Cars, Culture, and Etc.

Archive for the ‘Review’ Category

Review: Infiniti EX35

In Review on March 24, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Infiniti EX35

Today was my first drive in the Infiniti EX35 wagon. Well, not wagon…SUV? Crossover? I don’t get why we’ve got to categorize every vehicle on-sale — because inevitably something won’t fit. The wagon-like EX35 is one of them.

And, despite committing a cardinal sin (it’s marketed as a crossover), it’s alright.

Read the rest of this entry »


Analysis: Subaru WRX

In Analysis, Photography, Review on March 10, 2008 at 9:16 pm


From Wikipedia: Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, “happy accidents,” and alternative film processing are often considered part of the “Lomographic Technique.”

So what better car to photograph using my new Holga 135 than the new and apparently ugly Impreza WRX sedan? My shots and analysis after the jump.

Read the rest of this entry »

Printed review: Ariel Atom

In Review on March 4, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Within metres, this car will tear every superlative in the English language to pieces.

Say hello to the Ariel Atom, more of rocket sled than a car. Given its extruded tubular structure, the fact I was strapped in so tightly and its ferocious acceleration, you can forgive me for fantasizing that I was Lt. Col. John P. Stapp.

Who’s Stapp? He was a voluntary human guinea pig who still holds the record as sustaining the highest known voluntary acceleration force, at 45g. The U.S. military sent him down a rail, attached to a chair with a battery of rockets as lumbar support.

Read the rest of this entry »