Why Are Car Taillights Red?

There’s a lot of things in life we’re so used to, it’s hard to imagine that they’re not just some law of nature, like gravity or running water over the toothpaste on your toothbrush to ‘set’ it. One of these fundamentals is the fact that the rear of cars have red lights on them. But why, exactly, is that? Why red,… » 4/08/15 3:39pm 4/08/15 3:39pm

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 2/25/15 3:29pm

The Craziest Twin-Engined Racing Cars Were Made By A Bus Company

Having the history's largest repository of information at your fingertips you'd think would transform you into some enlightened, ideal human. Not me. Mostly for me it's meant that I can learn about weird cars I never knew about. And so I have. If you're not familiar with Fageol, I'm honored to introduce you. You'll be… » 2/05/15 2:30pm 2/05/15 2:30pm