Why We Owe The Indy 500 And Modern Interstate To A Crazy Bike Salesman

There are many individuals who deserve credit for the modern American interstate (who aren't named Dwight Eisenhower), but Carl Fisher might be the most entertaining. Excerpted from Earl Swift's "The Big Roads," here's the story of the man who helped bring us stunt advertising, the Indy 500, car headlights, and the… » 4/08/14 12:20pm 4/08/14 12:20pm

How Accountants Nearly Murdered Jeep's Most Successful Product, Twice

After soaring in the 1990s, the Grand Cherokee came crashing to earth in the new century. Car buyers steered clear of SUVs as gas prices rose. Making matters worse, the Grand Cherokee drew the attention of Chrysler's finance people, who required each model to be developed for 20 percent less than its predecessor to try … » 12/12/13 12:40pm 12/12/13 12:40pm

How I Made This Saab 9-5 SportCombi Prototype Road Legal

The beautiful Saab 9-5 SportCombi never made it to dealerships, meaning that the few wagons built and auctioned off were non-road legal pre-production models. That didn't stop a Saab fan from 9-5sc2012 from figuring out how to get his dream car on the road. » 11/29/13 4:00pm 11/29/13 4:00pm

How Texas's Absurd Anti-Tesla Laws Turn Car Buying Into A Joke

Over the last couple of years, Tesla Motors has fought legal and legislative battles in a number of states over proposed or current state laws that try to stymie its unique factory-direct sales and service model. » 10/24/13 2:11pm 10/24/13 2:11pm

Feds Launch Investigation Into Ex-Con Racing Champ Scott Tucker

Two-time American Le Mans Series Champion Scott Tucker and his team Level 5 Motorsports turned a small fortune into checkered flags, but now the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the deceptive business practices that funded his racing dreams. » 4/09/12 10:00am 4/09/12 10:00am