How I nearly made the most important barn find in motorsports history

Most Formula One cars end up on display or in the private collections of the über wealthy. A car like the McLaren MP4/6 Ayrton Senna drove to the F1 World Championship in 1991 should be in a museum. That's why I thought it was so strange when I thought we found it collecting dust in the space above the… » 10/27/11 12:00pm 10/27/11 12:00pm

Why I won't watch the crash that killed Marco Simoncelli

For me it's not a moral dilemma. Indeed, another young racer has died on TV, cut down as millions watched, leaving those who love him with the kind of grief we outsiders can only conceptualize, not actually feel. Watching or not watching the crash that killed Marco Simoncelli (or Dan Wheldon) won't bring him back, and… » 10/24/11 12:00pm 10/24/11 12:00pm

How AutoTrader uses hot girls to sell cars

There's never been an appreciable audience for online video reviews of appliance cars. That hasn't stopped AutoTrader from making dozens of drowsy vids spiked with enough hot actresses and models to fill a Hummer limo. Because when the cars are boring, people will still check out the pretty faces, right? Right? Here's… » 10/20/11 3:30pm 10/20/11 3:30pm