Geoff and Mike Howe have been building stuff since they were just wee lads. Now, Howe and Howe Technologies is constructing some of the most fearsome vehicles you’ve ever seen, for the military, for private industry and for Hollywood.
Steve McQueen delivers a classic 1960s-era anti-hero performance in the movie Bullitt, but it’s the green Mustang GT that gets all the attention. Two cars were in the movie — a stunt car and a car for closeups. The “Hero Car” used for closeups has a documented history, but it was long believed that the […]
March 9 marks the first time an Adopt-A-Highway sign went up on an American highway. It seems like it’s been around a lot longer, but it was on this day in 1985 that groups, individuals and companies were able to sponsor sections of highway, paying for maintenance and cleanup, or in some cases, doing it […]
James Bond has the privilege of driving amazing cars in his job as the world’s most famous superspy. Notable among the mix are Aston Martins. These incredible cars are perfect for the suave Mr. Bond and now he’s giving one away.
The Dukes of Hazzard wasn’t highbrow television programming, but it was a hit show in its day and a heck of a lot of fun to watch. Bo and Luke Duke were good at getting into scrapes that could only be survived by outrunning the police in a chase. Every one culminated in ridiculous jumps […]
I’ve told people about this car for 25 years, and finally — FINALLY — thanks to help from a world-famous “social media expert,” I managed to find photographic evidence: The town of Ogunquit, Maine, once had a Renault Le Car police cruiser.
If your “On This Day” function on Facebook is correct, this is the second anniversary of an Oscar Meyer Wienermobile crash in Enola, Pennsylvania. Wienermobile crashes are irresistible, so we’ve collected evidence of the crashes we know about:
Known officially as “anthropomorphic test devices,” crash test dummies have provided invaluable safety data since “Sierra Sam” — the first crash test dummy — was created in 1949. For generations, though, crash test dummies looked like the perfect human specimen on the Center For Disease Control’s Body Mass Index chart: 5-foot-9, 145 pounds, ripped pecs […]
It’s that time of year again, when two storied names go head-to-head for all the marbles! This year, it’s a knock-down, drag out battle between the (Ford) Falcons and the (Jeep) Patriots. Check the stats, get the tale of the tape and vote your choice in our poll at the end of the post!