Seattle Studebaker Champ Isn't Grungy At All

After sending us some great action shots from Daytona, VintageRacer headed home to the Pacific Northwest, where he spotted this extremely rare Studebaker Champ pickup. He had to wait for a non-rainy day to shoot it (no small feat in Seattle), but it was worth the wait. Make the jump for more photos and VintageRacer's… » 3/10/08 11:00am 3/10/08 11:00am

Car Salesman Who Stole From Mentally Ill Customer Going To Jail,…

As if it's hard enough to get a good deal when buying a new truck, imagine if you're mentally ill. Then imagine that you let on that you're not well and have tons of money in cash at home. What happens next is the sales team at Douchebag Brothers Autos first goes to your house and steals about $70,000, then takes… » 1/07/08 9:30am 1/07/08 9:30am

Former NFL Placekicker Saves Woman From Car, Woman Still Prefers QB

Norm Johnson, a former placekicker for the Seattle Seahawks, is a hero for something other than nailing the game winning field goal as the clock expires. The kicker-turned-real estate agent was driving his son to school when he noticed the Pontiac Grand Am lying upside-down in a ditch full of freezing water and the… » 12/12/07 10:15am 12/12/07 10:15am

Ex-Police Call for De-Policified Surplus Ex-Police Cars

Because it's sometimes unnerving to get pulled over by a real unmarked patrol car, some police and safety advocates are calling for fleet services to do a better job of making ex-patrol cars more civilian-ized. While there are good reasons for wanting a used cop car (you might be on a "Mission from God"), there are also… » 11/12/07 1:15pm 11/12/07 1:15pm

Cops Keeping $277K Seized From Traffic Stop, To Buy Darkest Glasses…

If you're driving around with hundreds of thousands of dollars in a briefcase you might want to come up with an excuse before you get on the freeway. A 35-year-old British Columbia man was stopped by Washington State Troopers in Seattle and was unable to explain where the money came from. We're going to go out on a… » 11/08/07 6:00pm 11/08/07 6:00pm

Car Sharing to Get More Tax-ing in Washington State

Flexcar/Zipcar users around Washington State are going to see the price of their car sharing rise this week as a nearly 10% car rental tax is going to be applied to their services. The rental car companies were displeased with the exemption for car sharing since they consider their services comparable, and the state's… » 11/02/07 11:15am 11/02/07 11:15am

Woman Run Over Saving Duck In Poorly Planned Escape

A Seattle man is in jail, a Petco employee is in a cast but Mr. Peepers the duck is going to be okay. The man, Kenneth Quinlan, dropped his girlfriend off at Petco and decided to kill time by lifting an iPod speaker system from an adjacent store. A guard intervened and Quinlan, who apparently needed the speakers badly, … » 4/18/07 2:00pm 4/18/07 2:00pm

How (Not) to Steal a Million Gallons of Gas

Cheech and Chong taught us all about stealing gas in their 1980 sequel "Next Movie," in which they siphon gas into a trash can (full of garbage), then dump it all over the car and themselves as they try to fill the tank. Afterwards, they light a smoke and the car goes up in flames (though they're miraculously unkilled).… » 12/08/05 7:38am 12/08/05 7:38am

Over The Rail: Caprice Cruiser, PT Cruiser Fall 20 Feet Onto Sidewalk

We're a sucker for a good car crash story, as long as nobody gets seriously hurt, and this one in Seattle was quite a doozy, as doozies of this type go. A woman left her elderly father in her '80s-vintage Chevy station wagon on the second floor of a parking garage and supposedly stuck the car in park. What happened… » 10/19/05 8:26am 10/19/05 8:26am