The cars detectives drove on TV get all the attention, like Thomas Magnum’s Ferrari, Rick Simon’s Dodge Power Wagon or even Enos Strate’s beat-up Chevelle on the spinoff from The Dukes of Hazzard. But what about the stalwart police cruisers from the TV shows of the 1970s and 1980s? Where’s the love for the black-and-white? Here’s […]
WIRED is writing about flying cars again, featuring the second generation of Kitty Hawk’s prototype. As the article states, this prototype isn’t the vehicle that’s going to transform transportation. “Orville and Wilbur Wright’s airplane, which took off from the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, was not sold commercially. It was 11 […]
The always fascinating folks at Atlas Obscura have determined that Volkswagen — a brand that is typically known for selling cars — has been selling sausages with their own part number since 1973. These tube steaks were originally envisioned as a breakfast item at the carmaker’s factories back when most of VW’s cars were still […]
There isn’t a vehicle that’s been subjected to more anthropomorphization than the VW Beetle. When the New Beetle launched in 1998, it went through the same phase of having googly eyes and floppy ears attached that the original air-cooled Beetle did its entire lifetime. If you’ve ever longed to own one of these cartoon cars, […]
BestRide Editor-in-Chief Craig Fitzgerald is on WBZ-AM 1030 tonight (tomorrow morning?) at midnight with his pal Bradley Jay. We’ll be talking about Volvo limiting their cars to 112 MPH starting in 20202, spring car care, the New York Auto Show and the upcoming Jeep Gladiator media launch.
From the WTF FILES: “Live Free or Die” is the motto emblazoned on every New Hampshire license plate. Maybe “Live Free or Die From a Trailer Coming Loose” is more appropriate.
It’s one thing to go through life with a name that elicits guffaws from sixth graders the world over. It’s another to have your local government tell you your surname is too offensive to appear on a vanity plate.
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.
No matter the brand, whenever a manufacturer introduces a vehicle in the compact crossover class, the press release inevitably targets it toward “youthful consumers with an active lifestyle.” If you want a compact crossover, but your idea of an “active lifestyle” is your daily hike from the car to the Starbucks counter for a Frappucino, […]