The holiday spirit is infectious, it seems, even for police officers. And, after watching this video, we're quite sure that the driver and passenger of the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG are thankful that the Thanksgiving spirit spread long and far enough to cover a speeding ticket in exchange for a blip of the throttle.
Thanksgiving is a pretty great day for us in the United States. On one hand, it allows us to spend some quality time with our family and friends, and at the same time, allows us to pause and reflect on the aspects of our life that we're truly thankful for.
Over the course of this Thanksgiving holiday, we'll give plenty of thanks for all good stuff that enriches our lives outside of the automotive world, but being car enthusiasts, we can't help but give special shout-outs to aspects of the auto industry that also make us oh-so-grateful. And since today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, we've compiled a list of those automotive things we're most thankful for.
Traffic expected to be worse than usual around major cities
If you plan on traveling this Thanksgiving, you may want to pad your schedule with extra time. Experts at AAA Auto Club estimate that 43.6 million Americans will be driving more than 50 miles from home this holiday, the fourth straight year the number of travelers has increased.
If you saw a C5 Corvette pulled up next to a C6 Corvette at a stop light, would you assume that a drag race would follow? And which vehicle would win? We'd have our money on the C6 Vette, but then again, the C5 owner may have a bit extra under the hood.
Like the wayward turkey seen here engaging in a bit of self-inspection courtesy of the Ford Motor Company, Thanksgiving is a time of reflection. Autoblog's staff has much to be thankful for this year, including an industry whose health is improving while developing better performing, more environmentally friendly cars each year. Simply put, cars are better than ever.
We may have one less excuse not to visit the in-laws this holiday season. According to the National Motorists Association and State Farm, driving on the holidays may actually be safer than jumping behind the wheel on a normal day. The insurance agency recently took a look at the number of claims it received on seven separate major U.S. holidays – the Fourth of July, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas – and found that on average, those days had
The industry that we know and love is facing hard times right now. Guess what? We're not going to talk about it. No, instead of spending time dwelling on the negative, which we can't really do anything about at the moment anyway, we're training our sights on the positives. There's plenty to be happy about in autodom, whether you are a fan of classic Detroit iron, forcefully-aspirated four-bangers and just about anything in between. Besides the mechanical bits that we constantly obsess over, ther
In the last few years, there have been a lot of people who have changed the cooking device for the holiday bird from the oven to a big deep fryer. As our DIY readers probably know, all of this frying oil can create a great opportunity to later make biodiesel. Since it takes around 3-5 gallons of oil to fry a turkey, the days after Thanksgiving are a great time to collect for your home Appleseed reactor. This is what my friends and I did a few years ago and it worked quite well.
Here in the US, this is Thanksgiving week and it's usually one of the biggest travel weekends of the year as people hit the road to visit family. With gas prices on the rise again, it's expected that travel will cost Americans an extra $520 million this weekend compared to last year. But guess who's coming to the rescue? The ethanol industry.