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    ETC: Reaching for glovebox isn't a suspicious act when getting pulled over, court says
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    "Such movement, standing alone, does not give rise to a reasonable belief that appellant was armed and dangerous." – Judge Stephen Yarbrough Is reaching for the glovebox during a traffic stop suspicious? Is it reason to search a car without a warrant? An Ohio appeals court said no last ...

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    ETC: The coolest official vehicle of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes from VW
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    Volkswagen Group is taking its role as the official vehicle partner of the 2014 Winter Olympic in Sochi, Russia, very seriously. It is supplying over 3,000 Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and commercial vehicles to the games, but the Polar Expedition Amarok, which it built a year ago to promote the event ...

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    ETC: Tesla Model S purchased with Bitcoin from Lamborghini dealer
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    Maybe you've heard of Bitcoin by now, but if you haven't, here's what you need to know: it's a decentralized, electronic currency contained in the world's first completely open financial network (for a better understanding, visit this informative Washington Post article). Bitcoin can be used to ...

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    ETC: Porsche 911 and Citroën DS lovechild would look like this
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    The early Porsche 911 and the Citroën DS were two cars produced in the same era (though the DS launched in 1955, nearly 10 years before the 911), but they were vastly different from each other. The 911 was a uniquely German, pure-bred sports car, while the French-built DS had four doors and ...

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    Video: If you see a road sign doing this, run for cover
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    Everyone knows that highway signs aren't supposed to bounce like they just remembered the lyrics to "Jump Around" by House of Pain. But this particular sign across a highway in Calgary, Alberta, Canada doesn't care about your so-called common knowledge. A storm that brought some serious wind ...

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    Caterham + Yacht = Yes, please
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    Sunseeker Predator 108 + Caterham Se7en – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There really isn't too much to say here, because when you mix awesome with awesome and come up with something stupendous you needn't bother with the chatter. As a special treat for the London Boat Show, ...

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    Michel Collet is an automotive artist who appreciates the details
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    Michel Collet's car-inspired creations – Click above for image gallery
    There isn't much to be found on artist Michel Collet, but it's probably enough to let his artworks speak for him. Collet sculpts objects that are intended to be the revealing details from vintage machinery, like a door ...

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    Benedict Radcliffe's Wireframe Lambo: Yours for just £40,000
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    Benedict Radcliffe's wire art Koenig Lamborghini Countach – Click above for image gallery
    In 2008, UK artist Benedict Radcliffe created a wireframe Koenig Lamborghini Countach because he needed something to outdo the wireframe Subaru WRX. Using 160 feet of 10-millimeter steel tubing, the ...

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    Jonny Greaves jumps 301 feet to claim 2WD truck record
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    A little over a year ago a stunt driver named Chris Morena took a Dodge pickup off a dealer lot, installed a roll cage, racing seat and metal bracing for the bed, then used it to jump over a slew of cars and through two fireballs. He was only trying to go 134 feet. Instead, he went 193 feet and ...

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    VIDEO: Valet vigilante vandalism visualizes very vunerable vehicles
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    Valets burning all kinds of rubber -- Click above to watch video
    We suppose we should thank some of the less savvy lunkheads out there for their egos – if they didn't post videos of their antics, they might not be caught. A few valets in the employ of Atlanta-based AAA Valet, working at the ...

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    VIDEO: In Da Club Cherokee? Enterprising kids go all Jeep techno
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    Jeep Cherokee beatbox – Click above to watch video
    If your Jeep Cherokee has been sitting around for a while, it probably makes a few noises. You might not mind, though, if they were noises as well orchestrated as those in the video shown above.British saxophonist Julian Smith spent a few ...

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    VIDEO: Gag Me With a Yule Log - GM allows kids to track Santa Claus via Onstar
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    Santa pays a visit to OnStar -- Click above to view the video after the jump
    OnStar has provided nothing but good press lately for General Motors, and the automaker is going to ride that pony all the way to the finish. The next person in line to take advantage of OnStar's benefits is that Arctic ...

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    VIDEO: TN Senator Corker's daughter carjacked, suspects apprehended via OnStar
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    Senator Corker praises OnStar -- Click above to watch the video
    Tennessee Senator Bob Corker had this opinion of OnStar a month ago: "Each month I get the bill for OnStar and [I think], 'I don't want to pay this again.'" Then his daughter Julia was carjacked in Washington D.C. last week driving ...

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    Ricardo develops airplane taxi bot to reduce emissions, noise
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    Ricardo TaxiBot -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's certainly good to see some other wheeled vehicles doing their part for the environment, even if it is an airplane -- especially if it's an airplane. Actually this news isn't about the plane itself, but a "pilot-controlled towing ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Camaro, Le Mans-style
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    Concept Le Mans Camaros rendered by Vizualtech -- Click above for image gallery
    Ah, it's the Swedes again. Never content to sit around when there's a perfectly good car you could mod, a gent named Bo Zolland at Viztech has rendered what he thinks a Le Mans or ALMS Camaro could look like, and ...

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    Turn the Dodge Viper logo upside down and guess who appears...
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    Stonehenge, Rosebud, The Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd – all have confounded us with their hidden meanings. And to that list we now add the logo for the Dodge Viper. Somehow it has eluded us for years that, when turned upside down, the Viper logo turns into what appears to be... Daffy Duck. ...

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    VIDEO: More celebrating as Mini marks 50th Anniversary with Wash Me
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    Mini 50th anniversary project Wash Me -- Click above for high-res photo gallery
    You didn't really think it was going to stop with Krink, did you? Oh no. Mini and art have combined again on a limited-edition book and art project called "Wash Me." Starting with the idea of the "Wash me!" imperative ...

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    REPORT: Bored Bulgarians engaging in Russian Road Roulette
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    One of Russia's most popular exports has been its version of roulette – you know, the kind where the player usually closes his eyes during the game and someone has a good chance of ending up dead. In this case it's being played in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the jouers are drivers and ...

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    Porsche releases limited edition "Designed 4 Ambition" calendar
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    2010 Porsche calendars and diary -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Porsche has released info and images on its three calendars and diary that will be happy to keep you company throughout 2010. Two of them are especially focused on the Panamera, because damn it, you're going to like that ...

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    Mini uses spare art for new 2010 calendar
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    Minimalism Calendar -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mini made a calendar. Or rather, Mini assembled a calendar with artworks chosen from among thousands submitted from around the globe. The calendar's theme is Minimalism, and the only rule for submissions was to include a silhouette of ...

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