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Ford Found An Extravagant Way To Deal With Negative Gawker Commenters

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nRGmAcnThk”] When a Gawker commenter on Jalopnik said that the new Ford Fusion looked like a “fat-a**” with small windows and “needlessly angry” looking headlights, he probably didn’t expect Ford to fly him out to California to try and change his mind.Gawker Media and Ford are partaking in […]
Ford Found An Extravagant Way To Deal With Negative Gawker Commenters
Strategy

The Real Story Behind The Chevrolet Bow Tie

[credit provider=”Daniel Goodman / Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/daniel-goodman”] You may have heard the legend of how Chevrolet’s co-founder Billy Durant came up with its famous bow-tie logo when he saw the design on wallpaper in a Paris hotel. Except the legend isn’t true. Here’s the real story.(We originally ran this post on […]
The Real Story Behind The Chevrolet Bow Tie
Lifestyle

British Police Smash The Window Of A Mercedes In Attempt To Save Toy Dog

[credit provider=”BBC” url=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-17590000″] In a story that we thought we’d be reading in the Onion rather than the BBC, officers with the Nottinghamshire Police smashed their way into a motorist’s parked car to “save” a toy stuffed dog.The department received a call from a concerned passer-by, saying they believed a dog had been […]
British Police Smash The Window Of A Mercedes In Attempt To Save Toy Dog
Lifestyle

China Has Banned The Word ‘Ferrari’ From Internet Searches

Reports are coming in of a fatal crash in Beijing involving a Ferrari 458 Italia Spyder with three inside. The car’s driver, who may be the son of one of China’s leading Communist Party members, was killed. Now the government is apparently trying to hush it up, going so far as to […]
China Has Banned The Word ‘Ferrari’ From Internet Searches
Lifestyle

Here’s How Ronald Reagan Became A Secret Subaru BRAT Test Driver

[credit provider=”Flickr | Benjamin Preston” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjaminpreston78/”] Subaru BRATs are cool, if somewhat quirky cars. Adapting the popular Subaru station wagon in 1978, Japanese engineers managed to smear a dollop of pickup truck utility onto a small car platform powered by a 67-hp flat four.The odd little proto-SUV caught the eye […]
Here’s How Ronald Reagan Became A Secret Subaru BRAT Test Driver
Lifestyle

This Aircraft Carrier Is The World’s Most Expensive Parking Lot

[credit provider=”Shawn J. Stewart” url=”http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=113259″] What you’re looking at is the deck of the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan covered in the vehicles of Navy Sailors heading to Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton, Washington. At a cost of about $4.5 billion this is probably the world’s most expensive parking lot.It may seem […]
This Aircraft Carrier Is The World’s Most Expensive Parking Lot
Lifestyle

The New York DMV Sent Me Stolen licence Plates

[credit provider=”Jalopnik”] Here’s the story of how a BMW owner spent the better part of a year driving around with licence plates assigned to a Honda last registered in the 90s.He’d still have the “stolen” vanity plates — sent to him by the New York DMV — if it weren’t […]
The New York DMV Sent Me Stolen licence Plates
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How Pixar Screwed Up Cartoon Cars For A Generation Of Kids

[credit provider=”via Jalopnik” url=”http://jalopnik.com/5870976/”] Normally, I wouldn’t want to bring up something of this gravity during the holidays, but I have to take a firm stand on an issue that’s been bothering me for a long while. I’ve sat by long enough and did nothing while wrongs were committed, on […]
How Pixar Screwed Up Cartoon Cars For A Generation Of Kids
Lifestyle

UH OH: Check Out The $1.5 Million Ferrari That Crashed Into The Ocean

[credit provider=”Kia Canada” url=”https://www.facebook.com/kiacanada”] Earlier today, Jalopnik was the first to bring you photos of the custom Ferrari Enzo that went swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. Now we’ve got a first photo of the rare supercar sliding into the water.The Enzo pictured is a highly modified version of the Ferrari […]
UH OH: Check Out The $1.5 Million Ferrari That Crashed Into The Ocean
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This Is The Most Explosive Photo Ever

Two low-flying planes nearly collide just feet above a jet-powered truck in front of a massive wall of flames. No, this isn’t the next Michael Bay movie. No special effects here. Just pure American awesome.
This Is The Most Explosive Photo Ever
Markets

Ford Marketing Head: “F**k GM”

[credit provider=”Flickr Ford APA” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fordapa/4276225256/in/photostream/”] Ford’s chief marketer Jim Farley has overseen some of the company’s most important successes of the past few years, ones that have made it the most profitable automaker in America.How does he get motivated? By vowing to “f**k GM.”
Ford Marketing Head: “F**k GM”
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How General Motors Built The World’s First Mechanical Heart

[credit provider=”Jalopnik” url=”http://jalopnik.com/5822972/how-a-car-company-built-the-worlds-first-mechanical-heart”] In 1952, Dr. Forest Dodrill captured national attention when he became the first surgeon to use a mechanical heart pump on a patient at Wayne State University’s Harper Hospital in Detroit.There’s a reason that heart pump looks like a 12-cylinder engine. It was made by General Motors.
How General Motors Built The World’s First Mechanical Heart
Lifestyle

PHOTOS: What Flying First Class Used To Be Like On Japan Airlines

[credit provider=”Jalopnik” url=”http://jalopnik.com/”] A set of Japan Airlines PR photos from 1954 taken aboard a Douglas DC-6 shows the nascent airline’s First Class only (!) trans-Pacific route in decadent detail.One gets the sense that no shoes were removed, no bosoms were felt up, and no tubes of toothpaste were transferred […]
PHOTOS: What Flying First Class Used To Be Like On Japan Airlines