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    Los Jalopniks build a boombox out of car parts
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    It's not often that a project of this magnitude crosses our computer screens. Say what you will about our friends over at Jalopnik (even you, Wert) -- they know the true meaning of "automotive enthusiast."The crew at the aforementioned web site has built the Turbo II Junkyard Boogaloo boombox, ...

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    Autoblog Night Watch (NSFW): The Knight Rider Stripper
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Knight_Rider_Stripper_excites_the_Hoff'; America's Got Talent wasn't lacking for talent in the stripper department with Michelle L'amour in the house. And a smart stripper, too -- it's not often the contestants think to play to a judge's (i.e. David ...

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    Another take on the MINI SUV
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    Just as MINI is ramping up to launch the Clubman wagon in addition to its current lineup for 2008, rumors are flying about a possible MINI compact sport utility vehicle, reportedly inspired by the Austin Ant and MINI Moke, dunebuggy-ish off-roaders originally designed for the British military. ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible totally exposed
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    Normally, flashing should be discouraged, but the lack of any cover on this Saab 9-3 Aero convertible is something to be celebrated. The next-generation convertible that was born from jets was spied out and about, flashy as can be in brilliant yellow paint and chrome abounding. The front end ...

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    Ford Super Duty seeing super sales
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    With gas prices at record highs, Ford's heaviest and biggest trucks, the F-350 models and F-450, are surpassing all sales expectations. The decked out Lariat and King Ranch variations of the F-350, as well as the F-450, are going gangbusters, with the King Ranch up 53-percent over last year, ...

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    Porsche development engines mysteriously appear at TechArt shop
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    The scandal! German tuner shop TechArt might have thought it was Christmas when it unwrapped three prototype Porsche engines. Final Gear reports that two conventional engines and one "engine of the future" missing from Porsche's development center have been found in the custom car builder's ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Poor man's Porsche "Carrera GT" Boxster
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    Click photo for gallery So many things are possible thanks to the wonders of eBay. Tea with Nelson Mandela? No problem. Ferrari Enzo? Sure, you can have one, and you can even get one with a 26-year-old woman tacked onto the deal. Needless to say, we aren't surprised to come across a Porsche Boxster ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Miata-based BMW Z9
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    Click the image above if you really want to see more. It's obvious that someone was champing at the bit to get a 1-series convertible before it makes its way to the U.S. This Miata-based BMW rip- off might not be a finished replica of the Z9 concept from a few years back, but the progress, is, ...

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    VIDEO: Add some real gauges to your racing sim
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    We're not sure whether to peg this guy as a true nerd or an auto enthusiast-god. It's probably a little of both. This race simulator fan has taken the gauge, tachometer and speedometer out of a real live car, spliced together a bunch of wire and USB cables, and managed to come up with this ...

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    Schumi's new job: Test driver for Ferrari
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    Michael Schumacher's credentials run the gamut: 1995's youngest double Formula 1 World Champion, most career wins, most wins in a season, most consecutive wins, etc. Now he can add a notch on his belt representing his role as test driver for Ferrari... or at least for a day. Autocar spies caught a ...

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    Give 'till it hurts: Hyundai Chairman will give $1.1 billion in charitable donations
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    In an effort to clean up his reputation after a court came down on him with an embezzlement conviction last February, Hyundai Motor Co. Chairman Chung Mong-koo has vowed to give $1.1 billion of his own money in charitable donations over the next seven years. His initial pledge was made last year as ...

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    Avis to offer internet in cars for $10.95/day
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    Avis is still trying harder, this time offering internet in its rental fleet for $10.95 a day. Called Avis Connect, the service is launching at San Francisco International Airport and will come on line at airports in San Jose, Oakland, Los Angeles and Newark, with airport locations in Atlanta, ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400
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    If we needed any more convincing that you can find more delicious things on eBay than old movies and great deals on ecco golf spikes, this auction would have done the trick. AutoHaus in Los Gatos, Calif. is auctioning off this flippin' fanTAStic restored 1968 Ferrari Miura P400 (for Posteriore 4 ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Lincoln MKS
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    Jim Dunne has dunne it again... one of the world's most famous (and most irritating, if you're an OEM engineer) spy photographers has caught the 2009 Lincoln MKS as it ran out for a little test jaunt around Dearborn. While Dunne admits that the presence of an early-prototype MKS is no big whoop ...

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    Honda UK releases e-zine version of 'dream' customer rag
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    Honda has released an electronic version of its popular customer rag, dream. The pretty pictures and interesting articles are still there, but the fun begins when one delves into the interactive sidebars, chock-full of formula one cars, British scientific expeditions to Antarctica, and even a ...

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    Vegas council orders American flag down at Towbin Hummer
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    A Las Vegas HUMMER dealer, Dan Towbin of Towbin HUMMER, has been ordered to take down a 30' x 60' American flag he's flown 100 feet above his dealership for a year because his neighbors have complained about the sound of the flag flapping and the obtrusiveness of its looming pole. While Towbin ...

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    Recreate a Rolls 100EX Concept with your Chrysler 300C
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    Click image for galleryWe can't quite decide if this is right up there with spinner hubcaps or if it's genius bordering madness. It's certainly frugal, we'll give them that. California-based LuxuryKit made this knock off of the 2004 Rolls-Royce 100EX concept using a Chrysler 300C sedan as its ...

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    Jon Bon Jovi, your helmet is ready
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    For the butthead in your life, Nexx X60 has this open-face helmet available for purchase that only an aging rockstar from the '80s could love. The denim version, complete with button and stud accents, is one of several helmet designs, though it's the only one sporting the "ass in tight jeans" ...

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    Nissan prices new 2008 Pathfinder from $25,700
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    Click the image above for our full, high-res gallery. Nissan's new 2008 Pathfinder hit dealerships yesterday, boasting a new design on the outside, more gadgets on the inside and more power under the hood. MSRP on the '08 Pathfinder starts at $25,700 for the Pathfinder 4x2 S V6 and $27,700 for the ...

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    All Audi, all the time : Audi TV hits the web waves
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    Following up the last post on the subject, Audi TV has launched on the internet, offering up original Audi content 24-hours a day, seven-days-a-week.Magazine-type shows, from "behind-the-scenes" looks at vehicle launches to interviews with musicians and other Audi partners, pepper the web waves in ...

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