I get asked all the time, “What happens if you crash one of those cars you’re testing?” Fair question: I have to pay for it. But that’s not the hardest part. The hardest part is immediately having to get back in another borrowed car and test that. On our trip to New Zealand, in horrible conditions, that’s exactly what happened. Read more...
The transformation from the 2014 Nissan Murano to the 2015 model is dramatic to say the least. The only thing that wasn’t changed on the new SUV was the drive-train and the Murano badge on the rear lift gate. Nissan Murano gets a total redesign with new, bolder looking exterior styling plus a more upscale […]
Cheston Lee Eshelman’s electric car patent filing. All drawing excerpted from patent filings. Editor’s note: Ryan Chirnomas is a patent attorney and classic car enthusiast in Washington, D.C. In this series, he examines the intersection...Show More Summary
Mitch Medford at Bloodshed Motors, one of the guys behind the Zombie 222 all-electric Mustang that we wrote about last year, took the Zombie to the Texas Mile last month to see what it would do. Filmmakers from The Verge followed him and caught the ensuing action and record-breaking for their film “Dark Horse.” […]
We’ve heard a lot about how great the Model S is. Consumer Reports has called it the best car they ever tested. But what about the hot rod P85D? Our pals up at CR just bought one. This is a good thing. Read more...
The final car in the criminally underrated Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was the main character’s classic Mustang built with a modern Japanese turbo straight six. And that’s exactly what we have here, in the real world. Read mor...
It’s a Detroit midsize sedan that I drove just for the sake of driving. That’s a verdict in and of itself. This heavily optioned 2015 Ford Fusion, a Titanium EcoBoost AWD model loaned to us by Ford Canada for the final week of March, isn’t perfect. Show More Summary
A few months back we saw the Fiat S76 Beast of Turin erupt back to life, and this week we got to see it in action for the first time in more than a century, in a Stefan Marjoram short film following the Beast up the hill at Goodwood. Hot rodder, race car […]
James May and Richard Hammond aren't destitute. Bored ? Sure. But poor? Hardly. So don't read anything into the fact that both former Top Gear presenters are sending some of their motorcycles up for auction this month. Read more...
NASCAR is one of those uniquely American things, much like baseball, Mount Rushmore, and Chuck Norris. Oh, and corn whiskey, also known as moonshine, white lightning, and mountain dew. That’s where the popular motorsport got its start at least; rum runners evading the lawman in souped-up cars barreling down back roads like the Duke Boys. Show More Summary
There comes a moment when it’s time to try something new. Like switching to an iPhone after using a Nexus and promptly learning that the iPhone can bend. Or wearing a mechanical watch rather than a quartz watch, only for it to stop ticking after it was on a nightstand for the weekend. Show More Summary
After this paragraph, you’ll have the chance to read nearly 6,300 words about the fastest transcontinental drive in history. Most of the important stuff is near the top; the rest of it is a detail-oriented interview with Alex for the community of fans across the country who live and die for this sort of thing. Show More Summary
Well, it’s well into 2015, and time for another Nissan Altima review. My Casamigos hampered research tells me TTAC has done a review of the Altima every year since 2006, except for 2011. Go ahead, search for Nissan Altima, I’ll wait....Show More Summary
The General shrank the Buick Electra for the 1977 model year and then ditched the model entirely in 1990, so the ’76 was the last of the proper single-digit-fuel-economy Electras. These comfy gerontocrusiers used to be everywhere onShow More Summary
The Chevrolet Colorado is a good little truck, certainly sturdy enough, leading me to believe that it is a capable enabler of various human endeavors that involve catapulting, hurtling, or generally straining one’s body across hill, dale, snow-capped extremity and Ace Hardware parking lot alike. Show More Summary
Step 1: Take a barn find 1948 Buick Super Convertible. Step 2: Give it the Corvette ZR1 supercharged V8 with almost 700 horsepower. Step 3: Call it Derelict. Not Derelicte, just Derelict! Read more...
Recently I had to go pick up a pallet of mortar for a temporary job I was managing. My Suburban was not up to the task, and I didn’t want impossible-to-vacuum-while-still-getting-into-every-crack concrete dust sitting in my wife’s BMW X1 for the next decade. Show More Summary
This weekend, the definitive film about the new wave custom scene is released to the public. Following its premiere at the San Sebastian film festival, The Greasy Hands Preachers is going global with Vimeo. From Sunday you can stream...Show More Summary
The 19,224 TEU MSC Oliver returned from sea trials this weekend ahead of next month’s expected delivery to Mediterranean Shipping Company from the DSME shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. MSC [...] The post MSC Oliver – Giant 19,224 TEU Boxship Readied for Delivery appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
One person has died following a fire aboard a Greek high speed ferry while docked at a shipyard in Drapetsona, Greece. Hellenic Seaways confirmed the fire Monday aboard their Highspeed [...] The post One Dies in High Speed Ferry Fire at Greek Shipyard appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.