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What Crisis? Kirkham Motorsports Creates Roadster, Book
What Crisis? Kirkham Motorsports Creates Roadster, Book

Some people clearly haven't gotten that memo about the global economic downturn -- for example, Oracle's Larry Ellison, who commissioned Kirkham Motorsports to create "the ultimate, cost is no object, [sic] roadster". We don't know how much Larry paid, but we're guessing Kirkham got a nice chunk of...Read More»

ASI Ferrari 458 Italia
Celeb News: Cristiano Ronaldo To Test The Ferrari 458 Italia

Cristiano Ronaldo has changed the face of soccer -- not to mention that of a few fine cars. You might recall that in January, Ronaldo had a confrontation with a brick wall in his Ferrari 599 GTB, which was okay for Ronaldo, but not so much for the supercar. Last we heard, Chrissy was looking...Read More»

Trapster
Trapster: The Joys Of Texting & Speeding In One Mobile App

Crowdsourcing has become a popular means of gathering data in the 2.0 world, and now it's come to the driving community via Trapster, a mobile application that helps drivers avoid speed traps. Trapster is available on variety of platforms -- iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and more -- and it's seen...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin Rapide 4-door Sedan Auto Door Handle
Friday Timewaster Video: Aston Martin Rapide In Motion

This isn't exactly "testing footage" for the Aston Martin Rapide. But hey, let's not worry ourselves with names. Whatever you prefer to call it, you have to admit: that's a damn fine hunk of metal. Now run along and enjoy your Friday. [YouTube]Read More»

Driving shoes
Driving Shoes Vs. Driving Barefoot

Our colleagues at Motor Authority have written a great overview of driving shoes -- that is, shoes specifically made to enhance the fun, ease, and safety of driving. However, the article does beg some questions: for example, will a $200 pair of Pilotis really enhance our driving experience? Sure...Read More»

Cirque du Soleil-inspired Infiniti G37, painted by Heidi Taillefer
Infiniti Makes 20, Celebrates By Painting An Infiniti G37

We have good news, bad news, and more good news for Infiniti fans. The good news: Infiniti is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The bad news: the company chose to celebrate by turning an Infiniti G37 into an art car inspired by Cirque du Soleil (which seems really random, but Cirque is celebrating...Read More»

1997 Ford Econoline Cargo Van
WTF Friday: Car Thief Dashes With Clunker

People are generally of two minds about Cash-for-Clunkers: either it was a brilliant piece of economic stimulation, or it was a big, steaming pile of stupidity. Similarly, we are of two minds about a car thief in Vineland, New Jersey, who made off with a 1997 Ford E350 Econoline van that had been...Read More»

2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante
BMW Furniture For Bus Stops Would Look Awesome Anywhere

A handful of automakers like BMW and Porsche have strong industrial design programs separate from the ones that govern the look and feel of their vehicles. BMW's DesignworksUSA unit has been particularly well-regarded in the larger design world -- and its reputation will likely get another shot in...Read More»

Lamborghini bed by Magniflex
Man-Up Your Man Cave With A Lamborghini Bed

The "man cave" is enjoying a spurt of popularity here in the U.S. -- and for good reason. It's a place for guys to play video games, watch some sports, and munch on sausages, without the hassle of fussy accouterments like potpourri or doilies or napkins. However, while the man cave is many things...Read More»

Tailgaters [via HoustonPress.com]
Tailgating Tools: Party Equipment For The Road

Fall officially begins tomorrow at 5:18pm EDT (not that we're counting the minutes or anything), and that means two things in our book: the return of sweater-friendly temps, and the return of tailgating. Right on time, the folks at MyRide.com have cobbled together a nifty overview of the most...Read More»

2008 subaru impreza wrx sti motorauthority 043
WTF Friday Video: Office Chair Racing

Question: What would you get if you combined the wackiness of a Japanese game show and the idiotic fun of racing your cubicle buddies in office chairs? Answer: A Japanese game show featuring office chair races, of course. We admit, we have NO idea what's going on here, but we may have found our new...Read More»

Volvo C70 golf cart
Volvo To Launch New EV Next Month!

It's been a busy week in the auto industry -- especially for European automakers. The big theme of Frankfurt has clearly been green technology, and most manufacturers in attendance claim to have some sort of electric vehicle in the works. The majority of those EV announcements have been vague, but...Read More»

Drew Barrymore in 'Whip It'
Drew Barrymore First Driver In Leno's Green Car Challenge

We've mentioned that Jay Leno will use a specially built all-electric Ford Focus during his new show's "Green Car Challenge" segment. We've mentioned that Tom Cruise has already taken a spin in that vehicle and asked for a second lap. And now we're happy to announce that the show's first featured...Read More»

Coca-Cola 'Freestyle' machine by Pininfarina [via Dexigner]
Pininfarina Goes 'Freestyle', With A Little Help From Coke

Nothing goes together like Ferraris and coke -- at least that's what we've always heard, and now we have proof. Pininfarina, the Italian design house behind numerous Ferraris, Maseratis, and Aston Martins, has given form to Coca-Cola's upcoming "Freestyle" machine. The Freestyle offers over 100...Read More»

Roy Locock and his 1977 Bridget the Midget in Jaipur
Bridget The Midget's World Tour For Charity

We cover a lot of stuff here at TCC. Most is directly related to the auto industry, some other items are just for fun, and every so often, we stumble across something really special. Case in point: the story of Roy Locock, a 52-year-old Brit who bought a 1977 MG Midget a couple of years back, and...Read More»

Evil, evil monkey
WTF: Giant Monkey Is Gibbon Phoenix Police The Runaround

We don't mean to alarm anyone, but we have it on good authority that there's a giant monkey zipping around Phoenix in a Subaru Outback. The police have taken dozens of radar photos of this chump breaking speed limits, and they've ticketed the car's owner, Dave Vontesmar, but as anyone can plainly...Read More»

2010 American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca -- Thursday testing. Photos by Joe Nuxoll.
Laguna Seca Raceway -- Now On Google Street View

If you're a frequent surfer of the interweb (and we're going to assume you are), you already know how awesome Google Street View can be. We use it all the time to peek at hotels, restaurants, the Playboy Mansion, and so on. But now, you can do even more with Google's technology -- namely, run the...Read More»

2017 Toyota Highlander
Video: New Zealanders Build Amphibious Van

We know a lot of you are tinkerers -- the sort of  people who prefer to spend long holiday weekends leaning over engines instead taking the boat out for a spin. Well, here's a video clip from some guys who've found a way to do both. For about $2500 NZ ($1709 U.S.), two aeronautic machinists...Read More»

Crosswalk sign hack by Ryan Laughlin
WTF Friday: Artists Makes Statements With Crosswalk Signs

Remember a few months ago when every hacker worth his salt was doing a number on the nation's emergency road signage? Well, artists like Jason Eppink and Ryan Laughlin have upped the ante with their surprisingly well-designed crosswalk signage fakes. Of course, TCC would never openly condone what...Read More»

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