Top Gear’s new American presenter got a 1984 Nissan pickup truck from his dad as a first car, but since then he’s been stepping up his game, going through a couple of Ferraris before settling for a very scary Porsche. He also finds rear-engined cars to be the fastest.
The BBC will announce multiple new additions to the Top Gear team soon enough, but as we wait for Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz to confirm our suspicions—or not—let’s have a look at how big a gearhead Matt LeBlanc really is.
The mirror plated supercar is a quintessential part of Gulf Arab car culture, along with the Transformers Camry and the fetishistic application of negative camber. When applied by Britain’s eternal and chamaeleonic rock star David Bowie to a plain old Mini, including all its windows, it becomes something else entirely.
That beautiful and delightfully obscene Volkswagen Jetta from the original The Fast and the Furious, the one driven by “Jesse,” the guy who promised “overnight parts from Japan,”the one signed by Paul Walker (RIP), which is currently owned by Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz, is now up for auction. Get your…
Perhaps you’re familiar with the artwork of Scott Park. He takes famous cars from movies and TV shows and turns them into adorable cartoon prints. Now his stuff is back again, in animated form!
Dwayne Johnson posted this picture from the set of Ballers noting that he cannot fit inside this multimillion dollar LaFerrari hybrid hypercar. Is it that Mr. Johnson is too big? No. The Ferrari is certainly too small.
I believe I’ve made my position regarding one of the most important philosophical issues known to mankind, where the eyes of an anthropomorphized car should be, abundantly clear: the headlights. The eyes of a car-face are the headlights. This is the right answer, the just answer, the moral answer.
With sci-fi movies, it’s a given that almost everything will probably be out of the ordinary and completely irrational. But hey, that’s kind of the point, isn’t it? These ten sci-fi transportation technologies are straight-up out of this world.
The flying cars from Back to the Future Part II sound absolutely great, if you don’t think about them for even a microsecond. And that’s because when you think about the nature of the general populace flying things through the sky, it begins to get very scary, very quickly.
Toyota is milking all the marketing they can out of Back To The Future right now, including making a fake ad for the dealership in the movie. Corny, but cute, and oh my god is that a black 2016 Tacoma with KC lights and a roll bar!?
You might remember Christopher Brian “Ludacris” Bridges as the best haircut in the early Fast & Furious franchise. He’s also a famous rapper and who apparently keeps it real in a 1993 Acura Legend which just got wrecked. Don’t worry! Good Guy Acura will bring it back to life.
CJ Wilson Automotive (yes, that CJ Wilson) is auctioning longtime pro wrestler and fighter dude CM Punk’s first car for charity right this very moment. Yes, the car is a Chevy Monte Carlo. Yes, there are vomit stains in it.
I’ll admit, I’m pretty jealous that Edmunds was able to get ahold of an actual 2016 Tartan Prancer to test against a Honda Odyssey. The Prancer has so many qualities I love in cars: vanhood, mid-enginery, fictitiousness — I don’t see how the Honda mobile yawn-distillery can compare. But that’s just what Edmunds does.…
One of the highlights of the original wacky-elderly-realtive-and-pet-death-family-trip movie, National Lampoon’s Vacation, was the car specifically made for the film. That car was a biting and clever commentary on American cars of the early ‘80s. Now there’s a new Vacation movie coming, with a new car. There’s a lot…
Floyd Mayweather may have taken our criticism of his car collection seriously, as “Money” is reportedly looking to add a $4.8 million Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita to his garage.
Well, weirder than it was already. Early in the development of the movie, Pixar had the idea for a world entirely inhabited by cars. Which is neat! Until you want the anthropomorphized vehicles to interact with the world around them, at which point they don’t actually have hands.
By ‘landspeeder’ I’m referring to the wheeled type of landspeeders we tend to write about on this site a lot. Sometimes they’re called “cars.” By ‘Anakin Skywalker’ I mean the actor who played the young, larval Darth Vader, Jake Lloyd, and by ‘cops’ I mean real, South Carolina Sherriff’s deputies. Okay, glad that’s…
Remember the movie The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? If you’re a fan of the comics it was based on, my apologies for bringing it up. But I have to, because Nemo’s ‘Nautilus Car’ from the movie is going up for auction, and I’d like to dissuade anyone with £25,000 burning a hole in their jodhpurs from buying it.…
I’m a little surprised that we haven’t covered this in detail before, because it’s so crammed full of Jalop-bait: jumping and flipping cars, AMCs, James Bond, frustrated backwoods law enforcement, and lots of secret math and early computers. The jump is the famous corkscrew from The Man with the Golden Gun.
Nice cars and celebrities often go hand in hand, but very few celebrities are cool enough to share the same passion for cars that we have.