Which Dead US Automotive Nameplates Should Remain Buried?

Seems the boss-man has been moonlighting again over at Popular Mechanics, this time advising Detroit about which of its dead nameplates should remain six feet under. We won't give away Ray's picks; you'll have to head over to PopMech for those, but we've tossed our own version together after the jump. » 7/24/08 6:00pm 7/24/08 6:00pm

Darth Vader Wants To Put YOU In A Laser!

It's quicker zero-to-fifty than the Supra! It beats the Z28 through the slalom! Not only that, you could get Mark Cross leather! Yes, the era of turbocharged front-drive Mopars was truly a Golden Age. Of course, this ad is a bit low-rent when you compare the narrator's cheezy accent to Ricardo Montalban's, and Mark… » 9/05/07 3:30pm 9/05/07 3:30pm

Radar Replacement? Tech Company Develops Laser-Based Safety System

It was a big step when companies like Acura and Mercedes Benz introduced radar-guided safety systems in their cars. Visions of Jetsons-age snoozing in the driver's seat sent early adopters to the dealerships in droves. Now, Automotive News reports, a German company says it's created a system that's more effective and… » 6/25/07 11:20am 6/25/07 11:20am