The Hilariously Sketchy Slip Of Paper You Need To Drive In 150 Countries

In the stale air of a AAA office, I looked up from a poorly-cut paper pamphlet to the dead eyes of the old man handing it to me. “This can’t be legit,” I said as I flipped through my newly-minted International Driving Permit. Yet, incredibly, it was. Here’s your definitive guide to the absurd (but real) IDP. »9/25/15 12:35pm9/25/15 12:35pm

What To Do When You're The First On The Scene At An Accident

With the right knowledge and a little bit of forethought, the first person on the scene at a motorcycle accident can make the difference between life and death. I just wish I’d thought about this stuff before I found a rider down, trapped under his own bike on a desolate road. Here’s what happened. »9/23/15 12:05pm9/23/15 12:05pm

Should You Swap Your Headlight Bulbs For LEDs?

LED headlights throw extremely intense light with very little draw on your car’s electrical system. Now that they’re trickling down to the aftermarket, you can buy a simple plug-in “LED retrofit kit” that straight swaps your halogen bulbs. We installed a set to see if that’s actually a good idea. »9/02/15 1:58pm9/02/15 1:58pm

How To Get A Cheap Motorcycle And Not Crash It

The problem is, most things are Good in inverse proportion to the degree to which they’re Fun. Broccoli is Good; Bacon is Fun. Taxes are Good; Casinos are Fun. Gyms are Good; Bars are Fun. You get the picture. But assuming, as I do, that all of us must live at least a little, few things are less Good and more Fun than… »7/29/15 4:30pm7/29/15 4:30pm

How to Deal with Traffic (or How I Do it)

I started a new job two weeks ago and now have to drive through the city to get to and from the office. This is a new concept for me as my commute for the past 4 years has been 15 minutes, tops, so a 30+ mile jaunt on Boston’s packed highways was more than a slight deviation. The good news is that I have not gone… »7/17/15 12:44pm7/17/15 12:44pm

Painting Your Exhaust: Why, How, And What It Looks Like After

The exhaust on my sportbike was starting to look like crusty lines of crap left by a camel in the Simpson Desert. But I can’t afford new pipes, so I started looking for “preservation” solutions. That brought me to silica-ceramic coating header paint, so here’s everything you need to know about it. »7/15/15 2:24pm7/15/15 2:24pm

How To Watch Motorsports In Person And Enjoy It, As You Should

Do you like watching racing? One of the most awesome things you could do—ever—is go to a race in person. Meet your heroes, watch the cars and marvel in awe. Here’s how to avoid coming back an exhausted, sunburnt-to-a-crisp sad shell of your former being and actually have a good time, as you absolutely should.… »7/01/15 3:40pm7/01/15 3:40pm

How A LeMons Team Got A $200,000 RV For One Percent Of Its Original MSRP


My team loves crap can racing, but doesn’t love partying in a dirty crap can paddock or sleeping in a dirty crap can tent. Then the solution appeared. Thanks to a little website called Copart and people with a lot of time on their hands, we got a $200,000 RV for $4,000. Here’s how it’s done. »5/25/15 2:00pm5/25/15 2:00pm