For many of us lifelong gearheads, our gateway drug to cars, provided to us as children, was the racing exploits of a sentient 1963 Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie. The music from that first movie, The Love Bug, still plays in my head when I actually manage to pass someone. But what if that famous music was stolen?
I don’t think I was aware there was a track at Disney World, and this accident that killed a (probable) driving instructor is a tragic way to find out about it. The track is used by the Exotic Driving Experience, and the 24 year-old driver seems to have been a client, and the 36 year-old passenger, Gary Terry, was…
Many of you who have gone car shopping have encountered some interesting characters on the sales-floor. But for the past four years Chevrolet has been taking advice from Mickey Mouse and Goofy in order to make your car-buying experience more pleasant. I guess it really is a small world after all.
When I was growing up, Disney's TaleSpin was just something that came on the TV while I was wearing my pajamas. Thinking back on things, I played witness to a show completely out of its mind.
Disney and Pixar are taking the Cars franchise one step further with a new anthropomorphic feature film set to be released in 2013 — Planes. Check out the trailer above and cross your fingers for Chuck Yeager, Howard Hughes and Top Gun inside jokes. (Hat tip to Autoblog!)
At a Thursday midnight showing, I sat in a theater filled with nerds waiting for the start of Tron Legacy in 3D. Why were we all there? Light cycles, of course.
The Disney-produced "Magic Highway" animated short presented how 1950s futurists viewed future transportation. It's equally prescient (LifeFlight, sprawl), ridiculous (nuclear cars, air-conditioned roads) and patriarchal (mom to the mall). But what from these highways of future past came true?
The coolest advertising feat here at Comic-Con was Disney dropping a full-size model of the new Tron: Legacy Light Cycle behind a replica storefront of Kevin Flynn's Arcade. We were there to see it unveiled live. Full gallery below.
Two monorails collided on Sunday at the Disney World park in Orlando. Witnesses say a single train was stopped at the Ticket and Transport Center when a second train rammed it from the rear.
Miley Cyrus, otherwise known as Hannah Montana, has joined the driving masses with her newly obtained learner's permit. Be careful if you live within a drunken drive of Hollywood.
We aren't sure what to make of this ad. Since Disney will, er, make very uncomfortable anyone who uses its trademarked symbols without permission, we must assume there was some Disney/Mitsubishi licensing deal involved here. We must also assume that the menacing, unmoving face of Mickey Mouse leering into the rearview…
Since every car on the NEXTEL Cup circuit today is based on a four-door sedan anyway, and the Holden HSV E Series GTS actually does look a bit like the Butterscotch Stallion-voiced protagonist of Pixar's Cars, this DVD-release tie-in promo actually makes quite a bit of sense. Contestants can either enter online or via…
Listen, we feel really bad for Chicagoland doctor Lanny Wilson. He lost his 14-year-old daughter to a Metra train collision while his son was trying to get her to a rehearsal on time and ignored the lights. And now he's campaigning to have the scene in Cars where Lightning McQueen just barely beats a train across the…