When I do a Jason Drives episode where the car isn’t bizarre, or some terrifying mechanical abortion that wants to kill me, I get a little insecure. Will people want to watch me if they think I may live until the end of the video? I’m not really sure. This time, though, the only danger I’m in is getting charm…
Robert “Evel” Knievel died in 2007, but every time you watch a stuntman slay tires or send jumps you’re looking at his legacy. We traveled across the country in a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to find out what the man really like and attempt to best his most epic failure. By jumping the snake river canyon.
Many car brands have died over the years. Today, none are as dead as Wartburg, the East German automaker that spent decades cranking out brutally simple cars while the capitalist West became ever more high-tech and luxurious.
When I was studying art history, some of the works I liked best were the ones never really meant to be seen — rough sketches from artists done in early planning stages of larger works, done to get a rough idea of feel or composition. That’s the context I like to view Henry Ford’s first car — a rough sketch. What…
The torque. The wing. The downforce. It’s all there, and it’s all on video.
Sadly, not everyone in the automotive community gets to experience a Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in their lifetime and see hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cars parked on a golf course. We went there and shot this video so you didn’t have to buy passes, get a hotel, rent a car, and drink 100-year-old…
I know you’re losing sleep at night just aching to find out when’s the next time we’ll drive a crazy drift car through Manhattan, see which of Doug DeMuro’s three button-down shirts he’s wearing this week, or wrench on an old Scout. The answer is not for a while!
The Sultan of Brunei has what’s considered to be the world’s most insane car collection with over 5,000 rare cars. But there’s a suburban dad from Pennsylvania who puts him to shame with over 30,000 vehicles covering nearly every brand and model. And they all fit in his house.
We’ve all heard the story of how Raphael Orlove rolled his dream car, a 1973 Baja Bug, but have you seen it? Thanks to the very talented Sam Woolley and our latest video series, Worst Car Stories, now you can.
I remember the first time I saw one of Baron Margo’s rocketcars. It was parked at House of Pies, a little diner near my old house, and, sitting there between some boring sedans, it felt like that parking spot was a rift between universes. Being a writer, I think I said something profound like “holy crap, look at that.”
As a well-traveled car enthusiast I thought I’d heard of all the greatest roads in North America. I’d driven the Tail of the Dragon and Highway 1. I used to live next to Skyline Drive. It turns out there was a better road, but it was just a secret.
“Worst car ever built,” is a phrase that gets flung around with the careless impunity of a toddler with a bag of superballs. Whatever you’ve once called the “worst car” is wrong. A Yugo may as well be a Maybach compared to the Hoffmann, the actual worst car ever built. I know because I drove it.
What happens when you go carspotting during Pebble Beach weekend? Well, sometimes you randomly bump into the man who designed the legendary Ford GT, with his car parked right on the street.