You Want A Tiny, Weird Japanese Truck? No Problem!

Kei cars are pretty cool, but what about Kei trucks? Have you envied the Japanese their ability to buy pocket-size 4x4 trucks that can go anywhere and carry decent loads while doing so? If you're willing to sacrifice street legality and stick to off-road use, it turns out you can buy late-model kei trucks for… » 6/26/08 8:00am 6/26/08 8:00am

A Little TLC Will Get This Honda 600 Back On The Road. Well, No.

You don't see any Honda 600s on the street these days, although they didn't sell too badly back in the early 70s. You see them at car shows, and that's about it. That leads me to wonder where this example I spotted at an East Bay self-service wrecking yard has been hiding all these years. It looks like the interior is… » 6/05/08 3:00pm 6/05/08 3:00pm

Project Car Hell, 1958 Edition: Mercury Commuter or Vespa 400?

Yesterday's all-Corvette Choose Your Eternity poll resulted in the '68 just barely edging out the '69, no doubt due to the Jimi Hendrix connection. Now it's time to try a different type of theme; we haven't yet seen a selection of cars based on a model year alone, so today we're going with two vastly different- yet… » 2/14/08 5:00pm 2/14/08 5:00pm

DOTS Germany: Supermini Substop Delivery Truck

Job one when we made our way into Bamberg on the first day was to replace the anemic and poorly appointed Mercedes B-Class rental (seriously, how does that thing wear a star?) with a far more capable and comfortable Audi A4 mit 2.0 TDi. While we were on this mission, we came across this spectacular beauty. Making … » 12/24/07 3:30pm 12/24/07 3:30pm