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    Houston police catch man in "Dukes of Hazzard" style Charger after high-speed chase
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    A Houston, Texas, man is likely out of his freedom and his General Lee-style Dodge Charger following a police chase. According to news reports from Houston, police clocked the man going 120 mph on a city freeway. To catch him, police had to run his plate through their database, which led them to ...

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    Video: Honda Civic gets frisky with Caddy in strange accident
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    This crash isn't as odd as the California melee that saw a Saturn end up on an apartment roof, but it's still a little out of the ordinary. Apparently a driver in Wellesley, Mass. missed a curb, and wound up driving up and over a Cadillac CTS that was inside a parking structure. We're a little ...

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    Official: Mini adding Recaro seat option for 2012
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    Starting next March, Mini buyers will be able to grab a set of Recaro seats off the option list for their cars. The upmarket buckets will be available for all Mini models except the Countryman and Convertible. As you likely guessed, they don't come cheap. Be prepared to fork over a heady $3,000 ...

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    Confirmed: Volkswagen Type 2 returns to Europe via Brazil
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    Volkswagen buyers in the Netherlands will soon have the opportunity to get their hands on a brand-new 2012 Volkswagen Type 2 Microbus. That's right, the original hippie van will be available brand-new in Holland as a 2012 model. How is that possible? Well, while the buses went out of production ...

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    Video: Rear window LED panel the ideal way to scold tailgating drivers
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    I had a buddy in college who got so tired of tailgaters that he carved a middle finger out of plywood, wrapped it in Christmas lights, and stuck it in the rear window of his Volkswagen. When someone got too close on the interstate, he flipped a button, and the wooden bird illuminated, letting ...

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    Report: India's exotic car market booms as economy births more millionaires
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    Demand for supercars in India has exotic automakers scrambling, with Lamborghini on the verge of opening its second dealership in India this year, and Ferrari planning to open four more by the end of 2012. Ferrari opened its first Indian dealership in May as the country's blossoming economy ...

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    Video: Google's next driverless car goal? 1,000,000 miles
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    Google co-founder Sergey Brin announced at Web 2.0 that Google's next goal for its driverless cars is to go 1,000,000 miles without driver intervention. According to Brin, Google's teams have already amassed more than 1,000 incident free miles without driver involvement. Up to now, Google's ...

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    Report: Nebraska's Carhenge on sale for $300,000
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    Nebraska's Carhenge, an art installation built in 1987 by Jim Reinders, is up for sale. A 38-car tribute to the druid monument in England, Reinders built the automotive megalith on a farm once owned by his father on the outskirts of Alliance, Nebraska. Not to be confused with the Cadillac Ranch ...

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    Report: Automakers show resilience in 2011 Best Global Brands report
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    Automakers fared extremely well in Interbrands' Best Global Brands 2011 Report. The study, which ranks the financial strength of all kinds of brands around the world, was topped by Coca-Cola, IBM, Microsoft, Google and General Electric. Most automakers either held fast or moved up in the top ...

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    Video: Man power-washes his new Mercedes-Benz CLS - inside
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    We aren't entirely sure what's happening here. It seems a Macedonian man took his brand-new 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 CDI to the car wash and decided the interior could use some freshening up, too. Instead of doing what every other Mercedes owner would do and busting out the Armor All, this guy ...

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    Official: 2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette recall hatched over faulty hinges
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    General Motors is recalling 5,755 2011-2012 Chevrolet Corvette coupes for potentially faulty hatch hinges that could break loose in a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the rear hatch hinges on Vettes built between January and September don't meet federal ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Rinspeed Porsche 911 R69 is spectacularly Eighties
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    Nothing communicates the Miami Vice-era coke-dealer ethos like a slantnose Porsche 911 Turbo. Nothing, that is, except this 1986 Rinspeed Porsche 911 R69. The loony Swiss outfit put its twist on the Flachbau by adding hot pink paint, color-matched wheels, the requisite body kit, and ...

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    Report: World's oldest running car fetches $4.6 million at auction
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    The world's oldest running car, an 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trapardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout, made history Friday, fetching $4.62 million at RM Auctions' Hershey, Pennsylvania event. Before a packed house, the 127-year-old ride quickly eclipsed its $500,000 starting bid. By the time the dust ...

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    Video: Mythbusters answers which is greener, cars or motorcycles?
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    Using portable emissions equipment, a wide sampling of cars and bikes from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and with the help of Dr. Kent Johnson of UC Riverside, the Mythbusters team claims they proved motorcycles are dirtier than cars. Doing so meant gathering data in real-world driving conditions ...

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    Official: Chrysler shows off new Lancia-based Delta and Ypsilon models
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    The spawn of the Chrysler-Fiat merger has made its way to the English market, in the form of the 2012 Chrysler Delta and 2012 Chrysler Ypsilon. If they look familiar, that's because these cars are cribbed directly from the Lancia range. The Ypsilon is available with Fiat's 0.9-liter TwinAir, ...

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    Ford F-150 powertrains go head-to-head
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    In an effort to show off just how dominant its engines are in the 2011 F-150, Ford has put together a head-to-head comparison site showing how the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, 3.7-liter V6, 5.0-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 stack up against the competition. Start by selecting work or play, and then drag ...

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    Dodge Charger Pursuit claims its victories in Michigan State Police tests
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    The Big Three are finally done one-upping each other in this year's Michigan State Police vehicle evaluations, with the 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit V8 laying down some heady numbers on the test track. The Charger emerged with the fastest lap time ever recorded in the Michigan State Police test's ...

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    Video: Only one free Dodge Journey left in "You find it, you win it" marketing stunt
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    Dodge is giving its customers a chance to win a 2012 Journey – one of three, actually – provided they're able to go out and find it. The automaker's new marketing campaign calls the Journey a "Search engine for the real world," and this new take on the traditional car giveaway relies ...

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    Report: Mercedes exec confirms even harder-core SLS AMG Black Series
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    If the standard Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is too subdued for you, AMG reportedly has a fix in the works. Mercedes execs recently confirmed to Motor Trend that a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series will soon be a reality. We like this. We like this a lot. In significantly lamer news, the same execs ...

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    Report: Volvo considering building cars in North America
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    Volvo is mulling a U.S. factory to offset some of its exposure to fluctuations in the dollar. One thing the automaker definitely will be doing is expanding its presence in the U.S., and a manufacturing facility would certainly make that way easier. A U.S. Volvo plant would join factories in ...

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