Aston Martin's CEO Just Doubled Down On An Alabama Factory

Last month, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said that building a plant in Alabama “would make sense.” But now he just doubled down, telling the Automotive News that Heart of Dixie would actually be an “obvious choice.” Hold onto your hats, because one of these days we’re going to see an Alabama Aston. »5/21/15 9:23am5/21/15 9:23am


Volkswagen Will Build Plant In Chattanooga, Tennessee

Volkswagen will build its first American plant since the 1980's in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The city bested competing bids from Alabama and Michigan for the plant, which will cost up to $1 billion to build and could employ as many as 2,000 workers. Chattanooga had a major advantage due to the state's lack of unions and… »7/15/08 10:51am7/15/08 10:51am

Fearing Cooties, Democrats Get Vaccinated Before NASCAR Events

In a move seemingly calculated to enrage Southern racing fans, who tend to get pissed off when perceived as hookwormy, disease-ridden third-worlders by folks from Yankeeland, Democratic staffers on the House Committee For Homeland Security recommended that those planning to attend NASCAR events in North Carolina and… »10/12/07 8:30am10/12/07 8:30am

Driver Arrested For Flipping Off Cop Awarded $3000

A judge in Mobile, Alabama, saying that police officers must have "thicker skin" than the general public, has ordered that the Mobile Police Department pay Addison DeBoi $3000 after his arrest on disorderly-conduct charges for giving the finger to a police officer from his car. DeBoi wanted 10 Gs to compensate for the… »8/06/07 1:30pm8/06/07 1:30pm

The Zen + Math of Rock Crawling in the FJ Cruiser

An ex-girlfriend with whom I still have somewhat of a volatile relationship lives in Birmingham, Alabama. This would generally be rather unimportant, other than I felt like I needed to go and stare down the city she bailed on me for. So when Toyota offered me and three other various internet personalities a shot at… »10/16/06 3:43pm10/16/06 3:43pm