Author Archives: Jason Bennion

The 25 Hours Of Thunderhill Have Started And We’re There!

By | December 7, 2013

Two top-of-the-line Audi R8 LMSs, diesel-powered Mazda 6s, exotic one-off prototypes, a NASCAR Camaro, even such incongruous entries as a Chevy Silverado pick-up, a Honda CRZ hybrid, a Mini Cooper with two engines, and a Honda Fit… some sixty cars in all. A champion of the “drift” technique, an IndyCar legend and his son, and […]

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The Ultimate Barn Find: 500 Vintage Chevys

By | July 9, 2013

Classic-car enthusiasts often dream of making the legendary “barn find,” a vintage machine that’s been stashed away somewhere and forgotten for decades. The hope is that, like a steel-and-chrome Buck Rogers, these refugees from another era will have slept through the intervening years to emerge here in the future relatively pristine, with all (or most) […]

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Event: “Righteous Rides… And the Dudes Who Drive Them!”

By | May 16, 2013

It’s not much of a secret that some of the guys in the Daily Derbi bullpen are as passionate about movies as they are cars, and why the heck not when you consider how frequently the two intersect on the Silver Screen? The motion picture and the automobile both hit American culture around the same […]

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Utah Events: George Follmer at MMP Tomorrow

By | April 18, 2013

This is very short notice, I know, but given how rarely most people get the opportunity to meet a living legend, I’d suggest you call in sick to work, or do whatever you have to do to be there tomorrow when George Follmer visits Utah’s own Miller Motorsports Park. You kids in the audience are […]

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McLaren P1: World’s Fastest Plug-In Hybrid

By | February 21, 2013

I’ve been saying for years that if hybrid drive-train technology is ever going to really take off with consumers, the engineers have got to build it into a car that has some sex appeal. The Toyota Prius and Honda Insight are popular enough, I suppose, and they aren’t bad-looking little cars for suburban runabouts… but […]

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Mystery Car: ’68 Pontiac Banshee II

By | September 19, 2012

A few days ago, this image popped up in my Facebook newsfeed: At first glance, it appeared to be a scan of an old magazine ad. Nothing remarkable about that; the Internet is lousy with them. But the longer I looked, the more intrigued I became. What the heck is this car, anyhow? The triangular […]

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