Watch This Armored Car Make It Home On Nothing But Shredded Tires

They are supposed to be run-flat, not run-shred tires, but this Turkish Otokar Cobra armored gets around pretty well riding on rims. Turkey's Otokar is somewhat analogous to French armored combat vehicle builder Panhard's VBL, and it can be similarly reconfigured for almost any mission. » 9/20/14 4:03pm 9/20/14 4:03pm

Doing An Inadvertent Spin On The Highway Is How You Crap Your Pants

Imagine you're on the highway, tootling along, because that's what you do on the highway, just listening to Joe Rogan (Not that there's anything wrong with that). All of a sudden, BLAM, your tire goes out, and now you're staring at a rush of oncoming cars in a metal onslaught of death. That's what happened to this guy. » 6/02/14 12:49pm 6/02/14 12:49pm

Bridgestone's Futuristic Airless-Tires Are Almost Ready For Your Car

Bridgestone continues to taunt us with its wonderful airless tires that promise enhanced durability, minimal maintenance, and the ability to never go flat. Previously, the tiremaker was only demonstrating smaller versions of the wheel designed for golf carts and the like, but at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show it's finally… » 11/22/13 11:08am 11/22/13 11:08am

The First Airless-Tire Vehicle You Can Own Is a Wicked ATV

Airless—or non-pneumatic tires—have popped up from time to time over the past few years, and while they offer many advantages over traditional air-filled tires, they haven't been available outside of research labs—until now. Polaris is officially the first company to offer a vehicle with non-pneumatic tires on its new… » 11/18/13 11:35am 11/18/13 11:35am

A Shock-Absorbing Airless Tire That Will Never Go Flat

Inspired by Bridgestone's puncture-proof tires, and Michelin's Tweel, Hankook has decided that it wants to get into the next-generation tire market with its own i-Flex. Like the previous creations from its competitors, Hankook's tire trades an air-filled bladder that's prone to leaks and punctures for an engineered… » 9/10/13 4:09pm 9/10/13 4:09pm

Screw CrossFit, Buy An Old Car If You Want To Get In Shape

Every time we pass a CrossFit gym, my friend Desi says, "Man, I've got tires, pallets and all kinds of stuff to carry around and hammer on in my yard. I could totally open one of these." Having picked up another 944 to (inevitably) injure myself with, I know exactly the kind of heavy lifting to get paying customers to… » 7/05/13 10:00am 7/05/13 10:00am

Broke-Ass Americans Are Getting Screwed On Rental Tires

In an economy where unemployment is rampant and household incomes have plummeted, businesses designed to further screw cash-strapped Americans out of what little money they do have happen to be booming. Among them are rental wheel and tire companies, which are doing great right now, thanks for asking! » 6/10/13 9:48am 6/10/13 9:48am