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Awesome Office: The Motoart F-4 Ejection Seat
Awesome Office: The Motoart F-4 Ejection Seat

A few of our colleagues are fortunate enough to wheel around TCC's hallways in swanky office chairs, like the thoroughly lustable Recaro models. Luckily, the rest of us just found a way to one-up them: with Motoart's F-4 Ejection Seat office chair, made from--yes--a real F-4 seat. Less luckily, the...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»

Spaceport America, rendered by Foster + Partners
Under Construction: Spaceport America

One day--maybe--cars will be a thing of the past. By then, spaceports will be commonplace, not just $200 million oddities like the one being built now in New Mexico. Yes, you heard correctly: a spaceport is now under construction in New Mexico. Starting in 2010, Virgin Galactic (and presumably Elon...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»

Cadillac-La Salle ad from National Geographic, February 1929
Flashback: Cadillac-LaSalle Ad from National Geographic, February 1929

LaSalle ads always make us think of the theme song from All in the Family. This one from the February 1929 issue of National Geographic also makes us wonder about the poor schmuck who wrote all that copy. Where is he now? Still talking? However, we do like his opening line: "You have only to pause...Read More»

The Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle, by Mike Vetter and The Car Factory
Earthbound Chevy Aveo Takes A Trip to Outer Space

See that? That's the "Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle" from Mike Vetter and The Car Factory. Mike and his team will build one just for you--and all you have to do is provide a Chevrolet Aveo or a Porsche Boxter for the bones. (Tough decision. We had to break out the 20-sided die.) The company's website...Read More»

NADA 'Buy Now' ad campaign
For The Love Of…Cuteness, Buy A Car! NADA Gets Down to Begging

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has rolled out a national ad campaign relying, quite simply, on the cuteness of kids. The print ads depict adorable tykes (or rugrats) discussing how their lives have improved since mommy and daddy bought a new car and rely on sweet-as-sugar but...Read More»

Homer Simpson on TomTom
Cartoons & Cars: Homer Simpson Joins The Cast Of TomTom

Love your GPS, but wish its voice were more aggressive? Want someone to articulate your inner "D'oh!" every time you miss an offramp? Clearly, you're in need of the Homer Simpson voice add-on from TomTom. It may not be capable of singing along with the radio in grand Homer style--which would be...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»

Forza Motorsport 3
Daily Lust: Forza Motorsport 3 For Xbox 360

Videogamers: are you sitting down? (Of course you are.) We just wanted to let you know that Forza Motorsport 3 is en route. And. It. Looks. AWESOME. With 400 vehicles from 50 automakers and 100 track options at gamers' disposal--not to mention some stellar graphics and FM3's special rewind...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»

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43
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»

Someone doesn't like his Range Rover Sport HSE
Link Love From The Car Connection: Car Gadgets, An Angry Range Rover Owner, And Amazing Motorcycle Maneuvering

♦  Hate your car? Tired of making endless repairs? We've all been there. However, few of us have taken the ballsy step of plastering our car with lettering like "If you want trouble free motoring do not buy one of these!" and parking it in front of a dealership--but only 'cause we never...Read More»

Well-blinged Toyota Camry
Link Love From The Car Connection: Toyota Camry Blinged, Plus Videos For 'Mission One' Electric Motorcycle, Grand Turismo 5, And Jay Leno's EcoJet

♦  There's a lot of car bling on the market, but not everyone knows how to use it. We think the owner of this Toyota Camry did a pretty awesome job of walking the fine line between "80s futurism" and "chromed-out mid-life crisis". And hey: at least it gave gramps a weekend project...Read More»

Audi A4 fueled by biogas
Link Love From The Car Connection: Audi Outraces Bugatti, Cash-For-Clunkers Rears Its Head, And A Look Back At The Top 50 Car Ads

♦  GM goes bankrupt, Susan Boyle loses a talent show, and a biogas-huffing Audi A4 (to your left) outraces a Bugatti? The 21st century is a strange and scary place. [Wired] ♦  Even the New York Times has gotten a little weepy over General Motors' fate. Check out their slideshow of...Read More»

Bentley in camo
Link Love From The Car Connection: Bentley Bubba-fied, Dodge Viper Bid, And Chrysler's PR Team Tries To Stay Busy

♦  Sometimes you folks send in images that we can't explain, and frankly, we don't want to. Sometimes, we just want to stare in slackjawed amazement, as we're currently doing at this photo of a Bentley coupe that's been camouflaged--not just in "spy shot camo", but honest-to-Jughead "deer...Read More»

Turbo Heather
Turbo Heather And Turbo Heather Extreme: Southern Belles On Wheels

It's Friday, and like most of you, we're avoiding work. We've turned to YouTube for guidance. YouTube is a wonderful place. It lets you keep up with friends. It lets you relive childhood memories and traumas. It makes you feel vastly smarter than 99% of the world (or at least that portion of the...Read More»

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