Occasionally, one might happen across mention of something called the “Chicken Tax” and how it prevents people from being able to buy light pickups. It’s an import tax, deviously applied to the automotive industry, which has yielded some interesting ways of avoiding it. Hey, Hey, LBJ, How Much Chicken Tax You Pay? A large reason Read on! →

Automotive News reports that BMW has pulled out of talks with General Motors that were intended to lead to a cooperative partnership for producing fuel cell technology to power future vehicles. BMW has voiced its intention to partner with Toyota. According to BMW AG spokesman Alexander Bilgeri, GM is still in talks with BMW, but Read on! →

A new scam is targeting motorists worldwide. It is an email alert demanding drivers pay up for an old speeding ticket in New York State. Opening the attached zip file looses a Trojan Horse virus in the recipient’s computer. This is not the only traffic ticket scam out there. Could be used to steal identity Read on! →

Ram is putting its best foot forward as it distances itself from Dodge. The 2013 Ram 1500 is, by all accounts, tough as nails. And it squeezes more miles out of a gallon than any other full-size pickup before it. Ram 1500 launches Ram line Chrysler, majority-owned owned by Italian automaker Fiat SpA, is launching Read on! →

A NASA scientist recently conducted an experiment to see how many drivers would swerve to hit a small animal on the side of the road. He found that six out of 100 drivers make a sport of roadkill. Roadkill Mythbuster Mark Rober, a Mechanical Engineer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, conducted the simple experiment on Read on! →

Authorities in South Dakota have yanked the “Don’t Jerk and Drive” campaign from rotation. The decision was made to pull the ads and materials, as they feel it sends the wrong message and might rub some people the wrong way. Don’t Jerk and Drive does NOT mean what you think The otherwise fine state of Read on! →

Automakers, driven by ever-toughening government standards and a desire to end dependency on foreign oil, have all been experimenting with alternative fuels and technologies. Although electric vehicles have gotten most of the press, theirs is not the only green technology available. Natural gas cars run cheaper, cleaner and more efficiently than gasoline engines; plus they Read on! →

In “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith,” Anakin Skywalker’s survives when he dons the techno suit that will come to personify his image as Darth Vader. For 7-year-old Max Page of Los Angeles, Calif., aka “Little Darth Vader” from the highly popular Volkswagen Super Bowl television commercial, heart surgery on Thursday has Read on! →

Ferdinand Alexander Porsche has died in Salzburg, Austria, at the age of 76. Porsche was the famed designer of the original, iconic Porsche 911 sports car. A design legacy Porsche rose to international prominence in 1963 when he introduced the original Porsche 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. He was only 27 at the time. Read on! →

The new 2013 hybrid Ford Fusion has earned the bragging rights to call itself the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the land. It’s EPA score approaches the Prius liftback for miles per gallon. Hybrid Ford Fusion earns all 47s The hybrid version of the popular Ford Fusion has earned 47 mpg across the board; on Read on! →