Until the 1980s, vehicles were built with carburetors. During this time, the best practices of driving included a long, high-speed drive now and again to “blow out the carburetor.” Many people still believe it is a good idea to drive fast now and again in order to “blow out” the engine. The story of blowing Read on! →

Scientists at Edinburgh Napier University’s Biofuel Research Center in Edinburgh, Scotland, have successfully used Scotch whiskey by-products to produce butanol biofuel, reports Cnet.com. These by-products – waste grains from the distillery process – can provide 30 percent more energy than traditional biofuels like ethanol when formulated into butanol, writes MIT Technology Review. That means more Read on! →

General Motors, in a case of absolutely horrible timing, has announced a large recall just before it is supposed to launch an Initial Public Offering of stock. The recall will affect 243,000 vehicles, mostly crossover SUVs. The defect is in the safety latch in the second row seat belt. GM issued a recall several months Read on! →

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into possible rust corrosion in the rear suspension of 2006 to 2008 Toyota RAV4 crossovers. There are several other SUVs under other investigations, including the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook and Honda Pilot. Rust never sleeps or escapes eye of NHTSA The National Highway Traffic Safety Read on! →

Few people would confuse a Ford F-150 pickup truck with a Ferrari. But Ford sued Ferrari for trademark infringement when the exotic car maker named its latest Formula 1 race car the F150. Ferrari dismissed Ford’s lawsuit at first but eventually compromised by tweaking the name. Ford sues to protect the F-150 brand When Ferrari Read on! →

Many complaints have been made that cars are turning into computerized video games rather than glorious driving machines and Nissan may be giving that camp of malcontents ammunition. Nissan has announced it is putting “drive-by-wire” systems in more of its cars. Drive-by-wire systems almost straight out of airplanes Nissan, according to Popular Mechanics, has announced Read on! →

Red-light cameras have become increasingly popular since their introduction in the early 1990s. The cameras are designed to automatically take a picture of any vehicle that crosses through an intersection while the traffic signal is red. Citations are then mailed to the registered owner. Opponents say they are intrusive and put profits ahead of public Read on! →

The year 2011 was tough for many automakers that depend upon parts from Japan, Honda included. Production disruptions because of the tsunami and nuclear reactor damage caused the automaker’s grip on the performance car market to slip. Now, as the Detroit Free Press reports, Honda is gearing up to dominate once more, thanks to a Read on! →

Automotive News reports that Subaru, the only Japanese automotive brand to manage an increase in U.S. sales over each of the past three years, has a new slogan. For the purposes of global branding, the car that Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., built shall soon be referred to as “Confidence in Motion.” Subaru’s L.A. presence will Read on! →

Auto collectors nationwide are currently green with envy, reports Auto Week. Snatching up the oldest classic Porsche sold in America tends to stir the pot of jealousy. That’s exactly what Robert Wilson of Oklahoma City, Okla., did when he found a 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet in a salvage yard. 1952 Porsche 356 Cabriolet won the Read on! →