Why Not Drive Directly Into an Apocalyptic Dust Storm?

Uh oh! God is mad about Casey Anthony. So mad he sent an enormous, end-times style haboob, or dust storm, to sweep across Phoenix. (Just kidding! There is no God, only the aimless movement of sand across the desert waste.) And the fellow who filmed this video seems to have realized that the best way to confront the… » 7/06/11 2:45pm 7/06/11 2:45pm

Chris Bangle takes a swing at Jason Castriota over SAAB PhoeniX

In what's already being heralded as the "Chilla in Geneva," infamous BMW designer Chris "Big Butts" Bangle tussled with Jason "Cassius" Castriota over the design of the inspired-by-jets Saab PhoeniX. Rhetorical fists fly as Bangle angles to flame Castriota's surfaces. » 3/02/11 10:40am 3/02/11 10:40am

The Phoenix Dump Truck Motorcycle Deaths Were Preventable

A bill that will permit motorcycle "lane splitting" sits stalled in the Arizona legislature. Legalized lane splitting could have saved the lives of three motorcyclists killed in yesterday's horrific Phoenix crash caused by a careless dump truck driver. » 3/26/10 3:00pm 3/26/10 3:00pm

Operation Phoenix: Shanghai's First Car

In September of 1958, Shanghai Auto Industry Corporation introduced the Phoenix, the first locally-built car. In 1964, its name was switched to "Shanghai Sedan." Oddly enough, in Shanghai, when a road sign features a pictogram of an automobile, it bears an uncanny resemblance to a head-on, simplified shot of a Phoenix.… » 4/24/07 6:45pm 4/24/07 6:45pm

Short-Lived GM Car of the Day: Pontiac Phoenix

We're not referring to the first-generation Phoenix, which was a badge-engineered Nova built for the '77 through '79 model years. No, this Phoenix is a proud badge-engineered Citation! Built for the '80 through '84 model years, the second-gen Phoenix was available in a "performance" version known as the SJ. Today it… » 4/05/07 2:16pm 4/05/07 2:16pm