The Formula One Strategy Group Is A Joke And A Sham

The Formula One Strategy Group meets today, and it’s quite telling when even Bernie Ecclestone thinks they won’t be able to agree on any constructive changes for the series. Here’s why the most important ruling to come out of this week’s meetings will probably be “steak is better than jumbo shrimp.”
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Are NASCAR Teams Drilling Holes In Their Own Tires?

There's a rumor floating around the NASCAR paddock that teams are drilling tiny holes in their tires to maintain a more even tire pressure throughout the race, according to USA Today. I'm not sure how that would work without exploding into a horrifying tire-ball, but then again, I'm not a master of clever cheatin'. » 3/28/15 10:38am 3/28/15 10:38am

Flat Out At White Hell, The Northernmost Car Testing Center In The World

Nokian Tyres introduced winter tires in 1934 in Finland, and eighty years later – when they aren't chasing ice speed records on frozen lakes – they are still busy testing tires flat out while looking for reindeer on the biggest and coldest playground you've ever seen. Welcome to White Hell. » 3/17/15 2:55pm 3/17/15 2:55pm

Goodyear Has A Concept Tire That Generates Electricity

We deal with concept cars all the time, so, really, the idea of a 'concept tire' shouldn't be too strange. It sounds a bit weird at first, but when you think about it, it makes sense for the same reasons concept cars do: flashy showcases for cutting-edge technology. And this one, the Goodyear BHO3, does have a good… » 3/09/15 3:35pm 3/09/15 3:35pm

How To Change A Tire Without Getting Killed Like A Big Dummy

There's really only a very few basic things that are required to be thought of as some manner of "man": Really, it's just genitals of some sort (testes, ovipositor, whatever) and the ability to change a car's tire. Hell, most people don't even care about the genitals thing. It's all changing tires. You should know… » 2/06/15 11:54am 2/06/15 11:54am

Watch This Guy Live Your Nightmare When A Tire Destroys His Windshield

When you're lazily cruising along the highway, the mind tends to wander into nightmare scenarios. Someone veers into your oncoming lane, a nut goes into total road-rage mode, or a wayward tire comes bouncing along and smashes you right in the middle of your face. This video contains the latter. » 1/15/15 12:01pm 1/15/15 12:01pm

This Russian Military Truck Can Drive Over People Without Hurting Them

Russia has a problem, and that problem is snow. Specifically, Russia has a lot of snow. Lots. Lots and lots and lots. So when you have a lot of snow, you do the only logical thing – you build a 6 x 6 monstrosity with tires so big and supple they have the side benefit of being able to completely run over a dude. » 12/09/14 12:14pm 12/09/14 12:14pm

Michelin Finally Commits To Mass-Producing The 'Tweel' Airless Tire

Today Michelin dedicated a new South Carolina factory to making the Tweel; a "tire/wheel" that uses flexible spindles where a conventional tire holds air. The Tweel can never go flat and never be punctured, and after talking about it for a decade Michelin is finally going to start making it in quantities. » 11/20/14 10:46am 11/20/14 10:46am