Author Archive: Derek Mau

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Toyota Ft-1 Concept
02 Jul

Toyota FT-1 Concept at Cars and Coffee [video]

The Toyota FT-1 concept is a pure performance, track-focused sports car model designed by CALTY Design Research, Toyota’s North American Design branch, and built by Five Axis in Huntington Beach. Its design is heavily influenced by Toyota’s long sports car tradition that includes vehicles such as 2000GT, Celica, Supra and most recently, FT-86 (Scion F-RS). […]

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2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4
27 Jun

Review: 2014 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 AWD

Likes: Courageous styling Mean, snarling exhaust sounds Driver friendly cockpit with its small steering wheel Carries the Maserati panache of exclusivity proudly Dislikes: Heavy-handed handling and jolting ride quality Fat aluminum paddle shifters that are too big and obstructive Hard seats with ineffective ventilation and cooling fans Interior pieces taken from the Chrysler parts bin […]

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Range Rover P38
19 Jun

Evolution of the Range Rover, Part 2

1994 Marks Introduction of Range Rover Mark II/P38A Since its introduction in 1970, the classic Range Rover had gained popularity across a wide variety of demographics and slowly moved up-market from the original concept. By the early 1990s it was felt that the Range Rover should be positioned further up-market, positioning it among buyers of […]

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88 eBay Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt Jr.
16 Jun

Race Report: Ollie’s Bargain 250 at Michigan

by   in Racing

Going into Michigan, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has two wins this season in the Sprint Cup series and considerable momentum. But it was Paul Menard who took advantage of Joey Logano’s bad luck in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. Dale Jr. would finish third, his fifth top-ten […]

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RR_Classic_1970_Location_Morocco_12
12 Jun

The Evolution of the Range Rover, Part 1

by   in SUV / CUV

The first Range Rover Classic was built by Land Rover and debuted in 1970. The Range Rover became the cornerstone of Land Rover and proved that its off-road capabilities were up to almost any task. The Range Rover also showed roughing it in the wilderness did not mean having to go without some creature comforts. […]

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Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
04 Jun

Review: 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Likes: Up to 33 mpg on the highway Subaru’s symmetrical AWD is standard Excellent road handling and composed ride on-road and off-road Generous cargo and passenger room for its size Dislikes: Auto start-stop feature EV mode doesn’t go beyond initial acceleration Hard to use navigation system Durability, all-weather capability, safety, and value are core components […]

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andy warhol's 1974 rolls-royce silver shadow
21 May

More than 15 Minutes of Fame, Warhol’s RR Silver Shadow

eBay Listing: Andy Warhol’s 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Andy Warhol is one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and pop culture. His enduring imagery, insatiable curiosity, and creative lifestyle has inspired creative minds worldwide and continues to cultivate new artists by funding institutions that support them through his Foundation for the Visual Arts. […]

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