A Tractor Company Made The Subaru Wagon Of The Future In 1965

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… »10/15/15 5:25pm10/15/15 5:25pm

When Ford Was Bonkers: The Ford Econoline Kilimanjaro

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… »9/03/15 8:20pm9/03/15 8:20pm

Dragging A Couch Behind An ATV Sure Looks Like Filthy Fun

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. »9/01/15 9:30pm9/01/15 9:30pm

Determined Maniac Thinks He Can Win A Tug-Of-War With A Tow Truck

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… »8/28/15 1:07pm8/28/15 1:07pm

Look At This Guy Trailing Taser Wires Running Half Naked Down A Highway

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. »8/26/15 9:00am8/26/15 9:00am

I'm Calling Bullshit On This Melting Renault

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… »8/12/15 3:00pm8/12/15 3:00pm

This Car Somehow Managed To Acquire A Gaping Hole In Its Engine

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… »8/07/15 2:36pm8/07/15 2:36pm

I Ate Hot Dogs From An R/C Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Drone And It Was Amazing

It’s National Hot Dog Day, which is our most truly American holiday. Plenty of nations celebrate independence, presidents, and arbors... but how many celebrate encased meat? I enjoyed the day by eating Oscar Mayer hot dogs out what can only be described as a remote controlled hot dog-serving drone. AMERICA! »7/23/15 5:30pm7/23/15 5:30pm

This Is How Google's Dreaming Robot Sees Cars

Ever since Google revealed Deep Dream, a neural-network (you know, like the Terminator) visualization tool that takes normal images and turns them into recursive, creepy, cyber-Hironomous Bosch hellscapes, I’ve wanted to see how it would affect images of cars. And now I know. And I’m not sure if I’ll sleep again.… »7/13/15 4:02pm7/13/15 4:02pm