Stop What You’re Doing and Take a Moment to Appreciate the Original Fiat Panda

From what I can tell, modern life feels like it’s composed of about 87 percent bullshit. Sure, there’s good stuff floating around, but there’s just a colossal amount of bullshit-wading one has to do to get there. That’s why I think it’s important to pa…

Meh Car Monday: What Was the Point of the Scion xD?

I’ll preface this one with a reminder that Meh Cars are not necessarily bad cars. Sometimes they’re good cars that just don’t have much reason to be, or anything to actually do. It’s like if you believe in reincarnation, the idea that a wonderful, cari…

Read About Restoring the Oldest Production Volkswagen Beetle in This Intensely Detailed Book

It’s possible that the Volkswagen Beetle has one of the most complicated and often disturbing origin stories of any car, which is why there’s often so much fascination surrounding really early cars. Very early cars are notoriously difficult to find, wh…

A Car Battery Exploded in My House and I’m Not Really Sure Why

In general, I try to avoid in-home explosions when I can. I mean, nobody’s perfect, and, sure, some explosions are going to slip through the cracks, right? Of course they will. Like the explosion that must have happened last night, to a car battery I k…

Let’s Try and Help Fulfill Someone’s Wish For Classic Cars at His Funeral

This is a sad story. It’s about a man who died, but also a sweet story about a devoted brother. I just got an email from a man named Paul, whose brother just passed away after years of struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s. His brother was a true gearh…

The Mail Bombing Suspect’s White Van Looks Exactly Like You’re Imagining It Looks

I’m a huge proponent of vans overall. I think the simple, basic one-box van design is one of the most effective motor vehicle designs of all time. I think vans can be cool and stylish and fun. But even I have to admit that white vans have something of …

Reminder: Cars Don’t Have Bumpers Anymore and That Sucks

I’m not sure if you saw this story this morning, but modern cars are absolutely outrageously expensive to fix after even a minor collision. Some of this has to do with all the cameras and sensors and robotic feely-bits crammed into the extremities of c…