In between not one but two live NFL games on Sunday night and one cross-country flight on Monday, I had plenty of time these last couple of days to think about the current state of the Houston Texans. And as they sit amid the charred, barely recyclable remnants of what was, at one time, viable Supe ... More >>
Car years are like dog years. They age much faster than we do. The average life cycle of a car is getting shorter and shorter as automakers compete to have the latest and greatest redesign on the block. In between redesigns, many automakers try to trick you into thinking that a car is "all-new" when ... More >>
The 2010s will forever be known as the decade of the crossover. But what is a crossover, exactly? It's a car that's trying its hardest to look like an SUV. Crossovers are the poseurs of the automotive world. My friend's car got totaled last week, and she called to ask me for used car advice. "What' ... More >>
It's appropriate that while the rodeo is happening over at Reliant Park that thieves are gearing up for another year of stealing your pickup trucks. The Texas Department of Public Safety released it's list of the ten most stolen vehicles in the state and, not surprisingly, trucks are right at the to ... More >>
Aspiring pastry chefs and home bakers -- don't all freak out at once. Christina Tosi, award-winning pastry chef at Momofuku Milk Bar, and Sebastien Rouxel, author executive pastry chef for Bouchon and the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, are both headed to Houston to teach one-off cooking classes at ... More >>
Believe it or not, the average transaction price for new cars is more than $30,000 these days. That's a lot of money. But just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you have to settle for something boring. What you drive says a lot about you, and your average economy car doesn't say much at all. ... More >>
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced today that Texans will be part of a $29 settlement with Toyota over its actions after claims that various models had sudden, unexplained accelerations that endangered drivers. Texas and 27 other states "investigated whether Toyota adequately and promptly ... More >>
Concept cars are what auto shows are all about. With their nuclear hybrid propulsion systems, bamboo radio control knobs, and intergalactic navigation displays, concept cars give us a chance to look into the unlikely future of the automobile. Weren't we supposed to have flying cars by now? This yea ... More >>
British engineering was on display at the Houston Motor Club in City Centre last night when McLaren was on hand to unveil its new supercar to the Texas market: the 12C Spider. The Spider sports a unique single piece "MonoCell" body made of carbon fiber with aluminum trimming in the front and aroun ... More >>
You are the absolute cock of the walk, coming out of an upscale bar at 2 a.m. early Monday. You stroll over to your new $400,000 Lamborghini and, because that's what Lamborghinis are made for, you make sure everyone appreciates your taste and testosterone.
Alex Ford: 80 MPH in a 30 MPH zoneDespite her fervent plea to avoid prison time, Houstonian Alex Ford -- who drunkenly drove a Maserati into a College Station cop, severely injuring the officer -- was given a six-year sentence and a $10,000 fine yesterday. She was also ordered to pay more th ... More >>
Officer Terry Sheets faced loss of a leg Last year we told you about Alex Taylor Ford, now 23, the Houstonian who drove a Maserati into a College Station police car, hitting an officer who suffered severe leg injuries as a result. She blew a 0.164 after the incident; a jury convicted her of ... More >>
Life returns to the Richmond Strip.
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
A Maserati, a Lamborghini...Further talk of an alleged hit man in ex-hand doc Michael Brown's divorce case was averted today when lawyers for Brown and his wife signed "agreed temporary orders" divvying up the couple's bounty. And boy, is it a bounty -- especially for a dude who filed bankrup ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email introducingliston@gmail. ... More >>
The Houston Art Car Klub trots out its latest creations
Updated at 4:43 p.m. to include Wall's apology. When last Paul Wall came to TMZ's attention, it was for some iPhone video he shot of a rather... disgruntled Whataburger customer after his SXSW showcase with Chamillionaire in March. Rocks Off just watched the video again, and it's still hilarious. ... More >>
Where: Yia Yia's Roadster Grill, 5210 Bissonnet, 713-432-1800 What $7 gets you: A fat, sloppy Avocado 'n' Swiss burger ($5.50) with fries or onion rings ($1.25, if paired with a sandwich), or a Philly steak sandwich ($6.95). Tucked in the confusing tangle that is the Bellaire/Bermuda triang ... More >>
Drive yourself back to 1973
A Bugatti Veyron, sans pelicanHere is a sentence with so many strange and wonderful parts in it that it's best just to let it speak for itself:A Lufkin man drove his $2 million Bugatti sportscar into a Galveston-area lagoon after being distracted by a pelican.First, who spends $2 million on a car ... More >>
Mark Fields, the flashy young head of Ford's Americas division, ran through the many woes of the auto industry before a group of mostly white-haired local car dealers who gathered for a luncheon yesterday at the Galleria Westin Hotel. There were the massive stock dips and job losses, the government ... More >>
This year, all the gift ideas Hair Balls keeps hearing about are green, green, green: The Chron recently suggested a bamboo hard drive, crocheted purses made from aluminum can tops and used books as environmentally friendly options.Which is one reason Hair Balls' eyebrows were raised by a recent ema ... More >>
This 1971 film believes Easy Rider would be better in a Dodge
The Hot Rod Grandma is cooking up some fabulous Greek food and stunning sandwiches over in Bellaire
See tricked-out cars and hip-hop stars courtesy of Sucka Free
Pig Stand No. 7
Art Car Museum
Minit Man Car Wash
Like little Energizer bunnies, electric-car proponents keep going and going and going
Lawrence Marshall Antique Cars
Memorial Drive/Woodway, from Loop 610 through Memorial Park to Crestwood
In the '70s, Jim Harithas's radical chic collided with the CAM. Twenty-five years later, he's back, gunning his engines at the Art Car Museum.
So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?
Drive By Dancing
Coming This Week
A big anonymous boob bars a large fake breast from the medical center food drive
Mike Scranton's creations are the evilest looking things in the parade. And he'll wrassle anyone who says otherwise.
A confused custom car show, and a dispute over money, mar the memory of a beloved community activist
A tale of twin take-outs that were (almost) family