Category Archives: automotive

Big city cars

After launching the smallest city car, Smart releases the biggest city car of all time. So big, that the video comes in two parts. Reminds me of those ‘real people” Chevy ads.

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Jet funny car

The same routine with every jet dragster. A lot of whiny noise, flames and smoke alternate, the putt-putt-putt to the starting line and then the blast off. Speed doesn’t matter, neither does the elapsed time. The crowds just love the … Continue reading

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Tear down and reassembly

Small military vehicle tear down and reassembly crews from India and Canada run through their exhibition drill. [VHS quality]

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Variable wheelbase

Red Green shows us how to make tight turns in close quarters with normal sized cars. [stop at 4:15]

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Self-driving car POV

Autopilot car cruises through San Francisco’s Dolores Park. A little picture-in-picture in the lower left shows how much the backup driver trusts the system.

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Radical rat rod motorcycles

Looks like one owner. The first one is strictly custom, while the second is ridiculously radical. And Diesel. [4:20]

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Supercars leaving charity event – fave

All the cars we dream of accelerate on an on-ramp while entering the M6 tollway in Britain. Sweet music.

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Buick flamethrower

1940 paintless Buick was built specifically for shooting flames and entertaining crowds at rat rod shows.

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Lego Mustang

BrickPony, a life-size Lego replica of the 1964½ Ford Mustang V8 coupe, will go on permanent display outside the Ford Driving School attraction at Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Fla.

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For the love of the AMX

The AMC AMX is a rare muscle car that’s often overlooked. Compared to other more popular muscle cars, it’s lighter and smaller, giving it a performance advantage. Light, rare, and overlooked, it deserved a story. [6:23]

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Hydroplaning in Iceland

Formula Offroad cars, snow mobiles and motor bikes driving on water in Hella, Iceland.

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Race is won in the first microseconds

John Force goes up against Tommy Johnson Jr. in the 2016 NHRA Drag Racing Series in Las Vegas. The two racers run identical races. Except for one thing. The race was won at the starting line.

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Crazy rally drivers

You never know about those guys. They’re unstoppable.

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Time span crash test

For the 20th anniversary of Euro NCAP, two crash tests have been carried out at the Thatcham Research Centre (an accredited Euro NCAP test facility based in the UK) showing the difference of crashworthiness between a late nineties Rover 100 … Continue reading

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Electric car crash test results

Two all-electric cars miss the mark for IIHS safety awards ARLINGTON, Va. — Two all-electric vehicles fall short of meeting the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s awards criteria, but consumers who want to minimize gas consumption while also prioritizing safety … Continue reading

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Mustang Sport Wagon

The mythical Mustang wagon. It has persisted since the earliest days of the Mustang, and even Ford had proposals on the drawing board. [4:16]

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