Gary Brantley

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Why the self-serve American junkyard is dying

Change has come to the scrapyard business, and more is on the way.<p>"Take cheap tools."<p>That's what Jim Losee told me on my first trip to the Pick Your Part junkyard in Sun Valley, California, back in 1990. He was the experienced editor and I was the new guy at <i>Car Craft</i> magazine. "You're going to lose …

Hot Wheels

Would you buy an NSX with 232k miles?

Yes, yes I would.<p>Here's the thing: you can buy a V6-powered Honda Accord with more power than a 1993 Acura NSX, and yet, you don't find yourself cruising eBay late at night for generic Japanese sedans. One may have forever altered the face of transportation in America, but the other grabbed the …

Supercars

Bono: Don't blame Spotify

First Jimmy Buffett asked<p>Spotifyfounder Daniel Ek for “a raise.” ThenTaylor Swiftpulled all her music from the music-streaming service.<p>Now Bono is riding to Spotify's defense. “The real enemy is not between digital downloads or streaming. The real fight is between opacity and transparency,” …

Watch StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void's BlizzCon hype trailer

Blizzard revealed new details for the third chapter in the <i>StarCraft 2</i> trilogy, the Protoss-focused <i>Legacy of the Void</i>, at BlizzCon today, including a new trailer that sets up the game's concluding episode.<p>While the single-player campaign trailer featured in the video above may require some knowledge …

Robin Williams' death ruled a suicide; no drugs, alcohol in system

In the days before Robin Williams hanged himself in his stepson's bedroom, the troubled actor became increasingly paranoid and had difficulty sleeping, according to a coroner's report.<p>Williams would talk in his sleep, and the nightly disruptions got so bad for him and his wife that Williams took to …

Behind the scenes at the Hollywood Film Awards

The roster was impressive:<p>Angelina Jolie,Johnny Depp,Ben Affleck,Kristen Stewart. Those were just some of the big stars to walk the red carpet at the Hollywood Film Awards, which had its national television debut Friday night.<p>But after posing for the requisite glamour shot in front of a pool of …

Apparently drunk Johnny Depp cut off at Hollywood Film Awards ceremony

Actor was slurring his words and unsteady on his feet while presenting award Depp struggles with microphone and says: ‘It’s one of those nights’<p>Johnny Depp opened the Hollywood awards season on a high note on Friday night, appearing to be drunk and being cut off while presenting at the Hollywood …

It's National Adoption Month: 20 surreal photos of foster kids at play

November is National Adoption Month in the U.S., and photographer Rob Woodcox is helping foster kids act out their dreams in real life. As a former …

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

Keanu Reeves' latest production: line of $78,000 motorcycles

Sporting a beard and wearing brown leather boots and jacket,<p>Keanu Reevessummed up the new motorcycle he's selling in a single word: "Awesome."<p>The $78,000 KRGT-1, years in the making, is a "custom motorcycle you can really ride," the actor said.<p>Reeves conceived and designed the bike in partnership …

Escape From Uncanny Valley: 'Big Hero 6' and the Need for Cute

Baymax of Disney's "Big Hero 6" is a robot unlike any we've seen onscreen. His inflatable, soft limbs and belly remind us more of a balloon from the …

With Earnings On Tap, Is It Time For Tesla To Franchise Dealers?

Tesla reports third-quarter earnings after the close today, and in some ways the numbers promise to be a sideshow. The company should provide some clarity on last week’s back and forth between CEO Elon Musk and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> over whether Tesla’s U.S. demand is, in fact, down from 2013. But …

The first 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' film is perfect, come watch it again

The latest <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i> film was tolerable at best, which is disappointing considering the comics have already been turned into one of the best early superhero movies in existence: 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is now available to stream via Netflix.<p>Now subtitled "The …

Atomic Pin Up Girls

Nuclear testing in the 1950s spawned some strange, pop culture spinoffs ranging from atomic patterned dishes to atomic-inspired lamps and end tables. But by far one of the stranger spinoffs might be the handful of Vegas showgirls who were crowned, however informally, as atomic pinup girls …

Pre-Black Friday deals on iPad, PS4 games, 3DS XL, Xbox One and Live

Yesterday we posted about a slew of amazing deals to be found at a handful of national retailers. Today we dug up a few more across the internet including a standing price drop at Costco for members, a Best Buy sale later this week and what Sears has in store for Black Friday.<p>Best Buy<p>Best Buy is …

