Go Ahead and Laugh at Me Geeking Out at this Air-Cooled Volkswagen Gathering in Monterey

Our very overworked video team has finally gotten around to editing all the video taken this summer when I went on the big Airhead Treffen, a shared excuse for air-cooled Volkswagen owners all over to drive around and get together in one place and geek the fuck out over air-cooled VWs. That’s why you’ve been seeing…

Someone Understands the Importance of Using Just the Right Picture When Selling a Car

When you’re selling your car, there’s nothing wrong with picking—perhaps even curating—the pictures you use to best display the vehicle you’re selling. That’s what I like so much about this Facebook Marketplace ad from a guy selling his 1985 El Camino. Yes, the in main picture of the car it’s currently on fire, but…

This 1911 Film Predicted the Dangers of Autonomous Vehicles, Like Dragging Cops and Dogs and Getting Stranded Inside of Saturn

I know we tend to think that robotically-driven cars are a very recent phenomenon, but the truth is that people have been imagining the consequences of AVs since the turn of the last century. In fact, there’s at least one film that addresses the issues head-on, Walter R. Booth’s 1911 film, The Automatic Motorist. All…

The Antidote to Oversized, Angry Pickup Trucks Is on Craigslist and It's Tiny and Very Weird

We’ve been talking a lot about the brutality and madness of modern truck design here this week, so when what is in many ways the polar opposite of such design pops up on Craigslist, I suppose it’s my duty to make you aware. So that’s what I’m doing. If you want the antimatter to modern truck design’s matter, here it is

Here's an Old Volkswagen Beetle with a Power-to-Weight Ratio Close to That of a Ferrari 458 Italia

Earlier this year, I went to the Airhead Parts Treffen, basically an excuse to gather up as many old air-cooled Volkswagens as possible and drive them around. We talked to some people about their cars along the way, like this proud owner of a genuinely bonkers 1957 Beetle that’s been heavily modified to be, oh, a bit…

Ford Patents Conveyor Belts for SUV Cargo Areas So You Don't Have to Crawl in and Possibly Expose Your Butt to Everyone

Ever since there have been station wagons and other vehicles with long, open cargo areas, people have been packing them via the somewhat undignified process of crawling inside them like how I imagine a vet attending to an elephant’s hemorrhoids must do things. Ford, it seems, has decided to address this problem…

The Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Truck We've Been Waiting for Since 2015 Is Coming 'As Soon As Possible'

I believe the biggest hole in the American automotive market is the lack of a genuinely small, useful pickup truck. Even the trucks that pass for small on the market today, like the Chevy Colorado or the Toyota Tacoma, really aren’t all that small. Back in 2015, though, Hyundai showed a concept truck at the Detroit…

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