Category Archives: Auto

This Is What Happens When a Drag Racer’s Parachutes Fail

Just in case you’re skeptical about just how much work a drag racer’s parachutes do to slow down a speeding car, here’s an excellent demonstration. Even though they’re not making that hot caliper-on-rotor contact of the brakes, a car’s drag chutes are incredibly important, as you can see right here on Pro Mod racer…

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Chevy Once Used the Power of Cat Videos to Sell Corvairs

The modern internet as we know it can best be thought of as a sophisticated global distribution system for cat videos and pornography, with some sideline abilities to order products and receive electro-encoded letters. The human desire to control emotions via recording cat actions on film, however, pre-dates the…

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It’s Time For Another Taillight Quiz!

Hey pals! You know what we haven’t done in a while? Not that, I made some promises to people about that. I’m talking about having a good, honest, tricky-but-fair taillight identification quiz! This is how you spend a Sunday afternoon, people. Not glumly riding out the clock on the weekend, watching depressing Dr.Who…

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This May Be The Sistine Chapel of Idiotic Driving Dashcam Videos

Now, I’m not even going to pretend this is particularly timely, or even something I discovered on my own. Because it isn’t, and I didn’t. But it’s something so achingly pure and beautiful I nevertheless felt compelled to share it with you: the greatest, most concentrated collection of driver idiocy ever recorded on…

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Take A Moment To Appreciate The Bonkers Face of the 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT

So much of a car’s character can be determined by its face, the arrangement and styling of lights and grilles and sheet metal and bumpers that give a car its identity. The 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT deserves your attention, because there’s never really been a car face quite like this one, and, since we now care about not…

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Lamborghini Wins First IMSA GTD Title at Petit Le Mans

Lamborghini finally clenched their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class championship during the grueling 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans race yesterday. The number 48 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 battled for the title with its closest rival, the number 86 Acura NSX.

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Some Crazy Russian Made a Beautiful Retro-Modern Zaz 965 Out of a Modern Volkswagen Beetle

Original, air-cooled Volkswagen Beetles were very popular in the kit car world because you could essentially just lift the body off and replace it with any fiberglass anything you wanted: fake Porsche speedsters, MG TCs, weird vans, whatever. This isn’t nearly as easy to do with a modern, Golf-based Beetle, but that…

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Sunday’s Best Deals: MicroSD Cards, Super Mario Party, Yost Vises, and More 

A one-day sale on Yost vises, the best prices ever on Samsung’s microSD cards, a Super Mario Party/Joy-Con bundle, and more lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web.

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Buick’s Promo Video for the Regal GS Seems to Show the Car With A Burned-Out Headlight UPDATE 2: Buick Responds!

I’m a little concerned about the lives of some of our readership, as one reader named Anubhav emailed us to let us know he was so bored he was actually spending time on Buick’s website. While this suggests deeper problems, he did notice one strange detail: on the promo video for the Regal GS, the car seems to have a…

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Florida Driver’s Windshield Sliced By Flying Plywood

Just in case you thought that none of the cool kids ever do anything as lame as really making sure their loads in pickup truck beds are completely secure, let me scare you straight, you little punk: look what happens when you don’t properly secure your loads. You can cause situations like this, where a sheet of…

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