Here's the wooden boat that will soon be stuffed with a Nissan V8

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. » 12/28/11 3:30pm 12/28/11 3:30pm

1971 Evinrude Outboard

Welcome to Down On The Street » 11/28/08 9:00am 11/28/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Alameda has flotillas of trailered boats parked on the street, what with it being an island and all, but I haven't been paying much attention to them for this series. However,…

Audi R8 Inspired Catamaran Conceptually Cruises Dubai Coast

A Swedish company called Vizualtech has rendered up an Audi R8 » 9/29/08 5:40pm 9/29/08 5:40pm-inspired catamaran for a Dubai-based race boat establishment. The gorgeous 29-foot cat, called the R 8.8 BioCat, features gullwing doors, and is said to be designed for either a single biodiesel V10 or twin V8 gas engines. Top speed? 110 MPH, which is damn …

Not Quite An Ekranoplan

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.… » 7/02/07 8:00pm 7/02/07 8:00pm

Mukilteo Ferries: Ship Containing Cars, Passengers, Crashes

Okay, we admit that we essentially chose this story as a chance to make a totally obscure reference in the headline, but what is Jalopnik but a wanton vanity project that we're attempting to bring y'all along on? That aside, a ferry with a capacity of 124 cars and 1,200 passengers smacked into a piling at a… » 6/01/07 4:30pm 6/01/07 4:30pm

Hoon of the Day: We All Win With Safe Boating!

While it's true that vehicle jumping is inherently hoongasmic, a self-respecting hoon may also choose to risk his own skin (and that of others) via vehicle dragging. Take these hoons, for instance- the formula here is (pickup truck + beater boat) x (boredom + beer) = hoonage. Maybe they don't measure up to the…

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