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Southern women most likely to have bumper stickers; gun stickers are least popular
Southern women most likely to have bumper stickers; gun stickers are least popular

Some car owners are minimalists. They eschew anything that detracts from their vehicle's appearance, foregoing car lashes, truck nuts, and the dreaded "Baby on Board" signs. Others see their cars as opportunities to express themselves--roving billboards to declare their love of god, country...Read More»

If Car Commercials Were Honest (screencap from video by Cracked)
Is this the world's most brutally honest car ad?

The internet has forced all of us to grow up. It's presented us with streaming images of wars around the globe. It's changed our opinions of people we thought we knew. It's made us realize that innocent-sounding videos like "Two Girls, One Cup" may not be all that they seem. The internet has also...Read More»

DeLorean DMC-12 time machine from Back to the Future
Forget The BMW 7-Series: Today, New Yorkers Get Free Rides In A DeLorean

On Monday, we told you about the free rides that BMW and Uber were giving to promote the all-new 2016 BMW 7-Series that arrives in showrooms Saturday. Today, Uber's biggest competitor, Lyft, is upping the stakes. The company has partnered with Verizon to give a handful of lucky New Yorkers rides in...Read More»

Interactive: How Americans Get to Work (via FlowingData.com)
Interactive Map Shows How America Gets To Work (Spoiler: Most Of Us Drive Alone)

If you read the news each day, you might be under the impression that few people drive to work alone. Headlines frequently shout about the popularity of carpools and HOV lanes and new bike paths and how more people than ever are taking mass transit -- especially in Planet Earth's growing cities...Read More»

Prius drivers - Google search results
What Does Your Car Really Say About You? Look To...Google, Of Course

As you head out to shop for a new vehicle this weekend—or at least think about what your next vehicle might be—you've come to the right place for plenty of up-close information and driving impressions. But for a completely different spin, you might want to try another trick: Open Google...Read More»

Screencap from Sam Pepper's parking ticket prank
Awesome Parking Ticket Prank Could Brighten Your Day: Video

A parking ticket can ruin your day, especially if you have the misfortune of returning to your car while the officer is in the process of writing out the citation. In our experience, he or she is usually obstinate and unpleasant -- which is a hundred times more frustrating than just finding a slip...Read More»

Hawaii license plate
Wyoming, Hawaii Have America's Favorite License Plates, Delaware Not So Much

Few of us pay much attention to license plates. They're just slices of metal printed with numbers and letters -- useful for identification purposes, but little else. But like everything in our manufactured world, license plates are fully designed objects. People spend months, if not years, choosing...Read More»

Project 1996 Nissan Maxima bought back by Nissan
Filmmaker Sells 1996 Maxima Back To Nissan, Now Tell Nissan What To Do With It

No matter how much we love our cars, the time usually comes for most of us to let go, to move on, to put our beloved rides in the hands of someone else. Or to chunk 'em in the crusher. Whatever works. Filmmaker Luke Aker was particularly attached to his 1996 Nissan Maxima -- so much so that he...Read More»

Austin Coulson riding the world's smallest car
Like Small Cars? Here's The World's Smallest -- And It's Street-Legal

Small cars are big business these days. Thanks to stricter regulation of fuel efficiency and tailpipe emissions, everything seems to be downsizing, from the family sedan to the rough-and-ready work truck . But though they may shrink, few will ever get as pint-sized as the car custom-built by Austin...Read More»

Kia Soul commercial featuring Lady Gaga's 'Applause'
Pop Culture Clips: Kia Channels Lady Gaga, RuPaul Drives

It's Friday, it's August, and it's National Duck Out For A Drink Day. Add those three facts together, carry the one, and you'll discover that most of your co-workers have already checked out for the weekend. We're right behind them. But before we mosey into the mid-afternoon sunset, here are two...Read More»

Highclere Castle, site of the TV series Downton Abbey (photo by Richard Munckton)
So, Downton Abbey Is The Ford Fiesta Of Television, Which Makes Mad Men...?

Celebrities take a lot of flack. Sometimes, the criticism is justified, like when athletes fire off stupid, insensitive tweets or actors have alcohol-fueled meltdowns on movie sets. Other times...well, other times, we have to remember that celebs are human: like us ordinary folk, they can be...Read More»

Home of Cate Leger and Karl Wanaselja in Berkeley, CA
Motor Home: Architect Uses Auto Parts To Build Dream House

At some point or other, most of us have slept in our cars. It's rarely a comfortable experience, but when you're locked out of the house or too tired to drive, a reclined front seat is better than nothing. Recently, an architect in Berkeley, California took that idea and ran with it -- straight to...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 'Seduction' commercial
Sexy 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Ad Gets The Pop-Up Video Treatment

By now, you've probably seen the sexy new "Seduction" commercial for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth -- the one where a humdrum cubicle clone has a close encounter with an Italian supermodel, only to discover that she is, in fact, a car. Now, VH1 has given that clip the pop-up video treatment. Among the...Read More»

Erik Estrada in the Batmobile
Carmageddon Los Angeles, Brought To You By Erik Estrada (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See clips below. If you've lived or driven in Los Angeles, California, you probably understand the importance of Interstate 405. It's a huge route for both commuters and cargo, and it's regularly listed as one of the busiest, most congested stretches of highway in the country. And on July...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen New Beetle in Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' video
Britney Spears Flashes The 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle: Video

There are at least two things on Planet Earth in need of serious makeovers: Volkswagen's New Beetle and pop star Britney Spears. We're happy to report that one of them has been re-envisioned for Britney's latest video. Spears began shame spiraling out of control in the mid-2000s -- around the time...Read More»

Ford Capacitive Touch Center Stack
Ford Is Improving Tech, Boosting Safety, And...Bolding Fonts?

Overnight, Ford sent out a barrage of press releases about the company's latest accomplishments. And jammed amongst the stories of tech developments and safety improvements was some news that made our resident typographer a little queasy: Fords are getting bolder. That's not metaphor: the automaker...Read More»

Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films
Getting Real With A Toyota Prius In The Whole Foods Parking Lot

Times have changed in the Gangsta’s Paradise we call Los Angeles. Where it used to be all about rolling in your slammed ’64 Impala and busting caps from your AK, today it’s more about rolling in your Prius, popping down to Whole Foods for a bag of Blazing Wasabi snack mix and a...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan R-Spec
If BMW Is Chipotle, Hyundai Is Taco Bell: Today In Analogies

Have you ever wondered what car company your favorite fast food restaurant equates to? Apparently the CEO of Taco Bell, Greg Creed, has, because he’s quick to equate his chain with automotive value leader Hyundai. When asked by QSR Magazine how Taco Bell stacked up against rival (but upscale)...Read More»

Obama Limo Gets High Centered
Obama Limo Gets High-Centered: Today In Car Mishaps

While the President makes his way back home, avoiding Icelandic volcanoes and heading to view the destruction from tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri, he may want to look back at the screening process for hiring his Secret Service limousine driver. On a routine visit to the Irish capital of Dublin, the...Read More»

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