Author: Joe Donaldson


GTPlanet's 2018 Automotive Year in Review

It seems like just yesterday we were looking at the 2017 Automotive Year in Review. Now in a blink of an eye, we’re closing in on the ending of 2018.… Read More »

Euro Truck Simulator 2, The Crew 2 Top Steam's Top Sellers of 2018

Gaming 9 Dec 30, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

Back in July, Steam gave an update on the best selling games through the mid-point of the year. Now that 2018 is coming to a close, it’s released a list… Read More »

Now's Your Chance to Own the Gran Turismo Award-Winning Art Morrison 3G Corvette

Car Culture 9 Dec 26, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

If you want to own a piece of Gran Turismo history, now’s your chance. At the upcoming Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Art Morrison Enterprises (AME) 3G Corvette will… Read More »

Toyota Tops the List of 2018's Most-Googled Automotive Brands

Purchasing a vehicle has never been easier than it is today. You simply go to Google, type in what you’re looking for, and you end up with a mountain of… Read More »

You Can Now Play "Pole Position" With Your Tesla

Car Culture 14 Dec 22, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

When it comes to sim racing wheels, you’re presented with a ton of options. Now there’s a new wheel out but there’s a bit of a caveat… It only works… Read More »

Steve McQueen's Pontiac Trans Am From The Hunter Emerges From a Barn

Car Culture Dec 20, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

Earlier this year Ford showed off the original 1968 Mustang GT-390 from Bullitt it found on a farm in California. Now, another classic Steve McQueen film car has resurfaced. Unlike… Read More »

Have Some Fun With Caterham's First-Ever Car Configurator

You can hardly accuse Caterham of being progressive. It’s a company whose core business is a car effectively designed in 1952… and you make it yourself. Caterham is old school… Read More »

The MG Metro 6R4: A Little-Known Group B Era Monster

Car Culture 28 Dec 19, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

This week’s Wednesday Want once again zeros in on one of our favorite automotive genres, Group B rally cars. In the past, we’ve showcased the Porsche 959, Peugeot 205 T16,… Read More »

"Wrench", VR-Enabled Mechanic Simulator, Begins Early Access December 19

Gaming 9 Dec 18, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

With only days to spare, it looks like Wrench will meet its autumn release date. Heading to Steam Early Access on Wednesday, December 19, it beats the Winter Solstice by… Read More »

Ken Block's Farewell Tour Lets Him Hoon the Globe in Gymkhana 10

Car Culture 13 Dec 17, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

Pull out the flat brim hat and crack open a Monster, it’s time for the latest edition of Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos. This year’s installment marks the 10th anniversary of… Read More »

Forza Horizon 4 Getting the Venturi Atlantique? According to Instagram, Yes

Is Forza Horizon 4 getting an additional bit of French flair? An Instagram post from Modern Classics Magazine (MCM) suggests it is. According to the post, MCM was touring the… Read More »

Toyota to Auction the First Production Supra for Charity

The wait is nearly over for the first Toyota Supra to hit the market. However, it won’t arrive at a dealership. Instead, it will cross the auction block at the… Read More »

Michigan State Police Put Pursuit Vehicles to the Test to Find America's Next Top Police Car

Every year the Michigan State Police (MSP) department invites manufacturers to put their pursuit vehicles head-to-head. This year’s report is finally out, and it holds a few surprises. It also… Read More »

The Nissan GT-R50 Is Getting a Limited Production Run and a $1.1 Million Price Tag

When Italdesign and Nissan took the wraps off the GT-R50 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it made quite the stir. So much of a stir that the unique looking… Read More »

The Bloodhound SSC Project Is Over and So Is the 1,000 MPH Land Speed Quest

The dream of being the first vehicle to travel 1,000mph is over for the team behind the Bloodhound SSC. After entering administration back in October, the outlook on the project… Read More »

Truck Driver Rolls Out New Gameplay Trailer; Coming to Consoles and PC Soon

Gaming 66 Dec 7, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

Back in June, we learned about the first trucking sim headed to consoles. Now with development moving along, we have a new trailer for Truck Driver showing off its gameplay.… Read More »

Stick Shifts Make Up Less Than 4% of New Car Purchases, Can You #SaveTheManual?

Car Culture 86 Dec 6, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

For auto enthusiasts in the US, you’re probably aware of the steady decline of the manual transmission. Just how much of a downturn is a bit of an eye-opener though,… Read More »

The Ferrari F50 Is a Prancing Horse Surrounded by Controversy and Unjust Ire

Car Culture 33 Dec 5, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

The latest version of Gran Turismo Sport is here and with it a new crop of vehicles. Headlining the new content is the Ferrari F50, which we first got sneak peek… Read More »

The Rivian R1S Lets You Take Your Whole Family on an Electric Adventure

Just days after the debut of its R1T electric pick-up, Rivian is showing off a new model. This time around it’s an electric SUV called the R1S. Like the R1T,… Read More »

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Ventures Eastward With the New Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC

Gaming 6 Nov 30, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

The map for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is getting another expansion. This time sim truckers will venture further east than ever before with the new Beyond the Baltic Sea DLC.… Read More »