At this year’s LA Auto Show it wasn’t Ford who delivered the ultimate Mustang — it was their biggest dealership. Just three days after their reveal of the much hyped high-performance GT350 Mustang with “over 500” horsepower, Galpin Motors steals Ford’s thunder with a supercharged drag-strip monster, The Rocket. When the schedule for the 2014 LA Auto […]

17 Nov
Block's latest - and best - ode to automotive hooniganism

We went to downtown LA this past Saturday night to watch the world debut of Ken Block’s latest ode to liquified rubber, Gymkhana 7. While the sixth edition of his Gymkhana series was slightly disappointing, let’s just say that Gymkhana 7 returns Block to the forefront of automotive bad assery. Eschewing the Ford Focuses he’s used in […]

9 Oct
Signature-engraved, Detroit-made, limited-edition timepiece

Shinola, the Detroit factory dedicated to expertly made all-American watches, is taking a step further toward the vintage-inspired pocketwatch side of the dial. Giving some love to the home city roots, this “Henry Ford” limited-edition piece is individually numbered and engraved with the signature of Mr. Ford himself. The black face with cream-print piece comes with […]

9 Aug
$579,000 worth of bulletproof Fuck You! to the 99%

Conquest Vehicles made quite a splash last year when they introduced the ever-so-subtle Knight XV Luxury Bulletproof SUV, and they figured it was time to double down on obnoxious indulgence. Their latest monstrosity offering, the Conquest Evade, is based on the Ford F-550 Super Duty and is loaded with the same sort of armoring and […]

6 Aug
Brad Pitt stars in adaptation of George Higgins "Cogan’s Trade"

Brad Pitt stars as Jackie Coogan, a hitman for the mob from author George V. Higgins’ novel Cogan’s Trade, in the upcoming film Killing Them Softly. Directed by Andrew Dominik, whose previous two films have been pretty exceptional (Chopper and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, also starring Pitt), Killing Them […]

28 Mar
Ford unveils its first true supercar since the mid-engined GT

Originally the plan was to reveal the most powerful Mustang ever at New York Auto Show next week (which we’ll be at — keep a look out!), but due to these wacky interwebs some pictures have leaked of Ford’s vehicular abomination and now there’s no getting Pandora’s demons back in the box. The brand new 2012 […]

7 Oct
UK builder aims for thrilling, visceral & dangerous production

Founded in the UK in 1958 by four brothers, Ginetta has mostly existed since as a kit car and one-off race car builder. While it has gone through various phases of inactivity, after new ownership purchased the brand in 2005 Ginetta has been focused on making about 300 cars a year. Now Ginetta announce the […]

Have you heard Hanni El Khatib? The first generation half Palestinian/half Filipino is just bad ass, angrily riffing out a cunning execution of classic American blues, garage, punk and doo-wop into a post-rock n’ roll frenzy. Just hit play on his “Come Alive” video below and you’ll know instantly if you’ll like his music — […]