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I learned my lesson early on. Sixteen years old, Mom calls my cell phone, and in the process of talking with her I blow through a red light at 11pm on a Tuesday. "Mom, I just ran a red light, I'll call when I'm at my destination." I hung up on her, chucked the handset into the backseat, and she didn't call back. » 1/08/15 5:08pm 1/08/15 5:08pm

I really think this Tesla targeting is a violation of the Interstate Commerce Clause. I cannot believe this is still going on. Our local, state, and federal governments are completely asleep at the switch after becoming fat, dumb and happy from the auto lobbyists. From a Fox News report: » 10/21/14 2:23pm 10/21/14 2:23pm

Best of Oppositelock: August 2, 2013

Gathered here are the Oppositelock posts that people have put a good deal of effort into writing from the last 24 hours. Today it includes what to do if you have an accident, the Ferrari Museum, cars to buy before you die and more. » 8/02/13 6:10pm 8/02/13 6:10pm

Best of Oppositelock: July 31, 2013

Gathered here are the Oppositelock posts that people have put a good deal of effort into writing from the last 24 hours. Today it includes inline 4s in luxury cars, a Rothmans 911, ditching the third pedal and more. » 7/31/13 6:15pm 7/31/13 6:15pm

"Oh, around 11,400 or so. Kind of obscene."

My cousin has a problem. Addiction. Obsession. Or maybe just an awesome hobby! Andy is a rabid collector of toy cars of all types, but by far his collection is composed of Hot Wheels cars. The grand total comes to over 11,400 cars. He has them stored in a database, but the purchases never stop, so when I phoned him… » 5/27/13 7:21pm 5/27/13 7:21pm

Best of Oppositelock: May 21, 2013

Yesterday's holiday in Canuckistan caused me to to be distracted by a lake, sun and drinks so gathered here are the Oppositelock posts that people have put a good deal of effort into writing from the last 4 days. Today's edition includes an ode to a Mercedes 190e, a father and son sharing their passion for cars, a… » 5/21/13 1:44pm 5/21/13 1:44pm

How do I save a special car from an evil, neglectful owner?

So Jalopnik... I live in the Midwestern US, and there's a car that I drive by almost every day. It's a late 1980s Buick Grand National. The interior (as of 8 months ago) appeared to be in nearly flawless shape. The harsh oscillation of weather (record triple digit summers with single digit winters) is slowly… » 5/21/13 10:00am 5/21/13 10:00am