Technically Formula 1 - Australian Gran Prix

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 3/15/14 9:31am 3/15/14 9:31am

Watch A Rescue Crew Drive A Firetruck Into A Flood

A rescue crew responding to the Christmas Day flooding in a suburb of Melbourne misjudged the depth of flood waters and plowed straight in, nearly submerging their truck entirely. One firefighter has been "stood down" and the whole crew may end up suspended. » 1/05/12 3:30pm 1/05/12 3:30pm

Stutz Blackhawk And Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Wagon Down On The…

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. Today we've got a couple of cars that no sane person would expect to find parked on the streets of Melbourne, Australia: a right-hand-drive Malaise Era Olds Cutlass… » 12/05/08 4:00pm 12/05/08 4:00pm

Monster Motorcycle To Appear At Aussie Car Show

We got a little out of hand with the monster vehicles the other day, but Aussie Ray Baumann has gone straight bonkers. His creation, the Monster Motorbike, is a 13 ton, 9 meter tall, Detroit Diesel powered crushing machine, it's also, obviously, a motorcycle. Ray will be hooning his super cycle at the Melbourne… » 1/30/08 11:15am 1/30/08 11:15am

Paging Cliff Burton: The Aussie Toyotas Are Corrupting Your Best…

Tipsta from Down Unda, Chris, just let us know that Toyota unveiled their new Aurion at the Melbourne Auto Show. Basically a face-transplanted Camry, the Aurion is set to replace the older-model Avalon in Australia. Due to launch late this year, the Aurion (pronounced Orion), will apparently eventually be available… » 2/09/06 6:51pm 2/09/06 6:51pm