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What it's like to be a Hotdogger, Oscar Mayer's cast of college grads driving the Wienermobile across the US

The Wienermobile hits the track. Zach Chatham and Katie Ferguson/Oscar Mayer "Zach n Cheese" Chatham and "Ketchup Katie" Ferguson are Hotdoggers for Oscar Mayer. They drive the famous Wienermobile across the nation. Oscar Mayer is hiring new Hotdoggers. Applications close on January 31. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Kristen, we would 'relish' the chance to speak with you tomorrow! Franks a BUNch for working with us," Zach Chatham responded when I asked if I could int...
Tags: Transportation, Minnesota, Colorado, Cdc, US, Trends, Autos, Ferguson, Chevrolet, Kristen, Hot Dogs, Chatham, Katie, Zach, Franks, Oscar Mayer


REVIEW: The new Land Rover Defender turns an iconic nameplate into a smooth and modern off-road SUV

2020 Land Rover Defender 110 SE. Kristen Lee Classic Land Rover Defenders are quite rare and have gained a cult following in the US. The 2020 Land Rover Defender is the first new Defender to be sold here from the factory since 1997. Base MSRP of the Defender is $46,100. After options, my loaner came to $72,780 MSRP. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly a quarter of a century has passed since a new Land Rover Defender arrived on US shores. But for the first time since ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Porsche, Autos, Rover, Toyota, Bmw, Land Rover, Honda, SUVs, Land Rover Defender, Ford Bronco, Goldilocks, Defender, Wagen


One of the first Tesla Roadsters ever made just auctioned for $182,000 - nearly double its original price

Tesla Roadster ‘Signature One Hundred’ Series. The original Tesla Roadster is the first car Tesla ever made. The first 100 Roadsters built were part of the limited-edition "Signature One Hundred" series. No. 38 just sold for $182,000 on car auction website Bring a Trailer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There's no doubt Tesla is a big deal, and perhaps one of your regrets is not getting in on its story (read: stock price) 10 years ago. As a consolation prize, a buyer...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Tesla, Autos, EVs, Tesla Roadster, Carfax, Car Auctions, Lotus Elise, Tech Insider, Kristen Lee, Bring A Trailer, BITranspo, Signature One Hundred, Elise Tesla Roadster, George Clooney Dennis Haysbert


There are just a few hours left to nab one of the first Tesla Roadsters ever made at auction - see more

Tesla Roadster ‘Signature One Hundred’ Series. The original Tesla Roadster is the first car Tesla ever made. The first 100 Roadsters built were part of the limited-edition "Signature One Hundred" series. No. 38 is currently for sale on car auction website Bring a Trailer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There's no doubt Tesla is a big deal, and perhaps one of your regrets is not getting in on its story (read: stock price) 10 years ago. As a consolation prize, here's y...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Tesla, Autos, EVs, Tesla Roadster, Carfax, Car Auctions, Lotus Elise, Tech Insider, Kristen Lee, Bring A Trailer, BITranspo, Signature One Hundred, Elise Tesla Roadster, George Clooney Dennis Haysbert


Florida dealer accidentally sells display model of the new Ford Bronco Sport, immediately asks for it back

The new Ford Bronco Sport. Ford A Ford dealership in Tampa Bay, Florida, accidentally sold a Bronco Sport it wasn't supposed to. The car was a demo model meant to be on display for four months. The customer, Adam Sidoti, was allowed to keep the car after Ford stepped in. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Ford Bronco Sport deliveries started rolling out at the end of last year, one Florida dealership made the mistake of selling a demonstration vehicle to a customer and ...
Tags: Transportation, Florida, Trends, Ford, Autos, Volkswagen, Tampa Bay, Callaway, Ford Bronco, Tampa Bay Florida, Sidoti, Bronco, ABC Action News, Car Dealerships, Kristen Lee, Bronco Sport


A lifelong car collector will soon sell off 48 of his pristine Corvettes - see the 'Muscle Car City' auction

2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021/Mecum Auctions Rick Treworgy spent most of his life collecting cars but now he's ready to sell most of his collection. About 200 of his cars will be available at Mecum Auctions' Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021 event. Of those 200 cars, 48 of them are Chevrolet Corvettes spanning from 1954 to 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chevrolet Corvette fans listen up. From January 22 to 23, you'll get...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Chevrolet, Corvette, Mecum Auctions, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevy Corvette, Mecum, Rick Treworgy, Chevrolet Corvettes, Car Auctions, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Kristen Lee, PUNTA GORDA Florida, BITranspo


