Winter can be stern and humorless. Into the frozen fray trundled a visitor from California. I told the 2014 Kia Soul that it was out of place. Then a whole bunch of snow fell. The Soul’s chipper personality replied “no worries, brah.” With only all-season tires, I was worried, though. Without winter tires, any-wheel drive […]
The photo illustrating Zombie McQuestionbot’s query about what would it take to get you to buy a hybrid was of a Chevy Silverado hybrid pickup truck. I bet some of you seeing that picture didn’t know that Chevy even sold fullsize hybrid pickups and those of you who are familiar with them, may have dismissed […]
Yesterday you read Mr. Okulski's take on the new STI. Here's our view, and we're sharing it in video form. Read more...
This is the 2014 Chevrolet SS, also known as the 2008 Pontiac G8 GXP. First it was dead, then it was alive again, but only for cops, and then people begged for it on the internet (where everyone wants what they can't have). So, here it is, alive once more for customers. Is it everything they asked for? Read more...
As most of you know, I have some history with the 1965 full-sized Chevrolet. Back in 1990, when I bought mine, these cars were still very common in high-turnover wrecking yards; this was the result of high production (in fact, more 1965 full-sized Chevrolets were built than any other single year/model of American car in […]
Where would NASCAR be with out another fantastic Daytona mishap? Last Saturday was the start of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the Sprint Unlimited, a 75 lap non-points event that’s seen as the pre-season race for the Daytona 500. It offers a unique racing format, in that the 75 laps are split up […]
Alert the Team America World Police... their new fleet vehicle has arrived, and it's capable of taking down all the sports car baddies from across the globe. Read more...
The first- and second-generation Toyota Celica was to my generation of freshly-minted California drivers (I got my license in 1982) what the early Ford Mustang was to those born a decade earlier: fairly inexpensive and sensible, but still sporty enough to make you feel cool. I drove a ’69 Corona four-door, possibly the uncoolest car […]
It’s the passion that makes this hobby great. Why else would somebody spend so much time, energy, and money to convert this 1982 Pontiac Firebird for sale on Hemmings.com into a replica of KITT from the TV series Knight Rider, complete with convertible top, special nose section, and all the electronic gizmos that the Eighties […]
People typically buy small crossovers because they offer extra room, a taller ride height, and often all-wheel drive over small sedans and hatches. Driving dynamics aren't usually a priority. So how do you explain the Audi RS Q3? Read more...
Wind: 1, Car park: 0. Go right here to see the full video. Read more...
As with so many things surrounding the bewildering swirl of Renault/AMC- and Mitsubishi-derived products sold by Chrysler brands during the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Eagle Summit wagon is something of a puzzler. The Eagle Summit car was a rebadged Mitsubishi Mirage, which itself was the same car as a Dodge/Plymouth Colt. But the […]
The V8 grunt of the Mustang has defined Ford performance cars in the US for the last 50 years, but in Europe, the Blue Oval has nearly as a long history of building some of the best hot hatches on the market with the Fiesta, Escort and later the Focus. Show More Summary
Remember last year, on our other show /TUNED, we filmed a homebrew RX7 that was simply referred to as "Zero Fcks Given?" We certainly do, as it was the most viral video we've ever made, racking up a million views in just three weeks. Read more...
Chevrolet has launched a new ad campaign set to air throughout the 2014 Winter Olympics called #TheNew. Part of a 14-commercial run, the first ad for #TheNew aired during last week's Opening Ceremony, and has drawn attention for a small part of its 60-second run time. Show More Summary
BMW has reportedly spent billions of dollars so far on developing various aspects of its carbon fiber intensive and electric powered i series of cars. The Bavarian automaker obviously wants to get that money back and more so it is now using high profile events to launch the i subbrand in North America, including buying […]
Christopher Columbus; Bahamas Centennial of the Opening of Japan by Matthew Perry (991 × 640 pixels) 1913 10 cent Parcel Post; Steamship & Mail Tender Steamboats were carrying mail as [...]
European auto writers, especially the British, have a bit of a reputation for favoring their own domestic cars over foreign rivals in comparison tests. Just think about how many times you've heard Jeremy Clarkson deify the latest product...Show More Summary
In a week we will post our first full review of the all-new and all-controversial 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The new Jeep isn’t just raising eyebrows for the love-it or hate-it styling. Or the resurrection of the Cherokee badge. Or the constant delays in production. Or the transverse mounted engine. Or the lack of solid axles. […]
--> Jay Leno is no stranger to odd cars. His massive warehouse garage is full of such things, and Jay is known for his daily rotation of what he drive to the NBC studios for taping his hit television show, The Tonight Show, which he will stop doing on February 17th when Jimmy Fallon takes over. Show More Summary