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Racing and Wrenching the Old School Way: An Interview With Pike's Peak Racer Wil Kitchens

These days, it seems that F1 is raced exclusively by genetically engineered, corporately sponsored, superhumans. Look at Lewis Hamilton and tell me he wasn’t designed in a lab in some sub-basement of McLaren. All of the top tier boys got a Nomex onesie before they could walk, and their stroller had a HANS device. The… » 9/01/15 10:32pm 5 minutes ago

Mad genius creates a crazy super drone flying machine using 54 propellers

Man can’t fly but with the help of 54 drone propellers and an umbrella to protect the ol’ noggin, man can kind of fly. This mad genius made what he calls, The Swarm, which is essentially a lawn chair strapped to some metal bars and 54 counter-rotation propellers and six grouped control channels with Hobbyking… » 9/01/15 10:07pm 30 minutes ago

Dragging A Couch Behind An ATV Sure Looks Like Filthy Fun

Old couches generally don’t rank to high on the Fun Potential Scale. They usually get dragged to the curb, or gradually get moister and grosser until they’re a smelly colony of rapidly-evolving funguses, one of which just figured out how to tame fire. But add an ATV and some tow rope into the mix, and it all changes. » 9/01/15 9:30pm Today 9:30pm

The Art of Lego Scale Modeling Will Make You Wish You Were a Better Builder

The beauty of Lego is that anyone, be they a toddler or retired, can use the toy to build whatever they can imagine. However, there are some Lego fans who are a lot better at turning a pile of plastic bricks into a masterpiece, and some of their most amazing creations have been collected into a new book from No Starch… » 9/01/15 8:20pm Today 8:20pm

This Ferrari Challenge Race Was So Incredibly Bad It's Actually Amazing

Racing takes years to master. Only the best and most skilled drivers can advance to the highest levels of motorsport. The track isn’t a place for fools. Unless of course we’re talking about the gentleman racer series known as the Ferrari Challenge, where any monied jackass can buy their way in and then crash into… » 9/01/15 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Peugeot's New Fractal Concept Is Like Sexy, Sexy Math

A good concept car should really push the limits of what’s possible with regard to design and materials, and ideally leave you feeling just a bit uneasy, but in a good way. It needs to push boundaries and ideas, and I think Peugeot’s managed that with their Fractal concept, even if the name sounds right out of 1994. » 9/01/15 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

I Just Lost $25,500 On My Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 And I Couldn't Be Happier

There’s a saying: money isn’t made when you sell, it’s made when you buy, meaning that it pays to get something cheap if that thing carries future value. This notion also presents a very unique problem in that parting with said cheaply acquired item can be excruciating, especially when it’s a Caracas Red 1999… » 9/01/15 3:44pm Today 3:44pm

Mad Max: The Kotaku Review

A little more than 10 years ago, not long after I quit my job to become a freelance writer, a colleague warned me that sometimes the work could be grueling and unrewarding. “I want to talk to you when you’re writing a story only for money,” he said. It took a decade, but I finally found that assignment: reviewing Mad… » 9/01/15 2:50pm Today 2:50pm