British Driving Instructor Busted For Accepting Thousands In Bribes For…

Would you pay $4,500 to pass your driving exam? It sounds ludicrous, but more than 100 people in London were willing to fork that over to bribe a driving instructor for a license, according to the BBC. That instructor was arrested earlier today by police, who are investigating a "cash-for-pass" driver's license scam. » 2/20/13 6:18pm 2/20/13 6:18pm

The De-Stockification, And Ensuing Re-Stockification, Of Stock Car…

In 1949, the first season of what is now called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was held. Red Byron won two of his six starts to take the inaugural champoinship in a fresh-from-the-showroom Oldsmobile. Sixty years later, Jimmie Johnson won the 2009 edition of the same championship in a car that was in no way comparable… » 2/20/13 5:02pm 2/20/13 5:02pm

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

Fill Your Tank (More Than Once!) with a $150 Gift Card

The one thing guaranteed to suck the joy out of driving is the cost of gas when you decide to top off your tank. As you pull away from the gas pump, you're not sure what's higher: the number on the bottom line of your receipt, or your blood pressure. Of course, buying gas isn't nearly as traumatic when you're spending… » 4/15/14 12:00pm 4/15/14 12:00pm

Watch Jaguar Turn Four Villains-in-Training into Performance Drivers

The getaway is a key component of effective villainy. With this in mind, the four winners of Jaguar's Villain Academy contest gathered at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas to sharpen their driving skills at the Jaguar Performance Driving Academy. Lapping COTA in an F-TYPE might not make these contestants… » 6/27/14 12:00pm 6/27/14 12:00pm