Stranger Buys Slain Deputy's Police Car, Gives It To Deputy's Sons

When Tanner Brownlee was 15, his father Sam Brownlee was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving as a sheriff’s deputy in Colorado. Tanner doesn’t have a lot to remember his father by. That’s why he and his brother Chase wanted to buy their dad’s old Dodge Charger police car at a May auction. » 6/01/15 9:10pm 34 minutes ago

Cheap Leases Won't Save Volkswagen, But A Wagon Might

Why drive a Corolla when you can have a German sedan for less than $100 per month? Bloomberg reports that Volkswagen Jetta leases are $89/mo in some areas of the country, but is it really a deal if it’s a car no one wants? Perhaps VW should shred the cheap car image and look to a longroof to regain some sales.
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The 24 Hours Of LeMons Is Going Where It Really Belongs: Australia

Greetings, at least one foreign land that’s gone “I wish we had something like that here” every time we’ve posted about crapcan racing. The 24 Hours of LeMons folks have opened up the 24 Hours of LeMons Australia. If all else fails, at least it’s guaranteed to be better than this year’s Australian Grand Prix!
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Teenager Allegedly Poses As FBI Agent, Steals And Crashes Dealer's Car

Kids these days, when they aren’t taking selfies, they are pretending to be federal agents in order to take Dodge Chargers out for a joy rides. Well, maybe not all kids, but one Michigan teen could be facing some serious charges for allegedly impersonating an FBI agent, stealing and crashing a car.
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This Is The Worst Way To Get Stuck On A Global RallyCross Course

This is what happens when you get pushed off a ramp at just the wrong place on a Global Rallycross course. Collete Davis was nudged off the side of the ramp by another GRC Lites car who didn’t want to concede the racing line and got wedged between the ramp itself and the spotter’s stand. » 6/01/15 6:08pm Today 6:08pm

What's The Right Amount Of Horsepower?

The expected answer to the question “What’s the right amount of horsepower?” is usually to bellow “AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE” shortly before lighting yourself on fire and leaping through a plate-glass window. But the question is actually a lot more complex than you think, and with HP ratings generally increasing every year,… » 6/01/15 4:35pm Today 4:35pm

This Shadow Government Agency Is Scarier Than the NSA

If you have a telephone number that has ever been called by an inmate in a federal prison, registered a change of address with the Postal Service, rented a car from Avis, used a corporate or Sears credit card, applied for nonprofit status with the IRS, or obtained non-driver’s legal identification from a private… » 6/01/15 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

But What Does A Miata Club President Think Of The 2016 Miata?

Meet Joe. Joe is the President of the Nutmeg Miata Club. As you’d imagine, he’s a huge Miata nut who took off work to check out the 2016 Mazda Miata when we were at Lime Rock Park. I gave him a ride on Lime Rock’s autocross. It’s safe to say he enjoyed it. » 6/01/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Arrange one thousand watermelons in a straight line on a runway, 2000ft from the start line. Accelerate as fast as possible into the watermelons, but make sure your trunk and windows are completely open. For every whole watermelon that bounces into your car, you may charge $50,000. This is the industry standard. » 6/01/15 3:58pm Today 3:58pm

Dealership Roof Collapse Ends In Massive Audi-valanche

I’ll be the first to admit that what you’re looking at looks completely fake. But it isn’t. It’s a screengrab from a BBC video. The roof-top parking lot of an Audi dealership in the British city of Milton Keynes just completely caved in, sending approximately 20 cars crashing down into a mountain of cars below. » 6/01/15 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

Is Elon Musk Addicted To Your Tax Dollars?

He’s been heralded as one of the great geniuses of our time, a man whose work has kickstarted everything from electric vehicles to solar energy and private space travel. But does Elon Musk have an addiction to government subsidies? » 6/01/15 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Here's What Happens When Lightning Strikes A Charging Tesla

Tesla’s been pretty adamant for a while now that lightning is no unusual hazard to its all-electric Model S, any more so than lightning is a hazard to any regular car. But what looks to be a freak occurrence just captured on video shows that a bolt from the sky can, indeed, at least screw up your Tesla Model S. » 6/01/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm