You Can Beat Tesla at the EV Game!
You Can Beat Tesla at the EV Game!

Crack open the pages of the second edition of "BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC VEHICLE"--if you dare, oil-sucking capitalist. The book was released in October, and in it you may find just what you're looking for to create your own electric car empire.  And yes, the title is in all caps … presumably the...Read More»

2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
What Would Charles Barkley Drive (WWCBD)?

What would you ask an NBA standout and future Alabama governor if you ran into him at a local bagelry? Probably WWCBD, right? (Translation: What Would Charles Barkley Drive?) That was me today. The Round Mound of Rebound stood in front of me in line at an Atlanta-area Einstein's Bagels where he was...Read More»

Body MPG
How Many MPG Does Your Body Get?

You can pick a car that gets great fuel economy--but what about your own body? While fuel prices dance all over the price charts, thought it would be amusing--and revealing--to show you how fuel-efficient your own body is. Using a little-known scientific methodology and a dose...Read More»

Edmunds page
Someone Has Inside Line on GM-Chrysler Deal

We're not sure what inside line Edmunds must have in Detroit--but apparently one savvy photo editor knows what's going to happen with the whole GM-Chrysler speculation. Take heart, Chryslerians. From the looks of it, Jeep is going to survive whatever merger may come, if you believe the tagline on...Read More»

Taco Bell
Thanks Phillies: Free Taco Bell Today!

So the folks at inform us that you can get a free taco--but only one--at your local Taco B today by simply arriving between the hours of 2 and 6 p.m. and telling them that "Greg from Crunchgear" sent you. So on this, the 28th day of October, 2008, you can save a whole 69 cents plus...Read More»

2009 Hummer H3
How You Vote Vs. What You Drive

Having a hard time telling if your neighbors are voting Obama or McCain? Kelley Blue Book suggests that the vehicle they drive may be a strong indicator of whom they plan on casting a ballot for next week. Wow, the pollsters really are delving into the minutiae this year. Just like animals can tend...Read More»

Pinto Slapped
Jalopnik Names Top 70 Lemons in Texas 24 Hours of LeMons

God bless the irreverant folks at Jalopnik, obsessed as they are with the Cult of Cars. They might occasionally resort to dramatic headlines about, say, urea injection, but their top 10 (or top 70, in this case) lists are simply brilliant. We snagged a couple of our favorite pics from their...Read More»

KITT (Knight Rider)
Knight Rider Running on All Eight Cylinders?

After receiving positive response from its two-hour backdoor pilot movie based on the iconic "Knight Rider" series from the 1980s, NBC has decided the show will finish out the '08-'09 season, giving the go-ahead for nine more episodes of "a reinvented, updated and super-charged action series...Read More»

Ferrari Enzo wreck
Wrecked Exotics: 10 Most Expensive Crashes Ever

From the land of taking pleasure in others' misfortunes, the realm of rubbernecking, and deep inside the creepy minds trained on the truly grotesque, we present you Wrecked These folks have chronicled an extensive, alphabetized log of bent and hopelessly twisted sheetmetal, sheared...Read More»

1997 Honda Civic DX
Vice-Presidential Debate: Who's Second-in-Command in Your Driveway?

If you're among the drivers in this country with a spare vehicle or two (or 13, in the case of one current Presidential candidate), we'd like to know what your vehicular sidekick says about you, and what you use it for. No, not necessarily a Suzuki Sidekick--though fond memories of lugging around...Read More»

Bible Across America Tour Sponsored by RV Chassis Maker, Bible Publisher

Showing just how in touch the church is with Americans these days, RV chassis maker Spartan Motors and Bible publisher Zondervan have teamed up on a coast-to-coast RV tour of America that will hit 44 states of the union. Their mission: "To handwrite and publish a new Bible one person, one verse at...Read More»

2008 Bentley Arnage Final Series
Pie-in-the-Sky Press Release of the Day: Bentley Couture

As October's bright blue weather approaches, Bentley wants you to know that its "new and expanded Bentley Collection range" is "perfect for the holiday period." Having recently released its Ego Lifestyle laptop computer to the tune of nearly $20,000, Bentley's custom-made wares are clearly not...Read More»

Awkward Designs: GEM Peapod vs. Isetta vs. BMW 600

This isn't the first year that pinched pocketbooks and a faltering economy have forced automakers to re-invent and downsize. After WWII, according to Wikipedia, short-distance, economically minded transportation was a huge need in Europe. Enter the Isetta, designed originally in Italy, and...Read More»

Citroen Disco Robot
Citroen C4 Comes to New York, Shows Street Dancing Cred

The Malaise Era may have produced some horrible cars, but it also produced cool music and characters with, as we say in the parlance of our times, sick swagger. In a brilliant new advertisement in its series of commercials featuring Citroens as Transformers, the new Citroen C4 goes right to the...Read More»

New York City taxi cab
New York Times Says Some Think "Sexy and Taxi Don’t Mix"

The picture in this New York Times article provides a brilliant contrast: a bottle-blonde vixen snarling in a "Gentleman's Club" ad perched atop a NYC Yellow Cab and a portly, dour brunette framed by the window just inches below. Some might find the comparison amusing, but a Harlem father of...Read More»

vintage tow truck
Tow Truck Arsonist: She Lost Her Mind in Oregon

A Portland, Ore., woman seemed to take Loretta Lynn and Jack White's lyrics to heart when she allegedly set fire to the tow truck preparing to take her car away: "Well, I lost my heart/it didn't take no time. But that ain't all. I lost my mind in Oregon..." According to the AP Wire, it started when...Read More»

In Saudi, Fuchs Goes the Extra Mile

You head to Saudi Arabia, and you're looking for great service. Where do you go? Fuchs, of course. Thanks to for the heads-up on a new Saudi Arabian service station that proudly advertises, "ONE STOP FUCHS." Promising "new standards of professional" care with "courteous personal...Read More»

Even Coke Prices Rise in Face of Oil Price Woes

Business owners and entrepreneurs across this great land are being forced to pass along rising gas prices to their consumers. Simply put, the cost of shipping, air freight, and local transportation all have risen dramatically as a result of escalating energy costs, and since the bill from these...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Bob Lutz Takes On the Colbert Nation

GM's sending out the foot soldiers to Washington to promote tax breaks that will help the 2011 Chevrolet Volt become reality--but at least one other soldier's taken a path through TV land to do the same. GM vice chairman Bob Lutz hit the "talk show" circuit last night, appearing on Comedy Central's...Read More»

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