Every year, the automotive aftermarket gets together in Las Vegas to show off its latest and greatest products and show cars. It’s a one-of-a-kind event, closed off to the general public and yet still well-known by most in the car community. This is where annual styling trends are set, where influential new products make their debut, and where the industry gets together — all in one place — to show off skill and look at what’s to come in the Read More
Wanting a Model T in this day and age doesn’t really make much sense. But who says car people have to be reasonable?
Here’s the thing: I drive a comfortable, connected, safe, brand-new GMC truck every day. It’s perfectly suited to life in the real world — the world full of cell phones, cup holders, and distracted driving. But when it comes to just having fun, I don’t think there’s a way to beat a good Model T.
Is a T Read More
For me, Monterey Car Week started off with a bang. That bang was the sound of my brand-new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, on loan from FCA for a review in ACC, getting punched in the rear bumper by a Honda CR-V in stop-and-go freeway traffic somewhere outside San Jose. I’d been in California for maybe an hour.
Nobody was hurt, and the damage was minor — just a few wrinkles in the Hellcat’s otherwise pristine purple bumper cover. The other Read More
- First year of production for the Viper GTS coupe
- One of 1,166 produced
- 4,900 miles
- 8.0-liter 450-hp V10 engine
- 6-speed transmission
- Viper Blue with white stripes
- Power windows and locks
- Air conditioning
Back when I was wrenching for a living, we used to have a sign in our office that read, “Mechanics are like doctors, except doctors only work on two models.”
Part of what I love about working on old cars is the requirement to think on your toes, and to solve problems that the original Read More
ACC’s Readers’ Forum section is one of my favorite parts of the magazine. It’s a place where we can all chime in on a range of topics, from the market to car modifications and fixes, and I’m looking for more of those topics.
If you have a burning question about the market, we Read More