Away from the new car reveals and press conferences, there are some great things to see.
Nov 19, 2015
The Sentra, in fact, is Nissan’s second-best selling vehicle in Canada, behind only the Rogue crossover
Nov 18, 2015
What is it
Nov 18, 2015
Compact hatch joins Juke in program that allows buyers to ‘make it yours’
Nov 17, 2015
Benz likes to refer to the Metris as ‘right-sized’ and its target markets are the trades, delivery, and hotel shuttle services
Oct 08, 2015
Survey says many consumers would pay for protection
Aug 05, 2015
Got a fabulous tech idea? Then Honda wants to hear from you
Jul 31, 2015
“We hope to cut in half the number of collisions involving our vehicles by 2030”
Jul 24, 2015
Online poll details what triggers driver anger
Jul 15, 2015
And now for something completely different: The Beatnik Bubbletop - a crazy retro-futuristic award-winning car which began as a 1955 Ford - is going on the block at Auctions America's event July 17-18 in Santa Monica, Calif., and is expected to fetch $150,000-$200,000 (U.S.). Created by Gary "Chopit" Fioto, this eclectic lavender ride features the front bumper from a 1959 Cadillac, a rear bumper from a 1958 Caddy and finned taillights from a 1960 Chrysler. Its chassis is from a 1988 Lincoln Town Car and the engine is powered by a Chevrolet 350-cubic-inch V-8. "Being a person who loves art deco and is inspired by custom cars of the '40s, '50s, and '60s, I decided I would like to build something similar to cars I remembered from my childhood," Fioto told hotrod.com several years ago. "There was always that one car that stood out from the crowd. I decided I wanted to build something of that stature. I wanted to be noticed by people while driving down the road." Mission accomplished. But what exactly does the Long Island, N.Y., car customizer believe is vital when constructing such a one-of-a-kind car? "It's gotta have attitude. That's what I look for when I chop a car," Fioto told Street Rodder magazine. "I look for coolness. Whatever makes the car look good is what I go for - it's just got to say something to me; it's got to look like it's moving, even when standing still." And, of course, it also has to have air conditioning - which indeed, the Beatnik does - because life in a Bubbletop on a sunny day can get painfully hot, no matter how cool you look.
Jul 13, 2015
Darren McGee is an editor and writer for Globe Drive.