Chris Cantle

Chris Cantle

Writer and photographer Chris Cantle mans the West Coast for Road & Track. Mostly that means riding motorcycles and putting miles on the Million-Mile Miata during work hours. He is interested in doing so for as long as he can get away with it.

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5 Engines You'll Have to Hear to Believe

From tiny GP winners to massive locomotives, the sound of combustion always pushes our buttons.

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These retro styling elements could make a comeback
The 1950s and 1960s were a time of great experimentation, and excess. We ask a noted designer about styling trends from the past that c…
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Driving the ultra-rare 575 hp Jaguar Project 7
Less purpose. Less roof. More noise. You'd think Project 7 was a hardass. Instead, it's heaven.
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Motorcycle-inspired sunglasses for car guys
California brands Salt and Aether conspired to create sunglasses for motorcyclists, and built a killer pair of open-face helmet shades …
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Expert car and watch pairings for the tastefully fast
It's our job to help you choose well, so we gathered a few of our favorite new cars and paired them with watches that echo their values…
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Thrashing the forbidden BMW 3 Series we never got

If you're going to go bashing through the Alps, you want to do it in a trifecta of rare BMW 3-Series that never saw the American sun.

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Perfect non-essentials for your trunk
Next time you take to the road, pack a few of these proven travel companions.
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The marvelous, sometimes automotive, life of Bill Blass
The American design icon tricked Nazis during the war, shaped women's fashion forever and lent his name to a Lincoln.
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Scrap-o-nomics: Even in death, your car has value
A car has value until the very last day of its existence. That's by design.
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Save your rims, buy the right tires.
A few clever questions when you buy tires can save your wheels from curb rash.
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Great driving shoes that don't look like driving shoes

Shoes come between you and your car. Here are a few that feel like they don't.

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Want better iPhone photos? Use better lenses
There's an old saying among professional photographers: The best camera is the one you have with you. Make it even better.
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Why this wrench costs 100 times more than yours
Some details must be sweated, and for good reason.
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The fascinating future of the humble battery charger
That thing you hook up to your battery terminals may as well be from the stone age.
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The new new-car smells
Forget the new-car smell. Make it the your-car smell, and let fond memories ensue.
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The suspension tech that illuminates your desk

Industrial designs seldom betray the processes of their maker like the Anglepoise. And seldom are industrial designs so compelling.

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Watch MotoGP, because Marc Marquez is its Senna
There's the chance you'll see something special happen at Circuit of the Americas today.
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Google Maps unleashes Pac-Man on your neighborhood
There goes any hope of us being productive today.