Summer’s coming, and that means the potential for shit like this—a can of hairspray exploding in your car—exponentially increases. A driver learned that the hard way this week, and it made for quite a visual.
Everyone should keep an inverter in their glove box for powering laptops and other electronics in the car, and $10 is a great price for this 150W model from Aukey.
Yesterday, noted local President of the United States and admirer of Grimace Donald Trump made the bold claim that Germans are ‘very bad’ and threatened to halt sales in the U.S. of German cars. The truth is, though, that German car companies build a crapton of cars in America, and are the biggest exporter, by value,…
All hail the McLaren P1 LM, the new dominant king of the ‘Ring. The McLaren P1 LM set a ridiculously quick lap time of 6:43.2—over two seconds quicker than the insane electric NIO EP9 and nearly 14 seconds quicker than a Porsche 918 Spyder—for a new overall fastest lap of the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife course.
It’s a Friday afternoon right before a holiday weekend. We’re taking it easy, just like you, and we’re blatantly stealing this idea from Deadspin. Kick back with us.
Are you ready, Elon?
Yard work sucks if all you’ve got is a push mower to tame your vast expanse of overgrown weeds and grass. What you really need is something to ride to make it much easier—like an 850-horsepower Pro-2 off-road race truck that can fly through the air once your yard has been donutted into submission.
I’m struggling to think of a relevant metaphor for this but I can’t. There’s no parallel for someone so thoroughly, lovingly, painstakingly clean something so unseen and unappreciated as the engine bay of a 1990s Mitsubishi hatchback.
Airships are a wonderful and elegant, and Google’s co-founder is looking to build what could be the largest of its kind in the world, according to a report in The Guardian. I say they’re due for a comeback.
Out of all the wearable components on a motorcycle, I would wager a bet that the most overlooked system is the bike’s suspension.
I really did not want to abandon a 2017 Kia Niro in the Nevada desert.
Leland Melvin is a unicorn of a human being. He’s been drafted to the NFL, flown in the final frontier (twice), and now, written a book called Chasing Space. On the internet, the former NASA astronaut is best known for this unforgettable photo with his two dogs, Jake and Scout, who grace the cover of his new memoir.…
Hazing is generally something stupid kids do to initiate members into a group. Generally, if you’re hazing someone at an actual place of work, or if the hazing includes things like setting people on fire, that’s not an initiation but psychopathic cruelty. It’s also what employees at an Audi repair center in Berkshire,…
Normally, people hate on engine-swapped Mazda RX-7s, as changing out the stock rotary engine makes the car too normal, too simple. This guy went the opposite direction, with a homebrew turbocharged and supercharged Toyota 1JZ straight six.
You might not need to use a Dremel all that often, but it’s one of those things everyone should keep in their tool box, if only for sanding wood and carving jack-o-lanterns, and this compact battery-operated model is marked down to $69 today on Amazon, the best price since January. There are cheaper corded models out…
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It’s like a warm breeze, blowing from a direction you can’t quite pinpoint. You look up, but you can’t see the trees swaying. Maybe it’s not a wind. Maybe it’s the Toyota MR2.
Like it or not, electric cars are the future. But to truly catch on, they have to be as good as, if not better than, the current gas-driven ones. And if somehow automakers can make the ever-elusive hydrogen fuel cells catch on, we’d be on the cusp of a permanent electric revolution. Jackie Birdsall is one of the…