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Cars and Car Design

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Donald Sterling Describes Sex With V. Stiviano: "She Was An Animal" (AUDIO)

    It's been a few weeks now since the original Donald Sterling recordings emerged, the ones depicting a destructively racist old man with a plantation mentality who happens to own a potentially billion dollar company whose most famous and well compensated employees are African American. Actually, tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Finally, Gary Kubiak Is Right. It's on Him.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    The Top 10 Car Models in Desperate Need of a Redesign

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    The Six Most Iconic Station Wagons of All Time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Welcome to Texas: Trucks Top the List of Stolen Vehicles in the Lone Star State

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Bake Like Bouchon at Central Market

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Top 10 Coolest Cars under $25,000

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Texas Joins In $29 Million Settlement With Toyota Over Sudden Acceleration, AG Announces

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Top 10 Sexiest Cars of the Houston Auto Show (with Photos)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The 12C Spider:McLaren's Arachnid Invades City Centre

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Alex Ford: Maserati DWI That Injured Cop Gets Six Years

    Alex Ford: 80 MPH in a 30 MPH zone​Despite 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Alex Ford, Convicted of Drunkenly Driving a Maserati into a Cop, Asks for No Jail Time

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    Back in Business

    Life returns to the Richmond Strip.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Michael Brown and Wife Divide Up the Luxury

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Why No Latino Rappers At The Box's Los Magnificos Car Show?

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2010

    10th Annual Village Art Car Show

    The Houston Art Car Klub trots out its latest creations

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Note To Fans: Don't Give Paul Wall The Finger

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    $7 at Yia Yia's Roadster Grill

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009

    American Graffiti Car Show

    Drive yourself back to 1973

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    A $2 Million Car, A Pelican And A Lagoon

    A Bugatti Veyron, sans pelican​Here 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Ford Honcho Tells Houstonians The Domestic-Car Market Ain't Dead Yet

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    "One of My Least Favorite Cars in the World": Embarrassing Moments in Toyota Prius History

    Claiming environmental superiority, low gas mileage and the quietest ride outside of a bicycle, the Toyota Prius is a car that inspires rabid, cult-like legions of fans. They create websites, message boards and even Facebook pages to celebrate their love of a car. Not since the original Ford Musta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Cover Story: Just How Safe Is That Prius?

    Peggy's new Prius had less than 600 miles on the odometer when she tried merging into traffic one day. The car accelerated on its own instead, and even though she pumped the brakes over and over, she was half a mile down the freeway before it shut down. Peggy didn't trust her Prius after that. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Driving Your Dream Car Ain't A Green Thing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Art Cars Are Shocking -- To The Folks At Ripley's

    Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Prepare to be Shocked! came out last month. And it’s filled with, yeah, shocking things – a Jesus-like smudge of driveway sealant selling for $1,500, a man trying to spend a fake million-dollar bill, a Russian man stealing an entire bridge, a blind Belgian police un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    The New Slums -- Coming Soon to Houston?

    It's become a widespread meme as the subprime crisis has exploded and the housing bubble has imploded -- far-flung suburbs are going to become "the new slums." Ever since Atlantic magazine wrote about it in March, communities and worried suburbanites have been wondering if they're going to wake up ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Vanishing Point

    This 1971 film believes Easy Rider would be better in a Dodge

  • Music

    September 6, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Truth in Advertising

    There's something crooked going on here. Ford really is the best in Texas — when it comes to getting jacked, at least. Ford pickups topped the Texas Department of Public Safety's list of stolen vehicles for 2006, followed by Chevy (drivin' Texas!) and Dodge (born on the Llano Estacado!). Ap ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 16, 2006

    Greek Heros

    The Hot Rod Grandma is cooking up some fabulous Greek food and stunning sandwiches over in Bellaire

  • News

    November 6, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Calendar

    July 31, 2003

    A Lil' Car Show

    See tricked-out cars and hip-hop stars courtesy of Sucka Free

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Greasy Spoon

    Pig Stand No. 7

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Dining

    October 18, 2001

    Road Warrior

    Roadster Grill

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Car Wash

    Minit Man Car Wash

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Plugged In

    Like little Energizer bunnies, electric-car proponents keep going and going and going

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Used Car Lot

    Lawrence Marshall Antique Cars

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Speed Trap

    Memorial Drive/Woodway, from Loop 610 through Memorial Park to Crestwood

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Revolution in Chrome

    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.

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    All's Dell

    So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?

  • Calendar

    May 11, 2000

    Road Show

    Drive By Dancing

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Playbill

    Coming This Week

  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Art Car Macho

    Mike Scranton's creations are the evilest looking things in the parade. And he'll wrassle anyone who says otherwise.

  • News

    April 4, 1996

    Joel Carmona's Last Ride

    A confused custom car show, and a dispute over money, mar the memory of a beloved community activist

  • Dining

    July 6, 1995

    Pasta Tense

    A tale of twin take-outs that were (almost) family

  • News

    May 5, 1994
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