Busted: the price for breaking into a national park on a dirtbike

If you're stupid enough to break into a national park during a government shutdown and write about it, you're going to get busted. I knew that when I did it last year, but it didn't take the sting out of standing in federal court with $15,000 in fines or 18 months of incarceration looming over my head. All this for… » 9/29/14 2:40pm 9/29/14 2:40pm

Caterham, Lotus, or Dyson Racing?

Colin Chapman was doing the Lord's work when he crafted the brilliant Lotus Seven. Some 57 years later, there are all manner of interpretations of the man's ethos. We took three of the best, the Caterham 7 S3, the Lotus Exige V6 Cup, and the Dyson Racing Caterham SP/300.R to Sonoma Raceway, threw Jack Baruth the keys… » 9/18/14 2:52pm 9/18/14 2:52pm

Mazda let us drive the Miata Coupe

All this talk of a Miata Coupe is entirely Mazda's fault. Back in 1996, the company tossed us the keys to its Miata M Coupe Concept. The idea worked then, and it still works now. So come on, Mazda. Throw a hard top on the ND.

Jump over to Road & Track to read the full write up from '96, and check out photos from the… » 9/18/14 11:04am 9/18/14 11:04am

Holy shit. Nissan turned the Leaf into an El Camino.

Yes. This is a Nissan Leaf Ute. These two dudes, Rolland Schellenberg and Arnold Moulinet, whipped the thing up to cruise around the Nissan Technical Center in Arizona, hauling parts and people. They call it the Sparky. Swoon.

You can check out more photos over at Road & Track. » 9/18/14 10:44am 9/18/14 10:44am

We took a Ferrari 458 Speciale to chase down the fastest man on The…

There's a man who worships at the altar of the Dragon. We can't tell you his name. We can't show you what he looks like. He knows the ebb and flow of traffic, and when the road's abandoned. His FD RX-7 is built specifically to take on the dizzying turns, dips, and climbs that make up one of the most challenging… » 9/11/14 1:05pm 9/11/14 1:05pm

California police chase 75-year-old dude in military surplus truck

Yep. An unnamed 75-year-old led the Huntington Beach Police Department on a merry chase at around 10 mph through town yesterday night. When the driver finally stopped, officers gave him a failure to yield citation and let him go about his business.

Like I needed more proof that California really is just like GTA. Read… » 9/10/14 3:02pm 9/10/14 3:02pm

Tony Stewart breaks silence about Kevin Ward, Jr, incident

A haggard, visibly shaken Tony Stewart broke his silence following the incident that took Kevin Ward, Jr.'s life at a sprint car race earlier this month. The NASCAR driver will compete in the Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. Head over to Road & Track for a video and breakdown of Stewart's… » 8/29/14 1:53pm 8/29/14 1:53pm

In a perfect world, you're dead right. We would have thrown on some legitimate rubber and rolled. But this all came together last minute. One day I was sitting in my office, and the next I was on a flight to Arizona to meet Cantle and drive to Daytona. It was only by some miracle that the Flyin' Miata guys were able… » 8/25/14 3:44pm 8/25/14 3:44pm

Help find this stolen 2002 Baur Cabriolet

Gearhead and all-around good guy Bentley Marlow is having a seriously shitty Monday. Someone swiped his '75 BMW 2002 Baur Cabriolet from his driveway in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee between midnight and 8 am this morning. It was wearing Tennessee antique auto tag number AA90769, and is VIN 3590458. If you see the… » 7/07/14 12:21pm 7/07/14 12:21pm