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The Four Strangest Collaborations from the World of Motoring

The Four Strangest Collaborations from the World of Motoring

Collaborations are a tricky subject – often they are brilliant, but a lot of the time they are rather questionable, and can leave a bit of a sour taste. Most industries have, at some point or another, participated in some form of collaboration; whether it be with another business in the same industry, or with a […]

How Automakers Made the Most of April Fools' Day 2014

How Automakers Made the Most of April Fools’ Day 2014

  The first full month of spring is well known to start with a day consisting of physical jokes and overall deception. April Fools’ Day 2014 produced a several hilarious moments designed to make us believe outright nonsense. This year, several members of the auto industry were involved in perpetrating their own surreal news reports. […]

A 560-Horsepower Superbug: 2014 Global RallyCross Volkswagen Beetle

A 560-Horsepower Superbug: 2014 Global RallyCross Volkswagen Beetle

  The Volkswagen Beetle’s legacy is one so unique it seems to transcend automotive genres. The original Volkswagen Beetle originated as an economy car designed to mobilize pre-World War Two Germany by Ferdinand Porsche. Its breakthrough style for its time resulted as the inspiration other automobiles. As the Beetle grew into a worldwide success, the […]

Count of Monte Carlo 2014: Ogier & Volkswagen Win Famous Rally

Count of Monte Carlo 2014: Ogier & Volkswagen Win Famous Rally

One of the oldest and most prestigious car rallies in the world, the Monte Carlo Rally has been a contended since 1911. Called the Monte Carlo Rally, Rallye Monte Carlo or Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo, the event actively lures drivers and auto manufacturers hungry enough to win this coveted rally stop. As part of the […]

Debuting for the Streets at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Debuting for the Streets at 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Still getting over New Year celebrations entering into the second full week of 2014? After all the merriness of a previous season has passed, it appears North American people (especially motorists) are stuck in an unpleasant place where cold weather holds us without mercy. What better time for an indoor spectacle. Known for 25 years […]

Do You Own America's Most Embarrassing Car?

Do You Own America’s Most Embarrassing Car?

There are more than a few cars that I cringe at when I see them rolling down the road, always wondering “WTF were they thinking when they made that monstrosity?” But the fact that people still buy the damn things proves how terrible our tastes are. To be fair, each car is made for a […]

VW's 313 mpg XL1 Takes to the Streets of London

VW’s 313 mpg XL1 Takes to the Streets of London

While I was tucked away sleeping off a hangover from my friend’s birthday party yesterday, Volkswagen apparently drove right by my flat in the new XL1, showing the wild-looking plug-in hybrid that claims a hugely impressive 313 mpg (that converts to an only slightly less impressive 260 mpg in the US.) The car’s been around […]

VW Gives "Diesel for Dummies" to American TDI Drivers

VW Gives “Diesel for Dummies” to American TDI Drivers

Well, there’s another thing the rest of the world can snicker at us about. You see, as Americans, we aren’t exactly used to filling up our cars with diesel fuel. It’s been nothing but gasoline (for the most part) for decades, and now that diesel-powered cars are gaining in popularity in the States (this is […]