Entries by Jon Gandy


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“Making of” the GranCabrio Fendi



After an almost 9 month break, Maser news isnt a bad post to put us back on the boards. Most of you don’t know that Maserati is one of our favorite car companies at Up Shift. The only experience better than watching and hearing a vehicle like this is driving it. The only thing that […]

Jaguar XJS and Tom Walkinshaw take you thru racing puberty with one lap of Bathurst



Tom Walkinshaw is at the wheel of the JRA Jaguar from 1985 and absolutly wears out the track for this pole quaifying lap.  Getting the car a little loose on almost every corner and even taking it on two wheels for one of them.  I have seen alot of driving skill displayed in my day […]

McLaren MP4-12C GT3: The Launch



Faster than the McLaren F1? Realy guys? McLaren GT, a new race car manufacturer which brings together the expertise of McLaren Racing, McLaren Automotive and CRS Racing, unveiled its GT3 car and plans for a 2011 development programme. The new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 will be the first McLaren car built for FIA* GT series racing […]

Nurburgring – Trust me, its a lap like no other.



A big thanks to Peter Chaney for posting this via Face Book.  As I commented there, I have studdied many a lap of The Ring and am a huge fan of watching a skilled wheel man drive the paint off a car.  This lap…sits in my top 3 Nurburgring laps of all time.  I hope you […]

Jaguar and Landrover at the New York International Auto Show



We showed you video of the Jaguar XK-R debut from the Geneva Motor Show…but be honest.  You know you want to see it again.  We bring you into the live Jaguar/Land Rover press conference for another taste. You can thank me later.

Mazda unveils its SKYACTIVE Technologies at New York International Auto Show



As we continue to ramp up technologies that fit in with our ever-growing green generation, Mazda shows us what fuel saving technologies it has in store to keep it competative. Watch live video from Mazda & MAZDASPEED TV on Justin.tv

GT-R & Skyline Spring Thaw Is HERE!



Its finally here.  No not spring, the Spring Thaw.  We have been planning for months now to bring you something truly special.  Every year we all look forward to pulling off the car covers and taking the cars out for that first event of the season.  The Spring Thaw is that chance for GT-R and […]

2012 Nissan GT-R Preview



When the rumored R35 Skyline started its development, many enthusiasts couldnt believe that there was still room to improve the greatst Japanese Muscle car.  When the GT-R debuted though the performance ability was blistering and impressed everyone in the industry.  That was in 2007 when the Nissan GT-R was turning lap times of 7 minutes […]

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2011 Scion tC: Test Drive



Let me start by saying that this will not be your average car review. In fact, none of the reviews on Up-Shift will be. We’ve always been a group of driving enthusiasts, so the driving experience is always what is most important to us. That’s why I can say that after being let down by […]

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McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Breaks Cover to Complete First Tests



Click to Play The first McLaren MP4-12C GT3 to be built by McLaren GT – a new company that brings together the expertise of the McLaren Group and CRS Racing – has successfully undertaken its debut tests at the MIRA proving ground facility and Silverstone Circuit in England. McLaren GT has also appointed a new […]