2011 Dodge Charger
Only 80 examples of the 2011 Ferrari SA Aperta roadster will be built in honor of Italian design house Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary.

Only 80 examples of the 2011 Ferrari SA Aperta roadster will be built in honor of Italian design house Pininfarina’s 80th anniversary.

Being a car guy

Mitsubishi on blocks

In the February 2010 issue of Road & Track, Peter Egan’s column centered on the signs that could indicate your proclivity towards car-guy-dom. I started thinking about that list and found myself conflicted about the whole, “work-on-your-own-car” aspect of the “Car Guy” title.

I do all the work on my own cars, but I never thought that meant I was a car guy. I always thought myself as an enthusiast that just maintained his own fleet. Changing drivetrain and engine fluids, rotating tires, brake jobs, taking apart a door panel to track down a squeak… I thought that’s just what you did.

The thing is, I don’t even know all the little nuances about the cars I own. I just know how to spin a wrench and spill gear oil all over the garage floor. If I need more in-depth information, I hit up the internet braintrust and start filtering knowledge in all the various forums that are out there.

So I ask, do you work on your own cars? If so, how far do you take it? Are you an oil changer? Or do you deck your own block and extrude hone your cylinder heads?

Pontiac is one of four American brands recently discontinued. In theory, it was GM’s performance brand. We’ll miss cars like the G8, GTO and Solstice GXP; we wish we could erase the Aztek from our memory (as did Pontiac, no doubt).

Pontiac is one of four American brands recently discontinued. In theory, it was GM’s performance brand. We’ll miss cars like the G8, GTO and Solstice GXP; we wish we could erase the Aztek from our memory (as did Pontiac, no doubt).

The 2011 A7 is Audi’s answer to the BMW’s new Gran Turismo.

(Source: roadandtrack.com)