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New Or Used? The $25,000 Question

Michael writes: This August, we will have a 23-year-old German au pair coming to live with us. She will be taking care of our three boys – ages 6, 4, and 1. I am looking for transportation for said au pair that fulfills the following criteria: accommodates 2 boosters and 1 car seat– i.e. Show More Summary

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – Chevrolet up Pikes Peak, blind man’s drive, Disorderly Orderly

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

There’s a couple ways to climb Pikes Peak: The auto road, which will host the hillclimb next weekend, and the way they went in a couple of four-wheel-drive 1957 Chevrolet pickups in this Chevrolet promo video. One’s a little quicker, but the other’s a little rockier; both’ll get you to the top eventually, though. […]

Hey, Hey, It’s the Fonz Dream Rod Monkeemobile

A reader, commenting on my post about the Batmobile – arguably the most famous television car there is – mentioned the Monkeemobile, another ’60s pop culture automotive favorite. As it happens, I was already planning some posts on television cars, including one of the authentic Monkeemobiles. Show More Summary

Comment Of The Day: Hot Nasty Ron Howard Volvo Sex Edition

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Good afternoon, everyone. Your favorite Camaro-crashing ex-convict Patrick George here. In my first official act as Managing Editor (or as I like to call it, “Mr. Manager”) of Jalopnik, South Florida’s third-largest Mazda Miata fansite, I hereby reinstate a staple we all love so much — Comment of the Day. Read more...

The 9 Best Driving Games of All Time

last monthVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

In lieu of the recent release of the latest driving game to hit the shelves, Project CARS, we thought we’d take a look at the best racers throughout the history of gaming. Project CARS is a pure racing simulator, with authentic handling and crisp graphics, but no-one can deny that other driving games have influenced […]

The Ultimate Fit: Aston Martin Van Damn!

Introducing a brand new column at TTAC: The Ultimate Fit, where you get to figure out the unfortunate souls who would best fit for the rolling relics of the used car world. Let’s take this 15 year old, 3-door Chrysler minivan with only 59,000 original miles. Show More Summary

Watch A Toyota Almost Mow Down Another Team's Crew Man

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Toyota almost re-borked the recently replaced nose on their number 1 car after fixing it in the pits. Fortunately, both the Toyota driver and Larbre Competition’s crew man were extremely accomodating about the unsafe release (“Here, please, go by!”), and the crew man wasn’t hurt. Read more...

Seven Decades Later, WWII Mariners Still Fighting for Benefits, Recognition

  By Capt. Christopher J. Edyvean, National President Elect, American Merchant Marine Veterans It seems wherever you look these days, veterans are in the news. Many employment programs offer preferential hiring to veterans. Social media sites promote thankfulness to our veterans. Show More Summary

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Review

I’m giddy like a school girl when the Mustang shows up. This is my ride to southern New Jersey for the 24 Hours of Lemons race, and it’s a perfect tool for the job. I think the new Mustang looks much better in person than pictures. This color combination is love at first sight. Show More Summary

A Different Perspective On The DaimlerChrysler Merger

My 25-plus years as a Big Time Auto Industry Executive afforded me many memorable moments. It would be difficult to single out one example, but I may be the only person on earth who has shaken hands with both Soichiro Honda and Derek Kreindler. Show More Summary

FIRE!

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Heh heh heh FIRE! Mmmmmm FIRE! Heh heh heh huh huh heh heh heh cool. Heh heh FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! Read more...

Cobra vs. Camaro: A Brief Recap Of The Modern Era

As a child, I was told that it was impolite to mention religion or politics at the dinner table, because such discussions tended to elicit irreconcilable differences between guests who would otherwise be perfectly compatible. Many years...Show More Summary

QOTD: It’s 1977 and You’re the Bandit. Do You Buy a Trans Am… or Something Else?

We had a 1970s movie-car QOTD last week, and that was so much fun that we’re doing it again! So, here we go: in the beginning of Smokey and the Bandit, when Big Enos challenges The Bandit to fetch 400 cases of that Colorado Kool-Aid, a wad of cash of unspecified thickness gets handed over […] The post QOTD: It’s 1977 and You’re the Bandit. Show More Summary

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – touring Kar Kraft, Jeep implements, McQ

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

It’s a bit out of focus, but the 1969 Kar Kraft video that former employee Larry Lawrence filmed and that Mac’s Motor City Garage highlighted this week includes more than its fair share of noteworthy Kar Kraft-built high-performance Fords, including the Mach 2 concept above. Jeep intended its four-wheel-drive vehicle to be more […]

Koenigsegg One:1 Nearly Crashes At Spa-Francorchamps: Video

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

As rare an occasion as it will be to ever just see a Koenigsegg One:1 in person, getting the chance to watch one out on a racetrack will be a true unicorn sighting. That’s the case in this video, though, as the super-rare “megacar” lapped...Show More Summary

Hall & Oates Fan Dances on Cop Car to Fight Off "Woman With Fangs"

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

In April, a concerned Florida man pulled into the driveway of sheriff’s deputy, climbed on top of the officer’s SUV, and danced for five minutes to to “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oates and “Goodbye Stranger” by Supertramp. Once arrested, the...Show More Summary

WATCH Ten Things I Have Learned About The Sea [VIDEO]

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

This video, shot by Lorenzo Fonda and titled “ten things I have learned about the sea“, shows footage he shot while on the vessel “Portland Senator” en route from Lost Angeles to Shanghai, and is captioned with 10 things he learned about the sea while on the voyage. Show More Summary

This Toyota Soarer Aerocabin Is the Droptop for the Paparazzi Averse

This 1989 Toyota Soarer Aerocabin is a rare bird, especially in the U.S. With only 500 units built, all in April 1989, the Japanese droptop is the holy combination of a lengthened Supra chassis and bippu style for those wanting to feel the wind through their hair without sacrificing privacy. Show More Summary

How this 1956 Le Mans film secretly references racing's deadliest day

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

At first glance, this 1956 video is just a great find for racing fans: Mike Hawthorn, narrating a lap around Le Mans, a camera on his Jaguar D-Type giving us driver’s-eye view. It’s fantastic to watch—but it holds subtle references to the deadliest day in motorsports history, which unfolded 60 years ago this month. Read more...

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – Goodwood on Petty, Italian flying car, Kyodan

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

For his third trip to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Richard Petty’s taking his 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a car that he hasn’t driven in 45 years. Goodwood put together a brief preview and chat with Petty this week in anticipation of the Superbird’s run up the driveway. Who exactly built this circa 1949 […]

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