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I have to admit, I’ve rarely been as personally disappointed in a feature of a new car than I am right now with this Mustang GT California Special. This car is the only car you can buy in America right now with this one particular feature, and, somehow, Ford managed to fuck it up. I’m so hurt and confused.
Looking for a fun weekend project that promises to improve every last part of the forthcoming Summer? Do what Instructables’ Mike Warren did and combine a gas-powered chainsaw with a blender for making the smoothest margaritas without the need for a power cord.
Let’s settle in for a relaxing Spa weekend. It’s time for the World Endurance Championship to have its dress rehearsal for Le Mans: the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Here’s the Porsche 911 RSR of Abu Dhabi Proton Racing tackling Spa’s iconic big hill which gets mistakenly called Eau Rouge, but is actually Raidillon.
Wildfires ravaging the oil fields around Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada have grown from 29 to over 330 square miles this week, triggering a provincial state of emergency and a mandatory mass-evacuation. Helicopters are taking point to scout routes while rescuers are escorting immense convoys of cars to safety.
It didn’t occur to me at the time quite how ridiculous it was. I was staring at my new car, its engine out and sitting on the driveway, and I planned on driving it across the country to New York City the next day.
A lot of car buyers worry about encountering snakes at their local dealership—the slithery kind in polo shirts that try to push the TruCoat. On Thursday, a Florida car buyer came across a different kind of reptile, in the form of a six-foot long, 170 pound alligator.
One of the reasons people love playing games on the PC is because of how many options it gives you, but that can be overwhelming, too. Forza Motorsport 6 Apex tries to split the difference by offering to handle the hard work for you.
A disabled woman driving near Asheville, NC was involved in a minor fender-bender with a truck that left her Toyota Camry with a little damage, but unable to start. She called a towing company to get her back to her home in Travelers Rest, SC. When the tow truck arrived, though, the driver refused to tow her because…
When I left the world of writing about cars and bikes and tech in the back of a garage in my boxers, one thing was clear: commuting was happening. And if I was going to endure that soul-sucking drudgery again, I would do it on two wheels. So after 9,000 miles rain-or-shine, here’s what I think I have figured out.
Ridiculously cheap underwear, the new best coffee maker, and Anker’s new robot vacuum kick off today’s best deals.
In 1894 the Wright Brothers’ first flight was still nearly a decade away. But people were obsessed with figuring out how to use powered flight for any number of applications. The May 5, 1894 issue of Scientific American featured one such idea—an aero-train that could zip across the country at 150 miles per hour.
Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrated his 70th birthday on April 30, 2016 with a big royal party in Stockholm featuring an awesome choreographed rendition of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” by a Swedish army band. Looks like a groovy time.
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The British polar research ship once and formerly known as Boaty McBoatface, named by the glorious denizens of the internet, will be given the proper name of RRS Sir David Attenborough, named after the famed naturalist who narrates all of those television shows about penguins you watch on Netflix.
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In an event that seems like fun until you think about it even for a little bit, a 29-year old mother took a drive in an electric go-kart through Times Square traffic with her 5-year old daughter unsecured on her lap. When police attempted to arrest the mother, she went batshit and kicked the window out of a patrol…
Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a photo of a Toyota Paseo to celebrate!