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Is Ford Trying To Tell Us Something?

Is Ford Trying To Tell Us Something?

The philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". Frankly, we're feeling a little déja vû. Twenty-one years ago, America was edging toward an economic downturn -- one that eventually spelled ruin for George H. W. Bush. Also: the Cold War... read more

February 10, 2010 by  - 3
 
TLC's Family Armor

TLC's 'Family Armor' Goes Inside Texas Armoring Corporation

We aren't entirely sure how an unassuming Mormon family from San Antonio, Texas found themselves in the armored car business, and we're even less sure how Texas Armoring... read more November 16, 2009 by  0


 
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... read more November 6, 2009 by  0


 
Chinese children salute cars [Du Bin for The New York Times]

Kids Salute Cars In China To Reduce Accidents, Learn Manners

China may not be as isolated as it once was, but there are still cultural differences that set the country apart. To minimize traffic accidents near schools, for example... read more October 27, 2009 by  0


 
'Dear John' letter from Saturn

Saturn's 'Dear John' Letters: Savvy Or Schmaltzy?

Saturn fans are an exceptional bunch. Despite recent surveys showing brand loyalty to be a thing of the past, Saturn owners' passion for their rides is the stuff of legend --... read more October 27, 2009 by  1


 
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... read more October 20, 2009 by  1


 
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... read more October 9, 2009 by  2


 
Pronto4 System

Technology: Pronto4 System Lets Vehicles Drive Themselves

A couple of months ago, John Voelcker reported on a futuristic, self-driving vehicle dreamed up by Google's industrial designers. That sort of personalized, automated... read more October 8, 2009 by  0


 
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... read more October 2, 2009 by  0


 
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... read more October 1, 2009 by  1


 
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... read more September 29, 2009 by  0


 
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... read more September 25, 2009 by  0


 
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... read more September 24, 2009 by  0


 
mclaren mp4 24 2009 f1 race car 002

VIDEO: New Orleans Gets Racetrack, One Of America's Longest

Racing fans in the Deep South have reason to celebrate: NOLA Motorsports Park is constructing one of the longest road courses in America, and it's located just outside New... read more September 23, 2009 by  0


 
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... read more September 23, 2009 by  1


 
Overweight

Is It Opposite Day, Or Can Being Carless Really Make You Fat?

The anti-car movement insists that automobiles have made us fat and lazy -- and there's some truth to that. However, a new study in the Journal of Urban Health shows that... read more September 22, 2009 by  2


 
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