I filmed this on the way to work this morning; this guy overcooked it while attempting to drift and proceeded to spin out in to a 360/burnout. At the previous light, a left turn, he drifted it rather nicely around the turn. Seeing this, I grabbed my camera when we were stopped at the next light. He saw me pick up the camera and started to film and then proceeded to go a bit throttle happy. … [Read more...] about 30-year-old Toyota’s drift antics shame its offspring
The modern successor to the affordable RWD AE86 is Toyota's own GT 86/Scion FR-S. Here's Federic Aasbo's 700-horsepower 2JZ-powered GT 86 tearing it up around Rudskogen, Norway. In ten or fifteen years we'll see rusty Toyobarus sliding around circuits and fields, just like AE86s today. … [Read more...] about Three Cheers For The Great AE86
When you hear the words "Pedobear" and "Miata" in the same sentence, you know someone's going somewhere they don't belong. In this case, it's a lowered Miata sneaking under an unsuspecting 18-wheeler like Pedobear sneaking under... well... you get the idea. … [Read more...] about Pedobear Miata goes to an even worse place
There was a little umming and ahhing, but a few of the pro drivers already know me, and we came up with a plan. When every other car was safely off the circuit, while the other journos were being fed and watered with no view of the track, and in the least-visible corner of the circuit, I’d be finally allowed to go “Full Hoon.” … [Read more...] about The Jaguar F-Type SVR Is A 575 Horsepower Screaming Track Day Lunatic
In case you missed it, friend to Jalopnik Alex Roy and his co-driver Dave Maher just shattered the intercontinental coast-to-coast speed record by over an hour. Well, they did it a year ago but its the 2000s, man — you gotta wait for the statute of limitations to run out secure the book movie deals before you break something this big. As Davey G points out, Roy and Maher's accomplishment lends even more credence to your collective assertion that the E39 M5 is the greatest M5 of all. On a personal note, I'm totally proud to be laterally associated with record breaking hoon-history. Even though like the rest of the world, I was kept in the dark (Davey told me all about it last night at 2:00 am). But remember what the Romans told their conquering generals; glory fades. As outstanding as Herr Roy's achievement is, how long will the new record stand? … [Read more...] about How Long Will Roy and Maher’s Record Stand?