Category Archives: Cool Vehicles

Win a Free Mini Cooper*


Is lady luck on your side? Will luck be a lady? Feeling lucky, punk? It’s time to put these questions to rest, but not at your local Native American Casino’s nickel slots. Now’s your chance to win an R/C JCW Mini Cooper from AutoAnything’s rogue blog squad: RidePros. Check out the details:

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Sasquatch Sighted at 2010 SEMA Show


Even though the 2010 SEMA show was held in Las Vegas – a good thousand miles away from his traditional stomping ground in the Pacific Northwest – sasquatch made an impromptu appearance at the custom car concourse. At least, that’s what I thought when I caught sight of the Bigfoot Express, a trick ’32 Ford custom built in honor of the real Bigfoot. Continue reading

ICONIC AC Roadster: The Rebirth Of A Rebel


ICONIC AC Roadster

The 1960s marked the apex for both British rock ‘n roll and British sports cars. The Kinks and the Beatles were tearing up the charts, and Jaguar E-Type roadsters and Aston Martin DB5s were shredding olde England’s highways. But, the undisputed king of the road was none other than the AC Cobra, a 2-seat roadster with sleek lines and a potent bite. Although the Cobra only lasted 6 short production years, it’s been resurrected by an upstart coachbuilder, ICONIC Motors, and due to reclaim its crown in August. Continue reading

The New 2011 Subaru WRX STI With A Side Of Wing!


2001 Subaru WRX STI Sedan

Fresh news from the New York Auto Show: Subaru is bringing out a new STI sedan, and the wing is back! I’m glad that the WRX design crew likes ordering their late night ‘zas from Pizza Hut. Had they not been constantly badgered by the script-reading order taker asking if they wanted to upgrade with a side of honey BBQ wings, they might never have been inspired to bring back the WRX wing. Thank you, Pizza Hut. You may clog our colons, but also inspire greatness. Continue reading

Scion Pulls New 2011 Scion iQ Out Of Their Pocket At New York Auto Show


2011-scion-iq4

The 2011 New York Auto Show is in full swing, and Scion is using the platform to unveil their latest model: the 2011 Scion iQ. First of all, we’d like to say how disappointed we are that Scion did not name it the Scion fU—it would deftly match the attitude with which Scions are driven. Nevertheless, the Scion iQ moniker is pretty smart (no pun intended), and it aptly reflects the design of this zippy micro-subcompact. Continue reading

Uncovered: Classic Mini Commercial Featuring Twiggy


Twiggy Mini

Were I given access to a time-travelling hot tub, it’d set the dial to take me back to 1960’s London. No question about it. Not only was the love free, but British rock ‘n roll was cranked up to 11 by the likes of The Kinks, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Troggs, Herman’s Hermits, Donovan, Manfred Mann, The Who and countless more seminal bands. The ‘60s were also a golden age in British car building. During this decade, limey coach builders came out with two of the coolest cars of all times: the Jaguar E-Type roadster and the Mini. Continue reading

Cars St. Patty would be Proud to Drive


Hoist Your Brew for Erin Go Bragh

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, the day when people all over the globe (but especially in Dublin and Boston) pay their respects to one of the patron saints of Ireland. Now, paying one’s respects comes in all shapes and sizes. Some people opt to dust off their House of Pain muscle shirts and guzzle green-tinted beer in the streets. Others prefer to don Flogging Molly sweatshirts and guzzle green-tinted beer in the streets. We prefer to tip our cap to Saint Patrick by putting together a collection of our favorite Irish-y automobiles. Check ‘em out: Continue reading

Porsche 918 Spyder: First Look


Porsche 918 Spyder

Think hybrids are only for bookish, latte-sipping, liberal librarians from the People’s Republic of San Francisco? That may have been true before the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, but Porsche has redefined the word “hybrid” with the announcement of their visionary Porsche 918 Spyder. In our humble opinion, the only way this green machine could get more supreme is if they slathered some Stuttgart sour cream over the hood. Continue reading

2010 Chevy Camaro SS Drunk on Hennessey


Hennessey 2010 Camaro

Looks like Humpty Hump didn’t drink up all the Hennessey on the shelves. Texas-based Hennessey Performance got their hands on some serious juice and poured it under the hood of a 2010 Chevy Camaro, building a supercharged muscle car monster that’s meaner than a sauced steelworker at a Pennsylvania VFW. Continue reading

Das Hot Hatch: The Audi A1 Gets Mad Love at Geneva Motor Show


Audi A1 In A Box

It’s only been a couple weeks since Audi officially announced the coming of the new A1, a spunky, compact hatchback jam-packed with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a car with German thumbprints under the hood and 4 magician’s rings linked together on the grille. It’s an Audi alright, and it’s getting mad love at the Geneva Motor Show. Continue reading

Poll: What’s the Best Modern Muscle Car?


Muscle Cars!

Muscle cars. Just hearing those two words is enough to send your testosterone production into overtime. But there’s one question that has remained unanswered since the ‘70s: which muscle car reigns supreme on the streets.

