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

Six Things John Z. DeLorean Did That Have Nothing To Do With That Car

Yesterday was John DeLorean's birthday. The man was a motoring icon for many reasons, though there's really only two things about him that anyone thinks of: cocaine and a certain time machine. I don't want to bring up the DMC-12 at all. Crap. I mean, not again. Let's focus on six other things DeLorean did. » 1/07/15 10:00am 1/07/15 10:00am

This Fascinating Stillborn VW Prototype Would Have Been Revolutionary

By the late '60s, VW was in a legitimate full-on panic about replacing the Beetle: somehow, they never really managed to figure this out. The Beetle was just selling too well for too long to worry until it was almost too late. Eventually, the Golf saved the day, but there was a brief moment where it looked like VW's… » 12/29/14 2:25pm 12/29/14 2:25pm