Cars, trucks, and other things with four (or more) wheels.
There’s a strong argument that VW started the camper van craze, way back with its Westfalia pop-up campers on the original Microbus. Camper vans are all the rage now (I live in one myself), yet you can’t get VW’s version in North America, despite being named the California. Why? The Drive did some digging and … Continue reading Why Volkswagen Won’t Bring Us Camper Vans →
You’re not going to see Ford Mustang Mach-E police cars in your rear view mirror next week. But in the future, you could. The Michigan State Police have pretty much established the standard when it comes to testing cars for police use. They put cars through grueling acceleration, top speed, braking, high-speed pursuit, and emergency … Continue reading Ford Mustang Mach-E Passes Michigan State Police Testing →
“Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades,” the saying goes. BMW has taken that expression to a whole new level. According to The Drive, BMW took a fuel cell powered X5 and tested the structural integrity of its hydrogen tank protection by blowing up a grenade under it. Seriously. It’s only slightly less crazy … Continue reading BMW Tests Hydrogen X5 With Hand Grenades →
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups advertise themselves as “two great tastes that taste great together.” After rumors flying basically since the Bronco itself was confirmed, Ford has officially confirmed that the Bronco will be getting the Raptor treatment next year. Jalopnik and The Drive have more. It makes sense. Ford has sold countless examples of the … Continue reading Ford Confirms Bronco Raptor Coming in 2022 →
Despite not having built a single production truck yet, Ford has already announced a production increase to 80,000 F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks annually. Ford will invest another $250 million across three Michigan plants involved with F-150 Lightning production, and hire 450 more workers to build them. The Drive has more details. It may seem … Continue reading Ford Boosts F-150 Lightning Production Before It Even Begins →
I’ll bet these fine soldiers never thought they were signing up to drive school buses when they enlisted. But Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has activated 90 Guardsmen to serve in the areas of Chelsea, Lawrence, Lowell, and Lynn, with another 160 available for additional communities should the need arise. The Drive and Jalopnik have the … Continue reading Massachusetts Activates National Guard to Combat School Bus Driver Shortage →
Without warning, Subaru suddenly dropped the covers off the 2022 WRX this past Friday. (I was at IMS Outdoors so I’m only getting to this now.) The result is… underwhelming. Appearance wise, it’s very similar to the current car. I had a 2015 WRX, so I’m quite familiar with it. The main difference is the … Continue reading New WRX, Same as the Old WRX →
As a general rule, pretty much any motorcycle can beat pretty much any car in an acceleration run. That’s part of the fun. But as with many things, Tesla turns that assumption on its head with the Model S Plaid. It beats not just any bike, but a Suzuki Hayabusa, one of the premier drag … Continue reading Tesla Model S Plaid Beats Hayabusa in Drag Race →
Elon Musk promised Tesla owners who bought the so-called “full self-driving” package that they would receive it by the end of September. Elektrek reports that hackers have gotten their hands on it early, as in now. This is alarming on numerous levels. Tesla has been severely limiting even the number of beta testers for this … Continue reading Tesla “Full Self-Driving” Software Has Leaked →
During my drive through the Carolinas, I spotted for the first time the trend of squatted trucks, also known as the Carolina Crouch. They’re raised in the front, lowered in the back, and give the driver terrible visibility as to what’s ahead of them. Headlights shine straight into oncoming traffic. And on top of all … Continue reading Carolina Squat Banned, Violators Could Lose License →
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