Five Thoughts We Had Hooning the Last ML63 AMG at a Winter Autocross

Say goodbye to the Mercedes ML63. In 2016, it graduates to G-Class, becoming the GLE63, so we took one of the last hopped-up mini Mercs to Lime Rock Park's Winter Autocross see if the off-road Geländewagen badge is deserved. Here are five thoughts we had while hooning the bejesus out of a $114,000 race car… » 3/16/15 8:21pm 3/16/15 8:21pm

Millennials And Cars: Local Motors Has The Answer


Automakers are spending millions testing different ways to get Millennials interested in cars. They're trying focus groups, cultural experts, experimental marketing events with hipster bands, organic hors d'oeuvres and craft brews. Never mind that the Millennials can't afford to buy the cars just yet, automakers… » 11/18/14 9:00am 11/18/14 9:00am

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 - Classic Car Club Review

The Porsche GT3 has long been regarded as a driver's car. While the results are always staggering, the recipe for GT3 pie is very simple – take a normal 911, ratchet up the cc's and revs, strip out the weight while exaggerating the width and wheelbase, give it cup-car stiff suspension, strap on a huge wing and use… » 10/06/14 12:25pm 10/06/14 12:25pm

The Longest Night Of Our Lives: Another Porsche 944 Horror Story

There I was... flying down the straight after turn two at Pocono Raceway, pretending to draft Mathias, who was driving his recently purchased 1987 Porsche 944. As we approached the turn in point, I got on my brakes and downshifted into third from fourth. The straight-piped inline four shrieked as it hit what seemed to… » 9/10/14 3:57pm 9/10/14 3:57pm

The Worst Timing For Rain In The History Of Rain

For those unfamiliar with Summit Point, turn 4 is a fast, downhill, 90+mph right-hander that can be taken flat out in a spec Miata. Nicknamed "The Chute", it's butt puckering in the dry, but get smacked in the face by Mother Nature as you're hitting turn in, and it's terrifying. » 9/02/14 1:26pm 9/02/14 1:26pm

Ride The Lightning - 2012 Tesla Model S Review

The newest bit of kit in the Classic Car Club is something different. It's the American-made, all-electric Tesla Model S. We've all heard the reviews, but after 500 miles of polar-bear friendly motoring, Classic Car Club can finally tell you what it's REALLY like. » 8/19/14 8:27am 8/19/14 8:27am

How I Found Valentino's Balboni In Wyoming

"Hey, there's two Lamborghini's parked outside the lobby," said my dad as he drank his morning coffee, with 20+ years in the car sales business under his belt. You see, his passion for car culture lies within MSRP and resale values rather than horsepower and torque figures, so when he directs my attention to a car on… » 8/06/14 10:01am 8/06/14 10:01am