Bad News: A Brief History Of Media Controversies And The Auto Industry

“Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” That ages-old slur against the news media was used quite a bit this week after the New York Times’ failed drive of the Tesla Model S, and Tesla’s subsequent response to it. People have a right to be skeptical of the Times’ drive: after all, media coverage of… » 2/16/13 2:30pm 2/16/13 2:30pm

Video: The Next Range Rover, On and Off-Road Review

I've never liked Range Rovers, but not for their lack of capability, design, or build quailty. They have always been fantastic luxury off-roaders, ruined by their owners, whose first trip after leaving the dealership is to Platinum Motorsport, which immediately and without hesitation, ruins every single one. Can the… » 2/16/13 1:30pm 2/16/13 1:30pm

My Grandfather Ran from the Cops in this 1936 Ford Humpback

Police sirens roar through a warm summer night in rural Joplin, Missouri.  Speeding after a 1936 hot rod, the first “Hemi” powered Joplin police car chases after a young man in a black ford.  Racing through the country roads, the man’s heart beats fast.  The cops gain ground on every straight, but the miscreant’s… » 2/16/13 11:59am 2/16/13 11:59am

How To Travel From D.C. To Boston, All-Electric, Faster And Cheaper…

Getting tired of all the Tesla stories? I'm not. Getting away from the sideshow that is Elon Musk v. The NYT there's a much deeper truth about transportation and EVs buried in this story: driving a car from D.C. to Boston is a bad idea for most people. There's a much smarter, cheaper, and faster way to get from D.C.… » 2/16/13 11:46am 2/16/13 11:46am

CNN's Tesla Model S Had Some Of The Problems Elon Musk Told Us Were…

CNNMoney's Peter Valdes-Dapena says he learned a lot of things on his road trip from D.C. to Boston in a Tesla Model S, including the massive amount of planning that goes into a long road trip in an electric vehicle. Oh, and he also encountered the same problems with his Model S we told you were plaguing owners — and… » 2/16/13 9:00am 2/16/13 9:00am

We Drove The 2015 Ford Mustang: It's Still Best With A V8 And A Stick

Few cars have garnered more attention than the new American performance trifecta. Between the C7 Corvette, the Challenger Hellcat, and the 2015 Ford Mustang it's like the hopes and dreams of a nation are riding on front-engine/rear-drive domination. Now I've driven all three, and it's a tire-shredding reminder that… » 9/18/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm