In what has to be one of the dumbest cases of car thefts I’ve ever heard of, police in Mashalltown, Iowa, caught a suspect driving a stolen Ford GT40 replica that had been painted black—likely to disguise what has to be the only example of such car in the small city of 30,000 residents. Who did this guy think he was…
A car is seen in the wall of a shed on January 29, 2016 in Fenton, Iowa. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images).
The second Democratic Presidential Debate came in the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris and there were plenty of opportunities for the candidates to discuss the future and rehash the past when it comes to fighting terror and dealing with military affairs. Foxtrot Alpha dissected these statements just as we’ve…
Tesla was in the middle of a three-day Model S test drive program in West Des Moines, Iowa when it was forced to cancel the final day of the event. The local dealers association ratted out the automaker to the state's Department of Transportation because only licensed "dealers" are allowed to offer test drives. Sigh.
Greenwood Roadway in Indianola, Iowa attracted enthusiasts from far and wide when it hosted SCCA and club races in the 1960s until it closed because of financial and safety issues. But the track, which may have inspired a famous Gran Turismo course, is on the verge of a big comeback. Now it needs your help.
The Governor of Iowa's SUV was clocked at 84 MPH. A senior member of Iowa's police force called it in, but the SUV wasn't pulled over. He complained about the incident. He's now been fired.
For 50 years, the Greenwood Roadway sat amidst rolling hills near Indianola, Iowa, slowly being overgrown by prairie grasses. Its surfaced is cracked, and in some places it's gone altogether, but the nostalgic fondness for the three-mile circuit has not been lost on race fans across the Midwest. This all came to a…
A few months ago we told you about Greenwood Roadway, a long-abandoned racing circuit in Iowa that may have inspired a Gran Turismo course. This weekend, Greenwood will be abandoned no more, and the hills around the track will be filled with the sound of screaming engines once again.
Meet "Ratty Porsche," the greatest affront to the snooty club of Porsche purists we've ever seen. Chevy 454 up front, bagged frame in the middle, and dually tires out back. RWB eat your heart out.
Hurtling down a northern Missouri interstate at speeds of up to 118 mph, Lauri Ulvestad was convinced that her car was driving itself. She called family, she called 9-1-1, she tried to turn the car off.
This Dubuque, Iowa resident blew a .14 after police responded to reports of a drunken man attempting to bring a zebra and a parrot into a bar. Apparently the bar regularly allows animals, but was serving food on the night in question.
Why stage a demolition derby with cars when you can stage it with combined harvesters decked out in Jolly Rogers and smiley faces? At the 2008 Monona County Fair in Onawa, Iowa, there was no why.
It's the act-two follow-up to that Turkish guy who saved a town from a fireball. A police chase in Cedar Rapids, Iowa ended when a police cruiser was hit by an oncoming train.
You got a little taste of the gasser action at Mid-America Motorplex a couple weeks back, but the great vintage drag racing machinery went well beyond guardrail-scrapin' Anglias!
After 35 LeMons races, a Volkswagen has finally taken the overall win! With a small field due to the usual first-time-at-new-track deal, the race for the win on laps became a Supra-versus-Golf affair early on.
The Mutually Assured Destruction Of Omaha 24 Hours of LeMons race is over. The cars are on the trailers, heading home, and I'm at the Omaha airport doing the same. Finally, a Volkswagen has taken an overall LeMons win!
Saturday was a long, sweaty, buggy racing session at the Mutually Assured Destruction Of Omaha LeMons, with engines nuking head gaskets all day long.
Over the last 25 years, various generations of "The Christmas Truck" have brightened the holiday season, figuratively and blindingly literally, for residents of Central Iowa. Here's the story of the virgin birth of this brilliant piece of low-tech yuletide celebration.