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The Allure of Car TV Shows

The Allure of Car TV Shows

I almost avoided writing about this. Every single automotive blog, website, forum, news agency, etc has written about Top Gear’s demise. I’m sure even some Old Order Mennonites found the news disturbing. But why would so many people defend someone who did something clearly in the wrong? Its because we loved that…
#GRIDLIFE2015 – What is GRIDLIFE?

#GRIDLIFE2015 – What is GRIDLIFE?

With the inaugural GRIDLIFE being last year, I was all too excited to get the opportunity to cover it this year as it happens to be the first year of their new ‘Track Battle” time attack series. What started just over 15 years ago as some Honda enthusiasts who decided to set…
BMW: The End Of An Era

BMW: The End Of An Era

Three years ago I wrote the article titled “The Death of BMW’s M Brand”saying that the BMW M cars had become the Ultimate Poser Machine. But I didn’t realize how right I was until last Saturday when I went to a Chicago Region SCCA Autocross. There were two BMWs there and…
Seth Thomas Wins Sebring 2015

Seth Thomas Wins Sebring 2015

If there’s been a list of World Challenge drivers who’ve been most overdue for their first win, BimmerWorld’s Seth Thomas has been atop that list for the past few years. After second place finishes, front row starting spots, and numerous fastest laps, the Georgia native took himself off that ‘most…
The Ultimate Roadtrip?

The Ultimate Roadtrip?

I love road trips. Always have, always will. Living in several states has brought me cross country plenty of times. When it comes to long road trips, there are a few schools of thought. You could take the most direct route if you’re a practical type who is obsessed with the…
Car #1: The Jetta That Saved My Life

Car #1: The Jetta That Saved My Life

For car guys, the story of their car is intimately connected with the story of their lives. It is almost unavoidable, as we not only depend on our cars for transportation, but also spend countless hours wrenching and racing. An autobiography of a car guy is really an auto-biography of…