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The iPhone App Store: Stuff for Cars
The iPhone App Store: Stuff for Cars

Every day, we drive through the intersection of car geekdom and purer forms of geekdom, so you can imagine the excitement of this morning's release of new Apple iPhone software (though not through Apple yet)--not to mention the go-live date of the new iTunes App Store. The iPhone app store is open...Read More»

Hook
Gas Prices Hurting Hookers, Too

Gas prices are hurting everyone, hookers included. The Associated Press reports--(and how exactly did they gather the facts?)--that the nation's legal prostitutes are moaning about gas prices over in the state of Nevada, where 10 counties offer legal coupling services. (The seven that do not are in...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric - frame from video road test
Gas Pricez: Prepare to Feel Violated

When I can't sleep, I fire up my iPhone, check on my latest posts, and cruise over to YouTube for some pirated Family Guy clips and maybe a little from the Featured list. Imagine my horror when I found this video, the product of "Gas Unit and MC Esher," a three-minute white-rap ode to $4-a-gallon...Read More»

2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid
A Place to Vent About Gas Prices

Lots of local papers have one; the little cultural barometers like The Vent in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In these columns, readers call in or email their pet peeves or pithy asides, and the paper duly reports them as news--Will Rogers-esque news of the ubiquitous and humorous. The Vent's...Read More»

2000 Mazda Miata
Eight Cars to Drive Before You Die

Your everyday car may be special to you, what with its nice rims, a cool satellite radio system, enough room in the console to hide evidence of trips to Carvel. Chances are, though, it's a Camry, Accord, Fusion, or Malibu--all fine cars, but not really epic examples of the history of carmaking...Read More»

Bluetooth
Bluetooth: Lifeline or Loser Tracking System?

I hate Bluetooth. I mean, I love Bluetooth--when it links my mouse to my MacBook, and when it silently hooks me up with my car without a multistep, voice-activated fuss like I've encountered in the last three test vehicles I've driven. I hate Bluetooth when it's dangling off a human ear, turning...Read More»

WreckedExotics.com GTO and Police Car
Yeah, But Did You Wreck a Pontiac GTO Today?

You could be a recruiter or a sales technician or an endocrinologist, but trust me when I say this is a job description you want: car wrecker. While I'm down here in TCC's world headquarters in sunny Palo Alto, Gregg at WreckedExotics.com was on hand to catch the filming of a stunt in downtown San...Read More»

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Subliminal Connection of the Day

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Ridemakerz
Ridemakerz: Turn Your Kids into Mini-Henry Fords

There's something special about wrenching on cars. In addition to what you end up with, the process in and of itself is a blast. Such is why generations of dads worked on cars with their kids. Whether they did it as a hobby or out of necessity, dads and kids bonded during driveway experiences...Read More»

Mumbai Puts Moratium on Honking

Silence your horns, gentlemen. Well, only if you’re in Mumbai that is. The crowded Indian city has 1.5 million vehicles with bicycles, rickshaws, dogs, cows, and elephants, making the noise level in the streets pretty high on a day-to-day basis. Add a couple hundred blaring horns, and the...Read More»

April Fools' Joke from Jaguar?

Everyone's getting in on the April Fools' Day jokes, including, we think, the funsters and wagsters at Carscoop. Witness this image here: according to the copy, it's a Jaguar XF-C concept due at the Beijing auto show on April 20. Carscoop says the four-seat coupe is based on the new XF, and powered...Read More»

Scion Spins New Remixes

Following the success of its Daptone Records Remixed CD, Scion’s private record label, Scion A/V, is launching three new releases in May featuring Ghostface Killah, 45 King, and Rhythm Roots Allstars. As with all the other Scion A/V projects, Scion will cover all the costs that go into the...Read More»

Finding the Art in Abandoned Cars

Last night in bed I read a print magazine for the first time in months, a belated copy of National Geographic with a story on "The Emptied Prairie" -- the vast western stretches of the Dakotas and Nebraska that are losing people, even whole towns, to gradual migration. It caught my eye, since I'd...Read More»

Summer Road Trip: How About a Rental RV?

It's not too early to start planning your summer road trip. I'm already doing the same, and this time around, instead of driving and shopping for rooms on Hotwire at the last minute, I'm checking out a tantalizing alternative -- renting an RV. Normally, I wouldn't think of driving anything this...Read More»

Rally Ho! The Gays Get Their Own Border-Crossing Car Race

It's like a circuit party on wheels, say our buddies over at Gaywheels.com. They're talking about a rally planned for this summer in Europe, and another for the fall in the U.S., that's open exclusively to the GLBT crowd. The Euro leg of the Rainbow Rampage -- the self-proclaimed " Ultimate Gay...Read More»

Smartphone controlled RC car
Your Daily Video Timesuck, Courtesy WonderHowTo.com

Look no further for a way to whittle down the work day with "car-related research." Click right over to WonderHowTo.com, and guaranteed, that Excel spreadsheet will stay as bare as a Joe Francis hot-tub party. WonderHowTo.com is one of the Web's first hand-aggregated video sites, with snippets from...Read More»

Scene from 'Gran Turismo 7”
Screwed, Porked, Hosed and More: One Dealer Shows You Everything

What's the first word you think of when you describe a car dealership experience? One Massachusetts group of showrooms has beaten you to the punch -- and their ads get pretty graphic to show exactly why they're different from their competitors. This YouTube ad's a pitch for Clay family dealerships...Read More»

Trivia Time: Which Car Is This?

Famous among the “rock” scene, this car was often seen with a large picture across the hood. It produces 260 horsepower controlled by a four-speed transmission and is a member of the second generation of its model. The 0-60 time is about 8 seconds. It was seen in the movie Hooper during the...Read More»

Scion: Forget the Cars, Make Your Own Crest

Toyota has taken the next step in generating more hype for their hip and boxy cars at Scion. Scion owners (or, well, anyone) can now create their very own logo crest that matches their personality, hobbies, and beliefs at Scionspeak.com. Click over to the Web site and what's surprising is what you...Read More»

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