The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said earlier this week that it will be expanding its probe into consumer-reported door fire dangers in some Toyota sedan and SUV models. Originally, just 830,000 vehicles were included in that investigation. With the probe’s expansion Monday, it could now cover as many as 1.4 million. Yaris and Highlander Read on! →


The body of legendary car designer and auto racer Carroll Shelby remains unburied, more than a month after his death. His remains have become the focal point of a family tug-of-war. On the other hand, Shelby is also being honored by EyesOn Design, so that’s nice. Burial rights Shelby’s body remains at the Dallas County Read on! →


Ford believes that the future of automotive technology is in very good hands, thanks to state-of-the-art development facilities like its new lab in Palo Alto, Calif. The automaker’s innovation spearhead sits within the very heart of the electronics industry’s Silicon Valley, and Ford is confident that the facility will cut straight as an arrow into Read on! →


Some things are so cool they never age. The Ferrari 275 GTB4 that Steve McQueen bought in San Francisco when he was filming the movie “Bullitt” certainly qualifies as one of those things. In the hands of a new owner, it is returning to the automaker’s factory in Maranello, Italy to be restored to its Read on! →


Too many people accept that mandatory car insurance is a fact of life in the United States. Beginning with Massachusetts in 1927 and appearing in most other states by 1970, compulsory car insurance has been foisted, in the most coercive sense of the word. Exorbitant sums of money are spent on coverage that most people Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into reports of failing transmission in Nissan light trucks and SUVs. Transmission failures have been reported in Nissan Frontier pickups and Xterra and Pathfinder SUVs, due to a faulty transmission cooler. Transmission failures in government probe An investigation has been launched by the National Highway Read on! →


We continue our survey of wacko travel destinations with a look at the giant fiberglass men that dot the nation. They are all derived from a Paul Bunyan mold and have been adapted to attract attention to a variety of venues. Multiple Bunyans You’ve seen them holding golf clubs, tires and mufflers. A giant, looming Read on! →


Are you planning a road trip this summer, maybe with the family? But you’ve done the mountains and the theme parks and the beach before. This year, maybe it’s time for something different. All of the bizarre tourist stops surveyed below certainly qualify. East coast The story behind the Coral Castle in Homestead, Florida reads Read on! →