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Watch A Twin-Turbo Ford GT Hit 257.7 MPH In One Mile

Texas doesn't have four seasons. Texas has two: Hot and not-hot. Twice a year during the not-hot times gearheads gather on a long strip of concrete to see who can blast the fastest standing-mile time. This weekend's running of The Texas Mile brought out a Hennessey-tuned Twin-Turbo Ford GT that ripped a spectacular… » 3/26/12 10:15am 3/26/12 10:15am

Land Rover Defender Crosses Bering Strait From Russia To Alaska

As part of an amazing trip from the UK to Alaska, a British farmer crossed the 56-mile-wide Bering Strait in his Land Rover. The 2007 Defender 110 was the latest vehicle in a development process that began back in 2004. Two giant flotation devices were fitted to each side of the SUV, which had been stripped down to… » 8/25/08 3:40pm 8/25/08 3:40pm

The Chitwoods: Father, Sons and a Jet-Powered Pickup

Our buddy Matt offers some updates and corrections on a post we did a week or so ago on legendary automotive daredevil, Joie Chitwood, who died in 1988. It seems we credited Joie senior with some deeds of his equally talented (and adrenalin-mastering) brood. For one, the record for driving on two wheels (5.6 miles in… » 8/08/05 6:13pm 8/08/05 6:13pm