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

Wed, Mar 22, 2017 | Posted by:

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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 […]

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Video: Classic T1 Bus Shames Supercars On The Nurburgring

Fri, Nov 11, 2016 | Posted by:

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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…

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

Thu, Nov 10, 2016 | Posted by:

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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 […]

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You Can’t Even Believe Your Eyes Anymore…

Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Posted by:

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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.

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When 10 Aventadors are not enough…

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 | Posted by:

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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?

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

Fri, Jun 21, 2013 | Posted by:

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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.

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We Asked: Where do you use Speed Shine?

Tue, May 7, 2013 | Posted by:

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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?”

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Caption It! Pedals-to-the-Metal Edition

Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | Posted by:

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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 […]

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

Thu, Feb 16, 2012 | Posted by:

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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 […]

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The Stomach-Turningest Helmet Cam Video You’ll See Today

Tue, Feb 7, 2012 | Posted by:

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Go-Pro’s little Hero camera has sparked a revolution in video for professional daredevils, amateur hoons, and everyone between. Everything looks faster, cooler, more dangerous in POV. While the YouTube comments suggest some disbelief, I happen to believe this knife-edge ridge ride video is real. Take a look and judge for yourself!

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‘Twas the Night Before Race Day

Fri, Dec 16, 2011 | Posted by:

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With a tip of the crash helmet to Clement Clarke Moore… ‘Twas the night before race day, when all through the garage, not an engine was turning, not even my Dodge. The spanners where hung by the compressor with care, in hopes that “St. Horsepower” soon would be there.

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What’s the best automotive advice you ever received?

Tue, Dec 13, 2011 | Posted by:

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I’ve never really understood the question, “What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten?” I’m always left wondering, “about what?” Sure, “look both ways before crossing the street” and “don’t take candy from strangers” have worked out pretty well so far, but they don’t really apply in every situation life throws at you.

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New In My Garage “Links & Resources” Page

Mon, Jan 18, 2010 | Posted by:

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Warning! Your productivity is about to take a nosedive! Check out our just-added links page, a collection of our favorite auto news sites, blogs, and car guy pages. We’ll be updating it regularly, so check back often. Heck, why not use it as your daily web surfing start page? Guaranteed fresh, always kosher. Get some […]

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Top 5 Cars Least Likely to be Stolen

Tue, Dec 29, 2009 | Posted by:

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Every year about this time, the National Insurance Crime Bureau releases its list of America’s most stolen cars. I always chuckle at the predictable (but apparently desirable) array of sedans and SUV’s that top the list. For 2009, the Honda Civic and Accord, Toyota Camry, and Ford F-150 sit atop the heap. It got me […]

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The Car Coozie: It’ll Have You in Stitches

Fri, Oct 23, 2009 | Posted by:

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In 2006, English art student Lauren Porter took 10 months and used 12 miles of yarn to create a 1:1 Ferrari that really puts Grandma’s tissue box covers to shame. We think she was on to something, and it’s only a matter of time before someone markets “Car Coozies”. Dress up that old Ford Probe! […]

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