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    Motorsports: Jim Nabors hanging up mic after this year's Indy 500
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    The 2014 Indianapolis 500 will mark the end of an era, as it will be the last year that Jim Nabors will sing "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the race. Nabors first belted it out ahead of the 500-mile race in 1972, and aside from two years, has sung before every race since 1987. At 83 years ...

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    Official: Barra answers FAQ about GM recall [w/videos]
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    General Motors may remain in hot water with the federal government due to the handling of the ignition switch recall, but there aren't a lot of bad things we can say about its public relations efforts following the 1.6-million-vehicle fiasco. We've already discussed its robust social media ...

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    Official: Investigators blame speed in fatal Paul Walker crash
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    When the tragic news first came in that actor Paul Walker had been killed in a car crash, family, friends and fans were left searching for answers. They now have at least one key question answered, with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department blaming "unsafe speed" for the fatal ...

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    Video: Watch Formula Drift's Chris Forsberg break in a new warehouse
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    Here are just a few great drift cars: Toyota AE86, Mazda RX-7, Nissan Z, Nissan Silvia, and Ford Mustang. One vehicle you won't find on that list, however, is the Infiniti M, because it's a big, heavy luxury car. It's comfortable, spacious and better to drive than you might expect. And yet, even ...

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    Confirmed: Disney and Pixar racing back to the big screen with Cars 3
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    It's official, folks. Well, sorta. Disney and Pixar are planning a third installment of the mega-successful Cars movie franchise. The news comes courtesy of Disney Company head Bob Iger, speaking at the company's shareholder's meeting last week, and via Twitter. According to a report from ...

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    Video: Jay Leno plugs himself into Porsche's 918 Spyder
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    As one of the greatest sports car manufacturers of all time, when Porsche puts out a new, ultra-exclusive hypercar, enthusiasts tend to stand up and take note. Jay Leno is no exception, and now, the funnyman is finally getting his time with awesome 918 Spyder. With his 1963 Porsche 356 and his ...

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    Report: Fast and Furious 7 to finish filming using Paul Walker body double and CGI
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    When actor and Fast & Furious franchise mainstay Paul Walker died in a car accident last November, the next installment, Fast and Furious 7, which was already in production and was due out July 11 of this year. After a pause while Universal Studios figured out how it was going to fill the ...

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    Video: Audi kicks off A3 celebrity-fest marketing campaign with Dues
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    Audi is desperate to appeal to young people with its new 2015 A3 sedan. It's planning launch parties around the country to present the new model to these younger buyers, and its latest tactic is a series of videos starring celebrities the company considers trailblazers to further captivate ...

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    Video: Jay Leno's Garage goes eco with Ricardo HyBoost
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    "Now before you turn away, this is not another boring hybrid car thing..." Despite the slightly defensive introduction from Jay, the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage is actually pretty fascinating. The Ricardo HyBoost is a 2009 Ford Focus that has had a 1.1-liter engine swapped in for the ...

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    Video: Schwarzenegger buys a tank, wants you to crush things with him for charity
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most charismatic guys around. He could take a ridiculous movie like Commando and turn it into an action classic with his sheer force of will. Despite being in semi-retirement, Schwarzenegger appears to be having more fun than ever. His latest stunt is raffling ...

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    Video: A first-person rally video is just as intense as it sounds
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    Yesterday, we told you about a pair of World Rally Championship drivers that used a giant bottle of Corona in place of coolant after their radiator developed a leak. We called it an example of the sense of ingenuity that all rally drivers seem to possess. In that same post, we also talked about ...

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    Report: Marchionne's pay as Fiat CEO falls to $5M
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    Sergio Marchionne will be buying fewer of his iconic sweaters, as his 2013 pay from Fiat took a dip from $6.24 million to an even $5 million. Marchionne, who was also CEO of Chrysler, made $307,989 thanks to some stocks and benefits from the American company, although he didn't take a salary. Of ...

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    Report: Buy the idyllic home where Jeremy Clarkson was raised with Paddington Bear
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    Jeremy Clarkson has become the star of Top Gear with his mix of hyperbole, funny faces and penchant for sometimes putting his foot in his month, and the auto writer's childhood home is now for sale in the UK for a cool 595,000 pounds ($988,848). In addition to the automotive connection, ...

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    Video: A tribute to William Clay Ford
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    The passing of William Clay Ford has been a big event for the company he spent most of his life helping run. Ford spent 57 years working for his family's company. Considering the Blue Oval has been around for over 100 years, WCF's passing is the end of an era for the Dearborn-based ...

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    Motorsports: Felix Baumgartner parachutes into racing at Nürburgring 24
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    There are plenty of commonalities to be found between astronauts and racing drivers. Both are daredevils by definition (if not by trade), both subject themselves to unfathomable G forces and both face very real risks when strapped into machinery that makes the very best use of advanced ...

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    Video: Jay Leno checks out Nissan IDx Nismo, spiritual successor to Datsun 510
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    Jay Leno may not be spending his night behind the Tonight Show desk anymore, but he's clearly not done rolling precious metal into his garage, intent on putting it through its paces after a thorough investigation. The latest machine to meet Jay on his home turf is the Nissan IDx Nismo Concept ...

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    Video: Tony Stewart to star in Smoke Is The Bandit web series
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    NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is making good use of his nickname Smoke in new videos inspired by the 1970s classic Smokey and the Bandit. The original is one of the quintessential automotive movies of its era with a fantastic combination of slapstick comedy and great car stunts in a Pontiac Firebird ...

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    Breaking: William Clay Ford Sr. dead at 88
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    William Clay Ford, retired vice chairman of Ford Motor Company and the last surviving grandchild of company founder Henry Ford, died this morning after a bout with pneumonia. He was 88. Ford spent 57 years with his grandfather's company, joining the board of directors in 1948 before graduating ...

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    Report: Truckmakers squabbling over who can sell Jimmy Fallon a pickup
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    Snagging a celebrity endorsement is a big deal for automakers, as evidenced by the recent efforts of the Detroit Three to try and woo The Tonight Show's newest host, Jimmy Fallon, into one of their trucks. After announcing during Wednesday night's show that he was in the market for a pickup ...

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    Video: Latin music star René Pérez destroys own Maserati to send kids a message [UPDATE]
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    Can destroying a car be art? That question comes a bit too late for the Maserati Quattroporte seen above. The act depicted is from the music video for Adentro by Puerto Rican hip-hop act Calle 13 new single. While the video is not yet online, the making-of featurette is available below and shows ...

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