Back in July, the state of Louisiana fined Elio Motors $545,000, saying it’s operating as a “manufacturer” and therefore should have a state-issued license to accept non-refundable deposits for its proposed three-wheeled ride. Elio vowed to appeal the decision, and on Tuesday it delivered, challenging the fine in…
SHREVEPORT, La.—When Mark Jones took over the Chevron gas station he owns here more than three decades ago, it was in a sleepy and undeveloped part of town. Quickly, though, things changed. A nearby General Motors truck assembly plant opened in 1982 and gave way to a crush of development. Neighborhoods sprouted to…
When Ethan Castille watched a team of boaters rescue a woman and her dog from drowning in Louisiana floodwaters in a now-famous viral video, he knew the red Mazda Miata would be toast. He also knew he could help.
In a video-taped incident reportedly occurring during Louisiana floods that killed at least three people by Saturday night, yells of “I’m drowning!” came from a nearly submerged Mazda Miata. Upon finding the car, a boater carried out an intense save of its driver—and her dog—once it sank.
Eastern Louisiana was inundated with flooding this month, which is not particularly unusual. What is unusual and exceptionally terrifying is this propane tank–burning wildly as it floats passed people’s houses.
A natural gas well off the coast of Louisiana experienced a blowout late Tuesday, causing gas to leak into the Gulf of Mexico and catch fire, according to news reports.
Listen folks, driving drunk is a terrible idea. Designating a sober driver while you're throwin' 'em back? That's a great idea, except when that sober driver is your ten-year-old grandchild.
Startup automaker Elio Motors announced at the beginning of this year that they are taking over a former GM truck plant in Shreveport, Louisiana to make a three-wheel economy car they call "the next big thing in transportation." They need one pesky Louisiana law to change before they can start selling them en masse.
The GM Shreveport Assembly and Stamping Plant in Caddo Parish, La., once happily churned out Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks. Then the Carpocalypse hit and General Motors went bankrupt, causing them to give up the facility as part of their reorganization.
The Bentley Arnage is the last of the truly old school Bentleys. But that also means it's old school British, with a penchant for faulty electronics and leaks whenever it rains.
These photos purport to be from a Canadian National locomotive engine that literally threw a piston into a home near the track in Independence, Louisiana. The piston from a 212-ton V16 diesel-powered train's not small.
Watch it. Laugh at it. Marvel at how quickly things get out of hand. Oh,
company formerly known as British Petroleum Upright Citizens Brigade, you be some silly, silly people.
BP's "top kill" plan for fixing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill involves enormous ships, a mile of undersea piping, and a 30,000-hp mud pump. How does it work? Let's find out. UPDATE: Live footage of the process!
The LeMons race season has entered a particularly crazy stretch, due to the break triggered by Chief Perp Lamm's wedding, and so we have races on back-to-back weekends. Here are the results from last weekend's New Orleans event.
Falling squarely into the "Don't try this at home" department comes the latest ill-advised engineering breakthrough: LeMons Line-Lock! Say you're taking your LeMons RX-7 drag racing and want to show those 900-horsepower Novas some real burnout action. Here's how!
Last week's rig explosion caused this 600-square-mile oil leak off the shore of Louisiana. Now the slick's a major threat to the rest of the Gulf of Mexico, forcing the Coast Guard to begin setting it on fire. Here's how.