Tag Archives: Wtfcars

How Would Cars Be Different If Humans Had Tails?

Generally, it’s pretty good to be a member of the great ape family. We’re omnivorous, which makes restaurants more fun, we have opposable thumbs, which are super-useful, and some of us are even tool-users. But, our lower primate pals have one thing we don’t: tails.

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Strange Alien Plant-Men Photographed Sneaking Up On Mercedes-McLaren SLRs

Look out, Mercedes-McLaren SLRs! Those lumpen Plant-Men are sneaking up on you!

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Comment Of The Day: The Shine-Circles That Gleam And Reflect Edition

Wheels: what are they? They are discs of brilliance. Yes. Another question: are they that which you find positive in the greater sense of your being?

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Ten Cars You’d Like To Punch In The Face

Cars have a lot of personality. Their distinct faces, unique noises, strong cultural relationships, and performance characteristics are all very human traits. Yesterday we asked you if you could transform a car into a human being, which car-human would you then punch in the face ?

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A Tractor Company Made The Subaru Wagon Of The Future In 1965

Some general technical descriptions of cars are so associated with a particular company, it’s hard to imagine them existing in any other context. A four-wheel drive wagon with a flat-four front-mounted engine is hard to picture with any badge other than Subaru, right? That’s why it’s so weird this car was essentially invented by a British/Irish tractor maker.

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Ominous Floating Letters Hover Over Ford GT40 MkII

What are these floating sky letters? Are they from space beings? Are they evil clouds? What do they want from this 1966 Ford GT40 MkII? We do not know.

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When Ford Was Bonkers: The Ford Econoline Kilimanjaro

It’s sometimes reassuring to know that substances like peyote can solve any problem you may have. Ford needed some sort of van-based show car in 1970, so they just (this is speculation, of course) applied liberal amounts of peyote to their Econoline design team and whammo, out screamed the Econoline Kilimanjaro. All hail the Kilimanjaro!

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Dragging A Couch Behind An ATV Sure Looks Like Filthy Fun

Old couches generally don’t rank to high on the Fun Potential Scale. They usually get dragged to the curb, or gradually get moister and grosser until they’re a smelly colony of rapidly-evolving funguses, one of which just figured out how to tame fire. But add an ATV and some tow rope into the mix, and it all changes.

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I’m Calling Bullshit On This Melting Renault

There’s this video going around right now, shot by a British tourist in Italy, of a Renault Megane that seems to have had most of its plastic and rubber trim melted off by the 37°C/99°F heat. While I’m not disputing that the car clearly has some obvious heat damage, I don’t think the 99°F weather is all to blame, nor French car quality. Something more has to be up.

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This Car Somehow Managed To Acquire A Gaping Hole In Its Engine

Holes in engines. They’re good things, really. You can pour oil into them, you can thread oil filters around them, you can bolt carburetors onto them, you can stick sweet headers over them, you can even plop an awesome free-flowing intake right onto them. Enormous holes in oil pans, though? Yeah, those are usually not good.

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