An Elite F-14 Airman Explains Why The Tomcat Was So Important

We sat at the end of the runway, our F-14's GE-110 motors humming, awaiting our clearance to begin what would be the last F-14 Demonstration ever. The Air Boss's voice crackled over the radio: "Tomcat Demo, you're cleared to five miles and 15k feet. The air show box is yours" At that very moment, I distinctly remember… » 7/24/14 12:05pm 18 minutes ago

The '732 Lbs Lighter' 2015 Ford F-150 V6 Was Weighed Against A 2014 V8

It is very impressive that a 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat four-door, one of the model's heavier setups, will only weigh 4,942 pounds. But it's important you know part of that "732 pound weight savings" came from the 2014 having a V8, while the 2015 had Ford's new 2.7 V6. » 7/24/14 11:47am 36 minutes ago

eBay Challenge: How Much Horsepower Can You Get For $1,000?

Recently, I was asked why I don't post things to reflect the car-buying wallet of the extremely cash-strapped enthusiast. Since I'm not one to back down from a challenge, but am extremely lazy, I'll ask the ever-vigilant internet horde to find me the car on eBay with the most horsepower, for a whopping $1000 budget. » 7/24/14 10:36am Today 10:36am

Man Gets Run Over by His Own Pickup Truck During Road Rage

Joseph H. Carl was driving home from a bar in Gainesville, Fla. Tuesday when he rear-ended a car that was stopped at a red light. Drunk and enraged, he got out of his pickup truck and began banging on the windows of the vehicle he'd just hit. If only he'd remembered to put it in park first. » 7/24/14 10:14am Today 10:14am

The 6.2 V8 Ford F-150 Is Officially Dead For 2015, And Good Riddance

"The F-150 is dropping the 6.2 V8 for 2015. The 3.5 EcoBoost will become the premium engine, it along with the 5.0 will be carried over... but stay tuned for the new output of those engines." Ford told me last night. Guess that pretty much confirms we're looking at a turbo Raptor in the pipeline. » 7/24/14 9:36am Today 9:36am

Everything You Need to Know About the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix

The Hungaroring. Dull track for single-seaters, yes. But there is an underlying subtext that makes it a - nevertheless - interesting event to have on the Formula One calendar. Bit of history and facts. » 7/24/14 7:59am Today 7:59am

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 24 minutes ago