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AdWatch: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Ad Goes Off-Track
AdWatch: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate Ad Goes Off-Track

There are lots of things you could say about Mercedes-Benz's new ad for the E-Class Estate. The first thoughts to cross our minds were, "Wow, that's a nice slot-car track" and "Wow, that voiceover is a great example of German efficiency -- but not in the good way". Sadly, the one thing none of us...Read More»

Riding shotgun
Holiday Preparations: Know The Rules Of Shotgun

It feels like summer just ended, but another round of mini-vacations lies just around the corner. Holiday road trips aren't usually as fun as the summertime variety, since they typically involve moms, dads, and eggnog-scented aunts, but a few precautions will make them slightly more enjoyable. We...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Five Reasons To Buy a VW Golf TDI

Lets face it. The latest iteration VW Jetta has been dorky since day one. It looks like a bloated Corolla and while the introduction of a first rate TDI version was a brilliant move to give it just the slightest hint of hipster appeal, this sedan has never been more than an entry level model for...Read More»

Renault and Biotherm present the ZOE Z.E. concept
WTF: Renault, L'Oreal Create First-Ever 'Spa' Concept Car

The ZOE Z.E. concept car stems from a curious collaboration between French automaker Renault and luxury skincare company Biotherm (a division of L'Oreal). The ZOE Z.E. offers the usual complement of EV conceptual goodness -- it's battery-powered, boasts zero-emissions, is quickly rechargeable, and...Read More»

Scion Kogi xD mobile kitchen from MV Designs
Extreme Tailgating With The Scion Kogi xD From MV Designs

Looking for something out-of-the-ordinary to wow your fellow tailgaters? You could go the obvious route with an impressively oversized SUV, but really, where's the fun in that? Far more interesting is this sweet ride from MV Designs, which crams everything you need for beers and brats into a...Read More»

Man driving half a car (possibly in Serbia)
Monday WTF Video: Wacky Serbian Guy Drives Half A Car

Monday means two things in our book: (1) heading back to the office and (2) finding ways to waste time once we get there. In service of item #2, we present this video of a man driving half a car, which is not only idiotic, dangerous, and thoroughly awesome, but it's also a little tricky to...Read More»

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park
Video: 'Ferrari World' Theme Park On-Track For 2010 Opening

Good news, Ferrari fans: the much-ballyhooed "Ferrari World Abu Dhabi" theme park is on track for its 2010 opening. The Zaha Hadid-esque structure you see at left will house numerous entertainments, including auto racing for children and the world's fastest roller coaster. We hope to give you our...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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan
For Meals On Wheels, Hungry Bears Prefer Minivans

If you're eyeing your next vehicle with the classic American family road trip in mind—perhaps a visit to your favorite national park out West—you might want to consider this: Hungry bears overwhelmingly prefer minivans for their next fix. For reasons not fully understood, at one of the...Read More»

Custom roadster from Kirkham Motorsports
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»

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