21 08, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Aug. 21st

By | 2017-08-21T15:52:30+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

This past week and weekend, my social media feeds were completely flooded with posts about Monterey Car Week. With literally all of the world’s fastest, most beautiful, and more exotic cars all descending upon the Monterey peninsula in California for a long weekend of incredible car shows, picturesque cruises, and vintage racing, I got to spend my weekend crying in my garage full of projects while all of my friends were living it up. If you found yourself unable to make it to Car Week as well, then I guess we’ll just have to relive the weekend vicariously through various image galleries together. Luckily, Jalopnik has one of the first big galleries I’ve seen from the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the surrounding parking lots. Classic Driver also has some solid coverage from The Quail Lodge event as well. And don’t forget to check out Petrolicious’ awesome coverage from the Monterey Historic races at Laguna Seca while you’re at it. […]

14 08, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Aug. 14th

By | 2017-08-14T15:19:55+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Hey, it’s two 1980’s Land Cruisers together! And they’re not even in a nondescript warehouse with a bunch of other old cars. That’s right, not one, but two contributors at Stanceworks have old Land Cruisers and just like MHCC, they have an FJ60 and an FJ62. And they take them on awesome adventures, just like we want to do with ours. This time, these two FJs hit the road and explore the twisty, rocky trails of Big Bear, CA. With a weekend full of cruising and camping in one of Mother Nature’s many playgrounds, what’s not to like? […]

7 08, 2017

Lap Around the Web – Aug. 7th

By | 2017-08-07T15:39:23+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Never before has a finer collection of beautiful British Racing Green cars crossed an auction block together. RM Sotheby’s is auctioning off an insane collection of hugely valuable and insanely gorgeous vintage Aston Martin race cars in Monterey, CA later this week. With a mix of cars ranging from the most-raced Aston Martin in the world (with over 650 races during the past 80+ years), to a gorgeous DB4 GT Prototype, to what very well might be the biggest auction of the whole weekend: the first DBR1 ever built, and the car that was driven to a number of victories by the likes of Sir Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby, Jim Clark, and Bruce McLaren. Best yet, there are so many more beautiful Astons for sale and Petrolicious did a wonderful breakdown of all of them and why they’re important. […]

31 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 31st

By | 2017-07-31T14:57:37+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

I’ve always had a soft spot for the AMC Javelin. Straight from the factory, they had an awesome, hunkered down stance that looked the business. Even better still, was the Mark Donohue’s Penske Javelin Trans-Am car that he campaigned in 1971. It’s lower, covered in a gorgeous and patriotic red, white, and blue livery, and completely stripped out. The fine lads at Stanceworks saw this rad ride recently and I’m thankful they’re sharing the pictures. This thing is just dripping with subtle aggression, especially when you see the tachometer that redlines at 9300 RPM. […]

24 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 24th

By | 2017-07-25T09:26:30+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was just over a month ago, but I’ve been waiting patiently for this particular set of photos from photographer Larry Chen. Not only is he one of the best action and motorsports photographers out there right now, but he’s also the official photographer of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This is one of those events that has been on my bucket list to shoot or spectate for a long time and seeing Larry’s photos just cements that desire in my mind even further. Since the majority of the event is run outside of normal park hours to allow tourists to access the mountain during the day, this is one of the more grueling events to participate in or spectate, but the sacrifice of getting up at 3:00 am every morning and freezing your butt off does come with some rewards, like watching the sun rise over the clouds from the top of a mountain while purpose-built race cars fly by. Yup, I’m sold. […]

17 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 17th

By | 2017-07-18T07:38:13+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

You can never have too much of a good thing, right? Well, Goodwood is a very goodthing (see what I did there?) and one of my favorite sites shared not one, not two, but three awesome galleries of photos capturing the events of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I already shared one of them a couple weeks ago, but they just posted two more over the weekend that you need to check out. First, photographer Jordan Butters shares his experience by talking about how Goodwood is just a mind-blowing assault on the senses for pretty much any car nerd out there, and then a follow-up post showcasing all of the gorgeous and historic race car liveries spotted at the event. […]

10 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 10th

By | 2017-07-11T10:18:22+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

Like many never-ending project cars, it all starts with the best intentions. When Chris Gonyea bought this ’71 Alfa GTV on the cheap, his plan was to restore it. It didn’t have the correct engine, and the engine it did have needed a refresh. The car’s ratty paint was actually hiding two other bad repaints from earlier in its life. There was rust starting to form in a few areas, and many of the car’s components were showing their age. After driving the car as is for a few years, Chris started tearing into the car, starting with the engine and working his way through the list of issues as time and cash flow allowed. But instead of continuing to spend money making the car look nice and getting to that unfortunate point where the car is so nice that you begin to feel guilty driving it, Chris got the running gear sorted and started to enjoy the car as it was intended to be used from the start: by driving the heck out of it every chance he got. Stanceworks covered Chris’s build story and what he’s up to with the car now in detail over on their site and I highly suggest you check it out. […]

3 07, 2017

Lap Around the Web – July 3rd

By | 2017-07-03T11:03:30+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

It’s Independence Day week and plenty of people are either just leaving or just getting back from America’s greatest past-time: a road trip. For some people though, the best road trips don’t even involve roads. For instance, Jim Bob from Stanceworks hit the trails in Utah in his Tacoma and some buddies for an 8-day adventure in the truest sense of the word, spending most of their time far away from pavement and civilization. From the beautiful waterfalls to derelict mining sites, this is the sort of trip that any self-described adventurer should make at least once in their lifetime. Head on over to Stanceworks to read the rest of the story and check out all the amazing photos. […]

26 06, 2017

Lap Around The Web – June 26th

By | 2017-06-28T08:10:47+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

The world is a crazy place, and sometimes the only way to make sense of it all is with an even crazy car. Something that bucks normal traditions and just immerses you in the driving experience. And maybe that’s just what I love about this ’72 Nissan Skyline turned racecar/canyon carver. It’s a traditional JDM approach to an iconic car that is built strictly for enjoyment on some of North America’s most beautiful roads. Speedhunters has an awesome article on this beautiful Skyline, which ditches the stock L20 straight-6 for a L28 that has been massaged into a 3.0-liter. I can only imagine how glorious it sounds. […]

19 06, 2017

Lap Around the Web – June 19th

By | 2017-06-19T14:47:53+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Lap Around the Web|0 Comments

I’m going to start right off with something that is basically breaking the internet and blowing my mind. Since I’m basically head-over-heels in love with our ’66 Jag E-Type Roadster, I was immediately drawn to this Speedhunters article about this rat-rod E-Type that will be rocking a Mazda 20B rotary engine. It’s a total mashup of different Series I, II, and III parts but it’s still 100% rad with the slammed stance and widened rear fenders to cover the meaty BBS mesh wheels. This is clearly a labor of love, with a dash of lunacy, and I’m very much excited to see the finished product. […]

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