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Ohio police pull over diabetic John Harmon

Video: Ohio Police Taser And Dislocate Elbow Of Diabetic Man

It’s hard to imagine that cases of extreme police brutality are still being reported, but one motorist in Ohio found out the hard way. John Harmon, a 52-year old diabetes sufferer, was on his way home from work when a low blood-sugar level caused him to veer out of traffic suddenly. This... read more

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19 teenage girls squeeze into Smart Fortwo

Video: 19 Teenage Girls Set World Record By Squeezing Into Smart Fortwo

If you’ve ever complained about having to ride around in a cramped car, spare a thought for the 19 teenage girls in this video who squeezed into one of the... read more December 19, 2010 by

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... read more December 10, 2010 by

Teen driving stolen dump truck

Video: Rampaging Teen Takes Police On 52 Mile Chase Using Stolen Dump Truck

Looking more like something out of the Grand Theft Auto series of videogames rather than real life, a 17-year old Ohio driver took police on a wild chase, smashing through... read more December 6, 2010 by

2012 BMW 6-Series Convertible

Workers Allegedly Steal Millions Worth Of Parts From BMW Factory

Here’s something you don’t see every day in the auto industry. A group of corrupt BMW factory workers at one of the automaker’s plants in Munich, Germany is... read more November 30, 2010 by


Dutch Company Develops Stickers To Cover Up Scratches… No, Really

Nothing is more saddening than seeing a scratch in your car’s beautiful paintwork, especially if it’s on the driver’s side. However, getting it properly... read more November 23, 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


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