Honda Smacks Down General Motors

This is a story of not only determination but lots of hard work. It’s a reminder that individuals can sometimes make a big difference, even when up against major corporations. Here’s a story about how a brilliant engineer proved General Motors wrong. How it started In...

Why Are Cars Still Designed with Clay?

Car designers still use clay to mockup cars. Most people find this somewhat surprising considering that stylists now have powerful computers and virtual reality at their fingertips. The car styling industry certainly does use computer tools but most still rely on the...

Fuel economy: the video game

Fuel economy is not a spectator sport. The kind of mileage you get is not dependent just on the kind of car you drive, it’s also affected by how you drive it. This involves things like your average speed, how hard you accelerate from stops and what kind of condition...

A Car That Runs on Pee

A team of researchers has developed a method of turning urine into electricity. Yes, you read that right, urine into electricity. Although not a great deal of power is being produced by this technology at the present time, the results are encouraging. Driving the...

The first muscle car made in the United States

General Motors’ Oldsmobile of 1949 was a perfect combination of a lighter than usual body and a big, powerful engine. Because of this, it became a darling among NASCAR drivers. This popularity translated into considerable buyer demand. In retrospect, the Model 88...