Grey Land Cruiser Covered in Salt

How To Prepare Your Paint for Winter Road Salt

Drop the Wax and Grab the Sealant When winter rears its ugly head this season, you already know to expect road salts. If you've experienced even a mild winter in your life, you know what the salt can do to your paint finish. Not only is it dirtying up your car... it's compromising the integrity of your paintwork. As you may know, salt dehydrates Read More

2012′s Top 7 Gifts for Car People

For The Car Lover in Your Life When it comes to buying gifts for Dad, uncle Gob, or any other car lover in your family, you can't go wrong if you stick to this simple concept: only get them gifts they can't wait to use. The sheer joy of receiving a gift from a loved one is only part of the excitement shared when you're cracking open a new jar of Read More

Matte Grey Mercedes C63 AMG

Matte Grey 2012 Mercedes C63 AMG Photos

Exclusive Photos of Before the Detail, During the Detail and After the Detail As you may know, I got the chance to accompany this unique super car during an exclusive matte detail in Chicago. As promised, here are the shots I took from before, during, and after the detail. The car turned out stunning, as you'll see below. Take a look and let us Read More

Matte Car Wax

…And You Thought You Couldn’t Detail a Matte Car

Detailing the Rare Mercedes C63 AMG with Designo Magno Alanite Matte Grey Paint For owners of matte cars, detailing has always been a problem. Where do you go? Can it be done? What happens if a bird decides he has a taste for matte; then what? Well, for matte owners everywhere the best option, until now, may have been to never drive it. For fear Read More

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

2011 Ferrari Heritage Festival

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

Paint on BMW Hood

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

Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series on Track

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 2011's Read More

Mercedes Steering Wheel Close Up

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 there's a 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