Housekeeping: In Which TTAC Observes MLK Day

January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Hey gang, the boss here. Thanks to a directive from our corporate masters, we’re off on Monday. Our bosses based in the frozen North added two U.S. holidays for 2021 — MLK Day and President’s Day. So in the honor of Martin Luther King…

QOTD: Big Wheels, Small Sidewall – Yes or No?

January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

The debate rages on, whether 22-inch, 24-inch, even 26-inch or larger wheels, and tires without a lot of sidewall to them, are okay or not.   Is this appealing in certain parts of the country, such as Arizona, California, Texas, and throughout the…

Kia Seeks World Domination

January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Kia, no longer content to occupy the second tier among carmakers, yesterday held a virtual press conference to announce their plans for world domination. Dropping Motors America from their name was the first indicator, as the company now known as just …

Nissan 400Z Revealed

January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

The elusive new Nissan 400Z has been photographed in a recent Nissan patent filing with IP Australia, the first look at what the production model will look like. These images appeared on newnissanz.com.   Details about the new 400Z have been sketc…

Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers

January 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today has issued a final rule, all 147 pages of it, designed to roll back numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and clarify what the…

2020 BMW X5 M Competition Review – Ridiculousness

January 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

Ridiculousness is a word – I checked. And it describes the vehicle I am about to tell y’all about perfectly. Ya see, the BMW X5 M Competition is a perfectly fine luxury crossover that BMW decided needed a bit more spice. Never mind that the X5 has gene…

QOTD: Hybrid Versus Conventional Drivetrains

January 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

  Which drivetrain would you prefer: The hybrid two-motor setup that Toyota has paired with their 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder that puts out 245 horsepower or Kia’s conventional V6 that produces 294 HP? These are the drivetrains you’ll…

Grand National Roadster Show a No Go for 2021

January 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

  The Grand National Roadster Show, and the Sacramento Autorama, both produced by Rod Shows, have been canceled for 2021 due to uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and the lack of clear guidelines on events from the State of California. “While we would…

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