15 Great Moments in Homemade Anti Theft

Just because they drive a shitbox, doesn’t mean they want someone stealing that shitbox. Even a jacked up ride is better than taking the bus. But how to keep thieving hands off without spending more than the $9.87 you you’ve got burning a hole in your pocket? Over at...
Posted On 04 Sep 2008

5 Fuel Efficient Cars That Are Actually Fun to Drive

You don’t have to suffer behind the wheel of a crappy little econo box to keep from spending your entire paycheck at the pump. Our friends over at CARandDRIVER.com have come up with their list of five cars that can satisfy your need for speed and performance, and still get...
Posted On 29 Aug 2008

Funniest Car Names of All Time

CARandDRIVER.com just released their list of the funniest car names of all time. And while you may remember shaking your head at the inexplicably named Probe – of which CandD says Ford may have “had romantic, interstellar intentions when they pulled the name Probe out...
Posted On 20 Aug 2008

Buell Reinterprets Classic Cafe Racers

Part of the 60’s counterculture, the original cafe racers were built to reach speeds of over 100-mph, and allow the rider to race from a cafe to a predetermined location and back, before the song on the jukebox ended. (Crazy hippy bikers.) Buell’s new ’09 1125CR...
Posted On 19 Aug 2008

Super Secret Audi R8 “Blackbird” Built for Breaking the Law

A stock Audi R8 puts up some very respectable speed numbers – its 4.2L, 420-hp power plant will take you from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds – and it sports some aggressive styling, so the chances of attracting the attention of local law enforcement are pretty high. To combat...
Posted On 14 Aug 2008

Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 Green Cars

For their newly-launched KBBGreen section, the auto pros over at Kelly Blue Book put together their list of the Top 10 Green Cars for 2008. Here’s a quick rundown of the cars they chose and the mileage you can expect from each. There are three SUVs on the list, one diesel,...
Posted On 05 Aug 2008

Road Test – Corvette C6 Vs. Formula 1 Ford

Yesterday was my fourth and final day taking the Grand Prix Road Racing course at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. (Which means I’m back to normal updates from here on in. No more playing around.) I came out of the final day with much sharper skills, a...
Posted On 25 Jul 2008

All New Mazda 6 – Quick Preview

I spent yesterday putting Mazda’s new 6 through its paces up and down the winding mountain roads of southern California. With this completely redesigned version of their underperforming sport sedan, Mazda is hoping to take their “Zoom-Zoom” and beat Camry,...
Posted On 17 Jul 2008

Hell Yeah! The Return of American Muscle

Back in the days when men were men, mullets were cool, and gas was cheap, muscle cars ruled the roads. Ferocious, snarling chick-magnets that guzzled down gas and tore up asphalt. But then came the oil crisis. Runaway insurance premiums. And big blocks gave way to econo-boxes and...
Posted On 09 Jul 2008

Test Drive – VW Tiguan

VW’s much hyped new crossover, the Tiguan, hit dealerships nationwide recently. (Just in case you haven’t seen the commercials airing every seven minutes on TV.) I got a chance to drive one for a week, and I was anxious to see if it lived up to the buzz – from...
Posted On 07 Jul 2008