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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
Car lands on La. house roof, driver charged with littering

Car lands on La. house roof, driver charged with littering

In a stunt worthy of a Joie Chitwood thrill show, a suspected drug dealer launched his girlfriend’s car on top of a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, home. According to a report on WAFB-TV’s website, the driver missed a sharp curve while being chased by Baton Rouge police. The car then went over an embankment and up […]

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hillary Clinton’s car ticketed in London

Hillary Clinton’s car ticketed in London

Hillary Clinton got a parking ticket in London and no amount of badge-waving security agents was able to stop it. It wasn’t actually the Secretary of State who was ticketed, but rather her Mercedes limo that was parked outside of London’s Chatham House where she was to receive a prize for her ‘‘significant and impressive […]

October 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hot news: ‘Walkie talkie’ tower put focus on Jaguar, Jag starts melting

Hot news: ‘Walkie talkie’ tower put focus on Jaguar, Jag starts melting

A legend of Archimedes making a huge reflector from bronze panels and using it, with the rays of the sun, to set fire to Roman ships has long been debated, but its certain that a new building under construction in Londeon melted a Jaguar, or at least parts of it. According to BBC News, a […]

September 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
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