The Truth About Cars » Boomerang Basement Bolides http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:30:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Boomerang Basement Bolides http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Boomerang Basement Bolides – Zeroth Place: 2003 “Time Attack” Ford Mustang GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/boomerang-basement-bolides-zeroth-place-2003-time-attack-ford-mustang-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/boomerang-basement-bolides-zeroth-place-2003-time-attack-ford-mustang-gt/#comments Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456139 When we awarded the Scion FR-S DFL in our three-way affordable-sportster test, many commenters both on TTAC and elsewhere pointed out that the FR-S supposedly wasn’t meant to be a complete package from the factory. Rather, the new hachi-roku was intended to be a platform for individual development, you see. By judiciously applying the finest […]

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When we awarded the Scion FR-S DFL in our three-way affordable-sportster test, many commenters both on TTAC and elsewhere pointed out that the FR-S supposedly wasn’t meant to be a complete package from the factory. Rather, the new hachi-roku was intended to be a platform for individual development, you see. By judiciously applying the finest […]

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Boomerang Basement Bolides – First Place: Mazda Miata PRHT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/boomerang-basement-bolides-first-place-mazda-miata-phrt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/boomerang-basement-bolides-first-place-mazda-miata-phrt/#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:55:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456062   The conventions of auto writing require that we come up with at least one labored metaphor for every comparison test, so here goes: You guys remember that movie It Might Get Loud? Obviously, the Scion FR-S is Jack White: deliberately stripped-down and retro, perhaps too self-consciously context-sensitive, adored without reservation by a bunch of […]

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  The conventions of auto writing require that we come up with at least one labored metaphor for every comparison test, so here goes: You guys remember that movie It Might Get Loud? Obviously, the Scion FR-S is Jack White: deliberately stripped-down and retro, perhaps too self-consciously context-sensitive, adored without reservation by a bunch of […]

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Boomerang Basement Bolides — Second Place: Hyundai Genesis 2.0t R-Spec (Yo) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/boomerang-basement-bolides-second-place-hyundai-genesis-2-0t-r-spec-yo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/boomerang-basement-bolides-second-place-hyundai-genesis-2-0t-r-spec-yo/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:23:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455837 “That is how I drive. Flat Out.” So says the infamous, Miata-blocking Koenigsegg/GT2 driver in the trackday community’s Most Favorite Video Ever. As a journeyman instructor and track rat, I encounter fellows like this all the time — but just as often, I see reasonably talented drivers in small-caliber hardware who take a perverse pleasure […]

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“That is how I drive. Flat Out.” So says the infamous, Miata-blocking Koenigsegg/GT2 driver in the trackday community’s Most Favorite Video Ever. As a journeyman instructor and track rat, I encounter fellows like this all the time — but just as often, I see reasonably talented drivers in small-caliber hardware who take a perverse pleasure […]

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Boomerang Basement Bolides — Third Place: Scion FR-S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/boomerang-basement-bolides-third-place-scion-fr-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/boomerang-basement-bolides-third-place-scion-fr-s/#comments Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:42:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455774 “This car,” Derek Kreindler told me as we grabbed third gear down Toronto Motorsports Park’s front straight, “is like a GT-R for a guy who lives in his mother’s basement.” He had a point. Some American subcultures practice what I think of as immobile ambition — think of all those McMansions with no furniture and […]

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“This car,” Derek Kreindler told me as we grabbed third gear down Toronto Motorsports Park’s front straight, “is like a GT-R for a guy who lives in his mother’s basement.” He had a point. Some American subcultures practice what I think of as immobile ambition — think of all those McMansions with no furniture and […]

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