The Honda S2000 routinely hits “modern classic” lists thanks to its high-revving screamer of an engine. Swapping the engine for anything else earns you a strong side-eye from Honda fans, yet that’s what makes this electric-swapped 2006 S2000 so wonderfully enticing—not to mention ridiculously fast.
For the longest time, the 24 Hours of Lemons wondered why-oh-why none of the Texas teams had run a slab yet. Bring us a slab, they said. Then a team in Michigan did it first, and the buncha gottdang Californians that run the series laughed at all of us for being beaten to our state’s own thing.
I finally shared my strategy for finding a reasonably clean bathroom on the road over on The Drive. I’ve gotten a ton of mileage out of that advice, so it’s time to share. Enjoy.
And he got me the best Porsche truck of all time as a Secret Senna gift! Thanks!!!
I have packaged my Secret Senna gift and will send it tomorrow.
Saying the Nürburgring is good is like calling water wet, or Puffalumps soft. It just is. I drove the biggest and the littlest Volkswagens that we don’t get in America on the ‘Ring over the summer. I even asked you what you wanted to know about the Amarok! Now you can read about it over on Autoblog.
I just ticked a huge item off my bucket list: my very own Porsche 944 finished its first-ever full 24-hour race. Fall is prime endurance racing time in many warmer parts of the country even though the nights are longer. Here are all the essentials you need to race long into the night.
People pay absurd prices for Porsche restomods, but too often, those pricey, perfect cars languish away in sad collections, only coming out to park at Cars and Coffee. You don’t want that. You want a Porsche “reimagined” by a self-proclaimed redneck instead, complete with a mid-engine LS3 swap from a Cadillac…
If you’re in the Porsche Club of America, you should really open up this month’s Panorama. I’m in it! With the Porschelump! You should read it! I drink beans from a shoe, and my car breaks! It’s good!
Nathan Churchel has always looked for ways to make his 1984 Nissan 300ZX Turbo stand out, as merely being the second person he knew of to swap in the massive VH45DE V8 from an Infiniti Q45 wasn’t enough. He gave the car a truly apocalypse-ready metal widebody, and was one of the showstoppers at Radwood Philly.
For years, I have been meh about the LS swap. General Motors’ ubiquitous V8 engine fits almost anywhere! It makes a lot of power! I know, I know. But it’s so common. It is the “live, laugh, love” of engine swaps, my dudes. It is as basic as pumpkin spice. I got bored of hearing about them.
At Rennsport Reunion, an event full of every conceivable mind-blowing Porsche that you can think of, one car upstaged them all. It wasn’t an ex-Le Mans car, a shop build funded by an unlimited pocketbook, or even a Paris-Dakar racer. It was this rowdy, dirty, lifted 1974 911 Targa with the fenders sawzalled off that…
Somewhere inside Porsche must be a secret directive to race everything they make. Someone has to race the Porsche—or else it is no Porsche. We’ve seen everything from rally Cayennes to Panamera touring cars, and now, at last, I got to watch Porsche tractors race on Laguna Seca. Yes, tractors. I even got to drive one…
Anybody who tells you that you have to enlist a pricey automotive shop to restore a basket-case car is a fool. Casey Madrick picked up one of the most beloved driver’s cars of all time—a 1976 BMW 2002—and restored it himself at home using everything from old Volvo parts to a tree stump in the process. It’s a car too…
Fluffy likes things.
Scott Leone’s 1992 Toyota MR2 Turbo ought to be the ultimate cautionary tale about Craigslist trades. He thought he was getting a perfect, no-problem car. But when it turned out to be a basket case, Leone didn’t scrap it. He brought this MR2 back to life using a more powerful V6 engine that the car always deserved.…
I come before you, oh readers, as I stare down a pile of laundry that includes way too many Porsche shirts and a large bag to pack. I am off to Rennsport Reunion VI, Porsche’s gathering of its most significant race cars and other vehicles. There is even a tractor race. I leave tomorrow. I will not sleep tonight.
I think I pulled something at the gym...in my butt. My butt hurts.