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We’re Taking Panther-themed Holiday

Since Steph and I are citizens of a country that didn’t institute a constitution until its 115th birthday, we get to celebrate holidays that even the British ignore. Today is Victoria Day, a federal holiday that marks the unofficial beginning of summer for those of us who live north(-ish) of the 49th parallel. Show More Summary

A Unionized Tesla? UAW Considering a Push for Musk’s Workers

The folks at United Auto Workers are eyeing Tesla’s production targets and making plans. The electric automaker wants to manufacture 500,000 vehicles per year in 2018, and the union wants the workers behind those EVs in its fold, according to USA Today (via Left Lane News). Show More Summary

Gas station attendant smashes customer's taillights

A California woman filmed a strange altercation at a Lancaster gas station when an employee smashed out the taillights of a customer's pick-up for taking too long at a pump. Continue reading Gas station attendant smashes customer's taillights Gas...Show More Summary

Boxer Match: Toyota 86 Racing Series Kicks Off Down Under

It beats hooning your mom’s Honda Odyssey. A teenager took the top spot in the first three races of the Toyota 86 Racing Series this past weekend, beating back the 38 entrants in the fledgling event. Former kart champion Cameron Hill’s win is exactly what Toyota had in mind when it crafted the three-year series. Show More Summary

Bugatti Galibier could arrive after Chiron

CEO Wolfgang Durheimer was cagey about a Chiron Roadster, but was more open about the possibilities for a long-awaited production version of the Galibier sedan. Continue reading Bugatti Galibier could arrive after Chiron Bugatti Galibier could arrive after Chiron originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 12:45:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Long-Term Update: 10 Months In, Our 2015 Honda Odyssey Finally Has A Problem

8,000 trouble-free miles ended in early April when our 2015 Honda Odyssey EX began squeaking, squawking, and groaning. An intermittent rattle in the glovebox this was not. The noise was growing worse by the day. Sounding like a flexing...Show More Summary

Watch a vintage McLaren F1 car fall from the sky in Monaco

A car falls from the sky. A safety car flies through the pits. And two cars run into each other. This is the most chaotic three minutes of racing ever. Continue reading Watch a vintage McLaren F1 car fall from the sky in Monaco Watch a vintage McLaren F1 car fall from the sky in Monaco originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 11:29:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Driver Catches Massive Air after Roundabout Crash, Nails Landing

Did this Romanian driver have his seat in the full, upright position (and seatbelt fastened) before his vehicle hit cruising altitude? The brief blip that showed up on radar screens earlier this month turned out to be a compact hatchback making a Dukes of Hazzard-worthy leap over a roundabout. Show More Summary

Dear Mr. Manley, Please Build an Off-Road Grand Cherokee

Don’t do it for us. Do it for yourself. Jeep is not a purveyor of transportation appliances. It creates and markets lifestyle products built on its off-road reputation. And the brand is not well positioned to compete in the increasingly crowded SUV/CUV space based purely on quality and everyday performance. Show More Summary

Chevy Camaro ZL1 spotted at Nurburgring looking mean

Chevy is back on the 'Ring with the Camaro ZL1, this time with two cars without any camouflage. Continue reading Chevy Camaro ZL1 spotted at Nurburgring looking mean Chevy Camaro ZL1 spotted at Nurburgring looking mean originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 11:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

BMW i3 range-extender lawsuit supports Tesla's store argument

BMW's lawsuit stems from range-extended i3's highway performance at low battery levels. Continue reading BMW i3 range-extender lawsuit supports Tesla's store argument BMW i3 range-extender lawsuit supports Tesla's store argument originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 10:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Leno's Lamborghini Espada is a freshly restored super-wagon

In this latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, the man in the denim suit discusses his refreshed Lamborghini Espada – and then lets the V12 rip. Continue reading Leno's Lamborghini Espada is a freshly restored super-wagon Leno's Lamborghini Espada is a freshly restored super-wagon originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 10:29:00 EDT. Show More Summary

No, Really, This Is The Worst Button Of All Time

Long-time TTAC readers will recall an occasional contributor to these pages who was kind of the Dave Barry of auto writing. He wrote articles with titles like “Has BMW Lost Its Mojo?” and “Has Audi Lost The Plot?” and “Has CarMax Lost...Show More Summary

Replace the Word ‘Accident’ With ‘Crash,’ Advocates Demand

Human error causes most vehicle wrecks, so why is “car accident” still the go-to term? A safety advocate-led movement is gaining steam to change the lexicon, the New York Times reports, with “crash” being the preferred word to replace “accident.” With fatal crashes on the rise on U.S. Show More Summary

US Navy gets the keys to its first Zumwalt-class destroyer

The Navy officially took delivery of its very first Zumwalt-class destroyer, and is now ready to begin certifications for the ship's nearly 150 sailors. Continue reading US Navy gets the keys to its first Zumwalt-class destroyer US Navy...Show More Summary

GM will compensate SUV owners for fuel-economy error

GM will pay back some SUV owners for mistakes in MPG window stickers. The affected models include the Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave. Continue reading GM will compensate SUV owners for fuel-economy error GM will compensate SUV owners for fuel-economy error originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 09:59:00 EDT. Show More Summary

McLaren F1 boss says team will dethrone Mercedes

McLaren will be the team to put an end to Mercedes' dominance of Formula 1, according to the British squad's boss Ron Dennis. "I honestly believe that the next world champions after Mercedes will be McLaren," Dennis told the BBC. "We'll...Show More Summary

2016 Mazda CX-9 First Drive Review – Three Rows of Zoom-Zoom

When Mazda initially launched the CX-9, it aimed the crossover firmly at American buyers — 80 percent of CX-9 production came to the U.S., and exactly 0 percent stayed in Japan. It was an American under the sheetmetal, too, built on an older platform shared with Ford. Show More Summary

You can now buy an Ariel Nomad off-roadster in America

Do you like Ariel Atoms? Muddy roads? Have we got the car for you! Continue reading You can now buy an Ariel Nomad off-roadster in America You can now buy an Ariel Nomad off-roadster in America originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 08:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Junkyard Find: 1981 Toyota Corolla SR-5 Liftback

These days, plenty of tuner kids want to get a E70 Corolla and turn it into a sick drift machine … but then reality sets in and they end up commuting to work in a 15-year-old Kia Rio instead. Meanwhile, the abandoned drift-project TE72...Show More Summary

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