For reasons beyond my explanation, I am somewhat obsessed with the Pilbara, the big chunk of desert in Western Australia where much of the country’s mining goes on. Here is a slice of life from this chunk of money desert.
Hell has officially frozen over. The evil forces of the world have taken over. The universe has made its anti-fun stance known, culminating in the $3,000 fine lobbied against Australian Supercars driver Chaz Mostert for doing a sick burnout that would make every hoon in Australia shed a single tear of glee.
Do you remember being 12? I sure do. I seem to recall having a pretty good time at 12, and while there were things I was good at, I can’t say I would have trusted myself to drive a car for 8 feet when I was 12. Just picture your 12-year-0ld self in your head while you take in this information: Police in a remote…
The South Australia Police, in an article published to its website titled “Tank goodness he’s off the roads!”, have apprehended a 28-year-old man after he was pulled over while dragging a massive rainwater collection tank on a broken trailer attached to an unregistered car.
An Australian motorcyclist found himself both attacked and saved by a mattress flying off the back of a truck last night. As it appears to be moving season, it’s a good video reminder to tie down your mattress right.
Well, this almost got extremely real.
Be on the lookout for massive out-of-control truck trailers full of tons and tons of mass to come barreling at you randomly, folks.
Every time I think to myself, “Nah, I probably don’t need to buy a dashcam,” I see a video like this and then I start browsing Amazon all over again.
“What time’s high tide, mate? Maybe we can sail it out of here!”
There are fewer jets that are beaten up on more than the F-35, but we couldn’t help but share this little nugget from Australia: the nation’s Air Force grounded a pair of its F-35s last weekend, for fear of thunderstorms.
It finally happened and I’m so glad it did. A day after Australian Improved Production Car Championship racer Jordan Cox became internet famous for his antics duking it out with a Toyota AE86 in his Honda Civic, he got the Initial D treatment we were all thinking about.
War. Diminishing natural resources. Distrust of our most cherished institutions—and each other. Disappointing launch titles for new video game systems. My friends, we find ourselves in dark times. We look everywhere for answers and find none. The time is ripe for a hero to rise and give the people the hope they crave.
Man, forget NASCAR and its participation trophy stage racing. Forget Formula One and how even the drivers don’t give a shit this year. The only racing I want to watch is Australia’s Improved Production Car Championship, and this wacky Honda Civic vs. Toyota AE86 battle is the best thing I’ve seen on track in forever.
Why buy a Bugatti Veyron when you can have a fancy Beetle with green stripes and half the power for the same price? Just when you thought the 911 R pricing reached its most ridiculous point, a dealer down under has one listed for 1.19 million AUS (aprox. $920,000 USD)
Let’s meet Oli Wardrope. That’s him wrestling a six-foot python out from under his family’s truck casually before he has to head to school.
Living here in the U.S., if we hear about a navy it tends to be the U.S. Navy. Big aircraft carrier this, screaming fighter jet that. And there are plenty of documentaries about those. But smaller navies, like the Australian Navy? They’re more fascinating than you may realize. Gimme all that, and the frigate HMAS …
Dashcam footage captured a Toyota Hilux run a red light, get T-boned and dramatically roll over, all hilariously to the tune of “It Wasn’t Me,” the 2000 hit from Shaggy.
Australia’s Mount Panorama Circuit is one of the greatest tracks in the world. Watch this howling Audi R8 LMS take it on and you’ll understand why.
Americans and Australians share so much when it comes to a common language, values of liberal democracy, and certain similarities of history. But the Yanks and the Aussies are just different enough that they often look at each other sideways—whether it’s disagreements over snacks or confusion with slang. Which is…
Mmm... routine municipal work. I don’t know about you, but when I’m looking to decompress for a few minutes during a stressful day, I like to pour a fresh cup of coffee, sit back and soak in basic tasks carried out on a day-to-day basis, like a new road being built.