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Formula 1:Day Four testing Bahrain

Good morning once again ladies and gentlemen. Today ends the first testing session in Bahrain. After this the teams have a quick couple day break to go over all the data and information they have collected thus far and try and apply that new knowledge to either fixing the car, per RedBull and all of the Renault's, or… » 2/22/14 10:26am 2/22/14 10:26am

Technically Formula 1 - Jerez Testing Day 4

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 2/01/14 4:17pm 2/01/14 4:17pm

Paint Thickness Tester Can Bust Shady Craigslisters

We all know that Craiglist posters can be some of the most trustworthy individuals on this planet, but for those few occasions when you need to double check their honesty there is this great invention: the paint thickness tester. It's a keychain-sized device that can determine if a car has had any body work needing… » 4/22/08 10:00am 4/22/08 10:00am

General Motors, Army Combine Forces On Arizona Test Track - To Build A…

Word has just come our way the General and the real makers of Generals, the US Army, are working together to build something together deep in the Arizona desert. They've signed an agreement for GM to construct a $100 million test track on the Army's proving grounds. In addition to building it, the 50-year lease… » 7/11/07 1:15pm 7/11/07 1:15pm

Beat on the Beetle: Volkswagen's Hoonage Grounds

If you ever wondered how Volkswagen tested its vehicles for durability, here's a list of activities: Speed bumps, parking abutments, shrubbery, angry women, sledgehammers and an Austro-Cajun two-beat with a accordion chaser. But do not stop watching before the jump test (vans away!) and barrel slam. This gives us… » 1/31/07 7:30am 1/31/07 7:30am