Kurt Ernst, Contributor

Kurt has been fascinated by anything with wheels and a motor for a long time. Growing up, he spent his spare time turning wrenches and pumping gas in the family garage, back when hand tools were used to tune cars. After college, he spent a year racing cars, only to learn that he was neither fast enough to get rich nor rich enough to get fast. These days, he spends his time as an automotive writer and a self proclaimed "Cro-Magnon Renaissance Man".

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DTM Racing Coming To North America

DTM Racing Coming To North America

If you’re a fan of European racing, you’re certainly familiar with the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (German Touring Car Masters) series, or as it’s more commonly referred to, the DTM. Like our own NASCAR Sprint Cup series, its concept is relatively simple: race V-8-equipped...

March 27, 2013
 
2014 BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon configurator website

2014 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon Configurator Live

If you’re one of the (reportedly) few Americans who prefer station wagons over crossovers, and have a penchant for German cars, here’s some good news: a new... read more March 26, 2013


 
Pratt & Miller's collision avoidance system

Production Car Tech Trickles Up To The Racing World

While racing generally helps to make production cars safer by advancing technology and components, sometimes the opposite is true. At this year’s 12 Hours of Sebring... read more March 26, 2013


 
The official 50th Anniversary Mustang logo

Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Logo Revealed

It’s clear that Ford is planning something special for the 50th anniversary of its iconic Mustang, and it’s equally clear that the car’s revised design may... read more March 26, 2013


 
Patrick O'Gorman at 267 mph

Hennessey Ford GT Breaks Texas Mile Record With 267.6 MPH Run: Video

The Texas Mile may need to be renamed to the “Hennessey Mile,” or even the “Mark Heidaker Mile,” since one thing is becoming clear: the tuner and car... read more March 26, 2013


 
Michelin EV tire

Coming Regulations May Downsize Tire Width, Too

Automakers are doing all they can to make cars lighter and more fuel efficient, as regulations for average fuel economy and permissible emissions grow ever tighter in Europe... read more March 25, 2013


 
Magnus Walker explains his 1972 Porsche 911 to Jay Leno

Magnus Walker Brings His Porsche 911 72STR 002 To Jay Leno's Garage: Video

To be honest, we’re really over the whole celebrity thing. Meet one or two big-name racers, or actors turned racers, and you’ve (more or less) met them all... read more March 25, 2013


 

 
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