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The Week in Reverse - Special Photo Edition
The Week in Reverse - Special Photo Edition

To a salsa backbeat, these dancers in white shrouds swayed to the new Mondeo. We danced along with them until the video crew next to us knocked us out cold for tripping on their cables. Ford carved a Galaxy minivan out of ice, which gave us such a craving for whiskey. Just like every day. What do...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

One Panamera...two Panamera...hold on, we're feeling a Latin rhythm here. Has the Governator really given up his now infamous HUMMERs? I mean, that would be like Bill Clinton giving up cigars, right? A man's gotta have a trademark. Apparently at least a few of you remember who Cher is, why she also...Read More»

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Willie Nelson In Marijuana Shocker

It should come as no surprise to readers of this Web site—nay, any American who’s seen the red-headed stranger in concert or in the horrifically underacted Honeysuckle Rose (1980)—that Willie Nelson partakes of some illicit substances on occasion. So maybe the Louisiana cops who...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

While we're all hell-bent on the Way Forward 2.0 today, we thought you'd like a flashback episode entitled, "The Way We Were," or muttered under Bill Ford's breath, "Here's How We #*&)$ Got Here In The First Place." This morning's Way Forward stuff hasn't said a whole lot about Jaguar, so we'll...Read More»

Paris: I Only Wanted an In-N-Out, Not a DUI

Paris. Paris Hilton. God, why do we even care? Do we love her for the carefully planned carelessness of her publicity stunts, from homemade porno to warmed-over disco—or is it for her human failings? Hilton was pulled over for driving under the influence in Hollywood on Thursday morning after...Read More»

Lions Coach Nude At the Wheel—Twice

Look, we know Detroit isn’t L.A. But is that any excuse to ditch your pants and drive through the local bank window? It is if you’re Joe Cullen, an assistant coach with the any-news-story-will-do Detroit Lions. Cullen, a Dearborner, was pulled over on August 24 and was ticketed for...Read More»

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Good News in No News on Gas Prices?

We've watched the "mainstream media"—that's not us, folks—go nutso over rising gas prices, but do they ever report falling prices? No, that would be good news. Anecdote in point: today my wife paid $2.39 in a Detroit suburb to fill her tank. One month ago, I was paying $3.19 on a trip...Read More»

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First It Was Poker…

Dogs are smart, no doubt. Now, in addition to playing poker (we have the painting hanging in our office) they’re learning how to drive. Or not learning so much as crashing. The Associated Press reports that a woman in China’s Inner Mongolia province crashed her car while trying to give...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Does this say "Scirocco" to you? Hey, it doesn't matter as long as it doesn't say "Corrado VR6" as far as we're concerned. Pick your favorite rumor: 1) Ford will take the company private after selling off Credit, Jaguar and Land Rover; 2) Ford will form an alliance with Hyundai/Kia or...Read More»

Honda’s Latest Mooooves

It’s music festival season in Europe, with big events on seemingly every weekend. The bizarrely named Fruitstock took place earlier in the month in London, sponsored by smoothie maker Innocent, and Honda was there with a Civic Hybrid painted as a cow promote the green benefits of the...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Porsche's planning a fifth model line based on the upcoming Panamera. Our spy shots clearly show the project far enough along that Porsche is trying to mate it out to Honda's Asimo robot. Jaguar may be on the block as Ford tries to figure out why it can't make money from eight-year-old Focuses and...Read More»

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Motodate—The Commuter’s MySpace

You use your computer more often for “dating” than you do for work. No crime there, at least none charged yet. But now you can use your car for dating, if you choose. A new Web site, www.motodate.com, offers drivers a new way to amortize registrations and prey on opposite genders at the...Read More»

New C-Class Pics!

These new Mercedes C-Class pics were in our email box this morning, though the car itself isn't due until next year's Geneva motor show. As we've written about it before, the new C-Class will share more of its components than before with the larger E-Class, the next C will be more distinctive in...Read More»

Ford Gets Flaky with Fusion

Snap, crackle, CRUNCH! If your breakfast cereal makes the last noise accompanied by the sound of teeth cracking, you can thank Ford Motor Company for hours of interesting dental work. The company, trying to keep a leg up on the market with the Fusion four-door, is stuffing 600,000 cereal boxes with...Read More»

Nissan Yanks Off Smutty Ad, Refuses to Let Us Watch

It’s all the rage in New Zealand — outrage that is. A recent TV ad for the new Nissan Tiida, featuring sex-positive actress Kim Cattrall, in the island nation has been yanked by Nissan because the country’s morals-and-standards cops say it’s far too racy for the tube. The...Read More»

Dylan Does Cars!

Here’s one for the hippies, who are potentially the only folks left on the earth that can still translate Dylanese to English. The folk-rock icon is paying his own homage to the automobile this morning on XM Channel 40, at 10 a.m., focusing his show on hand-picked tunes about the automobile...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Despite all the flesh-eating, zombies are actually known for their impeccable dental hygiene. First, Zeppelin gets canned as Cadillac's theme music of choice (please tell us Dave Matthews has not gotten any calls from Modernista!). Then Dylan gets his own car-songs show on XM. And completing the...Read More»

Keith Richards Gets Ark. Reprieve, 31 Years Later

A clean driving record is a badge of honor for most of us; for Rolling Stone Keith Richards, it’s probably right up there with waking up in the morning with a pulse. And now “Keef” will be able to drive clean and clear in the state of Arkansas after having a 31-year-old citation...Read More»

Dylan Does Cars!

Here’s one for the hippies, who are potentially the only folks left on the earth that can still translate Dylanese to English. The folk-rock icon is paying his own homage to the automobile this morning on XM Channel 40, at 10 a.m., focusing his show on hand-picked tunes about the automobile...Read More»

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