Everyone speeds. Whether it's just a mile or two over the limit while you're in a parking structure (yes, most covered parking areas post speed limits...and very low speed limits, by the way), or if you're quickly shifting your way up to sixth gear as you blast your way onto the expressway, everyone is guilty of speeding at some point in their driving history. But what happens if you're caught while driving at 100-plus miles per hour? Craig Howie from AOL Autos recently wrote an interesting article that describes the methods Highway Patrol officers can employ to clock your actual speed as you reach those triple-digit numbers. These range from radar guns to camera systems and even aircraft in some states. But what's more interesting is how varied the states are in their punishment.

After record-breaking sales in 2008, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Automotive News that 2009 presents a "big challenge" for the company to remain profitable. He's not kidding...Lamborghini's sales numbers don't look very good for the first two months of the year. In fact, Winkelmann said that sales are already off by "slightly less" than 40 percent in the early stages of 2009. Last year, despite the downward trend of the global economy, Lamborghini somehow managed to sell 2,430 units -- a record year for the Italian luxury sports car company. A recent increase in order cancellations seems to be the trend. Customers are walking away from agreements right at the point where they would normally be picking up their new car at the dealership.

Thinking about trading in the old car that's sitting in your driveway? Maybe you're hoping to pick up a flashy new model just like the one you saw on the showroom floor recently? Who could blame you, really? It sure feels good when you're driving around town in a shiny new car. Or maybe you're beginning to look at your car in a slightly different light: Sure, it needs a new set of tires, a brake job and an oil change...maybe even a tune up...but underneath all of that dust and tree sap is a reliable vehicle. If you put a little effort into it, perhaps you could keep your car on the road just a little while longer. After all, why go through the hassle and added expense of buying a new car when you have reasonably good transportation right at your fingertips?

After a great deal of speculation over the past several years, Tesla Motors has officially announced that it's opening a Midwest Regional Sales & Service Center in Chicago, Ill. Set to open this spring, the Chicago store will be located at 1053 W. Grand Avenue, near the Kennedy Expressway in the River West neighborhood. According to the latest Tesla Motors press release, "The location gives prospective customers the opportunity to experience Tesla's best-in-class performance under a range of driving conditions, including highways and urban streets." To date, Tesla Motors has only two retail locations; both of which are in California -- one in Los Angeles and the other in Menlo Park. The Chicago store is the first of seven new locations in the works for 2009. The other six cities that Tesla is targeting are London, Miami, Seattle, Manhattan, Washington, D.C. and Munich, Germany.

For whatever reason, it seems that we're always intrigued when a retail outlet or warehouse club offers an unusual piece of merchandise. Take for instance the recent Sam's Club Once-in-a-Lifetime Holiday Package that featured an electric "Super Car" from Hybrid Technologies. The electric sports car carried a $100,000 price tag and it sold almost immediately. Of course, these unusual items don't have to be automotive-related to garner attention. Look no further than Costco for another good example. Costco sells caskets. Actually, they sell caskets, urns for human remains, urns for pet remains, keepsakes and sympathy flowers, too. A bit strange at first, but over the past several years the public has seemed to accept the idea that they can buy tires, potato chips and caskets all in one stop. And while it may not sound quite as strange as caskets at Costco, in May of this year, some Best Buy locations will begin selling Brammo Enertia motorcycles.

During a ceremony held yesterday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was announced as the Pace Car for the 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500. According to a statement made by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Camaro Pace Car will be running completely stock out in front of the 33 competitors on race day: "Powered by the 6.2-liter LS3 all-aluminum Chevy V-8, the all-new 2010 Camaro produces 426 horsepower at 5,900 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. It features a Tremec six-speed manual transmission and 3.45 axle ratio. No drivetrain or suspension modifications are required to prepare the Camaro for its Pace Car duties. The only modifications to the vehicle include a fully integrated strobe system, including a GM-designed custom light bar utilizing Whelen 500 series linear strobes."

You may have a hard time believing this, but it's true -- Ford Motor Company is giving away cars! It's all part of the Ford "Fiesta Movement" that's currently underway, and if you're not in yet, well, maybe you should consider it. The 2011 Ford Fiesta, a car that Motor Trend called a "Gotta Have" car, is headed to U.S. roads, but not until early 2010. Ford is providing a few individuals (they're calling them "special agents," by the way) with the chance to be the first in the nation to drive the new Fiesta, at no cost to the driver, for six months. The Ford Fiesta Movement Web site says, "As a driver, you'll receive monthly secret assignments from Ford Mission Control that will take you to places you've never been, to meet people you've never met, and to experiences you'll never forget. And you'll bring your friends and followers along for the ride."

Bentley Motors, part of the Volkswagen Group has just announced the release of the Bentley Continental Supersports -- a car that they're calling, "the fastest and most powerful Bentley ever." That says a lot when you're talking about a company that has a 90-year history...a history that includes a long list of Grand Touring cars, ultra luxury cars and several outright race cars. In the early part of the 20th century, Bentley cars were known for their speed and superior performance. Of course, they remain just as strong today, but they're typically better known as symbols of style and elegance. The new Continental Supersports model is said to offer prospective buyers 621 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque from a 6-liter, twin-turbocharged, W12 engine that rockets the 4,939-pound car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, according to the Bentley Motors press release.

The start of the 2009 Formula One racing season is about a month away and it's really beginning to look as if Honda's F1 team may not be lining up with the rest of the competition in Melbourne, Australia, at the end of March. In a statement made by Honda Motor Co., on December 5, 2008, Honda made the "extremely difficult decision" to pull out of all Formula One activities. They put their F1 team up for sale citing the "deteriorating operating environment facing the global auto industry, brought on by the sub-prime problem in the United States, the deepening credit crisis and the sudden contraction of the world economies" as the reasoning behind their action. Perhaps this is understandable when you consider that the Honda F1 team is believed to have an operating budget of more than $300 million per year.

Can you picture yourself behind the wheel of some of the world's fastest (and most expensive) exotic cars? Most drivers dream about it, but simply don't have the cash to make it a reality. Is there a way to park a Lamborghini in your driveway for jus ...