GM Wants To Become The World's 'Most Valued' Automaker

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? » 10/02/14 9:00am 15 minutes ago

Is $3,500 for this 1980 Mercedes Benz 300TD Anything To Celebrate?

The ad for today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe candidate claims the car was once owned by the actor, Dustin Hoffman. You might expect it then to be a Duetto, but instead it's a diesel, and a wagon at that. Will its price still make this older Benz a seductress? » 10/02/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

New Lego Technic Book Will Make You Want To Play With Legos Forever

Lego's had a separate line just for the truly, irredeemably smitten gearhead for years, the Technic line. Where conventional Legos were defined by bricks, Technics went beyond mere masonry into the realm of engineering, and was full of moving gears and belts and pistons and other amazing stuff. Now there's a book… » 10/01/14 9:56pm Yesterday 9:56pm

Elon Musk Just Teased Something Called The 'D'

Elon Musk just sent out this cryptic tweet and teaser image of what may be a modified Model S that's due to be revealed on October 9. And he's hinting at something else. Maybe that upgraded Roadster we've been promised? Let the speculation begin... » 10/01/14 9:39pm Yesterday 9:39pm

​Zero's 2015 Electric Motorcycles Almost Justify Their Price

Zero Motorcycles has done more to push the electric bike game forward than any other manufacturer. While we're still waiting for Mission and BRD and Lightning to actually sell something, Zero has been chugging along, iterating and upgrading. And with its 2015 models, the features list almost lines up with the… » 10/01/14 9:03pm Yesterday 9:03pm

IMSA Radio Reunites ALMS Crew To Broadcast An Insane Amount Of Races

American sportscar racing has been missing the audio crew of John Hindhaugh, Greg Creamer and Jeremy Shaw ever since ALMS merged with Grand Am to create the TUDOR United SportsCar series. No more—they're back to cover nearly every race IMSA sanctions. » 10/01/14 8:06pm Yesterday 8:06pm

​Glickenhaus' SCG 003 Will Drive To Le Mans, Transform, Then Race

James Glickenhaus is nuts, but in all the right ways. In the case of the forthcoming SCG 003 LeMans car-for-the-road, he'll be offering a version that can be converted from road car to race car and back again. And that's exactly what he plans to do at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans. » 10/01/14 7:37pm Yesterday 7:37pm

A GoPro Will Not Make Your Life Better

We see awesome GoPro videos all the time, and a lot of the company's advertising is predicated on the notion that if you want your life to be awesome, too, you better get a GoPro. But, no. If your life is boring before GoPro, it will be boring after GoPro. Sorry. That's just the way it is. » 10/01/14 7:07pm Yesterday 7:07pm

Will a Driver Beating a Passenger With a Hammer Force Uber to Grow Up?

San Francisco's District Attorney has already charged the UberX driver who allegedly used a hammer to beat passenger with two felony counts for assault and battery. But the victim, Robert Chicas, will have a harder time suing Uber directly for an attack that left him hospitalized for three days with a fractured skull,… » 10/01/14 6:52pm Yesterday 6:52pm

Simona De Silvestro Out At Sauber; Susie Wolff, You're Our Only Hope

In "news that makes me sad," Sauber test driver Simona de Silvestro's Formula One hopes have come to an end because of (surprise, surprise) financial reasons. If she gets replaced with a craptacular pay driver, I may have to start watching curling instead. » 10/01/14 6:36pm Yesterday 6:36pm

Ram Is Committed To Making Small(ish) Diesel Trucks

Until the Duramax-powered Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon show up (supposedly 2016) the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the smallest diesel pickup you can buy in America, and it's also the most fuel-efficient. Ram is convinced this is What The People Want, and they're about to start building a whole bunch more of them. » 10/01/14 6:10pm Yesterday 6:10pm

First New-Build MH-47G Spec Ops Chinook Takes Flight

Boeing delivered the first of eight new-built MH-47G today, a full month ahead of schedule. This new heavy hauling chopper is the first purpose-built special operations Chinook ever, although it will be fitted with the same cutting edge avionics and countermeasures as the existing and quite geriatric MH-47s force,… » 10/01/14 5:51pm Yesterday 5:51pm

Honda Says The New Civic Type R Will Be An Unbeatable 'Super Type R'

Go home, Integra. Step aside, NSX. Your kids need picking up at soccer practice, Civic and Accord. Honda says their new 276 horsepower 2015 Civic Type R is so potent, so uncompromising in its performance, that it will trump every Type R car that came before it. » 10/01/14 5:19pm Yesterday 5:19pm