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Usually, when an automaker sets a record lap at the Nürburgring, there’s a lot of yelling about it that follows. Press releases. Tweets. On-board footage. Stuff like that. Volvo, apparently, set a record with the S60 Polestar at the Ring last year and then... went about its usual business and said nothing to anyone…
Sometimes you will get a warning, something like “Daaaad, I don’t feel good.” Or you may just get the faint sound of a liquidy burble before the event. A bomb is about to go off in your back seat, usually some putrid combination of chicken nuggets, PB&J and juicy drink. It’s not a matter of if, but when.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know about this crazy little thing we call life.
At this moment, the idea that we’re on the brink of electric cars becoming cheaper to build than combustion cars is getting a lot of traction, along with the idea that EVs will be as cheap to own as the loud kind of car even sooner. These are important developments, and while it’s potentially good news for consumers,…
Remember the Chevrolet Code 130R Concept from a couple years ago, and how it was supposed to be some kind of small rear-wheel drive sports coupe for the teens? It didn’t happen.
Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to get you ready for going outside, this time with a solid selection of New Balance apparel for men and women, all marked down to great low prices.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
It’s been said that it’s not the cough that carries you off, but the coffin they carry you off in. You might get carried off with today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom Vee-Dub, but will its price still bury its chances?
Sir Roger Moore, the third James Bond, passed away this week at the age of 89. As a lifelong diehard Bond fan, I am extremely sad. Of course the only remedy is to remember him, and who can forget the iconic car chase from For Your Eyes Only?
Colorado newspaper the Steamboat Today reports that local business owners Todd and Kim Robertson woke up on Monday morning to see the back bumper ripped off of their Ford Focus, complete with bear prints on the paint. They never saw the bear in the act.
At first glance, the May 22, 1997 issue of The Big Bend Sentinel, a local newspaper in West Texas, appears unremarkable. “Good Luck, MHS Class of ‘97,” a banner reads on the front page, just above the nameplate. Five class photos of graduating seniors from Marfa High School are followed by stories announcing…
Nordstrom has two large sales each year: The Anniversary Sale and The Half-Yearly Sale. Well, today is about halfway through the year, so Nordstrom is taking up to 40% off a boatload of styles. It’ll take time to look through all the stuff, so maybe pencil it in as a meeting at work or something.
The 8 Series is actually coming back in 2018, and BMW had planned to give internet fanboys who have been dreaming of this for decades a concept design this weekend. Well the weekend is here early, as photos of the concept have allegedly leaked.
Here are the concept images for the car IndyCar intends to use in 2018 and onwards, and I have to admit: they look bad ass. Gone are the blocky pieces behind the rear wheels and in is a full length of beautifully curved, flowing shapes.
Pop the hood on any modern car and you will be greeted by the sight of evil pixie demons gnashing their teeth at you, squealing with cruel delight. Wait, no, that’s not right. You’ll see a big plastic engine cover! Yes. But why?
Speaking of small worlds, June 23 marks the return of the tiniest toy cars in Micro Machines World Series. It’s miniature racing with an incredibly healthy heaping of Hasbro product placement. How much can you spot in the latest trailer?
Normally the location of America’s nuclear subs is a closely-guarded secret. But President Rodrigo Duterte now knows where at least two of ours are, and that’s because President Donald Trump told him in a bragging phone call, according to transcripts obtained by a news website today.
When I was an angular teen with visible ribs and freakish teen metabolism, and not a rotund middle-aged slob, my brother and I used to walk across the street from our high school to McDonald’s in the short interval between the end of the school day and the start of football practice. I’d get two Big Macs for two…