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Volvo To Launch New EV Next Month!
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»

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»

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»

The controversial D909 in the suburbs of Paris
On A Lighter Note: French Mayors Duel With Traffic Signs

Proving once again that juvenile governmental feuds aren't solely the province of the New York state legislature or the South Korean parliament, the mayors of two Parisian suburbs have installed contradictory street signage just make a point -- and to make drivers furious. In a nutshell: the...Read More»

Skinny-fit jeans, sponsored by Alfa Romeo
WTF Humpday Press Release: 'Alfa MiTo DNA Is In Your Jeans'

If TCC doled out awards for bizarre press releases -- and believe us, we've thought about it -- the latest missive from Alfa Romeo would be the hands-down winner for 2009. It's impossible to summarize, but we'll do our best. The focus of the press release seems to be a limited-edition series of...Read More»

Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric minicar crash-tested by ADAC, December 2010, screen capture
Spoiled Teen Is REALLY Unhappy With His First Truck

The teen years aren't easy ones. Most of us are crippled by peer pressure, the desire to fit in, and endless waves of surging hormones. As a result, teenagers can be jerks, especially to their parents. Take for example this young man (we'll call him Stephen, since that's what his parents call him)...Read More»

KRE house with through-floor garage lift by Takuya Tsuchida
Dealer's Employees Taking Your Quarters, Watching Your Porn

Nothing is quite as insulting as when a customer's complaint isn't taken seriously. "Excuse me, sir, but your employee spat in my coffee!" Nothing. "M'am, he refuses to give me a refund!" Bupkus. "Your mechanics are rifling through my truck when I bring it in for service, and they're stealing my...Read More»

'Unsolicited Proposals to Detroit' from 'Lunchbreath'
Unsolicited Proposals: Cartoonist Pitches Marketing Ploys To Detroit

Every armchair CEO on the planet has suggestions for Detroit these days. Most of their ideas are big-picture, obvious things--like, "Make stuff people want to buy" or "Make cars that don't suck". But clearly, Big Three bigwigs need more guidance than that. Luckily, illustrator "Lunchbreath" has...Read More»

'Cars That Fly' from Mechanix Illustrated, October 1958
Ad Flashback: Cars That Fly (1958)

For those who find all that talk of hybrids and electric vehicles and charging infrastructure taking over the world just a little too pie-in-the-sky, here's some fodder to rub in the faces of your visionary friends: an article from the October 1958 issue of Mechanix Illustrated touting the...Read More»

Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric minicar crash-tested by ADAC, December 2010, screen capture
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»

Scene from Dodge Star Wars ad
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»

2009 volkswagen golf bifuel 006
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»

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»

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»

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»

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»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class diesel engine
Drifting Away: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hearse Put To The Test

Driving hearses for pleasure has been popular for a while--at since The Munsters hit the airwaves with their unforgettable Munster Mobile and "Drag-u-la". It's nice to see that the trend hasn't died, as Autocar U.K. demonstrates in this drifting clip of a Binzed-out Mercedes-Benz E-class hearse. If...Read More»

Ferrari Nettop from Computex 2009
Ferrari Nettop Simultaneously Awesome And Useless

If we were more hardcore in our nerdishness, we would've jumped a ship and found a way to last week's Computex convention in Taipei, Taiwan. But we're just softcore nerds, so we can only wonder what kind of cocoa-puffs someone was smoking when he or she cranked out this this Ferrari-styled nettop...Read More»

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