The Worst Test Drive You Will Ever See Full Of Profanities And Racism

Most times when you take a car for a test drive before you buy it, it goes pleasantly enough. You see if the seat's comfy, you feel the suspension, maybe even try out the acceleration a bit. What you don't do is start screaming profanity and racial insults. Unless you're this lady. » 3/23/14 11:20am 3/23/14 11:20am

This Hawaiian Woman's Name Is Too Long For A Driver's License

The next time you start to complain about your long, hard-to-pronounce last name, remember that things could always be worse. Your name could be Keihanaikukauakahihuliheekahaunaele, which doesn't even fit on a driver's license. » 9/14/13 10:59am 9/14/13 10:59am

Conclusive Proof That The Nissan Leaf Doesn’t Save Nature

Hey Mother Nature, you thought electric cars were going to save you and all of your wonderful wilderness creatures? FALSE. They're going to EAT THEM. » 8/24/12 10:00am 8/24/12 10:00am

Hawaii first U.S. state with $4-a-gallon in gasoline

Hawaii wins the race to become the first state in the U.S. to top $4-a-gallon gas as we move ever-closer to summer driving season. [LA Times] » 3/14/11 2:15pm 3/14/11 2:15pm

Hawaii Five-0 Shows How To Leap Over A Car Accident

The new Hawaii Five-0 (or Hawaii 5-0 if you're so inclined) debuts tonight on CBS in the 10/9-central spot. There will be Mustangs and Mercurys and Alex O'Loughlin dodging a car crash — a useful skill in tourist-filled Hawaii. » 9/20/10 1:30pm 9/20/10 1:30pm

Kanye West Doesn't Care About Black Porsches

Hip-Hop star Kanye West's black Porsche Panamera Turbo was destroyed in Hawaii this weekend. The car was in the care of West's cousin while Kanye was off the Island and reported stolen after the crash. Hmm... [KLTV] » 6/08/10 12:00pm 6/08/10 12:00pm

Hawaii To Install Anti-Drifting Roads

Is Hawaii's solution to illegal street drifting an increased support for draconian law enforcement or enactment of anti-hoon legislation? Nope. Anti-skid road surfaces that have the added bonus of making the roads safer for everyone and faster for enthusiasts. » 5/20/10 1:00pm 5/20/10 1:00pm

Ten Great International Driving Trips

Following yesterday's sojourn across the United States we'd open our minds and borders with ten great international drives chosen from the "Drives of a Lifetime" list from National Geographic: Traveler. » 8/20/09 1:30pm 8/20/09 1:30pm

1967 Datsun 411 Down On The Maui Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. You'd think Maui's humidity would be rough on old Japanese cars… » 1/02/09 4:00pm 1/02/09 4:00pm

At Last! Hawaii Five-O Complete First Season on DVD

Fans of black Ford sedans, unisex hair styles, scenic Pacific vistas, and cheesy dialog, will be ecstatic to hear that the entire 1968 first season of television's finest Hawaiian cop drama is at long last available on DVD. While this news was first reported months ago, getting the discs onto the shelves was evidently… » 3/09/07 1:30pm 3/09/07 1:30pm

Honolulu Lulu! 14-Hour Traffic Jam Snarls Oahu

And we thought the 405 sucked. An Army excavator whacked a pedestrian bridge, forcing officials to shut down the H-1 freeway, the state's most populous island's main artery. The resultant traffic jam lasted for fourteen hours. Fourteen freaking hours. People were forced to sleep in their cars. Some abandoned their… » 9/07/06 4:15pm 9/07/06 4:15pm

Book 'Em Danno: Hawaii's Draconian New Speed Laws

While we understand that 30 over in many situations can be an unsafe speed, and is generally regarded as such on the mainland, we think it's pretty surprisiing that Hawaii is adding any speed over 80, regardless of the posted limit, to some pretty heavy-duty speed penalities. If you're nailed, expect a $500-$1,000… » 6/06/06 2:23am 6/06/06 2:23am

More on Maui's Junk-Car Clearing Problem

They're crushin' so many junk cars on Maui, they went 'n' done broke their baler! The baler, that handy-dandy device that packages spent vehicles into smart little cubes, gave up the ghost and the determined people of the island are having to use a steam shovel to smash the cars up. However, fear not ye Mauians beset… » 12/27/05 2:15pm 12/27/05 2:15pm

Maui Zowee: Hawaiian Island Takes on Junk Cars


Okay, so Bakersfield wasn't a surprise, but to us mainlanders who've never had a chance to visit the Islands Formerly Known as Sandwich, we're a bit shocked that Hawaii's got an apparently serious junk car problem. Having declared the island a "disaster area," alliteratively-named Governor Linda Lingle has authorized… » 8/05/05 12:43pm 8/05/05 12:43pm