Watch: Strongman Hafthor Bjornsson Carries a VW Beetle

If you’re a grown man and you have a widely-known nickname, it’s usually not an endearing one. Take Michael Jackson’s “Wacko Jacko” for example. But if your nickname is “Thor” or “The Mountain,” you’re probably doing something right. Hafthor Bjornsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. He has placed first in many strongman competitions – including […]

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Ever Wanted to Add a Jet Engine to Your Car?

Why would anyone put a jet engine in their car? For Stanford University Mechanical Engineer Ron Patrick, PhD, the answer was simple: “Because I wanted the wildest street-legal car possible.” It’s safe to say he got what he wanted. This monster has two engines: the stock 90-hp gasoline engine that powers the front wheels, and […]

Which Cars Will be Classics

In the Future, Which Cars Will be Classics?

Classic cars are great – they’re great to look at, better to drive, and reminiscent of simpler times. Classics transport us back to the year they were built and are charged with an ambiance you won’t find inside a brand new vehicle. We find it incredibly interesting which cars become classics, and which disappear with […]

How to Escape a Sinking Vehicle: Act Quickly, Don’t Panic

This is an absolute worst case scenario: you plunge into deep water while inside your vehicle, and start to sink. You’ve seen the movies where the hero dives after a sinking car and saves an entire family, dog included, but in reality, there’s probably no one coming to save you. If you find yourself sinking […]

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The New Year’s Resolutions Your Car Would Make

  It’s been a long year, and each day your car has worked hard to carry the load. It has sat in traffic, driven through huge storms, and taken long trips out to visit your mother-in-law on holidays. Your car hasn’t showered in weeks, it hasn’t been the doctor in months, and I bet it […]

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