Flat Out At White Hell, The Northernmost Car Testing Center In The World

Nokian Tyres introduced winter tires in 1934 in Finland, and eighty years later – when they aren't chasing ice speed records on frozen lakes – they are still busy testing tires flat out while looking for reindeer on the biggest and coldest playground you've ever seen. Welcome to White Hell. » 3/17/15 2:55pm 3/17/15 2:55pm

Was Mercedes' Gearshift Design To Blame In In Fatal Train-Car Accident?

On February 22, a 49-year old woman accidentally drove into the path of an oncoming train. The tragic accident claimed her and five other peoples' lives, and while the exact reason why she drove into the path of the train isn't known, Mercedes-Benz automatic gearshift design is a suspect. Let's see why. » 3/05/15 10:20am 3/05/15 10:20am

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

This Is The Most Disgusting Car Idea I've Ever Had

I'm guessing if you saw my byline up there, you've already made an instinctive grab for your preferred vomit bucket. That's smart, because what I'd like us to consider today is sort of gross. But it may not be such a terrible idea, if you really think about it. It has to do with advances in growing biological… » 2/03/15 9:55pm 2/03/15 9:55pm

A Lot Of New Car Technology Is Just Marketing BS That Doesn't Work

The role of the critic has long been ridiculed and lambasted for all the obvious reasons – so few of those who chose to comment on anything motorized could ever produce something approaching the quality of that which they were criticizing. The motor car is perhaps the best example of this phenomenon – at its most… » 2/02/15 12:00pm 2/02/15 12:00pm

Yes, Warm Your Damn Car Up If It's Cold

Facebook, taken as a whole, is like having some pushy friend who has to give you advice on everything, then show you stacks of pictures of his lunches. And lately, that pushy friend has been telling you not to bother warming up your car in winter, and posting many articles explaining why. Should you believe him? Or… » 1/08/15 2:40pm 1/08/15 2:40pm