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What is a charity road rally? Which causes do these events benefit, and what makes them so popular? What do you need to know about participating in or supporting a road rally? Tune in to find out. See more »

If you listen to the High Speed Stuff podcast on a regular basis, then you may have heard me mention that I own a go-kart. At this point, I've had it for more than 20 years and it still makes me smile every time I take it out for a spin around the neighborhood -- which isn't nearly often enough, by the way. See more »

Today I have another question for you. This one is inspired by a brief (yet eye-opening) conversation I had last evening with a co-worker here in the HowStuffWorks.com office. I'll protect his identity -- you know, in the unlikely event there happens to be any backlash. See more »

If you read Car and Driver, then I invite you to pick up your September 2009 print edition and have a quick look at the bottom of page 121. There, you'll find a very short paragraph about the Morgan Aero SuperSports, the car set to replace the Morgan AeroMax for 2010. I've always liked the styling... See more »

They say timing is everything. But after reading today's breaking news about the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) -- aka Cash for Clunkers -- being suspended after only a few days, which was shortly followed by the announcement that the program is to be extended, well...I've got to say, I think our timing is pretty good. And since the program has been headline news for a while... See more »

In yesterday's post, I told you that charities are the reason that Congress decided on 18 miles per gallon as the limit on "clunker" trade-ins. Yet, despite that major modification of the program -- which, by the way, was intended to alleviate some of the concerns that charities had prior to the start of Cash for Clunkers -- a lot of charities are still unhappy. Just read this article from NPR's Elizabeth Shogren if you want verification of that. But they're not the only ones that don't like it... See more »

If you've read my past few posts about the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), also called the Cash for Clunkers program, then I'm guessing that by now that you've also gone to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official CARS Web site, www.cars.gov, to take a look the program rules. And after you examined those rules, I'm wondering if you had the same question I had... See more »

If you take a look back at my post from Friday, you'll see that somewhere near the end I mentioned that today might be a good day to explore some potential replacement cars and trucks for your so-called clunker. Well, you're not going to believe what I stumbled upon over the weekend -- two extremely helpful lists from Edmunds.com that are going to make this a whole lot easier than I thought (for both of us, really). See more »

Just yesterday, I gave you a few tips that may spare you the anguish of someone taking advantage of you in the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) -- aka Cash for Clunkers. Basically, it boiled down to one suggestion: Use the NHTSA's official Car Allowance Rebate System Web site, www.cars.gov, for all program information. But how do you find out if your car is truly a clunker? Well, Ford Motor Company can tell you -- and you don't even need to drive to the dealership to get the answer. See more »

By now it's probably safe to say that you've heard about the Car Allowance Rebate System, or CARS program. No? Well then maybe you're familiar with its slang name: Cash for Clunkers. Yeah, I thought you'd recognize that one. It's funny, but up until just a few days ago, I didn't know the program's official name either. However, even with just that little bit of information in-hand, you may be able to save yourself from getting scammed in the process. Intrigued? See more »