What Would Hefner Drive? Malaise Era Car Ads From the Pages of Playboy

The Baksheesh Table at the Detroit Irony 24 Hours of LeMons was fairly groaning under the weight of all the beer bribes— they love their beer in Michigan— but one team mixed it up with a December 1977 Playboy » 4/24/10 3:00pm 4/24/10 3:00pm

The Official Ford Scorpion Diesel Engine Mascot. No, We're Not Kidding.

Apparently Ford contracted an out-of-work Detroit-area album cover artist for 80s hair bands to do the mascot for the 2011 Ford F-Series HD's all-new 6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel Scorpion engine. Or they were channeling the band of a similar name. [Pickuptrucks.com] » 9/10/09 1:45pm 9/10/09 1:45pm

Ford's 6.7-Liter "Scorpion" Power Stroke Turbocharged V8: First Look

This is it. The 6.7-liter "Scorpion" Power Stroke V8 is Ford's first diesel motor for its 2011 F-Series HD pickups to be developed entirely in-house after three decades partnering with outside engine-maker Navistar. More info here and truckgasmic gallery below. » 8/31/09 7:15am 8/31/09 7:15am

2011 Ford Super Duty: Leather-Wrapped Scorpion Goodness

Automobile Mag caught the 2011 Ford F-series Super Duty pickup testing just miles from Ford headquarters in Dearborn. In their camera-phone-shot pictures, we're able to see some styling changes peeking through the Chantilly-lace-and-leather camouflage. [Automobile] » 4/27/09 10:30am 4/27/09 10:30am

Abandoned Lancia Scorpion Makes Youngstown, Ohio 15th Most Dangerous…

You see these bogus "Worst Cities In America" lists all the time, and usually the accompanying photo shows a vacant lot covered with weeds and broken Olde English 800 40-dog bottles, with a gutted '85 Cutlass or '79 Corolla in the foreground and a bullet-riddled abandoned apartment building in the background. This shot… » 12/01/08 1:30pm 12/01/08 1:30pm

PCH, Totally Affordable Racing Madness: Austin Healey Sprite or Lancia …

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/14/08 5:20pm 11/14/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Yesterday, the in a PCH Superpower Smackdown, which should make fellow PCH Superpowers Britain and France- unsettled since a - breathe a sigh of relief. Today we're going to let a couple of …

Project Car Hell: Lancia Scorpion or Merkur XR4Ti?

The blowout Choose Your Eternity polls are fun, but we really enjoy the nail-bitingly close races... which is what we got yesterday, with the Roots-blown Old Beetle just barely beating the Pro Street Peugeot in a 175-165 vote split. Does that mean a German car just upset Project Car Hell GigaTeraPower France, or does… » 6/05/08 5:20pm 6/05/08 5:20pm

2011 Ford Super Duty Engine Mule Shows Off Replacement To Stroking?

Yes, we know that looks like a current F-350 Super Duty, but clearly we've been told it's not. Why else would we spend money on buying these photos? Is it because we're gullible and will believe anything Brenda Priddy tells us to believe. Perhaps. Or perhaps it's because we believe what she's telling us — that picture… » 4/28/08 7:52am 4/28/08 7:52am