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Audi RS8 - Before the Fire!
Audi RS8 - Before the Fire!

Audi's RS8 has been testing on the Nuerburgring, but today's spy pictures caught it en fuego - burned up after a testing mishap. See the pics over at the main site -- but you can watch it circle the test track and pray, without any luck, that it won't turn into a well-done Jimmy Dean sausage in the...Read More»

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Auto Executives on Bikes: A Shameful Past

Tom LaSorda and Dieter Zetsche, Geneva, 2006 Dieter Zetsche Jac Nasser Lee IacoccaRead More»

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The Reviews Are In: Tarantino's Death Proof Is Worth Sticky Movie Seats

We told you last year about Grindhouse, the double-feature-as-single-homage flick being assembled by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. Today's the day when the hardcore violent zombie death fest meets Kurt Russell in an indestructible car. The best part? The three-hour flick's a gas, say the...Read More»

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MINI Sets Guinness Record

On the evening of Wednesday, 28 March, 269 MINIs illuminated Blackpool and set a new Guinness World Record for the longest MINI convoy in the world. Owners traveled from as far as Croydon and Cardiff to be part of the historic two-mile route and help raise cash for Comic Relief. The record was...Read More»

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A Dark Knight Indeed: KITT For Sale!

Say it ain’t so, KITT—the talking Pontiac Trans Am driven by David Hasselhoff in the Eighties NBC drama Knight Rider is up for sale in California. The Associated Press reports that the fully restored car is being offered for $149,995 at an auto dealership in Dublin, California. The...Read More»

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Ethanol Not Kosher, asks Times?

There's a a tempest in the, um, gas tank in New Jersey, according to the New York Times, which got the story from the The Bergen County Jewish Times. It seems some Orthodox Jews, especially those of the ultra-conservative Ashkenazi breed, supposedly have challenged the use of ethanol-tainted fuel...Read More»

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Paris Hilton, Jailbird!

She's been naughty, but does she really deserve to be in prison when the real criminals - like the producers of this show - are still on the move? The AP reports that L.A. prosecutors will ask to revoke Paris Hilton's probation for a Sept. 9 reckless driving incident in which she was ticketed in...Read More»

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Grindhouse: Invincible Camaro Hits Theaters April 6

We warned you last year: now, Grind House, the double-bill splatfest from Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) and the hyperspoken Quentin Tarantino, is in previews before its April 6 opening day. Tarantino’s half of the project plays to gearheads: in Death Proof, he directs Kurt Russell and Rosario...Read More»

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Ford Edge: Now It’s Clothes, Too

Maybe your wardrobe isn’t so inspired these days, n’est-ce pas? Here’s the solution: clothes designed for cars by hockey players. Sounds like a fashion don’t? Take a look before you diss at the new line of casual wear inspired by the Ford Edge. As the company says, its...Read More»

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TCC's Car Trivia

1. NASCAR racer and car builder Edwin Matthews was born in Akron, Ohio . What was his nickname? 2. This man designed the U.K.'s first million-seller car, the Morris Minor, as well as the famous Mini. 3. Established in 1915, this Chicago-based company is a huge vendor of mail-order auto parts and...Read More»

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Officer, The Unicorn Made Me Do It

Montana driver Phillip C. Holliday Jr. must believe in magical animals—otherwise his drunk-driving charge will stick for sure. The Associated Press reports that Holliday’s recent collision with a light post near Billings, Montana, has been blamed on a unicorn behind the wheel. Holliday...Read More»

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Toyota’s Topless Tsunami GT, And More Goofy Names

We all know car names that make us wonder, wha-fu? There’s the Chevy Nova, which by urban legend means “no go.” Or the haplessly named Mercury Mystique, properly pronounced “mistake.” Now in Britain, someone’s gone through 75 years of car names and written a book. And...Read More»

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Would You Be Kasey Kahne’s Bitch?

Maybe your idea of fun isn’t answering phones, looking for lost sunglasses and scheduling tennis lessons, but at least one NASCAR fan thought it would be a good idea to be Kasey Kahne’s bitch for a week. And now he’s got the chance. As the winner of the Kasey Kahne Dream Job...Read More»

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The Week in Reverse

We’re so glad to be home from Geneva. In our short 48 hours on the ground, we saw a BMW M3 lightly guised as a concept, a passel of hookers on the formerly respectable Rue du Berne, and experienced five Academy Award-nominated movies, only one of which we really “got.” So, can anyone tell us...Read More»

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Petty, Earnhardt Immortalized in Wax

First there was Vincent Price, then Jenna Jameson. Who’s the biggest star at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum this week? Why, none other than Richard Petty, who along with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., have been copied in wax, dressed down in jeans (racing suits would melt the wax, we think), and...Read More»

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Ga. Man Stopped for Driving - Inside Mall

Stephen Scott Lowe is one bad-ass driver. Not content to put his SUV through the paces of regular off-road trails, Lowe (no relation to Rob) decided that the Augusta Mall would be the best place to go for a joyride. According to police and the Augusta Chronicle, Lowe busted through doors on the...Read More»

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The Week in Reverse

And the winner is…Tupelo, Miss. For all the states that missed on Toyota’s latest plant—don’t worry, they’re like trains, there’s another one coming in six months. Is Ford finally getting its act together? Some sales are getting stronger, and a subcompact is...Read More»

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Myanmar Greener than the U.S.?

The insular dictatorship in Myanmar, formerly Burma, has a plan to turn the country’s few vehicles into green machines. And it’s making sure the conversion happens—no matter how long it takes to refuel. An economic basket case, Myanmar, where the heat and humidity are nearly as...Read More»

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The Week in Reverse

So Chrysler’s in play – but no one but the hedge funds want it? Could Dieter just decide to keep it, a la smart? Or will the end result be Zetsche’s eviction from the CEO chair? Tune in this week for more of As the Pentastar Turns. No one will want Ford either if their market share crashes to...Read More»

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