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    Report: NYPD officer fired after ticketing dead people, blames quotas
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    A New York City Police Department officer has been fired for a ticket-writing scheme after 17 years on the force. According to The New York Post, Paul Pizzuto wrote summonses to drivers he'd ticketed in the past, some of whom had been deceased for years by the time the citations arrived in the ...

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    Video: WSJ takes a look at Thai supercar knockoffs
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    Thai replicars – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Take a walk down any number of Thai streets and floating markets, and for a couple thousand Thai baht you can bedeck yourself in the latest fake designer goods. Take a few thousand baht, or more, to a Thai man named Chris and he'll ...

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    Top Gear draws fire for 'glorifying' 210 MPH ticket. Only it's a fake. [w/VIDEO]
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    Top Gear talks Bugatti speeding ticket – click above to watch video after the jump
    ESPN sports columnist Bill Simmons proposed a 72-hour reportage moratorium for the web – that way, news could be vetted before was broadcast to the entire universe. Had that been in effect, the story of ...

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    Counterfeit Ferrari ring busted in Rome
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    More than twenty years ago, Pontiac dealers sold their two-seat Fiero with a special "option" called the MERA. Essentially a complete re-body over the Fiero's then-advanced space frame, brand-new cars rolled out of the showroom looking much like a Ferrari 308. Over the next two years, 247 Fiero ...

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    Wisconsin police use cardboard cut-outs to slow speeders
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    Neenah, Wisconsin has such a speeding problem that it can't keep up. Even with a full court press of law enforcement, drivers continue to speed and have even sped by other motorists receiving their obligatory revenue-production invoice. In an effort to keep drivers on their toes while also leaving ...

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    Rust stickers thwart stupid thieves from stealing your car
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    There's nothing more eye-catching to a thief than a new car or bike. Your brand new pride and joy is just asking to be stolen, especially if you leave it parked on the street. That's why designer Dominic Wilcox made stickers to fool stupid thieves into thinking your wheels aren't worth stealing. ...

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    CarPool Kenny eases you into HOV lane the illegal way
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    We're surprised that this gag can be retailed without disclaimers. CarPool Kenny is an inflatable head and torso that is marketed on the premise that you can cruise the carpool lane in passengerless peace, your inflatable pal offering impunity. People have tried this, and many have had their ruse ...

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    Intrepid Chinese make their own Jeep Wrangler
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    Click the pic above to see a galleryThis faux Jeep gets a pass, because it comes out looking so close to the real thing, though Jeep faithful will likely pick it to pieces. Pieces is how the story begins, with a Bejing Jeep 2020 that has a tryst with a Sawz-all. Predictably, the 2020 gets all ...

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    Fun things to do with your MR2: Ferrari 360 replica
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    click the pic above to view a galleryWhy is it that people feel the need to saddle perfectly good cars with replica bodywork to make them look like exotics? There's nothing wrong with the last generation Toyota MR2, true, it's no Ferrari, but then again, you can buy an entire MR2 for very much less ...

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    Fake side vents are blowing hot air
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    It's a pretty serious charge to level at what is, admittedly, a trend. But John Manoogian, Cadillac's lead exterior designer, believes that fake side vents will wipe out the current trend of stylized-yet-functional side vents. Manoogian says "I've seen Chrysler 300s where guys are buying these ...

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    Fake Ferraris flowing out of China?
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    A few Autoblog readers have sent us a link to this video news report about fake Ferraris being produced in China. The European Union is starting to get really miffed about the influx of counterfeit items, like Ferraris, and is considering upping the punishment for offenders to four years in prison ...

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