What makes European cars so special?
Photo credit: Goodwood road&racing Until more recently, European cars were very special indeed. Bold styling, unique design and premium materials, were all cornerstones of European car industry. With very few exceptions; you could expect something special, from nearly any car made in Europe. So what happened? Did the European manufacturers lose their way? Did they forget what made them special, somewhere between their glory days and now? No, it’s just that rest of the world was forced to catch up a bit. Make no mistake about it; European cars are still the way to go, if you love the feel of a luxury car, but need it to handle and have power too. In fact, no one really has more experience with that particular combination. But recent offerings from Cadillac, lexus and infiniti to name only a few, have done much to close the decades-long lead, that Europe held. For my money though; Europe still does it best and I’ll likely always have a mostly Euro garage. Oh, I do have love for a few Japanese and American cars and as finances allow, I will certainly make room for them. However, so long as I have neighbors to consider […]
Introducing U-Turn Garage
Welcome to U-Turn Garage. You’ve found your way to the premier blog where we will be discussing many automotive topics from the latest trends to the best used deals on the market. I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself, my name is Jared Rosenholtz. I write features and reviews for Carbuzz.com and have driven many cars throughout the years. I currently drive a 2006 Mazda MX-5 with the six-speed manual transmission. People sometimes ask me what is the best car I’ve ever driven, and that honor has to go to the Ferrari SP275 Competizione, with a close second being a Shelby Cobra. Get ready for some awesome materials here on U-Turn Garage! Let’s get the ball rolling by hearing from our readers. What is the best car you’ve ever driven?
What happened to car culture? Back in the day, events like Hot Import Nights would bring in 5000+ people per show – not counting the competitors. It was the big time: like the NFL Super Bowl of car shows. Events like Nopi Nationals Atlanta pulled people from all over the country. Getting a trophy from an event like this meant something – it wasn’t just another high school style plaque that’s stuck on your wall. It meant your car stood out in a crowd of amazing cars. The Spring Break Nationals used to take over Daytona. Like Bike Week for the import crowd. You didn’t even need to really go to the show you could just walk up and down A1A and see the coolest cars cruising back and forth in front of the hotels. The Nopi Nationals would take over the entire infield at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. You couldn’t see the other side of the damn show! It was a multi-day event. People would park their cars, hang out with their friends, go to hotel to have a couple beers, have fun and come back the next day for even more. I remember seeing F-ing Motley Crue at […]