You’ve got 2 options to find that answer. First, you could drive around and tally up the urinating-Calvin window stickers to see which of the Big Three are golden-showered the least. But that’s a tad unscientific. The second option is a lot more accurate: take a poll! We’re counting on you to give us the definitive answer once and for all. Check out these 3 mean machines and cast your vote at the bottom. Continue reading

The 2010 Chevy Camaro Options Dealerships Don’t Want You to Know About


2010 Camaro

Shhhhh. Are you alone? Take a look over your shoulder, under your desk, behind your fridge. Don’t see any GM representatives milling around, do you? No 5’ 9” dudes with well-groomed beards, impeccably ironed polo shirts and sensible loafers? Good. If they knew what you were about to read, they’d plotz! Continue reading

2010 Chevy Camaro Sunergy Coming Soon in Limited Numbers


2010 Chevy Camaro Sunergy

Yes, the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS is bitchin’. Even the base Camaro LS is hands-down gorgeous. But, the streets are going to be clogged with these standard trims over the coming years. If you’re looking to stand out from the Camaro herd, you’ll want to place your order for the upcoming Special Edition 2010 Chevy Camaro Sunergy. Continue reading

2010 Ford Taurus SHO: The Sleeper Awakes


2010 Ford Taurus SHO

Long the favored sedan of government fleets and giant-haired late-night talk show hosts, the Ford Taurus doesn’t exactly evoke images of tire-smoking performance. But back in the ‘90s, the Taurus had a turbocharged SHO option available, and that wicked-fast trim is coming back for the 2010 model year, but with a far more eco-friendly footprint. Better buckle up, Fish & Wildlife Service bureaucrat—your company car’s grown a pair. Continue reading

2010 Detroit Auto Show Concept Cars


Chrysler Crumbling

Stealing a page from Conan O’Brien’s playbook, automakers used the 2010 Detroit Auto Show to showcase futuristic concept cars—cars inspired by *sung in a high falsetto voice* the year two-thousand…the year two-thousand.

Now, every self-respecting car show has its fair share of concept cars on display. However, the Detroit Auto Show tends to be the forum where manufacturers bring out the big guns. Here’s a quick run down of the crème de la concept crème: Continue reading

Mother Nature’s down with body mods


If you were to poll 100 native San Diegans, at least 75% would agree that snow is just a myth (the other 25% are snowboarders, and we really don’t take them that seriously). However, outside of our unnaturally pleasant 619/858/760 area codes, the celestial dandruff is an all-too-common annoyance.

Now, snow and cars don’t normally get along. The one usually causes the other to skid across highway lanes like a greased-up ten-year-old on a downhill slip ‘n slide. Sometimes, though, the two place nicely together. Jalopnik recently compiled a list of ten cars modded by Mother Nature. Lesson learned: if you’re thinking about bolting on a body kit but are unsure about how it might look, you can always park overnight in Fargo and take a look at the results.

Mini Cooper Snow Job

Top 10 Fastest Police Cars of the Decade


High Speed Police Chase

DiggThisThe last ten years has brought us some amazing developments in automotive technology. Bugatti brought us the Veyron, one of the fastest and most advanced cars of it’s kind. Subaru and Mitsubishi brought cheap speed to the masses. And Tata made the Nano, the most affordable car in the world.

Looking forward to the next decade, we are going to have affordable cars that have standard features like lane-assist, wireless internet and voice recognition. The possibilities are endless, but before we look to the future, lets take a quick look at the past.

Here are the Top 10 Fastest Police Car’s of the decade.

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Closing out the year with wrecked exotic cars


VH1 may try and fill the airwaves with “Best of <insert topic on which has-beens can make sarcastic observations>” lists. But, we’re purists. We believe lists should be reserved for the week prior to the new year, which is this week.

That’s why we were excited to see Jalopnik compile a list of the 30 most expensive car crashes of 2009. This list elicits odd emotions, though. There’s the initial sense of schadenfreude seeing the upper-crusts’ toys crash and burn, especially in the aftermath of the economic downturn in which we’ve learned that much of the recovery has been top heavy, favoring the Richy Riches over working families. However, there’s also a secondary sense of pain seeing those exotic racers mangled, torn asunder, never to be hot-dogged down a Florida highway or a Moscow city street ever again.

The fiberglass carnage is pretty intense, so check it out only if you have a strong stomach.

Exotic Car Crashes

Haven’t you always wanted a Truck with 2,700 Horsepower?


Turbo Jet Powered Ford F150
So did Chris Lentz. He’s actually wanted one for several decades, but his dream finally came true when he found a Czechoslovakian Motorlet M-701 turbo jet for sale. $10K later and a whole lot of JB Weld, the turbo jet was secured to the bed of his 2005 F150 STX. Despite the huge levels of power, this truck is still kinda slow; 0-60 in 8.5 seconds, finishing the quarter mile in 16.3 @ 103 MPH. Faster than a stock F150, yes. Slower than a stock Honda Civic SI, yes. But it’s not the lack of power, its all the extra weight. With the jet mounted to the truck bed, the curb weight of the F150 is a touch over 6,600 lbs! This must be the fastest truck in that weight class, and the coolest truck in any class. Video after the jump:
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The Long Lost Art of Trike Drifting


You know that sweet trike you had when you were around 4 years old. It was your first set of wheels and I’m sure that you, like me, would often stop pedaling and let the plastic wheels skid over the concrete in what only can be described as an awesome drift.  Well a trio of enterprising dudes decided that trikes were still cool and drifting them could be even cooler.

Watch and marvel and their excellent drift skills as they brake-lock the inside wheel to go round corners Tokyo Drift style.