Tesla makes electric vehicles, but so does everybody else. Aside from impressing your geek neighbors, though, there hasn’t been a good enough reason to blow 90 large on one. Until now. In its most recent software update, it’s included something called “Toilet Humor” mode, and it’s the greatest thing to come along in the automotive […]
Back before drones, iPads, hoverboards, BB-8 droids and the Consumer Protection Agency, the toys we got under the tree had the real risk of injury and/or house fire. Some were good, some not so good. We’ve cataloged some of the biggest winners and losers from the Sears Wish Book, circa 1977.
It’s Thanksgiving week and you’re probably about to head out with at least one side dish in the car. We asked our Facebook audience and our friends over on Car Talk’s page to relay their worst food transportation nightmare.
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 […]
If there’s anything that speaks to the longevity of a Volvo, it’s Irv Gordon and his P1800S. Since he purchased the car new in 1966, he traveled 3.2 million miles in it, earning accolades, relationships with tens of thousands of Volvo fans around the world, and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. […]
This item comes from Jason Torchinsky at Jalopnik, who hosts the terrific “Jason Drives” series on YouTube. He received a note from a man named Paul in Cohasset, Massachusetts, about his brother, who recently passed away after a battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. (Image Courtesy: Jalopnik) RELATED: How Much Does a Classic Car Really Cost? […]
At the turn of the 20th century, Gräf & Stift built some of the world’s most exclusive luxury automobiles. Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria rode in one when he was assassinated, an act that set off the world’s most violent war to that point. Legend has it that thirteen people met similarly violent ends in that car, […]
Red Sovine released the song “Phantom 309” in 1967, almost a decade before CB truckin’ songs became unavoidable. It’s about a haunted 18-wheeler, and the story behind one of its verses is quite true, to the point that town residents worked to erect a monument in honor of the real-life hero in September, 2014.
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.