Workers preparing the surface on the five-mile high-speed circle at Goodyear’s San Angelo, Texas, proving ground. Photos courtesy of Goodyear. Recognizing 70 years of successful tire testing in the Southwest, Goodyear this past weekend celebrated with employees, retirees and families at their San Angelo, Texas, proving ground. Show More Summary
I have a fond spot in my heart for the Pontiac G8. I was once the proud owner of a White Hot G8 GT. I bought it new in March of 2009 and somewhat regrettably traded it in June of 2012, putting nearly eighty thousand loving miles on it along the way—you can see a […] The post Bark’s Bites: Please Stop Ruining Your G8 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
As self-driving cars inch their way closer and closer to reality, drivers are forced to step back and contemplate how they would actually affect our lives on the road. Industry consultancy firm IHS carried out a study in January that predicts self-driving cars will hit the consumer market by 2025. Will they solve all the […]
The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is a big, heavy car. In fact, at 4,420 lbs, the RS5 is 60 lbs heavier than my Honda Odyssey Minivan, which combined with this particular shade of "Nardo Gray," has led me to lovingly refer to the car as "The Battleship." Thing is with 450 hp and a redline half-past-eight, this battleship hauls ass. Read more...
BF Goodrich dropped a set of their new KO2 off-road tires out of an airplane flying at 10,000 feet, rounded 'em up, slapped them on a Jeep Wrangler, and drove off. Even if that test isn't particularly relevant to a tire's primary function (providing traction) it's a damn impressive display of durability. Read more...
If you want to be recognized for your brilliance, it’s best to do something that is less than completely brilliant. The reason for this is simple: Ideas that are very good but less than truly brilliant are generally well-received by the critics and the public. Show More Summary
The Alfa Romeo 4C is an important car for both Fiat/Chrysler and us, the enthusiast consumers. It offers the purest driving experience available from a road car, Italian styling, properly advanced carbon construction, and a great soundtrack. But what's it like to drive on American roads? Mind bending. Read more...
Here's a new video from the elusive 'Meow Man' showing the tug OSG Horizon pushing a barge inbound on the Delaware River, filmed by an arial drone. The post Video: Drone Films Inbound ATB on Delaware River appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
I felt very conflicted following a quick nighttime Boston-to-New York City drive in this new Jag. It just did not meet my expectations. The car drove nice on the twisty and hilly Merritt Parkway but it was neither the sports car I desired, nor the grand tourer that the XKR was. Show More Summary
Why are you so angry? On the face of it, you would think for a nation with a prosperous economy, low unemployment level, decent health care and a generally strong middle-class, people’s anger might be tempered. But when it comes to anger on the roads, at least, the facts suggest otherwise. Statistics show that not [...]
My first car was a beige ’69 Corona sedan, and so I’m always happy to see a junkyard Corona. In this series prior to today, we’ve seen this ’66 sedan, this ’68 sedan, this ’70 sedan, this ’70 coupe, plus this Corona ad from the February 1969 issue of Playboy. Show More Summary
Being a valet on the Italian Riviera seems like a pretty sweet gig for a young guy. Not only do you get to watch beautiful people coming and going all day and night, but there's the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a plethora of exotic sports cars. Show More Summary
A South Carolina state trooper has been fired from his job and arrested following the shooting of an unarmed motorist he may have pulled over for a seat-belt violation. Trooper Sean Groubert, 31, faces felony assault charges after firing four shots at motorist Levar Jones during an incident that occurred Sept. Show More Summary
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams. Read more...
Just hours after ISOFIX was given the official Australian tick of approval by the ACCC, Maxi-Cosi has announced it will be first to market locally with ISOFIX-compatible child car seats. Earlier today, the infant car seat maker unveiled two models that will be sold under the ISOGO label, Euro (above) and Hera (below) – and they’ll be [...]
My cousins lived next to a big cow pasture in Platteville, WI, when we were all kids. Those boys knew how to have a good time in the country, and when my brother and I came to visit one year, they divulged the fun that could be had by rigging cow patties (that's a pile of poo, for you city slickers) with little firecrackers. Show More Summary
After our recent assemblage of East Africa Safari Rally videos from British Pathe, we initially thought to pull together a similar compilation of BP videos focusing on the Monte Carlo Rally. Then we saw that the film producer has released no less than 45 film clips covering the rally from 1930 to 1970 to YouTube […]
Autonomous driving is getting closer, but meanwhile, life-saving technology is available today.
With a Ford Maverick sedan as yesterday’s Junkyard Find, it seemed only right that we follow up with the Maverick’s Mercury sibling (which I photographed in the same junkyard, on the same day). Today’s Malaise Era Ford is rough but more...Show More Summary
This year was my fifth time flying to "The Show." I brought in a Cessna 172 (N738FZ) in 1999 and 2010, and a Cessna 170A in 2011 and 2012. So I'm quite familiar with the VFR arrival procedure and have landed on several different runways (including the infamous tight left base to 18R that got Jack Roush). Show More Summary