It’s called “Humanity Star,” and it’s supposed to remind us of our puny place in the Universe. Barely brighter than other chunks of metal we’ve put in space, and with an achingly short six-month lifespan, the giant “disco ball,” is more of a publicity stunt than anything else.
There have been some good times for Tony Stewart in the past few weeks: He got engaged, and the sprint-car series he owns announced a television deal for next year. But other things haven’t been so great, like the fact that an angry fan’s been stalking him for years and he keeps wrecking sprint cars overseas.
Authorities in Auckland, New Zealand are urging all dumbasses to look both ways before they cross train tracks, after a local dumbass was nearly hit yesterday. But in fairness to the dumbass, the new electric trains in the area are pretty quiet. Too quiet, if you ask this dumbass.
Today we found out that the paranoid tech billionaires of the Silicon Valley are planning to get the hell out of America and right on down to New Zealand. Here’s the thing—you should probably move there too, for the cars alone.
“Because apparently nothing’s sacred these days.”
When faced with the dilemma of how to stop people from texting and driving, different countries come up with different solutions. Here in America, we’re trying things like Apple CarPlay, which sort of works. But New Zealand might’ve just come up with the best solution of all.
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton almost got in trouble in New Zealand for a brief Snapchat video he posted while riding a Harley-Davidson. While the video clearly shows Lewis using a phone while on a bike, police say that is insufficient evidence to take further action.
Australia, a “country” on the continent of “Australia,” is commonly known as “the bully of the world” by New Zealand, a small island country entirely populated by small birds. Unsatisfied with their pre-existing reign of terror, the Royal Australian Navy has engaged in what New Zealand is calling “maritime hoonery” in…
This very sideways hot lap with Mad Mike Whiddett and his four-rotor twin-turbo Miata isn’t just a display of unbelievably good driving, it’s a cinematic masterpiece.
There is perhaps no more low-key amazing car culture in the world than in New Zealand. For example, here is a video simply captioned ‘testing the new exhaust.’
Every wondered what would happen if you stuck a big V8 in the middle of one of those little Japanese pickups? Congratulations! You’re from New Zealand.
Down in Queenstown, NZ they have a downhill luge sort of thing like you find in the more hilly and less litigious parts of the world. Ken Block was just there and posted a video of the run set to Mario Kart tunes. It’s... fantastic.
This is Ken Block on his way to victory at the Rally Whangarei in New Zealand last weekend. The picture was taken by Hoonigan Racing’s tame photographer following in a helicopter.
This is Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand. It is the steepest residential street in the world. Here are a couple guys going down it on drift trikes.
In our travels to New Zealand, we drove a huge variety of cars, all of which were excellent in their own ways. But the one we were most excited about was, of course, the one we can’t have here for 9 more years: The R34 Skyline GTR. Almost like a bonus, this one makes four times the power it left the factory with, an…
Though it may look just like our 1996-2001 Toyota Camry at a glance, the Toyota Chaser is no beigemobile. Because the Japanese spent the 90’s selling their coolest cars only to themselves, we never got the Toyota Chaser; it looks like a Camry, but underneath, it’s a Supra. We’re in love.
Yesterday was April 1st; this is usually when #brands do #pranks like fake products or lame social media campaigns. These are all just sad excuses for publicity, but BMW of New Zealand decided to take a different approach.
Alex and Hannah spent about a year turning this 1986 Hino flatbed truck into a beautiful cabin on wheels, which came out looking a lot better than every fort I've tried to make. Alex reckons his house will do a quarter mile in "at least thirty seconds."
In New Zealand, motorsport runs as deep through the country as sheep-herding, fishing, and Hobbits. Practically every weekend of the year, you can find a hillclimb, street sprint, or track day somewhere in the country. So we went to the track with the Hutt Valley Motorsport Club, and hopped in president Jared Rush's…
New Zealand is quite possibly the most car-crazy per capita country in the entire world, as we at TST recently learned by touring the whole country for two weeks. Most importantly, Kiwis take incredible pride in doing everything themselves, from body work, to making parts, to repurposing parts that never should have…