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My Weirdest Car Fetish: A Super Narrow Track My Weirdest Car Fetish: A Super Narrow Track

For some reason, I’ve got a thing for cars that feature what many designers would consider a serious faux pas: narrow track widths and wide bodies. No, I can’t explain it, either.

Comment Of The Day: My Cars Aren't That Shitty Edition Comment Of The Day: My Cars Aren't That Shitty Edition

Today we told the story of UK cops pulling over someone who was driving a headlight-less Peugeot 206, using vice grips as a steering wheel and a bucket as a seat. For the record, I would never do such a thing. Ever. Probably.

The Story Behind Why Soccer Players Sit In Race Car Seats The Story Behind Why Soccer Players Sit In Race Car Seats

While watching the FIFA World Cup a few weeks ago, my boss noticed players sitting in race car seats, and ordered me to figure out why. So I reached out to one of the biggest race car seat manufacturers, Recaro. Here’s what I learned.

Taxpayers Still On The Hook For Millions To Clean Up After Mike Pence's Family Gas Station Business: Report Taxpayers Still On The Hook For Millions To Clean Up After Mike Pence's Family Gas Station Business: Report

Vice President Pence’s family gas station business, Kiel Bros. Oil Co., went belly-up back around 2004. But now, 14 years and over $21 million in government cleanup costs later, the Associated Press reports that much of the environmental aftermath of that company’s operations remains.

I’m not sure many American exotic car owners would want their vehicles worked on in a shop as tiny as this one in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. But this is a typical setup in the special administrative region of China.

Comment Of The Day: Holy Crap That's A Lot Of Rust Edition Comment Of The Day: Holy Crap That's A Lot Of Rust Edition

Today, I asked readers to describe the nastiest surprise they’ve ever found on a car after purchasing it. One commenter’s post is arguably a car-buyer’s worst nightmare. Prepare to cringe.

Canadian Cops Who Are Clearly Tired Of This Bullshit Seize Exotic Sports Cars For 'Stunting' (Updated) Canadian Cops Who Are Clearly Tired Of This Bullshit Seize Exotic Sports Cars For 'Stunting' (Updated)

Look, just because you’re driving a $100,000 supercar doesn’t mean you don’t have to drive along at a snail’s pace like the rest of us plebeians. No no, you too have to suck it up as all of those 500+ horsepower go to waste. And if you don’t—as these people near Niagara Falls, Canada didn’t—your car’s getting towed.

What Do You Wish You'd Known About Your Car Before Buying It? What Do You Wish You'd Known About Your Car Before Buying It?

I’ve made some bad purchase decisions in my life, usually because of sheer enthusiasm to own a vehicle I’ve always lusted after. But sometimes even rational, thought-out purchase decisions like my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle end up delivering nasty surprises. Like my front frame horns, which have been hacked off.

Texas Geniuses Create Dorkiest Vehicle Ever By Turning Postal Jeep Into Star Wars 'Star Destroyer'  Texas Geniuses Create Dorkiest Vehicle Ever By Turning Postal Jeep Into Star Wars 'Star Destroyer' 

A group of geniuses in Texas converted a Jeep DJ-5M Dispatcher mail Jeep into a Star Destroyer, and built a fleet of other Star Wars-themed vehicles to drive along with it. Just. Wow.

How This Shop Turns Cadillac ATS-V Coupes Into $102,500 Convertibles

A Florida-based coachbuilder that specializes in turning hard-top cars into convertibles got its hands on a 464-horsepower Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, and morphed it into something amazing—a convertible. Here’s how the company did it, from reinforcing the unibody to custom-forming the top to yield the perfect shape.

Rental Car Customer Accidentally 'Steals' Someone's Car For Two Weeks Rental Car Customer Accidentally 'Steals' Someone's Car For Two Weeks

A woman in Cornwall, Ontario accidentally drove away in someone’s Infiniti after mistaking it for her Nissan rental car, the local police posted on Facebook. After two weeks, she returned what she though was her rental car, and complained about how “unkept” it was before realizing her mistake. Here’s how the Canadian…

Cops Want To Be Able To Shut Off Self-Driving Cars Cops Want To Be Able To Shut Off Self-Driving Cars

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the stories you need to know.

This Mercedes S-Class On A Russian 'GAZ' Frame Is The Off-Road Frankenstein The World Needs

A diamond plating-covered, Mercedes S-Class sitting tall on a Russian GAZ frame would be a total abomination if it weren’t so damn cool. Just watch this off-road beast—made up of a smorgasbord of parts from various cars—make Jeeps look downright pathetic.

Classic German Cars Are Gaining Value Faster Than Stocks And Bonds: Report Classic German Cars Are Gaining Value Faster Than Stocks And Bonds: Report

Bankers from Germany’s Südwestbank are recommending investments in vintage automobiles, and it’s not hard to understand why: the Porsche 911 has increased in value 683 percent over 13 years, according to Bloomberg, handily stomping the German Stock Index, DAX. Other 30+ year-old German cars also outperformed the…

How The 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman Becomes A $45,000 Work Truck And What It's Like To Drive How The 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman Becomes A $45,000 Work Truck And What It's Like To Drive

The 2019 Ram 1500 Tradesman is supposed to be “the cheap one,” but once you start spec’ing items like the big engine and towing packages that unlock the truck’s maximum capability, the price creeps up quickly. Meanwhile, the interior’s still pretty spartan. Here’s what that all-business configuration is like to drive.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Burned To The Ground By Independence Day Fireworks Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Burned To The Ground By Independence Day Fireworks

Off-road vehicles and fireworks are two things that bring great fun to our lives. Mixing the two, though, can be a questionable move, as a Jeep Wrangler driver in Maryland celebrating the 4th of July learned the hard way.

Elton John—'Take Me To The Pilot' Elton John—'Take Me To The Pilot'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Man Fires Up Late Father's Datsun That Sat In An Arizona Desert For 21 Years Man Fires Up Late Father's Datsun That Sat In An Arizona Desert For 21 Years

In May, I reported a story about a blackjack dealer who died in 1997 from an apparent explosives accident in an Arizona desert. His car, a 1980 Datsun, was left out there for 21 years, until recently, when total strangers from a Facebook group united the car with the man’s son, who got straight to wrenching. What he…

Australian Cops Are Replacing Their Commodores And Falcons With The Kia Stinger GT Australian Cops Are Replacing Their Commodores And Falcons With The Kia Stinger GT

Queensland, Australia’s police department is rolling out 50 Kia Stinger patrol cars this week after the sports sedan received “top reports” from officers, News.com.au reports. This is not surprising, since the car seems like a perfect car for this job.

Behold The Hilarious Dodge 'Caratruck': A Dodge Caravan Turned Into A Pickup Truck Behold The Hilarious Dodge 'Caratruck': A Dodge Caravan Turned Into A Pickup Truck

From an engineering standpoint, this Dodge Caravan-turned-pickup truck (which I’m now dubbing “Caratruck”) for sale on Facebook Marketplace is a disaster. But from an enthusiast’s standpoint, who gives a damn? This machine is incredible.

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