This is an odd little period video clip: it’s from Southern Methodist University’s collection of historical local news footage, and features a very, very 1970s researcher of some sort speculating about what sorts of people drive specific kinds of cars. Then it’s mostly quiet, with a lot of great 1976-era car footage.
Some people really hate birds. One guy hated birds so much, he decided to record himself driving his car at some birds in a parking lot for Snapchat. It did not end well for him.
This may surprise you, but I wasn’t always the slick-hair, leather-jacket wearing cool guy you see today. No, believe it or not, I didn’t go out much in college. Instead, on Friday and Saturday nights, I sat in my dorm and watched off-road videos for hours. I couldn’t help it.
Two guys in Iowa found a 1965 Ford F-250 that had been abandoned in the woods since 1991. The video series showing how they got the dilapidated pile of junk running and driving is totally captivating.
A reader named Justin sent us the link to a small, not particularly well-viewed YouTube channel called NewbieMechanic, which is essentially just a bunch of videos of a British guy wrenching on his Toyota MR2. He’s not really a great mechanic, the videos aren’t particularly well-done, but they’re so honest and simple…
I’m sure by now at least one of your social-media friends or bots or friend-bots has sent you this video of a well-modded Jeep Wrangler shoving a douchily-parked BMW into the solitary parking space it actually deserves. On the off-chance that hasn’t happened, here it is:
Generally, it’s a good rule of thumb to tone down your normal driving style when your parents are in the car, just in the interest of family harmony and overall sanity. Jesse doesn’t seem to give a shit about those things, which is why he’s grounded.
I’m pretty sure that almost any kid looking for discarded piles of porno magazines in the forest (the woods were the leading distribution system for smut in the pre-internet era) has found old, rusted-out, abandoned cars wedged improbably in the woods. While I’d always wondered what it would take to actually get one…
I don’t have anything against news explainer Vox, and this video called How Cars Went From Boxy To Curvy looks good and seems well-made. But it’s not. Factually, it’s a complete mess, and it’s worth taking the time to point out why.
A Kiwi man decided to celebrate his 81st birthday by hopping the fence of a bull pin to save his Ford Ranger “ute” from Rex, the raging bull.
We pretty much get the car film format at this point, with the dramatic build up and the slow motion and whatever else. What we need now is more weird vids, like this kaleidoscope edit for Formula Drift’s Matt Coffman.
A UK man with some strangely ill-informed, foul-mouthed, and judgmental friends took a leisurely seven years to drive his Kia 100,000 km (62,000 miles), and celebrated the occasion by posting the event on YouTube, where he gleefully, joyfully, and lavishly loses his shit.
Ever been casually driving down the road and have the back end of your vehicle shoot up in the air? Yeah, me neither. But that’s what reportedly happened in China, when a van just popped a reverse wheelie out of nowhere.
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Forget hacked iPhones with their crap lenses: to make your reckless driving videos look pretty, grab a video-capable DSLR and stick it out the window.