For Lincoln, defining a new era of American luxury means killing off one of its most iconic cars

Lincoln Continental with coach doors. Lincoln Lincoln announced last year that it would stop building the Continental and MKZ at the end of 2020. You can buy the remaining 2020 models new. When they're gone, Lincoln will be left with an all-SUV lineup. That makes perfect sense, because sedans aren't selling and Lincoln's SUVs are extremely capable and luxurious. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Historically, Lincoln and Cadillac have a lot in common. They're both luxury ...
Tags: Transportation, California, Washington, White House, New York City, US, Trends, General Motors, Analysis, Ford, Bill Clinton, Gm, Autos, Chrysler, John F Kennedy, Secret Service


Porsche just lowered the Taycan EV's entry price by $24,000, but it still costs more than a Tesla Model S

2021 Porsche Taycan. Porsche Porsche just launched the cheapest base version of its Taycan EV. The 2021 Taycan joins the Taycan 4S, Taycan Turbo, and Taycan Turbo S. The 2021 Taycan starts at $79,900 MSRP, undercutting its former $104,000 base price. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The base-model Porsche Taycan is finally here with a starting price of $79,900. And while that hugely undercuts the Taycan's former $104,000 base price, it's still not as cheap as the Tesla M...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Tesla, Porsche, Autos, EVs, Tesla Model S, Aero, Kristen Lee, Taycan, Porsche Taycan, Taycan Turbo, Taycan Turbo S, Tesla Model S Long Range Plus, BITranspo, Porsche Taycan Porsche Porsche


This $5,000 EV motorcycle has wireless phone charging and costs less than some regular bicycles - see more

Sondors Metacycle. Sondors The Metacycle is an all-electric motorcycle from Sondors, a firm known for electric bicycles. It comes with an estimated 80 miles of range and wireless phone charging. At $5,000, the Metacycle is very attractively priced. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The electric motorcycle isn't a new idea - the $30,000 Harley-Davidson LiveWire and $24,000 Tarform Luna are two examples - but the brand-new Sondors Metacycle has at least one thing going for ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Motorcycles, EVs, Electric Motorcycles, Harley-davidson, Harley, Hollis Johnson, Harley Davidson Livewire, Sondors, Kristen Lee, Sonders, Tarform Luna, BITranspo, Metacycle, Sondors Metacycle


The Telluride SUV proves Hyundai and Kia are no longer underdogs in the US. But they still have work to do.

2020 Kia Telluride. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The upscale Kia Telluride is evidence that Kia not only can, but will, build a good car that people actually want to buy. Kia, along with Hyundai and Genesis, are offering stylish, sporty, quality cars at good prices. It's a trend worth watching. It's also a trend the South Korean automakers need to stick with if they want to surpass industry giants like Honda and Toyota. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It wasn't that lon...
Tags: Transportation, South Korea, US, Trends, Cnn, Analysis, New York Times, Autos, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Consumer Reports, Telluride, Genesis


Tesla wants to hire somebody to help Elon Musk handle Twitter

Tesla is hiring a customer support specialist. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Tesla is hiring an "Energy Customer Support Specialist" to help with the customer service. In particular, the role calls for someone to "address social media escalations directed at" CEO Elon Musk. Musk is well known for personally fielding customer complaints from his Twitter account. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Despite reportedly to field questions from reporters, it...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, Jobs, Trends, Tesla, Autos, EVs, Hiring, Fedex, Musk, Customer Support, Jay Boller, Tesla Energy, Tech Insider


The new GMC Hummer EV isn't just about selling a car - it's about selling an idea

2022 GMC Hummer EV. GMC The new Hummer EV looks like and is sized similarly to the original Hummers from the 2000s, which is a good thing. It is the halo car that will hopefully convince truck buyers and owners that EVs are cool. GM has built good electrified vehicles before, like the Volt plug-in hybrid and the Bolt EV, but neither are "cool" like the Hummer EV. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Hummer is back like the Great Recession never happened. Sort of.In October, ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Analysis, United States, Gm, Autos, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vox, EVs, Pickup Trucks, Volt, Gmc, Schwarzenegger


One man's stunning 200-car collection is headed to auction, along with these vintage pickups - see them all

1985 Chevrolet K10 Silverado conversion pickup. Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021/Mecum Auctions Mecum Auctions' Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021 event will have 200 muscle cars and pickup trucks from Rick Treworgy, a longtime car collector. Everything will be offered at no reserve in Punta Gorda from January 22 to 23. Part of the collection includes these nine vintage pickup trucks. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rick Treworgy is the owner of more than 200 ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Pickup Trucks, Mecum Auctions, Mecum, Punta Gorda, Rick Treworgy, Car Auctions, Kristen Lee, PUNTA GORDA Florida, Treworgy, BITranspo, Mecum Auctions Mecum


A lifelong car collector is auctioning 48 of his pristine Corvettes - see the 'Muscle Car City' collection

2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021/Mecum Auctions Rick Treworgy spent most of his life collecting cars but now he's ready to sell most of his collection. About 200 of his cars will be available at Mecum Auctions' Rick Treworgy's Muscle Car City 2021 event. Of those 200 cars, 48 of them are Chevrolet Corvettes spanning from 1954 to 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Chevrolet Corvette fans listen up. From January 22 to 23, you'll get...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Chevrolet, Corvette, Mecum Auctions, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevy Corvette, Mecum, Rick Treworgy, Chevrolet Corvettes, Car Auctions, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, Kristen Lee, PUNTA GORDA Florida, BITranspo


How the Chevy Corvette went from America's icon to mid-engine marvel taking after Ferraris and Lamborghinis

All eight generations of the Chevrolet Corvette. Chevrolet For almost 70 years, the Chevrolet Corvette was a front-engined sports car.It was a great performer, but was missing that one last element that'd make it competitive in the global sports-car market.The 2020 Corvette is now mid-engined and a worthy international competitor.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storiesDespite the generous offering of American muscle cars available to buyers today, there's only one considered to b...
Tags: Transportation, France, New York City, America, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Lotus, Chevrolet, Corvette, Flint Michigan, Waldorf Astoria, St Louis Missouri, Chevrolet Corvette


REVIEW: The $80,000 mid-engine Corvette is the best bargain supercar, yet it's unexpectedly tame to drive

2020 Chevrolet Corvette. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette is the first mid-engine Corvette ever. It has a naturally aspirated V8 between its axles that makes nearly 500 horsepower. Starting MSRP for the mid-engine Corvette is $58,900. But after options, my loaner came out to $80,315. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The person walking their dog pumped a fist triumphantly into the air upon seeing my Rapid Blue 2020 Corvette loaner drive by. So did ...
Tags: Transportation, America, Trends, General Motors, Britain, Muscle cars, Porsche, Italy, Gm, Autos, Mclaren, Chevrolet, Corvette, Cayman, Ford Fusion, DCT


This mini EV has recyclable materials, glass doors, and swappable batteries to avoid charge times - see more

Mobilize EZ 1 Prototype. Renault Mobilize is a new EV and mobility brand from French automaker Renault. The Mobilize EZ-1 is a mini EV prototype that's shareable and made from recycled materials. Users would only pay when they use the car and a clever battery exchange system means the car can be used continuously. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A traditional automaker spinning off a new EV and mobility brand isn't a new move, and French automaker Renault is the latest ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Autos, EVs, Renault, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Mobilize EZ-1 Prototype, Mobilize, Prototype Renault Mobilize, Patrick Lecharpy, Prototype Renault Users


This retro-futuristic stunner is one carmaker's vision of a future where EVs are for everyone - check it out

Renault 5 Prototype. Renault French automaker Renault just launched the Renault 5 Prototype: an all-electric version of its iconic 5 "supermini." The 5 Prototype has a wonderfully retro and futuristic design. A production version could appear in less than three years, according to Top Gear. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of French automaker Renault's most iconic cars was the Renault 5, a stylish "supermini" compact car that lasted for two generations before its dis...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Trends, Autos, EVs, Renault, Kristen Lee, Renault Renault, BITranspo, Renault 5 Prototype, Prototype Renault, Prototype Renault Renault


