Car Culture

Honda Rolls Out Self-Driving Car

Honda Rolls Out Self-Driving Car

In 1946 Japan, the principal mode of transportation for both people and freight was the bicycle. With precious few cars and trucks to work on Soichiro Honda, an automotive mechanic by trade came up with an idea for a bicycle with an auxiliary engine ..
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Stupid Stereotypes About Gearheads

Stupid Stereotypes About Gearheads

People love to assume all sorts of things about different groups. Gearheads certainly aren’t exempt from the stupidity. When people find out that I do automotive writing for a living, usually all the “car guy” stereotypes come flowi..
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5 Rare American Made Cars

5 Rare American Made Cars

Photo Credit: barrett-jackson / barrett-jackson.com Rare is defined as “something not found in large numbers.” Our list of rare cars built in the US only includes those models that were intended to be sold to the general public. T..
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Electric Motorcycles: What Hath Tesla Wrought?

Electric Motorcycles: What Hath Tesla Wrought?

You look in your rearview mirror and you see a gang of motorcyclists gaining on you, a shiver goes down your spine. How did they get there without you noticing? There was no chest rattling rumble that normally announces the arrival of motorcycles but..
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European Cars We Wish Came To North America

European Cars We Wish Came To North America

Photo Credit: Max Earey / shutterstock.com We have some amazing cars in North America. We have vehicles from the top car makers in the industry and we have some truly spectacular specialty cars that would astound even the most discriminating ..
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Driving the Indy Pace Car

Driving the Indy Pace Car

In 1911 Carl G. Fisher, a principal owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, strapped himself into a Stoddard-Dayton (You laugh at the name? A Marmon Wasp won the race) and led that year’s race contestants to a rolling start. Previously auto r..
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Do You Really Need to Own a Car?

Do You Really Need to Own a Car?

Owning a car has always been a rite of passage for American youth. Everyone remembers their first car. In fact unless you married your high school sweetheart you probably remember more about the cars you owned between the ages of 16 and 25 than you d..
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10 Mind-Bending Supercar Crashes

10 Mind-Bending Supercar Crashes

It’s a fantasy world where precision engineering and drop-dead gorgeous design collide. The supercar realm is dominated by just a handful of names that include Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche, along with a select few others. That fantasy ..
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Classic Japanese Cars

Classic Japanese Cars

If you don’t automatically think of a Chevy Chevelle or BMW 2002 when someone says “classic car,” this is the list for you. Many classic Japanese vehicles are surprisingly affordable, for now. No doubt collectors and flippers will r..
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