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Safety tip: Don’t burn the driver’s armpit hair In Idaho

Safety tip: Don’t burn the driver’s armpit hair In Idaho

Safety Tip of the Day: Don’t set the armpit hair of the driver of the vehicle you’re in on fire while he’s driving at high speed at 5:30 in the morning and none of the five of you in the vehicle is wearing a seatbelt. But what makes a humorous lead for a Roadkill article […]

September 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Smart fortwo runs twelves, 107 mph in the quartermile, with Paseo s/c engine (video)

Smart fortwo runs twelves, 107 mph in the quartermile, with Paseo s/c engine (video)

We don’t know whether to file this under What Kind of a Mind Thinks Up Something Like This, or What Kind of Person Would Drive Something Like That? The “this” and “that” in this case is Mercedes-Benz’s Smart fortwo—a Smart Car—powered by a 1.5-liter Toyota four-cylinder engine from a Toyota Paseo. We don’t know the […]

September 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
Surgeons worst drivers in Great Britain, insurance claims show

Surgeons worst drivers in Great Britain, insurance claims show

Based on almost two millions auto insurance claims, the most dangerous drivers in Great Britain are…surgeons. They are, at least, the most likely to file an “at-fault” claim on their car insurance. And the safest drivers? Building society—savings and loan—clerks. That’s the finding of a study by Moneysupermarket.com, as reported by The Guardian. Furthermore, nine […]

September 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Fiat ‘encourages’ worker support by putting non-Fiat cars in plastic bags

Fiat ‘encourages’ worker support by putting non-Fiat cars in plastic bags

Shades of the United Autoworkers Union not allowing “foreign” cars—in an increasingly internationalization of the auto industry a truly difficult thing to define—in any of its parking lots: Fiat wrapped non-Fiat cars owned by employees parked outside its factories in clear plastic with the message that the driver is breaking the company’s heart. “To see […]

April 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
First date? Not an estate. Brit babes say ‘No’ to wagons

First date? Not an estate. Brit babes say ‘No’ to wagons

While we’ve always heard about how they’re more sensible about their automobiles on the other side of the pond, with Brits getting sniffy about sedans in lieu of the more favored station wagons, or as they call them over there, estates. But according to a survey by rental car giant Europcar, an estate doesn’t rate […]

March 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wavebreaking news: Woman goes minivan surfing at Daytona Beach

Wavebreaking news: Woman goes minivan surfing at Daytona Beach

Whether she was reenacting Homer’s Odyssey or just driving her Honda Odyssey into the ocean isn’t clear from the report on WFTV.com, but a woman drove her Honda minivan full of kids ages 3, 9 and 10, into the waves at Daytona Beach, Florida. Alert lifeguards—how alert does one have to be to see a […]

March 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Two naked men in Philadephia: one crashes car, the other climbs on bus

Two naked men in Philadephia: one crashes car, the other climbs on bus

A man from Pennsauken, New Jersey, had an unusual method of, um, stress relief after crashing his car into a fried chicken restaurant in Philadelphia. According to police reports and witnesses, Vincent J. Wade, 34, of Pennsauken, Camden County, exited the car, became irate and was incoherent, although witnesses reported Wade shouting something about “Jehovah’s […]

January 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Couple pulled up when car goes off cliff down under

Couple pulled up when car goes off cliff down under

It must have been a scene out of a Road Runner cartoon or Beetle Baily comic strip, a car dangling off a cliff caught only by a tree from sheer disaster. Wyle E. Coyote always met cartoon doom while Beetle usually rescued Sarge…at least after taking a nap. But when a car left dangling in […]

December 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Take driving test while drunk? Why not, offisher?

Take driving test while drunk? Why not, offisher?

Honest, offisher, I drive better when I’m drunk. It shteddies my nerves. It almost sounds like a Foster Brooks skit but a drunk showed up at a New Jersey DMV facility with a 0.13 percent blood alcohol content and expected not only to take but to pass the test. Accoriding to nj.com, after Stephen Goss […]

December 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Is the Dacia Duster troops the thing for dusting troops…and if so, whose?

Is the Dacia Duster troops the thing for dusting troops…and if so, whose?

It’s just the thing for a dust-up, if you’re into Romanian dust. The automaker Dacia has prepared an SUV, the Dacia Duster “troops”, for use by the Romanian army and it’s, well, it’s not an MRAP. In fact, the most military thing about it is the machine gun mounted—not on the roof but rather a […]

December 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
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