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Reality Show Fame and a Ride "So Pimpy, It's Disgusting"new

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to a guy who travels with his family in a Christian singing group as a child, grows up to host a local Saturday night horror program as a vampire Elvis (using an Eastern European accent learned from his immigrant grandparents), and turns his lifelong love of cars and motorcycles into a successful business, then you might tune into History Channel’s Counting Cars (Tuesdays, 10 p.m.), which starts filming its second season this fall.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Kristen Peterson  |  09-25-2012  |  Profiles & Interviews

Driving in Circlesnew

Proposition 33, funded by a billionaire insurance-company owner who says he's acting in your best interests, reappears on the ballot.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Catherine Zaw  |  08-23-2012  |  Transportation

The Bicycle Diaries of a Big Girl: Not easy being greennew

Katelyn attempts a cycling challenge with a focus on green living. Find out if she fails. *SPOILER ALERT* She does.
NUVO  |  Katelyn Coyne  |  04-06-2012  |  Sports

Speed is colorblindnew

Post-racial America thrives at the Eastside Speedway drag strip
C-Ville Weekly  |  Kyle Daly  |  07-12-2011  |  Recreation

Booting is a Legal Scamnew

Worse, there's nowhere to turn when wrongly booted.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Besha Rodell  |  05-25-2011  |  Transportation

A Driving Force Behind Safer Streets Asks Connecticut for Red-light Camerasnew

Shortly after a hearing about the use of red-light cameras in New Haven, I was nearly hit by a black Mercedes SUV speeding through a red light. Unfortunately, I'm not alone: Too many people in New Haven are endangered by red-light runners.
New Haven Advocate  |  Betsy Yagla  |  12-29-2009  |  Transportation

Silicon Valley's Nascent Auto Industry is on a Rollnew

In the past 12 months, green technology, in general, and automotive tech, in particular, have become the fastest-growing sectors of the American economy. The prospect of a new, sustainable automotive industry has already sparked a gold rush in the private sector.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Eric Johnson  |  10-22-2009  |  Business & Labor

Small Is The New Big: Will Americans Have to be Shoehorned into Their Cars?new

As the world gets figuratively smaller, so too are cars getting smaller. Literally. And I don't imagine the average American (read: large) is going to like it.
Artvoice  |  Jim Corbran  |  10-09-2009  |  Culture

The Toyota Prius Isn't the Angel Everyone Thinks It Isnew

The Prius is one of the great success stories of the last decade, becoming the one car synonymous with "hybrid." But between serious safety and environmental concerns, some critics think it helped kill the electric car.
Houston Press  |  Paul Knight  |  04-28-2009  |  Transportation

Car-Buying on eBay: Yikes!new

If you're looking for something completely different in a set of wheels, eBay's the place to go. In a matter of a few minutes I stumbled across these gems.
Artvoice  |  Jim Corbran  |  09-15-2008  |  Shopping

Nashville's Scooter Riders Say They Might as Well Be Invisiblenew

You would think someone riding a praying mantis-like vehicle the color of a strawberry milk shake could make it through workday traffic without cheating death. Not in Nashville, where rising gas prices and the attendant popularity of pump-friendly scooters are creating all new hybrids of traffic hazards and road rage.
Nashville Scene  |  Tracy Moore  |  09-12-2008  |  Transportation

Kate Watson-Wallace Throws Dance Theater into Overdrive with 'Car'new

A 2007 Pew Fellow in choreography and director of one of the most anticipated shows of this year’s Live Arts Festival, Watson-Wallace became a rising star of modern dance by dropping out of school and discovering that Philadelphia is a cool place for a young, stubborn and broke-as-a-joke dancer to land.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  08-25-2008  |  Performance

No Car, No Problem: One Portland Family Gets Onto Their Bikesnew

When you're joyful that gas has dropped to about $4 per gallon, it’s not hard to figure out why people are giving up on driving. But how easy is it to get rid of owning your car for good?
Willamette Week  |  Lillian Hogan  |  08-06-2008  |  Transportation

Man vs. Mileage: Inside the Mind of a Hypermilernew

Mike Turner is just one of a growing legion of people who identify themselves as hypermilers. They make up a community of drivers committed to taking the edge off of rapidly rising fuel costs through a combination of practical design and driving-style modifications, and in some cases, controversial techniques.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Kennedy Spencer  |  07-31-2008  |  Transportation

In Stuttgart, the Mercedez Benz Museum Writes a High-Gloss Version of Automotive Historynew

The museum not only pays tribute to a particularly expensive brand of automobile, it also offers up a history of the entire twentieth century, framed by the invention of a new method of motorized travel in 1885 and the widespread recognition of global warming today.
New Haven Advocate  |  Eric Goldscheider  |  07-22-2008  |  Travel

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