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Prius Coupe, Pitt Bails And Genesis R-Spec: Today At High Gear Media
Prius Coupe, Pitt Bails And Genesis R-Spec: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page The world can breathe easy: Brad Pitt is safe. The concern arose over the weekend when Pitt crashed his motorcycle--a rough lay-down might be more accurate--but apparently got away...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Honda Goes Greener, Porsche 'Ring Time, Saturn Says 'Bye': Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Today's news runs the gamut from weird to poignant, with a good mixture of the range between. Kicking the day off on an odd note, we have a BMW X5 driver that's decided to go monster...Read More»

2010 Nissan Rogue Krom
We Drive The 2010 VW Golf, Krom Goes Rogue And More Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Fresh from the official release event for the 2010 Volkswagen Golf, we have a first drive report on the GTI, Golf and TDI models from executive editor Marty Padgett. Nissan has decided to...Read More»

The 'Laptop Steering Wheel Desk' from Mobile Office
The Convenience Of A Desk, Right On Your Steering Wheel

As if there weren't already enough gadgets for cars, a company called Mobile Office is now offering something called the "Laptop Steering Wheel Desk". That isn't exactly the catchiest name on record, but it's a pretty accurate description of the product. Basically, the "desk" is like one of those...Read More»

Mythbusters add dimples to Ford Taurus to test fuel efficiency theory
Video: Mythbusters Test Golf Ball Theory On Ford Taurus

We've mentioned the FastSkinz applique a couple of times on TCC. It's a wrap for cars that's dimpled like a golf ball, and the manufacturer says it boosts fuel efficiency by 18% to 20%. According to what we've read, those claims are wildly inaccurate, but that didn't deter the Discovery Channel's...Read More»

2009 Honda CR-Z concept car
No Dedicated Hybrid Nissans, A BMW Preview And Sporty Green Hondas Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Honda says it's considering construction of a "green" sports car, while on the flip side, Nissan says it's not going to build and Prius-like dedicated hybrids. Another tuner Camaro--this...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
Save $42K On A Tesla, Ford Seeking Social Fusion And More Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Social media is digging its hooks into the tender car segment, with Ford launching its new Fusion41 campaign to follow up on the Fiesta Movement. Chevrolet is getting in on the action too...Read More»

1939 Cadillac Carved-Panel Hearse by Sayers and Scovill
Seasonal Fare: Cal Auto Museum's 'Hearses: The Last Rides'

In case you haven't been paying attention, next week is Halloween. To celebrate, many people will go trick-or-treating, visit haunted houses, or throw costume parties, but gearheads have a better option:  motoring over to the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento for its "Hearses: The Last...Read More»

2011 Lexus LF-A leak
Lexus LF-A, More Tokyo Unveilings And Camaro Crash Video Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page The news today is dominated by unveilings taking place at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The 2011 Lexus LF-A supercar is grabbing most of the headlines, thanks in part to its 200-mph-plus top...Read More»

Tesla Model S Sedan
Honda EVs, Infiniti Preps Small Car, And X Prize Finalists Today at High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Green is the theme today, as Honda is finally officially talking about building a battery-powered electric vehicle, just as the Aptera 2e gets congressional approval to be treated as a...Read More»

Dartz Prombron SUV
For The Savvy Plutocrat: The Dartz Prombron Armored SUV

Life in Russia comes with its share of hardships: brutal winters, a touch-and-go economy, and a legacy of cultural isolation. (But hey, at least somebody's doing something about that pesky snow.) In a country where things seem to be in transition, and where the divide between rich and poor is vast...Read More»

Tata Nano Europa
X Prize Competition Narrows Field Of Candidates To 43

The last time we mentioned the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, there were 111 competitors aiming to create vehicles that are (a) capable of 100 mpg and (b) viable for mass production. After reviewing the applications, the pool of candidates has been cut to 43 teams from around the globe...Read More»

Lamborghini holiday candles
Today In Tchotchkes: Lamborghini Goes Pottery Barn

Giving cars as holiday gifts may be popular on TV, but not everyone can afford the cost of a vehicle -- especially when that vehicle is a supercar. Fortunately for gearheads, Lamborghini has come to the rescue with the next best thing: official "Automobili Lamborghini" holiday candles (53 € / 79)...Read More»

2010 Honda Crosstour
Honda Speeds Up, VW Replacing Passat, And A Lambo Christmas Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Honda's speeding up its model updates to keep a fresher face than its rivals, and Volkswagen is looking to replace the Passat with a more American-inspired "new mid-size sedan" that it...Read More»

Maison d'Envie brothel in Berlin
Today In WTF: A Red-Light District Goes Green

In the current global economy, things are hard all over -- even in Berlin's red-light district. With fewer travelers coming to town for conferences and business meetings, sales at local bordellos have gone limp, but the owners of Maison d'Envie in trendy Prenzlauer Berg are hoping to give things a...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
911 Turbo Driven, A New Audi Spied And Ford Unleashed Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page The top story of the day is Executive Editor Marty Padgett's first drive of the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo over at Motor Authority, where he tells us how a 500-horsepower German-engineered...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Mercedes-Benz Hearts Sharia Loans, Kizashi Tested, And More Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page The big product news today is Suzuki's impressive Kizashi sedan, offering sports sedan handling and (mostly) premium feel for budget pricing. Check out our first drive impressions at...Read More»

Automoblox HR2 hotrod
Tchotchke Watch: Automoblox Rolls Out New Models This Fall

Here at TCC, we're of two minds about the toy vehicles put out by Automoblox. Aesthetically speaking, they're fairly awesome: spare, abstract, and evocative. On the other hand, they feel a little like toys for aging hipsters who've begun to wax nostalgic about the days of sandboxes...Read More»

Bob Lutz with the Cadillac CTS-V
40 Years Of Zs, Smoking Truckers, And A Challenge From Lutz: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Nissan has nabbed most of the attention today, reaching the 40th anniversary of the production of the first Z-car, though there have been interruptions during the run. The newest example...Read More»

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