There Is A Massive Fire Burning In New Jersey
I was heading up to Riverside Drive with my camera and tripod to take some long exposures, but instead was greeted with this enormous fire raging directly across the river in Edgewater, NJ.
The Most Deceptive Tahoe Rental
It was not okay. The first indication of trouble was when the guy signing us out went to fire it up to record the miles, and it stalled immediately. HM.After feathering the throttle a couple times it fired right up, and he turned to us beaming, ”Muy bien!”.
It didn’t help…
2014 JBH Year In Combustion
Instead of writing about my year, I figured I’d just put together a bunch of loud revving clips. Enjoy!
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BMW M Laptimer Records Telemetry Everywhere You Go And It’s Amazing
Did you ever wonder what percentage of the throttle you are using on the way to get a sandwich? Were you ever curious how many Gs you pulled on the way home from clarinet lessons? Do you have a BMW? You might just be in luck.
BMW says these fancy…
Ferrari F40: Gearhead Posterchild
Sat down at my desk this morning and saw a Facebook post indicating that there was a Ferrari F40 parked a little over a block away at Classic Car Club Manhattan. I put my scarf back on so quick I almost got scarf burn.
As far as dream cars go, every…
Jaguar XJ Snowdance
In this nature film we see an intrepid Jaguar encountering snow for the first time. Watch as the cat chases its own tail, frolicking back and forth before thundering off into the wilderness.
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PTG E36 - In Depth With A PTG Technician
I posted this video a few months ago, and for the first time in the history of the internet, I received a truly productive YouTube comment:
Steve did email me, and ended up answering a whole bunch of questions which I have posted below with some images I took shortly…
There Is A Sunroof Fairy In Brooklyn
Do you own a Fiat 500 Abarth? Did you park it in Brooklyn before it began to rain today? You silly loon, you left your sunroof open. But fear naught
Friend of Aaron Brown and Instagram user Mathias Rios spotted this hot hatch gathering raindrops via an open sunroof panel plate thing. He…
JetBlue Mint Class Does It Better
I’ve been flying with JetBlue for a long time, watching as they morphed from a no-frills airline with the best in-seat entertainment, to hawking check-bag fees, extra leg room, and now their very own first class
This is not a bad thing. In fact, it was somewhat inevitable. As many…
Mutts Cutts Does NYC
If you grew up in 90s like I did, you probably spent your allowance on some exceedingly uncomfortable plastic inflatable furniture, wasted countless minutes AIM chatting with SmarterChild, and rocked out to Weezer’s Blue Album, like I did. You probably also saw Dumb and Dumber. A few times.
All of the above are reasons…
Decaying Jaguar E-Type Has Seen Better Days
After a weekend away I returned to NYC on a Sunday evening. Inevitably all the primo spots were taken, so I was forced to venture into the depths of the multi-level garage. As I idled along, eyes trained for any open spot, my brain registered what I’d just passed and…
How To Turn Your Mom’s BMW Into The Most Expensive GoPro Remote Ever
I use my GoPro a lot, most of the time suction cup’d on the outside of a car at some precarious angle. Before the GoPro app and remote, we had a lot of GoPro face, but now there is GoPro BMW as well
I’m hoping a future firmware upgrade will allow…
That Time My Dad And I Drove From NJ To CA And Back
Summer 2002 was a special time. I was 13 years old, Nelly’s “Hot In Here” was the #1 song on the radio, and my dad and I were going to drive across the US in our ‘94 Volvo 850 wagon. And back
My father, being a freelance writer, and a…
1972 Datsun 240Z: Truth In Motoring
Few cars capture the truly raw nature of motoring. Those cars that do “have it” tend to be pants-pissingly scary while at the same time having the ability to put a massive shit-eating grin on your face. Adam’s 240Z does both, quite well.
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To The Pilot Doing Aerobatics Over My House: Bring Me With You
On weekends when I’m not racing karts or flying drones or generally messing about with cars, I like to sit next to a lake and read a book. It’s one of the few things I like to do that doesn’t involve some sort of motor vehicle, until now. A few weekends ago my…
Farewell CCC, Hello KBS+ (Thank You Everyone)
A whirlwind of happenings over the last month or so has landed me in quite an interesting position. As many of you know, I love BMWs. I’ve aspired to work for BMW since before I even had a driver’s license. I’ve said jokingly in the past that the only way…
A 1929 Hupmobile Is Driving Around Manhattan
This is probably the oldest car I’ve ever seen driven on the street. I pulled up to a shop on 11th avenue this morning to see this contraption double parked outside. So I did what any car-minded New Yorker would do, and double parked right behind it to have a…
Legend Of The Mid-Engined Aston Martin
Very rarely do I get into legit argument about cars with someone. I usually try to avoid arguments in general, especially when my conversation partner is SO sure. Like SO, SO, 100% SURE!! Which is why I was quick to revert into “agree-mode” when a truck driver told me he once hauled a mid-engined…
The McLaren P1 Is A Gorgeous Thing
Seeing the McLaren P1 for the first time is like seeing a naked breast for the first time. I really wanted to touch it, but knew I probably shouldn’t
The good folks at Miller Motorcars opened their large glass doors to the public to show off the truly mind-boggling McLaren P1. Mind-boggling because…
The Sorriest Mercedes S-Class You’ll Ever See
Let me set the scene; it’s 11pm and the Triple-C Racing boys had just arrived in Amsterdam, NY. After checking into a dumpy motel, we set off in search of a hoon-able empty lot. We were drawn, almost magnetically, towards a large multilevel parking garage
It was totally empty, save for this…
An Automatic E30 Isn’t The Worst Thing Ever
If you own an automatic E30 BMW, this is probably not news for you, since you probably love your car very much. BUT! If you’ve never driven an automatic BMW, this may surprise you; it doesn’t suck! At all
A CCC member just picked one of the mintiest base E30s I’ve seen…
Cavallino Classic Concorso d’Eleganza 2014
When someone invites you to join them at one of the biggest and best attended Ferrari gatherings in the country, you don’t say no. So I packed a bag and headed to Palm Beach for the weekend
Or maybe I was just looking for an excuse to get the hell…
Driving & Talking: SilverCar Wrap-Up
I spent a little over one week with an Audi A4 2.0T from SilverCar. I’m usually wary of companies that employ flippant mottos like ”Rentals that don’t suck,” but in this case, it quite perfectly captures the ethos.
Palm Springs Air Museum: Where Old Planes Go To Be Restored
I never pass up an opportunity to check out things that fly, er, used to fly. I nearly crashed the car when we drove past on the way to Joshua Tree a few days ago, almost certain I’d seen an amphibious prop plane. I was not disappointed
At the back of the…
Drive Through Joshua Tree National Park In 7 Minutes
Yesterday I visited Joshua Tree National Park with my family. The scenery is incredible, and the rock formations towering. We stopped in a few different spots for a quick hike; an old-time cowboy galloping through would not have been out of place anywhere in the park, it’s got a real…