Arguably, the most prestigious motor racing series is Formula One, which certainly has the most technologically advanced and expensive cars among race series. There is a benefit to it, as a lot of F1 technology winds up in cars that are for sale at most dealerships. From racetrack to driveway Technological advances in typical motor Read on! →


OEM, for the low and unitiated, means Original Equipment Manufacturer, and one of the eternal debates among shadetree mechanics (and real ones) is OEM vs aftermarket parts. There are pros and cons to both, so it behooves one to know a few things. The great debate of OEM vs aftermarket parts The long and short Read on! →


Distracted driving, or use of a phone while behind the wheel, is a hot topic. Many states already have full or partial prohibitions in place. The Secretary of Transportation, Roy LaHood, wants further study done into distracted driving. He has implied that he would like a total ban on phone use of any sort while Read on! →


Communication problems continue to fester for Toyota. Reuters reports that the automaker had failed to alert the U.S. government about a new Toyota recall involving one Toyota and seven Lexus sedan models. This time, engine issues are to blame. Excessive noise and even the potential for stalling have been documented. This Toyota recall should reclaim Read on! →


Last month, U.S. safety regulators announced possible risks with the plug-in battery packs powering GM’s Volt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pointed to problems that it says could possibly cause a fire days after a crash. GM has been quick to investigate possible fixes. Sources say the automaker has a possible package of Read on! →


Kia has announced it is taking the redesigned Cee’d compact hatchback to the Geneva Motor Show. A new Cee’d for Europe likely means that a new Forte is coming down the pike for Yankees. Rebranding based on place Many car makers sell cars in the United States under different names than they have overseas. There Read on! →


Mazda has announced that there will be not be another model year of the RX-8, the rotary-engine sports car that succeeded the RX-7. A number of factors, including falling sales, contributed to the model’s demise, and a successor is not on the horizon. Mazda drops rotary engine sports car The Mazda Motor Corporation has announced Read on! →


Tesla Motors, the electric car company, has just unveiled the Model X, the crossover SUV model. Many features will mirror the Model S, including performance, range and price. About those doors Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk recently created a bit of a stir when he announced Tesla’s upcoming crossover SUV Tesla, the Model X, would Read on! →


A surgeon in Baton Rouge, La., unwittingly recreated part of an episode of uber-popular motoring program “Top Gear” by beating traffic in a novel way. En route to a surgery, she was able to bypass stop-and-go traffic using a child’s bicycle. Helmet thrown in as bonus for surgeon Catherine Baucom Fans of the BBC’s uber-popular Read on! →