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Ask The Guy Who Built a 207 MPG Car in His Barn Anything You Want

Last week, we showed you the Illuminati Motor Works Seven, a home-built electric car and Automotive X Prize competitor that gets an utterly astounding 207 MPGe. Today, we're hosting a live Q&A with Kevin Smith, who built the car, and journalist Jason Fagone, whose book Ingenious tells the engrossing story of the X… » 1/27/14 3:52pm 1/27/14 3:52pm

What's The Deal With The America's Cup? An Explainer

Don't be ashamed if the America's Cup, just hours away from completion, is only now popping up on your radar. This has been the longest, strangest, most controversial edition in the event's 162-year history. Here are answers to your most pressing questions so you can watch the final race like a pro. » 9/25/13 3:29pm 9/25/13 3:29pm

I've Been Editor For A Year, How Am I Doing?

I took over as Editor-in-Chief a year ago. In that time we've introduced new staff, broke traffic records, and brought you scoops and stories you can't read anywhere else. We also redid the entire site. I plan to be here for another year, so ask me your questions, give me your ideas, and tell me what I'm doing right… » 6/03/13 10:00am 6/03/13 10:00am

Happy Labor Day, I'm Working, So Ask Me Questions

It's Labor Day and I hope you're not working. I gave everyone the day off but scheduled out most of the day so technically I am, but I'm mostly just sitting around, chatting with friends, enjoying a relaxed day. That's why there's no TMS or QOTD/AOTD. Why not chat a bit with me, your Editor-in-Chief/internet car news… » 9/03/12 11:30am 9/03/12 11:30am

Ask Elon Musk Anything You Want About Nikola Tesla, Tesla Motors, And…

When everyone was running away from electric cars, Elon Musk invested in them with Tesla. When the government was reducing its commitment to space, Elon Musk started SpaceX. When Nikola Tesla fans said they needed help preserving his lab, Elon Musk stepped up to help. Whatever your opinion of Elon Musk (we've had… » 8/30/12 11:45am 8/30/12 11:45am

Ask Nitro Circus 3D Stars Travis Pastrana And Jolene Van Vugt Anything…

What's it like to face possible death and frequent injury? We'll get some insight into that when Nitro Circus 3D: The Movie premieres this week, but in the meantime we have broken bone enthusiasts Travis Pastrana and Jolene Van Vugt for the next hour, live, in Kinja answering your questions about anything. » 8/06/12 3:15pm 8/06/12 3:15pm

Talk To The Man Who Drives The $2.6 Billion-Dollar Mars Curiosity Rover

Matt Heverly has one of the coolest jobs in the Solar System: he drives rovers. On Mars. He drove NASA's Opportunity rover for four years and now he's getting ready for the biggest mission in the history of NASA's planetary exploration—driving the $2.6-billion car-sized Curiosity rover after it lands this Sunday (I… » 8/02/12 2:30pm 8/02/12 2:30pm

Ask An Airline Dispatcher Anything You Want About Air Travel

It's the job of the airline dispatcher to make sure your flight makes it from your point of origin to your destination. Delays at your airport? It's the dispatcher the pilot is calling. Need to get around a storm? It's the dispatcher making that call. Next to the pilot and air traffic controller, there's no one as… » 7/27/12 2:00pm 7/27/12 2:00pm

We've Got A Bike Thief Here To Answer Your Questions

Even the best bike lock can't protect you from a professional bike thief. We learned that ourselves, when even Mario's amateur ass made short work of the best locks on the market. But we wanted to know how much more of a threat a seasoned pro represents. What tools does he use? What does he do with the bike once he… » 6/29/12 12:59pm 6/29/12 12:59pm