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Bigwigs Raise Cash For Cancer In 'Totally 80s Road Rally'

Bigwigs Raise Cash For Cancer In 'Totally 80s Road Rally'

We're not entirely sure what to think of Maverick Business Adventures; it seems like an old boys club for folks who run $1 million+ companies. According to a press release, the "mavericks" get together several times a year for "networking and high adrenaline adventure". Their newest adventure... read more

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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... read more September 4, 2009 by 


 
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... read more September 3, 2009 by  1


 
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... read more September 2, 2009 by  4


 
Mock-up of road design by Solar Roadways

Department Of Transportation Funds Solar Roadways Project

The Department of Energy may be getting a lot of press these days for its big-dollar loans to EV automakers, but the Department of Transportation is doing its own small part... read more September 1, 2009 by  5


 
Street-legal bumper car by Tom Wright

Sweet Summer Rides: Street-Legal Bumper Cars

Summer means a lot of things to a lot of people: beaches, mountains, hurricanes. One of our seasonal faves here at TCC is trashy seaside amusement parks and their budget... read more August 27, 2009 by  4


 
Hummer H2 Ditched

HUMMERs And Handguns -- Now Under One Roof

Sadly, this hasn't been HUMMER's year. The brand was already known as the poster child for gas guzzlers; now it's being bought by a company in China (with final details... read more August 25, 2009 by  2


 
 2005 Saleen Mustang 'Barricade' from Transformers [via iCollector.com]

Transformer Auctioned: 2005 Saleen Mustang 'Barricade'

If you're a fan of the 2007 Transformers movie, you might be interested to know that the 2005 Saleen Mustang "Barricade" featured in the film was recently put up for auction... read more August 18, 2009 by 


 
Siemens' Smart Chopper, built by Orange County Choppers [via Wired]

Orange County Choppers Gets Siemens-ized, Electrified

Yes, as strange as that headline may seem, the mad, bad, and dangerous to know Orange County Choppers was commissioned by Siemens to build an electric motorcycle. The result... read more August 13, 2009 by  1


 
Rally in the 100 Acre Wood 2010, photos by Vance Green

Video: Retractable Fifth Wheel For Urban Parking

For drivers in congested urban areas, nothing is quite as frustrating as finding a parking spot. Yes, traffic is a hassle, and the countless construction detours inspire... read more August 12, 2009 by 


 
Parking lot

Free Parking Is Apparently Anything But Free

In The High Cost of Free Parking, Donald Shoup breaks down the real expense of free lots and garages (e.g. the kind at malls) and finds that they frequently run five figures... read more August 10, 2009 by 


 
'Feral House' by James D. Griffioen

Off-Topic Friday: Detroit Draws Artists

We can't say for sure, but many analysts are predicting sunnier skies for Detroit's auto industry. Chrysler and GM got new leases on life, Ford's doing fine on its own, and... read more August 7, 2009 by 


 
Ford and Chevrolet logo toolboxes

Chevy And Ford Fans Know Where To Put Their Tools

Are you a Chevy man (or woman)? Or possibly a Ford fanatic? Either way, you'll appreciate a quick trip over to What On Earth, where you'll find nifty toolboxes crafted in the... read more July 30, 2009 by 


 
Cookies baking on the dashboard

Weekend Project: Dashboard Cookies

It's July, so chances are good that your car's like an oven right now. Sure you could complain, but why not take advantage of the situation by putting all that heat to work... read more July 17, 2009 by 


 
2009 Volkswagen Routan

Volkswagen Routan Gets Its Big O Moment

Remember how interest in the Pontiac G6 shot through the roof after Oprah Winfrey gave away a fleet of 'em to unsuspecting audience members? (Which subsequently caused a lot... read more July 14, 2009 by 


 
Megan Fox

Megan Fox Forced To Wash Ferrari For Transformers 'Audition'

Readers: we're sorry to report that Hollywood is, in fact, still sleazy. We've just received news that actress Megan Fox's audition for Michael Bay's original Transformers... read more July 9, 2009 by  4


 
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