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Thom Taylor

Designer-turned-writer Thom Taylor is a veteran of many magazines and website articles, writing eight books about automobile design, car culture, and automotive history. He and his wife have two kids, two dogs, and no SUVs.

Leaked image of a extended cab Rivian pickup or Bronco rival
Hybrids & Electrics

Here’s Rivian’s Extended Cab Pickup-Or Bronco Rival?

Rivian just recently released a bunch of images of different goings-on but one has caught everyone by surprise. Is this Rivian’s extended cab pickup that nobody knew existed? Or is it something else entirely? We’ve all seen the crew-cab and the SUV versions of Rivian’s electric trucks, which are just about ready to start production. …

2021 Ford F-150 on top of a hill
Trucks & SUVs

2021 Ford F-150 Owners Can’t Believe Their Trucks Rusting Already

Could Ford be playing fast and loose with its most important product; the 2021 F-150? Scores of owners of brand new F-150 trucks are complaining about them rusting excessively underneath. They say just days after purchasing their F-150 their driveways have rust stains to show for it. Many are repeat customers to Ford’s best-selling vehicle. …

Gas station pumps
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Now They’re Banning Gas Stations

If gas-powered cars are on the verge of being banned, then you don’t need gas stations anymore. Right? So officials in Petaluma, California, voted to ban new gas stations in their town. The Petaluma City Council had already placed a moratorium on approving new stations in 2019. So this latest move kills any possibility of …

2022 Hyundai Starex Minivan | gotchacars
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Will Wild-Looking 2022 Hyundai Starex Spike Minivan Sales?

Station Wagons became frowned upon until they became known as SUVs. Today, nobody wants a minivan unless they are raising a family. Then, a minivan can be indispensable. But what if the minivan was envisioned in a different way? Would a wild-looking Hyundai Starex be able to spike minivan sales?  Hyundai is road-testing prototype 2022 …

Blue Tesla on trailer after crash
Hybrids & Electrics

NTSB Report: Electric Vehicle Fires Endanger Emergency Responders

Because of the way electric vehicle fires burn first responders are endangering themselves. The high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires can’t be extinguished and can burn for days. Some towing companies have been unpleasantly surprised when two or three days after bringing a burnt EV into a holding yard they erupt in flames. Now a National Transportation …

Two new Delorean coupes for sale
Sedans & Coupes

Two Brand New Sequential-Numbered Deloreans For Sale

Ours is not to question why but only to report. Someone in the OC in SoCal has been keeping two sequential-numbered Delorean coupes under wraps. Since new. One has 1,600 miles and the other an astounding 14 miles. Not a misprint: 14 miles. Some would argue that these Delorean coupes did nothing but drop in …

2017 Bowler CSP RIV Military Vehicle Concept | RM Sothebys
Trucks & SUVs

Forget A Hummer: Buy This Bowler Military Truck Instead

Just look at this thing. If you thought a Humvee had a presence you haven’t seen this Bowler military truck. Actually, this is known as the Bowler Rapid Intervention Vehicle. Its official designation is the Bowler CSP RIV. The name is as imposing as the actual truck. Bowler makes some of the finest off-road SUVs …

Blue 2021 Shelby Super Baja Ford F-250
Trucks & SUVs

Shelby Is Making A Ford F-250 “Super Baja”

Though you might think of Shelby as the company that modifies Mustangs, it has been doing its thing with Ford trucks for years. Its latest is the tough-looking Super Baja. In many ways, it is way more over-the-top than the Raptor. Here’s why. Shelby only intends to make 250 Super Baja F-250s. So limited edition …

Jaws of life in fireman's hands
Tips, Tricks & Trends

What Are the “Jaws of Life?”

This morning Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics extracted golfing star Tiger Woods from his demolished SUV with the “Jaws of Life.” While many have heard the term some still don’t know what the Jaws of Life actually are. But you should because someday they may save your life. Jaws of Life are typically hand-held …

C8 Corvette interior in Cool Gray with Strike Yellow accents
Sedans & Coupes

Chevy Is Fixing The Worst Thing About The C8 Corvette

Since the C8 Corvette debuted in 2020 it has been almost universally praised. But there is one thing that many don’t like until they drive it, and that is the center console. Known as the “buttress” it’s the sweeping console with all of those buttons. Some call it “the wall of switches.” Whatever you want …

A dark-gray 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Summit Reserve parked overlooking a lake and mountains
Trucks & SUVs

Cherokee Nation: Jeep Must Rename SUVs Now

The iconic Jeep Cherokee brand may be coming to an end but not because it isn’t selling. Both the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee have been proudly associated with Jeep for decades. They account for over 40% of Jeep sales annually. At issue is the use of a tribal name for a product, as has been …

Bruce Meyers Manx Dune Buggy
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Bruce Meyers: Father Of The Dune Buggy Has Died

Meyers Manx creator Bruce Meyers has died at the age of 94. The Meyers Manx was synonymous with the definition of what a dune buggy was and still is. His full life included not only building up the Meyers Manx company but included surfing, racing the Baja 1000, and sailing to Tahiti on a trading …

2021 Peugeot Landtrek on mountain
Trucks & SUVs

2022 Ram Dakota Cancelled? MotorBiscuit Says It’s Not Killed

Many automotive news outlets are reporting that Ram has canceled the development of a 2022 midsize Dakota. It was first reported by, of all sites, GM Authority. It cites “sources within Stellantis” and we don’t doubt that their sources said what it said they said. But while whatever Ram was working might have been killed, …

Rusty Monday header
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Rusty Monday: Oddities In Rust

This week’s Rusty Monday brings not so much rusty as ridiculous vehicles for your perusal. These oddities will hopefully never again haunt the highways and byways of the US. They are all a testament to people having too much time on their hands. Rust in peace, oh ye brave but butchered beasts.  Barris Eldorette Corvette …

Canoo Adventure Vehicle in Army green
Marine & RVs

Canoo EV Adventure Vehicle: Don’t Call It A Van

Canoo is one of the myriad startups aiming for electric vehicle gold. It is primarily a commercial vehicle company dealing in various configurations of delivery vans. But it also has capabilities for creating a camping or “adventure vehicle” that looks perfect for those looking for an RV to get off of the grid and into …

car on fire with firemen dousing flames
Hybrids & Electrics

Fire Danger: Underground Parking Lot Bans Electric Vehicles

Heat and fire rise. What does this mean for underground garages housing electric vehicles? We know that electric vehicle battery fires are difficult to extinguish. Though the incidents of battery fires are statistically low it does happen. That means we could see a rise in fires from garages to parking lots as EV usage grows. …

A police officer can be seen through the window of a car that has had two front airbags depoloyed.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Recall Alert: Ford Recalling Over 150,000 Pickups

This recall is an unusual one in that it is for Takata airbag modules that were installed in trucks that were involved in collisions. So they were accidentally replaced with obsolete airbag modules after the recall of Takata airbags was already over. The other unusual part is that it is for Ford Ranger pickups built …

Lane splitting crash
2 Wheels

Report: You Cause Crashes When Motorcycle Lane-Splitting

According to a recently completed French study, motorcycle lane splitting caused a 12% crash increase. Roads where motorcycle lane splitting isn’t allowed? Accidents were down 11%. The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Assn., in conjunction with the Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, Environment, Mobility, and Planning; as well as the Fédération Francaise des Motards …

458 Ferrari Spider clutched in claws
Tips, Tricks & Trends

WATCH: Police Crushed Ferrari 458 Spider, Owner Sues

This is not fun to watch, but you can’t take your eyes off of it. This pristine white 458 Ferrari Spider gets mangled in a wrecking yard before being crushed. But why crush this Ferrari? Here’s what we know. The owner, 35-year-old Zahid Khan, was convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud, perverting the course of …

A photo of a Harley-Davidson Sportster on the road.
2 Wheels

All Of These Motorcycles Killed Off In 2021

Harley, Yamaha, and others are discontinuing a number of bikes in 2021. Some, we’re glad to see them go. But others are like old friends that have been around for years. Still, we know that with the old going out there is a lot of new coming in. So here are the motorcycles that will …

lone house with lights on in Texas power outage
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Keeps Many Texas Owners From Freezing

