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The Renault 5 Blue Jeans is one of two denim-themed cars I can think of off the top of my head. Maybe we need more.

The Pharcyde -- 'Runnin' The Pharcyde -- 'Runnin'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Janet Jackson -- 'Miss You Much' Janet Jackson -- 'Miss You Much'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Comment Of The Day: What Even Is An American Car, Anyway? Edition Comment Of The Day: What Even Is An American Car, Anyway? Edition

Today we confronted a political attack ad making some bizarre claims about Volkswagen’s apparent attempt to “dump cheap German cars” on the American market. Seeing as how nobody will sell me a goddamn Up! GTI, I think we can all call B.S. on this one. But it begs the question—what even is an American car these days?

Automakers Fear A War Between The Trump EPA And California Automakers Fear A War Between The Trump EPA And California

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

Update: Spec Miata continues to be a popular racing series throughout the U.S., but nobody has taken me up on my Spec Sebring idea yet.

Khalid & Swae Lee -- 'The Ways' Khalid & Swae Lee -- 'The Ways'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

The 'Autopilot Buddy' For Your Tesla Is Insidiously Dangerous And Stupid The 'Autopilot Buddy' For Your Tesla Is Insidiously Dangerous And Stupid

You could consider Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system a bold and revolutionary, if admittedly incomplete, step toward autonomous cars. Or you could think the company has no business giving it that name. Or that human beings are too irresponsible not to use it in exceedingly dumb ways. I actually think all of…

Oh god, it’s Tuesday! One of the worst days! Luckily a relaxing commute in your Volvo 780 Bertone Coupe will make everything better.

Temper Trap -- 'Need Your Love' Temper Trap -- 'Need Your Love'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Sometimes, the bump goes on the track too. A huge thanks to whoever put that there!

This 1997 Acura Integra Type R Is For Sale At $44,990 And I Don't Understand The World Anymore This 1997 Acura Integra Type R Is For Sale At $44,990 And I Don't Understand The World Anymore

I don’t have all the answers. Never pretended to. But I thought I mostly had things figured out, you know? Like I had a pretty good grip on things, knew how to handle myself and get around. But I don’t recognize reality anymore. Not when a late 1990s Honda Civic Si can sell for as much as a new one, or an Acura…

U.S. Soldier Deliberately Cut Parachute Straps On Humvees During Air Drop

Relatable: you’re in the U.S. Army, you’re in charge of safely air-dropping the Humvees out of a C-130 Hercules, and every now and then you wonder, “What would it look like if these things just fell without a parachute?” But you’re not supposed to actually do it. That would be bad!

Love Is What It Takes To Keep The Same Car Forever

I’ve always been jealous of people I know, like Jason Torchinsky for example, who have been able to keep the same car pretty much forever. I’ve owned some great cars over the years, stuff I’ve really loved (and loathed), but I have nothing like the relationship Jason has with the yellow Volkswagen Beetle he’s owned…

Fun fact! In the mid 1980s, BMW used this fender-flared 6 Series mule to test out the V12 engine that later went into the 7 Series and 8 Series of the ‘90s. I bet that was fun to drive!

The Seatbelts -- 'What Planet Is This?' The Seatbelts -- 'What Planet Is This?'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Dead: Cadillac ATS Sedan Dead: Cadillac ATS Sedan

It is with some degree of sadness that I must announce to you that the Cadillac ATS sedan—scrappy would-be BMW 3 Series killer, occasional poster child for Cadillac’s troubles, handling delight and proof that rear-drive four-doors still matter—is no more. Production will cease at the end of the 2018 model year run.

What model year should be the hard cutoff for wood on steering wheels? 1978? 1982? Last year? I welcome your thoughts.

Here’s the rare 2.0-liter turbo V6 Honda Legend from the late 1980s, doing cool Honda Legend things.

Clio -- 'Faces' Clio -- 'Faces'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

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