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Diego doll doesn't qualify for carpool status. Photo by AP.

Diego Dolls Aren't Carpool Legal, Dummy

Weird and wacky news isn't solely the province of Florida or California, though they certainly have significant market share. Seattle, Washington made a bid for front-runner status today, with one commuter strapping his kid's Diego doll into the passenger seat to fool carpool lane restrictions on a... read more

December 10, 2010 by
1977 Peugeot 504

Iranian President Selling His 1977 Peugeot 504

Here’s something you don’t see every day. The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is selling his 1977 Peugeot 504 to help raise funds for charity. The car is... read more November 23, 2010 by

Holden Commodore Ute with Camaro front-end

Aussie Fuses Camaro Nose On Holden Ute To Form ‘El Camarino’

Last year GM was planning to introduce the Holden Commodore Ute--a two-door version of the regular four-door sedan but with the rear chopped off and replaced with a tray--to... read more November 22, 2010 by

Mercedes-Benz Eye Catchers Experiment

Video: Mercedes-Benz Identifies The Most Attractive Parts Of A Car

Mercedes-Benz has identified the key elements of a car that draws the most attention from onlookers. Using a simple idea of filming the eyes of onlookers, Mercedes-Benz... read more November 20, 2010 by

Florida truck dealership offering free AK-47 to buyers

Buy A Truck, Get A Free AK-47

As outlandish as the concept sounds, giving away free weapons actually does help bring in the customers. Well, that is the case for at least one truck dealership based in... read more November 15, 2010 by

Aston Martin designed London Routemaster bus

Aston Martin-designed bus ready for London service

In late 2008 London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London (TfL) picked two new designs for a modern-day Routemaster double-decker bus for the UK capital’s public... read more November 12, 2010 by

Henry Blodget's tweet on Ray Rice's ticket-dodging autograph

NFL Star Charms Way Out Of Ticket With Autograph, Brags On Twitter

Being courteous and coming clean with officers of the law--especially when you know you've done wrong--is often a route to warning instead of a ticket, even for the most... read more November 9, 2010 by

BMW headquarters

Enraged Customer Holds BMW Employee Hostage At Gunpoint

In the past two weeks we have seen a youth shot dead for egging a Mercedes-Benz, a F1 champ flee for his life from armed gunmen, and a Chicago car dealer arrested for being... read more November 8, 2010 by

2006 Bentley Continental GT

Chicago Car Dealer Found Armed And Naked In A Bentley

File this one under the “You can’t make this stuff up” category. Just a week after a 17-year old was shot dead for egging a Mercedes-Benz in Atlanta, a... read more November 8, 2010 by

Edison2 Very Light Car, Progressive Automotive X-Prize winner.

$10 Million Automotive X Prize Winners Announced

Both electric and combustion-powered vehicles took home cash from the Progressive Automotive X Prize competition, though early favorite Aptera wasn't among the victors. All... read more September 16, 2010 by

Maybach sunglasses

Maybach Moves Into Sunglass Segment

There's slow-selling and then there's Maybach. Moving a paltry 200 cars from its factories last year, the Maybach brand is still failing to achieve the reach and appeal of... read more August 3, 2010 by

Burnt Lamborghini Murcielago

Lamborghini Murcielago Fire Caused By Cheap Stereo Install

Last week’s report of a stolen and burnt Lamborghini Murcielago may have been a little premature as news today confirms that the car wasn’t in fact stolen and wasn’t... read more June 29, 2010 by

2011 Audi A1 S-Line

2011 Audi A1 Flips On Halfpipe During Promo Stunt

In the past Audi has driven cars up slippery ski ramps to demonstrate the prowess of its engineering skills, and for its latest A1 “premium compact” the stunt driving... read more May 25, 2010 by

2010 Saab Custom 1968

Rendered: 2010 Saab Custom 1968 Envisaged By Vizualtech

Vizualtech, a Swedish design firm that specializes in constructing virtual 3D models of cars and boats, has just released this set of five images depicting a modern version... read more February 19, 2010 by

Zai for Bentley ski set

Bentley Supersport Skis: For The Friend Who Has Everything

If you’re the type who hates buying presents for annoying friends that think they have everything, a new ski set dubbed the “Zai for Bentley Supersport... read more February 1, 2010 by

Merry Christmas from MotorAuthority

Seasons Greetings From MotorAuthority

As we near the end of the year, we wanted to take a moment to thank you, the readers, for the commitment and loyalty you have shared with us in 2009. The past year has been a... read more December 24, 2009 by


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