About an hour before a frigid winter sun would rise over the western Kentucky city of Bowling Green, disaster struck the National Corvette Museum located on the northeastern side of town. A sinkhole some forty feet wide, and deep enough to almost reach the bowels of hell, opened up in the museum's Skydome, swallowing…
Music and motoring go hand in hand like peanut butter and grape jelly. Or Kate Upton and topless sunbathing. The both of them just naturally click, and have done so since some miracle worker of an engineer figured out how to wire up a radio and a few speakers in an automobile.
It's pop quiz time. If I were to ask you what the Commonwealth of Kentucky has contributed to the automotive world without so much as whispering the names "Chevrolet Corvette" or "Toyota Camry," what could you come up with? I'll give you a few moments.
From Part One... With time and my own equipment now working against me, I picked my pace back up again and moved quickly past a heavy set fellow seated in a canvas lawn chair — who seemed to be only another fully-trimmed Double McCheeseburger away from spilling out of his seat and onto the concrete underneath him…
Under a furiously beaming mid-day sun, I was busy wandering the closed streets of downtown Somerset, Kentucky. The heat was sweltering and my body was growing uncomfortably saturated with perspiration. The fragrance of combusted petroleum lingered in the air. Somewhere in the distance, a giant American engine of many…
The other day, as my car and I sat at an intersection underneath a red light, marinading in a thick soup of late spring humidity, something unexpected appeared in the turning lane just to my left: a minty-fresh Mitsubishi Lancer draped in metallic silver paint and wearing a temporary tag in its rear window.
The Porsche we know today is often censured by brand purists for building sports-utility vehicles, four-door sedans and 911s with a device known to engineers as a radiator. Critics, on the other hand, mock the brand for its ridiculous options lists and charging discerning enthusiasts extra (read: a lot) for deleting…
The late 1960s truly were a turbulent and bizarre period in history. The Cold War's greatest proxy war dragged on in Vietnam. Paul McCartney was dead. San Francisco didn't believe in hygiene. A racist sociopath from Ohio had formed one of the most creepy and terrifying cults ever out in the California desert.
This just in from the US Patent and Trademark Office: In April, Ford renewed its ownership of the storied Lightning name while Mazda reclaimed the CX-7 name.
It's May. Summer is just around the bend. And that means we're getting ready to head into the heart of classic car show season, a special time of year when Mr. Mid-Life Crisis backs that old V8 something out of the garage, rubs on a fresh coat of wax and trailers it out to the largest parking lot near you.
This just in from the US Patent and Trademark Office: On April 16th, Chrysler Group LLC filed for a new trademark, "Rebel."
If you're a youth-oriented sub-brand with lagging sales and a poorly aging line-up, painting your flagship sports car yellow as fuck can only do so much to revive interest in your products. Thankfully, some recent activity over at the US Patent and Trademark Office confirms current reports that help may be on the way…
Acid washed Levi's, Sony Walkman Pros, Datsun cars. Out of that '80s-tastic list, which one do you think is making a comeback? If you guessed Datsun, you're right and they're about to introduce a new, currently nameless car for Russia.
... The more things stay the same. If you're feeling a bit blue that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro won't have styling radically different from the current model, you might want to stock up on Prozac before Dodge introduces the 2015 Challenger next month at the New York Auto Show.
There's a simple formula that we car enthusiasts pine for. Ideally, a car has to have two doors, maybe four all depending. It has to be rear-wheel drive and offer a real three-pedal manual gearbox. If it's lightweight and compact, even better. If it's affordable, just point to the dotted line on the finance sheet.