Meet Bertha Benz, The Woman Who Took The First Real Drive

As Google's doodle reminded me, today is International Women's Day. It's kind of alarming how much I rely on something called a "Google Doodle" to know what's going on. So, in honor of women, I'd like to talk about one woman who's been a hero of mine for many years: Bertha Benz, the first person to take a real road… » 3/08/13 3:45pm 3/08/13 3:45pm

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Drift Commercial Portends A Hellish Future

Lately, I've been seeing this commercial for the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class an awful lot, and it's kind of been haunting me. And not just because the disembodied voice of Don Draper is telling me, calmly but firmly, how awesome the new car is. There's something profoundly disturbing about this ad, and I want to get to… » 7/07/12 2:00pm 7/07/12 2:00pm

Happy Hanukkah! A Menorah's Worth of Motoring Jews

As you may know, it's Hanukkah time, when Jews all over the world celebrate what may be organized religion's lamest miracle, and one of the few holidays where we Jews managed to not end up exiled or slaughtered or anything. It's a holiday with candles, presents, fried potatoes and a kickass story about a tough Jew… » 12/23/11 10:00am 12/23/11 10:00am