Enthusiast Culture Ups and Downs

Do I want a Porsche 911 - Part 2: Driving your Hero

Do I want a Porsche 911 - Part 2: Driving your Hero

Pictured: The actual 997 I actually test drove.  Black and Tan color combo.  In my opinion, the best car color combo ever.  Maybe it's because I like Guinness.

As you know, I’ve been a huge Porsche fanatic for as long as I can remember.  That fanaticism was only galvanized further many years back when I test drove a 996. Since driving that 996, however, I’ve owned a few more cool, decently powered cars and I decided it was time to revisit and reverify the notion that the Porsche 911 was the best car I’d ever driven.  Or, was the Porsche...


Do I Want a Porsche 911, Part 1: Driving the Porsche Carrera

Do I Want a Porsche 911, Part 1: Driving the Porsche Carrera

Hello friends and thanks for stopping in.  Before we dive into this article and since you’re here and we know each other, I’ll tell you why it’s been so long since I’ve written.  There was a while when I thought CAFFEINE GT was better off not being CAFFEINE GT.  I kept the site up and instead decided to name it CGT Arthouse because I wanted to offer more amazing designs than just car related stuff.  What I found out is that people still wanted CAFFEINE GT and yet, they also liked the new CGT Arthouse offering. So I did what...


The extrovert trapped in an introvert's body. What it’s really like to own a Nissan 370Z

The extrovert trapped in an introvert's body. What it’s really like to own  a Nissan 370Z

Just before I bought my 370z, I owned a BMW Z4M.  If you've read any of my previous blogs, you'll know that I had a love hate relationship with that car. On the one hand, it was a track day beast and super unique on the road. With about 3,500 made, I can count on one, maybe two hands the number of times I saw another one In the wild. That rarity, however, was both a source of pride and pain. Pride in the fact that nobody had the car. People gave me tons of fan fair (or hate) when...


Owning a Legend: The truth about living with the Audi B5 S4

Owning a Legend: The truth about living with the Audi B5 S4

There’s something about the B5 S4 that gets auto enthusiast’s nether regions all warm and tingly. At the same time, the B5 S4 frightens the begeezus out of them. So which is it? Is it a wonderful delight of a car to possess or is it a curse that ends up possessing you. The answer to that is ...yes. I’m here to tell you what it’s really like, to be a member of the B5 S4 club.

Many years ago when I was a massage therapist (trust me, this will make sense), the only car I could really afford was...


The Definitive Top 5 Most Significant Enthusiast Cars of the Last 5 Years... Period

The Definitive Top 5 Most Significant Enthusiast Cars of the Last 5 Years... Period

Author's Note: For the first time, CAFFEINE GT will publish photos that we did not take.  It goes without mention that some of the cars in this post are either too rare or too new for us to reasonably be able to shoot ourselves.  In order to continue these kinds of discussions, we may have to do this from time to time.  

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Every once in a while, it's critical that we take a minute away from telling stories about ourselves and our own experiences in order to delve into thoughts about the greater community.  In this...