Originally Posted by Itsed65
The best way to do it is to take two separate exposures from a tripod and layer them together using layer masks in Photoshop or whatever editor you use. One exposure for the car, one exposure for the lights.
Barring that, shoot in RAW and just play with the sliders, cranking the highlights way down, and crank the shadows way up, but that will make for a noisier file.
Essentially, it's HDR with two exposures... but, you can also do even more if you want (3, 5, 7 exposure shots). Then, you can use something like Photomatix to blend it all in, or Photoshop.