10 Things You Could Make Out of A Car On A Desert Island

Posted in Cool Stuff, Featured, Pop Culture by Gerri | December 3rd, 2014 | Leave a Reply |

(Or wherever else you might be stranded)

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Let’s suspend our disbelief for a bit about how exactly you end up on a desert island with a car. This is more an exercise in appreciating the mechanical intricacies of our rides. And if you could fashion these things out of your car on a desert island, you could definitely build the following things using your car in other (less isolated) settings. Let’s check out 10 things you can build with your car on a desert island.

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10 Far-Out ’50s Concept Cars that Look Like They’re Ready for Take-Off

Posted in General, Pop Culture by Gerri | November 29th, 2014 | Leave a Reply |

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Inspired by the space race and radical rocket designs of the time, 1950s automakers dreamt up a series of boundary-pushing “cars of the future.” Today, these prototypes often look amusingly retro-futuristic, like something out of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Jetsons or original ’60s sci-fi hit Star Trek. At the time, though, they were sleek, cutting-edge and ultra-modern.

These concept cars were sometimes presented as atomic energy-powered, engineless prototypes for, despite the now-obvious dangers, this was how designers envisaged the future of motoring. In some cases their creations featured designs and technologies subsequently taken for granted – mostly, though, these fascinating prototypes represent a mid-20th century, sci-fi-inspired view of a future that never materialized.

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10 Awesomely Futuristic Trucks that Look like Real-Life Transformers

Posted in Cool Stuff, General, Lists, Pop Culture by Gerri | November 25th, 2014 | Leave a Reply |

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Traditionally, you might be forgiven for picturing semi-trailer trucks as square-shaped, fuel-guzzling road hogs with Godzilla-sized carbon footprints – expressing little or no regard for the environment. However, thanks to some truly outside-the-box thinking, the following incredible prototypes debunk that stereotype, switching outdated automotive designs for aerodynamic tractors, cutting-edge technological innovations and eco-friendly hybrid advances. Read on for ten real-life futuristic trucks that look like Transformers.
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The 10 Coolest Concept Cars of 2014

Posted in General by Gerri | November 3rd, 2014 | Leave a Reply |

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The last year has seen the release of some awesome concept cars. Including a greater focus on hybrid models, some playing on classics of the last century, and what looks like a face lift for Volvo in the coming years. For you sticklers, we’re using the word 2014 loosely here– to account for the varied dates of the biggest auto shows. Some cars on our list were technically shown in 2013, yet are 2014 concept cars, some debuted at car shows in 2014, and one was released online in 2014 in an announcement for a 2015 car show. From super performance, to super obtainable, let’s check out the future of some of our favorite makers.

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Ten Vehicles We’ve Been Waiting a Century For

Posted in Cool Stuff, Pictures, Travel by Gerri | October 1st, 2014 | Leave a Reply |

Here’s a gem we should have never forgotten. In the year 1900, Jean-Marc Côté and a collection of other French artists created a series of postcards for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. The subject of the postcards: France in the year 2000. The idea caught on and Russian and German prints were released in the years that followed. The result, a number of incredibly awesome new modes of transportation. The world would be so much cooler if this is how we got around.

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50 Years of Mustang with Lee Iacocca – Jay Leno’s Garage

Posted in Domestic Rides, Ford, General, Rides by MrAngry | December 31st, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

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If you were to ask about revolutionaries in the car world, the name Lee Iacocca would surely be at the top of the list. The one time CEO of Chrysler and Ford helped to shape the way the American auto industry conducted business over the last 60 years. On a very special episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay welcomes Iacocca into the studio for some wonderful insight into what the early days of the Ford Mustang and the industry were like.

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/MY LIFE as a RALLYIST – Trailer

Posted in DRIVE, Educational, Videos by MrAngry | December 31st, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Rallyist

So here’s a new mini-series that’s set to air on Youtube’s /DRIVE Network. It’s called /MY LIFE as a RALLYIST and follows former intern and now /DRIVE producer Ryan Symancek on his quest to become a rally car driver. Make sure to check out the trailer after the jump, and stay tuned for the series after the new year.

Source: Youtube.com/DRIVE

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Idris Elba: King of Speed, Episode 1 & 2

Posted in General, Hoonage, Racing, Videos by MrAngry | December 30th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

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If you were lucky to check out the movie Pacific Rim this past summer then odds are you know who Idris Elba is. His character was the head honcho in the film and honestly, he was pretty damn good in it. What I didn’t know about Idris was that he (like most of us) has an insatiable love for speed. Recently he filmed a 2 part series aptly called “King of Speed” and like his film, this also was pretty damn good. Check it out after the jump.

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Volkswagen Baja Bugs!

Posted in General, Off-Roading, Videos, Volkswagen by MrAngry | December 30th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Baja Bugs

Out here in California we have all manner of off-road buggies and trucks. From modified Ford Raptors to full-on rock climbers, this state truly has it all. One of the more common vehicles we run across are Baja Bugs. These are modified VW Beetles that have the ability to go just about anywhere. They’re light, fun and a piece of cake to work on. The guys from Motor Trends “Dirt Every Day” recently grabbed two of these little buggers and decided to have a little fun.

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Subaru Vintage Garage- 2011 Impreza WRX STI (Isle of Man)

Posted in General, Subaru, Videos by MrAngry | December 29th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

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Back in 2011, the Subaru STI you are about to see was given permission to run the infamous Isle of Man road course. It ran flat out, maintaining a speed of over 110 mph in what was one of the most spectacular runs ever caught on film. Check it out after the jump.

Source: Subaru.com

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