British Pathé Is The Best Treasure Trove Of Crazy Vehicular Videos

Yesterday we featured a video of the Dynasphere, a crazy electric monowheel-thing from the 1930s. That was pretty neat, but the truth is, it comes from a wondrous cache of old-timey videos. It's called British Pathé and it's a great way to lose hours and hours. » 4/24/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Humongous Column Of 'Ukrainian Militia' Heads To Ukrainian Border

As we've seen for weeks, Russian special forces patriotic, hardworking, and all-around-good local Ukrainian self-defense militia have been taking over sites in eastern Ukraine. And now it looks like this huge armored column of "militia" is heading over from Russia to help out some more. » 4/24/14 6:13pm Yesterday 6:13pm

I'm not an expert, but that buzzing sound before the strike may have been a result of a buildup of static electricity. You'll notice the sound is gone after the discharge of the lightning strike. This video of hikers encountering the same thing may show you what I'm talking about. » 4/24/14 2:56pm Yesterday 2:56pm

Nissan's Ingenious Plan To Eliminate Car Washes Just Might Work

I have mixed feelings on car washes. On the one hand, I like watching all the cool machines do their thing because I am a child. On the other hand, it's a pain to have to take time out of your day to clean your car, plus you have to pay money, because I am an adult. But Nissan might've just gotten rid of it. » 4/24/14 1:20pm Yesterday 1:20pm

This Is How They Fit Everything Into The Nissan ZEOD RC

The Nissan ZEOD RC, an all-electric race car based on the crazy DeltaWing, is still a wonder of packaging, despite the tiny size of electric motors. This X-ray of the car (note: not a real X-ray, they are not looking to fry the drivers, I hope) shows just how they fit it all in. » 4/24/14 10:40am Yesterday 10:40am

The Dynasphere Is The Awful Future We Always Dreamed Of

The 1930s was one of those weird periods in history where everything seemed possible, and nothing would go to crap. In the future of the 1930s, everything would go whoosh, and everything would look awesome while you did it. The Dynasphere was that notion put into giant hamster-wheeled form. » 4/23/14 5:30pm Wednesday 5:30pm

This Ethiopian Intersection Is A Beautiful Example Of Organized Chaos

Engineers have attempted for years to design the perfect intersection, with no traffic lights, and no signs. Their attempts have met with varying levels of success. What they should've done is just watched drivers in Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Then they would've known just to say "screw it." » 4/23/14 12:20pm Wednesday 12:20pm

Top Gear Says 'Sorry' For Weird Racist Joke, Blames America

We heard that Top Gear was getting sued last month when they used the obscure, derogatory term "slope" to refer to an Asian person in their Burma Special. Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman just issued an apology, and it's even weirder and blames us. » 4/22/14 7:00pm Tuesday 7:00pm

The Morgan Plus 8 Speedster Is Your Old-School Steelie Dream

Morgans are built the old way, the way cars should be, by craftsmen not on assembly lines, but in workshops. Which is why the latest special edition of the Morgan Plus 8 is so goddamn fantastic. Sure, it's got the latest in aluminum chassis development, but a belt holds down the hood. Enter the Morgan Plus 8 Speedster. » 4/22/14 4:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm

This Horseless Carriage Might Be The Unlikely Future Of New York City

An "electric horseless carriage" was unveiled at the New York Auto Show last week. At the ceremony, it was heralded as the future of tourist rides in Central Park by its builders and local politicians alike, a replacement for the barbaric horse-drawn carts of today. And sadly, it might never see the light of day. » 4/21/14 4:00pm Monday 4:00pm

Who Is Mark Fields? The Next Ford CEO

A man named "Mark Fields" was just outed as probably the next CEO of Ford. But who is he? What's his background? Does he know anything about cars? Does he bring in any outside blood? And what's the deal with the luscious mane that sits atop his head? Here are all your Mark Fields questions, answered. » 4/21/14 3:00pm Monday 3:00pm

Mercedes Reportedly Wants To Bring Back The Maybach

We said goodbye to Daimler's ultra-luxury Rolls-Royce and Bentley competitor, Maybach, way back in 2011. That was mostly because nobody outside the rap and the Russian gas games wanted one, for various reasons, including that they looked a bit too much like a Mercedes. Now the Maybach may be coming back. » 4/21/14 12:20pm Monday 12:20pm

2015 Mini Paceman: This Is It

The Mini Paceman just got a refresh, and just like the last one, I'm sure we'll find it to be absolutely detestable okay. And good news, for people that like their cars to have the word Mini on the front and yet look like oversize steroidal pillows everywhere else, it looks pretty much the same. » 4/19/14 10:09pm Saturday 10:09pm