I’ve found some pretty great things inside the little plastic capsule inside a Kinder Surprise Egg, but I don’t think anything beats the contents of this particular capsule: a tiny, working paper V8 engine that runs on compressed air. It’s pretty astounding.
Your obsession with electromechanical driving arcade games of the 60s and 70s is pathetic. Yes, the games were amazing and yes, they've been forgotten — but they don't need you in your sorry condition to be their representative. Time to get serious.
Enter the world's largest miniature car collection and the mind of the man who owns it. Check out the video after the jump for a tour of Billy Karam's 30,000 model cars and 400 dioramas, the current world record for the largest collection of car toys.
Ferrari is going to build 499 LaFerraris. That means the odds of seeing one in the wild aren't all that great for us, the plebes, so one man has taken it upon himself to let all of us walk around a LaFerrari.
Yes, you can own your very own Ferrari Formula One test car right now for the low, low price of $24,999! There's only small catch: It's one half the size of a normal F1 car. Get it? "Small catch?" God, I'm good at what I do.
If you believe what I read on eBay, an organization called the Vintage Car Club of America sold wooden models of awesome cars decades ago.
Before that annoying Limey GEICO lizard invaded our television screens with polite reminders that we can save $15 a month or more on car insurance by switching to GEICO (fuck, did I really just say that?!), there's new evidence that he was once a corvette driving bounder.
German medical and precision parts manufacturer Böhm just released two new model cars, both powered by an engine that's seriously old school — a Stirling air engine. Not only are they amazingly detailed, but these models can actually drive around, completely without electricity.
This is the most expensive model car in the world, at least it will be when it sells this month at auction in New York. It's a 1/8th scale model of a Lamborghini Aventador built with gold, platinum, carbon fiber and diamonds by Robert Guelpen, a German car model specialist.
Six years, 6,000 handmade parts and 15,000 hours of labor. That's the short story of this fully-functional miniature 1932 Duesenberg SJ phaeton. No wonder the builder was recently named Metalworking Craftsman of the Decade.
Fifty-six years after he won the last Formula One Grand Prix held in Switzerland, the Maestro is applying a dab of oppo yet again at the Geneva Motor Show.
Imagine a world, all your own creation, in which you could spend all day driving the big rigs of your dreams. You'd be like a towering truck driver God, free-wheeling master of all you can see, in your basement.
In cased you missed this gem of creativity, model maker Michael Paul Smith is responsible for these incredibly detailed scale models of cars and towns. He uses clever set-ups to make these amazingly lifelike scenes. Enjoy the slideshow below.
Perhaps attempting Kissingeresque détente in Muscle Car Wars, this modeler has combined the latest generation of Mustang, Camaro and Challenger to create the Camustenger... Muchallaro... Challustangero.