This past weekend, Heather Heyer died after being struck by a Dodge Challenger while counterprotesting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. That same weekend, in an epic case of unfortunate timing, Dodge tweeted about its big drag racing event in Michigan, “Roadkill Nights,” which drew heavy criticism on…
Genuinely, I think the toughest part that these two had in fixing up this ‘69 Mach 1 was not getting hantavirus. This car was filled with shit, literally. I assume the poop was why such a desirable car had sat in a Colorado junkyard all these years.
I hate cooking. It’s tedious, and requires a finesse beyond “make sure this bolt is torqued to this exact amount or your timing belt will come loose and your engine will explode.” I follow the directions in recipes to the letter and still fail, every time. But I might be convinced to enjoy cooking if I had a tank.
The first-generations of the Mazda RX-7 and Honda Civic are among the most important cars in Japanese automotive history. But when you buy a $1,500 beat-to-hell, 30+ year-old example of each of those cars, other adjectives start to surface.
If you’re like me and commit yourself body, mind and soul to the uncaring void that is the internet, you’ll have known that two of the biggest automotive YouTube channels came together for a budget build-off using Craigslist and whatever local connections they could exploit. However, for those that haven’t watched the…
A Cummins diesel in a clapped-out old Cadillac? At first I thought, surely, Roadkill is just bored at this point. And they might be, but they’re still putting on a hell of a show. Watching this terrible car turn fuel into noise is way more fun than it should be.
They got the hee haw with the yee-hay, California boys taking it up in Oregon-land, big beard bashin’ and mashin’ with the fast car that does the burnouts and the sound stuff, not quite a mega boom but a little rip snort kapow. It’s the Roadkill show in the Internet, beaming to our eyes and earholes.
Hack some rusty cool car out of an overgrown junkyard, then affix all the cool body stuff to a somewhat usable frame. It’s a dream I’ve always wanted to follow and it’s exactly what Roadkill did with what might be the world’s worst Buick and an also-horrible ‘70s Corvette.
One of the best traits a person can have is their ability to adapt to a particular situation. It means using every resource available to you, no matter how seemingly impractical or unorthodox, to get a job done. In that respect, perhaps no one is more qualified than a mechanic in Australia’s outback—one of the most…
It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a supercharged big-block V8 and tremendously unsafe weight distribution.
Motor Trend’s YouTube show “Roadkill” has been a consistently excellent source of automotive idiocy for years. In 49 episodes they’ve lived many our jalopy dreams by putting monster engines in weird cars and using a Sawzall with extreme prejudice. Now we get to see their terrible fleet together in a ten-car showdown!
It’s kind of funny how, let’s say, a reasonably new TVR would be illegal in America while this barely re-wrapped piece of wonderful stock car junk is insurable and fully road legal. Either way, the “NASCARlo” is Roadkill’s greatest car to date. We all should want one.
Roadkill is now sponsored by Dodge. What’s the first thing they did? They pried a complete 707 horsepower Hellcat drivetrain from FCA’s hands and stuffed it in their ‘68 Charger. That’s the right approach to sponsorship right there.
I’m a car junkie. When I’m not working on a car, writing about a car, or looking for my next car, I’m watching car videos on the internet. I’m a hoot at parties. That’s why I’m positively tickled pink that the forces behind the Mightycarmods channel and Motor Trend’s popular Roadkill series may be working together in…
Headed to Las Vegas on dirt alone? You got to go three-wheelin’ Monte Carlo bro!
What is it about small furry things that makes them incapable of understanding when to cross the road? The math should be pretty simple: big loud thing + moving fast = don’t cross the road now. And yet, this squirrel, like so many rodents, picked the only moment when a vehicle was on this otherwise completely empty…
Good lord, Northern Ireland. One truck, carrying a whole bunch of mackerel dumps the load into the grimy, gross street, and you lot all go running to pick it up like lunch has just been served. It's gotten to the point where your city needed to say something about it. Get it together.
Several racing drivers at the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend, such as Magnus Racing's Andy Lally, care deeply about animal welfare. Of course, Andy's the one who hits a possum with his team's #44 Porsche 911 GT America. [Fair warning: race car roadkill below.]