This is today’s Aviation History Speed Round, getting you caught up on milestones and important historical events in aviation from May 23 through May 26. »
When Sally Ride died in 2012, her obituary noted a new fact that was widely picked up: that she was survived by her partner, Tam O'Shaughnessy. The first American woman in space suddenly became a more complicated figure. Now Lynn Sherr, a journalist and friend of Ride, has created a brilliant and eye-opening biography. »
As the automotive industry matures, the oddballs get weeded out. Which weirdo was the most intriguing? »
In a world with big name racing such as Formula One, NASCAR, FIA’s World Endurance Championship, and Indycar, many lesser known racing organizations are left without the audience and publicity they deserve.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Landon Cassill not only finished the whole Coca-Cola 600 last night at Charlotte, but he ran to NASCAR Hall of Fame afterwards, exactly 13.92 miles away. Dude is a beast. »
It’d take one hell of a video game to live up to the brilliant, relentless action of Mad Max: Fury Road. This does not appear to be that video game.
The Honda S600 wasn’t officially sold in America, but if you happen to find one, buy it because the possibilities are endless with this classy little roadster. For starters, it’s very easy to triple its horsepower, which will make it faster than many expensive sports cars attacking the canyons. »
Lorenzo Bertelli is out of the hospital with no serious injuries after rolling over on SS10 of Rally Portugal. He is very fortunate, since he had to wait more than three hours for an ambulance after the crash.
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Russia’s innovative “Special Firefighting Vehicle” is being thrust into operation with the Russian Army. It will supposedly go where no fire truck or human can and will be assigned missions including everything from search and rescue, to putting out fires at weapons depots, to creating fire-lines for forest fire… »
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Comics are ubiquitous in Japan. Known as “manga” (漫画, マンガ), they are used not just for entertainment, but also for education and promotional materials. Many big Japanese corporations have manga for marketing purposes, and Nissan’s current CEO Carlo Ghosn even has his own! But if flipping pages is too much work for… »
I spotted these folks over at Hyperfest at VIR a little while back. There’s a rollcage, an LS-something V8, and at least several body panels from a Mazda Miata. »
A legit looking 2016 Range Rover pricing guide has leaked, putting the base Range Rover Sport SE at $64,950 and the new Td6 diesel version starting just $1,500 higher at $66,450. Not a cheap car, but an amazingly inexpensive premium for diesel. »
The garage is often a neglected, messy space. With a little organization and a few handy projects, though, we can get much more use out of our garages and also modernize them. Here are our top 10 garage upgrade ideas.
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