Subverting expectations: from movies, books, and pop culture, to music, news, and yes, even cars too, it’s a key element of story telling and artistry. It’s “the twist” that aims to keep anything and everything fresh and unexpected. However, there’s something to be said for the clear, the concise, and the evident: an “on the nose” approach with no room for interpretation can deliver a powerful message.
We’ve seen them racing around the track at Laguna Seca many times over, thanks to the Monterey Historics; however, unless you’re considerably older than we are, you missed the opportunity to see the iconic Trans Am cars in prime. Luckily, though, we’ve stumbled across one of the best clips from the era: a “documentary” of sorts that highlights the 1970 SCCA Watkins Glen Trans Am race, from its highs to its lows.
Introduced as a “compact executive car” in 1986, the B3-generation Audi 80 is likely not what comes to mind when terms like “hot hatch” or “sports coupe” are thrown around. Although many variants sported similar 5-cylinder engines like the more famous Audi race cars, only a handful of B3 80s and 90s have made a name for themselves in the world of motorsports, most notably as the “S2” from the B4 platform.
Opposites attract… Or so they say, and it seems to make a bit of sense when following Logan Ellis’s lineage of car ownership. His enthusiasm for automobiles began stark in contrast to where it is today, with a 6.7 Powerstroke truck as the catalyst for the automotive bug that plagues him years later. Truck pulls, truck shows, and a handful of trophies set the hobby in motion, and he’s been a show fanatic ever since.
How many people name their cars? I have always been a believer that if you name a car, it is a car that you intend to keep for as long as you can. Naming a car that you’re going to flip or part out is pretty pointless in my opinion, but I guess like most things in life it’s a matter of personal preference. In 2018 I purchased this car for my then fiancé to learn how to drive manual as she had been wanting to for years.