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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thanks to some truly outside-the-box thinking, the following incredible prototypes debunk that stereotype, switching outdated automotive designs for aerodynamic tractors, cutting-edge technological innovations and eco-friendly hybrid advances.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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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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EXTREME BARBIE JEEP RACING 2013 CRASHES

Posted in Design, General, The Car Show, Zap, Zombies by MrAngry | December 17th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

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Full grown adult males, plastic ride-on toys made for children, and a very steep hill that’s riddled with dirt, rocks and trees.

Seriously, what could go wrong…

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Grass Kart Racing – Crazy Speeds

Posted in Best of, Car Tech, Crashes, General, Racing, Videos by MrAngry | December 12th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Grass Kart Racing

When I was a kid my father built me a go-kart out of wood, a few wheels from the hardware store and a piece of rope. It was a blast of a ride and as a young kid, the fastest thing I’d ever been on. It seems that fznowadays though home built rigs like that are few and far between, which is why I got so excited to see the following video. Sometimes all it takes is a hill, a little ingenuity and the will to go fast.

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“CASTELLO CAVALCANTI” by Wes Anderson

Posted in Crashes, General, Movies, Pop Culture, Racing, Videos by MrAngry | November 16th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Wes Anderson

If you’ve never seen anything directed by Wes Anderson than you’re missing out on one of the best directors of the last 20 years. His visual style ranges from engaging to hilarious and his story telling abilities are second to none. “CASTELLO CAVALCANTI” is a short film directed by Anderson that shows us what happens when Castello Cavalcanti, a vintage Grand Prix driver, crashes into a statue in his ancestral Italian home.

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STAR CARS- Mad Max Machines @ Wasteland Weekend

Posted in General, Movies, Off-Roading, Pop Culture, Videos by MrAngry | November 15th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Mad Max Wasteland Weekend

Believe it or not, but every year in Southern California fans of the cult film MAD MAX gather for what is simply known as, “Wasteland Weekend”. Think of it as a mini Burning Man event, except without the naked hippie chicks, good music and weed. In fact basically it’s just a bunch of comic book loving adults prancing around in costumes pretending to be Mel Gibson before he went all bat-shit crazy on us. Check it out after the jump.

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Django Django – WOR / Wall of Death Riders

Posted in Best of, General, Hoonage, People, Pictures, Pop Culture, Racing, Videos by MrAngry | November 9th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Wall of Death Riders

What would you do in order to make a living? Would you risk life and limb on a daily basis and, if so, how would you justify it to others. India’s Wall of Death Riders are a group of daredevils who look death in the face for a bit of fame and very little in the way of fortune. Some people say their insane, but for these men, it’s just another day at the office.

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WONDERFUL WORLD OF WHEELS: Loyd Bridges

Posted in Best of, General, Pop Culture, Videos by MrAngry | November 8th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

World of Wheels

It’s not uncommon to be enamored by the technology that lies beneath today’s automobiles. We’ve got computers by the dozens, hundreds of relays and enough wiring to bring oceans together. Back in the 1950′s and 1960′s though it was the design of the automobile that had everyone gasping for breath. Some say this was the pinnacle of design for the American automobile, and honestly, we tend to agree. The following video is great in the sense that it’s hosted by the late, great Loyd Bridges. A wonderful actor and an even bigger car guy. Check it out after the jump.

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