Ford, like every automaker, is racing to develop autonomous driving technology and deploy a slate of electric vehicles. So, we’re told, it bought a building. Game changer, baby.
For weeks, the scuttlebutt has been that Ford is planning to scoop one of Detroit’s most adored ruins, Michigan Central Station. On Monday, Ford confirmed the purchase, and said the Blue Oval will adorn the property.
I’ve lamented many times the horrible road salt in Michigan, which is why I have decided to start a series called “True Survivors of Detroit” in which we applaud Motor City-area cars that—despite heavy corrosion and questionable structural rigidity—continue trudging on like champions. This week’s survivor: a…
No less than 10 brand-new Dodge Rams rolled off the assembly line and on to burst through the factory gate at the Fiat Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly Plant early yesterday morning, a “cluster theft” of surprising size and audacity.
It looks like Michigan Central Station, the long-abandoned, enormous train station that stands out as one of the most illustrative artifacts of Detroit’s decline, is going to have a new owner soon, according to reports: Ford.
Today may be the Spring Equinox, but every devote of Detroit steel knows that March 20 is just a date on a calendar. It’s not really Spring until the cars can return.
Police in Metro Detroit are trying to locate two cargo vans that were stolen from a dry cleaner in Detroit—and the vehicles had some notable belongings inside: dozens of police and firefighter uniforms. Whoops!
Southeast Michigan is home of some of the worst, most pothole-ridden roads in the country, and earlier this week, those potholes became canyons—canyons that sent cars sliding out of control on black ice.
I got my 2015 Volkswagen TDI Sportwagen in June and promptly named it Jolene because, well, I knew it was a cheater, but she was still so damn good-looking I couldn’t help myself. Jolene is still pretty, but she had her first run-in with America’s crumbling infrastructure this past weekend. Hours after warning…
In what is hopefully not a sign from God regarding the future of the automotive industry as the Detroit Auto Show ends, what seems to be a meteor just streaked through the skies around Detroit, setting the sky ablaze and rattling windows.
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While the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has been gradually integrating automobiles to their show for a few years, the North American International Auto Show has been looking to make the opposite swap to integrate more technology companies to the show. For the 2018 edition in Detroit, you will see displays…
In these dark days when everything seems impossible, hope is rare and days are short, we need a guiding light to show us the way, the light, and the path of vehicular ridiculousness. This Detroit driver is clearly that man.
An explosive investigation into corruption at the Detroit Police Department blew open on Wednesday, when authorities announced that four officers pleaded guilty to extortion charges related to the scheme, while two more were indicted on separate charges. The officers accepted bribes from auto collision shops in town,…
If you’re going to go big you may as well make as much of a show out of it as you can—a lesson one dumb 21-year-old from Macomb Township near Detroit, Michigan failed to grasp after stealing an ambulance from a hospital.
There’s a wildly interesting lawsuit playing out in the City of Detroit right now, in which a towing company says the city illegally yanked its permit to operate, while officials accuse the company, Nationwide Recovery, of having a role in an “elaborate” stolen vehicle scam.
Thousands of cheating VWs have been stored in the former Detroit Lions stadium parking lot in Pontiac, Michigan since at least January. Last week, Louisville-based news site WDRB learned that over 60 of those cars have been reported missing, and many have already been found in Indiana and Kentucky with fraudulent…