Firefighter Racing is the Best Almost-Motorsport To Exist

So I was bored on a Friday night, and I saw an ad in the paper for some sort of firefighting competition at a local firehall. I'd previously noticed that this firehall had what appeared to be a drag strip on the premesis, so for the $4 admission fee I went to check it out. Here's what I found: » 7/25/14 10:37am 9 minutes ago

This Craigslist Ad Will Break Every Truck Enthusiasts' Heart

"I was told this is an International Scout... Some type of 4 cylinder engine." It's enough to make an enthusiast weep. I'm all for an "extreme-makeover" level restoration but I'm pretty sure this thing is at the point where the owner pays someone to haul it off, not the other way around. » 7/25/14 10:12am 34 minutes ago

Hollande: No Survivors in Air Algerie Crash, Black Box Found

There were no survivors of the 110-passenger Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali this week, French president Francois Hollande said today. Nearly half of the plane's passengers were French nationals. » 7/25/14 9:46am Today 9:46am

Everything You Need To Know About The AMG GT's 510 HP Biturbo V8

AMG is all about powerful V8s and the latest engine from Affalterbach fits right in the family. Now we have the official specs on the motor that will make its home in the 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT. How does 510 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque sound? » 7/25/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

FBI Investigating Former Ford Employee For Possible Espionage

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? » 7/25/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Seattle Police Investigate "Drone Strike" On Space Needle

'Drone' really is such a stupid term for what was reported to be a hobbyist quadcopter with a small camera attached. None-the-less, earlier today, visitors to the Seattle Space Needle said such a craft was hovering up around the observation deck when it supposedly impacted the iconic structure. It then flew back to… » 7/24/14 8:34pm Yesterday 8:34pm

GM's Tesla-Fighting 'Moon Shot' Is A 200-Mile… Sonic?

GM is building an EV. That's a given. And when former CEO Dan Akerson said the automaker assembled a team to investigate how Tesla could upend the auto industry, there was an assumption that GM's next full-fledged EV would compete with Tesla's volume sedan, the Model 3. Now comes word that it's a Sonic EV. » 7/24/14 6:55pm Yesterday 6:55pm

From Lust to Love, an Age-Old Story of Automotive Romance

I'm a married man, in love with his wife. Before I was in love with her, though, I was in lust. That love-at-first-sight mumbo jumbo is a farce — it was the initial physical attraction that prompted the first date, which led to love, marriage, and a baby in a baby carriage. This formula is not exclusive to human… » 7/24/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm