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Biden Adds Car Safety Bill To $Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Congress Jousts Over Details
Biden Adds Car Safety Bill To $Trillion Infrastructure Plan, Congress Jousts Over Details

Politics is not something we like to brush on if at all possible. But occasionally, the tribal warfare of American politics has profound effects that find their way into the automotive industry. The addition of a new vehicle safety provision to the...

 
Tesla Shanghai to Build 300 Cars in September, Elon Calls Chip Shortage Crisis Temporary
Tesla Shanghai to Build 300 Cars in September, Elon Calls Chip Shortage Crisis Temporary

If you had any doubts that being one of the richest men in the world as well as achieving living meme status makes you immune to global resource shortages, maybe this next story will change your mind. Tesla Inc’s Shanghai mega factory recentl...

 
Vehicle Theft Skyrocketed in America in 2020, High-Tech Crime Rings Share The Blame
Vehicle Theft Skyrocketed in America in 2020, High-Tech Crime Rings Share The Blame

A short time ago, we showed you how the New York City Police Department busted a high-tech car theft ring that terrorized the Bronx for months. Unfortunately, a rise in car theft is not at all limited to the Big Apple. It’s a phenomenon skyro...

 
Low Mileage Limited Edition YJ Wrangler Is Too Precious to Take On the Trail
Low Mileage Limited Edition YJ Wrangler Is Too Precious to Take On the Trail

Early 90s Chrysler products are never known for their reliability or their longevity. With that in mind, you’d probably understand why we’d drool over the prospect of a low-mileage Jeep Wrangler YJ that hasn’t been lifted four inc...

 
Mika Hakkinen's Championship Winning F1 Car Is for Sale
Mika Hakkinen's Championship Winning F1 Car Is for Sale

Lots of petrolheads wish more than anything to be able to drive a Formula One car just as fast as our favorite childhood racing heroes. While none of us will ever have the same skill as an actual F1 driver, we can at the very least buy the cars the...

 
"Used" Ford GT Selling for Over a Million Dollars, Who's Ready to Break Out the Check Book
"Used" Ford GT Selling for Over a Million Dollars, Who's Ready to Break Out the Check Book

When buying a car, you generally have two choices to pick from, new and used. But every once in a while, a certain car comes along that’s so special and so sought after that the owner dares not drive it even a very small distance. This 2019...

 
Classic JDM Spec AE86 Trueno for Sale, Ready for Initial D Cosplay
Classic JDM Spec AE86 Trueno for Sale, Ready for Initial D Cosplay

The Initial D anime was the way so many westerners were introduced to the JDM scene for the very first time. Of every JDM classic that made an appearance in the series, the Toyota AE86 Corolla Trueno has endured as the flagship vehicle of the show....

 
This Is the Cutest Little Firetruck Any of Us Have Ever Seen
This Is the Cutest Little Firetruck Any of Us Have Ever Seen

Americans tend to have a preconceived idea of what a firefighting truck looks like. They must be big, loud, and take up the majority of whatever roadway it drives along on its route to a fire. As we see here, though, the Japanese have a differe...

 
Slightly Rusty Ford Bronco II May Be the Cheapest Path to an Awesome 4x4 Project
Slightly Rusty Ford Bronco II May Be the Cheapest Path to an Awesome 4x4 Project

If you follow what’s going on in the auto industry right now, we’re sure you’re despairing at the rising prices of used cars. Luckily for us off-roading fans, there are, in fact, still deals to be found to make your own off-roadin...

 
Toyota Inks Deal to Build Sustainable Wind Turbine Energy Plant in American City
Toyota Inks Deal to Build Sustainable Wind Turbine Energy Plant in American City

The Prius and the Hydrogen-powered Mirai are far from the extent of Toyota’s contributions to renewable energy. They’ve just signed a deal with Clearway Energy Group of San Fransisco, California, to construct a 600-acre solar farm for t...

 
NYPD Bust High-Tech Car Theft Ring, Used Forged Electronic Keys
NYPD Bust High-Tech Car Theft Ring, Used Forged Electronic Keys

New York City is one of the most heavily policed areas anywhere in the world. But if you thought the days of the old-fashioned carjacking were over, think again. It turns out the car thieves just got a bit smarter. New York State General Let...

 
Meet Aura, the All-Electric British Sports Car of the Future
Meet Aura, the All-Electric British Sports Car of the Future

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the classic British sports car would be absolutely impossible to transfer into the all-electric revolution. Or that there’s no room in an environmentally stable society for a rickety old drop top tw...

 
This 1994 Toyota Soarer Sports a Twin Turbo 1JZ Engine, One of a Handful in the U.S.
This 1994 Toyota Soarer Sports a Twin Turbo 1JZ Engine, One of a Handful in the U.S.

The Toyota Soarer isn’t the first name that would come into your mind when you think of desirable imported JDM classics. Make no mistake though, what makes this particular 1994 Soarer unique is not what it sports outside, but rather under...

 
This Imported Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II is a Classic Americans Could Never Buy, Until Now
This Imported Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II is a Classic Americans Could Never Buy, Until Now

Officially at least, American drivers weren’t introduced to the wonderful world of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution until the eighth generation hit the market in the early 2000s. Before then, only Asian and European countries had the privi...

 
Audi Unveils Prices for the New Q4 e-tron SUV, Puts Sights Squarely on Tesla Buyers
Audi Unveils Prices for the New Q4 e-tron SUV, Puts Sights Squarely on Tesla Buyers

Audi has just released the pricing for the company's new electric model. The Q4 e-tron comes as the new kid in town, in a segment already crowded: that of the zero-emission premium crossovers. A range of 241 miles sounds enticing, but Audi mus...

 
This NASA Astronaut is Ready to Smash the American Record for Time Spent in Space
This NASA Astronaut is Ready to Smash the American Record for Time Spent in Space

When NASA flight engineer Mark T. Vande Hei lifted off on a Russian-built Soyuz rocket for the Expedition 64/65 mission to the International Space Station in April 2021, he was just like any other astronaut. Undeniably in one of the most amazin...

 
Pratt & Whitney Inks Multi Million Dollar Deal With FAA for Sustainable Jet Engine Tech
Pratt & Whitney Inks Multi Million Dollar Deal With FAA for Sustainable Jet Engine Tech

It was all good feelings and good vibes all around in East Hartford, Connecticut today, as the aerospace firm Pratt & Whitney announced they’d signed a multi-million dollar deal with the Federal Aviation Administration to develop en...

 
Michael Schumacher Signed Replica F1 Helmet for Sale, Makes Perfect Petrolhead Gift
Michael Schumacher Signed Replica F1 Helmet for Sale, Makes Perfect Petrolhead Gift

Any piece of genuine signed sports memorabilia from a world-famous athlete is a trinket to be held in the highest regard. Even so, this 1998 Limited Edition Bell racing helmet signed by F1 legend Michael Schumacher ticks all the boxes for being...

 
This Saab 9-3 Viggen Has The Spirit of a Fighter Jet, But Not The Price
This Saab 9-3 Viggen Has The Spirit of a Fighter Jet, But Not The Price

Not long time ago, we showed you a rare example of a Saab SUV sporting an LS V8 from a Corvette. If that didn’t satiate your appetite for quirky Swedish metal from a company no longer in existence, maybe try this on for size. The 9-3 V...

 
Ex USAF F-84 Thunderjet for Sale, Lots of Assembly Required
Ex USAF F-84 Thunderjet for Sale, Lots of Assembly Required

There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned restoration project. It’s a fun way of taking a once running and driving vehicle and bringing it back to its former glory with blood, sweat, and tears. That is unless, of course, if you’...

 

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