A C6 Corvette Z06 would be a great addition to anyone’s garage, but sometimes spouses and significant others need a little convincing to go along with a tightly sprung sports car that’s not exactly the most practical. An anonymous Chevy aficionado put together this very convincing slideshow presentation on SlideBoom.com, making a strong argument that the black Corvette of his dreams is actually a very sound decision.
Old Cupid is at it again, as Valentine’s Day brings together old flames and new potential lovers for a night of painting the town red. We picked our favorite cars with great-looking crimson finish options from each segment. I’ll take that in red, please.
With its class-leading 38 highway mpg even in the least-expensive base model and flowing styling, the Altima makes a fun family sedan alternative. The Altima’s CVT transmission features smooth, painless operation and is one of the better units on the market.
Mercedes-Benz is turning up the heat in the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVII with the help of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Kate Upton, showing off the brand’s all-new compact CLA sedan.
One of multiple Benz ads coming to the big game, this deviously teasing 90-second spot shows how supermodels roll when it’s time to wash the car: they get a bunch of football players to do it for them.
If nothing else, it’s the best look yet we have at Mercedes’ latest addition its model lineup. The compact CLA will be priced from around $30,000 to slot in below the C-Class Sedan, and will go on sale later this year. We’ll bring you plenty more Super Bowl advertising gold as the Feb. 3 Big Game approaches.
Have you ever wondered what life was like more than 100 years ago? Take a trip back in time to 1906 with what may be the earliest “dash cam” video in existence.
Shot from the front of a streetcar running along Market Street in San Francisco just 4 days before one of the most devastating earthquakes in history, this heartwarming short film shows everyday people going about their daily business in a time when Theodore Roosevelt was President, the Ford Model T was not yet in production, and horse-and-buggies still outnumbered automobiles.
There doesn’t appear to be any rhyme or reason to traffic patterns, and pedestrians and motorists seem to have no qualms about darting across within inches of the slow-moving streetcar. Makes tri-turbo engines and voice-controlled touchscreen navigation systems seem a little excessive, doesn’t it?
Porter, Monty and Ginny are three rescue dogs with checkered pasts, including seizure by the SPCA due to owner abuse, and time wandering the streets. Using a MINI Countryman with special modifications similar to those used by special-needs drivers, the dogs were taught to successfully drive the car around a test track, working the ignition, transmission, steering, throttle and brakes.
No one is suggesting doggie drivers for the disabled here, it was merely an exercise to show the incredible level of intelligence these animals possess.
Don’t believe us? Watch Porter drive the MINI for yourself.