If you’ve ever messed around with a car’s electrical system or fitted toys like auxiliary lights and winches, you may be familiar with the art of soldering– splicing wires together. It’s not hard, but there are a lot of tricks to learn to perfect the art and this video seems to cover every single one.
That thing on the rear axle — the ball of gears allowing you to take a corner? Have you ever wondered about how it works? The "Chevrolet Motor Division" is here to explain.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that a safe 102% of the readers of this site are fans of both cars and a vast and disgusting variety of sexual acts. And that’s great. My stand on cars is well established (quite pro) and when it comes to sex, I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to get the maximum genetic…
The first thing that you discover when you do a rally is that it’s just about the most fun you can have in a car. The second thing you discover is it is a humongous amount of work to even begin to run an event.
While many riders are happy to hang up their helmets when the weather gets bad, there are plenty of you who ride all year or are more than content to ride in the rain. There are lots more of you who would, if you knew how to do it right—and that’s where we come in.
I’d been a motorcyclist for one full week when a trip around the corner to get gas resulted in a downed Honda Shadow and $16,000 new right foot. I had taken the MSF course, and done countless laps around a parking lot. Surely I was ready to make a trip around the corner.
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.
What if you don’t have the flame-spitting, huge horsepower car of your dreams? What if you’re stuck driving your mom’s minivan? Can you still do a burnout? Uh hell to the yes you can.
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.
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.
The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is somehow even more pretentious than its name suggests, with a vibe that’s post-The Fall brought on by original sin but pre-The Fall of Rome (brought on by a whole bunch of sins that were way more original). It’s Hieronymus Bosch with Bugattis and if you go you’ll definitely want…
Last weekend I learned that getting aerosol-propelled carburetor cleaning fluid into your eye is one of the worst pains a man can know. Seriously, imagine your eyelid turning into a coarse file, superheated and electrified. So lesson one is BE CAREFUL.
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.
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.
The sun’s shining here in northeastern USA, and more importantly the last winter salt has finally been rained off the road. Motorcycle season hath begun. Time to blow the dust off your bike, or if you ride a temperamental jalopy like I do; execute the complex ritual of revival.
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.
There are only two ways you should see the country by wheeled vehicle: buy a convertible and take as few of your possessions as possible, or, the other way, take a bathroom, a kitchen, and all the comforts of home with you. Here’s how to do the latter without breaking the bank or breaking your mind.
A winch is tool you use to pull heavy things. Mounted to an off-road vehicle, it’s an invaluable insurance policy against getting bogged in the backcountry. Here’s a primer on how to use a Jeep-mounted winch to rescue a truck suck in a hole of slickrock.
Last year they built a quick beginner’s drift car for around $5000. Now they’re bringing a thrashed old Nissan 240SX back to decent shape and installing a twin turbo setup on a factory-fresh 370Z, too!