That really depends, man. If you have a motorcycle license ad an international diving permit, you're actually good for anything (for a year). In Japan, they have a graduated licensing system for motorcycles. Anything =<50cc is included int he car license, 50-150cc (I think) is level one, then 150-400-600, and >600.… » 1/18/15 10:55am 1/18/15 10:55am

Horsepower per liter. Anything north of 100 per liter NA is considered pretty special. Turbo cars are harder to rate though - in any case, 100hp/l is the current gold standard, even if it's a lot easier for turbo cars than NA cars. » 12/29/14 8:57pm 12/29/14 8:57pm

So auto journalism = video games journalism? Manufacturers pay media to come "review" their products, while simultaneously employing both the carrot of swanky accommodations and the stick of possible blackouts on future releases. » 12/13/14 6:11am 12/13/14 6:11am

Caught the first 20 episodes or so, and it's fantastic. By using an outsider child as the main character it becomes a pretty solid depiction of the extremes of race drier psychology. It's really about what it's like to lose through no fault of your own, even in the face of your own extreme effort, and to come through… » 6/27/14 11:49am 6/27/14 11:49am

I'm Going to Drive my Old Volvo to California

Recently I tried to sell my old Volvo 245 Turbo. I've decided to not do that, and instead drive it around 2300 miles from Ypsilanti, Michigan to Simi Valley California. Why, you ask? Because it's better than renting a car and because I'm moving back to California after 3 years in this unbelievable shithole Michigan. » 6/10/14 2:29pm 6/10/14 2:29pm

I agree 100%, but the problem is that achieving that kind of bond and that kind of control is hard. People don't want hard for their $200k+. They want pantomime, spectacle, and for everyone to know exactly how much they spent. » 6/08/14 1:13pm 6/08/14 1:13pm