In my line of work, I’m constantly told two things by the general public: All cars are nothing but money pits, and My uncle has a ‘65 Mustang that’ll be worth 200 grand in three years, but I’ll sell it to you for $6500. Both statements are obviously bullshit, but not because cars in general are bad investments—far…
NASCAR is debuting a new set of rule changes in to two of its minor league series this year, and they’re set to put on the kind of cheesy manufactured action that makes daytime soaps look unscripted in comparison.
Oh hey look, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is back to saying dumb things about women. Now he told Canadian radio station TSN Toronto 1050 that a female driver wouldn’t be taken seriously enough to make it in Formula One. That’s cute, because no one should take anything that comes out of Bernie’s mouth…
You might think “NAV” here means “navigation,” but you’d be wrong. What it actually stands for, probably, is “Not AVailable.”
If there’s one thing I feel like I’m getting more successful at, it’s failing. Which makes sense, since I get so much practice at it. Failing is also the key thing that Volkswagen, ironically, failed to embrace, and that’s a core reason why the company is where it is today. VW is enduring this colossal failure because…
Good news! There’s still Formula One going on this weekend. Problem is, even the F1 die-hards I know are talking more about ball sports and holiday-mandated gluttony. F1’s championships were decided so long ago that it feels like the season ender doesn’t even matter. So, why not let Manor Marussia win?
Mazda finally gave the CX-9, a crossover that I consider to be quite underrated, a long overdue update. Now you have all the style and most of the fun of the CX-5, but with three rows of seats. The biggest criticism, it only has 250 horsepower, really people?
Like most of you, I’m not sure Christmas is still a holiday that even gets celebrated in America! I tend to get most of my information from disposable coffee cups, and those seem to suggest an outright hostility to the holiday, what with all their color and all. And now I find that General Motors has no plans for a…
A good percentage of my job is understanding the role nostalgia plays in the automotive preferences of readers while analyzing and embracing my own biases. Through this process, I’ve noticed that not only are good new driver’s cars increasingly few and far in between, I fear the best examples of automotive perfection…
Every time there’s a major race in Austin, someone always questions why. Why are we going here? Why didn’t we go somewhere else that lives and breathes motorsport instead? Thus, I feel somewhat compelled to stand up for this place and say nah, we’re awesome, and you’re nuts if you haven’t been here.
The political landscape is gearing up to be the most important it’s ever been, just like it does every four years - but for realsies this time. That’s why I think I should answer the most pressing question of the election season - if the presidential candidates were anthropomorphized automobiles, what would they be?
There are things in life that you enjoy because of a combination of nature, nurture, and good old fashioned conditioning - and then there are the anomalies - things that you simply take as desirable, despite any evidence to the contrary. Modern Ferraris are undoubtedly the latter, and we’ve all been had.
I tried to stay out of all of the conversation about that now-infamous crash where a car swerved and hit two people on a motorcycle. I followed along as the comments climbed north of 4,000 between the initial post and news of the driver’s arrest. But this thing just keeps nagging at me.
Most automotive journalists are convinced that their opinion carries weight, and they’re right—but only if they influence the thoughts of their readers effectively. That’s why when it comes to the polarizing counter-cultural scene known as stance, I’m actively seeking the naysayers, conscientious objectors and haters…
Was the 2016 Formula One calendar specifically set up to spite the World Endurance Championship, or do the different FIA championships totally neglect to talk to each other? Either way, it’ll be hard to see many F1 crossover drives next year in WEC, as six of its nine races conflict with F1 dates. Ugh. Why?
What if I told you the biggest contributor to death and pollution in the United States wasn’t cars or cancer or clickbait, but rather cheeseburgers and other foodstuffs? Yes, we love food, but if we we really care about the world we’d ban eating.
A couple of days ago, a Buzzfeed writer got a ride in one of Google’s autonomous koala-cars and got an erection so powerful that it drew enough blood from his brain to cause him to have a mild stroke that turned him into some sort of inane troll. At least, that’s the only theory that makes sense.
In the interest of motorizing my fellow Americans, I asked our readers: what would increase the mass-appeal of motorcycles here? We got a heap of (generally intelligent!) responses, here are the ones we kept circling back to.
Every year, when a new tech product is announced, the world divides into two kinds of people: people who line up to buy the New Shiny Thing, and people who rant about how New Shiny Thing sucks. Both of those groups of people are chumps. Loyalty to a brand—whether it’s love or hatred—is a poison that makes you stupid.