Two top celebrities announced, within days of each other, that they will be auctioning off their personal automobiles for charity. Their cars and their charities are quite different, however, highlighting the ideological differences between George Clooney and Jay Leno. Celebrity car auction The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, held in August, is a celebrity-studded automobile event Read on! →

Cash for Clunkers is no more, and many auto industry analysts are saying that’s the reason vehicle sales suffered last month. About 5 million fewer cars sold in September than in August, down to 9 million from 14 million. “I’ve never seen a rollercoaster ride like this,” said Ken Czubay, vice president of U.S. sales Read on! →

Debate over the effectiveness and the constitutionality of red light cameras has been heated over the past year. Traditionally mounted at intersections, the traffic watchdog cameras may be finding yet another place to monitor impatient motorists. Many communities are now debating the possibility of putting the cameras onto school buses. Mounted on folding stop sign Read on! →

Sales of hybrid vehicles have been less brisk than automakers would like, and automakers widely attributed the reason to the high entry cost of a hybrid. For those interested in a hybrid, but wondering when the break-even point of saving money will occur, the U.S. Department of Energy has you covered. The department has started Read on! →

Nissan has just announced that it will take reservations for the Leaf for customers who have had to wait to purchase one. The supply of available Leaf cars has dwindled to practically nil after the earthquake and tsunami badly disrupted the Japanese car industry. Now that production is resuming, customers can make a reservation for Read on! →

Several months ago, it was confirmed that the Scion FR-S, also known as the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT-86, would definitely have a convertible version. Unfortunately, the United States is going to miss out on the FR-S convertible. Cheap and cheerful FR-S could not avoid getting a soft top There was a lot of anticipation Read on! →

Many years ago, the federal government ordered that gasoline be blended with corn ethanol, basically moonshine, tying our gas supply to our corn supply. This year, the corn harvest has been abysmal after the worst drought in living memory, meaning higher ethanol blends are a more daunting proposition. EPA petitioned to postpone E15 after corn Read on! →

Recently, BP, aka British Petroleum, issued a gas recall for gasoline from an Indiana refinery that had been contaminated. Though contaminated fuel can play havoc with a vehicle’s power train and people should be aware of it, it is an incredibly rare instance. BP gas recall a rare instance The oil spill was apparently not Read on! →

If you’re in the market for a used vehicle, you may run across rebuilt car titles. While the definition varies from state to state, authorities like CarFax define rebuilt car titles as titles attached to salvaged vehicles that have been repaired and restored to working condition and passed inspection. In most cases, such vehicles had Read on! →