How To Dupe The Automotive Media

Earlier today, we found out the Porsche Cayman Shooting Brake was a hoax perpetrated by our buddy Jared Holstein from the-website-formerly-known-as-Top Gear USA. Here's the definitive walk-through of how he and a team of interns duped the automotive media. » 8/13/09 5:30pm 8/13/09 5:30pm

SwiftFuel Is Just Like Fuel, Except Probably Full Of Crap

Today brought us news of a purported new solution to high gas prices: SwiftFuel. Currently intended as a replacement for leaded 100-octane aviation fuel, SwiftFuel claims to be ethanol-based, but somehow free from ethanol's negatives such as its lower energy density, incompatibility with gasoline, and propensity to… » 6/12/08 4:40pm 6/12/08 4:40pm

Not an Sunbeam Alpine, It's a Russian Durways Cowboy

Thanks to our new buddy Max, we've identified the last of the bogus Sunbeams from the scam we uncovered earlier today. It's the Durways Cowboy, a new Russian SUV based on the same underpinnings of the Romanian ARO military vehicle — you know it as the Cross Lander 244X. Max says it's built in the small town of… » 11/10/05 4:33pm 11/10/05 4:33pm