Porsche's newest limited-edition has copper wheels and a gorgeous red interior - see the $100,000 Boxster 25

2021 Porsche Boxster 25. Porsche The 2021 Porsche Boxster 25 is a limited edition anniversary tribute to the original Porsche Boxster. The first Porsche Boxster appeared in 1996. Prices for the special edition Boxster start at $98,600. Porsche will make just 1,250 of them worldwide. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Want to feel old? It's been 25 years since the first Porsche Boxster came out. To celebrate its two-seater roadster, Porsche created a special edition anniver...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Porsche, Autos, Convertibles, Porsche Boxster, Boxster, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, 2021 Porsche Boxster 25, GT Silver Metallic Jet Black Metallic


REVIEW: The $60,000 Polestar 2 luxury EV solves the worst part about driving a Tesla

2021 Polestar 2. Kristen Lee/Business Insider The Polestar 2 is the first all-electric car from Polestar, a new brand from Volvo and Geely. It competes against the Tesla Model 3, Jaguar I-Pace, and Audi e-Tron. Prices start at $59,900. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future-is-now characteristics are the same. The same big infotainment screen, the same minimalist interior, the same zip when the right pedal goes down. Take away my sight, and I'd be tempted to guess I...
Tags: Google, Transportation, China, Wikipedia, New York City, Trends, Tesla, New Jersey, Manhattan, Autos, Jaguar, Toyota, Epa, Google Maps, Audi, EVs


Lexus just took its coolest car to the next level with all-black, airplane-inspired styling - check it out

2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series. Lexus The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration series is a special edition of the gorgeous LC 500 coupe. Lexus is only making 100 examples of the all-black special edition. It has a rear spoiler inspired by a race plane's wing. No pricing was announced at this time, but it will likely cost more than the regular $93,000 Lexus LC 500. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Lexus LC 500 is undeniably cool. Our review of it can tell you that much. And ...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Lexus, Autos, Alcantara, Yoshihide Muroya, Lexus LC, Lexus LC500, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Muroya


'Death by Pokémon Go': Study finds that driving while playing likely cost billions in car damage, injuries

Pokémon Go craze hits New York City on July 25, 2016. Mike Coppola/Getty Images Users playing Pokémon Go while driving resulted in a "disproportionate increase in crashes near PokéStops" in an area of Indiana, a Purdue University study found. The study analyzed 12,000 police incident reports in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. It concluded that resulting car damage, injuries, and fatalities incurred county-wide costs of $5.2 million. Nationwide, the study estimated costs to range between $2 bil...
Tags: Transportation, Games, New York City, US, Trends, Indiana, Pokemon, Autos, Jalopnik, Car Crashes, Don, McConnell, Niantic, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Purdue University, Mike Coppola Getty


Dodge sold 4 Vipers last year despite the iconic American muscle car being discontinued in 2017

The Dodge Viper is one of the most iconic American muscle cars ever made. Dodge Fiat Chrysler published its annual US sales report on Tuesday. The automaker sold four Dodge Vipers in 2020, according to the report. The Dodge Viper was discontinued in 2017. The automaker also sold three Jeep Patriots, despite the car being discontinued at the end of 2016. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As automakers roll out their end-of-year sales reports, it's always entertaining to ke...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Fca, Autos, Dodge, Fiat Chrysler, Vipers, Dodge Viper, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, Dodge Vipers, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Dodge Fiat Chrysler, Vipers FCA


This rare 1950s BMW cost $9,000 new and will auction for an estimated $2.3 million - tour the 507 Roadster

1959 BMW 507 Series II Roadster. Courtesy of Bonhams The BMW 507 Roadster is one of the rarest and most valuable BMWs ever made. Only 253 examples were sold because a starting price of $9,000 in the late 1950s proved too expensive for most buyers. This example will be auctioned off soon and is expected to sell for between $1.9 million and $2.3 million. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. If you've never heard of the BMW 507 Roadster, don't worry. With a mere 253 sold, most ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Autos, Jaguar, Monaco, Bmw, Mercedes Benz, Rainer, Bonhams, Kristen Lee, Max Hoffman, Becker Mexico, BITranspo, Car Auction, BMW 507


Mazda's Miata sports car triumphed in 2020 thanks to dealer incentives and buyers needing a pandemic escape

The 2020 Mazda Miata Club. Alanis King/Business Insider Winter is generally a time when convertibles sell slowly, but the Mazda Miata experienced strong sales in December 2020. Miata sales increased by 58.1% between December 2019 and December 2020 and increased by 13.6% overall between 2019 and 2020. This was potentially due to people having extra disposable income lying around and extra dealership incentives, according to analysts from iSeeCars, Edmunds, the Cox Automotive. Visit Business...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, US news, Car Buying, Autos, Fiat, Kelley Blue Book, Edmunds, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mazda Miata, Miata, Karl Brauer, Porsche Boxster, Cox Automotive


Jeep finally joins rivals like Mazda, Hyundai, and Kia in offering 3-row SUV - see the new Grand Cherokee L

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Jeep The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee marks the model's brand-new, fifth generation. For the first time ever, the Jeep Grand Cherokee L will offer a third-row option — making it competitive with models from Volvo, Honda, and Mazda. No pricing or further information regarding the two-row models was announced at this time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a hot second since we've gotten a new Jeep Grand Cherokee. On Thursday, the automaker...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Fca, Autos, Kia, Volvo, SUVs, Jeep, Mazda, Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kristen Lee, Volvo Honda, BITranspo, 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L, 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Mercedes' flagship EV will have a giant, 56-inch screen spanning the entire width of the car - check it out

MBUX Hyperscreen. Mercedes-Benz The MBUX Hyperscreen is a giant screen that'll go in Mercedes-Benz's upcoming flagship EV, the EQS. It will stretch across the entire width of the car. The curved, OLED screen is over 56 inches wide. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mercedes-Benz appears to be going all-in with the screens. Or screen, I should say.Not only can the brand's new S-Class flagship be fitted with as many as five screens, but the German automaker also wants to ou...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes, EVs, Daimler, Kristen Lee, BITranspo, Mercedes-benz Eqs, Mercedes Benz Vision EQS, Hyperscreen, MBUX Hyperscreen, MBUX Hyperscreen Mercedes Benz, Hyperscreen Mercedes Benz Mercedes, MBUX Hyperscreen Mercedes Benz Front


Chevy Bolt EV joins trucks, SUVs, and the new Corvette as General Motors' big winners for 2020 sales

GMC Sierra. GMC General Motors published its annual sales report on Tuesday. Most trucks and SUVs saw increased sales in 2020 over 2019, according to the report. The Bolt EV also enjoyed an increase in sales last year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic buckled the auto industry and, in turn, affected car sales last year. General Motors published its 2020 sales report on Tuesday and it's mostly what you'd expect - trucks and SUVs were strong p...
Tags: Transportation, Trends, General Motors, United States, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Sierra, Car Sales, Corvette, Cadillac, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Bolt Ev, Buick, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevy Corvette


Eat like Bugatti's founder with this breakdown of the extravagant meal he would serve guests every holiday

The Bugatti Divo and the menu at La Fourchette des Ducs. Bugatti, Alanis King French automaker Bugatti is known for multi-million dollar cars that produce stratospheric amounts of power. But its founder, Ettore Bugatti, also had a passion for food and cooking. He specially prepared a holiday menu for his guests and served it to them every year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bugatti's founder, Ettore Bugatti, wasn't someone just interested in cars. He was, apparently, ...
Tags: Food, Cooking, Transportation, Trends, Recipes, Autos, Michelin, Bugatti, Ettore, Ettore Bugatti, Spindler, Kristen Lee, Bugatti Divo, BITranspo, La Fourchette, Bugatti Ettore


Donald Trump's Ferrari will head to auction during the final days of his presidency - tour the $500,000 car

2007 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe. Mecum Auctions Donald Trump's red 2007 Ferrari F430 will be for sale through Mecum Auctions from January 7 to 16. The car is expected to fetch between $400,000 and $500,000, though the first time it was auctioned, it sold for $10,000 less than its estimated price. The car comes with a copy of its original title, which has Trump's signature and the address of Trump Tower in New York City. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Every so often, you see...
Tags: Transportation, New York City, Trends, Ferrari, Autos, Donald Trump, Long Island, Trump, Mecum Auctions, Fort Lauderdale, Trump Tower, Kissimmee, Mecum, Car Auctions, Kristen Lee, Ferrari F430



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