Some Car Sequels Capped The Original

Not every automotive icon achieved that status right out of the box. There are more than a few legendary cars and trucks out there that had to wait for a redesign to kick in before they were able to turn heads and make history. You might be surprised by how… read more »

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Celebrating 40 Years Of Yuppie Automotive Excess

It’s been 40 years now since the term ‘yuppie’ entered the lexicon as a way of discussing the young urban professionals who flooded America’s suburbs and urban cores during the 1980s. The pursuit of filthy luchre was in, and with it came a slew of new luxury rides that would… read more »

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Could You No-Lift Shift?

I’m going to be honest: no-lift shifting is one of the most unnatural experiences I’ve ever had while driving a performance car. The act of leaving my right foot floored while my left foot operates the clutch goes against every ounce of training and instinct associated with mechanical preservation. Even… read more »

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Why Would Someone Blog About Every Star Trek DC Comics Issue? #3 – Errand Of War!

DC Comics Star Trek #3 (Errand Of War!) picks up immediately on the bridge of the Enterprise, where readers had just witnessed Klingon Emperor Kahless IV declaring war on the Federation at the end of Star Trek #2. Naturally, it’s all been blamed on Captain Kirk, who had the misfortune… read more »

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Would You Drive Through The Darién Gap’s 250 Miles Of Impenetrable Jungle?

Imagine taking 96 days to drive 250 miles – that’s how treacherous the Darién Gap was when Land Rover decided to cross it as part of the British Trans-Americas Expedition, by far the craziest off-road adventure of the 1970s. Only six other four-wheeled adventurers have made it through before or… read more »

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Why Would Someone Blog About Every Star Trek DC Comics Issue? #2 – The Only Good Klingon…

DC Comics Star Trek #2 (The Only Good Klingon…) is the second half of the series-starting two-parter, and as such it serves to conclude our introduction to this imagining of the Enterprise’s crew and the new cast of characters who are also along for the ride, as well as confirm… read more »

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Would You Buy A Car Designed By A Musician?

“We’ve been confronted with actors trying to sing, singers trying to act, and comedians doing both, so why not musicians trying to design, engineer, and produce their own cars? “ That’s how I lead off this piece for Hagerty that focuses on four cars designed, engineered, or otherwise brought to life by musicians. Whether it’s… read more »

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Comic Book Kickstarter Fulfillment During A Pandemic: Planning In Advanced Saved Us

Before we launched the campaign for Code 45 Issue 1, everything I read about running a Kickstarter project warned me that, as stressful and emotional as running your first campaign might be, it’s what happens after the 30 day funding period is up that is typically far more challenging to… read more »

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