The Hot Rod Culture of Star Wars

Star Wars! Epic spaceship battles! Space wizards with laser swords! Aliens! Chosen ones! Hot rods! Wait, hot rods? Yes indeed, science fiction's biggest franchise is lightly infused with car culture. Allow us to explain. » 8/27/09 2:00pm 8/27/09 2:00pm

Man Builds Drivable Replica Of Luke Skywalker's X-34 Landspeeder

Yes, that's a real landspeeder, just like Luke Skywalker's X-34 in Star Wars » 8/29/08 7:00pm 8/29/08 7:00pm. No computer-generated Hollywood movie magic here. Well, except that it doesn't exactly hover. The fiberglass body is mounted on a custom aluminum electric car chassis. With a top speed of only about 25 MPH, it's going to take awhile to get…