We see all kinds of car-selling scams on Craigslist, and some are clever, some are just confusing, and some are even subtle. Not this one. This one seems about as subtle as a cinder block wrapped in strips of pink, fresh Nova Scotia salmon.
A few weeks ago, I went to the amazing Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Indiana, where I learned about an axle that has not just one gear ratio like in pretty much all modern cars, but two. Here’s how this fascinating contraption works.
If you have a hankering for a Fiat 500 with the 1.4-liter naturally aspirated engine, you’d best act fast. Natural aspiration is soon going to be a thing of the past once the 2018 Fiat 500s start hitting the dealerships.
Why the hell do people buy old-ass cars from the 1960s? They cost too much, for one thing. They’re unreliable to operate as a daily, with their pesky two and four barrels. They stop like shit. And most of the time, they smell like a Shell station. Designed by guys who fought Hitler and Tojo with a half smoked Lucky…
Well, that was fast. Not even a week into a high-profile trial between Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo and ride-hailing company Uber, both sides said on Friday that a settlement has been reached, bringing the year-long dispute to an abrupt end.
The 2018 “Nitto King of the Hammers Powered By Optima Batteries” is upon us, and that means that thousands of people have been camping, racing and generally going nuts for all things off-road out in California’s Johnson Valley this week. Today’s the title event, and you can watch it from wherever right now:
The FIA World Endurance Championship officially changed its 2018 schedule, moving the 6 Hours of Fuji back a week. The changes conveniently came after Formula One star Fernando Alonso announced he’d race the entire WEC season that didn’t conflict with his F1 schedule, and Fuji conflicted with his F1 schedule.
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I don’t know if the W8 Passat was as unreliable as everyone remembers it to be, or if it was only that people who expected something approaching Camry-grade reliability from what was a reasonably exotic vehicle got loudly turned off by it. But I just know some of you out there have owned these things.
Teal is one of the few colors that is bright and cheerful but calming at the same time. Stare into the blue-green side of the Porsche Panamericana concept, and let the chill need to do something extreme wash over you like the rad burbling rapids it evokes. It’s a shade that reaffirms you. Pumps you up. Makes you cool.…
Soon it will be the weekend, and that means you can take your 968 for a rousing drive!
Don’t let anyone tell you what is or isn’t possible. Lexus top five’d in the 2001 Targa Tasmania with a 1999 IS200.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
With a six cylinder engine and a five-speed stick, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mercedes R129 is a rare bird indeed. We’ll have to decide if this lower-spec’d roadster’s price make you want to flip it the bird as well.
Elevation Lab’s Anchor headphone stand is so simple, but so genius, that it really ought to be built into every desk in existence. Nominally, it’s a hook to store your headphones so they don’t take up desk space, but you could also use it for hats, jackets, umbrellas, or really anything else that hangs.
The snow and ice along I-44 in Missouri was bad earlier this week, as evidenced by an insane video from Monday showing one woman’s attempt to scramble from her car while slipping in the snow as a semi truck crashes into a pileup, just barely missing her.
The New York City subway, it’s widely acknowledged, is terrible compared to what it used to be. The basics—rails, signals, the system itself—are all fundamentally broken. Nevertheless, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo plows on with massively overdone capital projects. And his shining centerpiece is broken, too.