Nissan is Profitable for the First Time in Years

Nissan is Profitable for the First Time in Years

Photo: Nissan Nissan is making money again, Rivian is not, and GM. All of that and more in The Morning Shift for May 12, 2022. 1st Gear: Nissan Nissan has had a weird three years or so following the ouster of former CEO Carlos Ghosn under circumstances that can only be described as too bizarre … Read more

Volkswagen to Bring Back the Scout as an EV Brand

Volkswagen to Bring Back the Scout as an EV Brand

Picture: International Harvester Company Sometimes, there’s good news in the world and today is one of those times: Volkswagen’s board of directors are expected to approve a plan Wednesday to bring back the Scout, this time as an EV brand with an SUV and pickup truck to kick off the new line. Can you even … Read more

NASA Retiring One Of The Last Stubby Boeing 747SPs In The Sky

NASA Retiring One Of The Last Stubby Boeing 747SPs In The Sky

Photo: NASA After eight years of operation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is soon to retire a unique piece of equipment and aviation history. NASA’s Boeing 747SP-based Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) flying telescope will be retired this year. SOFIA is the latest and largest generation of NASA’s infrared astronomy aircraft. It’s equipped … Read more

NASA Needs Canoo To Make A Working EV Astronaut Carrier By 2023

NASA Needs Canoo To Make A Working EV Astronaut Carrier By 2023

science fiction? Photo: Canoo If you ask me what astronauts drive, I’ll tell you it’s a Corvette because that’s the car every Apollo spaceman had. But while they might have popped out for the groceries in a 60s ‘Vette, that’s not what they were shipped to the launchpad in. In the Apollo days, this job … Read more

At $15,000, Is This 1986 Buick LeSabre Grand National A Deal?

At $15,000, Is This 1986 Buick LeSabre Grand National A Deal?

Buick and the Grand National nameplate may go together like Forrest and Jenny, but as today’s Nice Price or No Dice LeSabre proves, that match wasn’t always made in heaven. Let’s see if this uber-rare NASCAR-oriented coupe now comes with a heavenly price. When you consider Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, it’s not hard to … Read more

The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Demands Your Undivided Attention

The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Demands Your Undivided Attention

Photo: Lamborghini Piloting the last production V12 to ever grace a production Lamborghini through the automaker’s hometown of Sant’Agata Bolognese was a remarkable moment — one heavy with history and responsibility. (Lamborghini flew me to Bologna, Italy, put me up in a hotel, fed me amazing food and let me loose on the countryside with … Read more

Fan-Made Assetto Corsa Mod Touts Better Rain Effects Than GT7

Fan-Made Assetto Corsa Mod Touts Better Rain Effects Than GT7

A couple of months ago I reminisced about drive club, a somewhat overlooked racing game for the PlayStation 4 known for its phenomenal weather effects. Weather effects that I reckon still haven’t been surpassed by any competing racer, even on newer, much more powerful hardware. That includes Forza Horizon 5 and Gran Turismo 7. What … Read more

DOJ’s Google Maps Probe Could Send Ripples Through Car Industry

DOJ's Google Maps Probe Could Send Ripples Through Car Industry

Picture: Polestar Google is once again under the spotlight for anticompetitive practices by the US Department Of Justice, this time relating to Google Maps and its forced bundling with other Google services in cars that incorporate the tech giant’s Android Automotive platform, such as those from Volvo and Polestar. Carmakers are forbidden from replacing Google … Read more

At $37,500, Is This Replica 1964 Cheetah A Good Deal?

At $37,500, Is This Replica 1964 Cheetah A Good Deal?

As the seller of today’s Nice Price or No Dice Cheetah replica correctly states, the racer was Chevy’s answer to the Ford-powered Cobras that were dominating on the track. Let’s see if this completed kit car’s price is the answer to the current question “what is it worth?” Driving someone else’s concocted car is sort … Read more

This Is The Weirdest Bus Ever Built And It’s Been Lost To Time

This Is The Weirdest Bus Ever Built And It's Been Lost To Time

gif: Zazie in the Metro | Youtube I know I use the term “weird” a lot, sometimes on vehicles that don’t deserve it. I’m using it again today, but I think you’ll agree that its use is justified this time. In the 1950s, a Paris tour operator took some Citroën U55 trucks and had them … Read more