Create The Best Transmission Name, Get Fabulous Prizes!

We love contests, so what better way to brighten the gloom of that ol' Monday salt mine than by thinking up the ultimate cool transmission name? Those of you who have been following the Cool Transmission Name Of The Day series have no doubt looked at names such as Toyoglide and Dynaflow and said to yourselves, "Hey, I… » 6/09/08 11:40am 6/09/08 11:40am

Smell Fresh For The Crusher: Junkyard Little Tree Gallery

It's Thanksgiving Day, and that means it's Half Price Day at most major self-service junkyard chains! Yes, after a hard day pulling parts (and, in my case, wielding a camera), you'll be able to scarf down that turkey with extra gusto. And so, in honor of holiday junkyarding, I'm sharing a sampling of some of my … » 11/22/07 10:00am 11/22/07 10:00am

Identify These Parts, Win More Little Tree Schwag!

Our last Mystery Car/Little Tree Schwag contest had a winner in the first .006 seconds, in spite of only 337 examples of the Toyota 2000GT ever being manufactured. Oh yes, our readers know their cars, no doubt about it. But how about car innards? How about taking a shot at identifying a car using a blurry photograph… » 11/20/07 10:30am 11/20/07 10:30am

Identify This Mystery Car, Now With Fresh-Smelling Prize Potential!

It took a couple long, agonizing days for our loyal readers to identify our last Mystery Car, a '54 Fiat 8V, so this time we're going with something a little less cruel; someone is going to start yelling "Ooh! Ooh!" and jumping up and down pretty soon after seeing this very distinctive component... we think. Better… » 10/19/07 8:30am 10/19/07 8:30am

Got Ideas For New Little Trees? You Will Be Heard!

So after I posted the inspiring Fresh As A Junkyard Breeze Little Tree Air Freshener Movie last week, I got a pleasant email from a marketing manager at the Little Tree Air Freshener Empire Headquarters. It turns out they're watching us closely for our opinions of their fine line of tree-shaped automotive air… » 10/03/07 10:30am 10/03/07 10:30am

Little Tree, Fresh As A Junkyard Breeze!

As some of you might remember, I like to photograph Little Tree air fresheners in junkyard cars. Not long ago, I was at a local self-service yard located right at the very edge of San Francisco Bay, and the wind was howling cold and lonesome off the water and through the picked-over corpses of the cars. That's when… » 9/25/07 1:45pm 9/25/07 1:45pm