Right now, sitting unattended and unlocked, in a pretty empty neighborhood, are three of the most valuable cars ever built — the lunar rovers from the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions. Those sweet, sweet mesh-tire’d rides could be yours for the taking — if you only knew how to drive one. That’s where we can help. »
Let’s say you’re wheeling a Maserati 250F in a vintage grand prix at Goodwood. You spin — oh no! What do you do now? »
You might remember this Volkswagen Polo ad from the earlier part of the last decade, along with the Star Wars Kid and everything else you saw on eBaumsworld. You might remember it being “banned,” or just that it was an ad that “VW doesn’t want you to see!” But it isn’t that at all.
US forces use some unique techniques to train soldiers to use shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles against enemy aircraft. So how do the crews in the sky learn to defeat similar threats? Enter the Man Portable Survivability Trainer (MAST), the shoulder fired missile simulator of the future. »
Down in Queenstown, NZ they have a downhill luge sort of thing like you find in the more hilly and less litigious parts of the world. Ken Block was just there and posted a video of the run set to Mario Kart tunes. It’s... fantastic.
Okay, so technically Google wants this poor driver to turns onto the Orange Blossom Trail in Florida, I think, maybe, but instead of just being like “please turn on this road” like it normally does, it just explodes into a tidal wave of explosive verbal diarrhea. »
Keeping with old the adage of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Germany’s Big Three are working together to buy a controlling stake in Nokia’s Here mapping unit. The move is partially to keep it out of the hands of Google, Apple, or Facebook, but mainly to give the automakers a leg up on both self-driving vehicles… »
Is that even a valid question when Classic Recreation’s ‘68 Villain costs $150,000 compared to the Ford Mustang GT’s starting price of $33,125? You tell me. »
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Tesla is out with its first quarter financial results for the year, and aside from continuing to promise the Model X in Q3, delivering 11,160 cars for the quarter, and still on track to sell 55,000 vehicles for the year, it also pulled in another $51 million for selling Zero Emissions Vehicle credits to other… »
Ever stare at the barest pieces of concrete and metal preventing you from veering off a bridge and plummeting hundreds of feet to your watery grave below, and wondering how they test all that? Me neither, let’s be honest. But if you did, it’s exactly how you think they’d do it. By crashing big stuff into it. »
In what is an unbelievably rare, if not unprecedented occasion, a Saudi Airlines Airbus A330 landed at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport today for technical reasons. The aircraft was empty, on a return trip from Brussels and it remains unclear if the stop was actually planned or part of an in-flight emergency. »
There is no shortage of tales of stealerships and places taking advantage of people. These establishments should be called out when applicable, but if you buy a crappy car for little money and something goes wrong a year later, it might just be bad luck...or a bad owner. »
I didn’t think I would like it very much. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m willing to admit it now: when I first asked you for car suggestions, and you told me to import a Nissan Skyline GT-R, I wasn’t very excited about it. I figured it would be just another used Japanese car: an overhyped, overrated dinosaur, and… »
Earlier in the year I was talking to a few friends...artists, builders, about the current old truck trends. Slammed C10s are rad, but everyone has done them. Dropped effies are common as a cold around any hot rod show. They’re everywhere. When I had my ‘54 F100 at AutoRama last year people did not know what to think… »