6 Uber Alternatives Because Uber Is Run By Dirtbags

Have you had it with Uber yet? The company price-gouges customers, screws over its drivers, and now, an Uber exec just publicly outlined a cavalier plan to spy on journalists in retaliation for critical coverage. Good news! You don't have to use it anymore. You can use these alternatives instead. » 11/18/14 9:45am 11/18/14 9:45am

​Live Your Cosmonaut Fantasies With This MIR-Replica Sidecar

Ever wanted to sail through space on an mechanically unsound rust bucket while drinking Vodka from a sippy cup? Now you can! This MIR replica Ural sidecar pays homage to the pioneering Soviet space station. » 10/21/14 3:10pm 10/21/14 3:10pm

What Were Those Awesome Sidecars In The Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony

What are those crazy three-wheeled contraptions rolling around the Sochi Olympics opening ceremony? Why, nothing less than the result of technology sharing between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. The best part? You can still buy one brand-new today. » 2/07/14 5:44pm 2/07/14 5:44pm

D.C.'s Motorcycle Cops Are Cooler Than Your City's Cops Because They…

Around these parts, we like to rag on bikes by saying "two wheels bad." But for police officers, motorcycles are an invaluable law enforcement tool because they can go places cars can't — and they can get there much more quickly. » 12/15/12 11:00am 12/15/12 11:00am

Riding sidecars in the frozen Siberian winter

Back in July, I rolled a Ural sidecar into a ditch off road and pretty much snapped my left wrist in half. Last week, I rode one for the first time since that accident. In Siberia. In the snow. In sub-zero temperatures. Was it scary? Absolutely. But no other vehicle could have gotten me here. » 12/02/11 12:00pm 12/02/11 12:00pm

Cloth-Bodied Three-Wheeler + Honda CBR = Huh?

This is a Velorex, a cloth-bodied, three-wheeled car once produced in Czechoslovakia. It was originally powered by a small motorcycle engine. It is now powered by a small motorcycle engine that produces a crapload of power. Video? Naturally. » 6/07/10 2:30pm 6/07/10 2:30pm

IMZ Ural Motorcycle With Sidecar

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I don't know much about motorcycles, but I do know that we need more Russian vehicles! » 5/29/10 9:00am 5/29/10 9:00am

Side-Car Racing Is A Special Kind Of Crazy

The "passenger" in a racing side-car shifts his body weight to aid the car around turns, including off the bike. Everyone who competes in side-car racing deserves a medal and a psychiatric examination. Photo Credit: Patrick Mayon @ Flickr » 3/23/10 4:00pm 3/23/10 4:00pm

Shanghai Sideways: Vintage Sidecar Motorcycle Tours

If you ever find yourself in Shanghai and want a unique look at the ever-growing Asian metropolis, do yourself a favor and strap yourself into one of Shanghai Sideways' 1938 replica BMW R71 motorcycle sidecars. » 7/01/09 11:00am 7/01/09 11:00am

Medical Technician Builds Amazing Laverda Sidecar

10 years, 10,000 hours and $21,000 went in to converting this 1000cc Laverda 3CL into a custom sidecar. The result looks nothing like the original bike and like nothing else on the road. » 6/29/09 6:00pm 6/29/09 6:00pm

36th Annual Griffith Park Sidecar Rally

This Sunday marked the 36th year Doug Bingham has managed to host a sidecar rally at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Doug got mixed up into racing and building sidecars back in the '60s, and just kept rolling with three wheels. The Sunday show drew sidehacks from all points. Watsonians and Velorexes mixed well with… » 10/29/07 4:30pm 10/29/07 4:30pm

Not Gene Simmons, Longteng!

What a find! Squirreled away in the corner of a parking lot across the street from the Oriental Pearl Tower, we found this motley, rusty, horizontally-opposed cadre of Longteng motorcycles. Note that we know very little about them, other than they're council-block grey, rusty and have sidecars attached. We want to… » 4/23/07 12:15pm 4/23/07 12:15pm