It wasn’t all Castrol M and racing for the Lord Smith Smythe Smith Trophy at this year’s Goodwood Drivers Meeting. Driver Stephen Bond suffered only a broken collar bone in this crash of his Lotus-Climax 18. Fortunately there was no one in the pedestrian tunnel where he ended up.
Originally posted on Live and let Diecast. The title of this special episode is also the title of a documentary and sums up what happened to Gurgel: Dreams also rust. This is the story of the rise and fall of João Augusto Conrado do Amaral Gurgel’s ultimate dream: to build the first true Brazilian car.
Back in a day when America was running rich on ingenuity and poor on common sense, the U.S. Forest Service decided to make a bold experiment in lighter-than-air flight. The ultimate balloondoggle ensued.
... and found about sidecar motocross. This is the definition of nuts.
Video is from a youtube channel. Don’t make me say the name of the channel because it’s one of the stupidest things I’ve heard all year.
Joe Accountant and his wife were out for a country drive in the Scottish highland when he spotted a flahsy yellow Mustang zip along the curvy roads. Being a prudent drone pilot he decided to invade everyone’s privacy and spy on the unusual automotive activity.
The development of technology to make autonomobiles a reality is well underway. Ultimately, this points to a future where human-driven cars are a rarity. What would that look like? A glimpse into this kind of world can be seen in the 2000 anime series éX-Driver.
So according to a reply to one of my tweets to Chrysler Canada, the Dodge Grand Caravan will still be produced for the Canadian market, where it is a leader.
It takes a lot to engineer a car well. Everything has to be balanced. Aftermarket modifications can easily screw that up. And Ford knows that.
This was my view at two consecutive stoplights:
Here is a neat insight into some of the behind the scenes technical work that goes on over the course of an F1 weekend. Despite being 15 years old it’s still interesting to try to decode some of the technical jargon and to see the observations of the drivers as changes are made.
Merry Thanksgiving and a happy Cyber Monday to all. It’s that time of the year again, time to give thanks and get some sweet deals. Not to be left out, there are some savings to be had on wares from Oppo’s own.
This is an interesting read from Ars Technica about the data demands of modern F1, both from a broadcast standpoint for the FOM and car-garage-HQ for the teams. Check it out.
Caught this headline on my Facebook feed a few minutes ago, so I went to nascar.com, I see that the race is just coming back from a rain delay...
Apparently unrelated to goings on in Paris.
Multiple-record holder and stunt drive specialist Alastair Moffatt successfully reversed a classic Mini Cooper into a parking space leaving a combined distance of just 34 cm between his car and the vehicles in front and behind.
A new jetpack unlike any other before has made its grand public debut during a tour down the Hudson River and past the Statue of Liberty. This is not your grandfather’s jet pack.