ICON TRUCK

The Making of an ICON

You might be able to find a number of skilled manufactures with the expertise to completely refurbish an old beat up CJ or a rusted through Bronco from the late 60s, but nobody quite does it like ICON. Don't let my words misguide you, they're not a repair shop. They sure as hell aren't just a restoration shop either.. the guys at ICON are just Read More

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A Ferrari Kind-a Party

2011 Italian Heritage Festival On what turned out to be a gorgeous Sunday in San Francisco, I was lucky enough to attend the Italian Heritage Festival. While Italy is known for its deep historical significance and authentic delicacies, us car people drool over a different part of Italian history: the Ferrari. This Sunday did not just mark the Read More

Got Paint on Your Paint?

Removing Consumer Paints From Your Car's Finish You've heard the stories: my car got tagged, the handyman spilled some paint, or maybe you just parked poorly at a Russian grocery store. Nevertheless, in the event that you accidentally get paint on your car's finish, it's time to act swiftly before damage occurs. Spray paint and household paints Read More

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Mercedes Making Matte More Mainstream

2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series The marriage of super car and matte paint has left millions of car enthusiasts drooling over exclusive leaked photos and the lavish dream of owning one of these cars. 2013, or so it seems, is already ringing the bell to invite a whole new breed of matte luxury to the marketplace. With the paring of one of Read More

Interior Car Care

Never Buy A Steering Wheel Cover Again

Eliminate Cracking, Fading, and Discoloration After driving the same car for 3 or more years, you know how a leather or vinyl steering wheel looks when it's been worn down. You can even see where the driver tends to place their hands, and sometimes even how hard they grasp the wheel if it's in bad shape. The good news, however, is that Read More

1985 Ferrari 308 QV

The Last (US) 308 Ever Built

A Look At Ferrari History As we all know, all cars are not made equal. There are daily drivers and road warriors, there's luxury and there's racing... but a Ferrari is a Ferrari. I had the chance to spend some time with the last US Ferrari 308 GTS QV ever built in 1985, and its owner, Tim. These photos were taken in San Francisco during the Read More

How To Treat Your Car After It’s Been Tricked

Cleaning Up After Halloween Mayhem Ok guys, Halloween is just around the corner. For some of you that might mean dressing up and going to parties, for others it means taking your kids trick or treating. For me it means keeping my car out of harm’s way. Every year, without fail, kids all over the country run around egging, and TPing, and Read More

winter car care

How To Care For Your Interior This Winter

When it comes to winter weather, our cars have a lot to endure. Whether it's dry, cold air and salt in the northern states or damp, wet climates in the southern states, the environmental factors that our cars have to deal with can really do a number on our interiors. As winter problems arise and the going gets tough, there are certain things Read More

How To Ruin Your New Mercedes

Want to ruin your new $50,000 Mercedes? This guy can show you how... It's obvious that this guy does not know what he's doing. Part of me is wondering if his navigation is going to work after dousing it with pressurized water, but part of me just doesn't care. In fact, I feel more for the car than for this guy. Car's have Read More

Top 10 Tips For Storing Your Car This Winter

For a lot of enthusiasts, fall is the time we get our last drives in, head to the final club event, and detail our babies one last time before packing it in for winter. While we all know what winter can do to a car, not everyone knows what to do when storing them for the season. To break it down and make it simple, here are our top 10 winter Read More