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    Video: China chastizes Beijing Motor Show over scantily clad models
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    Our post on China's "Tiger mom" phenomenon was illustrated with that above picture; it's the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, accompanied by a booth professional. The model – her, not the Jeep – made a fair few friends in the Autoblog Comments ...

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    Video: 3D auto puzzles of American muscle are actually motorized
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    GreenLight Toys has unveiled a series of foam-paper car puzles for 2012, five American muscle cars and one muscle truck. The MotoBuildz aren't exactly models, they're more like those 500-piece landscape puzzles you find at educational toy stores, only with fewer pieces and less ...

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    Video: How Nissan trains its "Miss Fairlady" show stand models
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    Maybe you've seen My Fair Lady – the musical story of an ordinary girl turned into someone altogether more elegant. Now meet Miss Fairlady. Borrowing the name from the original JDM version of the Nissan Z, Miss Fairlady is the Japanese automaker's program for training its show-stand ...

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    Video: Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a 1/4-scale R/C big rig sleigh
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    That there's a Santa Claus and an "elf" riding some sort of contraption behind a miniature big rig is intriguing enough. In reality, the downsized big rig is the story. Built by model maker Luca Bordin, the 1/4-scale Peterbilt 359 isn't a kit, it's made from scratch. As best we can tell from ...

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    Diecast Warfare: Tomica reportedly returning to U.S. to take on Hot Wheels, Matchbox
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    Finally, something from our youth returns in a good way, not another Incredible Hulk reboot or power balled Cure cover. Tomica (or Tomy), which left the U.S. in the Eighties after some financial troubles, is coming back next month – and almost just like it was before. A line of miniature ...

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    2013 Tesla Roadster to be completely built in-house
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    Tesla Roadster Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've been poring over Tesla's IPO filing with the SEC and hidden within the indecipherable legalese is a little gem for those of us more interested in product then federal oversight. As reported previously, the Roadster's reign ...

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    BREAKING: Governator says Tesla teaming up with Toyota in Cali
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    Tesla Model S sedan – click above for high-res image gallery
    California Governor Arnold Schwartzenegger has apparently let slip ahead of a scheduled 5pm Pacific announcement that Tesla Motors will be teaming up with Toyota to build electric cars. While some might speculate that the ...

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    Tesla Model S factory plan timeline unrealistic?
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    Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Autopia has brought a healthy dose of skepticism to the claims that Tesla will be delivering the Model S sedan to customers by 2012. Wired's automotive wing unearthed a report by the Downey Patriot that says that if the electric car ...

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    Chicago 2010: Women of the Windy City
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    Spokesmodels of the Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This year's 2010 Chicago Auto Show is just about over, at least for us media types, and while a couple of significant vehicles were unveiled here, it's basically a repeat of Detroit – the industry has ...

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    The Autoblog Weekender: Motley Fools edition
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    The Autoblog Weekender – Click above to find out what you missed
    This week's bag of news is all about cars, cars and cars. Was anyone else aware that the Canadians know a thing or two about tuning Lamborghinis? That's a new one on us. Peugeot and Dodge have new logos, and the Pugs have a ...

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    Video: Sickest model car lighting kits ever
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    Modell-Lichtsystem die-cast model lighting kits – Click above to watch video
    That's not a real Audi R8 pictured above. That's a 1:18-scale Kyosho die-cast model, fitted with a Modell-Lichtsystem (ML) illumination kit. The ML light packages can turn a model car with photo-realistic detail ...

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    SEMA 2009: Booth Professionals are anything but stock
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    Lisa Angeline, aka Catwoman - Click above for high-res image gallery
    This year's SEMA show in Las Vegas didn't have quite the gravitas of years past, as the state of the economy and the automotive industry in particular seemed to be a wet blanket over the whole proceedings. Thank goodness there ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Makuhari Messe no Jyosei ha Bijin desu*
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    The beautiful women of Tokyo 2009 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    As far as cars went, the Frankfurt Motor Show was the proverbial glut of riches, and the Tokyo Motor Show proved that you can't live life at the top all the time. Tokyo did, however, still provide plenty of aesthetic ...

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    The Lexus LFA may cost $375k, but the paper one is free
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    Many people are into model cars. And... origami. Tangrams, too – which are sort of a two-dimensional, reusable form of origami. What are we on about here, why are we discussing folding paper and models? Funny you should ask. See, the all new Lexus LFA went ahead and got revealed the other ...

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    REPORT: Daimler sells 4% of Tesla to Middle East investment fund just two months after acquiring it
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    Tesla Roadster - Click above image for high-res gallery
    Just two months after buying 9% of Tesla Motors, Daimler has reportedly sold nearly half of that stake. According to Reuters, 4% percent of the electric car startup is now owned by Aabar Investments, an Abu Dhabi-based investment fund. In a ...

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    Elon Musk: "Golden handcuffs" require I stay through Model S launch
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    For a guy who allegedly wants a lot of the credit for creating Tesla Motors, Elon Musk certainly doesn't seem to like the job of being its CEO. As part of Daimler's investment deal with Tesla, Musk needed to commit to staying on as Tesla's CEO at least until the Model S launches in 2011. Musk told ...

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    Ford, Nissan, Tesla all big winners in DoE advanced technology loans
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    Ford Focus EV Mule - Click above for high-res gallery
    The U.S. Department of Energy has finally announced the first recipient of low interest loans under its Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Incentive Program. The first recipient is Ford, and analysts believe the DoE will award sums to ...

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    Spec out your own Maserati - in 1/43 scale
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    If you're looking for a Maserati that's easier on your wallet, or a treat for a Maserati lover, then you should check out the Maserati model configurator. Three base models in 1/43 scale are available: Quattroporte, Quattroporte S, and Granturismo S. From there you can choose from among seven ...

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    VIDEO: Franz von Holzhausen talks about the 2011 Tesla Model S
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    2011 Tesla Model S - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    The crew from On Cars had a chance to spend some quality time with the Tesla Model S and some of the key people bringing this sweet sedan to fruition. In the first of three videos (the other two haven't been released yet), not only are ...

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    Childhood Redeemed: Lego artist creates jaw-dropping four-wheeled creations
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    Firas Abu-Jaber's Lego cars - click above for a high-res gallery
    This is how you tell the master from the journeyman: Give them a common task, place the same tools in each of their hands, and while journeyman's results will be acceptable, the master's results will be amazing. Firas Abu-Jaber has a ...

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