Bringing the Fun Back

Stephen Daubert Friday, July 10, 2015 Advice

Why lesser cars can be a better choice

As a driving enthusiast, it is easy to get caught up in obsessing over the latest and greatest performance offerings from Italy, Germany, or even the good old USA. New super cars and high-performance sedans boast ridiculous horsepower, mind-boggling acceleration, ludicrous lateral G's, and over-the-top styling. We see 911 Turbos, M3's, C7 corvettes, Lambos and more; whatever we’re driving seems to pale in comparison to such perfection. Many car enthusiast are programed to believe that super cars are best to drive, most exiting, and will even get you to the next base with the ladies.  Remember those awkward, preteen years when you first caught a glimpse of automotive nirvana? That poster of a Lamborghini Diablo or Countach found its way to your bedroom wall, and all of a sudden you had goals in life.  Owning a super car yields the ultimate satisfaction, right? They are the ultimate machines for the ultimate driving experience. Right?  The thing is, for most of us, they might not be.

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Formula 1 has Arrived

Stephen Daubert Thursday, March 12, 2015 Breaking News

It’s no secret that I love Formula One.  With the first race of the 2015 season coming up in Australia this weekend, I figured I should discuss what makes F1 special, as well as my thoughts on the upcoming season.

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Everyone has poster material as a kid. Regardless of era, the story is the same. For some, it was a car like the Lamborghini Countach, for some it was a Stingray. We’ve all had that aspirational dream, a car that we boldly declare to our elementary school friends, “I’m gonna own that someday.”

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The Case for Analog

Stephen Daubert Thursday, February 26, 2015 Advice

A few weeks ago, I discussed how the auto industry (and BMW specifically) seems to be making its performance cars more subdued than in the past and why that’s a good thing.  Today, I’m going to explain why it’s not.

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The Wussification of the Auto Industry

Stephen Daubert Monday, February 2, 2015 Breaking News

Recently the rumor mill has been saying that BMW, purveyors of all that is RWD (except the 1 Series, and Mini, and the X1, and the X3, and the X5, and nearly every 3 and 5 Series in the state of Colorado), are going to begin building M cars with X-Drive.  Naturally, this has caused Bimmer fanboys to flip out so much that they all used their turn signals on their way home from working as investment bankers.  Today, I’d like to discuss this wussification of BMW and other brands, and why it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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From VW to Formula 1

Stephen Daubert Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Advice

I don’t remember a time that I didn’t love cars.  Most boys are into cars as kids, maybe they make a few models, buy some Hot Wheels, then move on to dinosaurs, or pirates.  But me?  I stuck with cars.  Every couple weeks I’ll be writing columns regarding what catches my eye in the auto industry, be it motorsports, be it custom built cars, anything.  But today, I’m going to share with you my background, my childhood.

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Are these the best sedans under $55k?

Stephen Daubert Friday, October 10, 2014 Advice

Well-endowed in the horsepower department? Check. Ample room for car seats? Check. Room for golf clubs? Absolutely.

 

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Motivation Mondays!

Stephen Daubert Monday, September 22, 2014 Advice

I believe motivation to be the general desire or willingness of someone to achieve something “GREAT”. 

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LaFerrari, Enzo, F40... and the F50

Stephen Daubert Friday, August 29, 2014 Reviews

The praise for recent super cars has increased exponentially and everyone has been jumping on the McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Ferrari LaFerrari bandwagon, but what about the forgotten super cars, the ones that still turn heads and provide that unique blend of power and handling. 

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Throwback Thursday!

Stephen Daubert Thursday, August 28, 2014 Reviews

Since its Throwback Thursday we thought it would be a fun idea to reminisce on the 1990s and 1980s. The 1980s brought us Bill Cosby, Pac-Man and leg warmers, while the 1990s saw Beanie Babies, pagers and dare I saw it, Nsync! 

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