James Bond Can Now Break The Speed Limit In Britain, Legally

It's often said that real-life spy work is nothing like being James Bond. James Bond is all about shooting things and explosions and women and car chases, which is supposedly not real spy work. But with a new change in law, that last bit may just become reality, because British spies are now allowed to break the speed… » 1/12/14 1:38pm 1/12/14 1:38pm

The UK Is About to Connect an Entire Highway to the Internet

Imagine a future where your car's not just connected to the road between the tire rubber and tarmac. It's connected to the internet and not only sending a steady stream of data but also receiving signals to speed up or slow down based on the traffic. This futuristic future is already here. » 10/02/13 7:29pm 10/02/13 7:29pm

Vauxhall Astra Stripdown at Strangely Regimented Scottish Junkyard

The first self-service junkyard I ever experienced was an Oakland outfit called U-Pull-It. Its logo featured a Q*bert-esque alien raygunning parts and the whole outfit was housed in a roofless abandoned factory building. This U-Pull-it in Scotland isn't like that. » 7/17/10 11:00am 7/17/10 11:00am

1989: Twiggy Experiences Mini Flashback

The Austin Mini had the fourth-longest production run of any car in history, behind only the Volkswagen Type I, the Morgan 4/4, and the Morris Oxford/Hindustan Motors Ambassador. By 1989, it still had 11 more years to go! » 3/06/10 3:00pm 3/06/10 3:00pm

LeMons Torture Test Results: British Cars

Most of us will look at these admittedly godawful numbers for the Triumphs, Jaguars, and MGs we've seen in LeMons races and back away in horror… but your true British car aficionado will see those numbers as a challenge! More Spitfires! More Rover 3500s! More Humber Sceptres! » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

1972 Lancia Fulvia 1600HF Down On The London Street

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. All-British DOTSBE vehicles so far today, but an Italian car in Britain should fit in. » 11/15/09 9:00pm 11/15/09 9:00pm

You Choose The Winner Of The Lucas Electrics Photoshop Contest!

We got quite a few entries for the Prince Of Darkness Advertisement Photoshop Contest last week, and now you get to decide who wins the fabulous prize. Jump away to see the finalists! » 9/12/09 12:00pm 9/12/09 12:00pm

Photoshop Up The Best Lucas Electrics Ad Remix, Win A Fabulous Prize!

We like to tell British car jokes, but the best ones tend to focus on the maker of notoriously unreliable electrical components for those cars: Lucas Electrics aka The Prince Of Darkness! » 9/06/09 1:00pm 9/06/09 1:00pm