Absurd Texting-While-Driving Stories

Absurd Texting-While-Driving Stories

Here she is, folks, the texter of the week, maybe of the year. Her name is Shawndeeia Bowen, and she got pulled over on an L.A. freeway after texting with a baby on her lap while driving. Two small kids were in the back, unsecured and without seatbelts. Over the past three years, Ms. Bowen has had two accidents and numerous citations, including not using child...

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Sunroofs Are Weird

Sunroofs Are Weird

After considerable thought, I have come to a conclusion: sunroofs are weird. I mean, think about it: it’s a hole in the roof of your car, designed to allow you to … what, exactly? Look up at the sky? While you listen to the incessant rattling caused by the fact that there’s a hole in the roof of your car? Yes, folks, I’m being serious. Today I’m writing about...

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Buick Introduces Apple CarPlay Capability

Buick Introduces Apple CarPlay Capability

As the world becomes increasingly connected, Buick remains at the forefront of new applications and connectivity that provide customers with a seamless, integrated driving experience. Apple CarPlay is standard in the 2016 model year Buick Regal and LaCrosse, providing a smarter, simpler way to use an iPhone while on the go. Buick is committed to providing the...

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Electric Mustang records 1.94-second 0-60 time, builder sets 200 MPH goal

Electric Mustang records 1.94-second 0-60 time, builder sets 200 MPH goal

In the old George Romero zombie flicks, the living dead shuffled around like narcoleptic grannies in their bunny slippers. More recent movies have the undead jumping, climbing and running as fast or faster than those fighting them off. Mitch Medford’s zombi-fied electric Mustang falls squarely into that latter camp, as shown by the 0-60 time of 1.94 seconds...

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Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Regains World’s Fastest Car Title

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Regains World’s Fastest Car Title

As far as supercars go, the Bugatti Veyron could easily win the title of least attractive. While that’s a designation open for dispute, no one can argue that the Veyron buries the needle deeper than all others. As of this weekend, the title of World’s Fastest Production Car belongs to the latest version of Bugatti’s hypercar: the Veyron Super Sport. Previously,...

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American Elegance – The Cars of Elwood Engel

American Elegance – The Cars of Elwood Engel

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci The designs of Elwood Engel can be best described as masculine American elegance. His style marked an end to the era of flamboyant ornamentation, pretentious colors and over stylized designs frequented by the designers of the 1950’s. In that time, cars were targeted to the new middle class and the...

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a Cadillac to span the country and generations

a Cadillac to span the country and generations

Sean Mathis never got the chance to drive his grandfather’s 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville – hadn’t even sat behind the wheel – until, that is, the day an auto transporter dropped it off near his house in North Carolina and he took possession of it. Already an old car enthusiast, he now has the car that means the most to him in his garage and has already started...

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MINI Will Race Porsche, But Hyundai Wants in on the Action *UPDATED WITH RESULTS

MINI Will Race Porsche, But Hyundai Wants in on the Action *UPDATED WITH RESULTS

Today is the day! The epic battle between the heavyweight champ and the featherweight underdog, Porsche vs. MINI, is set to happen tonight at 7 pm in Atlanta. The invitation went out, the hype was built, the date was set. At first Porsche said no, opting not to race a 911 Carrera S against a Cooper S, even with a 385 to 172 horsepower advantage. MINI, using its...

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It’s Finally Happened: In-Car Coffee Brewing

It’s Finally Happened: In-Car Coffee Brewing

Yes, it’s real… So it has come to this. Our cars serve many purposes in our lives. In addition to the intended purpose of transportation, our cars often serve as makeshift restaurants, makeup studios, kitchens, offices, music players, romantic bedrooms and traveling movie theaters. If there’s a human function in life, somebody somewhere has figured...

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Audi R8 Spyder vs. Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

Audi R8 Spyder vs. Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

This race would be nothing less than exhilarating: The spectacularly sexy Audi R8 Spyder against the comparably conservative Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. The R8’s 5.2-liter V10 produces 525 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm. The 911 has only a 3.8-liter flat six. Of course, “only” is a relative term here, because the Porsche’s direct-injected...

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Every Rear-wheel-drive Coupe Concept from GM is Vaporware

Every Rear-wheel-drive Coupe Concept from GM is Vaporware

Guess what, enthusiasts? The automakers are lying to you. See that red tire? It may as well be a giant red X written across your hopes and dreams of a small, nimble, rear-wheel drive coupe. The Opel GT Concept is just that — a concept. And it isn’t the first time GM has pulled this trick this year. Actually, if you look back over the past few years of General...

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Rust never sleeps, but sometimes it takes a vacation: the dilapidated beauty of Desert Valley Auto Parts

Rust never sleeps, but sometimes it takes a vacation: the dilapidated beauty of Desert Valley Auto Parts

At first glance, Desert Valley Auto Parts looks something like a post-apocalyptic wasteland if the end times had occurred in conjunction with the Age of Aquarius: Cars from the Sixties and earlier scattered about a dry desert backdrop, missing parts and looking about as busted and broke as could be. But old car nuts know it instead as a paradise, one full of...

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Using Smartphones in Cars

Using Smartphones in Cars

The NHTSA is currently trying to figure out how or whether to ban handheld devices like smartphones from use in cars. And the automakers are supporting such a ban or at least some restrictions. But they are also very concerned that such a ban might force them to redesign their built-in systems. What a shame that would be. No one should be surprised that a...

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