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    Report: VW Up Buggy may be headed to showrooms
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    Volkswagen showed six conceptual takes on its Up at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, one of those being the Up Buggy. Although few will probably remember it, VW has not forgotten it, applying for a patent for the Meyers Manx revival roadster way back in March 2012 and being approved in June of this ...

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    Video: Watch Top Gear complete a world record double loop
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    The Top Gear team has made a bit of history at the Top Gear Festival in Durban, South Africa, as a stunt driver pulled off a double loop in front of a crowd of over 15,000. The event involved a 26-foot tall double loop track that looks to have come right out of a Hot Wheels box, except that it ...

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    Report: Four Amish charged with illegal alcohol possession after crashing into police car
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    Residents of Amish communities famously eschew almost all trappings of modernity. No TV, no telephones, limited use of electricity, and, gasp, no Autoblog! But there comes a time in a young Amish person's life when they're allowed to go out and taste the world. And sometimes alcohol. Case in ...

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    Official: Volkswagen brings Buggy Up! concept back from the beach
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    Typically an automaker releases information on its latest concept cars in the days and weeks running up to the auto show where it's set to be unveiled. But when we got to Frankfurt this year, Volkswagen had a few surprises up its sleeve that were neither previewed beforehand nor unveiled at the ...

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    Cornell's SAE Baja buggy helps us get even with would-be alma mater
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    Cornell's SAE Baja Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery
    How much horsepower do you need to have fun in a car? More is usually better, but sometimes less is okay too. Sometimes even none is enough – if you have gravity on your side. When you're running off-road through mud, ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: Malcolm Bricklin's very own 1970 Meyers Manx SR
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    Malcolm Bricklin's 1970 Meyers Manx SR - Click above for high-res gallery
    The Meyers Manx SR (for "Street Roadster") was the roadgoing version of Meyers' seminal, frog-eyed dune buggy. There were ten built at Meyers' factory in Fountain Valley, and the 1970-vintage example you see above was built ...

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    Mitsubishi MRX09 "Racing Lancer" to tackle Dakar in '09
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    Click above image to enlargeThe purpose-built rally car that Mitsubishi fields in the no-longer-aptly-named 2009 Dakar (the venue for the race is now South America, remember) will shed its Pajero moniker as well as the nominal styling elements that tied it to the Mitsu SUV. Instead, the new MRX09 ...

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    Micron to use Baja 1000 to prove chip reliability
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    Testing new semiconductor products doesn't always have to be boring - or at least not when a chipmaker is run by an ex-motocrosser. Micron CEO Steve Appleton will be driving a Porsche-powered Baja Tour Car buggy in the upcoming SCORE Baja 1000, and his company's Lexar flash memory and image sensing ...

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    Nissan Moon city-car concept
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    Designer Robert Hoffmann drew up this Nissan concept for an auto magazine. The futuristic conveyance is not intended for production, but it's an interesting exercise just the same. The oversized rear wheels are slanted inward, and move backward for highway cruising, optimizing space when retracted ...

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