One Man’s Imperfect Quest To Build Sportbikes In America

Anytime anyone rags on one of Erik Buell’s motorcycles, I have to fight an overwhelming urge to pick them up and shake them. “Don’t you understand his story?!” I shout in my head. Not enough people do, so let’s fix that once and for all. It’ll make you appreciate the quirky, flawed genius of his motorcycles. » 5/14/15 2:20pm 5/14/15 2:20pm

10 Holiday Travel Tips From A Man From The Future With A Teleporter

Holiday traveling couldn't be easier, thanks to the fact that I'm from the future and have access to insanely advanced matter-teleportation technology. And even though all of you reading this are disgusting, backwards simpletons, I'm delighted to give you my Top 10 Turkey-Day Teleporter Travel Tips! Hang on! » 11/27/14 1:00pm 11/27/14 1:00pm

Why New Technology Means We'll Build Cars Downton Abbey-Style In The…

Back in the early days of automobiles, when you had to be I-have-three-footman wealthy to own a horseless carriage, the way most cars were sold was in two distinct parts: an automobile company would sell you an engine/rolling chassis unit, and then you'd have a body built by a coachwork company. » 1/17/13 9:00am 1/17/13 9:00am

Alessandro Porta Artwork Makes Us Fantasize About Dystopian Mass Transit

Luigi Colani-esque buses? Check. Dinosaurs? Check. AT-AT walkers? Check. Syd Mead-like construction vehicles? Check. Star Destroyers? Check. The artwork of Alessandro Porta is straight out of our 11-year-old dreams (before we started to hit puberty and they went all Heavy Metal » 9/08/08 12:00pm 9/08/08 12:00pm). Porta is a car designer with his own…

The Solution To Truck-Related Wind Drag: Box Fans!

Kambiz Salari, a researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has used a very simple method to solve a consequence of driving a truck. Salari has applied for a patent that will reduce the aerodynamic drag that accompanies driving a truck by essentially placing a box fan immediately behind the cab. The… » 4/18/08 12:00pm 4/18/08 12:00pm