Why Do Republicans Hate American Automakers?

A German company is battling with a Japanese one to become the world's biggest automaker. Italians own Chrysler. It's like World War II except we're losing. So why are Republicans suddenly on the side of the automotive Axis powers? » 11/16/09 4:30pm 11/16/09 4:30pm

The Best And Worst McCain Vs. Obama Get-Out-The-Votemobiles

Although we'll know who the next president will be by tomorrow night (barring any shenanigans from swing states — we're looking at you Florida), we can learn something about each campaign's supporters right now by looking at their cars. Anyone can donate their money and time, but it takes someone special to convert… » 11/03/08 2:20pm 11/03/08 2:20pm

Study Shows McCain Winning Over Hummer Moms, Obama Cleaning Up With…

A survey of more than 11,000 car owners and likely voters by Kelley Blue Book » 10/23/08 2:20pm 10/23/08 2:20pm shows that Senator John McCain does better than Senator Barack Obama among owners of domestic brands and full-size SUVs, while Senator Obama does better with owners of import brands, hybrids and hatchbacks. Though this doesn't come as a…

Innovations In LeMons Penalties: McCain's Uphill Slog, Obama's Change We …

We thought of a bunch of new penalties for the 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas » 10/23/08 10:00am 10/23/08 10:00am, and the zero-tolerance attitude of the black-flag crew meant that we every one of them. Because we're in election season, it seemed like our patriotic duty to provide punishments based on the presidential candidates. Hey, we even included…

Barack Obama Spends Portion Of The Debate Talking Up Detroit

Barack Obama used part of last night's debate to tee off on aiding the domestic auto industry. Obama took nearly a full minute talking about the automaker bailout » 10/16/08 2:20pm 10/16/08 2:20pm and the need for more efficient cars, and the democratic presidential candidate made a reference to "retooling" plants in the heartland. Of course, he's…

Barack Obama Advertising Inside Online Racing Video Games, Attempts To …

Barack Obama has begun advertising on billboards within the virtual world of an online video game in what appears to be a first for a presidential campaign. Players of the online racing video game Burnout Paradise » 10/13/08 11:24pm 10/13/08 11:24pm on the Xbox 360 Live network noticed billboards promoting Barack Obama and the website , which helps…

UAW, Obama Riding McCain On Owning Foreign Cars Like Rest Of Country

Sen. John McCain » 9/23/08 12:06pm 9/23/08 12:06pm took heat yesterday from UAW president Ron Gettelfinger for three of his thirteen vehicles being foreign-made. Now McCain's taking heat from the Obama campaign in a new attack ad so heavily protectionism-flavored, it's a good thing the ad's just running in the Great Lakes state. Yes, Michigan, a land…

Presidential Candidates Accused Of Automotive Flip-Flopping

This just in: Barack Obama » 9/02/08 11:00am 9/02/08 11:00am is a filthy polluter. Thanks to in-depth research into his controversial past, we can exclusively reveal that the Democratic candidate once drove a V8 engine-equipped before switching to his greener-than-thou . But what does Joe “Pinko” Biden drive? And what about everyone’s favorite Real…

Car And Driver Editor Csaba Csere Deflates Obama's Tires, Huffs McCain's …

Car und Driver Editor-und-Chief Csaba Csere spent a few moments in front of the camera yesterday rebutting the hot political non-issue of "tire pressure" fuel savings. Let's be clear here, we happen to agree with Csaba that Obama's numbers may not be fully accurate. But interjecting and glossing over ANWR without… » 8/08/08 3:20pm 8/08/08 3:20pm

Paris Hilton Responds To John McCain's Anti-Celebrity Ad With…

Noted car washing and star SLR-egressing celebutard Paris Hilton aired a web video lampooning a negative campaign ad by Sen. John McCain (R-Colonel's Chicken) trying to pin Sen. Barack Obama (D-Paparazzi) as a "bigger celebrity" than Paris or Britney Spears. The tongue-in-cheek video lampoons John "old dude" McCain and… » 8/06/08 8:30am 8/06/08 8:30am

Obama Endorses $4 Billion Automaker Aid Package

Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-Second Coming), in a letter to UAW officials last Friday, endorsed a plan to push through $4 billion in aid to prop up the Detroit Three. The package of tax credits and loan guarantees is a proposed part of a second (and real) economic stimulus package working its way… » 7/22/08 4:40pm 7/22/08 4:40pm

Obama Camp Nixes NASCAR Sponsorship Rumors

Following a recent Sports Illustrated story stating the Obama campaign was in talks with BAM Racing about sponsoring a Sprint Cup car, spokespeople for the Senator now claim no deal was reached. BAM Racing, a part-time outfit that hasn't fielded a car in recent weeks, made similar overtures to Sen. John McCain and at… » 7/14/08 9:20am 7/14/08 9:20am

McCain To Offer $300 Million Prize For Developing New Super Battery

Presidential candidate John McCain (R-Old) is expected to unveil a new proposal today offering $300 million in prize money to the first automaker that can demonstrate significant improvements in battery technology. The targets to secure the prize include a 30% cost reduction, along with "substantial improvements" in… » 6/23/08 1:00pm 6/23/08 1:00pm

John McCain Thinks We'll Have 100-Mile-Per-Charge Batteries By Election?

So we had the Today Show on in the background this morning while getting ready to run over to NPR when we heard some story about gas prices. We glanced up and noticed a guy who looked exactly like John McCain talking to Matt Lauer. We mean, it looked like McCain, it sounded like McCain — he even moved his cheeks like… » 6/11/08 10:20am 6/11/08 10:20am

Brian Williams Launches Into Bizarre Racing Tangent After Obama's Speech

After Obama's victory speech last night you'd expect the pundits to discuss meaning, rhetoric and intent. Instead, NBC's Brian Williams launched into a discussion of short track racing in rural Montana. Ignore, if you can, that Brian Williams is apparently an aficionado of a form of racing that makes NASCAR look like… » 6/04/08 1:20pm 6/04/08 1:20pm