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Barrett-Jackson: Ford, Shelby to Auction One-Off Glass-Roof Shelby…

Looks like Ford's puckering up to take on every inch of the big BJ auction this weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona. Highlighting their car-love for the weekend will be their auction of a one-of-a-kind 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR with one of them new-fangled Mustang glass roods everyone's been talking about. We would like to… » 1/17/08 4:53pm 1/17/08 4:53pm

General Motors, Army Combine Forces On Arizona Test Track - To Build A…

Word has just come our way the General and the real makers of Generals, the US Army, are working together to build something together deep in the Arizona desert. They've signed an agreement for GM to construct a $100 million test track on the Army's proving grounds. In addition to building it, the 50-year lease… » 7/11/07 1:15pm 7/11/07 1:15pm

Super Flight: Driving the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

When he's not writing Car Hack's Notebook columns for the Jalop, our mate from Birmingham, UK, Nick Hall must suffer his day job. Such drudgery it is to fly to Scottsdale, Arizona to drive the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera in the desert at ludicrous speeds, trying to outwit a police force that lives to put his… » 4/13/07 10:18am 4/13/07 10:18am

Adventures in Dumb: Woman Tosses 69 Speeding Tickets, Faces Time in…

You know, we've of course come out vocally against speed cameras, but Francesca Cisneros of Chandler, AZ simply does not give a fuck about them. Or at least, she didn't used to. After racking up 69 speeding tickets since March, all but five of which were camera-capture citations, Cisneros faces eleven large in fines… » 8/15/06 5:00pm 8/15/06 5:00pm

Banner, Is That You? Arizona Man Lifts Camaro Off Of Injured Teen


Tom Boyle and his wife, both of Tucson, AZ came out of the local Wal-Mart to find an 18-year-old and his bike stuck under a Camaro which had just run him over. While the mullet-headed driver stood in amazement, Boyle decided to channel all of his anger into his alternate personality, a large green muscle-head with… » 7/29/06 2:05pm 7/29/06 2:05pm

That's Sonata Slow Rental Car: Man Busted Going 147 mph in a Hyundai

We once had a Hyundai Excel that couldn't hit 147 mph if it were reentering the atmosphere from space. But boy, how times have changed for the Koreans' finest. An Arizona man was recently clocked going 147 mph in a Hyundai Sonata that had been either leased or rented. Of course, according to police, he's in for… » 6/02/06 5:37pm 6/02/06 5:37pm

What Wood He Do for A Twin-Cad-Motored Car?

The last thing you'd expect from a man named Nickel is a car made of mahogany. (We daren't go for the wooden-Nickel joke.) But that's just what Jerry Nickel, of Apache Junction, Arizona came up with. Powered by two 500-inch Cadillac mills, each driving one set of wheels, Nickel's creation was built over four years… » 4/13/06 1:36pm 4/13/06 1:36pm

The March of the Speed Cameras: Scottsdale Report

Commenter buzaw0nk noted last month that the nation's first speed cameras had gone up on Arizona's Loop 101 highway in Scottsdale. The early reports are in, and authorities say that motorists have noted less weaving in and out of traffic, as well as reduced speeds. The program's currently a nine-month trial, but… » 2/09/06 3:56pm 2/09/06 3:56pm