Rally Co-Driving Behind The Scenes Part 3: Advice for the…

So far I've spoken about a co-driver's process when preparing for a rally. But what about an aspiring co-driver? How do you get from standing roadside watching to riding along in the silly seat? I figured I'd take the moment to talk about getting started in rally. I'm going to talk a bit about my path to the right… » 2/20/13 4:45pm 2/20/13 4:45pm

Do French Workers Really Only Work Three Hours A Day?

The French! They're so lazy. They don't want to work, they just want to lay around in their berets eating cheese, drinking wine, making love and losing wars. Not like us hard work-loving Americans. At least, that's the perception that tire company CEO Maurice Taylor has of the French. And he's not afraid to say it. » 2/20/13 3:46pm 2/20/13 3:46pm

The McLaren M20 Had 750 Horsepower And Could Destroy Porsches (On Good…

Pretty new Macca, huh? Here’s an old one, the M20 sports prototype from the waning days of McLaren’s dominance of Can-Am. Fiberglass and aluminum, crazy velocity stacks, F1- and Can-Am champion Denny Hulme at the wheel, who managed to beat the turbocharged Porsche 917’s in the early races of the 1972 season but lost… » 2/20/13 3:25pm 2/20/13 3:25pm

The Last Oldschool Airliner's Production Is Over

It's the end of the line for the Tupolev Tu-154. This triple-engined medium-range narrow-body airliner was the workhorse of the Soviet Union, but managed to stay afloat long after the fall of communism. While noise regulations banned it from Western Europe quite a while ago, experts say that Tu-154s will serve the… » 2/20/13 3:09pm 2/20/13 3:09pm

Elon Musk To NYT: Let's 'Bury The Hatchet' In The Fight I Started…

The war of words between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the New York Times dominated the world of automotive news last week after one of the paper's reporters failed at his D.C. to Boston drive in a Model S and Musk responded by calling the story "fake." Now Musk says he wants to "bury the hatchet and move on." Or, in other… » 2/20/13 2:06pm 2/20/13 2:06pm

EXCLUSIVE: Will.I.Am's $900,000 One-Of-A-Kind Car Is Actually A 1958 VW…

Earlier today we saw a car that was supposedly Will.I.Am's brand-new, totally custom ride. We have confirmed that this is Will's car, but it hasn't been "built from scratch." The car is actually a 1958 VW Beetle that has been modified beyond recognition. The build started in 2009. It still isn't really done. And… » 2/20/13 1:41pm 2/20/13 1:41pm

The Strange Handmade Charm Of India

Here in the USA, you can almost always spot an Indian product. This is very different than Chinese products, which are so numerous and varied as to be anonymous. But Indian products you find in the America, they almost all have this artisan/handmade quality. Whether it's jewelry in bins at Anthropologie or manhole… » 2/20/13 12:41pm 2/20/13 12:41pm

Rhapsody in Revs: A Love Letter to the Jaguar F-TYPE Exhaust Note

When it comes to the Jaguar F-TYPE, there are a few things I think we can all agree on. First, it's beautiful — especially in coupe form. These galleries are proof. Second, the Jaguar F-TYPE's V-8 engine sounds awesome. And you don't just have to take my word for it. » 7/23/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm