The 1988 IAD Royale: The Forgotten Subaru Luxury Concept

In 1988, a British design firm known as International Automotive Design (IAD) created a luxury sedan concept around a Subaru. IAD wanted to demonstrate to Subaru what a luxury Subaru could be, and why IAD was the group for the task (as opposed to Italdesign). The chosen starting point for this project was an XT-6. » 9/02/14 1:32pm Just now

Did Delta Force The Retirement Of Record-Holding Flight Attendant?

Flight attendant Robert Reardon has truly witnessed the ups and downs of the airline industry. He flew for so many years that he outlasted even the most senior pilots by twenty-plus years. He holds two Guinness World records — oldest active flight attendant, and the longest career as a flight attendant, at 63 years. » 9/02/14 1:17pm 15 minutes ago

North Korea Still Owes $393,000,000 For Volvos It Bought In 1974

When we ran a story a while back about the cars of North Korea, one photo in particular caught my eye. In that photo was a green 1974 Volvo 144, which made me wonder if it was part of those 1000 legendary stolen Volvos I'd heard rumors about. It was, because those rumors are true. » 9/02/14 12:19pm Today 12:19pm

Alfa Dealers Expected To Offer Luxury Concierge Services

There are only 1,500 examples of the Alfa Romeo 4C coming to the US. However and Alfa plans on expanding it's U.S offerings in the near future. Now the pressure is on the dealerships to provide a customer experience that rivals other luxury marquees. » 9/02/14 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

Why Is Everyone Freaking Out About This 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Render?

The 2016 Mazda Miata debuts tomorrow evening. Let the nearly real renders begin. This one just popped up on Miata.net, and has started a frenzy. Why? Because it appears that an employee of Mazda North America might have made the rendering. Interesting. » 9/02/14 11:54am Today 11:54am

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport: This Is It

We're a day away from the official unveiling of the latest edition to the Land Rover family, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport. But since you can't keep a good car from leaking out early, here is the full SUV in all its glory, care of Autoblog Italia. It looks good! » 9/02/14 11:46am Today 11:46am

Your GM Car Will Soon Know When You're Texting (And Tell You To Stop)

A decade ago, you'd assume that the idiot on the highway in front of you weaving back and forth across the yellow lines was drunk. Today, there's a pretty good chance that they're just trying to navigate some particularly complicated emoji. GM wants to stop the madness, and it's betting on eye-tracking to do so. » 9/02/14 11:29am Today 11:29am

2015 Dodge Viper: It's Better, So Someone Please Buy One

The Dodge Viper gets a raft of improvements for the 2015 model year. It's officially a Dodge again as SRT bows out of being its own brand. It gets a new model. It has more power. It even has slightly better fuel economy. Now will you please buy a damn Viper? » 9/02/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

Looking for a few (million) good Jalops

A bit of a surprise: with 30-odd owners responding, absolutely no repairs have been reported for the 2014 Audi A4 (and related models) through TrueDelta's car reliability survey, which now covers through June 2014. Among the 2014s, only the Toyota Camry has a similarly spotless record. While other German cars aren't… » 9/02/14 10:56am Today 10:56am

Watch The Coolest Chevy Blazer Of Our Time Tear Up The Desert

Desert racing champion and off-road stunt driver BJ Baldwin is a monster in the sand. Watch him show off some moves in the glorious angry-eyed K5 Chevrolet Blazer he uses as a prerunner, and a wild Toyota Tundra he apparently drives on the street. » 9/02/14 10:41am Today 10:41am

Driver Stuck Inside A Russian Tornado Is Having A Worse Day Than You

We've seen plenty of Russian dash cam videos. We've also even seen a couple of videos from inside tornadoes. But this beautiful mashup of crapitude combines the two genres of desolate waste, making the occupant of this Russian car stuck in a tornado officially the person with the Bad Day of the Week. » 9/02/14 10:28am Today 10:28am

Uber Banned In Germany, Plans To Ignore It And Keep On Uber-ing

Ride-sharing service Uber is good for two things: catching a ride in a more convenient way than hailing a taxi in some cities, and pissing people off. They've done the latter just about everywhere, the latest example being in Germany, where their service was banned outright by a regional court. » 9/02/14 10:18am Today 10:18am

Now You Can Buy a V12 Aston Martin For The Price Of A Toyota Camry

Every week I post one of these things and every week I'm absolutely stunned by the value of the dollar in the used car marketplace. On the secondhand market, you can buy a well-looked after Aston Martin DB9, for the price of a new, fully loaded Toyota Camry. This is why capitalism works, people. » 9/02/14 10:03am Today 10:03am

Is This The Moment Right Before The Car Market Collapses?

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? » 9/02/14 9:43am Today 9:43am

Sit Back, Tell Us How Special You Are, and Win a Prize

While the drive to take quizzes and fill out surveys online is technically not included on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it's nevertheless up there with eating, sleeping, and sex in terms of unstoppable human urges. When given the opportunity to reflect on your own special self by ticking off boxes—… » 9/02/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm