In 2002, a crack design unit was sent to a corporate retreat by a Japanese company for a redesign they didn't commit to. These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security resort to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by Toyota, they survive as car customizers. If you have a problem... if no one else can… » 10/30/14 2:15pm Thursday 2:15pm

Time for rampant speculation: Wichita is home to a significant chunk of this country's small aircraft manufacturing, and in turn has a huge number of takeoffs and landings compared to most places. This was probably some test flight gone horribly wrong. Horribly wrong. A tragedy. » 10/30/14 11:23am Thursday 11:23am

I still see the later-model convertibles all over the place just about everywhere in the Southern half of the US. The visual tie-in with the Lexus SC430 was obvious, even though I'm not a fan of the look. A few of my middle aged neighbors have them. If I have to say something nice about the car, it was a helluva lot… » 10/30/14 10:56am Thursday 10:56am

Still looks like a Kia Soul to me, but hey, that's not a bad thing. As long as they have easy and plentiful aftermarket support, it'll do well. This almost makes me think of all the old, light Suzuki 4x4s that never got much respect from the bigger trucks, but usually held their own offroad. » 10/30/14 9:35am Thursday 9:35am