Discovering ride and risk on my Ducati Monster 796

When you’re a kid and didn't grow up riding motorcycles but love them anyway, they naturally come to feel like the juiciest of forbidden fruits – dangerous, sexy, cool AF. I can personally attest to this. I have sun-soaked memories of trips to the beach with my buddies back in high school and us watching... Continue Reading →

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What’s in a name? Moto Guzzi’s reimagining of an American Icon

The cruiser market in America may be a wildly competitive place, but it still feels surprisingly unimaginative. Freeways are dominated by heavy, chrome drenched beasts that seem to have more to say about the past than the future. Harley-Davidson is the obvious 800-pound (probably more?) gorilla in the room, but a number of manufacturers have... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

It was the Lamborghini’s screaming yellow paint that grabbed my attention. Driving down a busy road, I saw it out of the corner of my eye in a busy mall parking lot. My first reaction was the one I went with – slam on the brakes, turn into the Exit of a bank parking lot,... Continue Reading →

Queen City Cars & Coffee III

Queen City Cars & Coffee is back! The past two years hosting this show have been absolute blast, and I'm stoked to be putting it on again this year. Last year, over 90 cars attended, about 30 more than the first year. For QC3 (just made that name up right now and I dig it) the... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

The Audi R8 first appeared on the scene back in 2007 and promptly blew everyone's collective mind. Audi is known for fast cars, but the R8 was their first foray into the savagely competitive supercar market, and its sublime chassis, all-wheel drive grip, sonorous 4.2-liter V8 engine, and striking looks made it an instant classic.... Continue Reading →

Queen City Cars & Coffee

If last year's Queen City Cars & Coffee was great, the show this August was incredible. Over 80 cars turned out on a glorious Saturday morning against the backdrop of the Merrimack River and downtown ManchVegas.  Hosting a car show has been a tremendous learning experience and seeing a tangible improvement over last year's show... 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 →

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