Los Angeles Dismantler is a business devoted to one function: gathering wrecked Porsches and reselling the parts that can be salvaged. National Geographic went inside the company for a glimpse at ripping apart fine German engineering.
National Geographic's Inside the Secret Service takes a rare peek inside the vehicles of the enigmatic government agency, highlighting everything from blazing fast J-Turns to the painstakingly thorough screening process for cars assigned to protect UN diplomats.
The portable GPS unit is yet another cheap, mass-Chinese-produced disposable piece of plastic electronica. Contrast that with this National Geographic "Close-Up U.S.A." map-and-box set from 1978. It has the detailed and thoughtful design of a prop from a Wes Anderson film.
The documentarians at National Geographic are turning their lenses towards the great factories of the world in a new Ultimate Factories series. First up is Lamborghini and if the still shots and video below are any indication, it's a must-see.