2015 Toyota Tundra, Volvo V60 Cross Country, NADA Fights Back: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The 2015 Toyota Tundra is not a primary player in the ultra-competitive pickup world. In fact, it’s more of a loyalty offering to Toyota fans—it’s …

These Photos Of Emma Stone In ‘Cabaret’ Will Have You On The Next Plane To New York

I’ve only seen four Broadway musicals: <i>The Lion King</i>, <i>Rock of Ages</i> (look, it was a free ticket, OK?), <i>The Book of Mormon</i>, and most recently, <i>Cabaret</i>. I could lie and say that I attended the last one because I was curious how Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s revival compared to their 1998 production, but …

2014 L.A. Auto Show: Porsche, BMW to unveil high-performance SUVs

L.A.’s hometown auto show will see a bit of a turf war in the high-horsepower world of performance SUVs when it opens its doors to the media in two weeks.<p>Porsche and<p>BMW<p>have announced they’re going to debut all-new models better suited to lapping a racetrack than they are crawling a rocky trail, not …

TOYOTA SMASH: Two Massive Tundras Stomp Into SEMA

Since nothing feels quite as good as crushing the earth for a good cause, it is with great pleasure (and apologies to, well, the ground) that we bring you a pair of skyscraping Toyota trucks brought to the 2014 SEMA show, each one created to call attention to worthy causes while creating new …

Incredible 1200-hp 1970 Pontiac Firebird Restomod Sells for $87K

We are but humble truth-seekers here at <i>Car and Driver</i>, bringing you answers to age-old questions like “What’s the most epic death machine on Craigslist?”, “What do the paramedics drive in Dubai?”, and “Mommy, where do Pontiac Azteks come from?” And that’s just in the last 24 hours or so.<p>Now we have …

Classic Cars

Man Steals New Camaro Z/28 By Driving It Through Dealership Window

Kip Raines, is that you? A Seattle man decided to steal a car, Raines-style, but instead of a silver 996 Porsche 911, he swiped a new Chevy Camaro Z/28. In doing so, yes, he drove it quite literally out of the dealership.<p>It’s almost romantic: Plan to steal a beautiful, desirable car; break into the …

Chevrolet Camaro

This Robotic Audi RS7 Could Beat You Around a Racetrack

Earlier this year, we spoke with Audi R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg about the prospects and requirements for autonomous cars. At the time, he told us that he had defined two situations that an autonomous car must be able to handle. One of them was getting a car from the left lane of a three-lane …

Audi

This Is the Tesla D: a 691 HP, All-Wheel-Drive Model S

The Tesla Model S P85D is the future, and it is fast, as in 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds. That's faster than a Dodge Charger Hellcat, or a Porsche Panamera Turbo S. Make no mistake, the state of the art just got a serious upgrade.<p>Hawthorne Airport is just about exactly under the flight path of LAX, and …

Black Sabbath to Record New Album, Plan Final Tour

"It'll be sooner rather than later," Ozzy Osbourne says. "I don't know if we'll be writing in England or Los Angeles, but I'll fly to the fucking …

Miranda Lambert Announces Certified Platinum Tour

2015 trek will include Justin Moore on all dates, with Sunny Sweeney, Ashley Monroe, Danielle Bradbery and Raelyn in select cities<p>Miranda Lambert …

Fleetwood Mac Extend North American Tour

Fleetwood Mac have extended their current North American tour, which is the first in 16 years to feature the classic lineup of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, and John McVie. They've added 28 dates to the "On With the Show" tour. In a press release, said they …

Wells Fargo

The Colbert Report: Carol Burnett

The Colbert Report is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try …

So, About That Time 7th Heaven’s Stephen Collins Admonished Jessica Biel For A Racy Underage Photoshoot…

Some of you may remember <i>Gear</i> magazine. Founded in 1998 by professional sleazebag Bob Guccione, Jr. (the eldest son of the <i>Penthouse</i> publisher and the former boyfriend of Anne Coulter), <i>Gear</i> magazine was a fairly fratty publication, and because it was pigeonholed into the <i>Maxim</i>/<i>FHM</i> category, it …