This Is What Happens When a Drag Racer's Parachutes Fail

Just in case you’re skeptical about just how much work a drag racer’s parachutes do to slow down a speeding car, here’s an excellent demonstration. Even though they’re not making that hot caliper-on-rotor contact of the brakes, a car’s drag chutes are incredibly important, as you can see right here on Pro Mod racer…

Go Ahead and Bring that Extra Suitcase With This $60 Rooftop Cargo Carrier

An essential part of any suburban parent’s road trip kit, this Coleman rooftop cargo carrier is waterproof, large enough for a couple of big suitcases, and can even attach to your car without a roof rack. And at $60 with promo code KINJACOLE, it costs less than a tank of gas for your Chrysler Pacifica or Honda Pilot…

This May Be The Sistine Chapel of Idiotic Driving Dashcam Videos

Now, I’m not even going to pretend this is particularly timely, or even something I discovered on my own. Because it isn’t, and I didn’t. But it’s something so achingly pure and beautiful I nevertheless felt compelled to share it with you: the greatest, most concentrated collection of driver idiocy ever recorded on…

All of Samsung's Ultra-Fast MicroSD Cards Just Dropped to New Low prices

Samsung’s U3-rated microSD cards are some of the fastest and most popular options out there—I have the 128GB model in my own Nintendo Switch—and all four sizes are down to new all-time low prices today on Amazon. If you need extra space for your action cam, smartphone, tablet, Switch, or anything else, these are…

Take A Moment To Appreciate The Bonkers Face of the 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT

So much of a car’s character can be determined by its face, the arrangement and styling of lights and grilles and sheet metal and bumpers that give a car its identity. The 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT deserves your attention, because there’s never really been a car face quite like this one, and, since we now care about not…

Some Crazy Russian Made a Beautiful Retro-Modern Zaz 965 Out of a Modern Volkswagen Beetle

Original, air-cooled Volkswagen Beetles were very popular in the kit car world because you could essentially just lift the body off and replace it with any fiberglass anything you wanted: fake Porsche speedsters, MG TCs, weird vans, whatever. This isn’t nearly as easy to do with a modern, Golf-based Beetle, but that…

Buick's Promo Video for the Regal GS Seems to Show the Car With A Burned-Out Headlight UPDATE 2: Buick Responds!

I’m a little concerned about the lives of some of our readership, as one reader named Anubhav emailed us to let us know he was so bored he was actually spending time on Buick’s website. While this suggests deeper problems, he did notice one strange detail: on the promo video for the Regal GS, the car seems to have a…

Get a Grip On Amazon's One-Day Yost Vise Sale

Amazon’s squeezing prices today with their Yost vise Gold Box deals. Inside, you’ll find both bench vises and smaller, portable clamps marked down to great low prices. Even if you don’t think you need any of the heavy duty stuff, it’s worth picking up a small bar clamp for $5 off to add to your toolbox; they really…

The 'Revolutionary' Marcos Mantis XP Prototype Literally Flooded at Spa-Francorchamps

Motorsport back in the day seemed like it must have been one hell of a time. In an era when it was rare to, y’know, actually take your cars out to test them before you brought them to the track, so every so often, a team would show up at the track only to find, lo and behold—their seemingly revolutionary car was a…

Watch This Big Rig Tumble Down an Embankment and Remember That Road Signs Are There for a Reason 

We’ve all done it at least once in our lives. We’ve looked at a road sign and gone, “pfft, yeah right”, and gone right on our merry way. You might have gotten lucky with your extra-miles-per-hour-above-the-speed-limit shenanigans—but watch what happens when hubris gets the best of us.

Jaguar is Thinking About Phasing Out Internal Combustion Engines in Favor of Becoming an All-EV Brand Within Five Years

With more and more attention being paid to the terrifying issue of climate change, we’ve seen more and more automakers experimenting with their own version of the electric vehicle as an attempt to stay in tune with the needs of our planet. Now, Jaguar is considering being one of the first brands intending to entirely…