Opinion & Reviews
Move over Tesla, electric cars aren’t the only technology that is poised to disrupt the auto industry. In May, Google unveiled a prototype for a driverless car and since then, the entire automotive world has been keeping a close eye on the nascent technology. An automotive startup ourselves, everyone at Mojo Motors is paying attention to the phenomenon. [keep reading]
Article by Keith Griffin for TorqueNews
TorqueNews reported, 3 Hyundais are tops in initial quality: the 2014 Genesis, 2014 Elantra and 2014 Accent. Contrast that against a report at UsedCars.About.com on the 10 least reliable used car brands. It quotes a Mojo Motors study that says, “Like Buick and Kia, two brands that also make this list, stick to their newer models from 2010 and onward for something that holds its value a little longer. [keep reading]
General Motors Company: 2 Major Points Signaling That U.S. Consumers Don’t Care About Recalls (The Motley Fool)
Toward the end of May and ahead of the monthly sales results, in my article “Will Customers Ultimately Ditch General Motors Company?”, I suggested that sales could begin to show signs of weakness when compared to the rest of the sector, due to the increasing amount of recalls and negative headlines about General Motors. In short, I was wrong. In fact, I was completely wrong. [keep reading]
April Fools’ Day is the time for brands to show off their funnier side. The automotive industry has gotten in on the action and some of them did a pretty decent job this year. Keep reading for the best automotive April Fools’ of 2014.
Acura is the Top Luxury Brand, Alphabetically
Any self-respecting car person knows that Acura is nowhere near the top of any list unless, of course, it’s organized alphabetically. “At Acura, there are many things we’re proud of, and one of those things is our alphabetic dominance,” Mike Accavitti, Acura’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, said of the brand.
“Audi has been nipping at our heels since the beginning, and then there was that deal with Amati,” Mr. Accavitti continued, “which never really had a shot. We even toyed with adding another A on the front of the name, but we’re confident that we can maintain our leadership, assuming no one comes along with Abalone or Aardvark or something like that.”
LaFontaine Automotive Cat Mode
Stop searching for used cars when you could be searching for used cats. See all the cats.
Honda DIY Fit
Hipsters can build their own Fit with the Honda Handmade Series.
Nissan 370 Limo-Z
You’ve seen the classic Mustang limo, but usually sports cars are reserved for the track, not weddings and funerals.
Toyota Tercel is reborn
The subcompact Toyota Tercel was a pretty unmemorable car that Toyota built from 1978 to 2000. On April 1st, Toyota released updated photos hinting at a Tercel renaissance.
Written by Max Katsarelas
Article by Bret Kenwell for TheStreet
NEW YORK — General Motors, Ford, and Toyota shares could get a boost if March auto sales numbers due out next Tuesday come in better than expected. The sales numbers should exceed analysts’ expectations — welcome relief for investors in automakers’ shares, which haven’t fared so well this month. [keep reading]
8. Kyle Larson’s no-wheel burnout
Apparently the no-wheel burnout is a common sight in Mini Outlaw Sprint Kart racing where young gun Kyle Larson got his start. He brought the tradition into the limelight after winning his first Nationwide Race at Auto Club Speedway.
7. Kyle Busch bows for the people
Kyle Busch, AKA “Shrub”, is probably the most hated driver in NASCAR. Busch is known to feed off the crowd’s negative energy and give a bow to his “adoring” fans.
6. The Polish Victory lap a la Alan Kulwicki
The “Polish Prince” Alan Kulwicki was a driver on a trajectory towards greatness until he was killed in an airplane accident. Kulwicki was a short track ringer and known for making a victory lap in the opposite direction, thus came the term “Polish Victory Lap.” Many drivers have since celebrated race wins with a Polish Victory Lap.
5. The classiest donut by the classiest driver
Jeff Gordon was hated in the 90′s for driving a rainbow-colored car and taking wins away from everyone’s favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt. Jeff Gordon has since become the elder statesman in NASCAR and is generally recognized as being the classiest driver on the track. Consider his perfectly executed donut proof of this.
4. Kissing brick at Indy
Paul Menard’s only race win was at the Brickyard in 2011 after successfully holding off Jeff Gordon in the final laps. Initially believed to be one of the greatest young race car drivers in NASCAR according to Humpy Wheeler, Menard has failed to live up to the hype with zero Chase appearances and a best points finish of 16.
3. Tony is a wild monkey man
Starting after his Pepsi 400 win in 2005, Tony Stewart would climb spectator fencing at race tracks after a race victory, effectively taking the practice from IndyCar driver Hélio Castroneves. After putting on too much weight, Stewart, also known as “Smoke” had to stick to burnouts because he couldn’t climb up the fencing.
2. His nickname should be Carl Flippin’ Edwards
Carl Edwards is famous for his back flips after winning races. The first Edwardian victory stunt came way back in 2003 when he won the Built Ford Tough Truck Series race at Kentucky. Many fans on the Mojo Motors Facebook think it’s only a matter of time until he seriously hurts himself, but until then, the fans love it.
1. Dale Celebration
The greatest NASCAR driver of all-time was winless in the greatest race, the Daytona 500. That all changed in 1998 during the twilight of his career Earnhardt took the checkered flag. The pit crews from every race team went out to high-five the legendary driver. The same track that brought Dale one of his most memorable wins is also the place he died after an accident on the final lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001.
If you’re traveling to New York City with your friends or a lover or just gallivanting, at some point, you won’t want to take the subway or bus. They smell, they’re crowded and they’re always delayed. This leaves you with two options. One, using your own power (hope you’re wearing comfortable shoes) or two, taking a cabbie. But don’t call it a cabbie, no one calls it a cabbie.
There are about 45 vehicles approved by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission for use as taxis. Even though the Nissan Altima, Lexus RX450H or VW Jetta Hybrid have all been approved, don’t expect to see them when you’re hailing a cab. Only a handful vehicles have been purchased in big numbers for use as taxis. We’re talking about the Camrys and Crown Vics. Here’s a review of the NYC taxis you’re most likely to see on the roads. If you couldn’t care less about taxi cab reviews, maybe you’ll be interested in our used car reviews. [keep reading]
Nebraska is a film about life in grayscale. Our minds, our memories and the past are not always just black and white. They exist in a shade of gray, not just partially remembered, but rather selectively remembered.
In the film we are introduced to Woody Grant, played by Bruce Dern, and his son David, played by Will Forte along with a slew of other hilariously unique characters like Woody’s wife, Kate, played by June Squibb. Woody is in the twilight of his life and on the cusp of dementia. He thinks he won a million bucks after receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail. [keep reading]