Man Created Black Ice To Mask Crash

A Sparta, New Jersey man poured water onto a freezing road to try to fool police officers into thinking the cause of his drunken car crash was black ice, authorities said. Bryan Byers hit a guardrail after running a stop sign in a BMW early Saturday morning, police said. Shortly after the crash, they said, […]




Purrari 458

Earlier this year, Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman), decided to give his Ferrari 458 Italia a unique wrap. It entailed turning the whole car into a tribute to the Nyan Cat. It seems that adorning a Ferrari with a cat with a Pop-Tart body that flies through space leaving a rainbow trail in its wake did […]




Bulletproof BMW X5

Buyers looking for a vehicle that will coddle them while protecting them from gunfire and shrapnel are in luck, because many of the world’s top automakers all offer armored versions of their vehicles. One of these automakers is BMW, which is set to produce an armored version of its latest BMW X5 SUV. First shown […]




Cars Being Abandoned Left and Right

It’s hard to imagine abandoning your car. Sure, it might just be a rust bucket — but it’s your rust bucket. Regardless, apparently some people in Qatar are simply leaving their cars to rot in the desert. And they’re not all just rust buckets. In recent years, Qatar has been hit hard by a growing […]




China’s Bullet Trains

China is already home to the world’s longest high-speed rail line and some of its fastest bullet trains, and the government is pouring billions of yuan into building new capacity. In fact, China plans to add more than 3,100 miles of high-speed rail track by 2015, bringing the total length of the system to about […]




Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster

There are continuously new products that come out, some of which pass by unnoticed and others that grab your fleeting attention. This, however— this stops you right in your tracks with a roundhouse kick to the face. Built by Confederate Motors, it’s called the X132 Hellcat Speedster and it’s equal parts art exhibition and performance […]




Driver Escapes Horrifying Accident

Virginia State Police tell News 5 the accident happened just before 10:30 in the morning near Atkins. VSP said the driver, Jacob Henley, was driving north towards Wytheville when he hit a tractor-trailer, crossed the median and hit the end of a guardrail on the southern side of the interstate. Responders from the Atkins Volunteer […]




2-Second Video Causes Headache For ABC News

For the want of a better two-second picture of a tachometer, ABC News has called into question its reporting on acceleration problems with Toyota vehicles. The network’s handling of a Feb. 22 “World News” story about potential problems with computer systems in Toyotas has created ethical questions and intensified bitter feelings the besieged automaker already […]




Things Your Mechanic Won’t Tell You

1. “You might be in the wrong garage.” There are many choices as to where consumers can take their car when it’s in need of maintenance or repair. Those include going to the car dealer, a department or chain-store franchise, or an independent mechanic at a service station. Where you should go depends on what […]




Confessions of a parking valet

It can be nerve-wracking handing your car keys to a total stranger at a valet station. You don’t know if they’re responsible drivers, what their definition of “gentle” is, or often where your car is headed. If all parking valets were trustworthy, there wouldn’t be a need for the “valet key” that prevents one from […]