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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook yesterday at 20:30. 2 comments

Coolio — 'Gangsta’s Paradise'

Coolio — 'Gangsta’s Paradise'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

I played this out of respect for our former Editor-in-Chief Patrick George this weekend and learned that the music video has Michelle fucking Pfeiffer in it.

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 07, 2019 at 08:15. 3 comments

The 2020 Fiat 124, An 'Italian-Designed, Fun-To-Drive' Car, Lives For Now

The 2020 Fiat 124, An 'Italian-Designed, Fun-To-Drive' Car, Lives For Now

Rumors are that the Fiat 124 , an Italian roadster built on the bones of the current Mazda Miata, is dead in Europe. The company has confirmed to me that the car is not dead in America, though, at least for the 2020 model year.

The Mazda Miata-Based Fiat 124 Is Probably Not Getting A Replacement

The Fiat 124 shares underpinnings with the Mazda Miata, which is good, because the Miata is a...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 07, 2019 at 06:15. 11 comments

Elon Musk Wins Bizarre 'Pedo-Guy' Lawsuit

Elon Musk Wins Bizarre 'Pedo-Guy' Lawsuit

A jury found Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk not liable in the defamation lawsuit brought against him by British caver Vernon Unsworth, who Musk claimed was a “pedo guy” in a tweet last year.

The jury deliberated for a mere three hours.

Here’s more from CNBC:

“My faith in humanity is restored,” said Musk in court after the verdict was delivered. The jury deliberated for less than three hours in...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 07, 2019 at 05:15. 15 comments

TEN Publishing Kills 19 Automotive Print Publications Including Automobile: Memo

TEN Publishing Kills 19 Automotive Print Publications Including Automobile: Memo

TEN Publishing, the publisher behind enthusiast magazines like Motor Trend, Hot Rod, Automobile, and a lot more, has announced it is shutting down print operations for 19 of its 22 titles next year.

The three remaining titles that will continue to publish in print are Motor Trend, Hot Rod, and Four Wheeler, according to a memo from MotorTrend Group president and General Manager Alex Wellen...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 06, 2019 at 02:25. 12 comments

Nissan Still Hasn't Sold All 50 Of Its Radical GT-R50

Nissan Still Hasn't Sold All 50 Of Its Radical GT-R50

The Nissan GT-R50 was a radical redesign of the Nissan GT-R by Italdesign when it debuted in the summer of last year, but after announcing a limited production run, Nissan still hasn’t sold all 50 of the cars it plans to produce.

The Nissan GT-R50 By Italdesign Is The Best-Looking GT-R Ever

You’ll remember Italdesign as the company responsible for that batshit, carbon-bodied Lamborghini…

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 05, 2019 at 22:35. 15 comments

Why The 2019 Subaru STI S209 Is A Pain To Even Sell In America

Why The 2019 Subaru STI S209 Is A Pain To Even Sell In America

The 2019 Subaru STI S209 may just look like a modified Subaru sedan on the outside, but it’s technically a product of STI, Subaru’s motorsports division. When STI went to homologate the car to our crash and emissions regulations separately from Subaru, it faced one setback: the U.S. government couldn’t wrap its head around what exactly the car was supposed to be.

The 2019 Subaru WRX STI...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 05, 2019 at 05:00. 23 comments

BMW Won't Charge You A Ridiculous Annual Fee To Use Apple CarPlay Anymore

BMW Won't Charge You A Ridiculous Annual Fee To Use Apple CarPlay Anymore

Earlier this year, BMW was widely called out for the pettiest of price gouging by charging owners $80 a year to use Apple CarPlay, a feature that is often included in infotainment packages on much cheaper cars elsewhere. To save some face, BMW has decided to not do that anymore.

At least since 2016, BMW has charged its customers $300 up front for Apple CarPlay connectivity with its...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 04, 2019 at 22:05. 16 comments

James Bond Seems Pissed And The DB5 Has Gatling Guns In The First Trailer For No Time To Die

James Bond Seems Pissed And The DB5 Has Gatling Guns In The First Trailer For No Time To Die

Daniel Craig is back for one last mission, and his James Bond seems mad as hell in the first trailer for No Time To Die . Blofeld is back, the V8 Vantage is back, and the DB5 is spewing bullets out of its headlights.

No Time To Die seems to pickup where 2015’s Spectre left off. Blofeld is in MI6 custody, but Bond and his love Madeleine Swann, played by Lea Seydoux, seem to have...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 04, 2019 at 01:10. 24 comments

Extremely Illegal Record For Cross-Country Cannonball Run Shattered

Extremely Illegal Record For Cross-Country Cannonball Run Shattered

What is America if not a country for people trying to speed from one ocean to the other in a car as fast as possible? The most notable of such efforts is called the Cannonball Run, and it’s just had its previous record cross-country time from 2013 shattered by three guys in a Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG breaking a lot of laws.

