Now that it’s finally getting cold out and snow is on our minds, it’s time to revisit some of our younger and dumber days of messing around in the stuff with our cars.
For some reason, just because I always seem to seek out slow, miserable, painful failures of cars to drive on Jason Drives, the idea has gotten around that I like to drive slow, miserable, painful failures of cars. That’s only half true. While I do, perversely, like that, I also like driving things that are, you know,…
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If you think it’s cool that you can buy a robot to vacuum your floors for $170, how would you feel if I told you this one mopped too?
I think it’s safe to say that the modern Buicks don’t typically elicit a lot of excitement from your average enthusiast, but that might be about to change.. With the introduction of the all-new Regal Sportback and wagon, Buick is hoping to shed its AARP image and get some younger folks behind the wheel.
World Rally Championship team M-Sport has the perfect send-off for drivers who leave their team: squirt them in their lap. Team mechanics rigged Ott Tänak’s car to spray water right between his legs at the season-ending Rally Australia, reports Motorsport.com. Tänak is set to move to Toyota next year.
61-year-old DIY enthusiast and stuntman “Mad” Mike Hughes is planning his first manned launch of a homemade, $20,000 steam-powered rocket with “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH” written on the side on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.
The new Vantage is nice and all, but make mine Lagonda!
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
Power tools make great holiday gifts, and Amazon’s marking down a trio of Porter-Cables down to all-time low prices as part of their Black Friday Week promotions.
Indy pace cars need to be able to run with some of the fastest cars on Earth. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Fiero Indy Pace Car edition isn’t running anywhere owing to its bad clutch. But could this project still set the pace for great deals?
My one major critique of the Aston Martin Vantage over the years was that at first glance, it always looked a bit too hard to tell apart from its DB-series big brothers. The Vantage is meant to be the smaller, more sporting, more entry level (if there is such a thing) Aston Martin. Now there’s a new Vantage and it…
Want to make a car enthusiast freeze up for a good 20-30 seconds? Ask them to picture a Saturn L-Series. Most gearheads will cock their heads up and to the side, narrowing their eyes as they try to call the image into their minds. If you look carefully, you can sometimes see rainbow spinning beach balls where their…
It didn’t take me long in my days of wrenching on a shitty, terrible, always-broken old Volkswagen before I realized that I was quickly running out of junky clothes. Too many of my pants and too many of my shirts retired to running duty were getting greasy beyond use. I needed something.
On paper, the new Tesla Roadster is a tour de force with a claimed range of 620 miles, a 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds. It’s seriously impressive, but if you take Tesla CEO Elon Musk at his word, a “special upgrade” package for the car could allow it to fly. I thought Musk was kidding. Apparently some of you think he’s…
Don’t worry, this is just a crash test. Even then, the results are astounding, and incredibly re-assuring.
Youth kart racing doesn’t waste a moment throwing kids head first into danger, cutthroat competition and, of course, cheating, as 10-year-old Ole Scharp explains in the newest installment of Chris Kippenberger’s documentary series Kart Kids.
A bomb is made to explode.
The annual, reasonably disgraceful tradition of an “anonymous” pilot dropping live turkeys from hundreds of feet in the air in Yellville, Arkansas, continued this fall, with several birds dropped on Oct. 14. The FAA said then they were looking into it, but it conceded to HuffPost on Saturday that there was nothing…
Uber’s announcement on Monday that it’s set to purchase 24,000 autonomous cars from Volvo is a big deal—for one thing, it’s the first mass order of robotaxis, another sign of how confident the auto industry and Silicon Valley feels about self-driving technology. But for a company that considered driverless cars…