The NHTSA released the alarming traffic fatality figures for the first nine months of 2015, and it wasn’t good—traffic fatalities increased over 2014's figures by 9.3 percent. Why did it shoot up so fast?
We bought so many cars, you guys. We bought like, more cars than we have ever bought before. Millions and millions of them! As Automotive News reports, we bought no fewer than 17,470,659 cars and trucks, beating out our previous record in the year 2000.
[Denny Hamlin signs the Coors Light Pole Board after not only securing both the poles for the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup races this weekend, but also by beating the Sprint Cup track qualifying record for Bristol Motor Speedway by .005 seconds. Photo credit: Getty Images]
NHRA Funny Car driver Jack Beckman’s weekend started off well at the Northwest Nationals. Not only was he the first driver to break the sub-4 second mark for 1000 feet in a Funny Car at Pacific Raceways on Friday with a 3.997-second pass, but he followed it up by besting his record from Sonoma on Saturday.
19-time NHRA Funny Car winner, 2012 national champion and cancer survivor Jack Beckman is used to beating things, but may not have expected to add “national record” to the list. This 323.43 mph, 3.921 second run last Friday at Sonoma Raceway was the fastest in Funny Car history.
Remember how Lamborghinis aren’t serious driver’s cars that can’t do anything well on a circuit at all? Remember? Yeah. The Aventador SV just lapped the Nurburgring in less than seven minutes. Craziness.
Matt Guthmiller's Twitter profile reads like an impressive résumé. "Entrepreneur. Software Engineer. Pilot. MIT... Youngest person to fly solo around the world." Matt earned that title last week, upon safely landing his Beehcraft A36 Bonanza in San Diego — with nowhere near the fanfare he deserved.
Sixteen years ago, Australian Daz Fellows tried street luge and was instantly hooked. Now he's set his sights on a new world speed record of 124.27 mph (200 km/h) or better, riding a sliver of carbon-fiber board with two jet engines mounted inches from his head. Did we mention his creation has no brakes and no…
One day you lose a record, another day you set a new one. The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is now officially the fastest car in the world... Well, the fastest car without a roof.
In 2004, production began on what was supposed to be the greatest modern car documentary. 32 Hours 7 Minutes was intended to tell the stories of the record breakers of the US Express cross-country races of the 1980s while adding a modern element: Alex Roy's world record drive across the USA in a BMW M5. The US Express…
This past weekend, Rhys Millen set the fastest ever time up Pikes Peak at 9:46. That is seriously quick for tackling a nearly 13 mile uphill course full of blind corners.
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner just accomplished a feat that adds to Red Bull's ever growing arsenal of extreme sports accomplishments.
This is Jolene Van Vugt topping out at 46.6 miles per hour (75km/h) on a kart/bog, setting the new Guinness World Record on a Motorized Toilet. Timed twice over 100 meters in Sydney, she smashed the previous record by 4.3 mph.
This weekend events at the Texas Mile included a new record speed for a Corvette in the standing mile of 231 mph. What does it take? A twin-turbo Z06 with north of 1,500 horsepower at the wheels — and maybe a better transmission.
The U.S. Air Force's experimental X-51A Waverider set a hypersonic flight record when it flew at Mach 5 — five times the speed of sound — for more than three minutes. The previous scramjet record was a mere 12 seconds.
Man, after scoping the latest feat undertaken by six-year-old Aniket Chindak of Belgaum, India, winning the fast-skate race at Foothill Skate Inn back in 1983 seems pretty freaking worthless. Young Aniket limbo-skated under 57 parked Tata Sumos in 30 seconds for what's apparently a new-world record in under-Sumo…