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Chevrolet builds a Boss challenger, Jeep briefly revives the Forward Control, and BMW enters One Lap of America.
The Mighty FC and J-12 were constructed for the upcoming Easter Jeep Safari, an annual Jeep gathering in Moab, Utah. The brand has done this sort of thing before -- that is, built one-off vehicles as a gift to Jeep enthusiasts -- but this is the first time one of the concepts has made me giggle with dorky glee. Sadly, there's virtually no chance you'll see either machine in a Jeep showroom any time soon. Ben Wojdyla over at Popular Mechanics has more. And his Facebook page has a shot of the FC's fender-mounted bottle opener. Which is just as cool as it sounds.
Subaru BRZ Reviews Trickle Out
Reviews are beginning to appear from Subaru's first major press drive of its eagerly awaited BRZ coupe. Pricing has been released for the Scion FR-S, the Subaru's mechanical and cosmetic twin. This means I can finally share some of my thoughts on the car -- a few weeks ago, I drove one for a weekend in the hills of western Wisconsin. It's flawed and far from perfect but also absolutely amazing. Picture a roofed Mazda MX-5/Miata with better turn-in, a slightly less entertaining engine and slightly number steering. The car is as good as everyone says, but more later. For now, you'll have to make do with this hasty iPhone shot of my test BRZ parked on my street in Chicago.
Jalopnik Captures the "Bullitt" Chase Remake from the "Alcatraz" TV Finale
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One Lap of America is NOT designed for the scofflaws who want to hang their Uber expensive, played-out matte-finished Lambo Aventador, doing clutched burn-outs for the GoPro view of the Police. Its not an event to keep Snookie giggling from the bad acting and lack of automotive history respect. One Lap is a commune of people who come together to test Man Vs Machine for whatever the distance may be at whatever the cost to prove the fittest til the end is at hand! There is not one other event like it which has garnered the RESPECT of Professional Racers, not weekend spec Miata warriors, but Professionals who have the Rolex from Daytona 24 hours! Racing Icons like Hurley Haywood, Darren Law, Elliot Forbes Robinson, David Murry, Leh Keen and many many more adorn the list of entrants each year to test their skills in a true Street Legal machine.
One Lap is also an annual ritual where Tuner Shops can prove without a shadow of doubt their tuning ability, combinations and reliability to the mass forums following each Tuner throughout the event. If you find One Lap to be as you put it, "incredibly difficult to observe and no longer the epic, inspirational, nation-swallowing trek it once was." Then it is crystal clear you have not seen Leh Keen's driving the TopSpeed Motorsports Nissan GT-R on its LOWEST Power setting as it ran consecutive Production Car Lap Record times at Daytona International Speedway and once again at Barber Motorsports Park in a FULL WEIGHT, 300-treadwear street legal car as fast as his Brumos Porsche GT car during a Grand-Am race weekend! That must put you to sleep to see such a feat. "Please turn it off..." I bet you would exclaim!
I will even go as far as offering you a seat for one leg of the event if you dare. Come participate and you too will say, "That is a badass track car... but I would not run it in One Lap for a Week!"
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