Fun's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 5's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 5

We've been rewarding you all week for kicking in comments on our blog--and today we've got some powerful fun for the next sassy-tongued contributor. But first, let's give a hand to BC, who commented yesterday during our holiday extravaganza on a post from earlier this year: “Boring, ugly, boring...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Hump Day Link Love

In case you hadn't noticed, it's Wednesday, which means it's time for some midweek miscellanea. Here are a few of the recent stories that have crossed our desks that we'd probably write more about if we weren't so overworked/understaffed/just plain lazy: HybridCars has gotten the jump on all of us...Read More»

Audiovox picture frame's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 4

The holidays keep coming, and so do the prizes; we're like Drew Carey here at TheCarConnection these days, except without the brush cut and the hyperreal announcer. Our giveaway hits day four with the winner of our previous post--it's Mark, who gets a SEMA rolling backpack for his comment on our...Read More»

The Hand
Twelve Days of Christmas: High-Tech Hand Signals

You've done it again, haven't you? There are just nine days 'til Christmas--six 'til Hanukkah--and you haven't even made a dent in your shopping. Tsk, tsk. But don't panic. We have a gift that's perfect for most of the folks on your list--at least those old enough to drive. It's moderately priced...Read More»

SEMA bag's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 3

We're on to Day Three of TCC's fabulous giveaways, and the prizes just keep getting better. Day Two's winner is R2dad for some sharp insight into the Southern senators' supreme lack of irony in canning the Big Three bailout: The governor of Michigan calls anyone against the bailout...Read More»

Detroit Tiger Stadium
Locomotive Theory: Weekend Edition

If you're lucky enough to live in an ideal world, you probably spend your weekends sleeping in, kicking back, and pondering the events of the past five days. And it's in that spirit of quiet, philosophical reflection that I offer the video below, which demonstrates an interesting phenomenon of...Read More»

Nativity with GPS
Nativity Goes Lojack with GPS

Apart from the occasional Popemobile and various dashboard figurines, religion and cars don't often mix. However, one tech device designed for cars may bridge that gap by solving a serious problem for religious organizations--namely, the theft of outdoor holiday displays. You see, unbenownst to us...Read More»

Lamborghini press kit schwag's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 2

OK, pencils down. We have a winner for Day 1 of TCC's giveaway extravaganza--and it's Jack, who commented on the Day 1 post to win a BMW 7 Series press kit, Moleskine notebook, and marvy 7 Series pen. Jack gets points for trying to make us all laugh on a trying day in automotive history: "Will...Read More»

Twelve Days of Christmas: The Tailgate Sling Chair

OK, so we’re not aware of many things more useful than a barbecue pit or a hoops backboard attached to your truck’s trailer hitch. But then, on our way out west, we skimmed through the best catalog you can shop from at 35,000 feet—yep, Skymall—and found the perfect accoutrement to your...Read More»

BMW 7-Series kit's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 1

The office is a mess--and it's been that way for a while. So get ready with your keyboard and your comments-- is getting rid of some fun gear and you can win it without hardly lifting a finger. All you have to do is write a comment on a story you see here at TheCarConnection...Read More»

Bosnia speed sign
The Rules of the Road: Bosnia, Herzegovina Go Graphic

You have to admit, the U.S. has a hit-and-miss record on consumer safety. On the one hand, we don't allow melamine in our dog food. On the other, we have warnings on our cigarette packs like--and I paraphrase--"Smoking may cause lung cancer. Just saying," while other countries devote half the...Read More»'s Most Infamous Cars Ever

The history of cars is full of heartwarming stories and happy endings—but just as full of dark corners, blind alleys and high-speed tragedy. Some cars have become part of our culture, because of their role in murder and mayhem. They're infamous.'s scanned through history and...Read More»

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg golf cart
The Future of Detroit, Silicon Valley-Style

While the Big Three Bailout gets underway a second time in Washington, Silicon Valley's got a better idea for the future of commuting. No, we're not talking about Tesla and its hopes for a bailout of its own--or even the Fisker Karma. It's this golf cart powered by batteries and owned by the CEO of...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»

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»

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»

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