As a car guy one of the ways I spend a portion of my time online is reading about cars. Most of my friends and peers like to do this too, but we came up with a good question “What are the best car sites, that a gearhead has to visit it in his lifetime?” I decided to be the one to answer this question, what I did was spend days looking through hundreds of car sites, trying to find the sites could be the best ones. What I did next was chose ten sites, best on the most unique content, the most information about cars, the best event coverage and the most professional style of writing offered.
Jalopnik is by far the largest automotive blog on the internet! Jalopnik is updated daily with several different types of car articles ranging from test drives of cars (everything from sports cars, to race to cars to daily drivers), to release coverage of new car as well as racing coverage. Other stories that are featured frequently on Jalopnik are articles on strange vehicles such as cars with flame throwers, unique fire trucks and more unique cars. If something is happening in the automotive world Jalopnik will be the place to find it.
The best car website for people who love classics, really old classics that is! The Jalopy Journal is a blog that is updated daily just like a newspaper; you could say it is a newspaper for classic cars! The Jalopy Journal is unique in the fact that they only cover stories on cars that are the year 1964 or older! Stories that can be found on the Jalopy Journal are Featured cars which are usually readers rides, Vintage Racing footage of mainly consisting of 50′s drag racing, old Indy 500 footage, Vintage Stock Car Races, old Bonneville speed trails, How to articles for older cars and engines, car art, Event Coverage and more! The other great to check out is the Jalopy Journal’s forum known as the HAMB (you’ll see why when you visit the site), remember if you join the HAMB forum make sure you make an introduction before you post in other threads and stay on topic about cars from 1964 or older. So if you love old classics and hot rods the Jalopy Journal is the site for you!
This is a site that prides itself as the number one site for Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Choppers and more. Kustoms and Choppers Magazine is an online magazine, were you will find some of the most exotic hot rods on the web! This is the place to go if you want to see things such as a Station Wagon that has 4 big block Engines drag racing, a Ford Bronco that has been turned into a Funny Car Dragster, Sleek customs owned by Rock stars such as Mike Ness. You can also 57 Chevy’s, Drag Boats, Rat Rods, and even Street Legal Dragsters (that’s right dragsters that are daily driven), and more! Kustoms and Choppers Magazine also has event coverage for shows, articles on chopper motorcycles and drag racing as well as does regular features of readers rides.
My Ride Is Me is a very unique website; it’s a blog, a social network, and a picture hosting site all in one that is for cars only! The sites blog the posts mainly focus on classic hot rods and classic customs but no matter what type of car you are into the social network part of the site has it all. Whether you are into Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Off Road Trucks, Low Riders, Import Tuners, European Sports Cars, American Classics, European Classics and more the site allows you to create your own page known as a “Garage” which you can upload photos of your car and add friends as well as join similar groups known as lifestyles that have the same taste in cars as you. My Ride Is Me is a great site for the gearhead of any type!
Street Legal TV is an online car magazine for the Muscle Car Enthusiast! They provide industry news (both manufacture and aftermarket), show/event coverage, DIY tech articles and features on rare, customs and cool muscle cars from around the world! Some of the best things to check out are the sites eBay finds of rare cars, there event coverage which is very in depth coverage you will feel like you are there and of course if you want some eye candy check out the Babe of the Month section!
Car Domain is the original social network for cars! Car Domain has over 800,000 users and counting! The site allows users to create their own pages and upload pictures of their rides, as well as comment on and rate other user’s rides. You can end up spending hours on Car Domain losing track of time just by looking through the thousands of cool cars. (Believe me, I’ve done it before). The site also has listings for used cars and used parts.
If you are a gearhead looking to keep up on the latest Automotive news then look no further because Auto Blog is the site for you! Auto Blog is very similar to a newspaper just that it is online; it is updated every 24 hours with over 30 new articles of fresh automotive content. The types of articles that can be found on Autoblog include industry news, test drives of new cars, concept cars, aftermarket news, “Spy articles” of new concept cars, and articles relating to just about every automotive brand you can think of, from Acura to BMW to Chevy to Ferrari to Porsche to Saab and more! Auto Blog is the site for all of the latest automotive news!
Since all of us own cars all of us need insurance but, we may also need information about car insurance. There is a lot of information to cover concerning car insurance such as types of plans, types of coverage, state laws and regulations and more. This is where CarInsuranceCalculator comes in! CarInsuranceCalculator.info offers info on all of the different types of Insurance from Full Coverage to Short Term to Insurance for Student Drivers! Other things that can be found on the site are: info on each of the 50 States different insurance laws, articles relating to safe driving tips, articles about the cheapest cars to insure, the safest cars to drive and more! Of course the website does offer a car insurance calculator to help calculate your insurance quote just like the name says.
Kelley Blue Book is the best site to find the values of used cars as well as price new cars. If you are looking to buy or sell a used car and you need to know a price just hit the tab labeled What Should I pay for a used car and the site will walk you through the rest to figure out a cars value. You can also use the site to find out the prices of new cars, so you can avoid paying too much at a dealership. KBB also list values not only for cars but for Motorcycles, Watercraft and Snowmobiles as well!
Car Throttle is a car news site that has its main focus on performance car news and reviews. The site has everything from new cars to performance cars to racing to event coverage. Car Throttle offers car reviews of the latest models from just about every manufacture, test drive reviews, spy articles of new concepts and more!