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 most … » 5/23/11 5:46pm 5/23/11 5:46pm

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…

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 something … » 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

Mazda Says Screw You USA And Europe, Seeks 23% Increase In Global Sales

I guess it must be yet another example of the overall cost of manufacturing in the US and European automotive markets when a company like Mazda's looking to boost global sales by a ginormous 23%, and not base those sales advances on expanding production in either of those markets. Of course, it could be because they… » 3/22/07 10:20am 3/22/07 10:20am