Flat Rock speedway! They do this at Toledo Speedway and I'm sure everywhere else, too. Keep an eye on their schedules if your in SE Michigan or northern Ohio. This'll happen again on Sept 6 at Flat Rock. August 29th in Toledo. The sound of one bus t-boning another is like god's own timpani. Jalopnik meetup time? » 7/17/14 2:30pm 7/17/14 2:30pm

I got hit in the driver's door at 20 mph by someone who ran a stop sign. Let's just say it was not something I'd want to experience at 30 mph. I no longer drive my Miata as a daily, because I want to make it home to my kids each night. » 7/17/14 12:47pm 7/17/14 12:47pm

If you're demanding new regulation, I think it's on you to prove that it's necessary. Given how many Uber cars there are out there, it should be pretty easy to prove that Uber needs commercial insurance and government licensing. They've logged more than enough miles to get a good sample size. » 7/16/14 8:28am 7/16/14 8:28am

A cable is more failure prone. It needs to be adjusted or needs a self-adjusting mechanism. It will eventually snap. It needs to be routed somehow to the engine using very gentle bends. Throttle inputs are a fixed thing, so you can't very easily do one sharp map and one soft fuel economy mapping. It ADDS… » 7/11/14 10:54am 7/11/14 10:54am

It's pretty hard to overstate how racially fucked up the Metro Detroit area is. The history (way above and beyond the riots and white flight and coleman young) is really ugly. The city has been shafted so, so many times and so hard by white people that there are going to be some old wounds that need to be opened up… » 7/10/14 4:58pm 7/10/14 4:58pm

It's not my thing either, but you have to admit that the sound of tires evaporating without the rumble of an IC engine backing it is pretty damn surreal and awesome. And personally, I find gigantic quantities of energy trapped inside batteries a lot more intimidating and manly than gasoline. It's pretty hard to kill… » 7/07/14 8:39am 7/07/14 8:39am