People are strange.
“Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades,” the saying goes. BMW has taken that expression to a whole new level. According to The Drive, BMW took a fuel cell powered X5 and tested the structural integrity of its hydrogen tank protection by blowing up a grenade under it. Seriously. It’s only slightly less crazy … Continue reading BMW Tests Hydrogen X5 With Hand Grenades
As a general rule, pretty much any motorcycle can beat pretty much any car in an acceleration run. That’s part of the fun. But as with many things, Tesla turns that assumption on its head with the Model S Plaid. It beats not just any bike, but a Suzuki Hayabusa, one of the premier drag … Continue reading Tesla Model S Plaid Beats Hayabusa in Drag Race
Red Bull is all about the stunts. The crazier, the better. For their next trick, pilot Dario Costa flew his Zivko Edge 540 through not one, but two Turkish tunnels at 150 mph, reports Aero News Network. I look forward to seeing the full video, but this teaser shows us just how fast and narrow … Continue reading Airplane Flies Through Tunnel at 150 MPH
People just don’t look where they’re going. Or sometimes, they do, but they just don’t notice you’re there. Just ask any motorcycle rider. The Mazda Miata is basically a motorcycle with four wheels. One enterprising owner compensated for his car’s small size by installing a train horn. This video shows how the horn and the … Continue reading Speak Softly and Carry a Train Horn
They say you can live in your car, but you can’t race your house. Well, I live in a van, but I don’t race it. By the time Leif Tufvesson is done with his 1978 Chevy G10 shorty van, though, he should be able to do both. It has the heart of a modern C7 … Continue reading This 1978 Chevy Van Has the Heart of a C7 Corvette
It’s an all-too familiar story, some guy driving his Subaru WRX like he’s Colin Mcrae getting busted for going nearly twice the speed limit. The driver’s probably some kid wearing a flat-brimmed cap vaping more smoke than Cheech and Chong, right? Nope. This time it’s an 80-year-old driver from South Australia, caught doing 113 mph … Continue reading Octogenarian Loses License for Speeding in a WRX
Bikes and Beards has done some crazy stuff over the years, but this takes the cake. Using only items that you can buy at Harbor Freight, they’ve built a complete street legal (mostly) motorcycle. Seriously. You have to see it to believe it. I once built a Harbor Freight trailer, back when they sold them … Continue reading These Guys Built a Motorcycle Out Of Harbor Freight Parts
Racing is supposed to be about how fast you can go, not how well you can keep a faster driver from passing you. The Drive brings us an example of one guy who clearly didn’t get this memo. Christopher Ball, who shot this video, is doing all the right things. He’s clearly the faster driver. … Continue reading Don’t Be This Guy
Rich Rebuilds and Grind Hard Plumbing (they’re not really plumbers) teamed up to turn a crashed Tesla Model 3 into this awesome electric off-road machine. Jump to here if you don’t care about the build and just want to see this bad boy drive.