Showing posts in the category of Offbeat News

Ford 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Powers Life-Sized Hot Wheels Rip Rod


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Despite displacing just 1.0-liters, Ford’s smallest EcoBoost power plant can be tuned to produce upward of 200 hp in racing applications. We don’t know how much it makes exactly when powering this life-sized Hot Wheels Rip Rod, but it seems to be thoroughly capable of quickly creating a dust screen…

New HUD Heralds Arrival of Real Life, Game-Like Track Ghosts [w/Video]


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There are a lot of ways you can enjoy racing games, and track time attacks is one of them. Most titles offer a ghost facility which basically lets you race against yourself, in the quest to beat your best time – now, with a system called GhostDash, you will be able have the feature when real-life racing too.

This is the Wildest McLaren P1 Paint Job Thus Far


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Those who have seen the McLaren P1 up close say it’s a very nice and futuristic looking thing. They didn’t, however, get to lay eyes on one finished as wildly as this one, belonging to Major League Baseball pitcher C.J. Wilson – he’s also a photographer and the one behind the shots in the gallery below.

Good Deed of the Day: Biker Helps Lady Trapped in Overturned Car


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Instead of driving way like so many other motorists, a motorcyclist did the right thing and stopped to help a driver trapped in an overturned car on a California highway.

Trucker Makes an Awesome Last Second Save


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Watch a truck driver from Russia save his own life, as well as the lives of two irresponsible drivers and their passengers on the highway.

This is What Happens When You Use a Tank Cleaner in Your Mercedes


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You could say that this Mercedes-Benz 190E has light water damage after these guys obliterated its interior with a 1,000 bar Hammelmann tank cleaning unit.

S.F. Tour Guide Really, Really Hates Chinatown, Goes on Racist Rant


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A female bus tour guide who was on her very last day at work unleashed a racist while travelling through San Francisco's Chinatown.

Do Bare Plastic Bumpers Make Sense on New Skoda Fabia?


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Skoda, being “a Euro brand from the east”, used to be perceived as bargain basement, particularly in "western Europe," even though it's really from the center of the continent...

Sinkhole Suddenly Swallows Concrete Mixer


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A Russian truck driver's daily ride to work took an abrupt turn for the worse when a sinkhole opened up beneath the road.

Men Filming Instead of Warning Swerving SUV Film Their Own Crash!


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Two men filming and commenting on a Jeep driver that was all over the road ended up recording their own crash when the aforementioned vehicle smashed into an oncoming Jeep Wrangler that then hit their car!

Mega Fail! Biker Plasters an "I Don't Stop for Cops" Sticker on Patrol Car and Then Crashes!


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A motorcyclist's ballsy move to jeer the police by plastering an "I don't stop for cops" decal on a moving patrol vehicle quickly turned sour when the biker hit a curb and crashed. And it was all caught on his helmet mounted camera.

2 Fast For Their Own Good


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Watch two different drivers from two different cities (presumably in Russia) trying to speed pass traffic from the outer right lane ending up in the same pickle.

Watch Crazy Guy Ram a Gate Until Car Flips Over!


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This video captured on a parking-garage security camera in Iceland just gets weirder and weirder by the second culminating to a spectacular flip over.

Regular Car Reviews Treats Aston Martin Vantage in its Typical NSFW Fashion


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While the Aston Martin Vantage roadster is by no means “a regular car,” it was the subject of one of the latest Regular Car Reviews videos.

As you’ve probably come to expect by now, the video is less about the car and more about the social stigma associated with driving it, or, in this case, the apparent lack thereof…

Crash Causes Vehicles to Erupt in Fire, Luckily Everyone Got Out


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A dashboard camera recorded a shocking scene from Russia when two cars caught fire after an accident.

Biker Group Taunts And Forces Cop to Move Away


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As the saying goes, for better or for worse, there's always power in numbers, even when confronting officers of the law.

Watch a German Owner Kill his Chinese BMW X5 Clone, the CEO


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What do you do with a Chinese knockoff of a BMW X5 SUV that has turned into a rust-bucket a little after 100,000 km (roughly 60,000 miles)?

Hyundai Engineers Unveil Wild Concepts at the R&D IDEA Festival


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Hyundai’s annual R&D IDEA Festival in Korea is a fertile ground for unusual concepts, with the competition being open exclusively to engineers from within the company.

Shaggy, the Ginger Bull, Doesn't Give Two Hoots About Your Car


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This scene from Scotland with a Highland bull blocking the road and completely ignoring the driver begs for a funny caption.

No Kidding: Vossen Dealer Wants $40,000 for New VLE-1 Wheels


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While writing up the piece on Vossen's VLE-1 wheels, I found an online price, but I didn't mention it because it was absurd at $9,999 a pop or $39,996 for a set, and wanted to make sure it wasn't a mistake.