Scion FUSE Concept Set for New York
Scion FUSE Concept Set for New York

Scion, in a brief release on Monday, said that the coupe concept it’s bringing to this week’s New York auto show will be dubbed the FUSE. The FUSE concept—shown in this teaser shot—will be shown at Wednesday’s Scion press conference, which Scion will follow with a...Read More»

Britain’s AMS1: Sube Gear with Sexy Body

Britain has a rich heritage in low-volume, high-priced sports cars aimed at those with big money burning a hole in their pocket. Historic names like AC and Morgan are as well known in America as they are in the U.K. among a small band of dedicated enthusiasts. But what’s less well known is...Read More»

Ford Plugs Mustang GT/California Special for New York

They’re nothing if not bi-coastal – Ford’s planning on hitting up New York Auto Show audiences to drool over the new California Special edition of the Mustang. The limited-edition 2007 Mustang GT/CS (“California Special”), Ford says, draws its inspiration from a 1968 model...Read More»

Eriksson Cuffed; Enzo Stolen, then Wrecked?

The Ferrari Enzo wrecking saga’s latest chapter is probably the most predictable one. Videogame entrepreneur Stefan Eriksson is behind bars, charged with grand theft related to missing payments on the toasted Enzo along with a Mercedes-Benz SLR. The AP reports that Eriksson had brought the...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Audi's new TT took to the airwaves this past week, getting a jump on most of the new machines coming to the New York auto show and simultaneously shedding its Art Deco influences. That leaves the Chrysler Building next to our hotel and our editor's wardrobe as the only remaining 1930s influences at...Read More»

Keep It In Your Pants

Chrysler Group’s latest controversial ad seems to confirm the age-old adage Mom told before we left for college: keep it in your pants. In the past, the Dodge brand’s gotten into hot water when it decided to sponsor, then pulled out of, a “Lingerie Bowl” that was to have aired...Read More»

GM Turns to Elvis for The Drive

Elvis in a HUMMER? The king didn’t live long enough to see GM’s SUV division born—he didn’t even stick around for the real Humvee, it turns out. But somehow, GM knew putting him behind the wheel would be the perfect stunt to kick off The Drive, the new GM test-drive...Read More»

Secret MINI Plan behind “Build Your Own” Program

The much ballyhooed ability of prospective MINI buyers to customize their cars is giving way to a “Build Your Own” program, according to a MINI release last Saturday that was dated April 1 but released April 3 by BMW Group, parent company of MINI and the world’s largest maker of...Read More»

Tahoe Do-It Yourself Ads Backfire

Chevrolet’s latest SUV, the Tahoe, is making a splash in showrooms and on this season’s installment of The Apprentice. And like most things touched by Donald Trump — casinos, marriages, and hair — the online ad campaign for the Tahoe hasn’t gone exactly as Chevrolet...Read More»

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Living In Your Car A Big Problem?

The New York Times has its heart in the right place, we suppose. The Grey Lady’s latest in-depther on the auto world tackles the hugely important issue of — emissions? Global warming? No, of sleeping in your car. The Times is making the thin assertion that because housing prices are so...Read More»

French Cops Ditch Pugs for WRXs

Our French ancestors would be rolling over in their graves—more easily accomplished since they went in the box sans heads, thanks to the guillotine. But the French police have decided that the traditional Peugeot and Renault police cars won’t cut the moutarde when it comes to high-speed...Read More»

Black Eyed Peas: My Humps, Indeed

How would you like your ride pimped out by Fergie and her crew? Not that Fergie—she’s too busy hawking Weight Watchers meals and possibly, her family jewels. We’re talking about formerly street-credded and now so-commercial-they’re-cool rap-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. The...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Multiple choice: Rick Wagoner is praying that a) he's won valuable time from the UAW and Delphi on restructuring; b) the GM board of directors is blissfully unaware that he has a box of company Sharpies in his briefcase; c) J.J. Reddick has a fifth year of eligibility left. This week, our spies...Read More»

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Enzo Wrecker May Have Been Taping 162-MPH Ride

That twisted tale of a Ferrari Enzo that ended up very twisted itself has developed another kink. The Los Angeles Times, hanging on the story like a Rotti on a pig’s ear, says the owner of the now-in-pieces Enzo might have been videotaping his 162-mph run down the Pacific Coast Highway. The...Read More»

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Ala. Lawman Takes Tires Into His Own Hands

Alabama’s government has its share of characters. When they’re not putting ten tons of Ten Commandments in courthouses, they’re stealing each other’s parking spaces. The AP reports that State Rep. Albert Hall is sick and tired of someone taking his reserved spot at the state...Read More»

Shaq’s Birthday Party: Sponsored by Caddy, Inspired by MJ?

If you’re Shaquille O’Neal, your 34th birthday party doesn’t have to end up at Dave and Buster’s with a run-out game card and only enough tickets to get a couple of erasers and a WWJD bracelet. No, when you’re Shaq, you can ask GM to underwrite the whole affair —...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Charlotte may have won the NASCAR Hall of Fame, but here in Atlanta we still have this huge fishtank thingy and more Home Depots than you can empty a wallet at, and the nation's first "sewer mayor." Take that, Humpy! Dieter Zetsche is taking a stand against bribery at DaimlerChrysler. So does that...Read More»

911 Doesn't Do It? How About a Gumpert?

There’s little doubt the Geneva Motor Show is in the premier league of auto expos, but it also has an appeal for some smaller car companies that you’ve probably never heard of. They pay at exactly the same rate as the big boys for stand space, it’s just that they take a smaller...Read More»

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Makeup a Max Factor in Traffic Ticket

Maybe you see it every day on the 405, I-95, or the Perimeter — distracted drivers applying makeup on the way to work, or perhaps on the way to the cabaret show. London’s Daily Mail reports that it’s happening in the U.K. too, and one woman has been caught by the city’s...Read More»

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