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There's Another Announcement About A New Flying Car And It Makes Me Hate What I've Become There's Another Announcement About A New Flying Car And It Makes Me Hate What I've Become

What happened to me? I used to be the sort of person that loved hearing about the flying cars we’d all enjoy in the future. The very idea was thrilling, the technology ingenious, the potential inspiring. But now, when we get emails about new flying cars like this one called the Switchblade, I find I’m just a cranky,…

The WSJ's Editorial On The Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Is Deeply Craven And Stupid  The WSJ's Editorial On The Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Is Deeply Craven And Stupid 

As part of an effort by the Republican-led U.S. House and Senate to reconcile their legislation that aims to drastically cut taxes for the rich, the $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles is hanging in limbo. In a poorly-argued, haphazard piece, the Wall Street Journal editorial board says it should be eliminated,…

Formula One's Absurd Penalty 'Fix' Doesn't Actually Fix Anything Formula One's Absurd Penalty 'Fix' Doesn't Actually Fix Anything

Formula One’s excessive grid penalties are widely loathed by fans, as they’re confusing to follow. The FIA World Motor Sport Council simplified those penalty rules today, reports Autosport. Problem is, this fix doesn’t address why penalties get so out of control, and even more teams will likely face grid penalties in…

This Is The Only Formula You Need For Determining The Perfect Engine This Is The Only Formula You Need For Determining The Perfect Engine

Engines! Some – too big. Others – quite small. Whatcha need, my friend, is the Good Engine. The Goldilocks Engine. But how do you know which engine is just the right amount of engine? I have figured it out, and now I share my simple formula with you.

Cracked Doesn't Understand Driving Cracked Doesn't Understand Driving

Commercials! They pay the bills for your #content, but it’s OK to still hate them. So, when Cracked ran through “Six Bizarrely Specific Commercial Tropes That Need To Die,” I expected to commiserate over that weird blue goo in tampon ads again and move on. Problem is, the host picks on one of the only things auto…

For The Love Of God, Stop Naming Bridges And Tunnels After People For The Love Of God, Stop Naming Bridges And Tunnels After People

It used to be that bridges and tunnels were named after where they were and where they went. Here in New York, for instance, the Brooklyn Battery tunnel went from Brooklyn to the Battery. It was simple. It was clear. No longer.

Gas Station TV Must Die Gas Station TV Must Die

It was late. I was already having a bad day. Worse traffic than usual caused me to miss picking up the trailer I had arranged to borrow for the 24 Hours of Lemons weekend. Once I found another trailer and secured my race car to it, it was extra late. Then I needed gas, and the world’s worst idea ever ruined that.

Will The Ford Bronco II Ever Get A Chance To Be Cool? Will The Ford Bronco II Ever Get A Chance To Be Cool?

The value of old SUVs has continued to climb since we first started noticing this trend years ago. I’m convinced that in the not-too-distant future, anything with four-wheel drive that looks vaguely rugged will be selling for too much money. A year ago I would have said “except for the Bronco II,” but now I’m not so…

Car Parts That Look More Appetizing Than A Thanksgiving Turkey Car Parts That Look More Appetizing Than A Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving, I will never understand you. In theory, setting aside a day to give thanks is okay, I guess, even though you should do that every day. In practice, everybody looks like I just told them that I have a rare sexually transmitted disease only found in bears when I say I hate turkey. It’s become a dumb…

This Is America's Most Embarrassing Automotive Engineering Failure This Is America's Most Embarrassing Automotive Engineering Failure

America has had an incredible, dynamic, and often quite innovative automotive industry for well over a century, but that rich automotive history also includes many missteps and some outright failures. There’s one engineering failure, though, that makes the Pinto gas tank placement and the Vega’s engine woes seem like…

Auto Racing Has A Big Sponsor-Driven Broadcast Problem Auto Racing Has A Big Sponsor-Driven Broadcast Problem

This will be Fox’s last year broadcasting the World Endurance Championship for now, as even the series is tired of having Le Mans coverage unexpectedly swapped for golf highlights. While the WEC has given fans the live stream we want for years, the biggest problem is that auto racing’s sponsors haven’t caught up with…

There Is No Secret Inventory Of Cars For Sale Online There Is No Secret Inventory Of Cars For Sale Online

You scour for hours on every car listing site you can for your dream car that has the perfect combo of options for the right price. Too frequently, what you seek cannot be found, even if you hope against hope that in some secret corner of the internet that car is for sale. I’m here to tell you, that place doesn’t…

Formula One Just Won't Give Up On Its Stupidest Idea Yet Formula One Just Won't Give Up On Its Stupidest Idea Yet

The worst thing about Formula One right now is its policy on grid penalties for using extra engine components in a season. The solution isn’t to make the problem worse by dropping the number of allowed engines per season from four to three, but the BBC reports that F1 is still considering it anyway, despite the fact…

Here's What Motorcyclists Wish Drivers Did Better Here's What Motorcyclists Wish Drivers Did Better

I never intended to become “the motorcycle guy” at the office and amongst my friends. But when you quit cars to become a bike-only person, you tend to stand out. And notice things.

This Is The Biggest Car Key I've Ever Seen This Is The Biggest Car Key I've Ever Seen

I hate car keys that don’t actually have a physical home inside their vehicle, but that’s more a fault of my own idiocy than engineering. The key to the Aston Martin DB11 V12, however, is so dang large that I thought somebody at the company was playing a joke on me.

I Hate The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport And Everything It Stands For I Hate The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport And Everything It Stands For

No car I have driven epitomizes everything that’s wrong with cars today more than the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It’s irritating to drive and isn’t even comfortable. Yet its worst sin is what it represents: the phasing out of a segment that got many of us into cars in the first place in favor of half-baked…

What Is Ford Doing In Rally? What Is Ford Doing In Rally?

With Ford pulling out of World Rallycross, that leaves one big question up in the air: are they going to put that money somewhere else? To me, there’s only one answer: Ford needs to make M-Sport its World Rally Championship works team before they lose the WRC’s second most successful driver ever: Sébstien Ogier.

Kia Will Have A Hard Time Selling The Stinger GT Unless It Fixes Its Antiquated Dealerships Kia Will Have A Hard Time Selling The Stinger GT Unless It Fixes Its Antiquated Dealerships

Kia has now officially taken a serious shot at the usual European sports sedans with the Stinger GT. According to the reviews, the new Stinger is pretty impressive, but to truly make a dent in luxury market, Kia needs to look beyond the cars and fix their dealerships, which, for the most part, are, shall we say, not…

Tech Fuckboy Has Bad Opinion About Women In Autos Tech Fuckboy Has Bad Opinion About Women In Autos

Listen, I will cop to it right now: I am a Female-American. My mother was a Female-American, and her mother and her mother... well she was French-Canadian. But the point is, I come from a long line of people with vaginas, and happen to be a lady myself—and I also work in the world of cars.

The Case For Buying A Fake Sports Car The Case For Buying A Fake Sports Car

Buying a powerful, low-slung two-seat “sports car” specifically to sit in traffic seems a little odd. Or is it actually an excellent idea?

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