Arne Toman, Doug Tabutt, and Berkeley Chadwick left the Red Ball garage...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 03, 2019 at 22:32. 16 comments

Elon Musk Is On Trial This Week For That 'Pedo Guy' Tweet

Elon Musk Is On Trial This Week For That 'Pedo Guy' Tweet
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Elon Musk is on trial for calling that cave rescuer a pedophile last year, Trump may delay China trade deal for the election, Hyundai’s got it figured out and Nissan is stalling. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 03, 2019 at 08:30. 7 comments

The Amazing Motorcycle Stunt From The No Time To Die Teaser Was Unbelievably Done For Real

The Amazing Motorcycle Stunt From The No Time To Die Teaser Was Unbelievably Done For Real

The first trailer for the upcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die, will be released Wednesday morning, but the little 15-second teaser reel that came out last night already features one incredible motorcycle stunt that was mostly done for real.

No Time To Die is the fifth and supposedly final James Bond movie for Bond actor Daniel Craig. It also happens to feature more notable vehicles than...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Dec 02, 2019 at 23:13. 12 comments

You Can Get Over $9,000 Off A New C7 Corvette If You Already Own A Corvette

You Can Get Over $9,000 Off A New C7 Corvette If You Already Own A Corvette

If you’re already a Chevy Corvette owner, you’re probably a huge fan of “big deals.” Well, GM is offering up a “big one” as it tries to sell the last of the front-engine C7 Corvettes, now offering over $9,000 to anyone who owns or leases any Corvette. What an upgrade!

The Corvette has been around for over 60 years, which means there are a lot out there and a lot of people who own them. Those...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 29, 2019. 21 comments

BMW Is Killing Its Range-Extending Hybrid But Maybe It Shouldn't

BMW Is Killing Its Range-Extending Hybrid But Maybe It Shouldn't

BMW introduced the i3 REx range-extending hybrid hatchback back in 2014 to offer a longer-range alternative to the fully-electric i3's measly 80-mile range at the time. A few short years later, the company confirmed it’s done with range-extending hybrids for good.

The BMW i3 Might Be The Most Fun You Can Have In An EV For $15,000

There’s a lot of debate as to whether the BMW i3 was a success...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 28, 2019. 9 comments

Pulling Off A J-Turn Is Easier Than You Think

Pulling Off A J-Turn Is Easier Than You Think

Pulling off a J-turn, a driving stunt where you reverse at speed, turn the car around 180-degrees, and then continue driving forward, is easier than you think.

That is, it’s easier than you think on a closed course in the presence of and with permission from trained professionals with ready access to medical resources should something go wrong.

(Full Disclosure: Mini flew me out to Palm...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 27, 2019. 6 comments

Father And Son Racing Corvettes In Tunnel Crash And Pinball Into Other Cars

Father And Son Racing Corvettes In Tunnel Crash And Pinball Into Other Cars

If you’re going to race your father—a guiding figure in life who should be a moral grounding and invested in your general well-being—it should be obvious to avoid doing it in a tunnel, closed in by walls, underwater and surrounded by innocent people.

If You Street Race, You Are Dumb and Bad

Last week, TX2K19 took place outside of Houston, Texas. It’s a legally sanctioned automotive event…

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 27, 2019. 21 comments

Please Leave The Corvette Alone

Please Leave The Corvette Alone

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is having the impact we all feared, and now some people with bad ideas are already assuming General Motors will want to do something as stupid as take a legacy performance model and turn it into something fundamentally unrecognizable with the Chevy Corvette.

What We Know About The Hybrid, All-Wheel Drive C8 Corvette From Official Documents

The 2020 Chevrolet...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 27, 2019. 11 comments

Here Are The Most Commonly Stolen Cars In America

Here Are The Most Commonly Stolen Cars In America

Is your friend suspiciously interested in your 2000 Honda Civic? Well watch out—that’s the most commonly stolen car in America last year. Are you still sure you can call this person a friend now?

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has a new list of the most commonly stolen cars in America in 2018, based on total model thefts reported. It’s bad news for owners of those cars, though the fact...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 26, 2019. 24 comments

BMW Is Bringing Yellow Headlights Back

BMW Is Bringing Yellow Headlights Back

When I think of yellow headlights, I think of old diesel Mercedes-Benz sedans. Citroëns. Old European-market cars with a warm little twist to their lighting design. Well, the new BMW M8 Gran Coupe is bringing yellow lights back to America, thanks to endurance racing.

You’d mostly likely relate yellow headlights to Europe thanks to the French, where “selective yellow” lighting was on cars...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 25, 2019. 10 comments

Cadillac's Shuttered Subscription Service Is Coming Back

Cadillac's Shuttered Subscription Service Is Coming Back

Book by Cadillac, the car subscription program shuttered by the automaker a year ago, is planning a surprise comeback next year as General Motors continues to try to figure out how to get people to like Cadillacs.

Cadillac Proved That Brand Means Nothing If You Can’t Back It Up

Flashy commercials, trendy hashtags and big events in the world of fashion and the arts are just a…

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 16, 2019. 7 comments

The 2020 Audi A8 Gets Two Engine Options You'll Actually Want To Spend Oodles Of Money On

The 2020 Audi A8 Gets Two Engine Options You'll Actually Want To Spend Oodles Of Money On

It sucks that we never got the current W12 Audi A8 in the U.S. before, as we were only left with a measly 3.0-liter V6. But now the A8 lineup is expanding with two new powertrains for those who want big beef power, with a twin-turbo V8 in the 2020 Audi S8 and a new hybrid model.

The 2020 S8 will only be available as a long-wheelbase model in the U.S. for the first time ever, which sounds...

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