Mini Pulls Off World's First Successful Backflip In A Car

When you make energy drinks, it's not enough to just sell them to the general public. You have to sponsor crazy activities so people know you're serious about the energy in your drink. Red Bull has a couple of Formula One teams and once made a guy jump out of a space balloon; now Monster Energy had a rally driver do… » 2/17/13 4:30pm 2/17/13 4:30pm

Danica Patrick Becomes First Woman to Win a Top Tier NASCAR Pole,…

Yes, for the first time ever, a woman will lead a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to the green flag as Danica Patrick wins the pole for the Daytona 500. of course, plate qualifying isn't really about the driver as much as it is about the team, so that's really not her accomplishment so much as it is Crew Chief Tony… » 2/17/13 3:32pm 2/17/13 3:32pm

Adorablest Gearhead Ever Amy Macdonald Learns To Whip A Kia Around The …

Everyone seemed to get a huge kick out of seeing Scottish singer Amy Macdonald in last week's "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car" segment of Top Gear. I mean, you'd have to be crazy not to. She's adorable! She has owned three Audi R8s! She has a Ferrari 458 Italia! She used to own a Nissan GT-R but thought it was too… » 2/17/13 2:00pm 2/17/13 2:00pm

Used Car Face Off: Which Failed GM Roadster Is Right For You?

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely!

If there was a dictionary entry for “failed roadsters” the Buick Reatta and Cadillac Allante would be right there. It’s not that they were especially bad cars, but they were… » 2/17/13 1:00pm 2/17/13 1:00pm

George Romney's Personal Rambler Classic Is For Sale

I have an unexplained soft spot for American Motors. Perhaps it’s the underdog thing or just that they dared to be different for different’s sake. Maybe it's because they teamed up with Renault in their later years to make things that looked good on paper yet were terrible in reality. Whatever the case, if I had the… » 2/17/13 12:00pm 2/17/13 12:00pm

Chevrolet Has A Good Ad In 'Find New Roads' – Except For The RoboDog

We were rightfully skeptical towards Chevrolet ditching the meaningless “Chevy Runs Deep” tagline for the sounds-like-it-came-from-Saab “Find New Roads.” What exactly does "Find New Roads" mean for such a mainstream icon like the bow tie? It took me a while it come to terms with it, but I actually think it’s one of… » 2/17/13 10:00am 2/17/13 10:00am

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

Look at These Mesmerizing Porsche-Inspired Cinemagraphs

Since Dr. Ferry Porsche rolled the very first 356 prototype out of a garage in Gmünd, Austria, in 1948, every vehicle to bear his family name has been meticulously engineered to give its driver a visceral experience. From classic two-seat sports cars to hybrid supercars, no other manufacturer has so successfully… » 7/15/14 11:59am 7/15/14 11:59am