Giedo van der Garde will not race in F1 for 2015

Sauber and the Dutch driver have come to an agreement that sees van der Garde drop his battle to enforce his contract and drive for the team. While the details are not disclosed, the team "paid significant compensation to avoid honouring the contract they had with me [VDG]. » 3/18/15 1:00pm 3/18/15 1:00pm

Giedo van der Garde withdraws from the Australian GP

Good news everyone! The Dutch driver, who has been involved in lengthy legal procedures to have his contract honoured, has decided to withdraw himself from this weekend's race. This effectively ends any doubt or worries about the seizure of Sauber's assets and their ability to race this weekend and will keep team… » 3/13/15 8:30pm 3/13/15 8:30pm

Eastwood Welders

Does anyone here have any experience with Eastwood tools, specifically their TIG welders? I'm considering buying a TIG welder and their machines tend to fall in a more affordable price bracket than brands like Miller and Lincoln while maintaining what seems to be a reasonable reputation for quality. The guys from… » 2/25/15 7:25pm 2/25/15 7:25pm


Anyone have experience with one of those glass repair places? You know, the ones that inject some sort of resin into these little chips to keep them from getting bigger and stopping the owner of the vehicle from going irate over this infuriating nick in the middle of their field of view. » 2/23/15 5:06pm 2/23/15 5:06pm

Mk. VII Golf Trunk Space

In a conversation earlier today Übel shared a picture of his Mk. IV GTI with a full set of tires in the trunk with the seats up. This got me wondering if my Mk. VII could do the same. Answer: nope, not quite. » 2/11/15 11:07pm 2/11/15 11:07pm

The Backyard Budget Build

The internet is a great resource for carguys these days. If you have a problem with your car you can be sure that someone, somewhere will have had the same issue and will have shared their fix. If you encounter a stumbling block on your build, a picture or video uploaded on a forum will bring people from all over the… » 1/20/15 3:59pm 1/20/15 3:59pm

Shared from CigarLounge: Oppo does have a problem

Oppo does have a problem, "But [it] lies neither with the moderators, the commenters or the fringe members. Oppositelock, by virtue of Kinja, has been thrust into a role it was never built to play. It's been forced to evolve into an entirely public location with visibility across the entire Gawker network..." Also, be… » 1/14/15 11:12pm 1/14/15 11:12pm

Helgray Watches

A little watchlopnik for everyone, automotive related. The Helgray Silverstone is "inspired by the racing chronographs of the 1960's". It's available in 4 colours and comes with a few bonus items (stainless band, carrying case) as the Kickstarter project is already funded. It's a style that interests me visually and… » 1/14/15 2:25pm 1/14/15 2:25pm

Discussion: Satellite Radio

Satellite radio: greater variety, better sound quality, reception everywhere and no commercials, that's the promise, but is it worth paying for? That is the question I find myself asking. » 12/08/14 8:00pm 12/08/14 8:00pm

Winter Tires - Bridgestone WS80 vs. Michelin Xi-3

I'll be putting winter tires on my Golf shortly and the two tires above are my most likely candidates. I know there are people here with the Bridgestones and the Michelins are supposedly excellent and accordingpy popular so there must be some of those here as well. As such, what is your opinion on them and does anyone… » 12/03/14 9:30am 12/03/14 9:30am

Flying History: Ford Trimotor NC8407

This Ford Tri-Motor underwent a 12 year restoration after being almost completely destroyed in 1973 and ttyymmnn got up close and personal for some great photos. » 11/11/14 6:28pm 11/11/14 6:28pm

Can My Steering Be "Tuned"?

More and more, systems in cars these days are becoming controlled by computers. Perhaps unfortunately, that includes the steering in my Golf, which is electronically assisted instead of having a typical hydraulic system. While the steering is direct and has decent feel, I'd like more feedback through the steering… » 11/06/14 10:04pm 11/06/14 10:04pm

My Screenname is Relevant Again

On Wednesday I traded a little piece of paper of large value for a small bit of plastic and metal. Luckily that little fob has the neat side effect of making this larger piece of plastic and metal go vroom. :D » 10/25/14 4:30pm 10/25/14 4:30pm

Panorama Software

I spent this monday hiking/climbing up Mount Saint Helens and of course brought my camera along. I'm now experimenting with some panorama stitching software (Autostitch to be exact) and this is the first image I'm somewhat pleased with after playing around with the settings a little bit. » 10/15/14 6:57pm 10/15/14 6:57pm

Found this Leaf Hanging Around Niagara Falls

I ventured over to the American side of the Falls last weekend and spotted this piece of fall foliage suspended from a tree by some spider silk. Naturally, having remembered to bring my camera along for once, I aimed and shot away. » 10/06/14 6:00pm 10/06/14 6:00pm