Formula 1 is many things. It is politics. it is drama. It is impossibly thin European men who seem very passionate about things. But it is also car that downshift with speed normally reserved for flipbooks.
Way back in 2014, Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire bought a 1996 Lexus LS400 with 897,000 miles on it as a joke/just because/to try and get the odometer to seven figures. Thanks to the help of a whole lot of other folks, and I guess some absurdly good engineers who worked at Toyota in the 1990s, he finally succeeded.
With a new Corvette generation on the horizon, it should come as no surprise that C7-generation models are not selling particularly well. According to GM’s sales report, just 800 Corvettes were sold in January this year, which is a new record low month for this generation. While it might seem like a no-brainer that…
I’m not someone who has much difficulty when it comes to air travel. Sitting in airplane seats doesn’t cause me much physical discomfort. I can usually fall asleep while in-flight. And I’m passionate about avoiding physical and/or eye contact with my seat mates, because I was taught to fear strangers. To me, flying is…
I do realize that often we end up publishing things that don’t exactly cast humanity in the best light. It’s possible that an unpleasant portion of stories can be used as misanthrope fuel, and sometimes that gets me down. But not today. Today I’d just like to relay to you a simple story of people, kindness, and tires.
Picture this: you’re in the middle of a deep explanation of hybrid ZF eight-speed transmissions on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show, and the engineer describing how a clutch disengages the hybrid drive of the transmission asks you if you’re aware of a certain feeling you get when “you WOT it,” but you have no idea…
Everyone needs a good pair of jeans, and if you need more than one pair — or a man, woman, or child in your life needs a pair, too — this deal is for you. Right now at Levi’s, take 30% off sitewide with code WHYWAIT, hence why it’s a good time to stock up. The promo applies to regular-priced and sale styles for men,…
Ferdinand Piëch is basically a godfather of the modern automotive industry, launching Audi into the luxury automaker it is today and turning the Volkswagen Group into a mighty car conglomerate. His son is taking the family name and building electric cars now, apparently.
Faced with a blank canvas of a car, very few create true art. But this Range Rover, with a six-speed manual out of a BMW M6, some brakes from a Porsche and some brakes from a Genesis, and a turbo for a snout, is definitely art.
It turns out that there’s an extremely entertaining video series centering around a neglected 1965 Ford Mustang fastback that has allegedly not run in 44 years. Yes, 44 years. Get ready for some high-quality wrenching and a solid underdog story.
A lockbox doesn’t do a whole lot to deter thieves if they can just grab the entire thing off your shelf, but this compact Master Lock 5900D includes a built-in security cable so you can secure it to something solid. So you could, say, attach it to some pipes and use it as a tiny at-home safe. or secure it to a heavy…
Back in the 1960s, Chuck Miller was on the cutting edge of car customization. He created absurd and cartoonish hot rods that were more like caricature sculptures than automobiles. This “Fire Truck” is one of his most famous works of art, and it’s drivable! Sort of.
We’ve rediscovered a lot of good shit thanks to culture’s current obsession with 1980s nostalgia. But so far, MotorWeek’s “How to Exercise in Your Car” might be my favorite.
A pilot based in Adelaide, Australia, took an artistically inspired flight path on Tuesday morning.
If you ever sand, grind, carve, or cut things around the house, you need to own a Dremel. This cordless model isn’t the most powerful you can buy...but it’s cordless, which counts for a lot. It also includes a bunch of accessories to help get you started with all those long-delayed DIY projects on your to-do list.
Many car enthusiasts consider Germany’s Autobahn the holy grail of high-speed highway systems, but it may someday get competition from California, as a senator there has just introduced a bill which proposes adding lanes without speed limits to two major highways.
Towing can feel pretty hellish if you don’t do it somewhat regularly. There’s a lot to account for, preparation steps, and driving adjustments you need to make. Well, unless you like crashing. Thankfully, new trucks, like Chevy’s recently redone Silverado, can help towing noobs so that (hopefully) doesn’t happen.
Mercedes-Benz has AMG, BMW has M and Cadillac has V-Series. Surely McLaren of all companies has transcended this need for even sportier and more exclusive versions of already very sporty and exclusive cars? Evidently not, because its Longtail-treated models exist, the latest of which is the 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider.