Ex-UAW President Dennis Williams sentenced to 21 months

DETROIT — Dennis Williams, the 11th president of the UAW, who stressed financial discipline and railed against corruption while simultaneously bilking union members out of more than $132,000, was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in federal prison. The UAW’s president from 2014 to 2018, Williams is the highest-ranking UAW member to be sentenced in a …

Is The 2021 Honda Ridgeline’s HPD Package Worth It?

According to Honda’s research, exterior styling and vehicle image matter a lot to the under-40 crowd, and that’s a crowd it would love to sell a whole lot of 2021 Honda Ridgelines to. To sweeten the appeal, Honda’s introduced an HPD appearance package for the refreshed Ridgeline, but at $2,800, is it the best way …

Are Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Finally—Finally!—Ready For Prime Time?

I’ve subscribed to the theory that “hydrogen is the fuel of the future (and always will be)” for most of my 30 years on this beat, but a confluence of recent developments suggests maybe we’re nearing a tipping point for the universe’s smallest known molecule. Accelerated development of fuel cells for use in heavy-duty trucking …

Radford’s Upcoming Sports Car Will Be Based on a Lotus

Radford Motors is certainly an interesting idea—reviving a colorful British coachbuilder for a line of customized, Lotus-based sportscars. It’s got some big names attached, a nice departure from the usual obscure founders and opaque financial backers. For one, Ant Anstead is involved, the Wheelers Dealers mechanic through the most recent season, and also host of …

The Ford F-150 Lightning Returns as an Electric Pickup Truck

The forthcoming electric Ford F-150 pickup truck officially has a name: Lightning. Ford’s announcement confirms recent rumors and tantalizing patent filings suggesting the Blue Oval planned to resurrect the dormant F-150 sport-truck trim for its battery-electric full-size pickup. <!– –> Historically, Ford applied the Lightning badge to the most on-road-oriented F-150 trim. The original F-150 …

2021 Ford Bronco Is Even More Powerful Than Originally Reported

Last summer, we got our first look at the revived Ford Bronco. At launch, the upcoming “big” Bronco will get both a 2.3-liter “EcoBoost” turbocharged I-4 and a twin-turbocharged “EcoBoost” V-6. As Ford is wont to do, the initial power and torque figures were estimates pending final calibration. Now that things have been calibrated, though, …

The Delage D12 Looks Like a Hallucination From Mushroom Mountain

French automaker Delage returns nearly seven decades after shuttering its doors. The company’s latest machine bears the name D12, and it’s a far different animal from the first single-cylinder runabouts the company originally built and sold in the first decade of the 20th century (or the Grand Prix racers with advanced—and tiny—V-12 engines that came …

Want to Buy the Tooling for the Lotus Elise? Bring a Factory

Things are changing at Lotus. The brand’s only U.S. offering, the long-running Evora, is set to expire as the Emira gears up to roughly fill the shoes of all extant internal-combustion Lotuses. We lost the Elise and Exige sports cars a while ago, and a direct successor never appeared. Abroad, the Elise/Exige continued on, but …

Classic German Messerschmitt Microcar Recreated With Modern Power

We’ll soon be able to travel again, so in case you’re planning your first excursion, we have a suggestion: Go to Europe and buy a new Messerschmitt Kabinenroller! A German outfit called Messerschmitt-Werke has a new, slightly-modernized version of everyone’s favorite mid-century motorcycle-adjacent deathtrap, now with modern gasoline and electric power. The new Messerschmitt is …