NASCAR's Original Racetrack Is an Abandoned Ruin Today

The North Wilkesboro Speedway opened in 1947, nearly a year before NASCAR was founded. The short track near moonshine country was where the first NASCAR champion, Robert "Red" Byron, was crowned. Today, five years after being abandoned, the historic speedway is just a rotting pile of sticks, crooked chairs, and… » 3/23/15 3:34pm Monday 3:34pm

This Is An Amazing Shot Of Night Harrier Operations Aboard The USS Essex

This gorgeous shot depicts nighttime AV-8B Harrier operations aboard the USS Essex LHD-2 while the ship churns through the seas somewhere in the vast Pacific. It's amazing that even though there may not be a person for thousands of miles in any direction, this extreme ballet of technology, ingenuity and courage can be… » 3/01/15 6:03pm 3/01/15 6:03pm

This Is How Photographers Get Those Gorgeous Shots Of Race Cars [UPDATE]

You ever see a photo of a pair of Aston Martin race cars screaming down the track, and you wonder "how did they get that shot? Did they strap a guy to the wing of a third race car? Is that definitely what happened?" Well, no. That's not what happened. But they do let a guy hang out the back of a minivan at 120 MPH. » 2/02/15 9:15pm 2/02/15 9:15pm

A Better List of the Automotive Instagram Accounts You Must Follow

Instagram is a fun, especially if you love cars. It became widespread initially from the social aspect of sharing photos with friends, but I think it's maintained momentum because, along the way, it's become a legitimately creative medium. A few months back, Chris Perkins wrote a post about automotive Instagram… » 1/30/15 3:49pm 1/30/15 3:49pm

Happy New Year From Foxtrot Alpha! 

Let's ring in the New Year with this amazing picture showing a F/A-18F Super Hornet blasting off the deck of the USS Carl Vinson into the night on its way to strike ISIS targets in Iraq. The long cloud you see coming out of the Hornet's tail is fuel venting after the catapult stroke's rapid acceleration. » 1/01/15 1:49pm 1/01/15 1:49pm

Behold The Amazing Images Of This USAF Aerial Refueling Boom Operator

It is considered one of the best jobs in the USAF, and you sure can't beat the office view. America's cadre of KC-135 and KC-10 'Booms,' the guys and gals that refuel allied military aircraft while hurtling through the atmosphere, are a proud and talented bunch, and one of them is just as skilled behind a camera as… » 12/21/14 12:02pm 12/21/14 12:02pm

How To Shoot Amazing Photos With Rollerblades And A Rope

It takes a lot of work to create those sweeping action shots of cars and bikes with blurred backgrounds and a sense of speed. Most photographers normally use a chase car or a camera mounted to a pole, followed by hours in Photoshop. Matthew Jones came up with something else: The Human Rig. » 12/15/14 4:00pm 12/15/14 4:00pm

Because we love you, our most requested photos as desktop wallpaper

It's almost hard work, getting all these kickass photos of Aston Martins and Porsches and Morgans with Spitfires behind them together. Almost. But we did it for you, because you asked, or someone like you asked. So here we are: a bunch of your most-requested wallpapers, yours for the taking. » 10/29/14 3:39pm 10/29/14 3:39pm

GoPro Hero4 Hands-On: The Best Action Cam Goes 4K Beast, For a Price

After several gagillion leaks over the last few days, they're finally here: GoPro's 2014 line of action cameras. As rumored, there are in fact three models. There's the Hero, GoPro's new entry-level camera that comes in super cheap; the Hero4 Silver, which is basically last year's best action camera plus an LCD… » 9/29/14 11:54am 9/29/14 11:54am

A Rare Tour of the Long-Secret Russian Town Where Cosmonauts Are Born

If you went looking for Zvezdny Gorodok, aka Star City, on a map in the 1960s, you'd have no luck. This small town outside of Moscow was long a state secret, and for good reason: It was the base where Cosmonauts came to train for—and recover from—space flight. And it's still cooking. » 7/09/14 3:25pm 7/09/14 3:25pm