The Multi-Unit Space Transport And Recovery Device or MUSTARD was a concept explored by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) around 1968 for launching payloads weighing as much as 5,000 lb. into orbit.
Terrifying... Well, at least to an American who's not used to the barely-cointained chaos of Delhi traffic and the moped with a backpack that is one of these three-wheelers. Well, I'll amend that my initial assesment — it was terrfying, but fun.
Nice hoodscoop and double spoiler! Click the image to annotate all of the crazy mods to this car. (H/T to stoneflysoldie!)
A car is a lot like a recipe — you need a lot of different ingredients to make it work. A great car needs appealing looks, a good chassis, a good suspension, a good transmission, a good engine, and so on. Get one of these ingredients wrong and the end product suffers.
Cold winter months usually conjure up thoughts of snow, log fires crackling and putting up your feet... Not in Formula One, where teams are hard at work developing the cars to shave hundredths of a second from their lap time in order to battle for next year's title.
Have you ever considered modifying your car, but you weren't sure if the change would make people despise you? You're in luck. Jalopnik readers know exactly what car mods will make people think you're a dirtbag.
Those Top Gear challenges where a car is shot with lasers from a plane or helicopter are almost always won by the flying aparatus. Top Gear's counterparts in Korea just beat a helicopter with a Corvette ZR1. And that's because the helicopter crashed. Whoops.
Pope Benedict XVI quit earlier today. He's the first Pope to quit in 600 or so years. He's also the first Pope to quit that has access to a Popemobile. So what happens to that armored Mercedes?
Volkswagen seems to be unstoppable. I had half on eye on the Polo WRC's progress from the start of its development, but never expected it to be able to win at only its second rally. And what a race Sweden was! With his eighth victory, Sébastien Ogier joins multiple world champion Sébastien Loeb as only the second…
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams.
In Kurosawa’s brilliant Seven Samurai, a village is saved from invaders by a septet of protectors. In case you need saving from this past weekend’s epic Nor’easter, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 8-tired Suzuki Samurai goes Kurosawa one better, but would its price take too much of your savings?
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The Baja, a press ATS, the wide open spaces of the Meadowlands. The snow was still falling. More to come.
Remember that sexy Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione that played around in the Boston blizzard yesterday? I don't know about you, but I had a great time ogling its sleek Italian body and listening to its luscious V8 engine.
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Welcome to Forgotten Cars, where we highlight fascinating cars and engines that are obscure, unrecognized and lost to the passage of time.