Toyota’s Rough and Tumble SUV Turns 40

To celebrate, Toyota will build a limited-edition model called 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition, which is logical enough. It stands out with bronze colored 17-inch wheels, some graphics, and a 40th Anniversary tailgate badge

Two things to report here: First, Toyota introduced the 4Runner to us for the 1983 model year. Second, 1983 was almost 40 years ago! Good gravy, that’s a tough pill to swallow. And further proof that, as time passes, the passage of time gets more stressful. The silver lining to such devastating news is the 4Runner 40th Anniversary Special Edition. A limited-edition, uniquely styled version of Toyota’s off-road-friendly Ute.

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Honda’s Upcoming EV Entry is fittingly called the Prologue

The Honda Prologue EV SUV will launch in 2024. It is a co-developed vehicle with General Motors. And, critically, is the beginning of a very heavy EV future for the Japanese brand.

Prologue: a separate or introductory section of a literary or musical work. Honda Prologue: an introductory EV, of sorts, coming in 2024 that will be followed a battery of battery powered vehicles based on what Honda calls e:Architecture.

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Episode 326: Hear from Indycar Frontrunner, Pato O’Ward!

The three-time Indycar winner takes time to chat about his aspirations in Indycar, what it takes to win the Indianapolis 500, and much more. I also cover last week’s IMSA race at Mid-Ohio.

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Episode 325: The Miami GP put on a show! And a race too.

The Inaugural Miami Grand Prix packed the crowd with celebrities, novel tricks, and fanfare. And the effort put into transforming the “streets” proved mega. But how did the racing itself hold up?

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Episode 324: Italian GP at Imola Sees Different teams thrive!

With a stop in Europe before the circus heads stateside, some of the mid pack teams make real developmental progress on their cars. In America, both Indycar and IMSA put on spectacular shows on May 1st.

  • Red Bull resurges in a big way, collecting near maximum points
  • Ferrari falters, on home soil no less
  • Good show by McLaren, in both Formula 1 and Indycar!
  • Ricky Taylor and Wayne Taylor Racing put on a Clinic at Laguna Seca.
  • Pato O’Ward wins at Barber in Alabama For Arrow McLaren SP
  • Fun with Cars is now on You Tube: FWCARS
  • Robin’s You Tube Channel: Robin Warner
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Wayne Taylor Racing wins at Laguna Seca in 2022. Photo courtesy of Acura

Episode 323: Ricky Taylor Explores his Acura DPI car with us at Laguna Seca

We also chat about the 2023 LMDH entry, racing against, and with, Kevin Magnussen, and all the ups and downs of his 2022 IMSA thus far

  • A quick overview of the 2022 Italian Grand Prix at Imola
  • Ricky Taylor shares his thoughts on his 2022 season
  • We chat about the ins and outs of DPI downforce
  • What’s it like to see Kevin Magnussen back in F1?
  • What races look good for Wayne Taylor Racing in 2022?
  • What about 2022 and beyond?
  • Fun with Cars is now on You Tube: FWCARS
  • Robin’s You Tube Channel: Robin Warner
  • Check out Jameypricephoto.com
Ricky Taylor, driver of the Konica Minolta Acura ARX-05, Acura DPi

Episode 322: Dissecting Robb Holland’s Busy Team Owner/Driver Life

The SRO pro racing driver also owns and runs a two-car racing team, keeps busy with several writing assignments, and, somehow, maintains a personal life.

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Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 Jumps into the Off-Road Fight

Multimatic DSSV shocks, mud terrain tires, and more ground clearance and wheel travel than any other Chevy Full-size is what makes it the new Silverado flagship.

Why does this Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 even exist? You may wonder. Well, it all started in 2009 with the launch of the (2010 model year) Ford F-150 Raptor: A production truck with legit off-roading tech. But the Raptor was not built to tackle Moab, rather jump over terrain like Baja. And, boy-o-boy, did it take off.

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Episode 321: Australian GP Delivers 3rd Round Thriller!

As constructors start to sort out their cars and better understand underlying issues, we see a tightening and thrilling mid-pack battle as some teams start to flirt with the front. Reliability is still a concern, as are sorting out which drivers have the best grip on this new F1 era.

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