Over 4,500 passengers and 1,600 crew members were on their way from New York to Florida and the Bahamas when their ship got tossed around like a rag doll and was forced to turn back, the Detroit Free Press reports. Four people were injured in what can only be described as a vacation from hell.
You know you’re having an interesting weekend when you see a 924 turning laps and almost wish you’d brought your finicky front-engined Porsche. Then we’d have four cars to break! Here’s the quick rundown of how my LeMons experience has been a tad more authentic than usual.
In a shocking display of teamwork or something, I’ve teamed up with The Truth About Cars’ W. Christian “Mental” Ward and the 3 Pedal Mafia crew to dominate the 24 Hours of LeMons’ Real Hoopties of New Jersey this weekend. (And by “dominate,” I mean it’ll probably be a moving chicane when I’m driving.)
There are few wagons bigger than today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Caprice, but if that alone is not long enough, this one comes with a boat and trailer to sweeten the deal. You’re going to have to decide however if that helps to keep the price from sinking the deal.
It was an experiment in the late 50s to make a speedboat with a BMW 507 engine and design. But then the boat disappeared for decades, until a young guy heard of the boat, found and restored it.
Sydney's Homebush Bay is home to many a broken and forgotten ship, but at least one of those derelict boats still houses a bit of life. The SS Ayrfield, long decommissioned, has a mangrove forest growing from its corpse.
Last summer, Nissan told us they'd donated a 5.6-liter V8 from an Infiniti QX56 to a boatbuilding project. That engine went to Alabama to be marinized. But what of the boat part? It's a 20-foot, wood-hulled 1962 Chris-Craft Holiday, now being refurbished by grizzled boatbuilders somewhere in Maine.
I hope to soon scream "I'm on a boat... powered by a 5.6-liter V8 pulled out of an Infiniti QX56." Seriously, Infinit's donated their friendly alien monster luxury SUV to the Tennessee Technical Center-Nashville/Nashville State Community college to have the engine sucked out and readied for placement in an actual…
If you've been concerned about what kind of mutant art car you would take to this year's Burning Man or have just always really wanted a Hyundai that looked like a boat, today is your lucky day. This custom Boat-undai is currently on Ebay looking for a new captain/driver.
With the front-end of a truck and the rear-end from a Corvette, the Python amphibious vehicle can go 60 MPH on the water, making it the fastest amphibious vehicle ever. Photos and details below.
Inspired by the split rear window and svelte shape of the 1963 Corvette, Bo Zolland created this speedboat as homage. The designer pictures it at SEMA, being towed by some monstrous GM SUV, but we'd rather use it to run up and down the river outside the RenCen to remind the General that they used to make cars that…
Since GM continues to ignore our online petitions for an amphibious Corvette, we guess we could get along in a speedboat meant to mimic one. That's where Malibu Boats comes with it's LS7-powered monster. Every detail from the car was lifted for this hot-rodded boat, including actual Corvette seats, dash, tail-lamps…
We rarely write about boats on tha Jalop. We even more rarely write about boats that don't travel under some sort of mechanical power. While the dugout canoe may be the true inverse of the unlimited hydroplane, we have to drop some qualified props to the crew of the Stallion — likely known in Japan as the Starion — in…
Through the glorious bounty of YouTube, we've dug up this episode of Clarkson's old Extreme Machines series, wherein a more-frotastic, younger Jezza flies around in a P-51, bombs across Lake Mead in a hydroplane and then checks out luxo-pimp options in jet travel. Parts 2 &3 after the jump.
Sho 'nuff, it is impossible for a single human being to consume too much English Russia. The finest site on the web presents this wacky-ass Soviet-era contraption, which was apparently some type of amphibious vehicle. To us, it looks like a Messerschmitt bubble car crossed with a Japanese Kaiten torpedo submarine.…