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What happened to that STAB guy? I’m at least as likely to buy an F/A-18E/F as a motorhome.
How come this came up yesterday when I was eyeballs deep in boards instead of today when I’m doing a whole lotta thumb twiddling?
Question #1: What do you want the automotive industry of the future to do?
Question #2: What do you think the future of the automotive industry will end up being?
Answers can be as broad or specific as you want. I’m curious to hear thoughts from all the Autopian staff.
David, did you get my pitch about a 70+ years history of American dinosaurs racing in South America? 😉
Adrian, what’s your take on the design of the Ford Sierra?
Jason, have you ever considered EV-ing your motorhome?
All staff: home made baklava, anyone?
As a Syrian American, I’m 1,000% with you and in on that baklava, my homie!
Italian and Spanish descent here, but there was an Italian-Lebanese grocery store close to home when I was a kid. It was heaven.
Then pandemics came when I lived in Kosovo, and I self-taught a couple regional dishes. Magic.
I gotta be in the mood for baklava, because I generally find it very sweet. But those little guys wrapped in the leaves? PUT THEM STRAIGHT IN MY SNACK HOLE.
Shall I wait until the next pandemic to learn how to cook niños envueltos?
Hold on to your lunch, there’s a Damn Good Design incoming imminently that you might find very interesting. Very interesting indeed…..
Picture me clapping like a walrus in anticipation.
Darling that’s how I picture all the commenters when anything by me is published.
I’m now the caretaker for my family’s ’66 Mustang. My dad was the mechanic, and I’d like to do him proud and tackle as much of the work on it as possible myself. What would recommend as places to start learning engine workings, transmission workings, and stuff like that. I can do some things… I have changed brakes and some interior stuff in the past, but I’m totally lost on so much of the real nitty-gritty stuff. Any advice would be tremendously appreciated!!
Would you rather drive a vehicle whose exterior has been flocked (covered in a velvety finish) or whose exterior is a robustly sprouted chia pet?
-Also a block of Velveeta the size of a car battery…
Has David held off on doing a mega write up on his move to LA out of fear that an extradition request from Michigan might still be a possibility related to whatever environmental hazards might be found at his old place and the article might be incriminating?
If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?
Something thin and wispy, with dark leaves and bitter fruit.
I’d have guessed a Willow.
Thanks to all of you at The Autopian for creating something really special. This site is the only one I read every single day (multiple times a day, really), thanks to an amazing mix of interesting content, fun writers and super-cool and chill members. I can’t imagine how much work goes into this, but I hope you all are able to take a moment occasionally and appreciate what you’ve built (even though “appreciation” doesn’t pay the bills).
Now, then: what’s your favorite car owned by one of your fellow Autopians?
I don’t know if that counts as he doesn’t have it anymore my Jason’s Volvo P1800 made me feel things.
Definitely Laurence’s Charger. That thing rules so hard.
Plot twist: what’s your fav, Geoff?
I was not expecting the UNO Reverse!
The Autopian team members have such great and individual taste in cars … it’s difficult to pick. Is a Changli better than an MGB? Does a car count if it’s not running? However, here’s my list.
Win: Adrian’s Mondial. Gorgeous when new, iconic now.
Place: Mercedes’ RTS. I love that she owns an actual city bus.
Show: David’s Golden Eagle. The thought of him (or Huibert, for that matter) driving that thing around LA gives me such “Rockford’s dad” vibes (iykyk).
Honorable mention to Stevie’s Stratus. Just on a value-for-money scale, the thing is off the charts. Plus, the hood pins add 2 hp each.
Is it OK to ask for more motorbike content? I only got into riding when I discovered how expensive car racing is. Now I’m hooked. I want to hear more opinions from Ms. Streeter!
— Rob S. (W123, 4Runner, DRZ400SM custom, Niken, WR250R ADV)
More is coming! We have a new contributor with decades of motorcycle experience.
