It is a story about a ‘colorful’ Skipper of a Ticonderoga-Class Guided Missile Cruiser and a little Pygmy Goat that got the ride of its life across the Pacific Ocean. It has brought controversy and instability to a crew, heavy media attention to a goat, and the end of said Skipper’s career, and we have an inside… »
If there’s anything the late model crash we posted this week really shows, it’s why you should let the response team do their jobs. As some have pointed out, the first two people to arrive at the car weren’t part of the response team at all. They were a pit steward for the series and a member of the driver’s pit crew. »
Police are on the hunt for two street racers in Florida following the death of 18-year-old Julie Michele Castor. According to video evidence, the two drivers were “racing in and out of traffic,” causing Castor to crash her 2006 Toyota Corolla. Castor survived the initial crash and exited the vehicle, but was hit by… »
The year was 1972 and one California Ford dealer had a vision to make a domestic 2+2 sports coupe to rival the likes of the Datsun 240Z and Porsche 914. The 175hp turbocharged Ford Pinto Pangra was born and around 50 were produced. »
Robin in the rain, what a saucy fellow.
Robin in the rain, mind your socks of yellow.
Running in the garden on your nimble feet,
Digging for your dinner with your long strong beak.
Robin in the rain, you don’t mind the weather.
Showers always make you gay.
But the worms are wishing you would stay at home.
Robin on a rainy… »
If Porsche ownership is the proverbial litmus test to tell if a man is overcompensating, the decision to own a Lamborghini is how you know that the lobotomy was a success. When you realize that now even you can indulge in the crazy with this project Lamborghini Murcielago, the only question left is: Is it worth it? »
Don’t go backwards into pit lane, don’t pull into your pit stall nose-first, and absolutely, under any circumstances, do not wreck each other out in a big crash on the way in. The NASCAR Xfinity Series seemed to have trouble with that last one yesterday. »
If you need a last minute Mother’s day gift idea (or if you just happen like reading yourself), Amazon’s knocking $20 off the Kindle and highly-rated Kindle Paperwhite today. The Kindle Voyage isn’t included this time around, but the Paperwhite probably delivers the best bang for the buck in the lineup anyway, so… »
Let this insane three-way battle between the #8 Audi, #17 Porsche and #7 Audi LMP1-class World Endurance Championship prototypes illustrate all the fun nuances of hybrid race cars. Running out of the added electric power must hit you like a brick when you’re in the middle of a battle like this.
Last name Ever. First name Greatest. SpongeBob SquarePants has been all over American race cars this year, and the world is better for it. This weekend, Bubba Wallace will run everyone’s favorite pineapple-dwelling sponge in Xfinity, but he’s not the only one getting marketing dough from Nickelodeon this year. »
An all female USAF C-17A Globemaster III crew from the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron participated in Exercise Eager Lion 2015. All-female crews are not an unheard of thing within America’s air forces, but fielding one during a Middle East exercise stands in stark contrast to how many countries in the region… »
Tesla Motors Inc. has very quietly started to sell used cars online, following in the footsteps of larger car companies. Its new certified vehicle program brings down the staggering costs of one of their electric cars while still ensuring manufacturer maintenance and repairs. »
Stephen Windon, the director of photography on Fast and Furious 6 and Furious 7, will make his directorial debut on a new movie called Full Throttle, because apparently if you’re telling a story that involves a motorcycle, you have to have the words “full throttle” somewhere in the title. »
The Audi R18 is one of the fastest cars out there at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, and every part of its design has been optimized for speed. The aerodynamics may get a bit borked when the driver’s door flies off, though.
After his catamaran got caught in rough surf, Ian Sloan and his crew were faced with a tricky decision: face the treacherous waves to bring the boat in through Southport Seaway, or sail for two days to Brisbane, where the seas were quieter. Sloan chose the former, and stuck one of the most impressive landings we’ve… »
So says AP reporter Jenna Fryer, who posted these photos of a suspiciously tame mullet on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
According to Wikipedia only two funerals, in recorded history, have had greater attendance by free will than Ayrton Senna’s. They were the funerals of Pope John Paul II, who was recently beatified as a saint, and the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Let that settle in for a minute. »
My wife’s B5 Passat put the final nail in its coffin when it decided to free all the coolant from the heater core so we decided that it might be time to pick up something newer. I found a dead Civic Hybrid at a nearby auction and decided to buy it and attempt to repair it. »
Spending the day at Ikea is a fun treat in the best of times, a relationship-destroying nightmare in the worst. For one Airbus designer, though, following the yellow arrows around the bins of votive candles and wall hooks was a breakthrough moment. »