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Ford’s New Transit Connect Pickup: Hopefully You Didn’t Want a Longbed

Sometime next spring, Ford will release its new Transit Connect Pickup (TCPU), the short-bed answer to a question no one asked.   With a bed that only measures 30-inches, you’ll either have to leave the sheet of drywall… Read More

Local Man Feels He’s “Pretty Close” to Getting Car Clock Set Back to Standard Time

After a few setbacks that included inadvertently disconnecting his car’s cruise control and soldering his shoelace to the emergency flasher wiring, Apex Hooflander believes he’s pretty close to setting his vehicle’s clock back to standard time.   “Fortunately,… Read More

BRZ: We Wanted An STI, But Subaru Gives Us An Outback. Damn.

We’ve always been fans of Subaru’s nimble BRZ.  It just needs more engine. We, along with thousands of BRZ enthusiasts, have waited years for a turbocharged version.  We’d even settle for the 2.0 liter from the milder WRX,… Read More

CHIP FOOSE — THE EARLY YEARS:

 

Cobra Replica Owner Distraught After Discovering Glovebox Was Signed by Some Guy Named Darrell Shulky

After saving his money for 15 years, LeBloyne Picnick was finally able to afford the car of his dreams — a Shelby Cobra.   “Well, it’s actually a replica; I certainly couldn’t afford a real Cobra,” Picnick told… Read More

Automakers Want to Crash-Test People Instead of Vehicles

Claiming that crash testing wrecks too many vehicles, a coalition of automakers is proposing that NHTSA — which stands for National Highway Traffic something or other —  have humans sprint into a fixed steel barrier instead. General Motors… Read More

Astronaut Takes Both Sets of Car Keys Into Space; Wife Pissed

“Fortunately, the bus system where we live is pretty good.”   Soon-to-be-divorced astronaut Beeker Pugg U.S. astronaut Beeker Pugg arrived last week at what will be his new home for the next year–the International Space Station.   Unfortunately,… Read More

What’s This? A Mid-Engined Shelby GT-350?

We all know a mid-engined Corvette is on its way, but Parksplug spy photographer Chuckles Kamakawiwo’ole said he nearly choked on his leftover Arby’s Smokehouse Brisket sandwich when he glanced over while driving and saw a mid-engined Shelby GT-350…. Read More

BMW Confounded Over Next Headlamp Design

BMW’s use of dual circular headlights is as much a design icon as the renowned Hofmeister Kink.  But, according to an insider, stylists are running out of ideas for the next generation vehicles.   “There’s only such much… Read More

Chevy Will Adopt Phonetic Spelling For Three Hard-to-Pronounce Models, Says Source

Chevrolet — tired of people mispronouncing the names of three of their more popular vehicles — is switching to phonetic spelling, according to our second favorite automotive website, The Morning Constitutional.   Here are the changes: -Silverado becomes… Read More