Deal!!! As David says, we’re also bringing on a second person with more experience than me. It’s hard to cover motorcycles, cars, planes, trains, and campers all at once! 🙂
OK, thought of a question, Please link to the story you wrote that you feel is your best or you like the most
I’m not an auto journalist or even a writer but I found it fun trying: https://www.cyclecanadaweb.com/2021/08/12/first-person-rob-shotton-ottawa/
So is there room on Autopian for a Readers Write column? (And by room, I mean editors’ time.) I could do a write-up on Targa Newfoundland, which is the most insane car event in the world, though we’re not supposed to talk about the juicy stuff so I won’t.
I liked this one.
Great question and thanks a million for being here with us!
For me it would be this one:
I banged it out the afternoon I got back from Sydney, it just seemed to flow right away and felt like I was in ‘the zone’s and it came out exactly how I wanted it to.
It’s not been published yet, but this weeks Damn Good Design I’m pretty pleased with, because it’s exactly the sort of thing I like bringing to the site, even if it did turn out a bit longer than I wanted (there’s a lot of history/context/background in there).
I’m gonna go the “unpublished yet” route too. I’ve worked my ass off to get you guys a great article on some pretty serious piece of engineering and the science behind it.
That’s an impossible one.
Project Cactus was up there, the story about my Grandpa driving a WWII Jeep was up there, the FC adventure was up there, and of course the Holy Grail adventure was up there (the old site deleted it like they deleted years of precious content).
Hmm, maybe it’s this.
All of your articles are awesome!
-Favorite on The Autopian:
Project Cactus saga=amazing!
Favorite on [old site]:
-Soaking oil in shirts to make them match=funniest car article ever!
Everyone decides now is the time to live a quarter mile at a time. Meeting at an undisclosed location on the streets of Los Angeles. Winner is new boss. You can only bring a vehicle that is currently titled in your name. Who among you will be the new fearless leader?
I believe that would be the fantastic Hubert Mees, as he has a Coyote Mustang that mops up the rest of our rides in the 1/4 mile.
Yeah, Huibert would smash us all
It would probably be a close race between Thomas’ Boxster and my Valiant Charger for second-quickest in the stable with my WRX not far behind them.
On the other end, my girlfriend’s Suzuki Mighty Boy would take the trophy for slowest car. It can’t even manage 60mph on level ground!
My apologies to The Man Himself for quick typin’ and multitaskin’.
Also, I think my XK would give your Charger and TH’s Boxster a good run, mate!
That’s assuming it makes it to the start line…
(Clears throat in Hemi)
Sorry Mark, I forgot about the 300C!
It seems the race for second-place car would be tight after the bikes leave us in the dust and Huibert flys past with sunglasses on and A/C cranked up, we have a mass of cars with listed 1/4 miles in the low 14-second range.
My Charger has a a 265ci ‘Hemi’ six with better than the vaunted E49 specifications and the oft-quoted 14.4 was done back in ’72 so if all goes right I could see a better time with better tyres and a bit more power over the original.
My WRX isn’t stock, either and makes more at the wheels than it was quoted at the crank in 2006. The trouble here is I still have the 5-speed gearbox and would rather not scatter that across the bitumen so in reality it’s probably not in the race.
The Jag and the 300C would be much easier to get consistent times from, and the Boxster might have a traction advantage on the street.
Maybe we should all hit our local tracks and compare notes?
Honestly, I think races between the slower cars would be more fun. Can my truck outrun Jason’s Pao? Maybe, if I don’t screw up the 1-2 shift. Can a J10 outrun a Smart? Inquiring minds want to know!
A J10 cannot outrun anything. 2.73 years, 110 horsepower, 4,500 pound curb weight.
Watching the video would be great, but imagine that set of races happening and being there in person?
My Triumph Rocket III is ready for liftoff
I need to find out if the family ZX-11 is still technically mine for the taking
BRB just getting my best friend’s Ferrari 456/Gallardo/Continental GT titled in my name.
There is a Dodge Challenger Demon in Dubbo owned by a prominent businessman I could try and do the same loophole with, AC!
No question. I just want to say you all are doing a great job with this site! I just hope you’re making money on it