Maybe the weather has a lot to do with it, but California is one of the hottest beds of car culture in the world. Especially Southern California. As someone born, raised and currently living on the East Coast, I’m always jealous of what West Coast car enthusiasts have access to. Thankfully, the second episode of the new season of /DRIVE on NBC Sports is all about Los Angeles, so you can at least get a small taste of it. Not only is Los Angeles close to miles and miles of the most perfect driving roads imaginable (Angeles Crest Highway and the Glendora Mountain Road, just to name two) but it’s also home to countless pockets of different scenes and aftermarket shops. One of them, of course, is Singer. For those of you who have been living under a rock, Singer is the tuner shop that basically rebuilds 964 911s from the ground up. At a quick glance, a Singer car looks like just another clean, vintage 911. But once you get in close and notice the details, you could lose hours just admiring them. Mike Spinelli, the lucky bastard, gets a chance to get up-close and personal with one of Singer’s cars. Only he was allowed to drive it, but Singer’s test driver, Seamus Taaffe, kindly drove me back to the location up Angeles Crest Highway after lunch between shoots. Oh. My. God. I had never ridden in anything that felt so planted on the road and cornered so flat… [Read full story]
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