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Cleancast: So Many Terrible Messes Happen Inside Your Cars, My God

My guest this week on the official Ask a Clean Person podcast is Freddy Hernandez, a/k/a Tavarish, he of Jalopnik, who joined me to answer some of the questions you’ve asked about cleaning up messes and smells that have befouled your car interiors. I was absurdly excited for this! » 8/06/15 2:21pm 8/06/15 2:21pm

How To Change A Tire Without Getting Killed Like A Big Dummy

There's really only a very few basic things that are required to be thought of as some manner of "man": Really, it's just genitals of some sort (testes, ovipositor, whatever) and the ability to change a car's tire. Hell, most people don't even care about the genitals thing. It's all changing tires. You should know… » 2/06/15 11:55am 2/06/15 11:55am

Help! There's Smoke Coming From My Tailpipe! What Does It Mean?

Your car is like your body: deserving of the best while producing nothing but perfection. But just as you can catch a stomach bug from that cute cashier at Taco Bell who thinks washing hands is optional and find yourself spending three sleepless nights on the throne, your car can develop issues that are only… » 1/22/15 2:04pm 1/22/15 2:04pm

Cam Newton Hospitalized After Car Wreck 

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Panthers QB Cam Newton was injured in a two-car crash in the Uptown area of Charlotte today. Newton, whose truck overturned, was stretchered into an ambulance and taken to the hospital. (Update: Per the Panthers, Newton is listed in fair condition and spend the night in the… » 12/09/14 12:56pm 12/09/14 12:56pm

Daytona Rising: From Aging Track to Hi-Tech Motorsports Mecca

Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one that can swallow 14 football stadiums whole. » 8/22/14 1:06pm 8/22/14 1:06pm

Motorcyclist crashes, flips and sticks a perfect landing on a car's roof

If there is such thing as a perfect motorcycle accident, this might be it: a motorcyclist crashes full speed into a car that's changing lanes. That's bad, right? The crash launches his body into a spinning mess in the air. That's definitely bad. But yet somehow he manages to flip and land standing up on the car's roof. » 8/20/14 7:56am 8/20/14 7:56am

People Keep Getting Into Strangers' Cars Because They Think It's An Uber

Just because Uber's motto is "Everyone's private driver," doesn't mean every car is yours for the hailing. But the popularity of apps like Uber and Lyft have spawned some awkward curbside interactions. "Basically anytime I'm pulled over on the side of the street, someone tries to hail me or just opens my car door,"… » 8/18/14 1:18pm 8/18/14 1:18pm

Melky Cabrera's HR Broke A Car Windshield Across The Street From Fenway

Toronto's 14-1 win over Boston was an all-out pummeling, punctuated by Melky Cabrera's second home run on the night, a three-run shot in the nine-run sixth inning. Cabrera's shot to left-center, officially tracked at a disappointing 410 feet, completely cleared the stadium and cracked a car windshield across the… » 7/29/14 10:02am 7/29/14 10:02am