• Is there an “end to the road” regarding fuel prices?

    When will it stop? Every time I turn the corner, that electronic gas price board is changing! When will the petroleum companies put the brakes on consumer fuel costs? Don’t hold your breath! There are a lot of variables out there that dictate what we pay at the pump. While the sweet crude barrel of(…)

  • A Bugatti Plane of the Future…From the Past is Ready to Fly

    In the 1930’s, Ettore Bugatti worked day and night to create his 900bhp, 500mph racing plane. This 100P was going to be Bugatti’s meal ticket in the Deutsch de le Merthe Cup, a race of the skies over Paris. The original plan was to build a plane with two 4.9-litre engines that each got a(…)

  • Pope’s Harley Sold for $327,000 at Charity Auction

    Pope Francis’ Harley-Davidson is back on the roads.  However, the Pope is not the rider – no matter how modern he is.  The bike was purchased for 241,500 euros ($327,000) by an unspecified European buyer at a Paris auction to benefit charity. The Bonhams auction house said the telephone buyer agreed to pay much more(…)

  • Tesla Breaks into Top 5 Car Brands

    Despite being the youngest automaker in the nation, Tesla Motors Inc. ranks in the top five brands among people surveyed by “Consumer Reports.” Tesla was fifth in the poll, a large gain from 11th last year.  It ranked behind Toyota, Ford and Honda, as well as General Motors’ Chevrolet.  The results are from a December(…)

  • Stern Pinball Unveils Mustang Game at Chicago Auto Show

    Stern Pinball unveiled its Ford Mustang-themed games at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 6 and 7, during media preview’s prior to the show’s public opening on Feb. 8. Ford spotlighted its eagerly anticipated 2015 Mustang 50th anniversary model at the show.  The exhibition was open to the public through Feb. 17 at the North(…)

Is there an “end to the road” regarding fuel prices?

Is there an “end to the road” regarding fuel prices? 0

When will it stop? Every time I turn the corner, that electronic gas price board is changing! When will the petroleum companies put the brakes on consumer fuel costs? Don’t hold your breath! There are a lot of variables out there that dictate what we pay at the pump. While the sweet crude barrel of(…)

Tesla Breaks into Top 5 Car Brands

Tesla Breaks into Top 5 Car Brands 0

Despite being the youngest automaker in the nation, Tesla Motors Inc. ranks in the top five brands among people surveyed by “Consumer Reports.” Tesla was fifth in the poll, a large gain from 11th last year.  It ranked behind Toyota, Ford and Honda, as well as General Motors’ Chevrolet.  The results are from a December(…)

Stern Pinball Unveils Mustang Game at Chicago Auto Show

Stern Pinball Unveils Mustang Game at Chicago Auto Show 0

Stern Pinball unveiled its Ford Mustang-themed games at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 6 and 7, during media preview’s prior to the show’s public opening on Feb. 8. Ford spotlighted its eagerly anticipated 2015 Mustang 50th anniversary model at the show.  The exhibition was open to the public through Feb. 17 at the North(…)

Sinkhole Swallows Eight Corvettes in the National Museum

Sinkhole Swallows Eight Corvettes in the National Museum 0

Bowling Green, KY- The National Corvette Museum has eight fewer Corvettes in its possession today after a sinkhole that stretches to 40-feet-wide and 20-feet-deep literally swallowed them whole. No one was in the museum when the sinkhole occurred and the Bowling Green Fire Department quickly sealed off the affected area. The museum was home to dozens(…)

The Shop Truck: Why would I want exhaust headers?

The Shop Truck: Why would I want exhaust headers? 1

Ever since we ran our exhaust replacement story in the fall, we’ve been asked (and have started debating) why exhaust headers are such a good thing, given the price, installation difficulties, and maintenance they require. So let’s talk about that. First a quick progress update: If you are a Blast Cars reader, and you’ve followed(…)

Ford Teams Up With MIT, Stanford to Advance Automated Driving Research

Ford Teams Up With MIT, Stanford to Advance Automated Driving Research 1

Ford is embarking on new automated driving research projects with MIT and Stanford as part of its Blueprint for Mobility project, which envisions fully automated vehicles on the road around 2025. The research with MIT focuses on scenario planning, which will allow cars to predict the actions of other vehicles and pedestrians.  The work at(…)

Self-Driving Cars A Real Possibility

Self-Driving Cars A Real Possibility 0

Robot cars may be on the roads within the next decade, said a recent IHS Automotive study.  The study claims that 54 million robot cars will be on the streets by 2035 and that nearly all autos will be driverless by 2050. The auto industry is increasingly dedicated to bringing commercially viable self-driving models to(…)

5 Things to Know If You Missed the North American International Auto Show

5 Things to Know If You Missed the North American International Auto Show 0

The North American International Auto Show revealed big trends in the auto industry.  Here are the top five things you should know if you missed the auto show:  1. Glimpse of the Future Infiniti, Kia, Volkswagen, Nissan, Audi, Mini, Volvo, Honda, and others showed concepts – experimental cars that test design ideas and new technology.  Toyota’s(…)