Cars
Mar 28

Cars: 2014 VW Passat TDI Review

The new diesel-ran Volkswagen Passat TDI produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque.

The new diesel-powered Volkswagen Passat TDI produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, and gets 43 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Volkswagen Group, parent company of a host of automakers including Volkswagen and Audi, is one of the world’s leaders in diesel passenger-car technology and in recent years has really stepped up its game.

In Europe, diesels have been popular for decades because of their frugality with fuel, an important factor given the expense of filling up a car in Europe. In Germany, for example, gas is now about $8 a gallon, more than double what it costs in most U.S. markets.

Mar 28

What to watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

James Stewart takes the win in Toronto. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

James Stewart takes the win in Toronto. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

Saturday, March 15

8:30 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | St. Louis (FOX Sports 1) *Live

Sunday, March 16

2:30 a.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | St. Louis (FOX Sports 1) *Replay

12:30 p.m. – National Arenacross | Sacramento (FOX Sports 1) *Delay

6:00 p.m. – Monster Jam | Minneapolis (FOX Sports 1) *Delay

8:00 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | St. Louis (FOX Sports 2) *Replay

**All times Eastern Standard

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Mar 23

Cars: Pristine 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Found In Garage To Be Auctioned

This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette will be auctioned off in April. (Photo: Mecum)

This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette will be auctioned off in April. (Photo: Mecum)

This 47 year-old car didn’t just run when it was parked a quarter century ago, it practically still had that new car smell.

A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette with just 2,996 miles on the odometer and one of the most interesting tales to tell is going on sale at the Mecum Auctions Houston event in April.

Mar 16

NHRA: Kalitta, Hight Win At NHRA Gatornationals

Robert Hight, far lane, got the best of his boss, John Force, in the Funny Car final with a 4.074, 314.46 to Force’s tire-smoking 6.435. (Photo: NHRA)

Robert Hight, far lane, got the best of his boss, John Force, in the Funny Car final with a 4.074, 314.46 to Force’s tire-smoking 6.435. (Photo: NHRA)

John Force and Antron Brown were looking to make history Sunday at the NHRA Gatornationals.

Those plans went up in smoke — literally.

Force and Brown spun their tires in the finals, helping Robert Hight and Doug Kalitta record easy victories in the top two divisions.