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  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts Mustang RTR

    Ford got into the spirit of St. Patrick's day on Friday with the reveal of a Grabber Lime green color for the Mustang Shelby GT500, but it also sent professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. out to find four leaf clovers. Not the kind that lurks in the grass, but the type found across America's concrete jungle: interstate interchanges. It's probably more Gittin Jr.'s type anyway. With a 900-horsepower Mustang RTR at his disposal, and a bit 'o luck hanging from the rearview mirror, the pro drifter launched off to enter and exit the four loops that make up the four-leaf clover interchange. Of...

  • #SnowPony, a Ford Mustang made entirely from snow
    Frozen asset: Family builds lifelike classic Ford Mustang out of snow

    The waning days of winter are a bleak time for everyone ready to move out of nature’s freezer, but it’s even worse for vintage car fans itching to pull their rides out of hibernation. One Nebraska family, however, found a way to have a little fun before the white stuff is gone for the...

  • Bugatti Baby II
    The Bugatti Baby gets a reboot to celebrate brand's 110th birthday

    Long before miniature cars for toddlers to drive around in were made popular, Bugatti had already done it in 1926. To celebrate the brand's 110th birthday, the French luxury brand decided to make another one. Taking a page from the original Bugatti Baby, the Baby II was revealed Monday at the 2019...

  • 1936 Auto Union Lego race car
    Help make this Auto Union Type C race car a Lego kit

    Numerous well-designed Lego kits have arrived in the past year, but one fan needs some help to get his/her own project off the ground. The proposed kit is a 1936 Auto Union Type C race car. The build has been posted to the Lego Ideas portal by a user who goes by the handle redera00. The portal...

  • Model of Michael Schumacher's 1991 Jordan F1 car
    You can buy Michael Schumacher's Jordan F1 car for $4,495

    Michael Schumacher's Jordan Formula 1 car is now for sale for the low, low price of $4,495. The only catch is it's a 1:8 scale model. ACME Diecast has opened pre-orders for the wonderfully detailed scale model of Schumacher's 1991 Jordan racer, which features the 7UP livery and No. 32 from his...

  • Makr Shakr Guido self-driving bar
    Self-driving bar aiming to pour a cold one anywhere

    The automotive industry often focuses on how self-driving cars will move people in the future. We've also looked at self-driving grocery delivery services, but what about a robotic, self-driving bar? There hasn't been talk of that until now. The Italian startup Makr Shakr, which has already...

  • Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

    Perhaps the office life isn't cutting the mustard. For those interested in breaking out of the 9-5 routine, Oscar Mayer has just the gig for you. The company announced that it is searching for the next pilot of its famous Wienermobile, and the hiring process is open and ongoing. Not only will one individual become the Wienermobile driver, but he or she will be the next brand ambassador as the hot dog-shaped vehicle makes its way across the United States. There is no office life here; the position is 100-percent travel. The Wienermobile will serve as a mobile public relations office for Oscar...

  • Lightning McQueen Cars 3 trailer
    Disney's ready to have Lightning McQueen teach you how to race

    Disney is ready to bring fans of the "Cars" films into an immersive new world. Walt Disney World Resort announced on Thursday that it will open the Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy in March. The show will even feature one of the coolest elements from "Cars 3," the racing simulator McQueen uses to...

  • Australians retake biggest burnout world record at Summer Nationals 2019
    Australia retakes world record for biggest simultaneous burnout

    Australians kicked the new year off by retaking a record the country's gearheads have long held. The land down under is once again home to the world record for the biggest simultaneous burnout. Australia reclaimed the record from Saudi Arabia, which claimed it in 2017 with 119 cars participating to...

  • Kart-powered race car bed
    Hoonigan crew turns race car bed into a real car

    Remember those red race car beds from childhood? Some even came with a steering wheel attached to let young car buffs live out their racing fantasies. Now Ken Block's Hoonigan crew has turned fantasy into reality. Hoonigan's "Garage Garage" YouTube series decided to take one standard issue race car...

  • Race of Champions 2019 Mexico City
    2019 Race of Champions heads to Mexico

    The Race of Champions will head to Latin America for the first time. Organizers announced Tuesday that 2019's running will take place in Mexico City after the Mexican capital won the right to host the event. The world's best racers will compete at the Foro Sol which forms part of the...

  • 2018 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Nürburgring Race Taxi
    XE SV Project 8 super sedan joins Jaguar's 'Ring taxi fleet

    Jaguar's XE SV Project 8 is currently the fastest production four-door car around the Nürburgring, with one of the cars completing a lap of the notorious German racetrack last November in a time of only 7:21.23. Jaguar is now offering the chance to experience a Nürburgring hot lap in the...

