Forbes attacks Volt, omits shilling for oil industry

In the latest issue of Forbes magazine, writer Patrick Michaels trashes the Chevy Volt and General Motors, saying the Volt is the socialist evil Ayn Rand warned of. What Michaels doesn't mention? How the oil industry pays his bills.

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11 cars that will make you cool

There's a post over at Forbes on the 11 cars that will make you cool. Their coolness arbiter? Ray Wert. I'm pretty sure the last CD he bought was a Chumbawumba best-of, so take it with a grain of salt. » 3/17/11 1:00pm 3/17/11 1:00pm

Jerry Flint, Curmudgeonly Automotive Journalist, Dead At 79

Jerry Flint, the official curmudgeon of the auto journalism world whose career dated to the Eisenhower administration, died Saturday. We fly our ascots at half-staff in his honor today. » 8/08/10 1:41pm 8/08/10 1:41pm

ForbesAutos.com Staff Laid Off, I Start Saying Nicer Things To Ray…

Rumors have flown all week about Forbes » 11/14/08 4:20pm 11/14/08 4:20pm planning to their division. Those rumors look to be confirmed by , though a spokesperson refused to confirm or deny those rumors to us. Though the auto site has never been a major player in the automotive news business, it illustrates a reality: less automaker revenue means …

Forbes Autos Drops Top Ten Luxury Cars for the Ladies

Forbes Autos is up to the list-making again, giving us the top ten list of luxe cars with the primary driver being a woman. While not as sexy as the men's list, the vehicles are more practical and comfortable, and packed with a lot more Volvos. Interesting to note that our favorite Saturn designer, Miss Vicki Vlachakis » 1/28/08 10:15am 1/28/08 10:15am

Triumphs of Techno-Geekery: Forbes Lists 10 Ten Nerd-Luxmobiles

Once you've decided the old Locomobile or YT-1300 freighter simply isn't on the cutting edge of technology anymore and are ready to take a mallet to the piggy bank in order to upgrade your motoring experience, you may want to peruse this list from Forbes, which list's Figrin D'an Lienert's top technological vehicles.… » 1/22/07 9:30pm 1/22/07 9:30pm

Jalopnik Outraged: Dan Lienert Disses the Chevy LUV!!!

Look, we're as post-modern, self-destructive and borderline nihilistic as the next guy, but there's a couple things we hold sacred. Chief among them are the inherent and timeless sex-appeal of any camino, the eternal glory of the Starion, the holy trinity of Clarkson, May and Hammond and the undeniable, ass-kicking… » 1/06/07 3:30am 1/06/07 3:30am

Glickenhaus on Living With the P4/5

Ed Jim "Big Daddy" Glickenhaus has had a few months to toy with his Pininfarina-built, Enzo-based Ferrari P4/5, and the auto types over at Forbes commissioned Ted West (who did the Car and Driver P4/5 profile released just before the car's debut at Pebble Beach last summer) to speak with tha Glick about what the… » 12/15/06 9:00am 12/15/06 9:00am

ForbesAutos Widdles With the BMW Hydrogen 7

Free lease on a Bimmer? Gotta be an influencer, unsere Kapitan. But if you've got the cred the Bayrischens are looking for, you could be rolling in a dual-fuel BMW Hydrogen 7. The ForbesAutos crowd took one for a spin, and while the performance figures are rather underwhelming, and the liquid hydrogen fuel will burn… » 12/08/06 6:30pm 12/08/06 6:30pm

Jerry Flint: Crossovers Boring, Csaba Csera Really Knows His Cars

We sort of hate to pick on Jerry Flint, but we're sure as hell pick on the copy desk at Forbes. Csaba Csera? That said, in a rather obvious piece, Flint does make some solid points about the crossover trend, and the fact that it will eventually die. Hopefully its replacement will be cool wagons. Or, in the Loverman's… » 11/22/06 1:30am 11/22/06 1:30am

The Astounding Narrowness of the Tango

Three years ago, we were living in the former California state capital of Benicia and left the house two hours early one morning to make a photographers' meeting at Sears Point prior to the Dodge/Save Mart/Polska Ciabatta/Sharper Razor/Faster Pussycat 350 Presented by Thurston Howell III and Hank Chinaski. Eighteen… » 9/11/06 2:30pm 9/11/06 2:30pm

Forbes' Top Cars For Singles, 2006

Damn, have we really been leading the single life for a year? When Forbes released last year's iteration of this list we'd just received a "Dear Johnson" letter and had decided to move back to California. We did not buy any of the cars on last year's list, and on our blogger's salary, we doubt will be buying any of… » 7/24/06 3:30pm 7/24/06 3:30pm

Ferrari FXX Ride-Along

Lucky bastard Michael Bettencourt of ForbesAutos got a chance to ride as a passenger on a few hot laps of Mosport Raceway in an unnamed owner's Ferrari FXX. The 800hp, 2,500-lb ber-Enzo apparently dished out the punishment like a pre-menstrual Zsa Zsa Gabor in a leather corset, prompting Bettencourt to comment, "I… » 7/19/06 4:30pm 7/19/06 4:30pm

Selective Recollection: Is Toyota Getting a Pass on Their Recall…

At 10.7% of vehicles operating subject to recall, Toyota is second only to Ford as a mass-market automaker in that particular stat. Still, the way Forbes has stacked the numbers, counting Chrysler as a separate entity rather than as a unit of DCX is a little suspect (although it's worth noting that their recall… » 6/22/06 6:15pm 6/22/06 6:15pm

Taking Delivery on the Continent

Joey Tempest most likely will not be driving a new car to your door for delivery. We mean, face facts here for a second: would a Swedish rockstar come to your house? Farago's maybe, but most likely not yours. But that doesn't mean that there's not another type of European delivery available if you're interests lie in… » 6/15/06 7:30pm 6/15/06 7:30pm

Size Matters: Forbes' Best And Worst City Whips For '06


Man do we miss Charles DuBow — since he left, Forbes Autos lists feel like it's "top ten" lists were written by a child — a very intelligent child — but a child nonetheless. They've just dropped their 'Best and Worst Cars For City Driving' and let me tell you — it's disappointing. Why can't we get a city "Best" list… » 6/02/06 8:38am 6/02/06 8:38am

Get Facion! Pirelli Parties at the Guggenheim

The girl who stole away our boyhood innocence was an aspiring actress with a penchant for the goth scene. She and her friends had a wry obsession with the French, and whenever anything was ridiculously fabulous, they'd say, "That's facion!" Which, of course, is totally made-up. But this bit from ForbesAutos about… » 5/01/06 3:55pm 5/01/06 3:55pm

Forbes, It's Not A "Sexy Cars" List Without A Camino!


Forbes has gone and done it. They've dropped their list of the Top Ten Sexiest Cars of 2006 — and there's narry a 'camino in sight. But in all seriousness, the place has totally gone downhill since Dubow left the place to peddle his wealth-porn at Business Week. That's the only reason we can think of for why they… » 4/25/06 6:00am 4/25/06 6:00am

Forbes Lists Spring Hotttness, We're Underwhelmed

Supposedly, spring has sprung, but the weather here in Southern California is suspiciously similar to what we were dealing with back in February. Somebody's lying. And Dan Lienert's gotta be lying through his teeth when he calls the Cadillac Escalade EXT "ultra-cool." Dan, you know what we do whenever we see some… » 4/04/06 3:37pm 4/04/06 3:37pm