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2008's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 2's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 2

OK, pencils down. We have a winner for Day 1 of TCC's giveaway extravaganza--and it's Jack, who commented on the Day 1 post to win a BMW 7 Series press kit, Moleskine notebook, and marvy 7 Series pen. Jack gets points for trying to make us all laugh on a trying day in automotive history: "Will... read more

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diesel fried chicken

Veggie Across America: The Point

Our fuel came from restaurants. We took what was destined for the trash bin and turned it into fuel to drive across the country in an old diesel Benz. We didn't have to... read more December 11, 2008 by 1

old US 80

Veggie Across America: LA Arrival

We made it! Thanks to the Majestic Diner, refuel biodiesel, mechanic Dan Halfhill and his wife Sabine, my flexible boss Marty Padgett, and a rock-solid reliable 1982... read more December 11, 2008 by 1

BMW 7-Series kit's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 1

The office is a mess--and it's been that way for a while. So get ready with your keyboard and your comments-- is getting rid of some fun gear and you can... read more December 11, 2008 by 22

Collezione Automobili Lamborghini

Twelve Days of Christmas: Lamborghini Gear

In seeming contradiction to the angry Bull's ferocious image, Lamborghini invites you to celebrate Christmas with a range of items from Collezione Automobili Lamborghini... read more December 11, 2008 by 0

Gran Torino movie

Gran Torino: The Movie Is the Metaphor

Nothing says "the holidays" quite like a gentle snowfall, a hot mug of cocoa, and a multiplex packed with serious, heartfelt dramas. And among this year's crop of Oscar... read more December 11, 2008 by 6

Bosnia speed sign

The Rules of the Road: Bosnia, Herzegovina Go Graphic

You have to admit, the U.S. has a hit-and-miss record on consumer safety. On the one hand, we don't allow melamine in our dog food. On the other, we have warnings on our... read more December 11, 2008 by 0

2008 Tesla Roadster

Tesla Hands Over Roadster #100 to Oprah's Right-Hand Man

While it busies itself lobbying for $400 million in Big Three Bailout money, electric-car startup Tesla says it's handed over the keys of its 100th Roadster to its new owner... read more December 11, 2008 by 5

2009 Acura TSX

Honda Delaying Diesels for U.S.?

We've reported before that the diesel-powered Acura TSX has been "delayed indefinitely," but now the Detroit Free Press is reporting that Honda's diesels are on the back... read more December 11, 2008 by 4

Detroit Tiger Stadium

Big Three Bailout: The Votes Still Aren't There

The White House and Congressional leaders are finally in sync on a Big Three bailout--but Republican senators against the current version of the bill floating around the... read more December 10, 2008 by 4

2009 Honda Fit

Honda Has Most Repeat Customers, J.D. Power Says

When it comes to bringing buyers back to the showrooms, no brand does it better than Honda, according to a new survey from the marketing-research team at J.D. Power and... read more December 10, 2008 by 19

2009 Audi R8 V-10

Audi Heading Back to Super Bowl

Last year, German automaker Audi went to the Super Bowl for the first time in decades--advertising during the NFL championship game with a spot that showed off the brand and... read more December 10, 2008 by 0

Mio and Navigon GPS

Twelve Days of Christmas: GPS Units

Considering the number of portable GPS units on the market, it seems that as a nation, we have an incredible fear of being lost and/or not knowing where we are. Regardless of... read more December 10, 2008 by 0

Edmund Pettus Bridge

Veggie Across America: Driving Old US 80 and Tracing History

Our journey from Atlanta to Los Angeles has not been without its share of frustrations and setbacks. Thus far we've encountered breakdowns, a treacherous snowstorm out of... read more December 10, 2008 by 0

the coop #1

Veggie Across America: Food from the Heartland

Hugh and I were determined not to eat a steady diet of fast food, trail mix, and protein bars from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Currently in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we have... read more December 10, 2008 by 0


Veggie Across America: Fueling Up

How to get 15 gallons of waste vegetable oil from a 100-pound container into a Mercedes fuel tank? Strength and patience. Plus some trial and error. Rest stops are... read more December 10, 2008 by 0


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