This Is The Best Actual Spaceship To Make Into A Car

You know how sometimes you get a really stupid idea in your head, and it won't just go away until you, somehow, act upon it? Not only is this the story behind 90% of swastika tattoos, but it's also the story behind this post you're reading right now. In this case, the idea is this simple question: if you had to make… » 3/06/13 11:59am 3/06/13 11:59am

Massive Massiveosity, Thy Name is Crawler-Transporter

Their nicknames are "Hans" und "Franz," and yes, they are far from styro-puff faux Austrian bodybuilders. They're NASA's twin Crawler-Transporters; machines that make the run from the hangar to the launch pad for many of America's most important space vehicles. Gobsmacking facts: The duo are the largest self-powered… » 6/13/07 3:30pm 6/13/07 3:30pm

Classic Acrobatics: Isuzu Gemini Ad from Japan

Metafilter brings us this classic Isuzu ad from Japan, a showcase of extreme car acrobatics that make Mazda's Zoom-Zoom feats look like just another busy morning on I-95. We're not sure when the ad was produced, but as one MF commenter points out, the Isuzu Gemini models featured are circa 1985. Seriously, watch it —… » 12/31/05 8:21am 12/31/05 8:21am