In 1971, a successful race car from the mid-1960s was driven into a California storage unit, and then forgotten by almost everyone for the next 30 years. But that’s not the most interesting part of this car’s story, to say the least.
In crowded city streets, where people and cars share the same space, pedestrian-automobile accidents are simply unavoidable. But did you know those collisions, many of them fatal, have influenced the way your entire car is designed?
Nearly 100 years ago the crime of “jaywalking” was created. But do you want to know the most surprising part of the story? It’s the groups responsible for getting this law on the books in the first place.
We promise, this is not a rerun! Although similar to a topic we covered a few months ago, we’ve shifted our focus from driving a car to car-ownership for this latest ranking of the best and worst states and cities.
If you’re a car enthusiast, consider the countries mentioned in this episode as a list of places that you don’t ever want to live. Listen in as the CarStuff guys talk about some of the worst (and most expensive) places in the world to buy a car.
The camouflage that automakers meticulously design to conceal new vehicles only seems to make them stand out from everything else on the road. Isn’t that the opposite of what camo is supposed to do? Why bother using camouflage at all?
Don’t feel bad if you’ve never heard of this sort of thing. At this point, car subscription services haven’t really haven’t been around all that long. Join Scott and Ben as they delve into this relatively new way for automakers to do business.
One Michigan museum is offering you the chance to get behind the wheel of an antique Model T for a driving lesson. Listen in as Scott and Ben tell you where it’s happening, and what you can expect from this unusual driver’s training course.
Don't blame the design engineers! They're just one of several groups that play a role in car design and production. Join Scott and Ben as they discuss some surprising (and not-so-surprising) reasons why a lot of cars are simply ... well, boring.
California wants to rid its roadways of all combustion engine-powered cars. But does the state really have the authority to ban the internal combustion engine? Listen in as Scott and Ben talk about California’s proposed plan to go all-electric.
Up to one million cars and trucks have been damaged in the flood waters left behind by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Listen in as Scott and Ben tell you how to avoid buying a hurricane damaged car or truck.
Have you ever owned a car that continually made you feel anxious and unsure about the next mile due to its lack of reliability? Some cars seem to be trouble right from the start, while others become a burden later on.
If you’re familiar with CarStuff, then you’ll know that this is not going to be a typical minivan discussion. Join Scott and Ben as they reveal some little-known facts about the history and development of the minivan.
If you own a vehicle, you understand that there are hidden costs of ownership -- including maintenance. But have you ever considered what your maintenance bill would look like if you owned a rare exotic sports car?
Have you ever noticed the Italian speaking spider under your fuel door or the shark in your glovebox? Those are two real-life examples of hidden, often whimsical, details that automotive designers have included in production cars.