Is That a Roadster? Know Your Car Terms!

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Performance driving, Shelby cobra kit car, Upgrade parts


When people discuss automobiles, particularly famous models, there are many terms that invariably get thrown around. One collector may list with pride their perfect AC Cobra replica, while another boasts about the custom roadster they had built. But what do these terms actually mean? Can they not be used interchangeably? The truth of the matter is that while there is quite a bit of overlap in the definitions, the car terms themselves do have some key variances that show some terms do not apply to just any car.

Let’s define the custom roadster. A roadster is a class of convertible. It is a topdown car that will only have two seats, and is exclusively sporty in design. A convertible can be a two-sea


Performance Driving and the American Experience

Written by Free Car Magazine. Posted in Authentic replication, Upgrade parts

Authentic replication

America has had a fascination with the automobile every since its invention at the turn of the 20th Century. Car enthusiasts have always been intrigued by the way the are made, the way they operate, and how they can be made better than the ones before. Performance driving was an interest early on, with car makers challenging horse owners to races around tracks and on straightaways.

Over the course of the 20th Century, amazing strides were made in the world of the automobile. Performance continued to reach heights unimaginable when new car models came out, time after time. Speed has been an issue since the beginning. Every new car model wanted to claim speed as one of its big features. If you could convince a car buyer that they could go from one place to another and get there more quickly, chances are