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HJ Pizarro

I am an avid “Automotive Nut” that appreciates vintage vehicles, muscle cars, exotics, and just about anything with wheels. I see automobiles as works of art, formed with great craftsmanship and patience. - “The opinions expressed on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of Endgame360 or Motorbiscuit.”

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Even More Forgotten But Affordable 1990s Two-Seaters

Yesterday we discussed the fact that many people look for a fun, two-seater weekend car. Often times they have a limited budget and will look for something they fondly remember. So, we listed two-seat vehicles that were available during the 1990s that are often forgotten but are affordable at under $20,000. Today, we continue the …

1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th anniversary
Cars

Forgotten But Affordable 1990s Two-Seaters

Many households have more than one car. Sometimes that additional car or two is for fun weekend driving or events. For those, often, a two-seater fits the “fun” requirement. Inevitably, the search will begin for an affordable one to purchase that is fondly remembered from the recent past. So, what two-seaters are out there from …

A special edition Ram 1500 on display at an auto show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Ram Truck Design Competition Won by Three High School Students

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, known as FCA, recently held a design competition to sketch the Ram truck of the future. It is a competition that has run every year since 2013. The most recent ten-week competition just wrapped up. FCA’s design team, with a little input from guest judge Josh Welton, reviewed the submitted designs. Three winning submissions were announced this morning. The winning …

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder
Cars

Lamborghini Launched A Boring New Model Today

Today the exotic car automaker, Lamborghini, launched a new model. But, it is almost like they have run out of ideas since the launch of their Urus SUV. Nothing really new has been coming out lately. Today was no exception. The reveal was just another version of an already existing vehicle. I’m not usually critical …

Royal Stagecoach
Trucks & SUVs

Early SUVs Were a Lot More Primitive Than You Think

Sitting around the breakfast table this morning sparked a conversation about the pioneer days. It was a time when people were heading west to discover lands beyond the east coast. But the conversation then turned to the question, how did those pioneers get supplies once their original stash was depleted. That’s when we meandered into the topic …

Lamborghini Urus
Tips, Tricks & Trends

5 Year Old Steals Car to Drive To Lamborghini Dealer

There is no age restriction for becoming an automotive enthusiast. Heck, professional racecar drivers often start their race careers in go-karts when they are still single-digits years old. Now imagine being an automotive enthusiast that is five-years-old and being told by your mother that she won’t buy you a Lamborghini. One child decided to make Lamborghini ownership happen on …

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept
Trucks & SUVs

Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Picture Leaked

Back in 2015, Hyundai began teasing the public and motoring press with a pickup. At that time, the new Sante Cruz pickup concept was a slab-sided unibody vehicle based upon the Santa Fe structure. Since then, the project has been on-again, off-again a few times. Now we have proof that the project has gone forward.  Proof the project is moving …

Tim Lambert, Adams County Sheriffs Deputy arresting a suspect for attempted car theft of a truck
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Over 40 Vehicles Stolen by 19 Children

Beginning in mid-March, dealerships in the Winston-Salem area and Kernersville area of North Carolina began to notice vehicles disappearing from their lots. Unfortunately, they weren’t disappearing because of sales. In all, over forty vehicles were stolen from multiple dealerships. The losses amount to over one million dollars of inventory.  The suspects According to Winston-Salem police, children …

Motorcyclist hits jersey wall and then flies over railing.
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Motorcycle Rider Hits Barrier, Flies Over Railing

Imagine you are minding your own business during your commute from work. Imagine someone switches lanes in front of you kind of quickly. Not hard to imagine, right? It happens every day for some of us. Now imagine that the person that switched lanes in front of you is a motorcyclist that, for whatever reason, got distracted in performing …

Border Patrol Detaining Someone
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Places in a Car That Smugglers Try to Hide Things

It is no surprise that south of the United States border, there are a lot of people trying to find ways to get Americans to part with their cash. Sometimes that means smuggling illegal substances across the border to them. Everyday US Border Patrol agents and their K9 partners inspect untold numbers of vehicles to prevent this illegal smuggling. …

