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Amazing Fake National Lampoon Van Tested Against A Honda Odyssey

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.… » 7/23/15 10:10am 7/23/15 10:10am

The Fake Car In The New National Lampoon's Vacation Movie Is Amazing

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… » 7/07/15 4:00pm 7/07/15 4:00pm

Anakin Skywalker Takes Cops On Crazy Landspeeder Chase

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 ‘copsI mean real, South Carolina Sherriff’s deputies. Okay, glad that’s… » 6/21/15 12:39pm 6/21/15 12:39pm

Car From 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' At Auction, Still Stupid

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.… » 6/18/15 4:10pm 6/18/15 4:10pm

The James Bond Corkscrew Jump Was The First Computer-Modeled Stunt

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. » 6/16/15 12:00pm 6/16/15 12:00pm

Tortoise Gets Wheels To Replace Lost Legs But We Can Go Further

Rats, proving their position as Nature’s Assholes, gnawed off the front legs of a 90-year-old tortoise that was hibernating. What kind of jerk gnaws off your legs when you’re freaking hibernating? To help the tortoise, a pair of wheels were fitted. That’s pretty good. But what more can we do? » 4/29/15 10:47am 4/29/15 10:47am

Five Things That Autonomous Cars Will Change In TV And Movies

Technology has a way of screwing up entertainment from the past. How many Seinfeld episodes would have been four minutes long is everyone had cell phones? Hell, almost any plot that revolved around missing someone or a wrong bit of information would be obsolete today. So what will autonomous cars do? » 4/27/15 3:54pm 4/27/15 3:54pm

Is The Orange McLaren 650S In Silicon Valley Really A Special Color?

Last night on HBO’s very funny show about Silicon Valley dipshits, Silicon Valley, they introduced a whole new kind of dipshit, and this fascinating one at least has the balls to drive something other than a Prius. It’s a McLaren 650S, and on the show they claim the color is a one-off. Is it? » 4/27/15 1:43pm 4/27/15 1:43pm

Furious 7's "Only Female Stunt Driver" Is Full Of Shit

Sulinh Lafontaine looks athletic and confident posing next to the Challenger from Furious 7. And why shouldn’t she? As she’s said publicly a number of times, she was the only female stunt driver in the blockbuster movie. There’s only one issue: that’s total bullshit. The only stunt she’s done is insulted the entire… » 4/09/15 2:00pm 4/09/15 2:00pm

Is This The Most Accurate Fake VW Engine In All Of Movies?

Jerry Lewis’ 1960 movie The Bellboy is widely regarded by cinemaphiles as the Citizen Kane of severely inept service-industry worker movies. And I think that includes the Fat Boys’ magnum opus, Disorderlies. What most people don’t realize is that it has one of the best fake VW engines in all of cinema. » 3/25/15 9:00am 3/25/15 9:00am

Pee-Wee Herman's Car Finally Revealed: It's A Fiat 600

Alarmingly, it’s been 30 years since Pee-Wee Herman set off to the basement of the Alamo to find his beloved, purloined bicycle. Now, after all this time, a new Pee-Wee Herman movie is coming, via Netflix, and it looks like the great PW Herman has upgraded to a car. And not just any car — a Fiat 600. » 3/24/15 1:20pm 3/24/15 1:20pm

Mini Coopers Will Be Playing The Role Of Pac-Man Ghosts In Pixels

There's a new movie coming about aliens sending a bunch of old 8-bit, pixellated video game characters to Earth to kick our asses. Like almost every alien-kicking-our-asses movie, it looks pretty fun. This movie also gives the modern Mini Cooper its first real acting roles, where Minis will play the role of Pac-Man… » 3/18/15 1:20pm 3/18/15 1:20pm

The Family Car On Bob's Burgers Has Now Been Absolutely Identified

Okay, we can all rest easy now. The Belcher's family car, featured in the popular and charming animated show Bob's Burgers, can now be definitively identified as a specific make and model. Our long national nightmare of uncertainty is over, and we can all now enjoy the warm bask of certainty. » 3/09/15 12:20pm 3/09/15 12:20pm