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  • Alien Charlie Sheen Has a Cool Car
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    Alien Charlie Sheen Has a Cool Car

    An alien and his car. This is The Wraith.Photo: All Images (Lionsgate) A murdered teen is resurrected as a revenge-driven alien who picks off the gang members who killed him in a series of deadly car races. That’s the basic plot of The Wraith, the 1986 film written and directed by Mike Marvin. I had […] More

  • Death Rates In Cars Are Rising But It's Complicated
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    Death Rates In Cars Are Rising But It’s Complicated

    Photo: Ford There’s been a lot of car safety advances more widely deployed in the last decade—think things like automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings, and even better headlights–but driver death rates have actually gone up in that time, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It’s a little complicated. The IIHS study looks […] More

  • Clinton- and Bush-Era Cars, Trucks, SUVs, and Vans Still Sold Today
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    Clinton- and Bush-Era Cars, Trucks, SUVs, and Vans Still Sold Today

    We hear it all the time: Keep politics out of MotorTrend. Well, you’re in luck, because despite the political nature of this article’s title, there are no political undertones to the text. Did you support Bill Clinton while Newt Gingrich and Ken Starr tried to take him down? Whatever. Were you hooting and hollering as […] More

  • Here's How Fast Cars Would Be If They Advanced At The Pace Of Computers
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    Here’s How Fast Cars Would Be If They Advanced At The Pace Of Computers

    The idea of comparing the pace of development of computers to cars has been around a while. Snopes traces the idea all the way back to some early-internet joke in 1997, even. Fundamentally, it’s sort of an absurd comparison—the two technologies are so different, they’re really not comparable. I did it anyway. (This article was […] More

  • Aston Martin starts production of “Goldfinger” DB5 continuation cars
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    Aston Martin starts production of “Goldfinger” DB5 continuation cars

    The 1964 hit “Goldfinger” is considered by most to be the best James Bond film ever made, and what endeared the movie into the hearts of car enthusiasts was Bond’s tricked-out Aston Martin DB5. While in the novels he drives a Bentley Mark VI, the silver Aston is what most associate as his car. Today, […] More

  • Will This Abandoned 1970 Cadillac Deville Actually Start and Drive Home?
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    Will This Abandoned 1970 Cadillac Deville Actually Start and Drive Home?

    Saving a ’70s icon is just about the noblest thing you could do Cadillac was doing good back in 1970, so good, in fact, that it moved a whopping 238,745 cars that year, a new divisional record. 83,274 of those were Hardtop Sedan DeVilles that started at $6,118 or about $40,427 today. Derek Bieri of […] More

  • Ford Fiesta, other small cars top IIHS list of deadliest vehicles
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    Ford Fiesta, other small cars top IIHS list of deadliest vehicles

    Small cars continue to be the most dangerous type of vehicle for drivers, according to a report released by the IIHS on Thursday. Small cars and minicars accounted for 15 of the 20 deadliest vehicles for drivers, with the Ford Fiesta having the most driver deaths during the period of the study, from 2015 to […] More

  • Ford Cop Cars Can Now Heat Interiors To Over 133 Degrees To Kill Coronavirus
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    Ford Cop Cars Can Now Heat Interiors To Over 133 Degrees To Kill Coronavirus

    Image: Ford Ford announced new software Wednesday that will allow police to kill “99.9 percent of viruses” that may be hiding on surfaces in 2013-2019 Ford Police Interceptor SUVs. The software is already in use in some police precincts and is available for all current-generation vehicles. Ford got the idea from New York police officers […] More

  • Ford Software Update Lets Cop Cars Bake Away Coronavirus
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    Ford Software Update Lets Cop Cars Bake Away Coronavirus

    Heat Soak Ford is trying something different to keep its lineup of Police Interceptor Utility vehicles sanitary in a global pandemic. A new software update, called “Interior Cabin Heat Soak,” allows the vehicles to heat their interior cabins to neutralize any infected surfaces, The Drive reports. Easy Bake The heating system on Ford vehicles isn’t […] More

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