Ed Bolian says Cannonball Record has Been Beaten 4,687 Times Since You Started Reading This

Trying to quiet his cellphone during our video interview, former Cannonball record holder and founder of VinWiki Ed Bolian told us that the cross-country record is currently being beaten once every tenth of a nanosecond, with no sign of slowing down. We attempted to ask him a few questions concerning the record in between breaks of him trying to tame his smartphone’s notifications. “One minute, … Continue reading Ed Bolian says Cannonball Record has Been Beaten 4,687 Times Since You Started Reading This

“IT’S ONLINE, MOM! I CAN’T PAUSE IT!” Says Busy Nissan Executives, Further Postponing New Product Development

Refusing to continue work via video conference, Nissan executives have been playing video games for hours on end at their mother’s homes since the pandemic began. The group says they would like to continue development on vehicles like the 370z’s successor, but the game they’re playing is online, so it can’t simply be paused. “David! Nissan’s North American President is on the phone for you!” … Continue reading “IT’S ONLINE, MOM! I CAN’T PAUSE IT!” Says Busy Nissan Executives, Further Postponing New Product Development

“What did the press say was wrong with the last dozen models?” Inquires Cadillac Employee, Hammering Sixteenth Material Into CT5 Dashboard with Roofing Nails

“They said the interior was bad?” a Cadillac employee on the assembly line asked his shift manager, picking up a few loose nails from the seat next to him and holding them in his mouth. “Yeah, I have no idea why they would get that impression, though.” The employee shook his head in disbelief and lined up a nail on top of a piece of … Continue reading “What did the press say was wrong with the last dozen models?” Inquires Cadillac Employee, Hammering Sixteenth Material Into CT5 Dashboard with Roofing Nails

“Just give them the GR Corolla so they shut up about the Yaris.” Says Disheveled Toyota Executive, Muting Himself on Zoom to Yell at His Children

“Bobby can you shut the fuck up? Daddy is on a call right now!” There was a brief silence in the Zoom call as everyone in the meeting waited for somebody to speak up and tell the tired executive that he was not muted. “Hey uhh… Gary, you gotta mute yourself when you say stuff like that.” said another Toyota employee, senior to Gary. “Oh, … Continue reading “Just give them the GR Corolla so they shut up about the Yaris.” Says Disheveled Toyota Executive, Muting Himself on Zoom to Yell at His Children

Report: Auto News Still Not as Slow as That Time a C8 Corvette’s Wheels Getting Stolen Was a Big Fucking Deal

Remembering that news could only get slower, we received an email from an anonymous auto journalist late Tuesday evening. The email, titled “it has been worse before” brought us back to a time when a C8 Corvette’s wheels being stolen in Detroit was covered at length by several automotive publications. “You guys remember that? Feels like years ago.” the anonymous journalist told us, recounting a … Continue reading Report: Auto News Still Not as Slow as That Time a C8 Corvette’s Wheels Getting Stolen Was a Big Fucking Deal

FIA to Replace Spectator-less French GP Grandstands with Hundred of Windmills to Appease Lewis Hamilton’s Love of the Fans

LE CASTELLET, FRANCE–Following news the French Grand Prix may be the first to take place in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic (albeit without an audience), the FIA has announced plans to erect hundreds of windmills in place of the usual human spectators at Circuit Paul Ricard. With the addition of these huge fans, the FIA hopes to coax the defending world champion into … Continue reading FIA to Replace Spectator-less French GP Grandstands with Hundred of Windmills to Appease Lewis Hamilton’s Love of the Fans

Elon Musk Concedes Model Y has Short Ground Clearance But Insists It’s “Actually more about how you use it”

Facing criticism concerning the Model Y’s ground clearance and off-road capabilities, Elon Musk made several defensive tweets Tuesday evening insisting that size isn’t everything. “The total length, however you want to measure it, is really not relevant,” Musk told users on Twitter. “It’s really more about the position the car finds itself in. There’s also other things involved in a pleasurable off-roading experience, like approach … Continue reading Elon Musk Concedes Model Y has Short Ground Clearance But Insists It’s “Actually more about how you use it”

Mazda Confirms Some Employee by Water Cooler May Have Mentioned Something About a Rotary Engine In Some Context Like Two Years Ago But They Were Hungover That Morning So They Aren’t Sure

In a conference call with the press early Wednesday morning, a representative from Mazda addressed rumors concerning their new rotary engine. With some reports saying it will power a car directly–while others say it’s just a range extender for EVs–the engine’s purpose and existence is still a mystery. “Yeah, woah. I’m so sorry you guys are so confused about that.” said Brad, the newly-hired PR … Continue reading Mazda Confirms Some Employee by Water Cooler May Have Mentioned Something About a Rotary Engine In Some Context Like Two Years Ago But They Were Hungover That Morning So They Aren’t Sure