July 25, 2014

  • The story most people know about the origin of the car is wrong. The real story is, of course, much more complex and muddy, and is inexorably tied to the development of trains. Automobiles — self-propelled machines — really should refer to both trains and cars, and I think I know how the timeline should look.Read more...
  • Our friends over at satire site Autoblopnik have reported that Consumer Reports has now been taken over by an alien species due to their recommendation of the Buick Regal. To get more on this breaking story go here. Read more...

July 24, 2014

July 23, 2014

July 22, 2014

  • Back in 2005, when Ford unveiled the newly retro-inspired Mustang, designers from Chevrolet and Dodge took notice of the excitement Ford was generating for nostalgic design coupled with modern performance and convenience and set to work creating their own responses, which resulted in the fifth generation Camaro and the third generation Challenger, the latter of which returned after a twenty five year hibernation. The Challenger SRT8 in particular caused quite a stir - its visual presence and...
  • Don't even start with talk about the world's fastest cop car being in Dubai, because that's different. This is a real cop car, a Chevrolet Caprice PPV. It's Kevin Sullivan's daily driver, and it's awesome.Read more...

July 21, 2014

  • While we enjoyed our time in the all-new 2015 Cadillac Escalade, its that luxury SUV's blue-collared cousin, the Chevrolet Tahoe (and its long wheelbase variant, the Suburban), that will really steer the course for this generation of GM's full sized sport utilities.
  • The Opel Ampera, GM's rebadged and slightly reskinned version of the Chevy Volt , will shuffle off this mortal coil in Europe after sales have slowed from a trickle to a slightly leaky faucet that almost keeps you up at night. Read more...
  • This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important?Read more...

July 20, 2014

July 19, 2014

  • At the end of June, General Motors recalled 6.73 million cars for ignition switch problems . No, not the Cobalts and Ions; different cars, primarily midsize sedans like the Oldsmobile Alero and Pontiac Grand Prix. And last night, the automaker disclosed it has known about those ignition problems since 2003. Read more...
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