The Joy of Automotion

Cars, Motorcycles,Driving, and Riding


What it Feels Like to Ride a Motorcycle

Riding is one of the greatest joys in life. But you need to be okay with the emotional state it puts you in.


The Sickness. 

Owning an 80's icon, the Porsche 911 Turbo. Pt. 12


March 22nd was my 38th birthday, as if 35 wasn't bad enough. As a surprise gift my GF had my mom…


5 Ways /DRIVE Could Make Money Without A Paywall

My Attempt At Saving An Institution


Let me preface this article by stating that /DRIVE is the best thing to…


Men + Cars = ❤ . Why ?

It’s not just because they are fast. A very short, and fun read.


Big engines. Loud exhausts. Spoilers.


The Best Alternatives to Tesla’s Model S

Who can compete with the most sought-after electric car? 


Finally! Cool Artwork for Petrol Heads!

I just had to share my find, these look awesome!


I came across this Kickstarter project today. I was looking for…


A Driver’s Manifesto: In Defence Of Manual


A spectre is haunting the automotive universe — it is the spectre of the paddle-shifted gearbox. All the powers of the industry have entered…


Zen and the art of motorcycle parking 

How to park illegally (but politely!) in NYC and get away with it


Routine motorcycling in the city

One rider’s experience


Hi. My name is Rich, I’m 48 years old, and I’m a daily motorcycle rider in New York City. This is the first…


One-Off Porsche — Made for Love with Love

The Panamera wasn’t the first four door 911


This is one Porsche that would have grabbed eye balls and hearts at this…


The Driver’s License

Still an exciting rite of passage


This morning I will take my two daughters to the Motor Vehicle Branch where they will take the driver’s…


Sibling Rivalry

2015 Kia K900 Sedan


Kia is generally referred to as the sister company of Hyundai. That’s not an entirely accurate depiction, as Hyundai actually owns…


Getting a motorcycle license

It only takes a weekend


The qualifications for obtaining a motorcycle license are nothing more than being able to putter one around an…


A hose for what now?

Owning an 80's icon, the Porsche 911 Turbo. Pt.9


My name is Shannon, and I am used part hoarder. I throw away almost nothing when it comes to…


Old dog, old tricks.

Owning an 80's icon, the Porsche 911 Turbo. Pt.6


As I related previously I owned an 87 VW 16V Scirocco. It was my first German car and the…


Back in the saddle again.

Owning an 80's icon, the Porsche 911 Turbo. Pt.5


Ok, where did we leave off? Ahh….right, an engine out tune up and subsequent trip back…


Hanging In There

2013 Honda Fit


“Why,” you may be asking, “are you writing reviews of 2013 models when we’re already a couple of months into 2014?” Well, the thing about…


“Speed on Brother, Hell Ain’t Half Full Yet.”

(Learn how to drive like a bat outta hell!)


Orange Cars

and men in caps


Originally written for my Digital Glue blog, I came upon this piece and made myself laugh. I thought it might appeal to a discriminating


Shark proof suit. 

Walk softly and drive BMW’s Big Six. Pt.1


Its been just over 3 years since I bought a one of my BMW hero cars, a 1986 635CSi. A love affair which…


Enraging

2013 Ford Focus SE Sedan


Car enthusiasts know all about the Ford Focus ST. It is the quintessential hot hatch, dropping 264 horses of fun through the front tires…


My Happy Place

2014 Jaguar XF Supercharged


Jaguar is a brand with a long and storied history. It was Jaguar, for instance, that gave us what Enzo Ferrari called “the…


Horsemanship

2014 Ford Mustang GT


For fifty years, the Ford Mustang has been the Pony car standard. Indeed, the Mustang is why we call them Pony Cars. It might seem that…


Frugality

2013 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec


The BMW 550i sedan is a really nice car, there’s no doubt about that. It’s got 449 HP, and lots of leather and brushed…


Big Sur. The Redwoods. Yosemite.

Following The Front Wheel North…


In the summer of 2013 I hadn’t started school yet and my wife, Mary Claire, was back east in Rhode…

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