Co-Driver: Casey Coull and the art of going sideways

Co-Driver is back with another piece written and photographed by Shawn Pierce. Pay Shawn's Facebook page a visit to check out all of his photography. In recent years, the once relatively unknown sport of drifting has seen tremendous gains in popularity. National races and tournaments are a regular occurrence and even here at home, local... Continue Reading →


Co-Driver: Track Day Lemonade

Welcome to the brand new Top Dead Center series, Co-Driver. Here, fellow gear heads have an outlet for their automotive passions, whether it's a exciting story to tell, photos to share, or the retelling of an epic adventure. Co-Driver's inaugural entry comes from Shawn Pierce, a talented writer and photographer and friend of TDC, who had... Continue Reading →

Solo Contendere: Finding the racing line and discovering a passion

In this piece local gearhead Jon Havener details his first racing experience in a SOLO event held at Fort Devens in Ayer, MA. If there is even an inkling that you may potentially like to race someday, running in a Solo event is the best possible thing you can do. Check out the SCCA's New England... Continue Reading →


Musings of a Car Guy: So Many Keys So Little Time, Part 2

Happy Friday. Last day of the week and you’re jacked for the weekend. It’s sunny out, you brought flowers in for your assistant because she fixed what she bumbled yesterday and her daughter is feeling better. Your boss actually apologized to you, which you wrote down on your calendar because you never know when that’s... Continue Reading →


Musings of a Car Guy: So Many Keys, So Little Time

Another anonymous post from a loyal TDC reader. This piece is fan-flippin-tastic. So, I got to thinking the other day on my commute to work, as is the place where I do most of my pondering; if money were no object, what would I be driving right now? It’s sunny and warm with a light... Continue Reading →


Sports Car vs. Practical Car: Performance or Ground Clearance?

Once upon a time, when I was a young, naïve, and octane driven nineteen year old, I owned a 2000 Audi TT.  It was iconic and awesome and I loved it. My first romance with an Audi was with a 1986 Audi 4000 CS Quattro, which ended up sitting in a parking lot with three... Continue Reading →


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