasing rarity, the Saab 900 is shaping up to be a...

The internet has opened up a whole new gateway of buying options and investment opportunities in importing classic cars. If you can hunt down a killer deal outside the USA and do the work required to bring it into the country, you can enjoy the privilege of owning an extraordinarily uncommon vehicle, or flip it on...

The term “modern classic” is as subjective as it gets in the world of car collecting. Most people can agree that somewhat rare sports cars – such as the Honda S2000, a newer Shelby or Cobra Mustang, a Toyota Supra, or a Z06 Vette – definitely qualify as “modern classics.” Furthermore, there’s agreement...