Florida Mayor Trades In His Pimpmobile

The mayor of Tampa, Bob Buckhorn, has traded in his GMC Yukon Denali, seized from a local pimp. What's Buckhorn's new ride? It's a brand-new Suburban, bought with money from the Republican National Convention. From pimps to pork, then. » 12/24/12 4:00pm 12/24/12 4:00pm

How Was No One Killed In This Insane Street Racing Crash?

Last Sunday, two Hondas outside of Tampa, Florida sat side-by-side on the highway, about to start a street race when a drunk driver in a Nissan SUV smashed into one of the racers at speed. Unbelievably, no one was seriously injured. » 2/09/12 2:30pm 2/09/12 2:30pm

Florida mayor's official SUV is literally a pimpmobile

Sometimes, fiscal responsibility and the prostitutional arts collide and a choice has to be made: let the taxpayers pay foot the bill for a car payment or drive around in a GMC Yukon Denali formerly used for the transportation of escorts? Mayor Bob Buckhorn of made the right choice. Now he's big pimpin' in T-A-M-P-A. » 8/31/11 2:00pm 8/31/11 2:00pm

What The Hell Is Going On Here?

OK, so that's some exhaust tubing, maybe an '80s Nissan shift lever, and then there's a couple of... and some... and then no floors or a dash, and the filter box near the window, and... wait, what? » 8/02/10 1:00pm 8/02/10 1:00pm

Giant Florida Sinkhole Swallows Toyota Camry

A giant sinkhole opened up underneath the parking lot of a condo complex near the University of South Florida in Tampa, taking an entire Toyota Camry with it. The car disappeared down the sinkhole minutes after this photo was taken. » 7/12/10 5:15pm 7/12/10 5:15pm

Everyone Rush Down To Elder Ford To Buy A Focus RS

In what might be one of the most appealing, and therefore misleading, advertisements in recent memory we have a local Ford dealership promoting both a Ford Focus RS and a Ford Raptor. » 10/30/09 11:00am 10/30/09 11:00am

Can't Afford To Pay For That $16K Paint Job? Send Mom To Pick Up The Car

According to a shop owner who posts at TampaRacing.com, a customer asked for $16,000 in custom work on a base model automatic Toyota Celica of unknown vintage, and even fronted the money for the material costs, without actually deciding how he was going to pay for it. Realizing this, after four months of work, the… » 8/12/08 2:40pm 8/12/08 2:40pm

More Old Cars Than You Ever Believed Possible Down On The Tampa Street

We're mighty pleased with the vast quantities of DOTS Bonus shots from our readers these days, and some readers are going the extra mile and shooting multiple cars found street-parked in their towns. We saw Warpig's Oslo-O-Rama last week, and now it's NiceNurseRatched's turn. NiceNurseRatched lives in Tampa and she's… » 6/05/08 2:00pm 6/05/08 2:00pm

Demolition Man: Florida Driver Assaults Duplex With Altima

In the long-standing battle between Texas and Florida for American Capital of Weird-Ass Events, the Sunshine State lobbed a salvo yesterday that contained one of the most nonsensical excuses we've ever heard. Jorel Estera, a 30 year-old Tampa motorist, lost control of his 2000 Nissan Altima, hopped a curb, and… » 7/18/05 11:25am 7/18/05 11:25am