Yes, SEMA Is Ridiculous, But There's Very Good Reason For That

Pink wheels. Bad paint. Crazy customs. Tucked-in T-shirts. Scene kids. Buyers. Exhibitors. Capital-M Media. SEMA is a nexus for the aftermarket, and all that that entails. It can be vulgar, it can be crass, it can be revolting and amazing all at once. And there's a very good reason for all that: money. » 11/09/13 1:13pm 11/09/13 1:13pm

How Creepy Chinese Automakers Use Sexy Naked Women To Sell Unsexy Cars

Sex appeal is used to sell cars in every country, but China has outdone the rest of the world with what they call "breast milk exhibitions," i.e. regular auto shows filled with topless and sometimes totally naked women. » 12/26/12 2:00pm 12/26/12 2:00pm

The Volkswagen Booth Professionals Of The 1979 São Paulo Auto Show

What kind of outfits would you expect Brazilian booth professionals to wear when showing off VW Beetles and Variants at the '79 Salão do Automóvel in São Paulo? How about long flowery dresses, the better to show off the features of the new alcohol-fueled VWs? BЯдΖǐL-ЯЄРΘЯΤЄЯ » 11/22/08 2:00pm 11/22/08 2:00pm has unearthed these great photos for us; make…

Mazda Kazamai To Show Off Swirling Crosswinds In Moscow

In the spirit of "sustainable zoom-zoom" — their words, not ours — Mazda has finally revealed the Kazamai, the mystery compact crossover bowing at the Moscow International Auto Salon August 26. Kazamai means "swirling crosswinds," and if you think you're seeing a heaping helping of Nagare design language, you're spot-on.… » 7/15/08 8:30am 7/15/08 8:30am

Best Little Car Show In Vegas: Viva Las Vegas 10

Our 1960 Ford Fairlane 500 driving Vegas homeboy Curtis Walker snuck away from the Las Vegas Grand Prix long enough to stop by Viva Las Vegas 10 at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. It was the latest in a decade's worth of rockabilly/hotrod that's gone, daddy. Check out Curtis's photo gallery and wish your pompadour was… » 4/09/07 2:04pm 4/09/07 2:04pm

Dutch Treat: Mercedes CL65 AMG Revealed in Amsterdam

The Mercedes CL65 dropped like a big chunk of Afghani hash at the AutoRAI in Amsterdam earlier today. According to the press release, translated by World Car Fans, the tuner CL will get a 612-hp version of AMG's booster-rocket V12. That's the six-point-oh-mein-gott-liter, twin-turbo devastation engine, hand-signed by… » 3/28/07 11:52am 3/28/07 11:52am

Autorama Blowout! Unsafe at Any Speed - Blown 502 Trike

I think Ralph Nader's infamous title is perhaps more apropos in this situation than in its original context. I first saw this contraption cruising Woodward during the Dream Cruise last summer, but couldn't seem to catch up to it. Now it's cornered quarry and far more dangerous than I'd thought. As mentioned, that's a… » 3/16/07 2:45pm 3/16/07 2:45pm