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Let's Try Something Car Designer J Mays Specifically Told Me Not To Do

A while ago, I had the genuine pleasure of interviewing one of the best-known and accomplished modern automotive designers , J Mays. Mays is known for, among many other things, designing the New Beetle, Audi TT, and defining Ford’s current design language. He also once told me not to try and modernize the Model T. I’m… » 8/13/15 4:30pm 8/13/15 4:30pm

Behold The Modern Marvel That Is Mr. Ford's Model T Horseless Carriage!

A carriage with no horse to drive it, powered by the miracle known as the internal combustion engine! Affordable transport for the hardworking masses! While it may seem like the unholy work of Satan himself, Mr. Ford's Model "T" auto-mobile is merely the product of modern technology! » 1/08/15 11:45am 1/08/15 11:45am

Airplanes Used To Be Started With A Modified Ford Model T

100 years ago airplanes didn't have electrical systems, no batteries and a poor guy standing out front slinging the prop around to get things going. Enter B.C. Hucks, Captain in the Royal Air Corps and aviation pioneer who decides to stick a projecting claw clutch on the PTO of a modified car. » 10/11/14 10:30am 10/11/14 10:30am

We'll race the shit out of anything

There's some weird-ass racing out in America. Did you know there's a sport known colloquially as "Pig 'N Ford" racing? Hand to God, these guys begin with a Le Mans-style start, dash across the course, grab a pig from a pen, hand-crank their Model T racers, jump in and do a lap. That's a thing, and it's not even the… » 3/03/14 8:24pm 3/03/14 8:24pm

Finally A School That Teaches How To Drive World's Most Impossible Car

The Ford Model T is renowned for many things, including the fact that it was incredibly mass-produced. One of its great mysteries, though, is why so many bought the things when it's so hard to drive. Thankfully, a museum has started offering classes on how to operate the conundrum that is the Model T. » 12/29/13 11:17am 12/29/13 11:17am

This Handy Chart Shows All Of Tesla's Current And Future Electric Car Models

Tesla's a pretty interesting car company, and I suspect we'll be writing stories about them for a long while. They also have a nice, orderly naming convention for their cars, having announced and/or released a Model R (or just Roadster), a Model S, and soon, a Model X. Other model names/letters have been hinted at or… » 9/13/12 4:30pm 9/13/12 4:30pm

There's Now A Blog That Tracks All The Crazy Cars Jay Leno Drives Around Los Angeles

Our friend Jay Leno has a garage full of unique cars. That's not special. What makes Leno an ideal car owner is that he drives them around. Many Angeleños have seen the current Tonight Show host cruising through Southern California traffic in a Model T, a vintage race car, or even one of his steam-powered rides. » 8/22/12 2:30pm 8/22/12 2:30pm

Studebaker Burnt To The Ground By Vandals Is A Truly Painful Sight

While any act of automotive vandalism is senseless, we've heard of few more pointless acts of vehicular destruction than what happened last weekend outside of the Canadian city of Edmonton, AL. Sometime between last Saturday and last Sunday vandals broke into the barn where Don Keltie kept his car collection and the… » 4/22/12 9:00am 4/22/12 9:00am

This Is The Most Expensive Oldsmobile Ever Sold At Auction

An immaculately restored 1912 Oldsmobile Limited was hammered sold for $3.3 million last weekend making it the most expensive example of the now-defunct brand ever sold at auction. Before last Saturday the title for most expensive Olds belonged to the F-88 concept car that sold at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale in 2005… » 3/03/12 10:30am 3/03/12 10:30am