July 2, 2015

July 1, 2015

  • To date, General Motors’ outside fund has approved 119 death claims and 243 injury claims related to the defective ignition switch that sparked last year’s recall crisis. The fund is set to wrap up soon. Before it does, critics — including some family members of those killed — are wondering why the fund is covering certain deaths but not others.Read more...

June 30, 2015

June 22, 2015

June 19, 2015

  • “No, don’t worry, that alarm only means we’re almost crashing!” the pilot yelled over a wailing propellor and a strangled electronic bleat from the console. Not that I could hear him, as I hung out the window trying to photograph a race car while somebody held me in the plane by a fistful of shirt.Read more...

June 18, 2015

  • You’d be forgiven for thinking that a military theme park, complete with tanks to crawl all over, dummy rocket-propelled grenades, and tchotchkes celebrating former heads of the secret police would be from some sort of crappy dystopian novel. But it isn’t. These are all joys The Guardianfound in Russia’s newest entertainment complex — Patriot Park!Read more...

June 17, 2015

June 16, 2015

  • As a lifelong devotee of the concept of sitting on your engine, I was delighted to hear the news that Chevy is getting back into the “low cab-forward truck” business. I was a little less delighted to find that instead of some exciting new cabovers to scrutinize, they’re just slapping some bowties on Isuzus. Oh well.Read more...

June 12, 2015

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