With Caterham and Marussia bowing out of the next two races due to financial struggles and other smaller teams becoming vocal about costs being an issue, Formula One overlord Bernie Ecclestone would like to let everyone know that he's fine with the idea of tiny, lame 14-car grids. I'm pretty sure he's the only one.
The Shockwave Jet Truck is a delightfully ridiculous contraption with six wheels, three jet engines, and a strong resemblance to a semi-truck cab. Those three engines generate an equivalent of 36,000 horsepower; enough to catch up to and pass a speeding jet flying overhead.
This is probably one of the most ridiculous gadgets I have seen in a while, but what makes it even sadder is that people out there will actually be purchasing this. It's a "virtual" engine noisemaker. The system hooks up to your existing auto system and will transmit the sounds of a variety of types of big ole mean…