SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA—Textiles used to dominate this part of South Carolina, which locals call the Upstate. But after the textile industry went overseas, BMW came in and built its biggest car factory in the world, bringing back prosperity in the process. But for more than a few voters and public officials in the…
NASCAR released a statement of support today for South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol this summer. NASCAR, surprisingly, has long had a ban in place against the flag on anything officially related to the racing series.
Volvo’s $500 million investment landed in Berkeley County close to Charleston. The new factory is set to produce around 100,000 cars annually, employing up to 4,000 people in the long term.
Everyone thinks the drivers where they live are the worst drivers in the world. While the usual offenders seem to be in Russia, China and Florida, this supercut makes me wonder if South Carolina should be a top contender as well.
"I bought a dash cam last year in hopes of capturing something cool. Little did I know that my first "catch" would be my car's demise."
Who is being the bigger idiot here: the "Murder Da Streetz 2" motorcycle riders blocking both lanes of the highway, or the Volvo driver who crashes trying to pass on the soft shoulder? Either way, it doesn't end well.
Remember that North Carolina sheriff's deputy who resigned after a video of him brake checking a driver went viral? It looks like he could be back on the job soon.
This morning we saw a North Carolina officer brake check a South Carolina driver into a rear-end collision. Now the officer has resigned, and claims he was baited into the crash.
There's really no excuse for giving another driver a brake check at highway speeds, no matter how annoyed you are at the car closely following you. That we're watching a sheriff give a brake check in this video just makes things worse.
I hate to start my Friday morning by reporting bad news, but that's exactly what's coming out of Chesnee, South Carolina, where 50 Studebakers and several other classic cars were obliterated when a garage caught fire earlier this week.
When you take your car to get serviced, how do you know the mechanics aren't driving it like it's a getaway car in a heist movie? This 2010 Camaro SS driver figured out one very clever way: he placed a voice recorder in the car to capture the dealership employees driving and working on the car.
Waffle House is known for a number of dubious things, but a gourmet, expensive menu is definitely not one of them.
Several times a year, bikers gather at the Suck Bang Blow bar just outside Myrtle Beach, S.C. to drink, schmooze, and hoon the crap out of their Harleys. But Horry County officials have had enough, and banned the club's periodic group burnouts after more than 15 years of celebratory Harley noise and tire smoke.
Can you even tell that this is an unmarked Chevy Tahoe? That's because a Columbia, SC Sheriff's Deputy rolled it at 119 MPH while driving through a 45 MPH zone. Allegedly chasing a gun-wielding drug dealer, the officer in question has just been suspended for five days without pay.
What's worse than drunk driving? Drunk driving with your four-year-old in the car. What's worse than that? Fleeing the scene, crossing an interstate, and trying to shot-put the kid.
What would you call a seven-foot-tall creature from South Carolina with red eyes, a scaly body and three fingers on each hand, who liked to bite cars? No, not "Earl." It's the, ahem, Car-Biting Lizard Man of South Carolina.
Not to get all Tipper Gore, but people do realize that "Grand Theft Auto" is just a video game and not a self-help exercise? Because even if you're high, you shouldn't steal a police cruiser and wreck it.
The 29th race in LeMons history took place last weekend, and we saw BMW tie Toyota for second place in the overall-win category (Mazda holds seven LeMons titles versus five apiece for BMW and Toyota).
Once the race-leading S.O.B. Volkswagen GTI blew up late yesterday, there was no prying the Super Troopers' BMW E30 away from the top spot. Clean race, zero penalties, zero mechanical problems. Congratulations, Super Troopers!