  • This Irish mansion features a go-kart track

    A house at a country club-style race track is pretty cool, but that means sharing track time with random others. What if there was a property for sale that included its own private professionally built go-kart track? That bit of real estate exists, and it's for sale in Ireland. The asking price? $2.9 million, according to DuPont Registry. It sits at 50 Cookstown Road in Moneymore, Ireland. That's in Northern Ireland, and this little vintage has a population of just 1,369 people, so you won't have many neighbors to annoy as you and your friends and family turn lap after lap on the go-kart...

  • A pair of Porsche fans got married in a Cayenne
    Porsche fans to marry at 70 mph on a racetrack

    Samantha and John are both proud members of the Porsche Club of America. They love the brand so much that the pair from Charlotte, North Carolina, are trekking down to Atlanta, Georgia, for their wedding. Why? That's where the Porsche Experience Center is located, and it's where they'll tie the...

  • BMW M1 wall art
    2 wrecked BMW M1 supercars become 1 piece of wall art

    When life gives you a wrecked BMW M1, don't make M1 lemonade...make art. BMW did not make many examples of its amazing M1 supercar. In fact, just 453 were built in total between 1978 and 1981. Two of those have now become one in an effort to spruce up one owner's amazing garage, according to...

  • Lyft Oregon Trail Celebration
    Get a Lyft in a covered wagon to celebrate the Oregon Trail

    Lyft is no stranger to fun promotional tie-ins, and the latest celebrates 175 years of the Oregon Trail. This week, Lyft will offer covered wagon rides in downtown Portland, Oregon, free of charge to commemorate the historic route. Fifteen-minute rides will be given in the covered wagon with...

  • Batman pulled over in Ontario, Canada
    Batman pulled over by police despite not breaking the law

    The Dark Knight found himself with a set of flashing red and blue lights behind him recently in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. It appears Batman was pulled over by a police officer, but not for breaking the law. The man, who takes his role as Batman very seriously, is Stephen Lawrence and he's assumed...

  • Honda UK Mean Mower V2
    150 mph on a lawn mower? Honda Mean Mower V2 takes aim

    Honda UK will once again attempt to build the world's fastest lawn mower. This time it's called Mean Mower V2. The original Mean Mower was able to hit 116 mph to set the world record in 2013, and that was with a 109-horsepower engine. The mad minds at Honda UK are aiming for something higher...

  • Indiana State Trooper pulls over slow driver Photo: Sgt. Stephen Wheeles

    One Indiana State Trooper has gone viral after enforcing the state's "Slowpoke" law, or "move-over" law. The internet has spoken, and many like State Trooper Stephen Wheeles' logic. Wheeles tweeted a photo on Saturday of a vehicle after initiating a traffic stop on Interstate 65. According to the trooper's tweet, the driver was holding up traffic because she continued to drive slowly in the left lane. Since tweeting the photo this past Saturday, over 30,000 people have re-tweeted and nearly 80,000 individuals have "liked" the photo. I stopped this vehicle today for a left lane violation on...

  • Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron
    Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron revealed with 3,599 pieces, including movable engine parts

    Few people are likely to be able to afford one of the 500 Bugatti Chirons destined to be built, however we're sure most will be able to scrape together the dollars required to purchase the new Lego Technic version of the French hypercar. Like the real Chiron, the Lego version is a complicated bit...

  • 2018 Jaguar F-Type SVR and XJR575 Nürburgring Race Taxi
    Jaguar XJR575 registers for 'Ring taxi duty

    For $236, you can take a thrilling ride around the Nürburgring in the passenger seat of a high-performance Jaguar. The British automaker has been offering the service, known as the Jaguar Race Taxi, since about 2012, initially with the XJ Supersport only and later with the F-Type SVR as well...

  • 'We Race' web comic
    Ferrari enters comic book world with 'We Race'

    The Ferrari brand has made its way to countless products, but the latest venture is something entirely new: a web comic. Now, fans of the brand or motorsport in general can follow the comic series called "We Race," which has Ferrari's blessing. The series comes from illustrator Riccardo Burchielli...

  • "Top Gear" and The Stig break Guinness World Record for fastest tractor
    Fast farming: The Stig set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor

    Honda engineers aren't the only group fixated on making various lawn care machines fast. The crew at BBC's "Top Gear" strapped The Stig into its modified tractor, appropriately called the track-tor, and happened to set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor in the world. The BBC made the...

  • Honda Mean Mower Mk2
    192-HP Honda Mean Mower Mk2 set for speed record attempt

    Four years ago, Honda debuted the world's fastest lawn mower, fittingly called the Mean Mower. After setting a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed reached by a lawn mower, Honda is coming back with an even more powerful garden tool: the Mean Mower Mk2. The Japanese company, which makes not...

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