This Is How You Write A Motherfucking Press Release

Marc VDS Racing is, or rather, was, a race team competing in various forms of GT racing over the years. They just quit doing all of that, ostensibly over some sort of financial issue, but the way in which they did it was spectacular: an insanely-written press release where president Marc van der Straten basically… »10/06/15 10:12amToday 10:12am

Teutonic Tuesday: Den Deutschen, grauen Camry

It’s a brand that doesn’t always get much love in the European car community: Opel. Not even here on LaLD as I rarely see them. For years their Kadett was one of Europe’s best selling compact car. And they had an image for being good, but certainly not great cars. If you wanted a truly good compact you would get… »10/06/15 9:42amToday 9:42am

You Can Drive Lexus' Laser-Cut Cardboard Car, But You Probably Shouldn't

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel-gate scandal, automakers are now making even more of an effort to design vehicles that are as eco-friendly as possible. But Lexus might have gone too far with this paper version of its IS, made from 1,700 sheets of precisely laser-cut cardboard. »10/06/15 9:15amToday 9:15am

Yale Just Released 170,000 Incredible Photos of Depression-Era America

The photos taken by Farm Security Administration photographers in the 1930s are some of the most iconic images in American history. We’re all familiar with some of the snapshots of craggy-faced farmers, but unseen photos in government archives tell a more complex story of a struggling country. Yale just released a… »10/05/15 7:20pmYesterday 7:20pm

The Trans Pacific Partnership Is A First Step To Cheap, Small Pickups In The U.S.

The landmark Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement got signed today and it could mean the end of the most restrictive tariff in the American auto industry. But it’s only the start of a difficult and secretive process. »10/05/15 6:51pmYesterday 6:51pm