Specialty cars

3-wheel Elio interest soars, 3,000 more reserved

Overhead views of the Elio Motors concept vehicle.

It’s still a year away from its projected public debut, but interest in the Elio Motors’ three-wheel vehicle continues to flourish — at least according to the manufacturer’s website. In early February, the website announced reservations for 84 mpg, 55-horsepower machine had reached 10,000. Six weeks later, the reservation total is approaching 13,000. Deposits from ... Read More »

Kaiser-Darrin: Odd, elegant sports car in demand

The short-lived Kaiser-Darrin is unlike any other sports car.

I’ve been fascinated by the Kaiser-Darrin for the past several years. It looks unlike any other sports car. Its prototype debuted in 1952 and it was available in dealerships two years later Built from fiberglass, the Kaiser-Darrin is both odd-looking and elegant. It has odd-shaped front grille, sliding doors and its was the second carmaker ... Read More »

Tesla seeks autonomy (for once) with driverless car

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, doesn’t stay out of the automotive spotlight long. In addition to his innovative, expensive sports cars and a plan to soon drive one across the United States, the controversial entrepreneur is now joining other carmakers with a plan for a Tesla driverless car. Musk said recently Tesla is planning ... Read More »