For days millions of Texas residents have been without power, gas, and in some cases water, from the unusually harsh winter storms. But if you’re a Tesla owner he or she may have power. That’s because of Tesla Powerwall batteries installed in their houses. Many are sharing their experiences of survival with help from the …

The rear of a white Ford Mustang Mach-E sits by an electric charging station.
Hybrids & Electrics

Ford Killing All Gas-Powered Vehicles In Europe By 2030

The internal combustion engine is on its way to obsolescence. Ford Motor Company has announced it will sell only full-electric vehicles by 2030. Its strategic alliance with Volkswagen means it will use VW’s MEB EV platform to achieve part of this goal. The other part is Ford investing $1 billion into a new factory within …

Tesla glass explodes onto freeway
Hybrids & Electrics

Tesla Exploding Glass Story Gets Worse

Over the last year, MotorBiscuit has reported on several Teslas with glass that explodes spontaneously. Mostly, it is happening to the Tesla Model 3 and especially the passenger side rear window is the most likely to blow out. Now, this latest exploding glass story was bad, but then it gets worse.  Earlier this month a …

2021 Peugeot Landtrek pickup crew cab at the beach rear 3/4
Trucks & SUVs

2021 Peugeot Landtrek: Is This Ram’s Ranger/Colorado Beater?

The new 2021 Peugeot Landtrek was just unveiled this week. Peugeot has a history of building pickups and SUVs and is well-versed in developing both. So we wonder: given that the newly-formed Stellantis has both Ram and Peugeot under the same roof, could this be Ram’s Ford Ranger/Chevy Colorado beater?  To become the midsize Ram …

A photo of the 2021 Audi RS e-tron GT on a track.
Hybrids & Electrics

Audi Phoned In the e-Tron EV-Here’s Why

Audi promised us so much more. When it came to the electrification of Audi it showed us back in 2018 what that would look like. And it didn’t look like the Porsche Taycan because that is what Audi’s first electric car really is; a Porsche Taycan. What the promise of an electric Audi future was …

Modern interpretation of 356 Porsche in red
Sedans & Coupes

There’s a New Porsche 356 Coming

The Porsche 356 hasn’t been produced since 1965. It is one of the most iconic cars ever, with thousands made between 1948 and 1965. It was the basis for the design of its replacement; the 911. That design language continues right to today. But now a new Porsche 356 is coming.  It is a new, …

Proposed Land Rover Defender pickup
Trucks & SUVs

Land Rover Jumping Into Pickup Truck Parade

Just this week MotorBiscuit featured a custom one-off Land Rover pickup truck built in Mexico. We questioned then why Land Rover hadn’t jumped into the popular pickup truck parade. Especially when SUVs, which is what Land Rover makes exclusively, were made from (and in some cases still are) pickup trucks. Well, now it looks like …

A Tesla car uses an electric vehicle charging station in London.
Hybrids & Electrics

The One Thing That Could Kill The Electric Vehicle

We’re seeing the electric car zeitgeist ramping up. Tesla just overtook Audi as the number four top-selling luxury brand. And registrations of EVs are rising. Jaguar announced yesterday it will produce only electric Jags by 2025. Yet, with all of this momentum moving the electric vehicle forward there is one thing that could kill it …

Rusty Monday header
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Rusty Monday: Rusted and Abandoned Hot Rods

Once a car becomes a hot rod it represents one person’s personal take on what a stripped-down, fast car should look like. Modified cars normally don’t attract collectors, except that now car collectors seek out significant hot rods from the genre’s past. And these old Fords can go for big, big money. But these are Rusty …

A row of Ford pickup trucks on sales lot.
Trucks & SUVs

Fuel Sippers: Most Fuel-Efficient 2021 Full-Size Pickups

Ram is ready to debut its 2021 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel. It is touted as one of the most fuel-efficient full-size pickups built. It compares favorably with both the Chevy Silverado and Ford F-150 if you choose the right combo. So let’s see how the three stack up in comparison. Both Chevy and Ram pickup …