San Diego police are reportedly planning to investigate some schmuck named Blake Wilkey, after he put up a video of himself (now cresting half a million views) in an 800 horsepower dune buggy going completely apeshit on unclosed, public roads.
Everyone who told you that you never use math when you grow up was lying. I used math just the other day to figure out some awesome shit: if it makes sense for me to rent a shipping container as a garage for my crappy ass old car.
Well, the Baja’s broke again. But after so many breakdowns, this one doesn’t even bother me. Let me tell you why.
We’ve all heard the story of how Raphael Orlove rolled his dream car, a 1973 Baja Bug, but have you seen it? Thanks to the very talented Sam Woolley and our latest video series, Worst Car Stories, now you can.
It was supposed to be an easy fix.
What are you doing reading this website! There’s car repair you should be doing!
If you want a capable and sensible offroader, get yourself a Jeep, a truck, a buggy. Or, you know, don’t.
I’m the only motherfucker dumb enough to drive an old VW Baja Bug in the middle of New York City. Volkswagen hauled their modern Baja, called the Dune Concept, to the potholed streets of Manhattan for a press drive. In spite of my previous assertions, they let me drive their hideously expensive one-of-one prepro car,…
No! But it sure can try.
As a person who has crashed a number of cars in a number of situations, let me tell you that I have never found a better way to wreck than in the snow.
I bought an old lifted VW Beetle two years ago because it was cheap. Cheap to buy and cheap to own. As it turns out, Baja Bugs are still crazy affordable.
Dear lord do I adore Stéphane Henrard's diesel VW Buggie running in the 2015 Dakar Rally.
It all started with a bent pushrod tube a few months back.
I have long been a proponent of owning old and classic cars, that life isn't so bad driving what the rest of the world might think of as a clunker or an old jalopy. I was wrong.
It all started with a long drive from New York City to West Virginia.
"It's tippy-er than I thought it'd be," Wyatt says. It's unclear if he means that the car turns in faster than he expected, or if the car feels like it's going to roll over. I get the sense he means the latter.
I looked over my shoulder and all there was was darkness. Sheet rain was falling and the road was only slick where it wasn't flooded. I was just cresting a mountain up on New Hampshire state highway 16, and Death was riding in the passenger seat.
[Here we see a wild Baja Bug far outside its natural desert habitat. This vehicle was spotted in the Pennsylvania forest near the running of the STPR round of the Rally America championship. Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove]
Did your car's engine just explode? Did your truck have a critical axle failure? Don't worry, as the world's greatest mechanic, I can repair it. Why? Because I just fixed my car's headlight, ALL BY MYSELF.