Rob Eckaus

A life-long enthusiast, automobiles have been a big part of my life for over three decades including data analysis from multiple sources. Experience includes having sold eight lines of cars, called on 200 dealerships, drag raced at seven tracks and hot lapping various cars at Laguna Seca and Sears Point. Racing and attending races, shows and auctions continue to be regular activities. Have a question about cars you would like answered? Want to know about performance, racing, modifying, shopping, makes, models, events, etc? Ask me here: [email protected] and I'll do my best to answer your question!


End of Summer Musings in the Automotive Industry

End of Summer Musings in the Automotive Industry

Now that fall is here after a busy summer, there are some thoughts that have come to mind that are worth sharing. Incorrect transmission references still abound. Industry members and journalists still refer to automated manual transmissions as automatic transmissions. An “automatic...

October 19, 2010
California Mille 2010

California Mille 2010 In Downtown San Francisco

Last weekend marked the beginning of the 20th anniversary of the California Mille, a 1,000 mile driving and social event for pre-1958 cars throughout Northern California. In... read more May 3, 2010

2010 Audi S4

2010 Audi S4: Undisclosed Horsepower?

It's great when sedans crack the 12 second quarter mile mark at 108 mph or more but when they weigh 4,000 pounds and are rated at 333 horsepower, something just doesn't add... read more April 29, 2010

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

Chevrolet Camaro Indy Pace Car Is All Wrong

It's time for a change in the monotony of the Indy 500 pace cars. Not only that, GM does strange marketing moves. Repeating the Camaro for 2010 as the "pace car" which means... read more April 16, 2010

Ultima GTR

Ultima GTR: Building The Ultimate Street-Legal Race Car

The Ultima GTR is very special vehicle. Essentially a tube-frame race car that happens to be street legal, it's a kit that must be assembled. However, the end result is very... read more April 11, 2010

Ferrari 599 GTO

Ferrari 599 GTO Hits The Mark

Just over a year ago I wrote how the Ferrari 599XX missed the mark and I challenged Ferrari to make it right. Well they did a great job. The 599XX was excess that was only... read more April 11, 2010

Pair of Shelby GT500's

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 - Brief Review

Recently I had the opportunity to have a couple of rides in a 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Mustang. What I learned during that brief time was pleasantly surprising. I used... read more March 30, 2010


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