The AMC Cowboy Concept Is As American As An Eagle Eating A Hot Dog

Just take a moment and consider the full name of this car: the American Motors Corporation Cowboy. Just saying all those words together should materialize a waving flag behind you and cause an eagle to alight on your shoulder. Pretty amazing for an economy car trucklet that never happened. » 7/03/14 6:00pm 7/03/14 6:00pm

Hornet-amino Is The Truck Hudson Should Have Made

From the looks of this custom 1953 Hudson Hornet pickup truck, you'd think the brand never discontinued truck production in 1947. Unfortunately they did, so this Hornet-amino is unfortunately just a well executed custom vehicle rather than a mass produced car/truck hybrid. » 6/17/12 12:30pm 6/17/12 12:30pm

What is the coolest car or truck with an animal model name?

Most new car model names suck. There— we said it. We once lived in a world of cars named for exotic locales and badass living creatures. These days we're lost in a sea of letters, numbers and words that require a dictionary or an marketing degree to make sense of to identify new cars. » 12/03/11 5:00pm 12/03/11 5:00pm

Welcome Back To Model Hell!

One advantage Model Hell has over Project Car Hell is that you can fit a lot of the little suckers in your garage. How about a vintage, unassembled 1972 AMC Hornet funny car kit? Yeah, you need this one! » 3/28/10 6:00pm 3/28/10 6:00pm

Green Hornet's Black Beauty Wrecked On Set, Kato To Blame?

The gorgeous Black Beauty Crown Imperial from The Green Hornet remake appears to have crashed during filming. No word on injuries, but rescue crews can be seen in photos from the set. » 9/08/09 2:40pm 9/08/09 2:40pm

F/A-18F Super Hornet Build Time-Lapse From Beginning To End

Military jets are not made by magic, rather, by hyperactive workers with the ability to complete the build of an entire F/A-18F Super Hornet in less than four minutes. [via military.com] » 7/15/09 8:30am 7/15/09 8:30am

F/A-18 Fighter Jet Buzzes Detroit Apartment Building

This weekend's APBA Gold Cup speedboat race in Detroit may have been exciting, but it was slightly overshadowed, both literally and figuratively, by the orifice-exploding sight of a freaking F/A-18 Hornet buzzing downtown. » 7/13/09 5:45pm 7/13/09 5:45pm

Donked AMC Hornet Sportabout Sports Hella Bass, Truck Nutz

Normally, we wouldn't recommend adding big ol' donkin' wheels, JC Whitney leaf-spring shackles, and Truck Nutz to a Malaise Era wagon. However, this combo works perfectly on a primered '76 Hornet Sportabout! » 5/09/09 10:30am 5/09/09 10:30am

PCH, Carpocalypse Past Edition: '56 Hudson Hornet or '57 Packard…

It's Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Since the ongoing Carpocalypse is on everyone's minds, let's go with the late-50s Carpocalypse today! » 12/26/08 5:30pm 12/26/08 5:30pm

Project Car Hell, Malaise Special Editions: Hang 10 Dart or Levi's…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 8/22/08 6:00pm 8/22/08 6:00pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Italy in our last Choose Your Eternity poll, with the Alfa Romeo Duetto taking a 53-47 victory over the British contestant. After admiring the lovely in yesterday's , we had no choice…

Not-Available-Here Econobox Shootout: 500 Vs. Hornet Vs. Cube

We're all now apparently destined to give up our delightful gas-guzzling luxury boats (again) and dump our super-sized SUVs in favor of wearably small fuel sippers. It seems, thanks to news yesterday that the Dodge Hornet's still in the mix and planning to head stateside, that at least a few automakers are trying to… » 6/12/08 9:40am 6/12/08 9:40am

Hornet Is Go! Dodge to Build Micro-Car, Because Duh, Gas Prices Might…

The ever-progressive Chrysler Corporation wowed the auto industry today amid heavy rumors that it may build a small economy car based on the Dodge Hornet. While not breaking up with Big Oil, Chrysler is hedging bets that, in the future, fuel prices will soar due to a combination of flawed American foreign policy… » 6/11/08 1:00pm 6/11/08 1:00pm

Ass-Kickin' Engine of the Day: Hudson Six

You know what's wrong with NASCAR these days? Two things: the fans no longer drink beer from steel cans, and nobody races inline-six flatheads! Oldsmobile and Chrysler had new overhead-valve V8s in the early 50s, but Hudson Hornets equipped with 308-cubic-inch, twin-carb (called "Twin-H") flathead six engines utterly… » 5/06/08 2:00pm 5/06/08 2:00pm

Chery Auto to Move Slooooooowly Into US

Chinese automaker Chery is ready to move into the country, but at their own pace. You can't rush it. It'll happen. They promise. Speaking at a J.D. Power and Associates forum, Chery General Manager Lin Zhang said "To be honest, we don't have a definite timetable yet for entering the U.S. Market." The plan is to have… » 11/16/07 11:00am 11/16/07 11:00am

No Chery-Flavor For Cerberus-Owned Chrysler?

We've just heard the Chinese automaker Chery's halting the deal with DaimlerChrysler to build Chrysler-brand vehicles (like the horny li'l hornet) until they get a chance to talk to the three-headed dog that's soon to be owning the automaker. According to the AP: » 5/21/07 2:00pm 5/21/07 2:00pm

Obviously Zhang has been living in a hole in the…

It's Official Unless China Says It's Not: Chery To Make Itty-Bitty Cars…

This deal's been in the works for what seems like forever. We'd even heard the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid was all set to go in October of this past year, but held off for "political reasons." So it's really no surprise that the deals' done — the DaimlerChrysler supervisory board's approved the… » 2/27/07 9:57am 2/27/07 9:57am

Chrysler Would Prefer A Chery-Flavored Hornet Rather Than Plain Chery

Negotiations have been going on for around a month between Chery and the Chrysler Group over what b-segment car the folks at Chery may build for the less-than-equal side of the "merger of equals." AutoWeek's reporting the folks at the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid are a bit concerned over the quality… » 2/20/07 10:46am 2/20/07 10:46am

Breaking! An Extra Scoop Of Chery-Flavored Fiat?

The China Daily's reporting that Chery, the Chinese automaker that's always looking to be on top by partnering with every automaker on the planet, is reported to be looking at expanding their partnership with the Italian car maker Fiat. The two automakers currently have an engine deal and apparently one of the options… » 2/01/07 9:10am 2/01/07 9:10am

Breaking! DaimlerChrysler Chooses Chinese Chery To Build Dodge Hornet?

Last week we'd heard rumblings of some kind of an announcement involving the Dodge Hornet sub-compact (picture gallery for a reminder below) to come at the Detroit Auto Show, although we never confirmed it. However, Chrysler Group veep o' talking Jason Vines is confirming today DaimlerChrysler's chosen Chinese… » 12/29/06 11:58am 12/29/06 11:58am