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2018 Ford Mustangs Make Burning Out Easy w/Video

2018 Ford Mustangs Make Burning Out Easy w/Video

The Blue Oval boys like boisterous behavior. Their Focus RS has a Drift Mode that helps drivers hang it out like a champion and now they’re helping enthusiastic Mustang owners burn the rubber off their tires. Enter Ford’s electronic line-lock system. The GT has had it, but Ford is spreading the love to include EcoBoost ‘Stangs too.

by 07/26/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Randomness, Videos
Video: RC Cars As Tow Rigs? … Say What?

Video: RC Cars As Tow Rigs? … Say What?

Buzzy RC engines are one of the few motors to generate less torque than a Honda Civic… well maybe not. We came across this otherworldly video where a herd of 15 1:10 scale Tamiya Hilux Bruiser 4WD RC trucks are each hitched up to a real Toyota Hilux and then proceed to pull the big truck out of a warehouse. This is must-see TV.

by 03/22/2017 0 comments Car Culture, Gearhead Hobbies, Randomness
Video: Classic T1 Bus Shames Supercars On The Nurburgring

Video: Classic T1 Bus Shames Supercars On The Nurburgring

The original Volkswagen Bus is a classic among classics with its “V-formation” nose and split windshield. These early buses are becoming expensive dates in the collector car world and many are wondering if rising prices mean falling interest in customization? Nope, and here’s the proof…

by 11/11/2016 0 comments Car Culture, Randomness
Video: Hydraulic Press Means A Crushing Loss For These Automotive Items

Video: Hydraulic Press Means A Crushing Loss For These Automotive Items

Destruction, crashing, carnage… gearheads the world over love to see it… hate experiencing it. The Hydraulic Press Channel takes the random nature of the car accident out of the equation and crushes all sorts of items for the ‘shear’ joy of it. See a running two-stroke motor, a piston, and a helmet succumb to 20 tons of max psi.

by 11/10/2016 0 comments Randomness
You Can’t Even Believe Your Eyes Anymore…

You Can’t Even Believe Your Eyes Anymore…

The Mill Blackbird can bring cars to life where nothing existed before. The Blackbird is a rolling wireframe that CGI gurus can use to create anything from a realistic Lightning McQueen, to a Mars Rover, to the next DeLorean. Computer-generated graphics are at the point where it’s hard to tell if it’s real or Memorex.

by 06/27/2016 0 comments Car Culture, Randomness
When 10 Aventadors are not enough…

When 10 Aventadors are not enough…

When Lamborghini announced they were creating a nine-car run of Veneno Roadsters at $4.5 Million a pop, my internal abacus whirled into action like a turbo spooling to redline. The car generates some interesting numbers itself; 5.6-liters, 12 cylinders, 740 horsepower. But what would it take to own one?

by 12/11/2013 2 comments Car Culture, Cars, Randomness
1959 Toyota FA100 Truck For Sale, $74,995 obo, (Fiji)

1959 Toyota FA100 Truck For Sale, $74,995 obo, (Fiji)

You won’t find another one like this! Ultra-rare “Sharma Brothers Edition.” Cheetah-skin dash is well-preserved. Tin can gas cap (may need gasket). Starts right up when pointed downhill and given a good push. Some body filler showing from previous restoration. Minor rust, easily repairable. Won’t last. Located in Fiji.

by 06/21/2013 5 comments Car Culture, Cars, Randomness
We Asked: Where do you use Speed Shine?

We Asked: Where do you use Speed Shine?

One might think Speed Shine®, a best-selling Griot’s Car Care product for almost 20 years, was beyond improvement or innovation. But in our constant quest for perfection (and realizing some of the best ideas come from our customers), we recently asked on Facebook, “What are your favorite ‘alternative’ uses for Speed Shine?”

by 05/07/2013 12 comments Car Care, Griot's Garage, Randomness
Caption It! Pedals-to-the-Metal Edition

Caption It! Pedals-to-the-Metal Edition

We’re all guilty of trying to haul too much stuff at once. My grandpa used to call this a “lazy man’s load”. Sometimes you get away with it, sometimes everything comes crashing dramatically to Earth and you realize your folly. This image of a bike-jammed van is just… I have no words. But maybe you do. Submit a caption and win a car care prize!

by 04/23/2013 44 comments Caption It!, Cars, Columns, Randomness
Where’s the sketchiest place you’ve filled your tank?

Where’s the sketchiest place you’ve filled your tank?

Whether it’s brand preference, proximity to home, or the quality of the coffee… We all have a go-to gas station. But sometimes (usually at 2am in the middle of nowhere) our hand is forced. You know the place. The lights are flickering. A rusty Texaco sign hangs by one chain, swinging and creaking in the wind. Next services 80 miles?

by 02/16/2012 3 comments Photos, Question of the Week, Randomness