Cars that time forgot - Honda Beat

For today's CTTF article, I went somewhat more mainstream after pleasing my inner fanboy by talking about a Lamborghini. Being more common doesn't mean we still remember it, though. This car was only sold in Japan and, as a kei car, it is pretty much impossible to find outside of it. BUT! Fear not! Its import… » 10/08/13 10:30am 10/08/13 10:30am

Transformers 2 Caught At Air Force Base, Chevy Beat Bot To Be "Skids"

Looks like the crew of Transformers 2 was caught on-set in Arizona at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base along with a couple of the more robotic cast members — albeit while in their vehicle mode get-ups. Based on the plates, it looks like we're also able to put a name to the bot who will be played by the Chevy Beat » 10/09/08 1:20pm 10/09/08 1:20pm: Skids.…

2011 Chevy Beat Wearing Dealer Plates Spotted In New York

At the time of this posting, the Chevy Beat » 9/15/08 9:20am 9/15/08 9:20am is , but that doesn't mean it can't undergo testing in the great state of New York — wearing dealer plates, no less. These images come via an eagle-eyed forum member over at and show the Beat on its evolutionary path from angry little hornet concept to mildly perturbed…

2011 Chevy Beat Uncovered, Displays A Daewoo Badge

According to the folks over at Hyundai-Blog » 8/28/08 1:00pm 8/28/08 1:00pm, what we're looking at here is the Daewoo version of the in all its glory. We're a bit suspicious as it appears to be sitting on the floor of some unnamed auto show, but the refined body panels suggest production intent and design for manufacture, so we'll buy it for now.…

2011 Chevy Beat Exposes Its Interior, Still Concealing US Plans

The fate of the Chevy Beat » 8/20/08 12:40pm 8/20/08 12:40pm is still , but as we see here, that isn't stopping the ongoing development of the latest GM minicar. The Beat gets a buddy for some hot weather testing and we get a look at the interior for the first time. For a subcompact, it's hard to be surprised by the spartan accommodations and the…

The Chevy Beat Goes On...Into US Showrooms?

Seems GM could be redoubling its efforts with small cars in the face of shifting consumer demand, and actually putting the Chevy Beat into the US market. Even though the Beat won in a popularity contest over its other two conceptual siblings, the Groove and the Trax — which we thought meant a green light for… » 7/03/08 5:20pm 7/03/08 5:20pm

Bumblebee And Chevy Beat Racing Around Philly

The hotted up 2010 Chevy Camaro SS version of Bumblebee was snapped either running from, or leading whatever 'bot the Chevy Beat will be playing on the set of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen today in Philadelphia. Hopefully they don't run into the NYC 2009 Renault Laguna Coupe, because we're pretty sure the Renault … » 6/19/08 4:20pm 6/19/08 4:20pm

Welcome To Burnaby, Where The Europas And Beats Roam Free

We saw the Chuck D-centric Olds 98 in Toronto a couple weeks back, and now the Canadian contingent is back with a whole bunch of seriously rare machines for our enjoyment. Donkeyassman has spotted a Lotus Europa, Lotus Elan, Chevy Chevelle, Mazda Eunos, and a pair of Honda Beats in the city of Burnaby, B.C. So put on… » 4/29/08 3:00pm 4/29/08 3:00pm

Stirring the Pot: PR Shots of the Chevrolet Beat

It's a slow Saturday – especially after huffing down a Rose Street Burger at Mo's across the street from Bob's Big Boy – so we're digging through the flash drive that GM gave us last night. Curiously, included with PR gunk stuff about the Camaro Convertible and Holden EFIJY concepts are these pics plus a press release… » 5/12/07 3:30pm 5/12/07 3:30pm

Fast as a Shark: No Sleep 'til Lynbrook

It's 10:46pm California time as I sit down to write this. But I'm not in San Pedro. I'm somewhere near Saint Marks Place in New York City, and the only sounds in the room are the tapping of two Apple keyboards and the rattling dull whine of air filters sucking the cigarette smoke out of the air of a spacious loft… » 4/06/07 7:00pm 4/06/07 7:00pm