Cars and Coffee Season Opener

Dart, 911, 911, 911, 911, 911, 911, 911, Corvette, Corvette.  Few things have me waking up at 7am on a Sunday.  That line up will do it. Yesterday was the first Cars and Coffee event held at Engineered Automotive.  They’re held the first Sunday of every month in Vaughn.  The early time of 8-11am seems to deter most of the riff […]

Cars and Coffee 2014 Opener.

Cars and Coffee is underway.  They are now held once a month at Engineered Automotive’s shop. Siince I’ve moved to the west end, I like the new location much more 🙂  it also has the added benefit of allowing people to have a look into the shop floor.   Which turned out to be of […]

WTCC Testing

I’m liking these new Citroen WTCC cars more and more. Big wheels, big wing, big flares.  Our kind of recipe.  It really is looking like supertourers 2.0.   I’m not sure they’ll be as fast, as they are no where near sophisticated.  But it’s a definate step up from S2000 or NGTC spec.  Also what’s […]

Citroen C-Elysée WTCC 2014

The 2014 season if the World Trouing Car Championship is shaping up.    Citroen has announced a full 3 car factory team lead by NINE time WRC champ Sebastian Loeb.  He will pilot the new C-Elysee saloon car. Honda is currently the only other confirmed factory squad.  Lada are assumed to have a 2 car […]

2013 Rally Mexico

So are we handing the title to Ogier already?  Jebus.  From one dominating Frenchman to another.    He leads heading into Day 2.  Fun Fact:  This is Ken Block’s only rally of the year.  He’s doing quite well.  For a guy that picked up rallying as a hobby late in his 30’s, to be even […]

2013 Monte Carlo Rally Final Day.

Was there any doubt?  Big shuffle behind Loeb on the final stages though.  Some very tricky situations caught some drivers out.  You know its bad when some choose to turn of their anti lag system to make it through a stage.  Sad to see Novikov, Hanninen and Latvala  DNF from a good positions.  Latvala’s quickly […]

New Era of WRC

For the first time in 9 years someone not named Loeb will win the WRC championship (limited schedule).  It may not seem that way with Loeb leading again this weekend at the Monte Carlo Rally.  Taking Loeb away, this is the first time in years where I’m actually anxious to look at the results.  I’m […]

Fantastic French

After the recently released Peugeot Onyx concept.  I’ve come to the realization that the French have the concept car game in the bag.  No other country comes close.  Apart from a few BMW, Porsche and Lexus concepts, everyone else is lacking. Peugeot Onyx Citroen C-Matisse Citroen Numero 9 Citroen Servolt (pic of Francoise Nielly Art […]

Decade of Decadence or Decay?

It has now been 10 years since a driver not name Sebastien Loeb has won the WRC drivers crown.  Petter Solberg took that honour in the 2003, with the Prodrive Subaru team.  Which I remember watching sector times online in lieu of proper tv coverage.  It was a different game back then.  Colin McRae, Carlos […]

Absolute Master at Work.

The days of the wild rally driving styles seem to be over. Loeb is presice, clean and fast.  Really evident in the X-Games Rallycross final from yesterday.  His lines are clearly better and cleaner than his rivals.   He makes it look waaay to easy.  Even if Block hadn’t had his puncture he would have still […]