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Audi Marks A Century Of Motoring With Giant Sculpture At Goodwood
Audi Marks A Century Of Motoring With Giant Sculpture At Goodwood

Audi makes 100 this year, and the company commissioned Gerry Judah to create a work of art for the occasion. Unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Judah's 40-ton, 115-foot-tall steel sculpture features a swoop of racetrack--Hot Wheels-style--capped off with two Audi beauties: a 1937 Auto...Read More»

2008 subaru impreza wrx sti motorauthority 070
A Kinder, Gentler, More Awesome Transformer

Pop quiz: what would you get if you crossed (a) one gifted undergrad working on his B.A. in computer animation, (b) an abiding love for the Norton Commando motorcycle, and (c) eight months of tinkering with some snazzy rendering software? We're not sure either, but it's more interesting than...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer chassis in the camouflaging process
Video: How To Drive A Model T

It's one thing to love old cars. It's quite another to maintain them. Case in point: this clip, in which Ed Hebb--a volunteer at the Henry Ford Estate--gives an overview of the Ford Model T. While you're watching, imagine trying to walk your impatient teenager through all that. [YouTube via...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer chassis in the camouflaging process
Video Break: A Timeless Tale Of DeLorean Lust

Because (a) everyone we know is in standby mode, waiting for holiday festivities to begin, and because (b) we forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago when the episode first aired, here's a wee clip from American Dad that should speak to all the weekend tinkerers out there. Between the cookouts...Read More»

2005 Ford F-150 Supercab 133" STX Angular Rear Exterior View
Turbo-Powered Ford F-150 Is REALLY Turbo Powered

Remember that episode of Family Guy where Peter thought it'd be fun to fill up his truck with jet fuel and fly around town? Well, he's been one-upped: Michigan's Chris Lentz took a 728-pound jet engine from pre-war Czechoslovakia and a 20-gallon kerosene tank, and bolted both of them to the back of...Read More»

2010 Chumpcar Texas Motor Speedway
Videogame Brought To Life: Street Fighter's Ryu Mauls Car With Bare Hands

Ever fantasized about ripping up a car with your bare hands? Ever fantasized about doing that while dressed as a Ryu, a popular character from the old-skool Capcom videogame, Street Fighter? You're not alone. Anymore. [Buzzfeed]Read More»

V8 Hotel, Stuttgart
The Coolest Car In Draganesti-Vlasca

Ah, Romania: home of quirky mid-century art, bloody communist repression, gypsies, and Dracula. Just like the textbooks say, it's a land of contrasts. Case in point: this unholy, Frankensteinish alliance of a Volkswagen and an Opel, billed as "the coolest car in Draganesti-Vlasca". We're not sure...Read More»

F-4 Ejection Seat by MotoArt
Awesome Office: The Motoart F-4 Ejection Seat

A few of our colleagues are fortunate enough to wheel around TCC's hallways in swanky office chairs, like the thoroughly lustable Recaro models. Luckily, the rest of us just found a way to one-up them: with Motoart's F-4 Ejection Seat office chair, made from--yes--a real F-4 seat. Less luckily, the...Read More»

Tesla Roadster + Tila Tequila
Matchmaker Special: Blind Dates Now Come With Tesla Roadster

Millionaires of America (formerly known as Billionaires of America): are you LONELY tonight? Need a HOT date? Also need a HOT, fully electric roadster? STOP waiting for love and roadsters to find you and call Chris Stelmack, matchmaker to the...well, not stars, but really well-off guys. For a mere...Read More»

Spaceport America, rendered by Foster + Partners
Under Construction: Spaceport America

One day--maybe--cars will be a thing of the past. By then, spaceports will be commonplace, not just $200 million oddities like the one being built now in New Mexico. Yes, you heard correctly: a spaceport is now under construction in New Mexico. Starting in 2010, Virgin Galactic (and presumably Elon...Read More»

Shanghai homage to the Transformers' 'Bumblebee'
Transformer Watch: Flight Of The Bumblebee (And The Almost-Bumblebees)

We would've loved to have been a fly on the wall at this planning meeting in Shanghai: "Okay, everybody loves the Transformers, right? So let's do a big parade for 'Bumblebee'! We'll dress up everyone's car in yellow with black hood stripes.... Well, so what if you drive a Sentra, Bob? China is a...Read More»

Cadillac-La Salle ad from National Geographic, February 1929
Flashback: Cadillac-LaSalle Ad from National Geographic, February 1929

LaSalle ads always make us think of the theme song from All in the Family. This one from the February 1929 issue of National Geographic also makes us wonder about the poor schmuck who wrote all that copy. Where is he now? Still talking? However, we do like his opening line: "You have only to pause...Read More»

The Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle, by Mike Vetter and The Car Factory
Earthbound Chevy Aveo Takes A Trip to Outer Space

See that? That's the "Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle" from Mike Vetter and The Car Factory. Mike and his team will build one just for you--and all you have to do is provide a Chevrolet Aveo or a Porsche Boxter for the bones. (Tough decision. We had to break out the 20-sided die.) The company's website...Read More»

NADA 'Buy Now' ad campaign
For The Love Of…Cuteness, Buy A Car! NADA Gets Down to Begging

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has rolled out a national ad campaign relying, quite simply, on the cuteness of kids. The print ads depict adorable tykes (or rugrats) discussing how their lives have improved since mommy and daddy bought a new car and rely on sweet-as-sugar but...Read More»

Homer Simpson on TomTom
Cartoons & Cars: Homer Simpson Joins The Cast Of TomTom

Love your GPS, but wish its voice were more aggressive? Want someone to articulate your inner "D'oh!" every time you miss an offramp? Clearly, you're in need of the Homer Simpson voice add-on from TomTom. It may not be capable of singing along with the radio in grand Homer style--which would be...Read More»

Maisto's Lamborghini Murcielago, encrusted with Swarovski crystals
Crystal-Studded Lamborghini Fit For A (Drag) Queen

Do you crave the questionable status boost that comes with owning a supercar? Love the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 but can't manage its $300,000+ price tag? Well, for the low, low price of £1,500 ($2,400), you can walk away with a Swarovski crystal-studded Lambo...in your pocket. No, you won't be...Read More»

'Biggest Bankruptcies in History' via GOOD and Always With Honor
Graphic: Biggest Bankruptcies In History

Lots of people are complaining about the General Motors bankruptcy--at least the part about the federal government's multi-billion-dollar involvement in it. As a matter of fact, chances are pretty good that you're among those doing the grumbling. If so, perhaps you'll take comfort in this graphic...Read More»

Forza Motorsport 3
Daily Lust: Forza Motorsport 3 For Xbox 360

Videogamers: are you sitting down? (Of course you are.) We just wanted to let you know that Forza Motorsport 3 is en route. And. It. Looks. AWESOME. With 400 vehicles from 50 automakers and 100 track options at gamers' disposal--not to mention some stellar graphics and FM3's special rewind...Read More»

2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Bugatti On A Budget?

Once upon a time, only Russian plutocrats could only dream of sitting behind the wheel of a real Bugatti Veyron, but times have changed thanks to a little something we like to call Economic Hell on Earth. The latest snowball we've spotted floating in the River Styx comes via Holders Vehicle...Read More»

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