How a long drive alone saved my life

It's quite possible my 1992 Miata—faded reddish paint, worn driver's seat, cloudy plastic rear window and all—saved my life. Not in the way that cars are supposed to, with airbags deploying and crumple zones crumpling and lots of drama. It was much more gradual than that, slower and quieter and mostly internal. » 10/31/14 4:53pm 10/31/14 4:53pm

Some cars are headaches, others are the cure

I'm proud to announce that after a year or more of dithering, equivocating, making excuses, procrastinating, and generally messing myself and others around, I've finally taken matters in hand and made what is quite possibly a gargantuan mistake. » 10/18/14 4:19pm 10/18/14 4:19pm

The next Bugatti Veyron? Meh.

The words barely penetrated my waking consciousness, but something registered from the pages of a weekly British car magazine: "Bugatti Veyron replacement will have over 1500 hp and hit 290 mph." Whatever. I couldn't care less, I thought, as I went off to water the tomato plants. Ten years ago I'd have struggled to… » 10/17/14 9:19am 10/17/14 9:19am

Junkyard home-decor for your Hot Wheels

Once again, someone cooked up a stellar lifehack that involves Hot Wheels cars. Earlier this year, Zach Bowman shared how he uses everyone's favorite die-casts to give bank ATM fees the finger. Now, the dudes at BangShift have given everyone (more) reason to raid their local junkyards. » 9/16/14 1:15pm 9/16/14 1:15pm