Our love of driving is only matched by the auto industry’s love of our money. These legends focus on the business side of the auto world: how cars are named and marketed, and what factory secrets they contain.

Honda Cog
A complicated Honda Accord commercial was achieved without the use of computer-generated images.

A Ford Able
Gangster Clyde Barrow sent a “thank you” letter to the Ford Motor Company.

Don’t Go Here
The Chevy Nova sold poorly in Mexico because “no va” means “doesn’t go” in Spanish.

Nobody’s Fuel
Car with miraculous carburetor that gets 200 MPG is mistakenly sold and then suddenly reclaimed by the manufacturer.