A Little Tribute To An Overshadowed Big Brother: The Fiat 600

Right now, the most famous Fiat (at least in the US) is the Fiat 500. The 500 has become the iconic Fiat, the mascot of Fiat, and while it's certainly a car that earned that status, I've always felt that it's older big brother, the Fiat 600, never really got the credit it deserves. Let's try and fix that. » 9/01/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm

Wait, Superman Once Built A NASCAR Racecar?

While doing a bit of research for yesterday's Question of the Day, I came across one of those little facts that, upon hearing, makes you make one of those confused-disbelief faces the sitcoms like so much. The fact was that Superman once built a NASCAR racer. For a race sponsored by aliens. » 8/30/14 10:00am Saturday 10:00am

These Modern Cars Would Work For The Ghostbusters

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, and you really can't talk about that movie — at least we can't — without talking about the Ghostbusters' car, the Ecto-1. The original was a 1959 Cadillac 'professional' car — as in ambulance or hearse. But what if the Ghostbusters had to use a new car? What… » 8/28/14 6:30pm Thursday 6:30pm

What NASA Isn't Saying In NASA's Big Rocket Announcement

Yesterday, NASA announced that they'd reached a milestone in the development of America's next major space transportation system, the SLS (Space Launch System). They'd reached Key Decision Point C, which is a crucial review and approval point. The SLS looks promising, but NASA isn't talking about some important things. » 8/28/14 2:28pm Thursday 2:28pm

Watch A GT-R Smash Into A Flock Of Seagulls (Not The Band) At 160MPH

I know in certain beach communities, we're quite popular with the seagull population, which is why I'm issuing this warning: I think some seagulls get hurt or possibly killed in this video. That GT-R is hauling a significant amount of metric ass when it impacts that seagull flock, and the results aren't great. » 8/27/14 2:08pm Wednesday 2:08pm

BRABUS' Customized Sprinter Is Another Nail In The Limo's Coffin

I've always liked that the tuning company BRABUS has been willing to work their tuning alchemy all across the Benz line, from Smart cars to G-Wagens. So it makes sense that eventually they'd get to the Sprinter. And what they've doing to the vans should help make limos feel like endangered emus. » 8/27/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

This Is What A Celebrity Face-Morphing Site Does To Cars

You know those stupid sites that claim to let you see what your love-child with Miley Cyrus or Tyne Daly or Merlin Olsen would look like? Or visualize the offspring of Beyonce and Chris Elliott? Of course you don't; they're stupid. Still, I got the equally stupid idea to see what these face-morphing sites would do… » 8/26/14 10:00pm 8/26/14 10:00pm

Alfa Gives Us The Official Line On What's Up With Their Snake Logo

Yesterday, I did some digging into the meaning behind one of the most distinctive and puzzling car maker logos around: the Alfa Romeo 'dragon-eating-a-dude' crest. I was curious about Alfa's official company line on the badge, and, happily, they told me. » 8/26/14 6:30pm 8/26/14 6:30pm

This Renault LeCar Van Is The Tiny French Sex Van You Deserve

The biggest problem with Le Car ownership has always been dealing with all the increased sexual appeal one gets when owning the car. Sex in the back of the conventional Le Car is usually too cramped and too exposed via those large windows. If only there was a solution! Guess what, pals: there is. » 8/26/14 2:50pm 8/26/14 2:50pm

Goofy Late-Night Thought Experiment: Car-Trunk Wormholes

Okay, it's late. I'm still settling in from a big move and my brains feel a little carbonated. That means the 6502 that runs my BrainOS occasionally comes up with some really inane stuff. Like this goofy car-related idea that I encourage all you budding sci-fi writers to work into your stories. » 8/25/14 11:00pm 8/25/14 11:00pm

Yes, That's The Batmobile Being Pulled Over

Well, it's the Canadian Batmobile being pulled over, at least. This was shot on Saturday, in Woodbridge, Ontario, and it looks like it's the 1989 movie Batmobile, a fine choice for city driving. But why was the World's Greatest Detective pulled over? » 8/25/14 8:30pm 8/25/14 8:30pm

I-66 In Virginia Is Becoming A Dali-esque Masterpiece

If you're a fan of the Salvador Dali 'melting stuff' artistic conceit, I suggest taking a drive to Centreville, VA and checking out the rapidly melting highway markings. From above, they sort of look like long strings of ribbon or something. They're pretty festive. And potentially dangerous, I suppose. » 8/25/14 12:32pm 8/25/14 12:32pm

Obscure Air-Cooled VW Fetish Friday: The Country Buggy!

In my continual quest to make every obscure, low-volume air-cooled VW known to all my beloved readers, I'm excited to present you one of my favorite spawns of the Beetle: The Australian Country Buggy. This thing was the Thing before the Thing was a thing. I'll explain. » 8/22/14 5:30pm 8/22/14 5:30pm