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Aaron Cole

Managing Editor for the Aurora Sentinel, An Opinion on Everything

2012 Audi A8L: Subtle seduction

2012 Audi A8L: Subtle seduction

I fall in love with everything I see because I’m stupid. No one felt about Betamax like I did. Remember Crystal Clear Pepsi? I cried for 17 days. Fool me into love once, shame on you. Fool me twice, call …

#FastFriday: Watch American muscle blitz the German 'ring

#FastFriday: Watch American muscle blitz the German ‘ring

That’s a Corvette ZL1 trashing the Nurburgring record at 7:19:63 — a couple years ago. To be fair, it’s not the production record, but it is the fastest lapping car you could theoretically walk onto a dealer’s lot and buy …

What's the world's most expensive car to you?

What’s the world’s most expensive car to you?

A few days ago, this ultra-rare 1962 Ferrari GTO built for and signed by Stirling Moss just sold for $35 million in a private sale making it the most expensive car in the history of everything. The previous record, according …

#FastFriday: Watch Travis Pastrana run up Mt. Washington faster than anyone else

#FastFriday: Watch Travis Pastrana run up Mt. Washington faster than anyone else

That’s Travis Pastrana owning Mt. Washington. The story behind the record-setting run is a little bit of myth and a little bit of fact, but from what I heard it was fairly quick. Like, that was the first run he …

#FastFriday: Walter Röhrl wins the 1980s, world at rally

#FastFriday: Walter Röhrl wins the 1980s, world at rally

Umlauts are for two things: Mötorhead and Walter Röhrl. The unbelievable rally driver from the vaunted Group B days puts on a clinic from this classic rally footage. Equally as amazing his Walter’s skills are the amount of access rally …

2013 Nissan Altima TFLCar.com video review

2013 Nissan Altima TFLCar.com video review

Our friends over at TFLCar.com posted this review of the 2013 Nissan Altima. One of the hosts was missing that day, so guess who stepped in? You betcha. And with no makeup on too. Stiff as always on camera, I …

Nice Drives: Mount Evans road opens tomorrow

Nice Drives: Mount Evans road opens tomorrow

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, might I suggest taking a trip up Mount Evans Road. The road, which scales 6,000 feet, is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day depending on conditions. The road is …

Top Gear is building a delta wing because they're the best car show in the world

Top Gear is building a delta wing because they’re the best car show in the world

Look, I don’t know why the American version of Top Gear hasn’t caught on. But if I had to take a stab at it, I’d guess it’s because the UK version is building ultra-cool cars like this one, that will …

#FastFriday: Ayrton Senna laps Suzuka in an NSX

#FastFriday: Ayrton Senna laps Suzuka in an NSX

It’s been around forever and a day, but it’s still one of my favorite track videos of all time. Watch F1 legend Ayrton Senna wallop an NSX around Suzuka for a few minutes. It gets lost sometimes that Senna helped …

Found on Craigslist: 1974 GMC Sprint

Found on Craigslist: 1974 GMC Sprint

For the longest time, most people figured that GMC only made heavy duty pickups and other manly things, but the GMC Sprint is a wonderful reminder that once-upon-a-time GMC made stuff that goes fast too. OK, so this particular reminder, …