Someone Made A Bumper Car Out Of A Dodge Colt And It's Amazing

I love a good bumper car match as much as the next guy, but the real problem with bumper cars is that you can't take them on the road with you when you're done, um, bumping. But what if your road-going car... was also a bumper car? » 6/04/13 1:39pm 6/04/13 1:39pm

Royal Caribbean's New Cruise Ship Features Bumper Cars, Other Things

Royal Caribbean's new Quantum-class cruise ship will feature bumper cars, for the first time ever on a cruise ship. That's the important part. For Jalops, anyways. » 4/20/13 4:00pm 4/20/13 4:00pm

Would The World Be Better If It Was A Giant Bumper Car Palace?

All you have to do is fall off of your skateboard and you realize that people are soft, and the rest of the world is hard. What if everything was soft, and cars could float? » 4/19/13 5:00pm 4/19/13 5:00pm

Chinese man drives two bumper cars in traffic

Driving a single bumper car on a public road is the act of a minor hoon. Doing so in Chinese traffic elevates you to full hoon status. Driving two bumper cars at the same time on Chinese roads makes you Hoon of the Day. » 4/14/11 1:00pm 4/14/11 1:00pm

Pretty Girls In Bumper Cars!

This stop-motion short by videographer Franck Deron is 60,000 frames of women drifting through fun, where said fun sometimes comes in the form of bumper cars. » 9/28/09 12:30pm 9/28/09 12:30pm

Street Legal Bumper Cars Prove World Is A Beautiful Place

It's easy for a gear-head to be discouraged about the state of the world, especially in times of Carpocalypse and Cash for Clunkers. But occasionally a bright light of awesome renews the spirit. Road-legal bumper cars do just that. » 8/25/09 1:00pm 8/25/09 1:00pm

IIHS: Only Smart Fortwo Gets "Good" Roof Strength Rating

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, never short of tests, put six mini/microcars to the roof strength test. The result? If you have to, you might be better off rolling a Smart Fortwo than flipping an Aveo. » 8/20/09 10:30am 8/20/09 10:30am

Kia Soul, Insight And Prius Awarded IIHS Top Safety Ratings

Both the 2010 Honda Insight and 2010 Toyota Prius earned top safety ratings from the IIHS, meaning neither can hold it over the other's head. The cheap Kia Soul, though, is probably going to do some boasting. » 8/13/09 9:00am 8/13/09 9:00am

IIHS: No Mid-Size Cars Score "Good" In Low-Speed Collisions

The IIHS has performed another round of slow-speed bumper tests, this time demonstrating all mid-size sedans will cost you a pretty penny to repair in slow speed collisions. See how your favorite appliance auto did below. » 8/06/09 10:00am 8/06/09 10:00am

IIHS: Small Cars Are Big On Damage In Low-Speed Collisions

Microcars are often chosen for urban driving because they're affordable, fuel efficient and easy to park. With fender-benders the largest urban driving hazard, the IIHS tested bumpers on seven popular microcars, None earned top marks and five were rated "Poor." » 6/11/09 10:30am 6/11/09 10:30am

Street-Legal Bumper Cars Are A Carnival Nightmare Come True

Gasoline-powered street-legal bumper cars are the perfect convergence of any car guy's adult and childhood fantasies. Now one San Diego mechanic is custom building a collection of gasoline-powered and completely street-legal (and registered) bumper car cars. He outfits the vintage shells with 750cc Kawasaki bike… » 6/13/08 2:20pm 6/13/08 2:20pm

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Electric Bumper Cars

One of our first experiences with driving was behind the wheel of a bumper car at a catfish festival in rural Texas, and we've never looked back. If we had a young child in the house, we're not sure if we could deny them these "Dodgem" electric bumper cars from electronics manufacturer Maplin. These little beauties… » 11/06/07 4:15pm 11/06/07 4:15pm

Pimp My Carnival Ride: Gas-Powered Bumper Car!

Ah, the California State Fair. Apparently, there are all sorts of things happening at Cal Expo; wine contests, cattle judging, etc. But the main things we remember are concentric design painted on the water tower, the late-summer Sacramento heat and of course, the midway. And while at some point in our early teens,… » 2/15/07 1:00pm 2/15/07 1:00pm