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How Sports Cars Work

Trace the exciting history of sports cars, from their postwar boom to the present day. Along the way, you will also find links to individual sports car profiles that offer history, specs, and photos. Here is your chance to climb behind the wheels of some the fastest and most innovative sports cars ever built.


Top 5 Ways to Get a Good Deal on a Car

 Top 5 Ways to Get a Good Deal on a Car

These top 5 ways to get a good deal on a car will help you drive off the lot with a bit more money in your pocket. Find out how to get a good deal on a car. See more »

Is texting while driving really worse than drunk driving?

 Is texting while driving really worse than drunk driving?

Is texting while driving really worse than drunk driving? Learn about why driving and texting can be worse than drunk driving. See more »

Could we power all cars entirely from wind power?

 Could we power all cars entirely from wind power?

Could we power all cars entirely from wind power? Read about wind power and whether or not we could use wind power to power all cars. See more »

How the Autobahn Works

 How the Autobahn Works

The autobahn has a reputation for high-speed freedom, but it's not as wild as you may think. Read about the autobahn at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Automotive Recalls Work

 How Automotive Recalls Work

Automotive recalls help to fix problems with cars and keep our roads safer. Learn more about automotive recalls in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Gas Pumps Work

 How Gas Pumps Work

Gas pumps are explained in this article. Learn about gas pumps. See more »

Top 10 Cutting-edge Car Questions of 2008

 Top 10 Cutting-edge Car Questions of 2008

Can you guess what we've selected as the top 10 cutting-edge car questions of 2008? Find out how we rank the top 10 cutting-edge car questions of 2008. See more »

Did da Vinci really sketch a primitive version of the car?

 Did da Vinci really sketch a primitive version of the car?

Did da Vinci really sketch a primitive version of the car? Discover the answer to the question, did da Vinci really sketch a primitive version of the car? See more »

Why did cars become the dominant form of transportation in the United States?

 Why did cars become the dominant form of transportation in the United States?

Why did cars become the dominant form of transportation in the U.S.? In this article, find out why cars became the main form of transportation in the U.S. See more »

13 Land and Water Speed Records

 13 Land and Water Speed Records

If something can move on land or water, chances are someone tried to make it move the fastest. See our list of 13 land and water speed records. See more »