Like many of you, doing my own car maintenance is a big part of my life. Not only does it offer some financial advantages, it also gives a little relief from, well, everything else. Call it automotive catharsis. Some jobs, though, I always left to the pros—until recently, when I decided to give a front-end alignment a…
As under-tree gifts go, this contemporary slot-car track is sure to delight young and old. Black Friday pricing is already live on Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition. Get it at Amazon for just $130, a rare discount of $30. Cars, tracks, and accessories are also on sale.
BMW M3s: good. The 20B engine from a Eunos Cosmo: also good. Stuffing the 20B in the BMW to go drag racing, adding a rotor and tuning it to shoot fire out the side is the stuff of our hopes and dreams, man.
Our metal babies are great at getting us from place to place, but as inanimate objects, they aren’t the best at self-defense. That’s why it’s up to us to protect them from bad weather and bad people.
Ever since The Grand Tour shitcanned its driver, “The American,” the show has been on the hunt for a replacement. Now it looks like Clarkson, Hammond and May have found a promising candidate: ex-Formula One driver Mark Webber. Watch him try to impress the trio with “hot laps” of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and Mercedes-AMG…
Fact: all generations of Porsche 911 are good, but the 964 is epic, and anything air-cooled offers a brilliant sound and driving experience that can’t be replicated with a water-cooled model. As it turns out many people agree with my wisdom, and they gather each year in Houston for an event called TejasTreffPunkt to…
Martha Lillard spends half of every day with her body encapsulated in a half-century old machine that forces her to breathe. Only her head sticks out of the end of the antique iron lung. On the other side, a motorized lever pulls the leather bellows, creating negative pressure that induces her lungs to suck in air.
America has had an incredible, dynamic, and often quite innovative automotive industry for well over a century, but that rich automotive history also includes many missteps and some outright failures. There’s one engineering failure, though, that makes the Pinto gas tank placement and the Vega’s engine woes seem like…
Whether you’re filling tires or firing pneumatic tools, this 4.5 star-rated Bostitch electric pancake compressor is a great addition to any garage, and you can pick it up for $99 in today’s Gold Box. That’s $70 less than usual, and the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
Earlier this year, Ford unveiled the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan and F-150 Police Responder; pursuit-rated cars that, while not being as fast as some of their fully-gasoline-powered counterparts, still beat the hell of a Crown Vic. Today, Ford revealed a new offering for police: its first plug-in hybrid, which the…
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It’s impossible to describe the BioLite CampStove 2 without sounding like a lunatic, but here goes nothing...
Today, you can buy a Nissan Altima. In the ‘80s, in certain markets, you could buy the Nissan Bluebird SSS Twin Cam Turbo four-door hardtop sedan with all-wheel drive. So much for progress.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Lada Niva seems a propitious counterpoint to all the talk of Russian meddling in American affairs, seeing as it was never officially imported here, the land of the SUV. Let’s see if this grey market car’s price still makes it worth the collusion.
No. 78 driver Martin Truex Jr. took home the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup after 18 straight laps of playing extremely fast keep-away with the lead from the fast-gaining No. 18 car of Kyle Busch.
$800 is an exceptionally good price for any 65" 4K TV, but it’s hard to believe you can get one for that price from Samsung. It’s definitely not the highest-end set in their lineup, but it does have limited HDR support, 4K upscaling, a terrific remote, and Samsung’s robust ecosystem of Smart TV apps.
NASCAR’s final race of 2017 has been somewhat anticlimactic so far, with only one early caution for Joey Gase eating the wall. But now an incident involving Danica Patrick and Kasey Kahne brought out the second caution flag and ended Patrick’s last race as a full-time driver early on just lap 141 of 267.