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There's Another Announcement About A New Flying Car And It Makes Me Hate What I've Become There's Another Announcement About A New Flying Car And It Makes Me Hate What I've Become

What happened to me? I used to be the sort of person that loved hearing about the flying cars we’d all enjoy in the future. The very idea was thrilling, the technology ingenious, the potential inspiring. But now, when we get emails about new flying cars like this one called the Switchblade, I find I’m just a cranky,…

This Surprisingly Emotional Ford Ad Will Make You Want To Keep Your Old Beater Car On The Road This Surprisingly Emotional Ford Ad Will Make You Want To Keep Your Old Beater Car On The Road

We humans are so inclined to just throw things away after they’re not pristine anymore. That’s especially true of cars, even well-loved and well-worn ones that could still work just fine with a little love and care. And this video will make you feel less inclined to dump your old beater car for something shiny and new.

This came back home from my son Otto’s first-grade class. It was a Thanksgiving assignment, where he had to write what he was thankful for.

Those Exotic Car Driving Experience Things All Have A Huge Flaw But I Have An Idea Those Exotic Car Driving Experience Things All Have A Huge Flaw But I Have An Idea

You know those companies that sell exotic car driving experiences? Where you can pay some money to drive a Lamborghini or Porsche or GT-R or a Corvette or whatever? Those are great, sure, and they give a lot of us time in cars we could never afford, but they come with a pretty deep inherent flaw. But I think I know a…

Who’s Behind This Bizarre Chain Of Craigslist Volkswagen Passat TDI Wagon Thefts? Who’s Behind This Bizarre Chain Of Craigslist Volkswagen Passat TDI Wagon Thefts?

By now we all know not to expect too much logic or reason from Craigslist. We know Craigslist is a deviant subset of humanity, sometimes an ideal place to find beater cars or dusty mid-’70s pong games, sometimes a terrifying hive of vice and exposed genitalia. This time, it’s a place where a strange serial Volkswagen…

Watch A CHP SUV Actually Do Something Cool With That Push Bar  Watch A CHP SUV Actually Do Something Cool With That Push Bar 

Most cop cars have a big metal-and-rubber push bar mounted to the front bumper. While it’s easy to imagine how the bar could be used, it’s rare to actually see it in action. That’s part of what makes this video so interesting: it’s a good example of why those things can be so handy, especially if you have to, say, …

What It's Like To Drive A Badass Off-Road Racing Beetle

I know that the formula that usually works best for a Jason Drives episode is to cram myself into something tiny, obscure, ill-conceived, a bit dangerous, and very uncomfortable. I mean, who doesn’t want to see me struggle and hurt a little? This week is different. This week is the finale, so I’m treating myself. I’m…

Meh Car Monday: The Last Oldsmobile Cutlass Was The Dullest Blade Meh Car Monday: The Last Oldsmobile Cutlass Was The Dullest Blade

I know it sometimes feels like I pick on GM a lot for these meh car articles, but they just did such a stellar job at making some truly dull, forgettable automobiles. It’s a talent, really. A terrible, terrible talent. If you start feeling some pity for GM, then I’m going to implore you to jam a syringe of adrenaline…

Ghoulish French Mayor Makes Posters About A Woman's Murder To Get High-Speed Rail To His City Ghoulish French Mayor Makes Posters About A Woman's Murder To Get High-Speed Rail To His City

I really don’t understand how some people end up in politics. Sometimes you see decisions made that are so idiotic, so destructive, and just so wrong that is makes you wonder how the people behind them could even get elected to clean a toilet. This time, I’m specifically baffled by the mayor of the French city of…

There's A Picture Of What Seems To Be The 2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Engine On Instagram There's A Picture Of What Seems To Be The 2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Engine On Instagram

Over the weekend, a picture of a big slab of metal with a bas-relief snake appeared on Instagram. Importantly, this time the image wasn’t of a belt buckle, but seems instead to be the pulsating, 5.2-liter V8 heart of the upcoming 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500.

