This Is The Most Revolutionary Trunklid Concept You'll See All Day

As many of you already know, half-assed ideas about vehicular packaging and cargo management are one of the primary things I produce, right after solid and liquid wastes. Happily, I’ve created new batches of all three today, and I’m sharing one with you! The idea one. Meet the Lidbed 3000, which entruculates your… » 5/29/15 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

Friday Afternoon Challenge: Find A Car Name From Two Other Cars

It’s nearly summer. It’s Friday. It’s the afternoon. Let’s be honest here — you’re not doing jack at work right now. You have that fluttery summer’s almost here feeling in your chest and you need to just ride out that clock and look busy. So I want to help, by giving you an inane car challenge to make the time blur… » 5/29/15 1:00pm Friday 1:00pm

If Squids Ruled Earth, What Would Their Cars Be Like?

It’s a question a child might ask, but not a childish question. Sure, right now, we mammalian primates are calling all the shots here on Earth, but what if things had gone otherwise? We know that cephalopods like Squid and Octopi are really smart — what if they were the dominant life? And, more importantly, what would… » 5/08/15 2:25pm 5/08/15 2:25pm

A Detail To Appreciate: The Handle-less Door Handle

If you’ve ever had a weird reaction to some pills you found in a wet paper bag on the sidewalk, then you probably know that when you disassemble a car by hand in a deep, trance-like state, you end up with a lot of parts. So when I see a detail on a car that can eliminate even one part, I’m impressed. Like this door… » 4/29/15 9:55pm 4/29/15 9:55pm

Is This Inflatable Bedliner/Camper Shell Revolutionary Or Idiotic?

As some of you may know, I'm very fond of hard-working pickup trucks, and occasionally have inspired/inane ideas about how to make them better (or, worse, depending). Well, I has another. And this time, it's not a truck, it's a truck accessory. I think I've solved the passionate bedliner v. camper shell debate once… » 3/27/15 7:35pm 3/27/15 7:35pm

I'm Just In A Movie About VW Beetles With Ewan McGregor Is All

Oh, hey. Didn't see you there. Did I mention I was interviewed extensively for Damon Ristau's (the guy who made The Bus Movie) new documentary about the Beetle, The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car? No? And I didn't mention that Ewan McGregor's in it, too? Really? I should have. Because it looks like it'll be… » 3/26/15 8:08pm 3/26/15 8:08pm

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

Is This The Worst Automotive Facelift On A Vehicle You'll Never Own?

UPS trucks (technically, they call them "package cars." I bet they call fortune cookies "book crackers," too) are one of those common sorts of vehicles that just blends into the surrounding environment. Big, useful rolling turds bringing us our Hoagie of the Month Club selections and car parts we got off eBay. But… » 3/12/15 9:45pm 3/12/15 9:45pm

In Defense Of The Indefensible: The Rubber Bumper'd MGB Isn't So Bad

Much like the "people" they once were, gearheads tend to exhibit a vast array of opinions and ideas. Even so, there's a few things that seem to be universal: old Lucas Electric jokes, the respect of the BMW 2002, and a cold, seething hatred of the rubber-bumper'd MGB. At the risk of a stabbing, I'm going to say this:… » 2/13/15 9:30pm 2/13/15 9:30pm

This Brian Williams Stuff Is Making Me Fess Up About All My Car-Lies

With Brian William's reputation and career in a tailspin thanks to some not-so-accurate tales of derring-do and helicopter attacks, I've realized that I'd better get ahead of my long history of self-aggrandizing lies before I get found out and disgraced. So, in the interest of salvaging my career, I'm coming clean. » 2/06/15 9:30pm 2/06/15 9:30pm