From what I understand, they actually share a co-founder. Magna was started in the '50s by two guys, and one left to start Multimatic (the original name of the company that would become Magna, by the way) in the '80s. The two firms "maintain a professional relationship" or something like that.

Also, because we're … » 3/02/15 11:13pm Monday 11:13pm

These Engines Are So Good They Replaced Their Cars' Model Names

Do you remember learning the word "synecdoche" in high school English class at all? It was one of those literary terms, referring to when, in writing, a part of something was used to stand in for the whole thing. Like how we call soldiers "boots," or a car a "set of wheels." » 2/25/15 11:17am 2/25/15 11:17am

The Lincoln MKC’s Closest Relative Is This ’57 De Soto

You'd think that, among the dozens of cars in the Henry Ford Museum's "Driving America" display, the closest analogue we could find to the 2015 Lincoln MKC we drove to the museum in Detroit would be some sort of Ford product. » 2/23/15 10:34am 2/23/15 10:34am

You Can Ace This Real-Or-Knock-Off Car Quiz, Right?

When we unleashed our first few car quizzes, some Jalops said they were a little too hard. We ratcheted things back, and then they were too easy. Then we finally found the middle ground. We think. » 2/17/15 1:01pm 2/17/15 1:01pm

Toronto's Auto Show Has A Tucker, Delahaye And A Chrysler Turbine Car

One of the cool new things about the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto is that this year you can, without difficulty, actually buy the cars you see on the show floor. (Am I just ignorant or is that not a thing most shows do?)

Now not all of the cars, mind you—you're gonna have to wait on that… » 2/16/15 3:22pm 2/16/15 3:22pm

You Can Drive A Peel P50 At The Toronto Auto Show

"Hundreds of new cars! Beautiful exotics! Even a couple of classics!" Auto show preview coverage hasn't changed much in the last 10 years because auto shows themselves haven't changed much in the last 10 years. (Outside of that whole digitization thingy—) » 2/10/15 10:55am 2/10/15 10:55am

Dodge Charger Daytona Bought For Record $900,000—By Joe Dirt?

A 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi crossed the auction block in Florida this past week for a record-high $900,000—and the winning bidder was allegedly actor David Spade. » 1/28/15 1:00pm 1/28/15 1:00pm

The Firenza Might Be The Worst Car You've Never Heard About

When it comes to "worst cars ever" lists, certain names are pretty much guaranteed to show up: Gremlin, Pinto, Edsel, and, of course, Corvair. But those lists are also almost guaranteed to omit this name: Firenza. » 1/27/15 10:54am 1/27/15 10:54am

Why Volvo's Pulling Out Of The Auto Show Circuit (And Toyota Isn't)

Thought experiment: If you took down all the manufacturer's logos from the booths at the North American International Auto Show – or any auto show, for that matter – could you tell whose booth was whose? » 1/22/15 12:32pm 1/22/15 12:32pm