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Category: Vehicles

Real Griswold Family Builds Station Wagon from National Lampoon’s Vacation

Real Griswold Family Builds Station Wagon from National Lampoon’s Vacation
It was 1983 when National Lampoon’s Vacation arrived. That was when we met the Griswolds, a typical American family, with a bumbling dad, who loved to take road trips; journeys across the country on the open…
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Stary Skateboard Has Motors in the Wheels

Stary Skateboard Has Motors in the Wheels
Growing up, I had a very steep driveway that was about a quarter of a mile long. It ended in a pile of dirt and those weeds with little burrs that will impale you we call…
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This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill

This Walking Machine is Powered by a Hand Drill
Izzy Swan knows the drill. He loves the drill. He must, because he likes to make machines that are driven by an ordinary battery-powered hand drill. He’s made a drill-powered table saw, a lawn mower, and…
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Jurassic Wheels: T.Rex Tricycle

Jurassic Wheels: T.Rex Tricycle
Imagine cruising down the street on the bones of an ancient giant, like a victorious conqueror. Well, if you are in Portland, Oregon you can buy this awesome T.Rex tricycle and ride it all over the…
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MotorMood Car Light Lets You Thank Drivers with a Smiley Face

MotorMood Car Light Lets You Thank Drivers with a Smiley Face
There are times when a honk is not enough. MotorMood is a stick-on rear light for cars. Using its infrared remote control, you can flash it momentarily to reveal a smiley face and acknowledge a fellow…
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DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars

DM Blade Supercar has 3D Printed Chassis: The Arduino of Cars
Last year we saw Local Motors’ Strati, a compact car with a 3D printed body, seats, windshield and support structures. Divergent Microfactories’ (DM) Blade prototype supercar looks much better – and is apparently much more powerful…
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LEGO Ferrari F40 is the Coolest Blocky Supercar Ever

LEGO Ferrari F40 is the Coolest Blocky Supercar Ever
One of my favorite Ferrari cars ever made was the F40. The car was insanely expensive for its time and offered performance that nothing else could match. I also love LEGO and started more than a…
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Colin Furze’s MotorHorse: Merry-Go-Vroom

Colin Furze’s MotorHorse: Merry-Go-Vroom
A horse with no horsepower? Colin Furze wouldn’t stand for that. So when he got his hands on a miniature fiberglass horse, he took it apart and then crammed a pit bike inside. And then he…
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Ford’s Smartbike Can Warn You Before You Hit a Pothole

Ford’s Smartbike Can Warn You Before You Hit a Pothole
Ford has announced its latest smartbike: the MoDe:Flex. The idea behind this concept electric-assist bicycle is that it will warn cyclists of upcoming road damage and potholes using a built-in vibration system. The bike works with…
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Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real

Lexus Slide Hoverboard: Please Let This Be Real
With 2015 halfway over, it seemed like we’d fail to meet Back to the Future‘s prophecy of a hoverboard. The hero of destiny, Mattel, has practically given up. And then Lexus brought this thing out. Now…
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Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners

Ford Camera Tech Can See Around Corners
I’ve had a backup camera in all of my cars for the last five years or so, and I think it’s a godsend for backing out of tight spaces, and for parallel parking too. As the…
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DoD Funding HoverBike Development

DoD Funding HoverBike Development
Growing up, I had a subscription to the magazine of the Boy Scouts called Boys’ Life. The only part of that magazine I have any recollection of was all the wacky ads in the back for…
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Chevrolet Issues Press Release Written Entirely in Emoji

Chevrolet Issues Press Release Written Entirely in Emoji
Using the hashtag #ChevyGoesEmoji, automaker Chevrolet today released what is – as far as I know – the first ever press release written entirely in Emoji. They did this presumably to reach a younger, more tech-savvy…
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Guy Recreates Original Mad Max Interceptor Car

Guy Recreates Original Mad Max Interceptor Car
Mad Max and all of its sequels have always been my favorite movies. I have seen them hundreds of times. If I could build the last of the V-8’s I would. This Mad Max fan did…
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Buy This Mini Monster Truck For $125,000

Buy This Mini Monster Truck For $125,000
Rich kids have all of the greatest toys. These spoiled brats get anything they want. Like this miniature monster truck designed for kids. For real. It’s even powered by a four-cylinder Ford engine, and can reach…
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Ford Launches 3D Printed Model Shop, Downloadable 3D Models

Ford Launches 3D Printed Model Shop, Downloadable 3D Models
3D printing technology continues to improve in quality and usefulness. In fact, major automotive companies like Ford use the technology as a growing part of their design and prototyping process. Now, Ford has decided to take…
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