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… » 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

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

Five Honest Tips For Starting A Car Collection That Won't Lose Money

I've always dreamed of having an appreciating classic or exotic car collection, but I've never had anything other than a "regular" car. What are some things you'd recommend for a car collecting newbie? » 7/23/14 1:33pm 7/23/14 1:33pm

Endurance Karting Is The Best Karting

Karting is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to get your butt in a seat racing wheel to wheel, this much we know. Unfortunately most outfits run karts with massive variability in performance with is only amplified by weight differences between drivers. Endurance Karting has upped the ante this year with a tight… » 5/21/14 8:50am 5/21/14 8:50am

Going Analog: 1974 BMW M2 Review

I have a dirty secret. Super cars aren't really my thing. I appreciate them and marvel at their outrageous power and digital brains, but I'm more of an analog guy myself. My theory on cars and motorcycles is if my talents can't push them to the absolute limit, then they're really not for me. That's what makes Classic… » 5/19/14 11:23am 5/19/14 11:23am

Autocrossing A Rally Fighter Is As Awesome As It Sounds

At CCC we're all about experiences. Whether it's a top-down-cruising in a classic Mustang kind of experience, or a hooning-the-bejesus out of a 600+hp RWD off-road machine kind of experience. Last week Local Motors brought a brand new Rally Fighter to Lime Rock Park in order for its proud new owners to experience… » 5/09/14 9:02am 5/09/14 9:02am