Assembled here are the best Oppositelock posts from last Wednesday and Thursday. It includes American muscle, cars women do like, Mexico's most famous auto journalist and similarities between samurai and racing drivers.
Inside Saleen's Muscle Car Laboratory - puppyknuckles
Let's say you're a fan of all-American muscle, and you want to stand out from the legions of other Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger owners prowling the streets. You need presence. You want to intimidate. You won't be satisfied until you have the ability to instantly vanquish large amounts of fossil fuels with your right foot. Enter Saleen. Read more…
Doug, in typical humorous DeMuro fashion, brought up that females aren't really into cars. While some females may like cars, having a fancy car in and of itself is not going to make you more attractive to women. This got me thinking about how my wife feels about automobiles. Mrs. Automatch is not what I would call a "gear-head," though she is very tolerant of my obsession. Read more…
Today I met Mexico's most Famous Automotive Journalist. It was Epic - VincentvanCabrioW
We all know the famous Automotive Journalists from around the world: Clarkson, Harris and many others. Mexico also has its own very important figure to the automotive world - his name is Alfonso Chiquini. He is a 38-40 ish year old man that has a radio show, a TV show, and goes around the world visiting to a lot of places to eat free food and drive cars nice cars. Heaven. He is the most famous and well known journalist of the country and today I had the fortune to meet him. He is absolutely awesome. Read more…
Zen and the Art of Speed - Justin is driven
The samurai practitioners of Bushido used the tenets of Zen Buddhism to guide themselves morally and spiritually in a life surrounded by the threat of sudden death. Racing drivers share these circumstances with the samurai. Their chosen careers require that they put themselves in harms way constantly, pushing themselves and their vehicles to the limit in the pursuit of victory. Read more…
Would You Pay $15k For A Low Mile W8 Powered Wagon? - TheDailyTurismo
It may be a bit late for Syncro de Mayo, but it is never a bad time to post up a 4Motion equipped, 8-cylinder powered, low-mile Volkswagen Wagon. The B5 generation Passat was remodeled in late 2000 (known internally as the B5.5 generation) and recieved updated headlights, chrome trim and optional W8 engine. Read more and check out Audi Style + Beetle Price Tag = Used Volkswagen Passat CC.
LEAK: Camaro - Most Improved Secret? - MooseKnuckles
The 2010 Camaro was undoubtedly the most leaked and revealed car of all time. Whether it was legitimate spy photos, GM's own leaked photos, watching it literally beat the shit out of a Decepticon Mustang in the Transformers movie, or the fact that it almost went unchanged from the 2006 Concept – sure as hell kept the concept's green house [warm]. We saw that bitch for years before it ever hit dealer lots. And somehow GM managed to maintain the hype. Read more…
Rental Car Review: 2003 Mazda Protege5 - TotallyThatStupid
That old chestnut, the object example of truth lovingly wrapped in a cliché. We all know people who have purchased cars previously the property of a rental or loaner fleets. And not ironically, either; this wasn't some vane nod toward empathy – like adopting an abused baby harp seal because you feel bad – or merely thumbing their nose at the Goddess of Nice Used Cars. They saw no problem in purchasing an automobile that had likely never known an easy day in its life. Read more…
2014 WRX test-drive - PreetR34
Had the day off work today so decided to go test drive the Focus ST/FiST. But the FiST is never available in my town to test drive (only special orders) and the Focus was DOA… (Subaru wanted me to drive the WRX so bad that they, what I can only assume, sabotaged the only available Focus ST across town by depleting its battery. They then threw me the keys and said have at it son) Read more…
The 2014 Jaguar F-Type S Coupe - Quick Look - Mosqvich
The good people at Colorado Springs' Red Nolan Jaguar-Land Rover gave me a call today to let me know they had their first two F-Type coupes in stock. They wondered if I'd like to drive one. "Why yes, I certainly would." Read more…
Last week on Sicily I could not leave out a short run on the old Circuito Piccolo delle Madonie, better known as the (public) route they (most of the time) used for the infamous Targa Florio. Read more…
The Best of the Rest
Dwhite took photos of K-Roll's father's Porsche. Joshua Gilbert took photos of a 2002 Turbo, camouflaged GT-R and Ferrari 308. D attended the Monterey Grand Prix. MR2_FTW continued his engine rebuild. Puppyknuckles' LeMons Audi got an awesome paint job. Mycarneverruns87 autocrossed his Miata. Aya drove his brother's Swift. Aquila121 updated us on project Riceball. Will Alibrandi got a ride in a modded GT-R. 505Turbeaux took his Beemer out for a ride. Beigemobile made his Camry more grounded to the ground. Conrader got FiST(ed) hard. CPNSLOW spotted a pristine 1800ES. Enginerrrrrrrrr got to sit in an Enzo.
As always, If I've missed something and you would like me to include it, let me know.
There were several posts that asked questions and sparked some good conversation last Wednesday and Thursday. Take a peek and chime in on some of those listed below:
- Before you die, which motoring event?
- Which car company has made the most great cars?
- Your least favorite car made by your favorite manufacturer
- What Is The Most Dishonestly Named Car?
- What's Your Best Interior Cleaning Tool?
- What was YOUR dream high school car?
- Thoughts on Chrysler Going Downmarket?
- Shelby GT500 or Boss 302?
- Coolest Car In A Random Ass Town: Evansville, IN. (Murica) request
- The Problem With Hitler's Cars
- Which Would You Rather? Top of the List Edition
- GM Trucks - Market Share vs Profit
- Planning next motorsport trip. Suggestions?
- Best 6.0 Litre Engine
- Show Us the Best Modern F1 Chassis
- What defines true automotive taboo?
- Help Me Choose a "New" Car
- Coolest Car In A Random Ass Town: Kazan (Russia)
- Who Among Us Are Secretly Famous?
- E92 M3 or 997 Carrera?
- What am I doing wrong?
- Help Me Find My Next Car
- New Game: Find Cheapest Car
- Oppo Meet! -Bay Area CA/ Wine Country
- Confession: I don't like the Miata
- What's Your Fictional Automobile (design challenge)
- DD, Track, Burn
Just the #tips
- /ShakeDown Redux - Where The Hell Is Racing Going?
- 2015 Hyundai Genesis sedan small overlap test
- Virginia DMV rejected thousands of plates in 2013
- All hail the FiST!
- Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition
- Buying a compact truck? Maybe 2005 can help
- Moped racing series (Two Wheels Ridiculous)
- Check out this Czech Cheap Car Challange
- Motherf*cking 1000HP K20
- Joaquín "Jo" Ramírez
- BRS: German Street Cars and Racers, Hidden in Albany
- Single Turbo Corvette vs. Single Turbo Supra
- The SVT Raptor From The Halo 4 Launch Giveaway Is On Craigslist
- Watch this Toyota hybrid eat a Ferrari and a Porsche at SPA
- Damn. Someone took a bath on a '14 Cayman S at Carmax - Now $71k
- Celebrating 50 Years Of Mild Insanity
- An interactive history of F1
- Disappointing 2014 F1 Noise? Mercedes Are Working On A Fix
- BTCC Thruxton Highlights
- Someone Created A 944 Drivetrain Swapped Golf
These posts have already been shared with Jalopnik directly but deserve to be mentioned again because they were first posted on Oppositelock:
- Reviving Honda's "other" Coupe - The Story of my Honda Prelude Si
- The Ultimate Ground Speed Check - Tales from the Blackbird [Finally]
- Aww Crap, Wiesmann Is Dead
- Quickride: 1998 Mitsubishi FTO GPX
- How more = less. The story of my 2002 Cadillac Seville STS