5 Toolbox Essentials That Aren’t Tools

When I was 15 I stopped asking for toys and video games at birthdays and Christmas and started asking for tools. Quality tools can be handed down to your kids, and the more tools you have the more stuff you can fix. Here are a few things that I find indispensable that may surprise even die-hard DIYers. » 8/22/14 12:27pm 11 minutes ago

Any Car Could Be Autonomous With A Robot Chauffeur

During my recent trans-continental drive, after about hour 300 of slogging across America's infinitely-wide state, Oklahoma, I found myself daydreaming about the possible benefits of an autonomous car. But I wanted to keep this archaic old RV, so I thought what about an autonomous driver-bot? This should be a thing,… » 8/22/14 12:20pm 19 minutes ago

​This Nutty Bastard Rode A Honda Grom From Portland To Alaska

We like the Honda Grom, but we'll never love it like Nathan Rogers. In some kind of monkey bike-induced lunacy, he left Portland earlier this summer and headed north. Two weeks later, he rolled into Alaska. It'll take twice as long for his ass and knees to recover, so he had time for some questions. One of his… » 8/22/14 12:14pm 24 minutes ago

Sub-Prime Lending Firm Gets Fined For Screwing Buyers

Sub-prime lending has been on the rise recently and experts are conflicted as to how it will impact both the industry and the economy. What is a growing concern is sub-prime lenders with predatory or otherwise unscrupulous business activities such as First Investors Financial Services Group. » 8/22/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Chrysler Isn't So Sure About This Aluminum Truck Thing

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 8/22/14 10:15am Today 10:15am

British Cops Keep Calm And Crash A Wayward Car Speeding Against Traffic

Two West Midlands police officers have been commended by their department and community by using their car as an improvised roadblock against a Honda Jazz that was found driving the wrong way down the highway earlier this week. The cops sound pretty composed, even as the oncoming car collides with their patrol. » 8/22/14 9:59am Today 9:59am

​Volvo's New Testing Center Is A Wonderful Playground Wasted On Robots

It's called AstaZero, a closed course where Volvo will test its future safety systems to ensure no one is killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by 2020. These are noble goals and an amazing facility, but all I want to do is dodge faux moose on the skidpad in an over-endowed 240 wagon. » 8/22/14 9:20am Today 9:20am

Among 800-hp Camaros at Daytona, our old Miata draws a crowd

There were cars at Daytona International Speedway—cars that Editor Zach Bowman and the 330k-mile Miata he drove over from Utah shared the banking with—that use more horsepower to turn their superchargers than our eyesore made new. Like an AMX that looked like it might run on boiled-down Miatas. » 8/22/14 9:02am Today 9:02am

Rumor Has It Dan Gilbert Is Trying To Buy Robb Report

…or at least a very large piece of it. Because buying every building in Detroit just gets so boring, the city's most famous billionaire is setting his sights on the publishing industry. » 8/22/14 9:02am Today 9:02am

This 1986 Straman-Chopped Honda CRX Asks $10,000

Back in the '80s, all the car mags hailed Honda's CRX as the sports car reborn. Of course some think a sports car needs a topless edition to be all that, and today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe car represents the aftermarket's attempt to make the CRX so. Will that prove to make it something you might be in the market for? » 8/22/14 8:00am Today 8:00am