That's not necessarily a good thing. I know that these days one of the Jalopnik enthusiast taglines is "more manual, less weight" and that sort of thing. But, like many other taglines, I feel that too many people simply parrot it around without actually thinking about it. » 4/18/14 10:44am Friday 10:44am

I've always found the conversion of ocean liners into troop ships to be nothing short of amazing, particularly Cunard's two queens, the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth. These ships were built as massive, incredibly luxurious ways to cross the ocean at high speed for two thousand or so passengers at a time. In mere… » 4/17/14 11:38am Thursday 11:38am

The clipped wings were not to improve maneuverability per se, as an increase in wing loading leads to a decrease in maneuverability. Rather, the wings were clipped to increase roll rate (though not turn rate) and low-altitude speed, two areas where the Spitfire was notably out-classed by the the Fw190 when it first… » 4/09/14 10:31am 4/09/14 10:31am

I dunno, I'd rock one of those. If I had the money, I'd actually have a special place in my garage for a few really well-done attempts at this sort of thing. There was one based on a C6 Corvette that attempted to re-imagine the 63 splitback and one other that attempted to re-create an E-Type. » 3/27/14 3:11pm 3/27/14 3:11pm