This 370-Mile Highway Made of Ice Stretches Through Canada Every Winter

For vast majority of the year, the only way to reach remote but lucrative gold and diamond mines in Canada's northwest is by air. But every winter, something crazy happens. A 370-mile long highway is built almost entirely on ice—and it's strong enough for 70-ton trucks laden with fuel and supplies. » 3/24/15 3:16pm Tuesday 3:16pm

Five Thoughts We Had Hooning the Last ML63 AMG at a Winter Autocross

Say goodbye to the Mercedes ML63. In 2016, it graduates to G-Class, becoming the GLE63, so we took one of the last hopped-up mini Mercs to Lime Rock Park's Winter Autocross see if the off-road Geländewagen badge is deserved. Here are five thoughts we had while hooning the bejesus out of a $114,000 race car… » 3/17/15 2:18pm 3/17/15 2:18pm

How Not To Ice Race

On a crisp Sunday morning at the end of February I was fortunate enough to have finally amassed the right set of items/abilities to be able to participate in one of the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club's fabled ice races. If you know me personally you would know that I have been trying to attend one of these ice races… » 3/08/15 1:35pm 3/08/15 1:35pm

The Antarctic Ice Sheet Has Started to Collapse and Nothing Can Stop It

For decades, scientists have feared the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet—a vast swath of ice that could unleash a slow but unstoppable 10-foot rise in sea levels if it melted. So here is today's terrible news: we now know the ice sheet is melting. And there's pretty much nothing we can do about it. » 5/12/14 3:29pm 5/12/14 3:29pm

A CUV with a CVT a hoonmobile? I call BS

Don't be too sure of that statement. Many of us laugh in the face of a CVT, or even more so at the new WRX CVT, "a rally car with a CVT, the heck you say" this quote was directly taken from one of out more proper commentators. But since announcing it, many have wondered if you can really hoon a car with a CVT? I… » 2/11/14 9:45am 2/11/14 9:45am

Wherein this Maserati's side window is used for forward vision

You know who's pretty good at slinging a car around? Alex Fiorio. The dude spent the years between '86 and '95 racking up WRC wins. Our man Max Prince recently got to ride shotgun for a couple of laps with the legend in the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4. On ice. Here's what he learned. » 2/05/14 2:02pm 2/05/14 2:02pm

Probably Not The Best Place To Park Your Range Rover

It wasn't until moving to the Great Lakes that we realized how horrible parking in the winter can be. Sure, there's the benefit of being able to parallel park in the ice by driving next to a spot and pushing it in manually. But those are the rare fun occasions. Snow is okay to deal with because you can sweep it away… » 3/13/08 2:30pm 3/13/08 2:30pm