Know Your Limits

I think all of us start everything with a little hope that we are destined to become the best at it. We’ve seen enough movies with prodigies and victims of circumstance rising to the occasion that we all have hope that our purpose in life will just be brought…

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The Sweet Spot: Economy "Luxury" Cars

A family member of mine was shopping for a new (used) car recently. A car for going to and from work and occasional outings on the town. The requirements were simple; Leather, heated seats, heated steering wheel, back-up camera, and a sharp design that doesn't look like a Fiat Multipla.…

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Overland: It's Not About the Destination, It's About the Journey

Trail riding, Jeeping, cross country drives, taking the unbeaten path, off-roading. All of these interchangeable names for a favorite pastime for adventure. Overlanding has become the more commercial and universal term for this fun, adventure-seeking, extracurricular activity. What does “Overlanding” really mean though? Off-roading came through necessity and innovation. Primarily,…

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Automotive New Wave: The 1980's Renaissance

Automotive design follows the fads and pop culture trends of their intended demographic. Much like fashion, art, and entertainment; society shapes what is desired and what is made. For auto designers, it’s a prediction of future tastes in what consumers want in an automobile; they take a “temperature” of…

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No More Classic Cars

What is a classic car? Is it as simple as using the DMV’s “25 years old” rule to deem a car a ‘classic’? Because if that was true, there is a 1987 Ford Taurus that should be rolling up to the next concourse event, ready to be judged. I…

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Twas the morning before Christmas...

Twas the morning before Christmas and all through the city cars were gathering for an annual thing called Cars and Coffee. Every Saturday, car enthusiast in Charleston South Carolina converge on one spot for an annual car meet. We all wake up early and starting at 8am until the last…

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