The 19,224 TEU MSC Oliver returned from sea trials this weekend ahead of next month’s expected delivery to Mediterranean Shipping Company from the DSME shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. MSC [...] The post MSC Oliver – Giant 19,224 TEU Boxship Readied for Delivery appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
One person has died following a fire aboard a Greek high speed ferry while docked at a shipyard in Drapetsona, Greece. Hellenic Seaways confirmed the fire Monday aboard their Highspeed [...] The post One Dies in High Speed Ferry Fire at Greek Shipyard appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
TTAC’s managing editor, Derek Kreindler, used an interesting phrase last Friday. “Well, this ought to erase memories of the Routan,” Derek wrote. Memories? Of the Routan? Who has memories of the Volkswagen Routan? Hardly anyone, that’s who. Show More Summary
Mitsubishi Motors USA broke its one-month-old, sixth-generation Mirage sales record in February 2015, soaring up to 1863 units, a 67% year-over-year improvement. The Mirage is a penalty box in the classic sense of the automotive term...Show More Summary
The image above, of the 1965 Honda RA272, isn’t all that striking – especially after the nice images of it under the bright lights that we recently saw – but the sound of that 1495cc 48-valve transverse mid-mounted V-12, as pointed out this week by MotorsportRetro.com, well, that makes up entirely for such a […]
I have a hard time being invested in televised sports. I could put it in my own words, but the best explanation comes from this essay, which likened it to being in an abusive relationship. Imagine a girl. Very pretty, a joy to be around, and a nice person that is kind to animals and people alike. Show More Summary
In New Zealand, motorsport runs as deep through the country as sheep-herding, fishing, and Hobbits. Practically every weekend of the year, you can find a hillclimb, street sprint, or track day somewhere in the country. So we went toShow More Summary
Compared to the stodgy-and-sensible Valiant on which it was based, the Plymouth Duster was pretty sporty and sold well to coupe shoppers who wanted a cheap car that could handle indifferent maintenance and bad road conditions (the Zaporozhets not being available in the United States). Show More Summary
An old friend ran the Aragon Ballroom back in the days when it was Chicago’s version of Bill Graham’s Fillmores. He told me that contemporary rock bands that didn’t know any better would insist on being higher on the bill than Sha-Na-Na. Show More Summary
In our story this week on swamp buggy racing, somebody questioned why thousands of people would sit by the side of a giant mudpit to watch a bunch of good ol’ boys plow their jacked-up rigs through the muck and mire. Maybe this video – featuring Herbert McCurry and shot just a few years […]
Here is some tilt-shift video showing a anchor handling operations aboard an AHTS. Tilt-shift photography uses a special high angle lens that creates the effect of a miniature, toy-like scene. The [...] The post Big Boy Toys: AHTS Anchor Handling Ops Tilt-Shift Timelapse appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
Screenshot from Back to the Future. Of the seven cars that portrayed Doc Brown’s DeLorean-based time machine over its various iterations in the Back to the Future trilogy, all but a couple still exist in some form, but only one has gone through a full and painstakingly researched restoration, one that will take center stage in […]
New Zealand is quite possibly the most car-crazy per capita country in the entire world, as we at TST recently learned by touring the whole country for two weeks. Most importantly, Kiwis take incredible pride in doing everything themselves, from body work, to making parts, to repurposing parts that never should have worked the way they do. Show More Summary
All photos courtesy Florida Memory. Bookie McCurry knew his mud and he knew his rigs. He’d won four Swamp King titles out of five years at the wheel of his jacked-up stacked-up swamp buggy, a stripped-down Dodge Power Wagon weapons carrier fitted with chained tractor tires and dubbed Short Cut. No surprise that the locals […]
What looks like a Ferrari on an Alpine highway is neither a Ferrari nor anywhere near the Alps. Instead, it’s a much cooler story: that of panelbeater Rod Tempero, who turns out highly crafted replica bodies – including the one of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO above – without blueprints out of a chicken […]
Good news for Gordon fans: he's not only on pole, but he set a Sprint Cup track record for Las Vegas Motor Speedway doing it. According to USA Today, Gordon's car hit a speed of 194.679 mph in a 27.738-second lap of the 1.5-mile speedway. I wouldn't be surprised if the back end of his car is now plaid. Read more...
BMW's X4 is an all-new vehicle for 2015, but don't call it an SUV; the automaker calls it a sport activity coupe despite its four doors and tall ride height. Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek says our test X4 M Sport's...
For 2015, Subaru's compact car takes a big step forward in terms of its multimedia system, said Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays. The Impreza is updated this year with lightly revised exterior styling and a new control layout inside. Check out...
It looks like an Oldsmobile Cutlass, but underneath it’s a Vic Hickey-built tube-frame mid-engine off-road monster, and Jay Leno got to drive it for the most recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. In the comments on our story about the pending Brooklands restoration, Gavin in the UK sent over this link to some […]
Yes, it’s tall, narrow and boxy, but don’t let that fool you. The brilliant thing about Alfa Romeo’s Giulia sedans is that they were blessed with the very same twin-cam engines, five-speed gearboxes, four-wheel disc brakes and brilliantly tuned suspensions that made its coupes and spiders so much fun to drive. This 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super for […]