Out Of Office Garage

ben bator
A weekly email where cars, culture, and content collide.
Created 17 Dec 2020
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  • Garage Update 024
    11 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Heading to LA today to take part in Robin’s Rally. The road rally took on another life through the last 20 months — from Cannonball records to the only vacation some felt comfortable taking — yet I fe...
  • Garage Update 023
    04 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    This week is SEMA, which means everyone is showing off their sick mods and special editions of cars you can barely buy stock. Or, if you’re Ford, the first manufacturer-backed crate EV motor. This Hud...
  • Garage Update 022
    28 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Stay tuned for rants about F1, Corvettes, and content ⤵️ Reads: 🕺 Miatas and the men who love them [Mel Magazine] 🔋 GM’s plan to create 40,000 charging stations [The Drive] 🏧 You can lease a Lightn...
  • Garage Update 021
    21 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    The car I’ve become irrationally attached to over the years is none other than the Mercedes-Benz SL. It doesn’t matter the generation. I just love them. I imagine the SL is a German engineer’s fantasy...
  • Garage Update 020
    14 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Missed you all last week — was on the road through Tennessee and Kentucky where Ford is building their $11.4 battery and electric vehicle plants. I don’t blame em for taking the incentives and buildin...
  • Garage Update 019
    30 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    I’m sure I missed this in print, but this guy made his own Ford GT40 (linked below). I think we’re going to see a lot of these projects in the future, both ICE and EV powered. What can I say? I’m an o...
  • Garage Update 018
    23 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Minis always make me laugh because I know that the person driving is having more fun than anyone else on the road just trying to maintain the speed limit. Last week was the Goodwood Revival and one of...
  • Garage Update 017
    16 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    As the saying goes: cars is hard. On one end, Rivian drove their first production RITs off the line. On the other, GM has increasing demand from customers to buy back their defective Bolts. Some might...
  • Garage Update 016
    09 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Suddenly, it feels like all of the automakers are revealing their EV projects that don’t feel like appliances. What’s even more fun is: they all feel dangerously close to production-ready. The Porsche...
  • Garage Update 015
    02 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Ahh September. The kids are back in school, the shadows are getting long, and the great hunt for a winter beater (or future-collectable AWD wagon) ramps up faster than a Dogecoin pump. This year I’m r...
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