A 9,000 Mile Journey In A Mustang, Part 2: California To Brooklyn

This summer, I drove from my home in Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles and back again. It's just something I've always wanted to do. It was a special trip for me, not just because I got to see the whole country and spend time with some of my favorite people, but because the idea of driving a Ford Mustang clear across… » 10/29/14 8:22pm 10/29/14 8:22pm

This Custom Airstream Is The Ultimate World Cup Tailgating Rig

You Better Not Outlaw Living in Cars Unless You're Giving Out Houses

Homelessness is slowly declining nationwide, but it's rising in urban areas with a high cost of living. How are some of these areas responding to the needs of their homeless citizens? By making it illegal for them to live in their cars. » 4/09/14 11:31am 4/09/14 11:31am

What the Most Famous Brands Are from Each State

When you close your eyes and think of California, what famous brand comes to mind? Is it Apple? Facebook? Google? Or some movie studio? What about Texas? New York? Florida? These are the most famous brands of each state. The Corporate States of America, if you will. » 6/25/13 1:00am 6/25/13 1:00am

You Can Buy the President's Real Air Force One Airplane

Here's something that you never really run across eBay or Craigslist: the real Air Force One airplane. As in the freaking flying aircraft that has freaking transported freaking Presidents of the freaking United States of America in the freaking air. Let's buy this thing, people! » 5/09/13 10:15pm 5/09/13 10:15pm

BMW Is About To Unleash Oodles Of Diesel Goodness On America

We love diesels. They're torquey, easy to live with, and have some of the best fuel economy on the road. The best part? They aren't wimpy little hybrids. » 11/06/12 3:00pm 11/06/12 3:00pm

How the F/A-18 Hornet becomes a Blue Angel

It's Fleet Week here in San Francisco and that means Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron aka The Blue Angels are back in town for the celebration. This is what it takes to convert a battle-ready F/A-18 Hornet into a marvelous stunt-flying Angel. » 10/07/11 8:15pm 10/07/11 8:15pm

Roswell 'UFO' Was Nothing More than Stalin's Nazi Space Ship Full of…

As one of America's foremost news sources for crazy internet people, we feel it is important to keep you informed on the very latest news regarding the real story behind mysterious government alien autopsy site "Area 51," the Nevada military base where they keep that UFO that crashed in Roswell in 1947. And now, the… » 5/23/11 5:46pm 5/23/11 5:46pm

Top Gear USA: The Stig's New Track

When the U.S.-version of Top Gear debuts on HISTORY next month there will be an American Stig and he'll need a track. Here's the first images and details of The Stig's new American playground. » 10/24/10 5:30pm 10/24/10 5:30pm

The First Top Gear USA Trailer... In The World

This is the first trailer for the U.S. version of Top Gear on History, giving us a first taste of the American spin on the BBC's wildly popular motoring show. A peek at the cast, cars, and challenges below. » 8/06/10 10:00pm 8/06/10 10:00pm

Mini USA VP: Our Cars Are Like Adorably Imperfect Wives

Mini USA VP JIm McDowell tried to explain away yesterday's J.D. Power IQS showing the automaker in dead last, by telling CNBC their cars take some getting used to — like "your wife." Also, Kudlow's like 100-years-old. [CNBC] » 6/23/09 3:30pm 6/23/09 3:30pm

Red Storm Rising: GM Claims China Beat U.S. Market In January Auto Sales

If GM's sales estimates are accurate, China knocked the United States out of the top spot in auto industry market sales for January — the first time the U.S. market has ever been beaten. » 2/03/09 6:16pm 2/03/09 6:16pm

Smart ForTwo BRABUS Coming Stateside February 2009

Smart USA will begin selling a Smart fortwo BRABUS » 10/23/08 11:00am 10/23/08 11:00am model beginning in February according to an email sent to customers yesterday. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting the BRABUS performance tweaks — which take the 70 HP engine up to a staggering 98 HP and reduce the 0-60 time from 13 to 9.9 seconds —…

Hier-De-Boom-Boom, Uemm BORK-BORK-BORK! Sweden, USA Working Together On…

Auto Motor & Sport, by way of Motor Authority, reported yesterday on a joint effort between the energy departments of two august establishments of hybrid research — the United States' Argonne National Laboratory and Sweden's Lindholmen Science Park. The $37 million program will work on developing new plug-in hybrid… » 7/08/08 7:30am 7/08/08 7:30am

Official Car Pundit Drinking Game: Early In The Morning Edition

I'll be on NPR's The Bryant Park Project tomorrow morning at 8:00 AM talking about whether Japanese automakers create more environmentally friendly cars than American automakers. My answer will be a resounding no. Feel free to play along with some early morning shots of mimosa and some new rules in the comments below.… » 6/10/08 10:25pm 6/10/08 10:25pm

Americans Crossing The Border For Mexican Gas, Tom Tancredo Under…

We miss the golden days of our innocent past when people crossed that glorious border into Mexico for tequila, weed and whores. Then their laborers started creeping across the border into our country in larger numbers. As revenge, we passed NAFTA and sent all of our jobs to Mexico. Suckers. But now Mexico has… » 5/30/08 11:20am 5/30/08 11:20am

2008 Suzuki Swift: Around The Block

When we found out Suzuki had an event with a Euro-only 2008 Suzuki Swift just a short distance from Chicago we jumped at the chance to take it for a quick spin. A volume seller in Europe, Asia and other markets, the Swift has a mostly inglorious past here in the states as the almost indistinguishable cousin of the Geo… » 4/23/08 12:00pm 4/23/08 12:00pm

Now You, Too, Can Own Your Very Own Professional Drifter

There's not much history to drifting in America... yet. Here's a chance to get in on the ground floor of automobilia by purchasing Takahiro Ueno's D1GP USA-spec Toyota Soarer (aka Lexus SC 400). With no drifting series for 2008 there is suddenly a need to sell the drift machines, making it one of the fastest ways to… » 3/26/08 9:30am 3/26/08 9:30am

Canadians Taking American Cars, Leaving Barenaked Ladies

With the U.S. dollar falling even with Canadian currency, our northern neighbors are going loonie for American cars... or at least cars sold in America. According to the North American Automobile Trade Association, there's been a 68% increase in cross-border sales since September. This currency fluctuation provides… » 11/09/07 2:30pm 11/09/07 2:30pm

Top Gear Coming To US With Clarkson, Hammond And May Sitting In The…

BBC News is reporting, via The Sun, that the BBC (how metadorable!) is in talks (again) to take the show over the big pond to their colonial shores. More importantly, based upon the report from The Sun, rather than picking up a rag-tag group of 'merican autonistas to front the show, they're planning on just importing… » 4/09/07 11:30am 4/09/07 11:30am