Rubber bands have long been known to be one of the cheapest, most accessible ways to transform potential energy into kinetic energy. You probably have some within two feet of you right now. Incredibly, a number of years ago, a fast loon named Ron Main built the biggest rubber band-powered car ever and took it to the…
I’ve found some pretty great things inside the little plastic capsule inside a Kinder Surprise Egg, but I don’t think anything beats the contents of this particular capsule: a tiny, working paper V8 engine that runs on compressed air. It’s pretty astounding.
What’s remarkable about this video of a shirtless guy riding on a car hood in a Michigan winter and then falling off when that car hits a cop car is not the events that happen, it’s the look the driver gives the cop.
I’m glad there’s people out there with the integrity to fight for what they believe in, even against the unfeeling mass of something as large as a government. Jared Hyams is one such person, and the crude dick pic scrawled on his license is his cause, his banner, his everything.
I saw this on the Innovative, Banned, and Unique Racing Cars Facebook page, and it caught my attention like an unnoticed hand on a groin: a Messerschmitt KR200 microcar with a massive, brutal Hemi V8 engine crammed in it. Holy hell.
Generally, it’s pretty good to be a member of the great ape family. We’re omnivorous, which makes restaurants more fun, we have opposable thumbs, which are super-useful, and some of us are even tool-users. But, our lower primate pals have one thing we don’t: tails.
Oklahoma Master Patrol Officer Matt Stacy is very, very lucky to be alive after his patrol car, with him standing by its open door, was rammed by a 41-year-old woman in a stolen Infiniti QX80. Officer Stacy’s body camera captured the whole thing, and it’s pretty alarming.
Look out, Mercedes-McLaren SLRs! Those lumpen Plant-Men are sneaking up on you!
Wheels: what are they? They are discs of brilliance. Yes. Another question: are they that which you find positive in the greater sense of your being?
Cars have a lot of personality. Their distinct faces, unique noises, strong cultural relationships, and performance characteristics are all very human traits. Yesterday we asked you if you could transform a car into a human being for the purposes of fighting which would you pick?
Some general technical descriptions of cars are so associated with a particular company, it’s hard to imagine them existing in any other context. A four-wheel drive wagon with a flat-four front-mounted engine is hard to picture with any badge other than Subaru, right? That’s why it’s so weird this car was essentially…
What are these floating sky letters? Are they from space beings? Are they evil clouds? What do they want from this 1966 Ford GT40 MkII? We do not know.
This tiny video brings up so many more questions than it answers. It appears to be some sort of Russian security camera footage, but the car appears to be right-hand drive? I think? And, more importantly, what the the hell is wrong with this guy?
It’s sometimes reassuring to know that substances like peyote can solve any problem you may have. Ford needed some sort of van-based show car in 1970, so they just (this is speculation, of course) applied liberal amounts of peyote to their Econoline design team and whammo, out screamed the Econoline Kilimanjaro. All…
Old couches generally don’t rank to high on the Fun Potential Scale. They usually get dragged to the curb, or gradually get moister and grosser until they’re a smelly colony of rapidly-evolving funguses, one of which just figured out how to tame fire. But add an ATV and some tow rope into the mix, and it all changes.
A perverse part of me sort of admires this idiot. Firstly, because this guy seems to actually own a grape-soda-colored Honda Pilot, and secondly because you have to admire the power of rage-thinking when it can make a presumably mostly-rational human think they can win a tug-of-war with a tow truck and somehow all…
Sometimes, while driving down the highway, you see an accident. Maybe two cars had a fender bender. Other times, while driving down the highway, you see a completely shirtless man sprint past a herd of police, taser wires dangling from his back, flapping in the breeze, doing fuckall to stop his rampage.
There’s this video going around right now, shot by a British tourist in Italy, of a Renault Megane that seems to have had most of its plastic and rubber trim melted off by the 37°C/99°F heat. While I’m not disputing that the car clearly has some obvious heat damage, I don’t think the 99°F weather is all to blame, nor…
Holes in engines. They’re good things, really. You can pour oil into them, you can thread oil filters around them, you can bolt carburetors onto them, you can stick sweet headers over them, you can even plop an awesome free-flowing intake right onto them. Enormous holes in oil pans, though? Yeah, those are usually not…
Sometimes you encounter something so basic, so obvious, that it seems like it’s just part of the fundamental essence of being a human. Well, specifically, being a human that turns discarded home materials into little racecars. Like this extraordinarily well-done bathtub racer.