Meet The Original Automotive Con Man That Sort Of Gave Birth To Ford

Cars, like pretty much everything, attract their share of crooks and liars. We've covered modern ones here before. But it's worth going back to the early days of motoring to learn about one of the original — and still one of the most brazen — motorized charlatans: Edward Joel Pennington. » 2/25/15 3:29pm Wednesday 3:29pm

Mechanics Take Man's Ford Focus ST On Terrifying 118 MPH Joyride 

Stuff like this makes me almost never want to own a truly fast car again. When you take it in for service, how do you really know the mechanics aren't taking it on some insane joyride? That's exactly what happened to one Ford Focus ST owner in England, something he only found out through a dash camera. » 2/18/15 7:10pm 2/18/15 7:10pm

There's A Really Creepy Masturbator On The Loose In A Chevy Truck

Are you near Clackamas or Multnomah counties in Oregon? Do you have an urge to see a very creepy red-headed, naked man masturbate by a black 2001-2004 Chevy S-10? If so, this is a magical time for you, since there's a man of that description who's reported jerking off in front of his truck 14 times so far. » 2/18/15 1:17pm 2/18/15 1:17pm

Guy Covers Road In Water To Blame His Wreck On Black Ice And Not Booze

Brian J. Byers was driving his 2001 BMW while a little loaded, ran a stop sign, and slammed into a guard rail. Luckily, no one was hurt, so he limped the damaged BMW back home. Still drunk. Which may be why he did what he did next: returned to the accident scene to pour water on the road to make it look like the wreck… » 2/16/15 4:20pm 2/16/15 4:20pm

The Chief Justice Of The Supreme Court Has Never Been Pulled Over

Much of the arguments before the United States Supreme Court would bore the average layperson to tears. But in a case before the Court concerning traffic stops a few weeks ago, Chief Justice John Roberts apparently admitted something absolutely nuts. He's never been pulled over by a cop before. Ever. » 2/12/15 4:45pm 2/12/15 4:45pm

Why Are The Feds Obsessed With Seizing These People's Old Trucks?

Jennifer Brinkley had a typical summer morning planned on July 15: get up, get dressed, and take her son to tennis practice. That changed when six body armor-clad Department of Homeland Security agents and local police officers showed up at her North Carolina home and blocked her driveway. They were there because of… » 2/12/15 1:35pm 2/12/15 1:35pm

Man Pulled Over For Doing Paltry 140 MPH In Fastest Car In The World

We were sent a tip, from Canada, claiming that a man in a Chevy Malibu was busted going 226 KPH, or 140 MPH, on a highway in Nova Scotia. I immediately discounted this, as the thought of any Malibu doing 140 is frankly absurd, let alone in Canada. But then I saw the buried lead. It was a rental. » 2/10/15 6:25pm 2/10/15 6:25pm

Someone Really Beat The Shit Out Of This Audi R8

These pictures have been bouncing around the car-loving internet for a few days, and are both painful to look at and impossible to ignore. The story is the destructive work was from a cheated-upon wife, though there's no real proof. What is obvious, though, is that whoever did this is a master of really fucking… » 2/10/15 12:38pm 2/10/15 12:38pm

Rolls-Royce Once Sued A Company For Making Beetles Look Like Their Cars

Have you ever bought a Rolls-Royce? Specifically, have you ever bought a strangely small Rolls-Royce that had kind of bad paint, a headliner ripped all to hell, and desperately needed a muffler for, oh, about $1100? If so, my friend, then I'm afraid you've been had, because that wasn't a real Rolls at all! Luckily,… » 2/06/15 2:40pm 2/06/15 2:40pm