Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
A Visual History of Subaru's 50 Years in AmericaJoe Lorio, Car and Driver
"Toyota and Nissan (then called Datsun) were relatively well established in America when Subaru entered the U.S. market in 1968.
"The automotive arm of Japan’s Fuji Heavy Industries got off to a slow start, and in more than 50 years selling cars here, Subaru several times found itself chasing odd vehicular dead ends...
"In honour of the brand’s 50th anniversary in the United States, we’re taking a look back over its offerings, both notable and ignoble."
Drift LifeStefan Bogner, Curves Magazin
As a keen skier and long-time Porsche lover, this one is particularly exciting for me. Skijöring is a Norwegian sport usually conducted with horses or dogs. Rather than sticking to tradition, Bogner traded old-fashioned dog-power for some Stuttgart horsepower.
The results are seriously cool. Check the video out here.
15 of the Most Outstanding Automotive Hood Scoops and Air Ducts of All TimeBryan Campbell, Gear Patrol
"In today’s world, high-horsepower sports cars with outputs of 700-plus ponies aren’t unheard of. Those massive engines need oxygen to breathe...
"That said, hood scoops, air ducts and radiator vents are nothing new, and they’re no longer strictly for the performance car sector. Now that they are commonplace across almost all segments, performance-minded or not, it’s worth looking at some of the best hood scoops and air ducts of all time."
Chris Harris On The New Season Of Top Gear, Not Being On Fire And Embracing Your Inner TeenKristen Lee, Jalopnik
"So we’re having a great time in it. I’m with Eddie Jordan and we’re on dreamy alpine roads, the Monte Carlo Rally Stage. And then out of nowhere, the power cuts… immediately rolls to a halt quickly, because we were going uphill...
"It was really, really quick. The amazing thing was the heat was so intense that the aluminium frame melted. There was just molten aluminium coming out, like a river of it."