Panasonic Will Give Tesla At Least $3.50 To Help Build Gigafactory

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? » 7/31/14 9:31am 19 minutes ago

A 1964 Buick Riviera for $8,000?

Orange you glad I didn't say banana? Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Buick Riviera represents that marque's original entry into the personal coupe wars. This one is also unexpectedly orange. You need to decide if its condition - and its color- will make its price the apple of your eye. » 7/31/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

​The Stig Is Terrified Of Self-Driving Cars

It's easy to understand why some of us don't like the idea of autonomous cars. We enjoy the drive, adore the freedom, and practiced heel-toe downshifts for too damn long to give it up. But Ben Collins – former Stig and current halfwit – apparently gets paid to play fear mongering pundit rather than rational… » 7/30/14 8:03pm Yesterday 8:03pm

We Need More Cars Like The Brubaker Box

I'm so full of idiosyncratic automotive tastes that I'm probably the automotive-taste equivalent of a pervert. I've come to accept this, and now I delight in sharing my fixations with you. So, with that in mind, let's talk about one of the objects of my creepy attentions: the Brubaker Box. » 7/30/14 7:02pm Yesterday 7:02pm

The A-10 Warthog Will Soon Be Chasing Tornados And Attacking Storms

Soon, there will be more to the A-10's original "Thunderbolt" moniker than just a name. Everyone's favorite down and dirty chariot of destruction is going geek and soon will be receiving thunderbolts instead of throwing them. A single surplus Warthog is currently undergoing transformation into the ultimate storm… » 7/30/14 6:10pm Yesterday 6:10pm

Nevada DMV Is Offering Special Plates For Autonomous Cars

One of our readers was taking his daughter to the DMV for her driver's test (she passed!) when he noticed these personalized license plate options: ones for 'driverless' and 'requires a driver' autonomous cars. I think these are the first plates of their kind in the US. » 7/30/14 6:02pm Yesterday 6:02pm

How Jaguar's Active Differential Maximizes Performance Potential

While every part of a performance car serves a purpose both aesthetic and functional, there are certain parts, like the differential, that are absolutely essential. The differential — the ability of the wheels to spin at different speeds at one time — can also make or break the performance driving experience. » 7/30/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm