American Honda Motor Co. turned 60 this year, and to celebrate, the company released a documentary that not only shows the captivating restoration of the very first Honda car brought to the U.S.,a 1967 N600, but it also describes Honda’s fascinating history in the daunting home of The Big Three.
If your reoccurring nightmare ever actually comes true (that nightmare being, of course, traveling back in time and being forced to purchase a General Motors product during the company’s Roger Smith Era), don’t fret. Just buy a truck. 1980s-era Chevy and GMC pickups are awesome.
American Honda celebrated its 60th anniversary by restoring a vehicle built by a brand that is now considered a competitor. That vehicle a 1961 Chevrolet Apache 10, and here’s why Honda decided to fix it up.
Fires have China cracking down on EVs, Ford is in the middle of an important connected-car discussion with the government, Volvo and NVIDIA are working on self driving trucks, FCA apparently can’t keep its suppliers happy, and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
I once heard whisperings around the halls of Chrysler’s technical center that then-CEO Sergio Marchionne had shut down an early “DT” Ram design (that’s the current generation truck) because it was too “dainty.” I’m not sure how true this is, but it does lead me to the question: What’s wrong with dainty? Just look at…
I’ve recently become obsessed with the DKW Munga, the little 980cc four-wheel drive off-road machine that was the grandfather of the legendary Audi Quattro rally car. The Munga was also the basis for the equally-as-cool VW Iltis military SUV. Last week, I spotted this Munga for sale in Germany, and now I can’t stop…
For some reason, the world likes to give the Once Hot-Selling Chrysler PT Cruiser a lot of shit, but I for one am a fan of its daring, 1920s hot rod-ish design. So it should be no surprise that I’m borderline obsessed with this lifted one for sale right now on Facebook Marketplace. It is truly bonkers.
The 2019 Ford Ranger may technically be new, but it’s actually based on a platform that’s been around since 2011. Yet it’s still a rock-solid offering that makes up for its lack of soul with sheer competence in every area that matters to mid-size truck buyers.
If I had to make a list of “worst vehicles to use to escape the police,” the Grumman LLV mail delivery truck would be somewhere just below tractor and forklift. And yet one Florida man apparently went for it anyway, and the results were 100 percent predictable.
Back in November of last year, a Georgia man drove to North Carolina to pick up a 1968 Ford Mustang fastback, but when he arrived, he found a surprise. In the passenger seat sat a mason jar filled with the ashes of the pony car’s former owner. The story, originally written last fall by MustangFanClub, is absurd.
BMW showed the new “G20" BMW 3 Series last October at the Paris Motor Show, and it looked fine as a sedan, but today the Munich-based automaker revealed the wagon version, and it looks more than just fine. It looks lovely. Just look at this beauty.
The Willys M38A1s that powered U.S. troops through Korea and Vietnam came from the factory with torquey “Hurricane” 134 cubic-inch four-cylinder engines. But one owner in Pennsylvania swapped his military Jeeps’ original engines out for off-the-shelf units meant for mowers and pressure washers, with one vehicle driven…
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
Dodge installs temporary yellow air dam shipping covers onto Challengers and Chargers to protect lower fascias from damage during delivery. Instead of removing these, some owners have been keeping the covers on for aesthetic purposes, and it’s driving some people so nuts that there’s now a Facebook group for folks who…
Ram has been going through some regulatory issues with its 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, so it wasn’t surprising that the all-new 2019 “DT” generation launched with only gas motors. For 2020, though, the EcoDiesel is back, but it’s been updated to make more power and torque than ever.
It was announced this week that Toyota and Subaru will work together on a new electric vehicle platform, one that will combine Subaru’s all-wheel drive expertise with Toyota’s electrification chops. Here’s a quick look at the new “e-TNGA” platform, which Toyota states will underpin future mid-size and large electric…
If you’ve always wanted a Lamborghini, but your pocketbook is about as empty as a my oil-burning Willys CJ-2A’s crankcase after 100 miles, there’s great news. Available now on insurance auction site Copart is this incredible yellow 2006 Lamborghini—or, at least, that’s how the site has this sad looking Pontiac Fiero…
Volvo just announced that it will offer free roadside towing for all of its cars in the U.S. The service is called “Tow for Life,” and yes, it will cover rusted out shitboxes. But before you go surfing Craigslist for a Volvo beater, just know that this program is not even close to as good as it sounds.
Volkswagen seems to want to give America the small and cheap truck it deserves, China’s trying to avoid an EV market crash, and tensions between Nissan and Renault continue. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Every year, I take a trip to the rock crawling heaven that is Moab, Utah, and while that might make you think that rocks are my favorite off-road surface, it’s actually mud that has my heart. It’s a type of terrain that lots of off-road enthusiasts absolutely detest, but here’s why I can’t get enough of it.