How BP Hilariously Locked Itself Into Billions in Oil Spill Payments

Last night, 60 Minutes aired a report on how BP is trying to get out of a contract that has forced the oil giant to pay billions in reparations stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even to people who weren't directly affected by the disaster. The funny thing is that BP has no one to blame but itself. » 5/05/14 3:11pm 5/05/14 3:11pm

Why Is 60 Minutes Dubbing Motor Noises Over Tesla Footage? (Video)

Anyone watching 60 Minutes' interview with Elon Musk? They keep dubbing motor noises over driving footage of the Model S. It sounds like they recorded a motorcycle engine and used it to spice up the car footage. Whatever it is, it's not the sound of a Tesla. (Update: 60 Minutes admitted to dubbing the sound) » 3/30/14 8:05pm 3/30/14 8:05pm

60 Minutes Lamborghini Report Was Worth the Watch

As mentioned in a few posts, 60 Minutes did a story on Lamborghini, actually it was the second story the venerable news show has done on the tractor maker. Scott Pelley presented the segment and it was well done. Within the first few seconds we see Pelley being blown away by driving a Gallardo. Of course all the… » 11/03/13 10:49pm 11/03/13 10:49pm

60 Minutes Wasn’t Above Taking Audi’s Money Before Destroying Them

In my weekly search for classic ads, I came across this real gem from 1986. The ad itself is fun but relatively unremarkable — we have an Audi sedan showing off its impressive AWD system by driving up a steep and snowy ramp, leading you to wonder how good it is on the street. Are you ready for an Audi? » 9/15/12 10:30am 9/15/12 10:30am

Andy Rooney Bitches, Moans About State Slogans On License Plates, Being…

Last night's bitch-fest by Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes' starts with his inability to discern the difference between cars and then as usual, inexplicably moves towards something only quasi-tangentially related. In this case, license plates and state slogans. Although there's no real point he's driving at, it's funny in… » 8/11/08 12:20pm 8/11/08 12:20pm

New Cadillac Partially Revealed in 60 Minutes Spot

On last night's 60 Minutes, GM Vice Chair Bob Lutz took Steve Kroft on a walkthrough of Cadillac's Warren, Michigan design studio, where the brand's angular Art and Science design language took shape. Lutz, ever the tease, upskirted a new Caddy model, revealing floor-to-ceiling grillework in the front and part of a… » 4/03/06 9:19am 4/03/06 9:19am

Y'ever Notice How American Cars Suck?: Andy Rooney Skewers American…

On CBS's "60 Minutes" last night, humorist and avuncular crankpot Andy Rooney gave American automakers a rhetorical wet willie in their cauliflower ears. Too many, ill-defined model names, he quipped, have turned the US auto industry into a kaleidoscopic blur of subpar vehicles: » 12/12/05 7:20am 12/12/05 7:20am

He even personalized his Few Minutes…