Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we asked our friends at Car Talk to come up with their worst food transportation horror stories. There were way to many great responses to include all of them here, but you can see the whole thread at Car Talk’s Facebook page. These were our favorites:
Thanksgiving really gets short shrift these days with Christmas sales starting around Labor Day. But since 1973, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving has been a staple in our house. SPOILER ALERT: In the final moments, Charlie Brown and his pals pile into the wayback of his unseen parents’ station wagon. It’s how you got to your […]
There are all sorts of speed records out there and usually they involve heavily modified vehicles. This is no exception, but the vehicle in question is a bit odd for a speed record. It’s a turbocharged JCB Fastrac 8000 tractor. Looking for a new or used car? Check out BestRide’s listings search here. Most of […]
Car Talk and BestRide joined forces to ask pet owners what they drive to determine whether pets have any influence in their choice of automobile. The results, analyzed by Harvard mathematicians Dan Fortunato and Jordan Hoffman, say absolutely.
Halloween’s a good time to tell some scary stories. The scariest car story out there is the story of James Dean’s Little Bastard, the Porsche 550 in which his ticket was eternally punched on September 30th, 1955. It leaves behind a trail of wreckage much longer than just Dean himself.
You say you drive a 1988 Hyundai Excel with no air, a busted window and a fender painted with Rustoleum? There aren’t many times you’d feel like a winner, but TODAY IS YOUR DAY, friend.
With every passing year, automotive features that were once ubiquitous are relegated to the scrapheap.
J.C. Whitney was founded in 1915 as The Warshawsky Company, a scrap metal yard on Chicago’s gritty South Side. Lithuanian immigrant Israel Warshawsky was a man who jumped on opportunity when he saw it. In the ’20s, automobile manufacturers were cropping up like dot-coms and failing just as rapidly. Israel bought up the remnants when […]
The 1970s had it all: cheap muscle cars, great music, British cars, German cars, and the coolest Japanese cars ever built. Getting a license in the 1970s meant unbridled freedom. If you got your license during the Nixon/Ford/Carter years, then here are some experiences you probably remember.