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

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

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… » 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