Joel Patel

Joel Patel

Joel Patel is a Northern Virginia native that fell in love with cars at a young age when he began helping his dad fix them. Watching Top Gear reruns and asking the question "They're getting paid to do this?" led Joel to a degree in journalism. His work has been featured on Autoweek, Digital Trends, Autoblog, CarsDirect, U.S. News & World Report, and Right Foot Down. Outside of cars, Joel enjoys finding restaurants off the beaten path, trying new bourbons, and taking his pit bull on an adventure. You can find more of his work on his website, Man, Adventure, Wheels.

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All You’ll Ever Need Is a Volkswagen Golf GTI

Compromise is a major part of being an automotive enthusiast. If all of us had our way, we’d be driving around in convertible . Alas, we certainly don’t live in a perfect world. Outside of fantasies, four main aspects influence every…
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Gordon Murray T.50 Is a V12-Powered Sequel to the Legendary McLaren F1

The McLaren F1 is on a short list of contenders for being one of the best cars ever made. It was one of the few cars to have a central seating position for the driver, which was flanked by a passenger seat on each side, came equipped with a…
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Every Honda Civic Type R Should Come With Gloves, a Helmet, and a Warning

This hatchback will blow your mind. Period.
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10 Best Off-Roading Vehicles Currently Available

Don't want to wait for the Ford Bronco? Here you go.
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Lamborghini’s Mental, Track-Only Essenza SCV12 Is an Ode to the V12 Engine

It’s easy to write all of them off as being over the top, but this is a track-only car and it’s Lamborghini we’re talking about.