Compact Crossover SUVS — those high-riding, smaller, car-based replacements for the trusty family station wagon — have hit the market in a huge way, and the bewildering array of choices has a lot of New England consumers confused about what’s the best choice. BestRide is here to give you your best choice, depending on which […]
You can usually leave it to celebrities to pick out the weirdest names for their kids (“Pilot Inspecktor Lee,” we’re looking at your parents). But in this case, it was a couple with the surname Miller in Arkansas, who chose the name “Shelby Mustang GT500” for their son, thereby setting him off on a life […]
Monster trucks are an impressive sight when you see them on television. You might think you know what they’re all about, but until you’ve seen these things in person and watched them whip around a track, fly through the air, and do actual backflips, you can’t really appreciate the skills these drivers bring to the […]
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:
You’ve seen them all your life, but unless you happen to be interested in the hauling arts, you probably haven’t paid much attention to Peterbilt. This month, the company celebrates its 1 millionth truck, and places another footnote in a history that stretches back to the company’s foundation in 1939.
There have been two pace car incidents at major races that have special places in the annals of ignominy. The first a lot of people remember: Car dealer Eldon Palmer crashed a Dodge Challenger into the press box at the Indy 500 in 1971, with astronaut John Glenn in the back seat. The second? Not […]
While you’re supposed to be working you’re buying holiday gifts this Cyber Monday. They say it’s the thought that counts, but if you put this kind of thought into a gift for your car friends, maybe you should just stick to cards and holiday form letters.
Today’s new vehicles have impressive arrays of features and technology, and in many ways, the cars we drove as recently as the 1990s seem a world away from them. So if you were taking the wheel for the first time back then, then these details will probably ring some bells.
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.