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Bill Belichick Reportedly Hates Tim Tebow as a Player

If there is one person in the NFL whose word is taken as gospel, it's New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. If reports are true regarding his dislike for free-agent quarterback Tim Tebow, it could be even tougher for Tebow to find an NFL job than initially thought.<p>According to Michael …

NFL

Nissan Working on a Plug-In Hybrid, But Still Iffy on Diesel in U.S.

The CEO of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, thinks he’s seen the future—and it’s filled with electric cars, some with range-extending gasoline engines. Before we arrive at Ghosn’s utopian era, Nissan will offer more transitional products: A new Altima hybrid is in the pipes, as is plug-in hybrid tech in …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Welcome to the official website of Neil Peart

NEWS, WEATHER, and SPORTS<p>March, 2013<p><b>Winter Latitudes</b><p>It was mid-afternoon in early February, 2013, in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. The …

Rush to Judgment: The Agony and Ecstasy of 2013’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Hell hath no fury like a Rush fan scorned. For over a decade, the cult of the Toronto prog-rock power trio has been waiting for their idols to earn …

Watch Foo Fighters cover Rush with Rush at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

Dave Grohl is a man of many hats: rock star, drum god, film director, and now a bona fide detective. While inducting prog-rock overlords Rush into …

Rush finally inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rush was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, in front of a Los Angeles crowd packed with the same ardent supporters who campaigned for so long to see the prog-rock virtuosos recognized. Then, the Toronto group took the stage for a blistering blitzkrieg performance of …

Hall of Fame

Rush, Public Enemy Get Emotional Backstage at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

'Tonight was one of the most special nights of my life,' Dave Grohl, who inducted Rush, tells Rolling Stone<p>Minutes after inducting Rush into the Rock …

Rush (And Fans) Fight the Power at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 Induction

Canadian trio inducted along with Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Heart<p>Despite the obvious wishes of the impressively vocal and fervent Rush fans who …

Q&A: Dave Grohl Reflects on Inducting Rush Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

'I have to pinch myself,' says Foo Fighters leader<p>After inducting Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and rocking with them onstage, Dave Grohl …

Infiniti Looks at Platform-Sharing GT Coupe and Flagship Sedan

Infiniti Essence concept.<p>Perhaps the best news to come out of Infiniti’s Grand Product Renaming of 2012 was that there will, at some point, be a true sucessor to the Q45. Following the original Q45—and unlike the current M37/Q70, we’d contend—Infiniti will try to position the new flagship sedan as …

Jaguar XJ

Hyundai's Offensive "Pipe Job" Commercial Pulled, Still Worst Ad of the Year—Maybe Ever – Feature

Last week, this British Hyundai commercial about a man who attempts suicide in his hydrogen-powered ix35 was published to YouTube and subsequently went viral. Technically, it’s very well done. The casting, art direction, camerawork, and music track are skillfully executed, and it follows a clear …

Hyundai

John Phillips: It's April. Time to Test Your Automotive IQ

We don't grade on a curve. But we do offer extra credit.<p><i>1. Alfa Romeo will return to the U.S. when:</i> <b><br>A.</b> Krakatoa erupts. <b><br>B.</b> The Agnelli family names its next male heir “Prince Fielder.”<b><br>C.</b> Americans learn to pronounce the word “Giulia.”<p><i>2. Ratan Tata just retired. His parting words were:</i> <b><br>A.</b> “How long can …

Alfa Romeo

Ford's Assembly Line Turns 100: How It Really Put the World on Wheels

It was this innovation—not the Model T itself—that cemented the automobile's future.<p>Before the advent of the moving assembly line, Ford and other automakers used variations of the station-build approach. Rather than the car coming to individual workers, a team of workers came to the car. Ford …

Ford Motor Company

We Drive Seven of the Worst Cars in the World – Feature

Car salesmen in America don’t offer beers before a test drive, nor would they ever tell a customer to leave because “it’s not a good day.” But there are fewer rules to break in South Africa, where we recently drove seven of the worst new cars from China, India, Malaysia, and Germany—<i>ja</i>, really—to …

World Rally Championship

LED Zeppelin: The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class's Radical Lighting Scheme

The S-class will be the first car to use full-LED lighting.<p>Each foglight is an array of four LED elements.<p>LED daytime running lamps give the new S-class a furrowed brow.<p>LED turn signal.<p>Cornering lamp projects light ahead of the car as it turns.<p>Night-vision infrared light illuminates objects in the …

Mercedes-Benz

Name That Shifter, No. 126 - Feature

On Monday, we presented this week’s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence it came. Although several of you came close with guesses that the shifter belongs to a 1990s-era Japanese car, no one correctly identified it. The stick is in fact from a 1990 Nissan …

