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Bonkers Report Says Boxster And Cayman Will Be Renamed 'Porsche 718'

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

For this next story, I'm going to need you to gather enough salt that you'll have no reason not to make margaritas afterward. The latest rumor involving the much-speculated-on next-gen Porsche Boxster and Cayman says the cars will be renamed the Porsche 718. Guhhh? Read more...

Saudi Budget Assuming $80 Crude Seen as Belief in Market Rebound

Saudi Arabia’s 2015 budget is probably assuming an oil price of $80 a barrel, and will be seen as a sign of confidence in the market, according to a former economic adviser to the country’s government. The post Saudi Budget Assuming $80 Crude Seen as Belief in Market Rebound appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

The Morning Shift: Choose Your Own Adventure

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? Read more...

Subaru kills plan to move XV Crosstrek production into US

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

A weak yen has encouraged Japanese automakers to shift production back home.

Where Do Famous Race Cars Go When They Get Replaced?

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

What happens to race cars after the season is over? The next season's model comes out, and the old one fades from view. Where do the old cars go? Some of those older cars make their way into the hands of enthusiasts who not only keep them running, but race them. Welcome to the world of vintage racing. Read more...

Mercedes may be working on a new electric-car platform dubbed 'Ecoluxe'

A report in Autobild claims that Mercedes-Benz is throwing more then $2 billion at an electric car family of vehicles with a program called "Ecoluxe." It would challenge the Tesla Model S and Model X with four offerings, the top of the range being a pair of seven-seaters that could have as much as 610 horsepower. Show More Summary

Boy Scout Troop Rescues Pilot Who Crashed Into A River

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The pilot of a downed Mooney M20 was lucky his bad day was met by a troop of scouts who lived up to their motto to always be prepared. Shortly after takeoff engine trouble required the pilot to ditch in the nearby Congaree River near Columbia, S.C. Read more...

Hemmings Finds of the Day – 1936 and 1937 White Model 706 Yellowstone buses

One would think that the White Model 706 buses that Yellowstone used for tours and, apparently, for ferrying park visitors would be rather rare these days, but we count three of them for sale on Hemmings.com right now: a 1936 and two 1937s. One of the 1937s has been modified, but the other two are […]

One-of-two Ferrari 365 P “Tre Posti” to join Dream Cars exhibit on its move to Indianapolis

Photos by Brian Henniker, courtesy Gooding. While Luigi Chinetti Jr. has likened some of the Ferraris that passed through his family’s dealership as mere tools used for winning races, he described his 1966 Ferrari 365 P “Tre Posti” as “more like a sculpture…it’s a work of art.” Fitting, then, that the car will join a […]

Jack Werst, Mopar’s Mr. 5 and 50, passes at 75

Photos from the Hemmings Muscle Machines archives. If you grew up following doorslammer racing on the East Coast, you knew who Jack Werst was. He was a Mopar hero from the Pennsylvania-New Jersey area with a Plymouth pedigree. Jack was known as Mr. 5 and 50, the legend his Hemi Plymouths carried, a reference to […]

Junkyard Find: 1998 Ford Aerostar Ice Cream Truck

Is there anything sadder than a junked ice cream truck? For that matter, is there anything creepier than the Boogie Man Ice Cream truck? We saw this 1974 AM General FJ-8A ice cream truck in Los Angeles last winter, and now I’ve found this unwanted-as-a-stale-Choco-Taco Ford Aerostar ice cream truck in Denver. Show More Summary

Subaru Cancels Plans For US-Made XV Crosstrek

Were you hoping to buy an American-made Subaru XV Crosstrek? You can breathe now. Reuters reports Subaru has cancelled plans to relocate production of the CUV to a facility in Lafayette, Ind., opting to keep production at home in Gunna prefecture. Show More Summary

?Donny Hathaway – Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams. Read more...

Es Sider Port Oil Tanks On Fire

A fire at an oil storage tank at Libya's Es Sider oil port has spread to two more tanks, officials said on Friday. The first oil tank was hit during clashes

For $35,000, This 1979 Chevy El Camino Is Blue And Blown

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom El Camino is owned by an actual Jalop, asmdjackel, who bravely asks for our opinion of his pricing acumen. Heh, heh, heh, silly asmdjackel. Read more...

Aluminum The Metal Of Choice For The 2016 Cadillac CT6

The Ford F-150 won’t be the only new model sporting an aluminum body: the Cadillac CT6 — which won’t look much like the Elmiraj concept, alas — will enter production with the metal, as well. Automobile reports the body will keep theShow More Summary

Mister Blister(card): My checkered history in the world of diecast-car packaging

The Hemmings-title diecasts produced for Auto World. Photography by the author. Scratch a fan of real cars, and you’re bound to find someone who’s also into collectibles and ephemera–even if it’s only related to their own car, and even if it’s only a little bit. The recent release of the AutoWorld diecast-car series with cars […]

Capsule Review: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT S-AWC

Priced at $40,538 in Canada, the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT I drove around for a week in December was disturbingly overpriced. In the United States, Outlanders start at $24,050. But the GT S-AWC starts at $29,045 with all-wheel-drive, a 6-speed automatic transmission, and a V6 engine in place of the 4-cylinder/CVT combo. Show More Summary

2015 Kia Sedona Real-World Cargo Space

The minivan segment hasn't received much love in recent years; image-conscious consumers who'd rather buy SUVs mean many minivans in the segment haven't been redesigned in some time. That hasn't stopped Kia from reviving its Sedona for 2015, now with...

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