A Blue Mustang Mach-E Electric SUV
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Ford Bronco, Bronco Sport, and Mach-E Delayed

In a recent call with investors to discuss updates of plans going forward, Tim Stone, Ford’s Chief Financial Officer, and Jim Hackett, Ford’s Chief Executive Officer, had a lot to say. The covered restarting production and the roll-out of expected new vehicles. This also included news of possible delays for the Bronco, Bronco Sport, and Mustang Mach-E. The “off” switch …

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder
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Lamborghini to Reveal New Model Thursday

Lamborghini is a favorite brand for those that follow Italian exotic car makers. The manufacturer produces a lot of the beautiful, carefully crafted sheet metal out the Sant’ Agata area in Northern Italy. In fact, some might say that the automaker puts out drool-worthy, and powerful, exclusive automobiles. So, whenever there is news that Lamborghini is planning on announcing something, …

Electric GMC Hummer
Hybrids & Electrics

Hummer Reveal Date Delayed

Some of you may recall a commercial during the Superbowl in February announcing the return of Hummer in an all-electric form. What has trickled out since then is that Hummer will be a vehicle or two under the GMC umbrella. Now we have word that the reveal of the first vehicle, originally scheduled for May, 20th has been delayed. COVID-19 Delays and cancellations …

2000 Ford Excursion Limited
Trucks & SUVs

The Ford Excursion Might Not Be so Dead After-All

In 1993 Jeep launched the Grand Cherokee model. Its launch was the spark the industry received that ignited the SUV craze of the 1990s. At that time, gas was inexpensive, and the economy was stable enough that people started purchasing every available SUV as quickly as the industry could produce them. In fact, it seemed like each manufacturer was …

The new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica with all-wheel drive
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Chrysler Pacifica Wins Good Housekeeping Award

Mention a minivan, and many people roll their eyes. But the truth is that minivans are great people-haulers. In many cases, they even achieve better fuel efficiency when compared to popular SUVs. So, they can move the family and do well at the gas pump. It is not a surprise then the minivans often get evaluated against each other.  Manufacturers …

Green and lifted 1993 Chevy Pickup
Tips, Tricks & Trends

YouTube Truck Winner Lost His Prize

In the YouTube universe, there are a lot of channels anyone can follow for any topic. For auto enthusiasts, there are channels about crafting upholstery, building stronger V8 engines, lifting trucks, racing, restorations, electric conversions, and so on. Often, there will be a channel that has a large enough following that giving away a vehicle …

2021 Lotus Evija Hypercar | Lotus
Cars

Lotus Has a More Affordable Car Planned

Lotus’s parent company, Geely, has experience in many market segments. So, when news appeared today saying the Lotus is considering an entry model for its portfolio of offerings, the inclination is to think that a sedan or SUV would be added to the stable of coupes Lotus currently has. But, after searching around on the internet for bits and pieces …

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
Cars

Chevrolet Corvette Versus the W Motors Fenyr

In days gone by, if a buyer wanted a two-seat sports car, the most common top-of-mind thoughts were either Italian, British, or American manufactured vehicles. However, in this day in age, 3D printing, plentiful venture capitalists, and developing nations in the world taking their place have all led to a lot more offerings of two-seaters. That’s where W …

2020 Chevy Silverado Race Truck-004
Trucks & SUVs

GM Executives Say Ford’s Raptor is Dead

For the last ten years, the Ford Raptor has been the “King of The Hill” for off-road streetable trucks. For the 2021 model year, Ram’s Rebel TRX is going to give the Ford Raptor a run for its money. However, not content to let Ford and Ram play in the sandbox alone, Chevrolet may be prepping a legit contender as we …

2017 Ram Rebel TRX Concept side
Trucks & SUVs

2021 Ram 1500 Rebel TRX to be Revealed In June

The awesome Ram 1500 Rebel TRX reveal was delayed due to the Coronavirus. It had been scheduled for its debut at the canceled Detroit Auto Show. So, many thought the reveal would instead come at the New York International Auto Show in August. Now, it seems that Ram’s parent company, FCA, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will not wait that long to …

