Former Ukrainian president leaves behind Russian car collection

Just a couple days ago, the world media and some bewildered journalists got a glimpse of now-departed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych's villa on the Dnieper river, called Mezhyhirya. The sprawling and not-particularly-tasteful residence rests on a 345-acre lot of real estate (a little over half the size of… » 2/24/14 2:50pm 2/24/14 2:50pm

Jay Leno celebrates 25 years of Miata

Jay Leno, now liberated from his day (er, night) job, performs his take on the 25th anniversary of the Mazda Miata, bringing in two Miata godfathers: Tom Matano, who designed the Miata and now teaches industrial design in San Francisco, and Bob Hall —who was a West Coast editor for Autoweek when he badgered Mazda… » 2/10/14 1:33pm 2/10/14 1:33pm

Leonid Brezhnev hoons Nixon's Continental!

Well, kind of. Boy, wouldn't that have been a hell of a tale? (A hell of a historic Youtube video: the Zapruder Film of hoonage.) But in 1973, Richard Milhous Nixon handed the keys to a brand-new Lincoln Continental sedan to Leonid Brezhnev, as a token of mutual understanding and not mutally-assured destruction,… » 2/04/14 5:14pm 2/04/14 5:14pm

Get to know Sir Vival, the automotive monster that just wants to keep…

Forget what you learned from watching “Leave it to Beaver” reruns: The late 1950s were hardly a golden age in America. The Soviets were never more than a few seconds from annihilating the world, poisoned air was shortening your life (at least according to Mechanix Illustrated) and an ever-growing number of speeding,… » 10/29/13 9:57am 10/29/13 9:57am