Tesla CEO Used Private Jet To Fly To D.C. And Beg For Money

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a fancy private jet to Washington, D.C. and then begged for money. Hmm... seems to us like someone already got yelled at for doing this. Jeez, he's already acting like a soon-to-be-bankrupt automaker. » 2/10/10 5:30pm 2/10/10 5:30pm

Triumph Spitfire Down On The Seattle 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. Let's admire a few more DOTSBE cars today, shall we? » 11/15/09 12:00pm 11/15/09 12:00pm

Mr. Wagoner Makes It To Washington, Driving Volt Mule To Morning…

There's General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner, stepping from a Chevrolet Malibu hybrid last night at his hotel in Washington to the flashing bulbs of the paparazzi after driving from Detroit to testify at Congressional hearings for an auto industry not-a-bailout. If the not-so-Big Three automakers have learned anything since … » 12/04/08 8:20am 12/04/08 8:20am

In Washington, The Roads Are Paved With Cheese!

Washington truckers and dairy farmers have come together to attempt to boost winter safety numbers by creating a cheesy concoction combining common road salt and a byproduct of the cheese production process. What's the result? » 12/03/08 12:00pm 12/03/08 12:00pm

D.C. Street Sweepers Giving Out Parking Tickets

Think it's embarrassing getting a parking ticket from the sweet old meter maid? Soon you'll have a new foe. Street sweepers in the Washington, D.C. area will be equipped with the means to scan and photograph cars parked in street sweeping zones. The bill to equip the street sweepers was passed unanimously in the D.C.… » 4/02/08 3:00pm 4/02/08 3:00pm

Maryland Street Racing Crash Leaves 8 Dead, One Crumpled Crown Vic

A white Ford Crown Victoria plowed into a group of street-racing fans on a highway about 20 miles south of Washington, D.C. on Saturday, killing eight people and scattering bodies in the early morning darkness. In addition to the fatalities, at least five other spectators were injured of the 50 or so people gathered… » 2/17/08 1:03pm 2/17/08 1:03pm

Texting While Driving Law Goes In Effect Today In Washington State,…

OMG! Whatever you have to tell your BFF Payal better wait as the police in Washington State are now empowered to ticket your ass. A law designed to curb composing text messages went into effect on Tuesday. Penalties range from $124 for a driver texting or emailing to $175 if that texting leads to an accident. IMHO,… » 1/03/08 9:45am 1/03/08 9:45am

World's Best Dad: Kids Repo'ed With Car While Dad Snacks

This sort of reminds us of an episode of CHiPs where a kid gets accidentally kidnapped when someone steals a car, except this is much funnier. A Spokane man left his kids locked in his 1996 Ford Explorer momentarily while he ran in for doughnuts, which is a good reason to abandon kids. It apparently takes dad a while… » 11/15/07 5:00pm 11/15/07 5:00pm

Cops Keeping $277K Seized From Traffic Stop, To Buy Darkest Glasses…

If you're driving around with hundreds of thousands of dollars in a briefcase you might want to come up with an excuse before you get on the freeway. A 35-year-old British Columbia man was stopped by Washington State Troopers in Seattle and was unable to explain where the money came from. We're going to go out on a… » 11/08/07 6:00pm 11/08/07 6:00pm