Practice for the World Endurance Championship season opener, the 6 Hours of Silverstone, was halted for an unusual reason in April: snow! Of course, every image coming out of the snow delay is wonderful in a particularly surreal way. Behold: Britain’s winter wonderland.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
I can’t really tell if this is a video of some kind of junior racing league or just a bunch of badass rednecks blasting around the snow because the voiceover is in Russian. But it sure looks like a lot of fun.
The last time I posted the lil red GTX had just fizzled out after getting clobbered on the rough stages of the 2015 Lake Superior Performance Rally. We had felt pretty good about the new turbo and the set up in general but then at the very end of stage 12, the car turned off, and that was that. We coasted through the…
Levi Lavallee is a bad man on a snowmobile. The X Games athlete is always looking for new ways to push the limits and new records to set. I don’t know who the genius is who greenlit him taking his antics into the city, but I think we all owe him a high five and a drink.
Apparently when the Spa-Francorchamps track is too snowy to race cars on, it opens up for “other activities.” Like strapping a tow rope to a Nissan GT-R, a snowboard to your feet, and hanging on for dear life.
Highway 490 around Rochester, New York was absolutely inundated with snow this week with everything from buses to big rigs getting stuck and stopping plows. As we always love to see; some good samaritans went above and beyond their truck’s tow rating to get people going again.
Nissan obviously thought long and hard about how to make their jellybeanmobiles exciting in time for the Chicago Auto Show. How about... treads?! [Image via Nissan and there are plenty more if you’re into this!]
Top always down! Here’s a fellow automotive journalist recording some very sideways footage in the passenger seat of a new ND Mazda MX-5 in the snow at Mazda’s Ice Academy. Whoever said that it wasn’t a fantastic winter car clearly didn’t dress for the weather, or is averse to opposite lock. This car was made for snow…
In Colorado, a semi truck struggled to ascend a steep road. The solution: a gang of pickups and SUVs tied themselves together and yanked the big rig in a glorious display of 4x4 teamwork.
Guts. Glory. Ram. That’s what the absurdly deep-voiced narrator says in all of Fiat Chrysler’s truck commercials, trying to convince you to set down that protein, nail and raw-egg shake, and head down to your local Ram dealer to get yourself a macho truck. But you know what can make those big, “macho” trucks look…
Automakers do insane amounts of testing to make sure your vehicle can handle whatever you throw at it, even in freezing, snowy, slushy and icy conditions. Here are just a few of the many, many components and systems automakers have to put through the wringer to deal with winter.
There’s something cathartic about watching snowmen get run over when you’re over the idea of winter. Given the total chaos caused by this weekend’s blizzard, I think we’re ready. This snow plow truck demonstrated its wrath for Mother Nature by annihilating this snowman into tiny bits, and it’s so satisfying.
This weekend sure seemed like a fun one for a huge swath of the country, with 30 inches of snow or more burying the Northeast, roads getting shut down, and entire cities falling into anarchy as Blizzardpocalypse 2016 caused us to abandon our humanity and any pretense of law and order.
Here in New York City, all sane people were asked to stay off the roads thanks to the blizzard, and all lunatics will be doing somewhat the opposite of that. But the trains had fewer problems, despite a few closed stations. That’s because rail roads have enormous snow plows like this one.
Rally Champ and race-driving instructor Tim O’Neil set out to see if he could drift his dual rear-wheel Ford F-450 Power Stroke. Lucky for us, somebody was filming.
Sometimes being “snowed in” means just that. Wipe out the shelves at the local grocery store a few days in advance, put on fuzzy socks and stay inside. If not, your fed-up car could burst into flames while you try to force it though snow.
New York City recently went from concrete jungle to the North Pole with skyscrapers, accumulating over 20 inches of snow in the midst of a major snowstorm. As a result, the state governor called for a cease-all on travel beginning later today.
It’s miserable outside in a large chunk of the country right now, but shh. Hush, child. That’s okay. Even if you lack the vast expanse to lay down snow-nuts, we’ve got this strangely peaceful footage of a Porsche Cayenne drifting in the snow. Stare deep into the abyss of this b-roll and be at one with the cold.