Does it have HVAC that can be used when the engine isn't running? Is it gas or electric? And is it quiet enough to sleep with it on? Will it run all night without depleting batteries / propane tank / whatever?

If you're freezing or boiling when sleeping, then an RV isn't much better than a tent. » 7/25/14 2:10am 7/25/14 2:10am

The glass-half-full part is that you're striking distance from both VIR and Tail of the Dragon. RTP itself has just enough critical mass of car loons to host autocrosses and the like, but for the real weird car shit you need to drive two hours east or west. Then you'll find things like rocket-powered school bus… » 7/22/14 12:07am 7/22/14 12:07am

Look, Lexus drivers are, as a lot, people with low expectations for sensory input and control. And let's face it, if you're at a point in life where you're not chasing stimulation and you're totally fine with not being in control of things, you will be a lot happier. » 7/21/14 6:19pm 7/21/14 6:19pm

Every so often I go shopping for one of these as a track support vehicle, and the build quality and engineering (and decor) is always appalling. Prevost and Newell make nice stuff, if you want something bigger than a house and roughly as expensive. There are probably a lot of people like me who would pony up for… » 7/18/14 6:50pm 7/18/14 6:50pm

A sunrise drive down California's Pocket Canyon road, starting with a yellow diamond sign showing a black squiggle and the subheading "next 16 miles." Zero runoff, lots of trees, and a driver's buffet of 2nd and 3rd gear corners. When you're 80 miles of damp secondary roads from work, it's 6:30 AM, and you need to get… » 7/17/14 4:00am 7/17/14 4:00am