This Gruff Old Army Truck Has The Perfect License Plate

The K5 Chevy Blazer was a sweetheart of the US Army in the 1980's, but since then pretty much all of them have been sold as surplus to find their way into the hands of regular folks. Regular folks who love America, and are cool with being mistaken for the military everywhere they roll up. » 8/21/14 4:59pm 25 minutes ago

Vintage Movies Of Jalopy Races With Elevator Muzak Are Oddly Soothing

These movies seem to have been digitized to promote a company's 8mm to digital transfer services, but they're pretty engaging on their own. The use of elevator-music background tracks with the chaos of mid-century dirt track racing is at first disconcerting, and then gets strangely soothing. » 8/21/14 4:40pm 44 minutes ago

I Saw All The Cool Stuff At Pebble Beach Without Spending a Dime

Ahh, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance: America's finest annual automotive event held under a constant stream of light mist. Oh, sure, I know the Amelia Island Concours is an excellent event with wonderful vehicles. But nothing can quite top Pebble Beach if you're discussing, for instance, overall umbrella usage. » 8/21/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

Miniguns In HD At Dusk Look Like Lead Laser Cannons

The Minigun was originally designed by General Electric (you will never look at your microwave the same again will you?) in 1962 and has been in continuous use since then. M134 is all about volume of fire, as it spews streams of 7.62X51 ammo at up to 6,000 rounds per minute. » 8/21/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

This Corvair Trike Is A Cooler DeltaWing

There's currently a bit of controversy over the Nissan-Panoz DeltaWing design, but if you ask me, the best thing for all lovers of triangular-shaped cars to do is let the big boys fight it out while the rest of us enjoy this incredible Corvair trike. » 8/21/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Flooded Salt Flats Viewed From A Drone Looks Like A Freaky Sci-Fi Set

16-year-old Kaylin Stewart is trying to hit 200 MPH on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and is making a movie about speed-record holding women in the process. Her scheduled run got rained out last week, but at least she got some really cool footage of the Flats like you've never seen them; as the lakes they once were. » 8/21/14 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

YouTube Video of Brutal Killings at Sea Sets Off International Mystery

Three days ago, an extended video popped up on Youtube of five mariners being shot to death in the open ocean on the wreckage of their boat, as their killers guffaw and chatter from the decks of their larger crafts. Where was the footage shot? Who were the victims and their killers? So far, no one knows for certain. » 8/21/14 2:35pm Today 2:35pm

These Armored Cars Are Unbelievably Inconspicuous

You hear "armored passenger car" and think of something a dictator would ride in to plow through a picket line of peasants. But apparently a lot of folks want the protection without the high-profile, as proven by this incredibly eclectic selection of armored cars for sale on this Colombian classifieds site. » 8/21/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

40 Years Of The Volvo 240: Why People Still Love The Slow Swedish Boat

If you were to describe the Volvo 240 in a vacuum you'd get a car that sounds rather drab and boring, the kind of vehicle easily forgotten by history. Yet, 40 years after its introduction, gearheads and laypeople alike still love the 240. » 8/21/14 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Cheaper Tie-Downs, $50 off $125 at Advance, Wet/Dry Vacs [Deals]

These ratcheting tie downs have a respectable 1100 pound load limit and 3300 pound breaking strength, and you can get a four-pack for just $20 today. [ Highland 12' Heavy Duty Ratchet Tie Downs, $20] » 8/21/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

The Daily Mail Thinks The Hindustan Ambassador Is A "Sports Car"

I know, as a car enthusiast, I can't expect mainstream media to focus on cars in the same way or with the same intensity as I would. I know this. But still, I think we can expect at least a minimum of accuracy. The Daily Mail doesn't seem to agree, since they call a hardtop Hindustan Ambassador a "sports car" and a… » 8/21/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm