Ford maintains a 66 mile course of sand and slag to test their trucks off-road, and after whipping the 2017 Ford Raptor through it they say the new aluminum-bodied 3.5 liter turbo truck made a 25 percent improvement on lap times over the old 6.2 V8. »
Ever wonder what World War II would have looked like if it were fought with X-Wings and TIE fighters? Me neither, but this short film that puts an old war bonds ad in the Star Wars universe is incredibly well done and insanely entertaining. »
A law that would finally make lane-splitting in explicitly legal in California has been put on the back burner because the lawmakers behind the bill aren’t exactly sure how they would make it work.
If you’re jealous of all your friends who have Bluetooth handsfree in their cars, this $18 kit can give you the same experience without buying a whole new car. The power plug even has an extra USB port so you can charge your phone. [TaoTronics Bluetooth Car Kit, $18]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00... »
Somewhere in Slovakia a storm drain was... chirping. Authorities showed up to investigate, found a female mallard pacing around it, put two-and-two together, and commenced operation Pull Some Dumb Ducks Out Of The Drain. Don’t worry, it works out and this video will cheer you up. »
Even the sinners, disbelievers, Mercedes F1 fans and other horrible people agree: Pope Francis is a cool dude. The coolest, some might say. »
You know that zit you sometimes get in your middle back that you generally forget about unless the the damn thing explodes and turns red and starts to ooze puss? That zit is former Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli and he’s gushing greasy efluvia in this column for LinkedIn misleadingly titled “What I Learned Leading a… »
This isn’t a story about a big-budget Ferrari or McLaren. This is the inside look of a car designed in a bedroom, built in a shed, and paid for with beer money. It is the greatest F1 story you’ve never, ever, ever heard. »
Batman’s chosen mode of transport has evolved a lot over the years. From swanky car to Tumbler, and even armored tanks. But with a new, heavily armored Batman in town in DC’s Batman comics, there needs to be a new Batmobile to match—and it looks completely, hilariously over the top. Bat-Truck, indeed. »
One of the highlights of the original wacky-elderly-realtive-and-pet-death-family-trip movie, National Lampoon’s Vacation, was the car specifically made for the film. That car was a biting and clever commentary on American cars of the early ‘80s. Now there’s a new Vacation movie coming, with a new car. There’s a lot… »
Honda is out with its latest annual sustainability report, and tucked away in its mid-term environmental initiatives are plans to bring some electric motorcycles to market in the next two years. But Honda’s approach is tepid at best.
In terms of looks, if a DC-8 and a P-3 ever drank to much high octane fuel and had a steamy one-night stand, the Kawasaki P-1 would be born nine months later. Japan’s home-made and high-tech multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft is a purpose-built weapon system with a lot going for it, and Japan hopes potential… »
So I’m driving along the other day in the left lane of a major interstate highway, and I get up behind a Honda CR-V with “Conserve Wild Resources” license plates. These license plates have a picture of an owl on them. It was at this moment when I knew I would soon be passing on the right. »
If you have ever contacted or done business with any dealership, you know your email inbox gets blasted with “HUGE SAVINGS” until you “unsubscribe.” Dealers know this method is fairly ineffective, but it is cheap and easy. Now some stealerships are targeting your mailbox instead of your inbox. »
Let’s say you build up a Nissan 240SX for the sole purpose of sliding and hammering through a rallycross course. What would you do with it? Yeah, I thought so. »