Showing posts in the category of Offbeat News

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.

You Never Know What You're Going to Hit on Russian Roads


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Me thinks that the Russian driver of the second dash-cam video should consider himself fortunate after watching what happened to the motorist in the first clip.

Video Explains Aquaplaning and What its Dangers Are


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Aquaplaning occurs when the tire of your car can no longer displace enough water and it rises, therefor losing contact (and all grip) with the road.

It happens to varying degrees, and it’s not always as noticeable, but it is usually caused by worn tires with low tread depth.

Watch an Asshat Mercedes S-Class Driver Cause a Crash


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Brake checking is one of the worst and most irresponsible things you can do on the road. Yet plenty of reckless drivers do it for whatever reason, knowing that they can cause a mishap.

After Two Decades and Notable Quality Rise, Kia Still has Poor Perception in US


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It’s been exactly twenty years since Kia debuted in the US, back in 1994. You’d think that by now, having established itself over time as a maker of cheap and reliable motors and increasingly high quality ones as of late, they’d have rid themselves of the “crap brand” stigmata – Wards says they haven’t, though…

Bugatti Veyron 1:1 Scale Wooden Replica Looks Amazing; Costs Only $3,300!


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A workshop in Boyolali, Central Java in Indonesia is grabbing headlines for its beautifully handcrafted wooden replicas, highlighted here by a 1:1 scale version of the Bugatti Veyron.

Watch Reckless Driver Steer Truck with Foot from the Passenger Seat on American Highway


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Can you imagine anything more senseless and unsafe on the road than a truck-driver steering his vehicle with his foot from the passenger seat?

Skid-Steer Loader... Loads itself onto Truck in Style


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If you are a Carscoops regular, you’ll have a feeling of deja-vu by watching this video, as not long ago we posted similar footage of a construction machine loading itself onto a truck.

Pedestrian Bitch-Slaps Moving Biker!


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We've seen many things happening on the road with bikes that were caught on film over the years, but never something like this.

The Cars You're Most Likely Going To See In A Rental Lot


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There's a very good reason why you see a fair number of the Toyota Yaris on rental car lots across the U.S. It's the same reason you're also offered a Chevy Impala as an upgrade.

Ford Gets into Halloween Mood with Car Wash Prank


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It takes a lot of courage (or health tests beforehand) to play a prank like the one Ford played on 30 strangers who were on their way to a filmed test drive.

Porsche Rented The Sistine Chapel For a Corporate Event


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Forty people were treated to dinner and classical music on Porsche's dime Saturday night in Rome. Which doesn't sound like a big deal until you realize it was in Vatican City – and in the Sistine Chapel.

Citizen Pulls Over Cop in Unmarked Car, Asks for ID and Gives Him a Warning!


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An unbelievable scene took place in Washington State when activist and former congressional candidate Gavin Seim turned the tables around a cop demanding his ID and giving him a warning for illegally patrolling in an unmarked car!

Jay Leno’s new TV Show to Center on "Car Stories, History, Driving and Investing"


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One cannot help but be excited at the prospect of hearing Jay Leno talk more about cars; his passion is contagious and his very high knowledge-ability means you learn something new from nearly every one of his videos.

Now, CNBC has revealed more details about his proposed new car show that’s set to debut in 2015.

Show Us Cars You Secretly Like But Are Ashamed to Admit It


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There's no shame in liking what you like just as long as it's legal and ethical, and you shouldn't have to explain or justify your preferences to anyone, but... sometimes, we all fall into the trap of going with popular opinion just for the sake of wanting to fit in.

Lucky Driver Ejected from Crashed SUV Walks Away


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Looks like someone was extraordinarily fortunate in this crash, as despite not wearing a seatbelt and thrown out of his SUV, the driver survived and walked away.

Sure, Why Not? BMW M4-Based Pickup Rendering


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We won’t take this BMW M4 pickup rendering as something far-fetched, because we know something very similar exists, based on the M4’s predecessor. In fact, said modified E92 M3 also served a practical purpose, being able to carry 450 kg or 992 lbs in the back.