Welcome To My Nightmare

This year, for the two year anniversary of Generation-High Output, I want to do something special. I am going to tell you a story about me and my car that happened not too long ago.

It all started with a dream I had about walking out of Metrocenter and having trouble finding my car in the parking lot. Just as I was starting to panic- fearful that someone had stolen it, a hand reached out from behind me and held an ether-soaked rag over my mouth.

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What Is Wheel Hop?

As you may or may not have noticed in the last video I posted about my Mark VII, I’ve got a little bit of an issue with wheel hop under certain conditions. Well, we thought it would be cool to take an up close and personal look at what is really going on back there.

Before we have a look at the video though, I’d like to quickly go over exactly what wheel hop really is.

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Floor It From A Stop – Introduction

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We are bringing another section to Generation: High Output. It’s called “Floor It From a Stop” and it’s going to be a video series. Basically, we are going to just shoot a video of us flooring it from a stop in every car we can get our hands on (whether it’s fast or not), just to document what it can do. The first car in the series is my Mark VII.

The video explains it in more detail:

http://youtu.be/eLczj48AfoA

In other site news, don’t forget to head over to the gallery once in a while, there’s always new stuff to check out. And keep an eye on our YouTube channel as well. I uploaded a pretty sweet video of a very mean sounding Shelby GT500 getting a little crazy leaving the Cars and Coffee show yesterday. In case you missed it, here it is:

For The Price Of A New Camry… (A Rant)

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If you need a safe, reliable vehicle to cart your family around in, you could buy three Marauders for the price of one new Camry.

Typically, when I need to give an example of a totally average, boring car, I will mention a Toyota Camry. It is the automotive industry’s greatest most average display of mediocrity,  bland, but not extremely bland, because even that would actually be a little interesting. Vanilla on wheels. A rolling slice of cheese pizza. I could probably get even cornier with it but I’ll leave it at that for now.

And you know what? If all you are looking for is a reliable, unexceptional ride to work, a Camry is the perfect choice for you. It’s a good car. It’s the best selling car in North America right now, and for good reason. Most people just want a car to get to wherever they are going in relative safety and comfort, and little else.

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