Inside a 1955 Messerschmitt KR-200 Bubble Car

The annual Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona is a mass of old (and some new) muscle, unique collectors items (hey, who doesn’t want a custom built yellow submarine for $2,200?), and some real finds. Peter Valdes-Dapena and I got up close and personal with a 1955 Messerschmitt KR-200 Bubble Car at the annual event, and with…

George Barris’ Batmobile goes on sale at Barrett-Jackson

We traveled to Scottsdale, Arizona for an up-close look at George Barris’ Batmobile–a Lincoln Futura Concept car replete with paint-can bat chute and chain cutter. The car sold at the annual Barrett-Jackson Auction for a record $4.6m.

Use your iPad to control your car? It could happen

Consumer electronics innovation moves at a blistering speed, leaving auto manufacturers struggling to keep up. At the annual Detroit Auto Show, one company,  Johnson Controls, showcases what they think the future car cockpit could look like, complete with touch controls and buttonless selection. While knobs and buttons may not be going the way of the…

The future of driving–gesture control?

One of the coolest things I saw at the Detroit Auto show this year was the Hyundai (like sundae) HCD-14 Genesis Concept. While it’s gigantic swooping body lines, and gaping grill made for an interesting exterior, it was the technology inside that made me sit up and take notice. Outfitted with gesture control sensors (much…

First look at the brand new Corvette Stingray

At NAIAS 2013, I was able to secure access to the brand new Corvette C7, before the rest of the media descended on it. Take a look at CNNMoney’s first look at one of the biggest car launches at the Detroit Auto Show.

First look at the Mercedes-Benz CLA

At the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, we got a sneak peek of the new U.S. version of the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Click below for the video from the show.