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Ken Block teases Gymkhana FIVE

Gymkhana 5 Coming July 9 To The Streets Of San Francisco

There's shark jumping, then there's Ken Block, which is something akin to a shark jumping a jumping shark, on fire, doing a powerslide. But hey, it's still fun--and it looks like Gymkhana FIVE is going back to its roots. Gone is the Hollywood-themed mega-spectacle of FOUR, replaced instead with the... read more

June 18, 2012 by
 
Chris Harris and the £4,000 BMW 325i rally car

Rallying A BMW 325i The Wrong Way With Chris Harris: Video

Chris Harris is often a bit of a polemic figure, whether the subject is Miatas or Ferraris. But sometimes he's just fun to ride along with. This is one of the latter... read more June 13, 2012 by


 
Carnology board game

Classic-Car Spotters: We Found Your Board Game

Looking for something fun to play at your next car-club meeting, cruise-in, or car-guys' get-together? You might want to pack Carnology. In this new trivia/identification... read more June 6, 2012 by


 
Sèbastian Ogier, making donuts in Dusseldorf.

National Donut Day: We Do It The MotorAuthority Way

Today is National Donut Day, and in celebration of this monumental holiday we decided to celebrate the only way we here at Motor Authority know how: by putting together a... read more June 1, 2012 by


 
Original military Humvee from The Avengers movie for sale on eBay

'The Avengers' Humvee For Sale On eBay

While owning a real military vehicle brings with it as many complications as compliments, owning a piece of movie quasi-history might help make up for some of the trouble... read more May 30, 2012 by


 
BeamNG video game crash modeling

Hyper-Realistic Video Game Car Crashes Coming Soon

Building on the work of the geniuses at CryTek, creators of the new CryENGINE3 video game engine, BeamNG has found a way to model vehicle crashes with incredible... read more May 29, 2012 by


 
Ken Block in Gymkhana FOUR

Gymkhana FOUR Bonus Edit: Behind The Hoons

OK, so Ken Block's Gymkhana series doesn't pack quite the punch it once did, as it's been blasted everywhere and promoted to no end. The newness is worn off, and we've all... read more May 23, 2012 by


 
2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 burnout

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Burnout: Video

Though we can't tell you what we think about how the 662-horsepower 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 drives just yet, we can share with you this video of the car converting... read more May 17, 2012 by


 
Audi R8 drifting for Facebook fan appreciation video

Audi R8 Drifting Behind The Scenes: Video

Celebrating Facebook fan milestones with videos of cars doing cool stuff has become a bit of a meme with carmakers of late, and we're not going to argue with it. Burning... read more May 14, 2012 by


 
Hyundai durability testers monkey around

Hyundai Uses Dozens Of Monkeys To Test Durability

Weird, but true: Hyundai recently loosed 40 baboons on the latest Hyundai i30 hatchback. The i30 shares most of its essentials with the Elantra, though it's a hatchback in... read more May 11, 2012 by


 
Patrick Long races a vintage Porsche 911 at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

Patrick Long Races A Vintage 1969 Porsche 911ST: Video

Patrick Long, if you haven't met him, is one of the nicest guys in racing--off the track at least. On track, he's incredibly fast, and as this video shows, he's not shy about... read more May 10, 2012 by


 
The Chevy Corvette ZR1 Indianapoils 500 Pace Car

2012 Indy 500 Corvette ZR1 Pace Car On Track: Video

Announced yesterday as the official pace car of the 2012 Indy 500, the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is a familiar beast to most of us. For those that have driven it, it's all... read more May 9, 2012 by


 
Steve Zink's Audi A6 Allroad pickup project. Photos by Steve Zink.

Steve Zink's Audi A6 Allroad Pickup Project: Phase 1

The idea of turning a car, wagon, or other non-pickup vehicle into a truck of some sort isn't a new one, but it never ceases to amaze when done properly. This project... read more May 8, 2012 by


 
Jaguar XJ Sport And Speed Nürburgring Taxi

Jaguar XJ Sport And Speed Nürburgring Taxi Service Launched

The BMW Ring Taxi recently got an update to the F10 M5, but now a new car is offering rides around the Green Hell: the Jaguar XJ. Outfitted with the Sport and Speed Pack... read more May 4, 2012 by


 
KEM Racing Audi Quattro Sport

800-HP KEM Racing Audi Quattro? Yes, Please: Video

There's very little that can be said to make us like the Audi quattro more, and pretty much nothing that can be said to make us like it less. This particular example, built... read more May 3, 2012 by


 
Jolene Van Vugt sets world land speed record--on a toilet

'Porcelain Princess' Sets New Toilet Land Speed Record: Video

Jolene Van Vugt isn't a household name here in the U.S., but she's surprisingly quick on household bathroom fixtures. The fastest in the world, actually. Today, in Australia... read more May 2, 2012 by


 
 

 
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