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Sharing A Track With A Porsche 918 Makes For A Very Good Day

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Ever had a day so nice that you get Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day” stuck in your head all day? That was my afternoon. The weather was perfect, my car was track-worthy again, and someone brought a 918 Spyder to the track. Not to a car show. Not to the Porsche corral outside the track. On the race track. Read more...

America’s Truckers, Why Is Your Time and Fuel More Valuable Than Mine?

Long distance driving is something that I enjoy doing, but most of the time, my driving is restricted to within 50 miles of where I live, just outside of Detroit. In the past few months, though, I’ve been a bit of a highway child. IShow More Summary

Attack Of The Orphaned Acuras

My friend and fellow auto journo Tyson Hugie is the ultimate Acura fanboy. He owns a 2013 Acura ILX 6-speed with the personalized plate ILX, a 1994 Legend GS Sedan 6-speed and a 1992 NSX 5-speed which just hit 100,000 miles. He was honored...Show More Summary

Video: A 1,000 HP R34 GTR is Better in Real Life Than in Video Games

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

In our travels to New Zealand, we drove a huge variety of cars, all of which were excellent in their own ways. But the one we were most excited about was, of course, the one we can’t have here for 9 more years: The R34 Skyline GTR. Almost like a bonus, this one makes four times the power it left the factory with, an even 1,000. Read more...

Hillary Clinton’s Explorer Van “Scooby”

Hillary Clinton has gotten at least a little bit of publicity for her presidential campaign-launching trip across America in a conversion van she’s nicknamed “Scooby”, apparently after the Scooby Doo cartoon show’s Mystery Machine. While...Show More Summary

Goliat FPSO Profiled

ENI Norge and Statoil thankfully did not miss out on the opportunity to profile their latest creation, the Goliat FPSO from her early days in the shipyard at Hyundai Heavy [...] The post Goliat FPSO Profiled appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – K-car development, Paddy Hopkirk driving tips, Eat My Dust

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Chrysler was mighty proud of the K-car back in the day, and for good reason – the company had pinned all its hopes and future on the front-wheel-drive platform, and if the K-car bombed, so did the 60-something-year-old company. So while the tone of this Chrysler promotional video for the Aries and Reliant from […]

Countdown to Mass Protest Begins as Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rig Arrives in Puget Sound

Greenpeace’s “Mosquito Fleet” in Port Angeles harbor in Puget Sound greeted the arctic-class semisubmersible drilling rig Polar Pioneer as it arrived aboard the heavy lift ship Blue Marlin on Friday [...] The post Countdown to Mass Protest Begins as Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rig Arrives in Puget Sound appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

What Happens if You Crash One of Those Cars You're Testing? 

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I get asked all the time, “What happens if you crash one of those cars you’re testing?” Fair question: I have to pay for it. But that’s not the hardest part. The hardest part is immediately having to get back in another borrowed car and test that. On our trip to New Zealand, in horrible conditions, that’s exactly what happened. Read more...

2015 Nissan Murano SL AWD Review

last monthVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The transformation from the 2014 Nissan Murano to the 2015 model is dramatic to say the least. The only thing that wasn’t changed on the new SUV was the drive-train and the Murano badge on the rear lift gate. Nissan Murano gets a total redesign with new, bolder looking exterior styling plus a more upscale […]

Wheel Stories from the Patent Files: Cheston Eshelman

last monthVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Cheston Lee Eshelman’s electric car patent filing. All drawing excerpted from patent filings. Editor’s note: Ryan Chirnomas is a patent attorney and classic car enthusiast in Washington, D.C. In this series, he examines the intersection...Show More Summary

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – 174 MPH Zombie, Built for Speed, Van Life, Dirt

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

Mitch Medford at Bloodshed Motors, one of the guys behind the Zombie 222 all-electric Mustang that we wrote about last year, took the Zombie to the Texas Mile last month to see what it would do. Filmmakers from The Verge followed him and caught the ensuing action and record-breaking for their film “Dark Horse.” […]

Consumer Reports Just Bought A Tesla Model S P85D, This Is A Good Thing

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We’ve heard a lot about how great the Model S is. Consumer Reports has called it the best car they ever tested. But what about the hot rod P85D? Our pals up at CR just bought one. This is a good thing. Read more...

Tokyo Drift Is Real: Check Out This 1968 Mustang With A 2JZ

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The final car in the criminally underrated Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was the main character’s classic Mustang built with a modern Japanese turbo straight six. And that’s exactly what we have here, in the real world. Read mor...

Capsule Review: 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD

It’s a Detroit midsize sedan that I drove just for the sake of driving. That’s a verdict in and of itself. This heavily optioned 2015 Ford Fusion, a Titanium EcoBoost AWD model loaned to us by Ford Canada for the final week of March, isn’t perfect. Show More Summary

Hemmings Sunday Cinema – Beast of Turin, Larry Shinoda, V-12 keepsake, Hijack!

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

A few months back we saw the Fiat S76 Beast of Turin erupt back to life, and this week we got to see it in action for the first time in more than a century, in a Stefan Marjoram short film following the Beast up the hill at Goodwood. Hot rodder, race car […]

You Can Buy A Dozen Bikes From James May And Richard Hammond

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

James May and Richard Hammond aren't destitute. Bored ? Sure. But poor? Hardly. So don't read anything into the fact that both former Top Gear presenters are sending some of their motorcycles up for auction this month. Read more...

Behind the Scenes at the 2015 NASCAR Budweiser Duel

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

NASCAR is one of those uniquely American things, much like baseball, Mount Rushmore, and Chuck Norris. Oh, and corn whiskey, also known as moonshine, white lightning, and mountain dew. That’s where the popular motorsport got its start at least; rum runners evading the lawman in souped-up cars barreling down back roads like the Duke Boys. Show More Summary

Capsule Review: Chevrolet Spark EV

There comes a moment when it’s time to try something new. Like switching to an iPhone after using a Nexus and promptly learning that the iPhone can bend. Or wearing a mechanical watch rather than a quartz watch, only for it to stop ticking after it was on a nightstand for the weekend. Show More Summary

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