Showing posts in the category of Offbeat News

What Would You Name A Top Gear Replacement Show With Clarkson, May & Hammond?


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Even if James May hadn't ruled out the possibility of continuing on Top Gear without Clarkson earlier this week, we all knew that wasn't going to happen for a million reasons.

This Is A Six-Speed Gearbox Made Out Of Legos [w/Video]


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Add this to the list of things you can do with a set of Legos: make a gearbox like an auto supplier.

Nissan Restored Datsun Baby, a Fully-Functional 1960s Toy Car


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Nissan has restored a Datsun Baby miniature car, one of 100 specially-built small children’s cars that were donated by Nissan in 1964-1965 to the Kodomo no Kuni (Children’s Land) park, located near Tokyo.

Fatal Accident in Nurburgring VLN Race; One Spectator Killed


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Number 23 Nissan GT-R, driven by Jann Mardenborough was involved in a horrifying accident in the VLN Endurance race on the Nurburgring circuit.

James May Is Returning To His Musical Roots [w/Video]


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With Top Gear on hiatus until a replacement for Jeremy Clarkson is devised, co-host James May is using his music degree to some extent.

Fast & Furious Movie Roasted in Video


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It was only a matter of time before popular blockbuster-roasting YouTube channel CinemaSins had a go once again on the Fast & Furious franchise.

Watch Jeremy Clarkson Come Clean About "Fracas-Gate" in Hilarious Mash-up Video


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The man who had the idea of creating this video is a true genius. Described as “the last ever Top Gear,” the video is simply a mash-up of carefully selected words actually said by Jeremy Clarkson during various episodes of the Top Gear show.

Flood Swallows Up Bus in Brazil, Spits it Back out Again!


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Dirt roads built on unstable soil, with no consolidation underneath and no large trees nearby are very vulnerable in heavy rain situations. Entire roads can be swept away and vanish, or, like in this video from Brazil, they can turn into Swiss cheese…

Russel Brand Mocks Top Gear Controversy, Says He’s the New Presenter…


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Comedian and actor Russel Brand’s videos on his own channel are occasionally really good, witty or funny. Some aren’t, but this one made to make a bit of a mockery of the whole Jeremy Clarkson-Top Gear malarkey actually makes a point, I think.

Director Behind BMW M4 Aircraft Carrier Ad Creates New Spot With Challenger Hellcat


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If the name Ozan Biron doesn't ring a bell, then his directorial work with the BMW M4 Aircraft Carrier spot surely will, and now he's back with another action-packed ad featuring the Dodge Challenger Hellcat for Pennzoil.

Jeremy Clarkson Rumored To Create New Car Show With Netflix


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Will Jeremy Clarkson soon head a brand-new motoring program on the Netflix streaming service?

Men Kick And Ram Woman's Car in Asinine Indian Road Rage Incident, Cop Does Nothing!


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What would have been otherwise a non-newsworthy fender-bender quickly turned into a full-blown road rage incident against a female driver in India, all in the presence of a police officer who did nothing to stop it.

Paul Staines On BBC's Hypocrisy Over Clarkson And How Management Hates Blokeishness


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Political blogger Guido Fawkes, real name Paul Staines, made some very interesting points about BBC and their decision to fire Jeremy Clarkson over the fracas incident.

Convertible Car Aerodynamics Checked in 1,000 FPS Slow Mo


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Modern convertibles are designed to cocoon their open cockpit in a blanket of air as speed builds, and thus it should be possible to drive with the roof down and not get totally wet in the process. The Slow Mo Guys wanted to try this out and they used a BMW 2-Series convertible, some fake rain and a bit of an acceleration run.

McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail Scares Old Lady with its Loud Exhaust


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Sometimes, driving around the UK countryside can reveal some unexpected sights, like this McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail parked in front of a pub in Chertsey.

Meet Kevin Lyons, The Man Behind The 1,700HP, $1.3M LM2 Streamliner Project


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Don't be shy to admit that you've never heard of Kevin Lyons before he announced his intentions to debut a strange-looking, self-proclaimed hypercar named LM2 Streamliner at next month's NY Auto Show. We hadn't.

Watch A Member Of Congress Commit A Huge Parking Fail


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Eleanor Holmes Norton is the delegate from Washington DC, a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives, and who now wins an award for terrible parking jobs.

Drunken Driver Jumps Into Car And Causes An Accident; Should Someone Have Stopped Him?


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An allegedly intoxicated man was recorded getting into his Jeep and driving away only to cause a major accident in which at least two people were injured moments later.

Keep It Classy Canada! Super Polite vs NSFW Driver Road Rage Goes Viral


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The prevalence of dash-cams and people's addiction to sharing their lives on social media results in videos such as this one of a road rage incident in Canada.

Wow…Truck Rolls Off Ramp And Lands In Front Of Traffic In Canada


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Incredible dash-cam footage of a large transport truck rolling off a Highway 404 ramp and crashing onto Highway 401 in Toronto, Canada, is making the headlines.