My esteemed colleague Michael Ballaban spent a few minutes this afternoon on the Wikipedia page about continuously variable transmissions, which references the “former Dutch annual backward driving world championship.” Since we exist on the Internet, that led us to YouTube and onto the video you see above. I can’t…
With today’s news that the Chevrolet SS is laying down its final set of elevenses into the sunset after this year, we felt it appropriate to celebrate the true life and times of the Chevrolet SS—in tire smoke.
If there’s one thing I know about Australia, it’s that if something has a motor, someone will find a way to hoon it, and then someone else will find a way to complain about it. Such is the fate of what the Aussies call “tinny bashing:” hilarious acts of speed and spray. It’s like dank wheelies for boats, bro.
The Swedish Epa-Traktor was a phenomenon born out of wartime necessity, according to Curbside Classic. Farm equipment was hard to come by during World War II, so enterprising Swedes converted other vehicles into tractors. The conversions have stuck around by popular demand. Of course they get hooned.
Local news in Florida caught a driver in a truck attempting to pull off some sweet powerslides and donuts right in front of them, the American people, and the manifested wrath of god that is Hurricane Matthew.
Hey, remember when Ken Block turned his stage rally Mk2 Ford Escort into a tarmac-spec Gymkhana car? Yes, that was yesterday. Now watch it shred tires like a beast with Formula Drift pro Ryan Tuerck at the wheel.
“Forever” might be a slight overstatement, but not even popping the tire stops this burnout. Nope! They whittle the wheel of this $300 special down to the nub. Behold, the very essence of “hold my beer and watch this.”
Jumping a car with another car — how hard could it be?
The Ford Focus RS is a wonderful, wonderful thing — a 320 horsepower, AWD bruiser Escort Cosworth of a car. It is a hooligan's car, right down to the drift mode.
The huge storm pretty much missed the greater New York City area last night and things turned out to be much less serious on the ground than preached on the airwaves. So here's a guy pulling some sweet T-T-T-Tokyo Dorifto action behind a live news report.
If you eagerly await several feet of snow in New York City for donuts and other hoonage opportunities, be warned: your ass may get arrested.
Let us celebrate the reckless, the wild, the self-destructive, the moronic drivers of 2014 so that we may never have to try their stupid stunts ourselves.
"Aston Martin On Ice" is being revived for this winter. That's not a theatrical spectacle so much as an amazing winter driving school for rich people. For $2,500 "and up," you can whip their spectacular sports cars on an ice course in Colorado, and let somebody else deal with the Check Engine light!
This isn't just some guy whipping donuts in an orange Lamborghini Gallardo; he's preparing to turn it into a rally car.
There are two good reasons why you shouldn't try street drifting and I will outline them with this video as an illustration.
Watch this video if you've ever looked at a parking lot and said, 'hey, I bet I could drift my car here! Nothing could possibly go wrong!'
A missile car is what happens when you build a drift car too nice to thrash with willful abandon on a track. You get the beater-iest beater that will spin a wheel and go to town. This is how Europe gets that done.
My desire for an old Toyota Tercel burns strong, perhaps even stronger after watching Toyota itself hoon the crap out of one of their '80s 4WD station wagons.
With enough throttle, you can drive a snowmobile across water. With enough of a ramp, you can even jump one into a river. This can only lead to one conclusion