Drunk Old Coot Leaves Plymouth Minivan On Tracks To Be Hit By Two Trains

Today's Hoon of the Day comes to us from NBC's Today Show and the little city of Hinsdale, IL. Here's what happened. At about 5:42 p.m. on Monday, 72-year-old Franciszek Chudzik drove over a train crossing in downtown Hinsdale and attempted to make a left turn onto the third set of tracks of the Burlington Northern… » 1/30/08 8:00am 1/30/08 8:00am

Tina Turner Wants To Put You In a Plymouth Voyager!

Say it's the 80s and you've got the Chrysler advertising account. You've got Tina Turner signed up to do an ad... but what's the best vehicle to have her pitch? Maybe something sporty, like the Shelby GLHS? Or luxurious, like the Chrysler/Maserati TC? No, no... when you think Tina Turner, you think minivan, right?… » 1/08/08 10:00am 1/08/08 10:00am

PCH, Turbo Sleeper Edition: Regal or Minivan?

The Morgan applied a savage caning to the quasi-MG in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, thereby proving that wooden frames are preferable to wooden firewalls. We're going to take a little breather from British Car Hell today (just for a little while, mind you, because most of the cars in Hell are British...… » 9/14/07 5:30pm 9/14/07 5:30pm

Dad's Turbo Dodge Caravan

From the 800-dollar turbocharged minivan department comes this 1989 Dodge Caravan SE with genuine simulated woodgrain trim. Along with doing toasty burnouts, the minivan has run the quarter mile in 12.65 seconds at Route 66 Dragway thanks to a set of slicks and 24 pounds of boost pushing through the stock 140K plus… » 9/07/07 3:00pm 9/07/07 3:00pm

Manhattan Mopar Mishegas! Tudor City Jews For Jesus And Diplomats Heart…

While walking in Tudor City this weekend, that higher than First Avenue midtown east enclave of diplomatic immunity from parking tickets, I found two examples of people rolling in vehicles which one would not expect. Top among them is the Jews for Jesus "Manhattan Division," who apparently roll in a vehicle as… » 3/05/07 12:57pm 3/05/07 12:57pm

Spy Photos: Still More on the 2008 Chrysler Minivans

We're still pretty far from the launch of Chrysler's next-generation, non-minivan minivans, but they're all over the desert, undergoing hot-weather testing. We're not sure if engineers are employing a controversial new interior test, during which they lock two Ritalin cases in the back for six hours with nothing but… » 11/22/06 9:08am 11/22/06 9:08am

Spy Photos: 2008 Chrysler Minivan, Now with Optional Thug

"Freeze, asshole." It would appear the ex-Delta Force mercenary — all hopped up on Gatorade Fierce — handling security detail for the Chrysler Voyager test team is less than pleased to see a COINTEL spy pointing a telephoto in his general direction. The spies are saying the new minivan may get some muscle of its own —… » 6/23/06 11:23am 6/23/06 11:23am

Spy Photos: More on the 2008 Chrysler Minivans

The Car Connection procured some new spy shots of the next-generation Chrysler minivan, in brain-jamming polka dots and obfuscatory cladding. Still, gone is the egg-like comportment (is that a hood?) for both Chrysler and Dodge versions, in favor of a more chiseled, slab-sided design to match those of the company's… » 3/06/06 7:29am 3/06/06 7:29am