I'm not sure what the opposite of a sore loser is, but Porsche nails it. It's just a shame they used the same voice-over guy as Spottswoode from Team America. Read more...
Ever been cut-off by a driver and wanted to let them know exactly how you feel without the need for a PIT bumper? Did you happen to see someone attractive pass you by, but didn’t want to be as obvious as Clark Griswold about it? If you’re in China, General Motors is about to make […]
There a few things I can’t wrap my mind around these days. Take for example, Zipcar. The car sharing firm that supposedly offers the Millenial vibe, is actually run by the old GM dumping ground for unpopular vehicles established rental company Avis. That’s not a bad thing at all. Long story short, the opportunity for […]
If Cars.com editors' observed mileage is any indication, more drivers should see real-world fuel economy figures that match the new EPA numbers on six Ford models. Ford Lowers Fuel Economy Ratings on Six Cars, Will Reimburse Owners Ford announced June...
And I'll be blasting a lot of this through its stereo. Read more...
Last week, I left the Return of the LeMonites 24 Hours of LeMons and went straight to Sweden for a car-freak field trip with Dr. G.D. Yo-Man. Surströmming, runestones, black metal, and, of course, junkyards full of weird (to Americans) European cars. Bloms Bilskrot, located in Söråker, boasts what must be thousands of cars from […]
Photo by Steve Berry. Traditionally, muscle car enthusiasts and electric vehicle enthusiasts rarely set up camp anywhere near one another. The Venn diagram between the two just doesn’t have that much overlap. One set tends to search for outright horsepower while the other yearns for environmentally responsible transportation. But a couple of hot rodders hope […]
A traditional Ferrari Collector would probably want to leave his 1-of-32 348 Challenge factory race car stock, or maybe just slightly upgraded with a few modern safety and performance parts for occasional track use. Not Steve Maxwell and Stacey Slead. Show More Summary
We all know (hopefully) that using your mobile phone while driving is an absolute no no. Whether you are making phone call, sending a text or checking your social media, it is extremely dangerous to use your phone while you are operating a vehicle. Sure, you might think that you are only taking your eyes […]
Photo courtesy Tampa Bay Auto Museum. Though it has no seatbelts, headlamps, windshield or taillamps, can only muster about 3.5 miles per hour, and relies on a wooden block for a brake, the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum‘s replica of Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot’s fardier a vapeur – the oldest self-propelled vehicle ever built – nevertheless carries a […]
Little known Bark M. fact: Although I have been most likely to be seen behind the wheel of a rear-wheel drive car with at least a mild sporting intent in the last ten years or so, I spent my youth sitting huddled in the folded-down, side-facing seats of a 1985 Nissan 4X4 King Cab pickup […]
If Portland's going to totally rip off "Keep Austin Weird," I'm going to put a bird on things. Rally Chicken, to be exact. And by "things," I mean the entire Global Rallycross paddock at the X Games. Rally Chicken's a dirty, dirty bird. Read more...
As more vehicles come with infotainment systems mounted in the dashboard console, consumers are beginning to face the issue of losing privacy behind the driver’s seat. The Detroit News reports data from a vehicle so equipped is collected every time the ignition is turned, from where one fills up their tank and stomach, to how […]
Yes, today marks National Donut Day, the day on which you can feel justified breaking that New Year’s resolution to cut out carbs and sugars from your diet and go Homer. Also the day on which we feel justified highlighting the below ScottysGarage video of the top 10 burnouts from Australia’s Summernats 25, where hoonage […]
The last time I looked at my 1969 Chevrolet CST/10, it was a pile of disappointment. After reviving it and replacing a freeze plug, it proceeded to pop three more freeze plugs during warm up. Time was beginning to run out, my dad’s house had gone up to market and quickly sold. The truck was […]
Photos by the author. Bob Johnson wasn’t too happy about posing for the vertical portrait that I had to take of him. He wasn’t too happy about me taking photos of him behind the scenes at his auto literature business in the first place, but while he put up with the latter for the sake […]
To my mind, there have only been two truly committed “sport compacts”: the Dodge (Neon) SRT-4 and the non-smiling generation of the Mazdaspeed3. Everybody else, from the original GTI to the Focus ST, has diluted the “more power” formula with additional refinement or equipment or Euro-style panache. The current Mazda3 has already gotten plenty of […]
Before driving one, I had a very clear image in my head of what I was sure driving a Detomaso Pantera would be like. Fortunately I'm the kind of person who, with enough phone calls, can hook up something like that, so we found two of them for a comparison test. They are less than three years apart, but couldn't be more different. Read more...
In 26 years, from 1988 up to now, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky plant in Georgetown has built ten million vehicles - nearly enough for every citizen of Seoul, Korea or the nation of Hungary. The first car to roll off the line...Show More Summary
Haas Formula, that North Carolinian team with that guy who squirts motor oil on his joints, was considering joining Formula 1 in 2015. Not anymore! They're shooting for 2016. Read more...