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lotus daily driver
Powerful Fun Posted April 10 2008 11:59 AM by MFEBBO

The fastest car I have driven lately was a 700hp 996tt. I am saying this up front because that always seems to be the answer to the question I get asked most often. People always want to know what’s the fastest. No one...

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male posturing
Theory of relativity Posted March 3 2008 12:33 PM by lesbidrawn

somewhere in France...

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overweight cars
Supersize Me Posted February 22 2008 09:00 AM by MFEBBO

I recently read a study that found the average American is getting significantly bigger. In the past 25 or so years the average height has grown by a little over an inch. However the average American’s weight has swelled...

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Drift? You betcha.
Drift? You betcha. Posted September 20 2007 04:15 PM by EC_Staff

At the end of each touring car race, the winner does an obligatory series of smoky donuts while waving to the fans. Especially gifted drivers will flash their lights, beep the horn and sometimes sit on the window frame...

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Boys and Bots
Boys and Bots Posted September 18 2007 04:08 PM by EC_Staff

I started yelling around 7:30 am. It was Saturday morning and the Bidrawn clan had many chores to fulfill before heading off to the first showing of Transformers. Armed with a slingshot and a handful of Optimus Prime...

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Drag and drop
Drag and drop Posted September 13 2007 04:01 PM by EC_Staff

"So what's the fastest car you've been in?" I've heard this question a hundred times. Typically, it's followed by a list of cars like the Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari FXX, Ruf Porsche, SLR McLaren, etc. I've had the...

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The persistence of memory
The persistence of memory Posted September 11 2007 03:43 PM by EC_Staff

So I'm filling up at the local Texaco station and watching the end of Army of Darkness on the Q7's video monitor. The hero has just slain his evil doppelganger and is about to kiss the girl. "Hail to the king, baby." Ah,...

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Deus ex machina
Deus ex machina Posted September 7 2007 05:59 PM by EC_Staff

I waved goodbye to the M3 and listened as its beautiful exhaust note faded into the night. The car was sold, the new owner grinning so broadly you could see his smile from space.

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No Fatties
No Fatties Posted September 7 2007 05:44 PM by EC_Staff

"The trick to going faster? Just add lightness." -Colin Chapman Those words kept tumbling around my head like a pair of Keds in a dryer. Just add lightness.

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European Cars versus Japanese Cars
European Cars versus Japanese Cars Posted May 25 2007 12:42 PM by OfTheSun

"For some reason, Civic are drawn to M3s. They sniff at the BMW like dogs in heat with hip spasms. Usually, I shoo them away; I have better things to do than play Joe Racecar. Not above it, mind...

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Reckless Driving
Nothing like stupid driving coupled with auto materialism Posted March 30 2007 05:24 PM by OfTheSun

In an ideal world--at least my ideal world--everyone would need to prove that they were responsible drivers before purchasing a car. Not a day goes by in my 40-mile commute to work that I don't see a car being...

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Looking Back at Older European Cars
Dangerous Inspiration Posted January 26 2007 09:45 AM by MFEBBO

A thread recently popped up on vwvortex that showed a whole host of old articles from European Car Magazine. The funny thing is, I remembered every issue that was posted, and I even remember what I thought about each car....

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2006 Automotive Events
Did I Miss The Cool Stuff Posted January 25 2007 12:32 PM by MFEBBO

So far this year, EC Editors have participated in the 24 Hours of Lemons, The Bull Run and The Ferrari Panam. All of these events seemed to be very cool, and I didn't get to take part in any of them. That will be changing...

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Volkswagen mk2 GTI opinion
I Want Some Shakes, Rattles and Squeeks Back Posted January 19 2007 01:15 PM by MFEBBO

One of the most enjoyable cars I have ever owned has also been one of the cheapest and slowest. It was a 1992 Volkswagen GTI 8v that was just an amazing car. It had maybe 125hp on a good day with the mods I had done. ...

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British Car Enthusiast Ramblings
It's Only Cold When I Stop Posted January 17 2007 11:35 AM by MFEBBO

Southern California is in the grips of a freezing winter, literally. I turn on the news and the top stories are traffic accidents caused by ice, pipes bursting and how celebrities are dressing to avoid the completely...

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