Peugeot logo during the Geneva International Motor Show
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Peugeot Speeds Up Plans To Enter US Market

Back in 2016, Peugeot announced its intention to explore the return of the brand to the United States. The brand had previously shuttered US operations in 1991. However, the American market is just too large to ignore for too long. So, in February 2019, Peugeot announced they would return by 2026. Since then, its parent company merged with FCA, …

1985 Ferrari 308 GTSi Quattrovalvole
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Ford Has to Sell 908 Units to Match Ferrari

Operating margins help manufacturers keep the lights on. In markets where many manufacturers are competing, the margins get thinner. But, in ultra-exclusive markets, the reverse is true. For example, Ferrari closed 2019 with some serious cash from each unit the company sold. According to a report from Fiat Group World, “With 10,131 cars sold last year, …

Ferrari 812 Superfast in red
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Ferrari’s Five-Year Plan In Jeopardy

I recently posted about how Ferrari switched from the production of cars to the production of parts to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, they fired up their production lines to create pieces for scuba masks to be converted into respirators. But, manufacturers across the automotive industry have begun talking about resuming vehicle production, as has Ferrari. In fact, Ferrari …

NASCAR virtual racing
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Crazy IRacing Special Event Tonight

If you do not follow the different racing leagues, then you might find it surprising to know that the COVID-19 has not slowed the drivers down. Racing is still happening. But it is happening virtually. Tonight there will be another race, but this one will not be to hone driver skills as much as it will be for utter ridiculous …

Open road in fall
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Animals Take Over the Streets During Quarantine

Animals have taken over the streets during the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown. Morning commutes have changed during the human absence in recent weeks. The roads have, for the most part, been devoid of vehicles. But the interesting thing is that animals that once stayed away from humans are now finding their boundaries removed, and are themselves taking to the empty roads. …

Ford Model T
Cars

Throwback Thursday: Ford Model T

In the history of cars, the Ford Model T is iconic. When it rolled out onto the streets in 1908, it shared the roads with horses, carriages, bicycles, steam-powered cars, and electric cars. But the Model T was the first affordable car, a car for the masses. For that, it made history, and those streets and industrial manufacturing have not been …

Cars driving down a crowded highway
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Earthday Transportation Notes: Greener Highways Are Coming

Today is Earth Day. In an effort to help provide information on how the transportation industry is making efforts to create, and some cases repurpose traditional infrastructure into cleaner alternatives, today I will focus on the concept of Greener Highways. Traditionally a highway was built to provide a transportation benefit for community growth. In times past, that was a matter of acquiring …

A sign for a used car dealership
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Used Car Prices Expected to Drop

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of stress on the automotive industry. Dealing with production shutdowns, working with unions to protect as many jobs as possible during the shutdowns, canceling major product reveals at industry car shows, and retooling plants to make emergency medical equipment are just a few of the things they have …

818 Kit from Factory Five Racing
Cars

Crazy New Car Kit From Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing has been around since 1995. They are a kit car manufacturer that caters to the home-built market. They have been steadily adding additional kit models to their portfolio of offerings. It seems, now, that they’ve gone and done it again. A video started to float around the internet that shows a crazy beautiful carbon fiber shell for a …

Land Rover Defender 110
Trucks & SUVs

Tesla Powered Land Rover Defender Takes on Bollinger

ECD Automotive Design restores and modifies Land Rover Defender SUVs. They take Land Rover Defenders and rebuild and modernize them from the ground up with better than new components. Their newest build combines the Land Rover Defender body with a Tesla all-electric powertrain. But, how does it compare with the soon-coming Bollinger electric truck? A little history ECD Automotive Design built its …

George Barris standing by the Batmobile
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Automotive Artist Profile: George Barris

Several years ago, I wrote a series of articles profiling automotive artists. Each article highlighted a particular artist and what it was about their work that I found fascinating. I recently came back across those articles, and they inspired me to revisit some of those artists, and to highlight some additional ones that have gained …