Getting on Track

As a relative newcomer to track driving, I’m going to share my experience getting on track – which seems to be pretty common. Stages of Getting the Track Bug Automotive Passion Frustration with Public Roads Research (this phase can last a looonng time) The Two Step Pulling the Trigger Driver Education Upgrading Your Hardware View …

Why Sports Cars Go Mid-Engine

The most exclusive supercars on Earth all essentially have one thing in common: An engine mounted directly behind the driver. It’s not just a design choice. Mid-mounted, or midship, engines have proven to be the choice for uncompromised performance. But why is that? It’s a fairly simple matter of gravity and weight distribution. 2005 Ford …

The Roadster: An Automotive Tradition

In the modern day, two-seat droptop roadsters are often seen as an enthusiast’s luxury item, but going back over a century, the segment actually describes many of the world’s most pioneering cars. These early “horseless carriage” models were quite literally based on horse carts, and naturally inherited their open-top design. Ford Quadricycle – Images by …

What Makes a Boxer Engine

Updated: May 19, 2021 Although they are currently associated with Porsche and Subaru, horizontally-opposed “boxer” engines were once one of the most popular engine types, with lineage going back over 100 years. The first boxer was patented by automotive pioneer Carl Benz in 1897, and the design would go on to be adapted to all manner …

A Brief History of the Porsche Boxster and Cayman

Updated: Apr 30, 2021 Although the platform has long lived in the shadow of Porsche’s flagship 911, the Boxster and Cayman remain solid little sports cars for the more budget-minded enthusiast. Special editions such as the recent Cayman GT4 can even give big brother 911 a run for its money performance-wise, and the weight distribution offered …