UK Driver Speeds Through Puddle, Drenches Kids, May Face Prosecution

British driver and terrible person Kerry Callard is facing prosecution after this video surfaced on YouTube, showing her purposely driving through a huge puddle and drenching kids waiting at a bus stop while her passenger provides excited commentary. » 10/14/09 10:00am 10/14/09 10:00am

Volkswagen Uses Breakdancers, Child Labor To Show Off New Car

The reveal for the Volkswagen Bluesport included the vehicle surrounded by back-flipping breakdancers. And then, like a scene from The Wall, came the kids. » 1/11/09 3:45pm 1/11/09 3:45pm

Kid Has Bright Future As Stunt Driver

With the drive to push children to define their life goals while still infants, we think the direction this kid is being pushed by his helicopter parents is at least as awesome as the future mapped out for the Powerwheels kid. This little tyke looks to be a bit younger, but possessing parking skills any urbanite would… » 5/30/08 5:00pm 5/30/08 5:00pm

Ferrari Pedal Car Fuels Pre-Tween Envy

Our experience with the ad-hoc Adventures in Branding series have been so positive that we've decided to rebrand the whole idea. Henceforth, "Auto Branding Adventures." Look for it, and away we go. Unless you're a kid whose father is a pretentious Ferrari owner, there's no reason to own a toy like this one. Ferrari… » 2/21/08 1:20pm 2/21/08 1:20pm

Facts About Cars, By Kevin

Remember when you first started forming opinions about cars? When you were just worldly enough to be dangerous? We remember thinking we were absolute geniuses when we decided attaching generators to all the turning shafts of a car would create a self sustaining electric car. Or when we thought more spoilers meant… » 2/13/08 11:45am 2/13/08 11:45am

Kustoms for Kids: The Roddler!

Today's moms don't subscribe to the same, tired prestige products to which their moms did. They go for crossovers over minivans, Dexedrine over cocaine and custom made over off-the-rack. For their kids' strollers, a snooty Peg-Perego or McLaren simply will not do. For these moms, there's the Roddler. It combines… » 9/19/07 10:15am 9/19/07 10:15am

Surprisingly Sober Dad Locks Kids In Car Trunk For Vacation

Not content to let the Australians beat us in the category of "worst parents," an Oregon man was arrested yesterday for locking two of his kids in his car's trunk for the family vacation. The small car he was driving didn't have room for himself, his fiancee and his four kids so he did the reasonable thing and stowed… » 4/02/07 5:00pm 4/02/07 5:00pm

Autorama Cleanout: Kids, Parents Mob "Cars"

The radio was touting it all week in the ads. You knew it had to happen, but wow there were munchkins everywhere around the full-sized versions of Tow Mater and Lightning McQueen. I think one of them may have tried to chew through my leg to get around me. Sadly, I wasn't able to catch the flash mob that almost cost… » 3/13/07 3:35pm 3/13/07 3:35pm

Mommy! Daddy! Tell Logan He's A Prick!


Since today is Friday, and folks are looking to hit the road on a gorgeous summer day, here's something for all of your vacationers. So no, that's not the formula for determination of FoMoCo's sales or how much money DaimlerChrysler's spent on the "Dr Z" ad campaign. Rather, it's a formula created by the folks at … » 8/11/06 11:50am 8/11/06 11:50am

BMW Builds 6-Series Convertible for Kids

BMW launched a new version of its 6-Series convertible that's, er, a bit smaller than the current model. The new version offers a reductive take on the 2006 6-Series, including a single forward gear plus reverse, a hand brake and foot brake, and "real" electric horn. Two powerplants are offered, including an electric… » 7/30/05 10:57am 7/30/05 10:57am