September 21, 2014

September 18, 2014

  • Few cars have garnered more attention than the new American performance trifecta. Between the C7 Corvette , the Challenger Hellcat , and the 2015 Ford Mustang it's like the hopes and dreams of a nation are riding on front-engine/rear-drive domination. Now I've driven all three, and it's a tire-shredding reminder that it's a good time to be alive.Read more...

September 17, 2014

September 16, 2014

  • Over the past few months, members of Congress have pulled few punches when it comes to condemning General Motors executives in the wake of the ignition switch recall crisis. Today they aimed their ire at David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration , and it was not pretty. Read more...
  • Back when they hit General Motors with a record $35 million fine for not reporting the ignition switch defect, officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had stern words for automakers who hid problems and delayed recalls. The thing is, NHTSA was hardly blameless in both the GM scandal and the new Takata airbag fiasco.Read more...
  • While General Motors has acknowledged 19 people have died in crashes tied to the ignition switch defect in the Chevrolet Cobalt and other cars, their victim compensation fund is now at 131 claims for deaths in the cars.Read more...
  • You've convinced the spouse. You've spent the money . Now you're the proud owner of some hopeless shitheap somebody once called a car . You're excited, but you have a lot of questions, like; "How could anything actually be this dirty?"Read more...
  • Once again, someone cooked up a stellar lifehack that involves Hot Wheels cars. Earlier this year, Zach Bowman shared how he uses everyone's favorite die-casts to give bank ATM fees the finger. Now, the dudes at BangShift have given everyone (more) reason to raid their local junkyards. Read more...

September 15, 2014

September 14, 2014

  • I was watching the Top Gear special on "The Worst Car in The World" from 2012, when I heard something a bit shocking: a 7 liter V-8 producing barely 200 horses. James and Jeremy are comparing two land yachts from the seventies, a Buick LeSabre and a Lincoln Continental. James' Buick has a 5.7 liter V-8 good for 160 HP, whereas Jezza has a 200hp 7-liter monster in his gigantic Lincoln.Read more...

September 12, 2014

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