This is the Mattro Ardenner. Three treads, over 1,000 lb-ft of power, near-silent operation, zero emissions. And styling straight out of a Terminator-themed nightmare. So will we be riding it or running from it in the first robot uprising?
You know a sport is tough when the announcer is frankly amazed everyone made it out of the competition alive. And it's 1955.
Forget parachuting from space, nothing captures the blistering speed and the lurking presence of death like a high-speed drop down a mountain chute. Watch what it's like to ski down the Earth's frozen ass crack from the perspective of world-class winter athlete Cody Townsend.
Corbet's Couloir of Jackson Hole, Wyoming has been called "America's scariest ski slope," because it's a lot steeper than it looks here. Elu the pup wasn't too sure about dropping in at first, but had a solid run once she got her courage up! Snow dogs rule.
Nineteen year old Parker Liautaud has just set a speed record for skiing from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole, followed by a beastly Toyota Hilux 6x6 to manage communications and collect data pertaining to climate change.
The Daily Mail has done it again. With yesterday's headline they've "forced" me to take to my blog to help clarify some of what's being said about Michael Schumacher.
Michael Schumacher has been in an induced coma since his horror ski crash in France at the end of December. There hasn't been much recent news on his condition, but today his manager says he is stable.
Normally, when there's an accident and investigators say "speed was a factor," we roll our eyes. Of course going 130 in a 35 was a factor. But in the case of Michael Schumacher's ski accident, speed has not been blamed for the crash that has the seven time F1 world champion in an induced coma.
In any emergency situation where a celebrity is involved, the family always asks for the media to respect their privacy. The same occurred after Michael Schumacher's horrific skiing incident. And now a moron journalist put on a priest disguise to try and see Schumacher.
A skiing holiday is full of exciting terrain and getting around hills, but that doesn't usually involve being behind the wheel of a vehicle. Unless of course, you're driving one of the epic machines purpose-built for commercial grade snow management.
Do you want to do some ski jumps, but there are no big hills near your house? Why not get pulled up to speed by your buddy's STI? Here's why not.
It is extremely important for Simone Origone, the world record holder for speed skiing at 155.9 mph, to absolutely minimize drag. When he needs to test how cleanly he cuts through the air, he goes to the wind tunnel at automotive design house Pininfarina.
Record-setting warm temperatures in Vancouver have prompted Olympic officials to airlift in snow for the upcoming Winter Games. The enormous helicopter they're using is known as an Erickson S64 Air-Crane. It is ten pounds of excellence in a five-pound bag.
Google Street View usually provides us with ground-level shots of the world's road network. What was Street View doing on a ski hill, and for that matter, how did it get there?
This guy doesn't have enough money to practice on a real slope for the World Speed Skiing Championships, so he strapped himself to a Jaguar XJS' roof instead. Seriously. (Hat tip to vwminispeedster!)