2,400 Miles And Six Gallons Of Coolant In A 54-Year-Old Rolls Royce

My buddy Jim is getting married soon. Very soon. And as part of my duties as best man, I accompanied him on a journey to collect his 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud (that has been in his family since 1968) from his parents house in Minneapolis and return it to Connecticut. » 9/07/12 2:00pm 9/07/12 2:00pm

How Ferrari Is Losing A Generation Of Buyers

(Robert Maduri is looking for a new car to add to his stable, but the stodgy and stuffy Ferrari buying experience is making him look at a newcomer to the scene. — T.O.) » 8/27/12 3:30pm 8/27/12 3:30pm

Driving The Ferrari 458 Spider On One Of The World's Curviest Roads

(Once upon a time British motoring writer Jethro Bovingdon crashed a Ferrari FF into a low stone curb. When we found out he'd then taken a brand new Ferrari 458 Spider to the Stelvio Pass — a place that's basically all low stone walls — we thought it only fair to give him a chance to gloat if he got the Ferrari out… » 8/07/12 3:30pm 8/07/12 3:30pm

The Supercar’s New Clothes

We love our supercars to death. We obsess over their top speeds and great power. But what is it like to actually use one? Over 500 miles of European motorway, we discover an inconvenient truth. » 7/04/12 1:00pm 7/04/12 1:00pm

I Was In A $160,000 Car Crash And All I Got Was Hay In My Ladybits

On Saturday night I was due to be at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Ball. Oh how excited I was! However, by 7:00 pm I was lying flat on a spinal board with women plucking straw and glass from my noon. » 7/02/12 2:00pm 7/02/12 2:00pm

How I Saved A Coked Up Miles Davis After He Crashed His Lamborghini

Jazz great Miles Davis loved his little Italian cars, but his reckless side took over one day and he crashed the car while carrying a few bags of white powder. Director and car collector James Glickenhaus just happened to be driving along the same stretch of road and jumped out to help. » 6/20/12 2:00pm 6/20/12 2:00pm

Why There's No Public Transit in iOS 6

By now it is public knowledge that there will be no replacement for Google's public transportation routes built into the Apple Maps in iOS 6. Indeed, if you're holding an an iPhone running iOS 6 (that somebody maybe has left in a bar) and you try to plan a route from point A to point B you'll find that you can drive… » 6/18/12 4:00pm 6/18/12 4:00pm

Why Can't A Woman Be A Race Car Driver?

The vast majority of women you meet in motorsports are on the communications side, but it doesn't have to be that way. Former motorsports PR diva Lindsay Orridge decided that if she's tough enough to save Tiff Needell from muggers, she's tough enough to get in there and race with the boys. » 6/15/12 12:00pm 6/15/12 12:00pm

Wanted CEO Abandoned This Amazing Car Collection Somewhere In Bolivia

Somewhere in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, sits a secret underground car collection that's rumoured to contain over 60 extraordinary cars. The collection is said to be owned by Humero Roca, who recently fled from Bolivia and, depending on the source, sought refuge in either Miami or Spain. » 6/08/12 2:30pm 6/08/12 2:30pm

Study Proves Drivers Are Out To Kill Motorcyclists

According to a survey conducted by the California Office of Traffic Safety, the majority of car drivers are unaware that lane splitting is a legal practice. A small minority, seven percent, admitted to researchers that they'd actively tried to prevent lane splitting. Despite that, the vast majority, 84.4 percent of… » 5/07/12 4:30pm 5/07/12 4:30pm

What Ferrari's CEO Learned From Apple's CEO

Ferrari President and Chairman Luca di Montezemolo sat down with Apple's CEO Tim Cook for an exclusive meeting of the minds earlier this week. The Ferrari chief, in the San Francisco Bay Area for the season opener of Stanford University's View From The Top lecture series, gleaned insight from Steve Jobs' successor and… » 4/25/12 4:30pm 4/25/12 4:30pm

Why Audi Just Bought Ducati

After weeks of rumor, VW announced moments ago that it has agreed to purchase Ducati for something in the neighborhood of $1.12 billion through its Audi brand. But why does a gigantic auto conglomerate want a tiny bike manufacturer? What will VW do with Ducati? And, what does the deal mean for that most evocative of… » 4/18/12 1:10pm 4/18/12 1:10pm

How Louis Vuitton's Hyundai Lawsuit Threatens Free Speech

Remember Hyundai's Super Bowl ad featuring a guy playing with a Louis Vuitton-monogramed basketball? The fashion house didn't like it, taking the Korean automaker to court and winning in a verdict that looks to have far-reaching effects on free speech, as Andy Sellars from Harvard's Citizen Media Law Project explains… » 4/16/12 10:30am 4/16/12 10:30am

Google Expands Autonomous Fleet With Hybrid Lexus RX450h

Google has added another family member to its autonomous vehicle program, and an eagle-eyed reader in Southern California caught the Big G's Lexus RX450h out and about during testing. » 4/16/12 7:00am 4/16/12 7:00am

Feds Launch Investigation Into Ex-Con Racing Champ Scott Tucker

Two-time American Le Mans Series Champion Scott Tucker and his team Level 5 Motorsports turned a small fortune into checkered flags, but now the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the deceptive business practices that funded his racing dreams. » 4/09/12 10:00am 4/09/12 10:00am

GM Will Let You Spy On Your Spouse For Just Pennies A Day

Suspicious spouses used to have to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars on private investigators to keep tabs on their significant other, but a new feature from General Motors' OnStar division can do it for just over a dime a day. » 3/29/12 10:30am 3/29/12 10:30am

Decoding The Oddities Of The Subaru BRZ Owner’s Manual

Recently, it came to my attention that the Subaru BRZ owner's manual has made its way online. There are several complicated diagrams and lots of technical information inside, so I thought I'd provide my readers with a guide to some of the most important points about this new and exciting car. » 3/22/12 2:30pm 3/22/12 2:30pm

A Ride In The World's First Plug-In Hybrid Supercar

There's a digital clock mounted above the door of Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser's office counting down the days until the launch of Porsche 918 Spyder. It's a constant reminder of what Walliser and his team have been tasked with. They're reinventing the supercar for the 21st century and we've traveled all the way to the… » 3/21/12 12:00pm 3/21/12 12:00pm

If You Steal A Racer's Trailer, You Will Get Your Ass Kicked

Here's the amazing story of what happened when some punks tried to steal the vendor trailer owned by Super Duty Headquarters and a prime example of why you never mess with car guys. And you never mess with their trailer. Ever. — Ed. » 3/13/12 4:45pm 3/13/12 4:45pm

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How To Import A Foreign Car... Legally

Draconian import restrictions make it difficult, but not impossible, to bring lustworthy foreign cars never sold in the U.S. to our shores. Do it wrong and the Feds will take your ride. Here's Mike Solo's instructions for doing it right. — Ed. » 3/12/12 2:00pm 3/12/12 2:00pm