Stop With The Numbers, Just Give It A Turbo Badge

I don't know about you, but I'm out of explanations when someone asks what the numbers mean on the back of a car. It used to be very simple to explain that a C280 was a C-class Mercedes with a 2.8-liter engine, and that was the end of the story. But with engine downsizing and the egos of their customers in mind,… » 6/23/13 3:00pm 6/23/13 3:00pm

Turn Your SUV Into A Canyonero With These Awesome Etsy Badges

Usually when I hear "Etsy" and "car accessories" in the same sentence, I picture a colossal knitted car cozy or maybe a shift knob made from the head of an old troll doll. I'm happy to say I'm a big jerk who doesn't know what the hell he's talking about, since these fake car badges are pretty fun and are available on… » 10/04/12 9:30am 10/04/12 9:30am

You Say Toyoda, We Say Toyota: How The Automaker Got Its Name

Sakichi Toyoda was born in Japan 145 years ago today on February 14th, 1867. By all accounts a hard-working entrepreneur, Toyoda's greatest success was building a small business manufacturing textile looms. That business ended up growing into a company that, for two years beginning in 2008, became the world's largest… » 2/14/12 1:30pm 2/14/12 1:30pm