How Automakers Use a WWI-Era Camo Technique to Disguise Prototype Cars

In the early days of modern warfare, ships protected themselves from German U-boats with wild, eye-catching painted patterns called dazzle. The military moved on to new forms of camo decades ago, but for carmakers, dazzle is still the best way to protect prototype cars from being photographed. » 10/17/14 11:50am 10/17/14 11:50am

Video: Is the Cadillac ELR Twice as Cool as the Chevy Volt?

I love, and I mean love, my Chevy Volt. People who haven't driven one don't get it, and that's fine. It's not for everybody, and that's fine. What's important about choosing a car is that it works for your lifestyle, right? And the Volt works for mine. But the problem is that it just isn't that cool. You have to… » 4/01/14 11:33am 4/01/14 11:33am

The Spark Plug Started Out As A Really Dangerous Toy

Once you realize that pretty much everything around you, no matter how seemingly small and insignificant, has a story behind it, the world becomes much more interesting. Your car is packed full of parts with good stories behind them (the tragic tale of Sir Nathan Airfilter comes to mind) but the one I'd like to talk… » 3/05/13 2:00pm 3/05/13 2:00pm

Yes, GM will loan you a Corvette if you're scared your Chevy Volt will…

With news of more Chevy Volt battery packs catching fire after NHTSA crash testing, General Motors yesterday made an unprecedented damage-controlling offer: Any Volt owner concerned about safety can request a free GM vehicle loan until the issue's resolved. Yes, any car. Even a Corvette. » 11/29/11 2:30pm 11/29/11 2:30pm