Weekend Wonderful Whatever: Tintin And A Yeti Shill 2CVs

As I've moaned to you before, I'm in the middle of a big move. One of the few tasty golden corn kernels in the otherwise unappealing turd that is the process of moving is that sometimes you find things you forgot you had. Like this fantastic Tintin-themed 2CV brochure. » 8/01/14 9:37pm 22 minutes ago

The Crowdsourced Vision Of Racing Doesn't Have Brakes

Ask a dozen people what the future of racing will look like and you'll get a dozen different answers. But if you take the best ideas, hand them to renowned racecar designer Sergio Rinland, and tell him to create something amazing, you get this. And no brakes. » 8/01/14 8:31pm Today 8:31pm

CNN's Latest Car Hacking Story Keeps Proud Tradition Of Cluelessness

Oh, CNN. I have to admit, I love it when you talk about cars. And car hacking is always exciting to read about through mainstream media's filter of pants-soiling fear mongering. And this time, CNN's really doubling down on the stupid, with a video that shows car hacking that's only an issue if you give a hacker… » 8/01/14 7:05pm Today 7:05pm

Could vibrating Bluetooth shoes help you race?

If you've ever experienced haptic feedback in a car (GM's terrifying butt-shakers come to mind—those suckers really get your attention), you'll probably see where this is going. These Lechal haptic-feedback shoes use Bluetooth connectivity to give you quick navigational hints.

Walking to a restaurant in an unfamiliar… » 8/01/14 6:43pm Today 6:43pm

​The V10-Powered Volvo Laughs At Your Puny V8 Swaps

V8-powered Volvo 240s are as common as spray tans in Minnesota. Not that there's anything wrong with that (the swaps, not the tans). Hell, we built one and raced it. But one particular Scandinavian decided to take it to the next level with a V10 pulled from the last-gen BMW M5. » 8/01/14 6:22pm Today 6:22pm

This Guy Hacked An i3 To Park Without Him Inside

Self parking systems have been around for over a decade, but the spacially inept still have to be in the car for the system to do its thing. However, if you get creative, there's a workaround, as Romanian rally driver Valentin Porcișteanu demonstrates here. » 8/01/14 5:36pm Today 5:36pm

This Remanufactured Plane Aims To Make Aviation Less Expensive

A recurring theme has run throughout my time at EAA AirVenture this week — aviation is so expensive. I can't afford to fly. General aviation is by no means a cheap hobby or means of transportation, but Nextant Aerospace is aiming to defer that cost by selling remanufactured planes. » 8/01/14 4:27pm Today 4:27pm

Dealership Finds A Way To Pay Salespeople Even If The Deal Dries Up

Carlos Uruchurtu, general manager of George Chevrolet in LA, had a problem, his hard-working sales staff would do their best to get a customer into a car only to have the deal fall through when it came time to get a loan. Uruchurtu came up with a plan to pay his staff even if a customer didn't drive home with a car. » 8/01/14 4:01pm Today 4:01pm

Check The Dipstick: Should You Correct Someone About Their Own Car?

We've been wanting to try out an advice-type column for a while, because it seems like a fun way to engage with our readers, whom we adore. So I'm going to do it. These questions can be car-related or not, but just keep in mind you're getting advice from me, a career idiot. So that should keep things fun. » 8/01/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

625-lb. Michigan Bomb Threat Suspect Says He's Too Fat For Court

The west side of Michigan is an endless source of tulips, Dutch surnames, religious zeal and large, bedridden men who make calls about bomb threats in trailer parks. Let's travel to the left part of the mitten for this very odd dispatch. » 8/01/14 3:23pm Today 3:23pm

The 2014 Skoda Octavia RS Is The Golf GTI You Always Wanted

When I told a guy from VW that I think the Octavia RS is a better car than a Golf GTI, he replied "a much better car." How did the Czech version of this popular Volkswagen platform become the best version? » 8/01/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Turns Out Millennials Buy More Cars Than Generation X-ers

I feel like I spent most of 2013 trying to dispel the myths that Millennials don't like cars, aren't interested in cars, don't buy cars and can't fix cars. Or at least, the idea that some of those issues aren't economic in nature. Well, the Millennials are starting to prove everyone wrong. » 8/01/14 3:05pm Today 3:05pm

Dump Truck Driver Smashes Skyway, Causes Impressive Level Of Chaos

I'll admit, there's some thing about a really big fiasco that I find appealing. Not a disaster, but more of something along the lines of a good, rich clusterfuck. That's what this drunk dump truck driver accomplished when he slammed his raised dumper right into the Burlington Skyway in Canada. » 8/01/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Name that Lambo.... Eleven Specimens Grace the Concours Show Field

An impressive group of eleven vintage and modern Lamborghini coupes were invited to commemorate the iconic maker's 50th anniversary at the recent Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John's — formerly known as Meadowbrook — in Plymouth, Michigan, near Detroit. While these cars are well cared for, that doesn't… » 8/01/14 2:31pm Today 2:31pm

Deals: GoPro or Go Home, IR Thermometer, AutoZone and Advance Deals

We see decent deals every now and then for the GoPro Hero3+ Black edition, but less often for the cheaper (but still excellent) Silver model. If the Silver is more in your price range, Best Buy is throwing in a $50 gift card and 16GB MicroSD card with your purchase today. [GoPro Hero3+ Silver with 16GB Memory Card… » 8/01/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm