The Zeppelin Train, The Aerotrain And Other Classic Streamlined Trains

Long before there were bullet trains and high-speed light rail systems, people experimented with creating super-streamlined trains that could whisk people across the country in Googie splendor. In some alternate universe, these streamlined trains of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s are still in service. » 4/19/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Unlucky Family Flees Burning Car To Find Themselves In Lion Enclosure

Remember that time in school when you set a locker on fire, so you ran, and you thought you escaped, only to be caught by Vice Principal Bone? Haha, good times, you barely survived. That's just like this one family who escaped their burning car, only to be surrounded by (possibly) famished lions. Same exact thing. » 4/19/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

The Lauge Jensen Viking Is Henrik Fisker's New Gig

When we last heard from Henrik Fisker, famed designer of BMWs and Aston Martins and his namesake Fisker Karma, his namesake Fisker Karma was dead. Turning his woes and sadness into fine, flowing creative juices, like all great artists, he just designed this bike. It's called the Viking. » 4/19/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

The Audi TT Offroad Concept Is The Big Future Of Audi's Little Coupe

The original Audi TT was a little sporty-ish coupe ostensibly based on a Volkswagen Golf. Throughout the years it's grown more aggressive, and also grown out. And while it still shares a platform with the Golf, with the Audi TT Offroad concept, the little coupe is finally growing up. Literally. » 4/19/14 1:14pm Today 1:14pm

Where To Watch Desert Racing On TV This Weekend

The San Felipe 250 off-road race will be on CBS Sports at9 PM EST tomorrow, April 20th. If you can't catch it, the broadcast runs again at 2AM, 5AM, and 4PM on the 21st and 9AM and 10PM on the 27th. » 4/19/14 12:33pm Today 12:33pm

The Biggest Thing At The New York Auto Show Was Not A Car

The easiest way to determine "hype," whatever that is, for a product is to measure the size of its media scrum. New Mustang? Meh. How about a Mercedes? Borrrrring. But Honda just enthralled everybody with a 14-year old robot. » 4/19/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Holy Cow, Another Crazy Meteor Caught on Russian Dashcam

Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again, we get a driver's seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say "wow" in Russian? » 4/19/14 11:31am Today 11:31am

That Crazy VW Golf R 400 Concept Looks Alarmingly Production-Ready

When we first saw the ridiculously powerful Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept, there was only one word to describe it: Zounds! Also, possibly "gadzooks." But while VW refuses to confirm anything yet, one word looks like it's leaping out now – real. » 4/19/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

An Open Letter to Hot Girls Posing with Cars

There are aspects of various car communities that transcend simple trends and become ubiquitous within the culture in general - concepts that are taken for granted as a staple in the community, regardless of the detriment they can potentially pose. One in particular that deserves a literary shotgun blast to the temple… » 4/19/14 10:21am Today 10:21am

What Happens When You Give A Bunch Of Hotshot Pilots GoPros

Some of the best pilots in the US Navy are assigned to fly Super Hornets from the USS George Washington. But just because you're the best at what you do, doesn't mean it's all seriousness, hard work, and downright tedium. Most of the time it looks like it's nothing but pure, unadulterated, capital-A Awesome. » 4/19/14 10:05am Today 10:05am

The Ford Mustang II Was A Minor Monstrosity

The Ford Mustang is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and that's a grand thing. As the announcer in this old ad tells you all about the competition, you can hear just how many marques its outlasted. And it might be because of the awful Mustang II. » 4/19/14 9:28am Today 9:28am