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Honda Looks Ready for an Electric Bike Future Honda Looks Ready for an Electric Bike Future

Two new production-ready electric bikes were given display space at Honda’s booth during the Tokyo Motorcycle Show today. While Honda has shown off a few electric car concepts lately, it has largely been quiet on the electric two-wheeler scene. That these two bikes are based on existing architecture and look mostly…

Comment of the Day: Tiny Wheels Edition Comment of the Day: Tiny Wheels Edition

There is a lot of speculation floating around about the upcoming mid-engine Corvette. With a series of order guide documents leaked this afternoon, perhaps now we have more questions than we had answered. Where is the manual transmission option? Among many others. One particularly strange question revolved around…

What I Learned Riding a 1200cc Motorbike With No Front Brake on a Dirt Track What I Learned Riding a 1200cc Motorbike With No Front Brake on a Dirt Track

I didn’t expect to be test riding the 500-pound 2019 Indian FTR1200 exclusively by flinging it around the dirt like a flat track racer, but I managed to survive with a fat smile on my face anyway.

A tall four-seat Porsche with a sloped rear end? Yeah, that’s a brand new idea. Never seen it before. 

Beat The Big City Traffic By Just Becoming A Human Meteor Beat The Big City Traffic By Just Becoming A Human Meteor

Yesterday on Twitter a few people noticed a stream of light above the evening Los Angeles skyline. Some called it a UFO, others thought it was a meteor. Either way, it was seen all over the city flying down directly into downtown, some even thought it hit a building. In fact, it was just a trio of winged suit flyers…

Comment of the Day: Whither the Middle Class? Edition Comment of the Day: Whither the Middle Class? Edition

While ultimately a shrewd business plan rather than the borderline charitable act it was taught as in my Michigan high school, Henry Ford’s decision to make the Model T affordable, and to pay his workers enough to afford one, is credited for a burgeoning middle class of the era. Perhaps it is ironic, then, that…

Here Are Some Awesome Archive Photos To Help You Remember The Mercedes-Benz 500E Was Totally Boss Here Are Some Awesome Archive Photos To Help You Remember The Mercedes-Benz 500E Was Totally Boss

Someone at Mercedes-Benz must have been feeling a bit nostalgic today, because they dropped a few totally rad handfuls of E500/500E photographs on the press site.

Comment of the Day: Genius Inventions Edition Comment of the Day: Genius Inventions Edition

Technological advances keep marching forward, and the hope is that driving will become better and easier because of this. Volvo wants you to be a safer driver, and that includes getting you to stop texting and driving all the time. Another way that drivers could be saved from their own poor actions? Get the hell out…

It is Criminal That This McLaren P1 GTR has Never Seen a Race Track and This is Your Opportunity to Fix That  It is Criminal That This McLaren P1 GTR has Never Seen a Race Track and This is Your Opportunity to Fix That 

It hurts my heart to read that this custom ordered three-year-old McLaren P1 GTR hypercar has never set tire to race track, and has never been driven in anger. The odometer reads just 120 miles, and the listing at Canepa.com specifically states “never raced or tracked” which is a travesty. While the P1 GTR isn’t…

Bugatti Might Make an Electric Luxury Sedan Based On the Porsche Taycan: Report Bugatti Might Make an Electric Luxury Sedan Based On the Porsche Taycan: Report

As long ago as the Paris Motor Show last fall, Bugatti president Stephan Winkelmann has been talking about expanding the Bugatti lineup, but has been cagey about what might be coming. How can you possibly follow up the $3 million Chiron, the $5.8 million Divo, and the $12.5 million La Voiture Noire? According to Car,…

There was a bit of rain at Sebring during the 12 hour race this weekend, but thankfully it wasn’t as bad as the wetness in 1965. Back then, Jim Hall and Hap Sharp won in a Chapparal 2A by a 4 lap margin.

This French Van From the 1950s is the Mobile Storefront Every Small Business Needs Today This French Van From the 1950s is the Mobile Storefront Every Small Business Needs Today

There is a certain prestige added to your brand that comes with a vintage shuttle repurposed as company notice-me vehicle. Whether it be an old Unimog or a Volvo C303. Whether you have an upstart vintage jeanshort sales consortium, a holistic bath bomb atelier, a new upstart watches-for-dogs boutique, or you are an …

Show Us Your Forever Car Show Us Your Forever Car

A few car friends and I have recently been discussing the concept of a “forever car” and whether it exists for every car-minded enthusiast. It’s something along the same lines as a soul mate. Do you believe in soul mates? You might believe in forever cars, too. And if you do believe in forever cars, do you have one? A…

Vaughn Gittin Jr Celebrates St. Patrick's Day With An Impressive Clover Leaf Drift Vaughn Gittin Jr Celebrates St. Patrick's Day With An Impressive Clover Leaf Drift

A small section of Interstate 820, a loop around Ft. Worth, Texas, was closed down for this stunt, and to all of the people inconvenienced in the middle of the night I’m sorry, but it was worth it. I’ve dreamed of being able to drift a cloverleaf, and have been known to do a couple laps trying to perfect my apexes and…

This Is The One True Engine Of Incredible Exhaust Sounds This Is The One True Engine Of Incredible Exhaust Sounds

It’s amazing that in the decades since Porsche built the giant flat-twelve engines in the Le Mans-winning 917 racers of the late 60s and early 70s, mankind has not been capable of making a more aurally pleasant engine. The prophecy was foretold that one true best-sounding engine would come, and it did. Porsche nailed…

Ken Block's Escort Cosworth Motor Blew Up On Rally Debut

Ken Block’s Cossie World Tour is exactly what I would be doing if I were him. He’s a pretty talented rally driver, considering he started so late in life, and he doesn’t want to worry about running a full series, so he’s just doing the events he wants to do in the car he has always loved. That’s the definition of…

A Collection of Totally Rad Cars Seized in an Oklahoma Pot Bust are Going to Auction A Collection of Totally Rad Cars Seized in an Oklahoma Pot Bust are Going to Auction

Kong Meng Vang, who also went by Steve, was a simple Oklahoma automotive enthusiast and owner of Vang’s Dyno Performance in Tulsa. He clearly had quite an affinity for JDM cars, having a number of rare 1990s performance oriented imports. Following his arrest in 2018 for possession with intent to distribute 1500 pounds…

Formula One Season Opener In Australia Just More of the Same Formula One Season Opener In Australia Just More of the Same

If you truly enjoyed the 2018 season of Formula One, you’re in luck, because 2019 started with more of the same. Mercedes is fast, but even faster this time. Ferrari is still screwing up a decent race with pants calls from the pit wall. Red Bull is happy to salvage a podium with Honda engines.

The Alfa Romeo 33 Spider Cuneo was a Paulo Martin-designed concept unveiled at the Brussels motor show. Based on the Tipo 33 race car, the concept has a fully functional 230 horsepower 2-liter V8, and weighs just over 1400 pounds. It looks like the kind of car a Speed Racer antagonist would drive. Or a brick of…

Watch an Engine Run With a Wood Cylinder Head for the Sake of Science

We all love weird science experiments. I’m personally a real big fan of the crazy stuff those Garage 54 guys do. One time they made some pistons out of wood, and the results were pretty great. But what happens when the other end of the combustion chamber is made out of a stationary block of wood? That’s what …

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