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Flickr Group For Dream Cars And Prototypes
Flickr Group For Dream Cars And Prototypes

Since today's news headlines have gone seriously retro, it's probably the perfect time to introduce you to our favorite group at photo-sharing site Flickr.com: "Longer, Lower, Wider -- Vintage Dream Cars and Styling Prototypes". As the description implies, the group encourages Flickr users to share...Read More»

Audi TT sculpture, marking the company's 100th anniversary
Audi Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Ten-Ton Audi TT

Remember that giant Hot Wheels sculpture that Audi commissioned to commemorate its 100 years in business? Well, today the company added another oversized artwork to its anniversary collection when a 33-foot-long, 10-ton steel frame sculpture of an Audi TT pulled into one of the world's largest...Read More»

Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed
Spoiled Teen Is REALLY Unhappy With His First Truck

The teen years aren't easy ones. Most of us are crippled by peer pressure, the desire to fit in, and endless waves of surging hormones. As a result, teenagers can be jerks, especially to their parents. Take for example this young man (we'll call him Stephen, since that's what his parents call him)...Read More»

Frame from 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid "Beyond the Battery" ad
Dealer's Employees Taking Your Quarters, Watching Your Porn

Nothing is quite as insulting as when a customer's complaint isn't taken seriously. "Excuse me, sir, but your employee spat in my coffee!" Nothing. "M'am, he refuses to give me a refund!" Bupkus. "Your mechanics are rifling through my truck when I bring it in for service, and they're stealing my...Read More»

'Unsolicited Proposals to Detroit' from 'Lunchbreath'
Unsolicited Proposals: Cartoonist Pitches Marketing Ploys To Detroit

Every armchair CEO on the planet has suggestions for Detroit these days. Most of their ideas are big-picture, obvious things--like, "Make stuff people want to buy" or "Make cars that don't suck". But clearly, Big Three bigwigs need more guidance than that. Luckily, illustrator "Lunchbreath" has...Read More»

'Cars That Fly' from Mechanix Illustrated, October 1958
Ad Flashback: Cars That Fly (1958)

For those who find all that talk of hybrids and electric vehicles and charging infrastructure taking over the world just a little too pie-in-the-sky, here's some fodder to rub in the faces of your visionary friends: an article from the October 1958 issue of Mechanix Illustrated touting the...Read More»

1850 'Boothill Express' custom show rod
Daily Lust: Amazing Hot Rods Up For Bid

Mark your calendars, folks: September 26, 2009 is the date of the "Icons of Speed & Style" auction, hosted by RM Auctions in Los Angeles. Among the beauties on the block: the outstanding 1850 'Boothill Express' Custom Show Rod (at left), "based on the 1850s funeral coach that reportedly carried...Read More»

Duesenberg hot rod
A Kinder, Gentler, More Awesome Transformer

Pop quiz: what would you get if you crossed (a) one gifted undergrad working on his B.A. in computer animation, (b) an abiding love for the Norton Commando motorcycle, and (c) eight months of tinkering with some snazzy rendering software? We're not sure either, but it's more interesting than...Read More»

2020 Ford Explorer XLT FWD Temperature Controls
Video: How To Drive A Model T

It's one thing to love old cars. It's quite another to maintain them. Case in point: this clip, in which Ed Hebb--a volunteer at the Henry Ford Estate--gives an overview of the Ford Model T. While you're watching, imagine trying to walk your impatient teenager through all that. [YouTube via...Read More»

Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed
Video Break: A Timeless Tale Of DeLorean Lust

Because (a) everyone we know is in standby mode, waiting for holiday festivities to begin, and because (b) we forgot to post this a couple of weeks ago when the episode first aired, here's a wee clip from American Dad that should speak to all the weekend tinkerers out there. Between the cookouts...Read More»

2005 Ford F-150 Supercab 133" STX Angular Rear Exterior View
Turbo-Powered Ford F-150 Is REALLY Turbo Powered

Remember that episode of Family Guy where Peter thought it'd be fun to fill up his truck with jet fuel and fly around town? Well, he's been one-upped: Michigan's Chris Lentz took a 728-pound jet engine from pre-war Czechoslovakia and a 20-gallon kerosene tank, and bolted both of them to the back of...Read More»

View from the cockpit of a 1,500-horsepower C6 from High Tech Corvette
Videogame Brought To Life: Street Fighter's Ryu Mauls Car With Bare Hands

Ever fantasized about ripping up a car with your bare hands? Ever fantasized about doing that while dressed as a Ryu, a popular character from the old-skool Capcom videogame, Street Fighter? You're not alone. Anymore. [Buzzfeed]Read More»

2018 Volkswagen GTI
The Coolest Car In Draganesti-Vlasca

Ah, Romania: home of quirky mid-century art, bloody communist repression, gypsies, and Dracula. Just like the textbooks say, it's a land of contrasts. Case in point: this unholy, Frankensteinish alliance of a Volkswagen and an Opel, billed as "the coolest car in Draganesti-Vlasca". We're not sure...Read More»

F-4 Ejection Seat by MotoArt
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»

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»

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