Human Science Developed The Most Surprised-Looking Car Ever Back In 1922 Human Science Developed The Most Surprised-Looking Car Ever Back In 1922

Automotive technology has come a long, long way since the 1920s, nearly a century ago, but one automotive development from that bygone era has never beens surpassed: the truly surprised-looking car. Lancia pulled it off first, with the perpetually-shocked-looking Lancia Lambda.

Watch An Audi Driver Smash Right Into A Bridge Traffic Gate And Remind Yourself To Never Be That Dumb Watch An Audi Driver Smash Right Into A Bridge Traffic Gate And Remind Yourself To Never Be That Dumb

Here’s a hot tip for you motor-car piloters out there: that big window right above the steering-direction torus is a fantastic way to see what kinds of things you’re about to drive into! I just wish I had a chance to give this hot tip to this Audi driver on the Casco Bay Bridge in Portland, Maine, before this happened:

I'm Pretty Sure This Jet-Powered RX-7 Was The Craziest Car At Radwood

Radwood 2, the 1980s and 1990s car show we co-sponsored, had an incredible amount of fantastic, rare, and unexpected 1980s and 1990s rides. It was glorious. But, amid all that glory, there was also a fierce concentration of madness, centered over a strange, second-gen Mazda RX-7 with color-shifting paint and a small…

The 2018 Nissan Leaf Is An Electric Car For Calm, Rational Adults The 2018 Nissan Leaf Is An Electric Car For Calm, Rational Adults

Ask any random person to name an electric car, chances are really good they’ll say the name “Tesla.” Tell them to point to the first electric car they happen to see while out in the world, and it’s much more likely their finger will be targeted at a Nissan Leaf. That’s because despite Tesla capturing the mind and…

McLaren Develops A Revolutionary New Color: White McLaren Develops A Revolutionary New Color: White

McLaren Special Operations is McLaren’s bespoke division, which allows super-wealthy McLaren buyers the chance to get the company to make special versions of their cars just for a customer’s very specific desires, like a dashboard inlaid with the teeth of your enemies, or, in the case here, a paint color based on the…

I Just Want To Know Who The Hell Is Buying These Truck Window Decals Of Pizza And Kid's Shows I Just Want To Know Who The Hell Is Buying These Truck Window Decals Of Pizza And Kid's Shows

There’s a lot of things that people will buy for their trucks that make no sense to me. Artificial genitals, for example. But there seems to be something of a renaissance going on in the medium of those see-through rear window stickers people put on their trucks.

What It's Like To Drive The Narrowest Car In The World

There’s always a push by carmakers to get automotive superlatives—fastest production car, best fuel economy, longest electric range, cheapest or most expensive car, whatever. Carmakers eat that crap up and then inscribe it on plaques. But they’re not eager for just any superlative. Deadliest, slowest, dampest, none of…

Watch This Old Dude In A Suit Calmly Yank The Boot Off His Wheel  Watch This Old Dude In A Suit Calmly Yank The Boot Off His Wheel 

It’s not clear why this elderly Portuguese gentleman had a boot placed on the wheel of his mid-2000s BMW X3, but what is clear is that he is not so interested in making use of the device. So he removed it. With his hands.

What Do You Want To Know About The 2018 Nissan Leaf? What Do You Want To Know About The 2018 Nissan Leaf?

At this very moment I’m a very well-pampered, mostly-willing hostage of Nissan at some Napa Valley resort that seems to be entirely populated with elderly folks on electric scooters. Nissan is showing their latest version of their very sleek and advanced electric scooter, the Leaf, to me and other journalists very…

Look How Brilliant This Old Volkswagen Bus Brochure Is And I Swear That's The Redhead From Mad Men There Look How Brilliant This Old Volkswagen Bus Brochure Is And I Swear That's The Redhead From Mad Men There

Thanks to the colossal, world-gripping network of wires, pipes and pneumatic tubes that we call the “internet,” the ancient and exquisite art of the automobile brochure is rapidly fading into oblivion. That’s why it’s so important that especially noteworthy examples are preserved, like this 1960 brochure for the…

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