The Baja Pig - Part 1, The Big Picture

The drawing is real. Its a 1989 BMW 325is that I converted into a desert racer for the Baja 1000. Turns out its the first production based BMW to run the infamous race and it all started when I was dared by Miller Welders to build a BMW for the Baja 1000... in 15 days... and starting on the floor of SEMA. » 4/24/15 8:55pm 8 minutes ago

Beware The Siren Of The Richmond Parking Deck

No, not that sort of siren, you uneducated cretin. The sirens were mysterious creatures that plagued the Ancient Greece of Odysseus, singing beautiful songs that lured sailors to their deaths. People thought they were myths, but they weren’t. They still exist. Except instead of plaguing the seas, they plague parking… » 4/24/15 7:25pm Today 7:25pm

This Classic Ford Bronco Was Pulled Out Of A Junkyard To Race Baja Again

The motorstorm of retro off-road awesomeness that is the NORRA Mexican 1000 takes over Baja next week. Among this year’s competitors is this badass Bronco; it won the race almost forty years ago, ended up a derelict in a desert junkyard, and is returning with a legendary driver and a fresh restoration. » 4/24/15 6:25pm Today 6:25pm

"Two days ago, Native American extras on Adam Sandler’s new Netflix movie The Ridiculous Six walked off the set due to the film’s portrayal of Native Americans. In response, Netflix defended the film as a “broad satire” in which those being made fun of are “in on the joke.” So,..." [Defamer] » 4/24/15 4:44pm Today 4:44pm

Oregon’s Neutered Lane-Splitting Bill Removes A Massive Safety Benefit

The Oregon State Senate has passed a proposal to make lane-splitting legal in the state. The only problem is the amendment has been diluted so much in the legislative process that it’s eliminate one of the biggest safety advantages to motorcyclists. » 4/24/15 3:39pm Today 3:39pm

Why the CIA Is Allowed to Run America's Deadliest Drone War 

“As President and Commander-in-Chief, I take full responsibility for all our counterterrorism operations,” President Obama said at a press conference yesterday about killing an American and an Italian hostage in a US drone strike on Pakistan. What Obama failed to explain: Why the Central Intelligence Agency is allowed… » 4/24/15 3:31pm Today 3:31pm

Take This Quiz To See How Well You Know Your Badge Engineering 

Badge engineering — the process by which one carmaker takes another maker’s car, slaps their own badges and name on it and sells it — has always been a little baffling to me. I suppose retail markups are enough that you can make money doing this? I mean, they must, because they do it plenty. And often, weirdly. » 4/24/15 3:16pm Today 3:16pm

They Drove A Tesla From LA To New York In A Record 58 Hours 55 Minutes

Last summer the car gurus at Edmunds.com took advantage of Tesla Motors’ ever-growing Supercharger network to drive coast-to-coast in a Model S in 67 hours and 21 minutes, record time for an electric vehicle. Carl Reese, of Santa Clarita, California, thought he and his friends could smash that record. This past… » 4/24/15 2:45pm Today 2:45pm