It's Too Bad Elon Musk Wouldn't Even Give Dan Neil A Full Tesla Model S…

I've got this sneaking suspicion that the Tesla Model S is a great car. Throw out all of the questions about the car's underpinnings, the conditions of range, and the prospects of selling 20,000 of these a year and it probably is great. I know I'm excited to drive one at some uncertain point in the future. » 7/07/12 9:00am 7/07/12 9:00am

The Car Show First Episode: Open Thread

If you've got SPEED (the network, not the drug), you might want to tune in at 10 PM EST to see The Car Show. Discuss the bits, the remotes, and the desk right here. » 7/13/11 9:30pm 7/13/11 9:30pm

The Car Show hosts transform into giant wieners for soapbox derby

In my dreams, I am an eagle, gliding above mountains and plains, diving for the silver flash of a salmon. In my nightmares, Dan Neil dons a hot-dog costume and shouts at me through a bullhorn. Here's a new clip of stuntwork from Adam Carolla's "The Car Show," due to be yanked from the hot wiener water this Wednesday at… » 7/12/11 4:30pm 7/12/11 4:30pm

Dan Neil Can Now Talk Dirty All The Time

Dan Neil, the LA Times' Pulitzer-winning car critic, is among staffers at the embattled paper looking forward to heeding the the example of new owner Sam Zell and tossing around the salty language a bit more freely, according to The New York Observer. Here's the salient quotable: "There's a certain lasciviousness… » 2/13/08 5:15pm 2/13/08 5:15pm

Dan Neil Likes but not in Love with the Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI

Full disclosure: I often find myself recommending the MB GL450 to my wealthier friends who ask about big SUVs. That overgrown puppy is one hell of a truck, even if you get to watch your average fuel economy decrease while idling (no really, it's true). Elegant, burly, hella capable and epically comfortable, the GL450's … » 12/04/07 3:15pm 12/04/07 3:15pm

Dan Neil Canes the Bentley Continental GT Speed

As some of you may or may not know, Dan Neil is the only human being in the entire history of earth to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for automotive journalism — ever. Say what? Yeah, it's true. If you need to be reminded why, continue reading: » 11/16/07 9:30am 11/16/07 9:30am

Also, the above picture is Dan dressed as a mime. Say what? Well, you is…

What's The Worst Car Of All Time?

OK smarty-pants— you dumped all over Dan Neil for being a communist, liberal elite, ivory tower, Jane Fonda French kissing, Volvo/Saab/Prius driving, latte-sipping, car-hating hippie socialist. Sure, he's dead wrong on the Rambo Lambo, but 49 out of 50 ain't bad. So now it's your turn. Show us what you got. Bonus… » 9/10/07 3:15pm 9/10/07 3:15pm