Everyone knows that the best things in life are usually in your rose-tinted memories. Your first kiss, that time you found $100 on the ground, and the first time you did a standing burnout in a Wal-Mart parking lot will never be beat in terms of sheer awesome, but they may be forgotten over time.
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What do you think of when you think of British motorsports? Jaguars, Aston Martins, Lotuses, and Morgans doing fast things? Loud noises? Beautiful shades of green paint? The British motorsports scene wasn’t always like that.
Remember that Volkswagen Jetta I’m trying desperately to unload, I mean, give away to the person with the craziest idea of what to do with it? Ten finalists will be chosen on Monday for you to vote on, and each project is just as insane as what’s pictured here. You have been warned.
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The mid-engined Chevrolet Corvette. It is as mythical and fleeting as a unicorn, or the new Frank Ocean album. For decades now—literally decades—General Motors has flirted with a mid-engined ‘Vette that could really take the fight to European exotics. It has never happened. So why is GM now spending $290 million to…
Taking a page out of BMW i’s book, Mercedes-Benz might create a separate brand just for its electric vehicles. These cars would reportedly come from an existing Mercedes plant, and if everything moves along smoothly, the company could give this decision the green light by as early as next month.
Let’s be honest: Mini probably isn’t aiming the 2016 Cooper S Convertible at the super-tall, Nürburgring-based professional touring car driver demographic. I tested this car because BMW, Mini’s parent company, combined the launch of this car with the M2 and made us drive it first. That’s how I found myself in Southern…
Zero-gravity 3D printing is already operating on the International Space Station, but it can only crank out dinky pieces of plastic. Russian engineers think their space printer can do better—by creating viable replacement parts for the station on the station.
The late 1930s were dark times for Britain. War was on the horizon, and things were about to get very, very tough. But some periodicals tried keeping things light with utopian visions of tomorrow. Like this March 5, 1938 cover of Modern Wonder which featured the streamlined transportation of the future. The magazine…
If you don’t know 18-year-old Koyama Miki (小山美姫), you’re far from alone, but it’s definitely ignorance you should correct. She’s in the Japanese Formula Four Championships and, like a lot of young racers, she’s gunning for a slot in F1. She’s good enough that Honda just let her thrash an S660 in a brand new commercial.
Are you having a rough time out there? Worried about the state of things? Does the likelihood of economic collapse and resource wars within the next few years keep you up at night? Do not worry, for in the meantime, we have this two-tone Mazda Miata with a denim interior and it’s really neat.
The Brits leaving the EU is really a strike against global harmony in favor of fear and nationalism. It sucks. But! Cars.
Drone racing is exciting in its own right, but for spectators the sport still can’t quite match the horsepower and top speeds of auto racing—or can it? Nissan’s GT-R drone, designed and built by Tornado XBlades Racing, can hit a top speed of 115 miles per hour. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in under 1.3 seconds.
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