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    Video: PSA: Leaving your Rolls-Royce Drophead open in the rain could be a $100k mistake
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    Convertibles have long been the chariot of choice for the devil-may-care crowd, and for good reason. Peeling the roof off of a vehicle has all sorts of negative ramifications, from safety concerns to handling woes and increased chances of skin cancer for those inside. Then there's the ...

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    Vehicles not immune to violent western winds
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    A rare storm system working its way from the west coast has caused millions of dollars in damage, left many without power and spurred fires from California to Colorado. According to USA Today, wind speeds reached as high as 123 miles per hour, or the equivalent of a category three hurricane. In ...

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    Video: How not to rescue your truck from a frozen lake
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    How not to rescue your truck from a frozen lake - Click above to watch video after the jump
    There's a reason tow truck drivers charge so much money for their talents. Extricating a vehicle from a sticky situation is an art that requires more skill than simply knowing where to hook the cables ...

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    Volvo recalls over 140K 2001-2005 and 2010 MY vehicles over fuel system issues
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    2010 Volvo XC60 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Vehicles manufactured by Volvo are the subject of two different recalls newly announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). The recalls, both involving problems with fuel systems, cover more than 140,000 vehicles ...

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    Over 370 BMWs bound for New Jersey port damaged in shipping
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    Click the image above for a high-res view.The carrier M/V Courage tipped at the port in Jersey City on Friday causing damage to over 370 BMWs. The ship was loaded with new 3-series and 1-series vehicles, including new M3s. Around 70 of the damaged cars are reported to be total losses with others ...

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    First Subaru Impreza STI crash happens in Japan
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    From the front, it looks like the damage would almost buff out. Then you see the shot of the back. Significant restyling has taken place on this particular brandy-new STI, and we're not talking about the new duds Fuji whipped up. At least now we know what the primo donor cars will look like at the ...

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    Severe thunderstorms attack Corvettes at Carlisle
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    Early Saturday evening, enthusiasts were enjoying themselves at the annual Corvettes at Carlise event in Carlisle, PA. Their late summer evening, however, would be interrupted by a series of severe thunderstorms that wreaked havoc in the Carlisle area that evening. While it seems the storms cannot ...

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    Crumple zones save lives ... and hide damage
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    A study by AutoBild reveals that modern crumple zones can actually hide serious damage to a car's structural integrity because of the way they're designed. There are two issues: the first is that crumple zones don't just deform in the case of an accident, they are now constructed to bounce back ...

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    IIHS reports that bumpers aren't up to the task
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    As much as we like to think our modern cars are getting better and safer, apparently they can't beat an old Escort when it comes to low-speed collision damage. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) just released a report detailing their latest test results for the bumpers of midsize ...

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    On the upside, it's likely totalled
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    This winter continues to take a toll. Tribalwar member "dweeb" (no comments necessary, his name speaks for itself) has had his Honda involuntarily transformed into a quiescently frozen confection. Apparently, a water main burst in dweeb's Columbus, Ohio neighborhood, sending many gallons of water ...

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    VIDEO: Repairing your own Maybach
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    Going hand-in-hand with the wrecked Maybach we found, here is one of the most appalling thing we've ever seen. This is a great example of what not to do to any car. Romanian soccer team owner and billionaire Gheorge Becali managed to rack up the ne plus ultra of Mercedes at least four times. Out ...

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    Saleen S7 Competition makes quick impression
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    UPDATE: Pics and account of damaged Saleen S7 Competition removed at request of photographer and owner. Bugatti made a splash by offering the world a full 1,000 hp in its Veyron production car. Turned out to be DIN instead of SAE so the actual number was a tad shy of the half-ton mark, 987 to be ...

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