We Need More Cars Like The Brubaker Box

I'm so full of idiosyncratic automotive tastes that I'm probably the automotive-taste equivalent of a pervert. I've come to accept this, and now I delight in sharing my fixations with you. So, with that in mind, let's talk about one of the objects of my creepy attentions: the Brubaker Box. » 7/30/14 7:02pm Yesterday 7:02pm

Nevada DMV Is Offering Special Plates For Autonomous Cars

One of our readers was taking his daughter to the DMV for her driver's test (she passed!) when he noticed these personalized license plate options: ones for 'driverless' and 'requires a driver' autonomous cars. I think these are the first plates of their kind in the US. » 7/30/14 6:02pm Yesterday 6:02pm

Evil Beaver Attempts To Kill Family By Dropping A Tree On Their Car

Oh, beavers! They're so cute, right? What with their little waffle-ironed tails and buck teeth and insatiable woodlust? Wrong. They're not cute. If beavers could, they'd murder you and everyone you love. Just like this Canadian beaver tried to do when he heaved a whole tree onto a family's car. » 7/29/14 8:02pm Tuesday 8:02pm

I Visited Rezvani To Find Out If The Beast Was Real Or Vaporware

We've had a bit of drama on here with the story of what's essentially a dramatically re-bodied Ariel Atom (well, for an Atom, maybe just bodied) called the Rezvani Beast. First I suspected some questionable PR, then we covered the story of a disgruntled designer for the company. But now I think it's real. Because I've… » 7/29/14 12:00pm Tuesday 12:00pm

What's The Best Non-Car Use Of A Car Engine?

If you look around you, by far the most common sources of useful mechanical power are all those engines nestled inside all those car hoods. Car engines are plentiful, well-developed, and surprisingly flexible — why not use them for things other than ass-hauling? What do you think those best non-transport uses are? » 7/29/14 11:39am Tuesday 11:39am

Mustang-Loving Kid Pulled Over For Speeding Has Worst Day Ever

Speeding tickets are about as much fun as a combination math test and root canal. This teen with the Sith-style Mustang was pulled over in Montgomery County, Texas, and managed to have an already lousy situation get much worse. Though it could have been much worse still, thanks to a pickup driver who spilled a drink… » 7/28/14 11:00pm Monday 11:00pm

Let's Try And ID All The Cars In The New Mad Max Trailer

So you may have heard that there's a new Mad Max movie coming out. And, aside from providing a ton of screenshots that could be mistaken for a day at Burning Man, there's one thing you know a Mad Max movie will provide: lots of heavily modified cars. Let's see if we can figure out what they all are! » 7/28/14 9:00pm Monday 9:00pm

A Prius is a fantastic hitman vehicle. In so many cities in the US, it just blends into the background, unnoticed by anyone. That seems ideal for a hitman. And, you could argue that eliminating a whole human life has a big positive impact, environmentally. » 7/28/14 11:55am Monday 11:55am

What Car Colors Are Tragically Underused?

Chances are pretty good that if a magic horse teleported you into the middle of any cluster of cars in America, parked or in traffic, you'd find yourself surrounded by grey, white, black, and beige-ish cars. Don't blame the horse — the sad truth is car colors are pretty damn dull. What colors should be used more? » 7/28/14 11:47am Monday 11:47am

This Timeline Is Total Proof That Cars And Trains Are Both 'Automobiles'

The story most people know about the origin of the car is wrong. The real story is, of course, much more complex and muddy, and is inexorably tied to the development of trains. Automobiles — self-propelled machines — really should refer to both trains and cars, and I think I know how the timeline should look. » 7/25/14 3:42pm Friday 3:42pm

Man Behind This Ugly Car Wants To Sue Us Because We Said His Car Is Ugly

Remember the Youabian Puma from the LA Auto Show? Of course you do. If you saw it in person, you're probably having colossal blue flashbacks about it right now. Well, the man who made the car, Dr. Kambiz Youabian, is so very upset that so many people called the car ugly that he's threatening to sue us all. » 7/25/14 2:16pm 7/25/14 2:16pm