When Chrysler went all macho with tough car names, it was partly an attempt to expunge the marketing memory of the cute and happy ads for the Neon. The Neon was much better than its wretched Shadow/Sundance predecessor, but still enough of a disposo-car that junkyards teem with them today. Show More Summary
When Larry Kosilla isn’t spending his time detailing a Ferrari F40 or some other crazy exotic, you can probably find him pushing the limits of his prepped Porsche 964 at a track day somewhere in the Northeast. In this video he takes the time to cover and explain all of the must-knows for your first time at the track. Read more...
While the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2002 supported the achievement of an FIA streamliner-class world record of 405.976 for Al Teague’s Spirit of 76, the salt had already been noticeably shrinking for well over a half century. The 76 is but one shining example of what humans are capable of achieving on the BSF. Photo courtesy of Peter Vincent. When I met Russ […]
If, while watching your team crush it this weekend, you see few Volkswagen ads, you’re not alone; VW of America is reining in advertising for two weeks. In a memo sent Friday to VWoA’s dealer network, marketing chief Vinay Shahani announced...Show More Summary
With all the attention focused on the recent reunion of all six Shelby Cobra Daytonas, this chapter on the 1965 FIA season from Bob Bondurant has gotten increased attention as of late, and while it seems as much a pitch for the Bondurant School as biography of Bondurant, it’s still full of excellent archival photos […]
Up in smoke, that’s where my money goes — or so said Red Bull Formula One team principal Christian Horner to NBCSN about Volkswagen’s plans to buy the Red Bull F1 team. Volkswagen faces a possible $18 billion fine for the dieselgate scandal, wherein a system was installed on its diesel road cars to cheat emissions tests. Read more...
A recent press release on the completion and success of a three-year program to test biofuels in Volkswagen Jetta and Passat TDI models may hint that two external companies had knowledge of the high levels of NOx produced by the “Clean Diesel” vehicles. Show More Summary
Trailer for Above and Beyond. Wandering through the recently added titles to Netflix’s “watch now” films the other night, I came across Above and Beyond, a documentary about the birth of what became the Israeli Air Force during the nation’s 1948 fight for survival. (It’s also available on-demand and through iTunes.) And that’s about all […]
Five senior members of Volkswagen’s supervisory board are meeting Wednesday to discuss the future for the automaker after stock prices have plummeted and the company has publicly acknowledged it cheated worldwide emissions tests, the BBC reported. Show More Summary
The band YACHT has a new record coming out next month, but the video for "LA Plays Itself" can only be viewed when Uber's surge pricing goes into effect in Los Angeles. Continue reading You can only watch YACHT's music video when Uber...Show More Summary
I don’t know what’s going on here, between the whales and the comets and the screaming saxophone, but all I know is that from now on, all car ads should be like this Volvo promo film from 1999. And also, we actually found the answer to who would download a car on the Internet. Read more...
Those six Shelby Cobra Daytonas that gathered at Goodwood’s Revival last weekend looked good on the track, as we can see from a couple videos Goodwood itself posted. In the most recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay takes a look at Toyota’s pony car, a 1971 Celica ST out of the Toyota USA […]
Images courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts. It’s worth a try, at least. A quarter century on, federal investigators still have little to go on when it comes to locating the $500 million worth of art stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, but a recently released video might help them track the loot […]
As I’m sure most of you know, the most important movie release of the summer — Turbo Kid — appeared in a very limited selection of theaters two weeks ago. Here in sunny Columbus, Ohio, the sole place to see it is down on the Ohio State campus. Show More Summary
On Sunday, a YouTube user uploaded a terrifying two-minute video showing his hair-raising escape from Northern California’s Valley fire, a blaze one sheriff called “the worst tragedy Lake County has ever seen.” Read more...
Jaguar has taken the wraps off the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace at a spectacular launch event in Germany ahead of the car’s public unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show this week. The Jaguar F-Pace is the first SUV in Jaguar’s 80-year history, marking a huge change for the brand previously only focussed on luxury- and performance-derived passenger […]
2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4×4 2.4-liter Tigershark SOHC I-4, MultiAir 2 variable valve and lift timing (180 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm; 175 lbs-ft of torque @ 3,900 rpm) Nine-speed ZF 948TE automatic transmission w/ Jeep Active DriveShow More Summary
From the Lexus LFA to the BMW i8 and now to the refreshed Porsche 911, it seems as if all sports car manufacturers feel the need to manipulate the sound that their engines produce. So which carmaker does it best? Read more...
Honda will show off its Project 2&4 car this year at Frankfurt and 14,000 is the number that stands out the most. That’s the redline for its V-4 engine, which is borrowed from the RC213V. Other impressive numbers: The car is roughlyShow More Summary
We’re kidding. Yes, Odyssey sales were falling. Then we used our own money to pay for a new 2015 Honda Odyssey. Forthwith, Odyssey sales increased. You know better than to connect the two, of course. Post hoc ergo propter hoc, and all that. Show More Summary