Car Talk Goes Mid-Engine

05.30.2013

Sure, most of us will never own a rare, 430-horsepower V8 sportscar - but they sure are fun to test-drive!

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LaFerrari: Fast, Furious, Too Bad About the Name

03.25.2013

One car that won't be making an appearance in New York this week is LaFerrari, by...Ferrari.

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Time To Call Time Out On Super Bowl Ads?

02.05.2013

Jamie Kitman tackles the highlights of the Super Bowl--the commercials. Read his take on this year's multi-million dollar spots, right here and tell us what you think!

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Has Eco-Boasting Turned Ford’s EcoBoost into Eco-Toast?

01.28.2013

Jamie Kitman thinks Ford's EcoBoosting is merely Eco-Boasting. Find out why, here. 

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The Power of the Press, Part 2?

01.02.2013

Did Twitter help Jamie Kitman get quicker service at the Fiat dealership? We'll probably never know. But we do know that the Fiat 500 is great for parking in the city. Read this and other of Jamie's hilarious observations right here. 

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Escape from New York: Notes on Disaster Preparedness

11.19.2012

Jamie Kitman's debrief on surviving Superstorm Sandy and a consideration of vehicles for the post-apocalypse, this way.

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Lana Del F-type: Launching the New Jaguar Sports Car

10.11.2012

Jaguar launches its new F-Type, but an auto show from more than 50 years ago still looms large. Jamie Kitman explains.

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Misery Is in the Eye of the Beholder

09.07.2012

Worst Car Ever? For Jamie Kitman, the competition is intense-- and "winner" is a transitory title.

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It Helps to Know Someone in the Business

07.19.2012

How did Jamie Kitman come to own Colin Chapman's very own '69 Ford Cortina Lotus Mark II? Read on! 

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Riding Shirty

06.12.2012

Just because you're on a bike doesn't mean you own the road. What is it about riding a bicycle that brings out the self-righteous creep in so many of my fellow New Yorkers?

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Vulgarians at the Gate: The Revenge of the Super Utes

05.11.2012

Luxury SUVs: They're vulgar, they're pricey and they're selling like hotcakes.

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Lost in the Land of Lincoln

04.25.2012

“My wife and I are looking for a non-descript automobile from a deeply damaged luxury brand, preferably based on an obsolete Mazda6 platform. What can you do for us?”

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So You Want to Buy an Old Car? (I Know I Do)

04.04.2012

Being too busy to write the book, The Sixteen Essential Habits of Old Car Whoredom, I offer here as many tips for buying old cars. Don’t bother sending me your thanks...checks and wire transfers will do nicely.

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The Lost Art of Backing Up

03.12.2012

Remember when you had to turn around to look behind you? Thanks in good measure to the jacked-up behemoths that began to roam the land en masse in the ‘Nineties, it’s become a largely futile practice.

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The Long-Term Fallout from Short-Term Thinking

02.22.2012

There’s a reason continual growth is so elusive -- it’s an evolutionary non-starter. Everything must come to an end. So why do car companies continue to chase the impossible dream of eternal earnings ecstasy?

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