Alex Roy’s Digest 5.3.16: Chris Harris vs. Gumball 3000, ISIS, Gumpert, Textalyzer & More

3 May

Gumball 3000 Gumpert Apollo Crash

The Gumpert Apollo may disappoint, but the Gumball 3000 never does.

Speaking of the Gumball 3000, Chris Harris really stepped into the line of fire with his anti-Gumball 3000 tweet, and boy did things get nasty when rapper Bun B shot back. Harris’ Instagram is now filled with foul language…or worse.

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APEX: The Story Of The Hypercar now on iTunes

29 Mar

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APEX: The Story of the Hypercar, is now available on iTunes, and I’m thrilled to have been a part of the making of the film, and to be in the film itself. Everyone’s in it. Christian von Koenigsegg, Horacio Pagani, Chris Harris, Mike Spinelli, Travis Okulski, and a cast of thousands. OK, not quite.

What’s it about? Take a guess. Here’s the official synopsis and trailer: Continue reading

Columnist Supports Keying “Swanky” Cars. Chris Harris Declares War. Join The Fight.

17 Sep

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat

No one wants to see their mother cry. My mother grew up in Communist East Germany. She fell in love with James Dean. She also fell in love with his Porsche Spyder. She dreamed of escaping to America. And she did, where she fell in love with my dad, who drove a silver 356. He sold it when I was born. After he died, she dreamed of owning such a car. She couldn’t afford it, so for her 66th birthday, my siblings and I decided to fulfill her lifelong dream. We bought her a Porsche Boxster. In silver. Just like James Dean’s. And my dad’s. She thinks of them, and her sons, every time she gets in the car. She’s 75, and insists on washing it herself. It’s the best maintained Boxster of all time.

At least it was. Until she called me in tears. Someone had keyed the entire right side, down to the metal. The money was one issue, but it was the other that broke her heart.

Who would do such thing? And why?

Here’s who. And here’s why. Continue reading