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Seasonal Fare: Cal Auto Museum's 'Hearses: The Last Rides'
Seasonal Fare: Cal Auto Museum's 'Hearses: The Last Rides'

In case you haven't been paying attention, next week is Halloween. To celebrate, many people will go trick-or-treating, visit haunted houses, or throw costume parties, but gearheads have a better option:  motoring over to the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento for its "Hearses: The Last...Read More»

2011 Lexus LF-A leak
Lexus LF-A, More Tokyo Unveilings And Camaro Crash Video Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page The news today is dominated by unveilings taking place at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The 2011 Lexus LF-A supercar is grabbing most of the headlines, thanks in part to its 200-mph-plus top...Read More»

Tesla Model S Sedan
Honda EVs, Infiniti Preps Small Car, And X Prize Finalists Today at High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Green is the theme today, as Honda is finally officially talking about building a battery-powered electric vehicle, just as the Aptera 2e gets congressional approval to be treated as a...Read More»

Dartz Prombron SUV
For The Savvy Plutocrat: The Dartz Prombron Armored SUV

Life in Russia comes with its share of hardships: brutal winters, a touch-and-go economy, and a legacy of cultural isolation. (But hey, at least somebody's doing something about that pesky snow.) In a country where things seem to be in transition, and where the divide between rich and poor is vast...Read More»

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 for mass production. After reviewing the applications, the pool of candidates has been cut to 43 teams from around the globe...Read More»

Lamborghini holiday candles
Today In Tchotchkes: Lamborghini Goes Pottery Barn

Giving cars as holiday gifts may be popular on TV, but not everyone can afford the cost of a vehicle -- especially when that vehicle is a supercar. Fortunately for gearheads, Lamborghini has come to the rescue with the next best thing: official "Automobili Lamborghini" holiday candles (53 € / 79)...Read More»

2010 Honda Crosstour
Honda Speeds Up, VW Replacing Passat, And A Lambo Christmas Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Honda's speeding up its model updates to keep a fresher face than its rivals, and Volkswagen is looking to replace the Passat with a more American-inspired "new mid-size sedan" that it...Read More»

Maison d'Envie brothel in Berlin
Today In WTF: A Red-Light District Goes Green

In the current global economy, things are hard all over -- even in Berlin's red-light district. With fewer travelers coming to town for conferences and business meetings, sales at local bordellos have gone limp, but the owners of Maison d'Envie in trendy Prenzlauer Berg are hoping to give things a...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
911 Turbo Driven, A New Audi Spied And Ford Unleashed Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page The top story of the day is Executive Editor Marty Padgett's first drive of the 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo over at Motor Authority, where he tells us how a 500-horsepower German-engineered...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Mercedes-Benz Hearts Sharia Loans, Kizashi Tested, And More Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page The big product news today is Suzuki's impressive Kizashi sedan, offering sports sedan handling and (mostly) premium feel for budget pricing. Check out our first drive impressions at...Read More»

Automoblox HR2 hotrod
Tchotchke Watch: Automoblox Rolls Out New Models This Fall

Here at TCC, we're of two minds about the toy vehicles put out by Automoblox. Aesthetically speaking, they're fairly awesome: spare, abstract, and evocative. On the other hand, they feel a little like toys for aging hipsters who've begun to wax nostalgic about the days of sandboxes...Read More»

Bob Lutz with the Cadillac CTS-V
40 Years Of Zs, Smoking Truckers, And A Challenge From Lutz: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Nissan has nabbed most of the attention today, reaching the 40th anniversary of the production of the first Z-car, though there have been interruptions during the run. The newest example...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Buick Regal, Cars and Bears, and Porsche Death: Today at High Gear Media

  Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page   Buick's in the headlines today in the auto world--and here at High Gear Media, we've got word on the return of the Regal nameplate to Buick's next mid-size sedan.    Across the...Read More»

Custom roadster from Kirkham Motorsports
What Crisis? Kirkham Motorsports Creates Roadster, Book

Some people clearly haven't gotten that memo about the global economic downturn -- for example, Oracle's Larry Ellison, who commissioned Kirkham Motorsports to create "the ultimate, cost is no object, [sic] roadster". We don't know how much Larry paid, but we're guessing Kirkham got a nice chunk of...Read More»

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 his Ferrari 599 GTB, which was okay for Ronaldo, but not so much for the supercar. Last we heard, Chrissy was looking...Read More»

Trapster
Trapster: The Joys Of Texting & Speeding In One Mobile App

Crowdsourcing has become a popular means of gathering data in the 2.0 world, and now it's come to the driving community via Trapster, a mobile application that helps drivers avoid speed traps. Trapster is available on variety of platforms -- iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and more -- and it's seen...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin Rapide 4-door Sedan Auto Trunk
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 damn fine hunk of metal. Now run along and enjoy your Friday. [YouTube]Read More»

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, the article does beg some questions: for example, will a $200 pair of Pilotis really enhance our driving experience? Sure...Read More»

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 by turning an Infiniti G37 into an art car inspired by Cirque du Soleil (which seems really random, but Cirque is celebrating...Read More»

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