My failed attempt at selling my Mazda3 to a private party had nothing to do with the fact that I took crappy pictures or that the advertised price of the car was way too high. I made the mistake of assuming when you pay off a car loan, you get your title in a timely manner. »
So what exactly makes these so much better than the cheap pots and pans you bought in college? The secret is their three-layer construction that sandwiches a layer of fast-heating aluminum inside two layers of layer of durable and heat-retaining stainless steel. That means your pans get hot fast, stay hot longer, and… »
We weren’t very good with planning on Top Gear. The stuff we put loads of work into often turned out badly. Hence never-loved features like Barn Or Bin or the utter tossfest of Top Gear Stuntman. Whereas the things we didn’t really plan for often became unexpectedly good or turned out to be important. Hence the… »
Driving is the most dangerous thing most people do. It’s also something for which they likely have no or minimal training. Before you hit the road for Memorial Day weekend, let’s look at how to make it more survivable.
A few years ago, I visited France and got to walk on Omaha Beach. I saw Saving Private Ryan but I am here to tell you: There is nothing more dramatic or moving than seeing the beach and the cemetery with your very own eyes. »
While carmakers use the holy hybrid technology to make supercars even more insanely fast, Audi’s synthetic petrol comes with an octane rating of RON 100. That means more speed as well. »
At this point no one really knows what the future holds for Top Gear, and it seems Clarkson, Hammond, and May have moved on to other projects and will not return. For you Jalops living in the UK, here is your chance to own the Hamster’s E36 M3 that he pushed to the limits of fuel economy across Germany. »
This animal has a message for all you wanna-be Steve Irwin safari bros down south: Don’t come ‘round to gatortown. »
Plug alert: Last year I worked on a two-hour special called Driving America about how the automobile shaped how we work, live, and play. It’s going to air tonight at 9:00 PM EDT/PDT on the National Geographic Channel. You can come back here around 8:30 PM and we’ll talk about it. »
Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place at 9:30 AM every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. »
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. »
You may not be aware of this, in Japan we have a butter shortage. This isn’t a fictional creation from the Nissan marketing team. It’s a real butter shortage. For that reason, Nissan has asked Super GT GT500 2014 Series Champion Ronnie Quintarelli to ask this question of the Fairlady Z: will it churn? »
The Indianapolis 500 went somewhat predictably for most of the race. The faster Chevrolets of Team Penske and Chip Ganassi Racing kept the top five spots for most of the day, edging out the Honda cars on speed. The big surprise was Juan Pablo Montoya coming back from 30th place to take the win.
Various reports began surfacing yesterday evening that a Saudi Arabian fighter jet, said to be an F-16, was shot down by Houthi rebels near Sana’a Yemen. Pictures on Twitter showed what looked like mangled wreckage from such an incident. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has not admitted to losing a jet. So what happened? »
All three Dale Coyne Racing cars were involved in an incident on pit lane, where the rush to get out of pit lane ended badly for two crew members working on Tristan Vautier’s car.
It’s one thing to start the Indianapolis 500 with a crash near the back of the field. It’s another thing to have another crash under yellow further delay green laps of racing. Oops. So, effectively, the race really got to start from a single-file yellow-flag conga line, not so much from the original three-wide start.
This clip of the 2016 Bentley Bentayga running ‘round the Nürburgring has been circulating with disparaging commentary. I thought, come on it’s a Bentley, how bad could it look? Then I watched it. »
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