The breath of The Dragon envelopes you, and you understand, as you pass back into clarity, that you’ve just had a golden moment, a driving experience that will never leave you. The Dragon does that. It always does that.
One of my very first prehistoric memories was the piercing sound of those rorty engines wafting across the corn fields and subdivisions of West Indy,their mechanical wailing drifting into my bedroom and sparking a curious awe that has never left me.
4DSC Returns as an ’09 Maxima? Since there is no Infiniti dealer within driving range, I take my car to the local Nissan dealer for service. Despite having traded off my 350Z nearly a year ago, I still get their “Nissan” mailings and the offer of a $19.95 oil change from them was irresistible, so […]
A Supercar Buffet They were clustered by the dozens in neat groups. The Audis were under the trees, the Rollers & Bentleys were by the tents, right next to the Aston-Martins; Ferraris (Oh, God, the FERRARIS !!!) were grouped along the fence and the Lambo’s were lined up with mathematical precision along the path. The […]
Stories About Cars Of all the possible things for me to focus on–women, or fine art, or making a buck; the whitewater wash of a river, skyscrapers, and possibly, Hillary as President of Us All, I tend to focus mostly on the automobile. It’s been a long and determined focus, too, one stretching back to […]
370Z: Officially Out of The Closet I just got an up-to-the-minute email from Road and Track dot com announcing the official unveiling of the new 370Z at the LA Auto Show. While the car is nothing new to those who have been paying attention, the final reveal of the new Z car now makes the […]
The Worst Car You Ever Owned? . . . I got hours ahead of me and hours I just keep burning away. . . The absurd cost of a tank of gas has put me off random drive-arounds, and except for a quick trip in the G to a reunion of friends in Daytona Beach […]
18 Years With a Z’s Cousin I’ve had my ’87 200SX SE V6 for nearly eighteen years. If I had a kid born on the day I drove it over the curb, I’d be paying for her college tuition today and she’d probably be pulling up to her dorm in a 21-year-old, black SX. I […]
Wrecks I took my G35 Coupe to a body shop today. After paying the owner $1250 for some damage that I inflicted on a Dodge Magnum a few weeks ago, the owner took pity on me and said he would paint the little panel behind the rear license plate on my Infiniti a flat black […]
The YUGO …Q: Why do Yugos have rear window defrosters? …A: So your hands can stay warm while you push it. No, that’s not another lame entry to NICO’s Official Joke Thread– it’s a sarcastically descriptive statement about one of the worst cars ever made, the Yugo GV. You may remember the car as the […]