Nissan

Nissan Releases Pricing for 545-hp GT-R

Nissan’s ever-incrementally improving GT-R once again gained a few updates for 2014, as well as a hot new track-ready Track Edition. Of course, with each year and each update, the GT-R sees a price increase, and this year is no different. Nissan has released prices for the 2014 GT-R, GT-R Black …

Mercedes-Benz Traces Lineage of Sprinter with Restored 1960 L319 Panel Van

It’s not easy to one-up the coolness of a new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van—at least to one-box nerds like ourselves—but there was one vehicle at the reveal event for the refreshed 2014 Sprinter that might have done it. Tucked away in Mercedes-Benz’s Ann Arbor, Michigan, R&D facility, behind two 2014 …

Ann Arbor

Details of 2014 Toyota Corolla's Order Guide Posted on Dealer Website

A redesigned Toyota Corolla is coming for 2014, but so far we’ve only seen spy photos of heavily camouflaged prototypes. Apparently, someone at a Toyota dealership in Kansas has seen the car, as well as its order guide, and went ahead and posted details of the latter online. Assuming the dealer’s …

Toyota Corolla

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO

It's not the one with the GT-R powertrain, but can it still excite?<p>Cynicism is easy to come by these days, and it’s easy to understand why. A world such as this, where maximizing mainstream appeal is the order of the day and even the man in charge of developing Porsche’s GT3 preaches the …

25 Cars Worth Waiting For: 2014–2017

Feature<p>Our guide to 25 of the most compelling vehicles automakers will unveil over the next four years.<p>0shares<p>Price Starting at<p>Not Available<p>From the April 2013 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>0shares

Automotive Industry

2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP

The Porsche approach to a Mini track toy.<p>TESTED<p>The modern Mini can thank corporate progenitor BMW for its alert steering and agile charms, but the British brand appears to be taking cues from Porsche as well. How else to explain the 2013 Mini John Cooper Works GP, which applies Porsche’s proven …

Suppliers’ Hires: Where Automotive Partsmakers Are, By State – Feature

It’s been a long time since America’s auto industry consisted solely of Clint Eastwood types hammering together Fords in greater Detroit. While our automobile-manufacturing base is spreading across the South, if you look one step beyond the automakers, their suppliers are even more geographically …

Clint Eastwood

Aaron Robinson: Where Have All the Hobby Stores Gone?

Those that still exist are old school—but that's not a bad thing.<p>In January, my pal Paul Grusche and I drove the 94 miles to Kalamazoo, Michigan, for the Kalamazoo Thunderbirds R/C Club swap meet at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center. I’m only being specific because I like writing “Kalama­zoo.” The …

Ann Arbor

Acura Reveals More Details of NSX, Will be Produced in Ohio

Long known as the home of buckeyes, cornfields, and Amish communities, central Ohio soon will be home to something a little more exciting for car aficionados: the Acura NSX. In an announcement made today, Honda confirmed the NSX will be produced at a $70-million production facility to be housed …

Automotive Design

2013 Lexus LS460 F Sport AWD

The well-respected flagship gets a little frisky.<p>TESTED<p>Note to luxury automobile manufacturers interested in entering the performance market: The world’s strategic reserve of performance-signifying alpha characters is dwindling fast. BMW has M locked up, Audi claimed RS, Cadillac took V, and greedy …

Their Ghosts Still Haunt The Place: How Four GM Motorama Show Cars Were Saved from the Scrap Heap

Twenty-five years ago, these gems were disinterred from Warhoops auto salvage yard.<p>An old-school junkyard, Warhoops Auto and Truck Parts squats on 15.5 acres of dirt speckled with the detritus of our throwaway culture. A Cadillac propped against a tree exposes its Northstar to the sky. Bent buses …

Classic Cars

Prime Cuts: The Difference Between Regular and Run-Flat Tires Revealed—By Slicing Them Open

Flat-Out Stronger: The difference between run-flat and regular tires.<p>applies to both tires<p>run-flat only<p>SIDEWALL INSERT <br>In this 225/45R-17 tire, an extra 5 millimeters (0.2 inch) of rubber carries the vehicle's weight when pressure decamps. By using thinner and softer rubber than what was used in …

Atoms

Name That Shifter, No. 128 - Feature

On Monday, we presented this week’s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence it came. We realize our update here is a day late, but that doesn’t change the fact that commenter Alex M. was the first to correctly identify this week’s shifter. Alex was spot-on with …

Gear & Gadgets

BMW Announces M Sport Edition for 2014 6

Walking into a BMW dealership is no different than entering a five-star steakhouse–everything’s a la carte and you will pay through the nose to get the best trimmings. But sometimes BMW throws us a bone (possibly a T-bone, in this instance), and suddenly, an $80,625 640i coupe is somewhat easier to …

Automotive Design