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Bentley Continental GT Fitted with Tank Treads

Bentley Continental GT Fitted with Tank Treads
YouTube channel AcademeG found a cheap Bentley Continental GT (are they ever actually cheap?) and created this monster off-road version. In this case it probably was cheap since it had so many problems with the engine. For starters, the luxobarge needed new turbos for the twin-turbo W12 engine. So the…

China Has a Military Vehicle That Launches Drones

China Has a Military Vehicle That Launches Drones
Being one of the world’s big superpowers, China is always building up its military might. One of their many dangerous toys is this armored vehicle from Beijing Zhongzi Yanjing Auto Co. Ltd. It looks like a Humvee of sorts, but this vehicle is deadly. Imagine this bad boy just cruising…
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The U Safe Is a Remote-controlled Life Preserver

The U Safe Is a Remote-controlled Life Preserver
Typically, when you use a life preserver, you just throw it to the man overboard and hope for the best. If you suck at throwing, the person being rescued has to swim further to get to the life preserver, and that can put them in danger for longer. If only…

Lime Scooters Are Saying Rude Things in Australia

Lime Scooters Are Saying Rude Things in Australia
These days, cities around the globe offer bicycles and scooters for rent. In Australia, Lime Scooters are one of the better known brands. Unfortunately, some of their scooters have started behaving badly. At least eight of the company’s e-scooters have been pulled from the streets after they were hacked to…

These Wheels Shapeshift for Different Terrain

These Wheels Shapeshift for Different Terrain
Who says wheels need to just be round? These unusual Reconfigurable-Wheel Track (RWT) wheels were developed by CMU National Robotics Engineering Center for DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program. We can expect to see these on the war machines of the future and they may be the next step toward real-life…

Dad Builds Working Mars Rover for His Son

Dad Builds Working Mars Rover for His Son
I know that plenty of parents would like to send their kids to Mars, and if you’re gonna do that, do it right. Build them a rover to ride around in. Hell, just build them one to ride around on Earth. That’s what cool dads do. And Kris Temmerman is…

Own a Replica of Clark Griswold’s Family Truckster

Own a Replica of Clark Griswold’s Family Truckster
Check out this awesome replica of the Wagon Queen Family Truckster from National Lampoon’s Vacation.  This is a damn fine automobile. It’s not just for the likes of Clark Griswold either. You can own this one for yourself. This modded 1981 Ford LTD will be up for bidding at the…

LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS Kit Can Also Build a Lancia Stratos Stradale

LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 RS Kit Can Also Build a Lancia Stratos Stradale
One of the coolest cars ever made is the Lancia Stratos Stradale. It was rare and very fast in its day. If you happen to own the awesome LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS construction kit, there are some new instructions out that will let you build the Lancia with…

Ford Made a Sweaty Robot Butt to Simulate Sweaty Human Butts

Ford Made a Sweaty Robot Butt to Simulate Sweaty Human Butts
If you’ve ever gotten into your car after a big workout or on a really hot day, you and Ford’s latest robot likely have something in common. A sweaty butt. To make sure that your car seat will stand up to such things, Ford engineers in Europe are going all…

Guy Uses RC Toys To Excavate and Expand Basement

Guy Uses RC Toys To Excavate and Expand Basement
Why hire expensive contractors to expand your basement, when you can use RC construction vehicles to do the job? I mean, that’s what I always say. YouTuber LilGiantsConstrCo otherwise known as Joe is an RC hobbyist. He has spent years excavating his basement using nothing but RC construction toys. That’ll…

AutoAuto All-In-One Tool Makes Changing Tires Easy

AutoAuto All-In-One Tool Makes Changing Tires Easy
Changing your car’s tires is a lengthier process than it should be. You need several tools with you, and many people may not have them all handy. That’s why the AutoAuto car tool looks like a more efficient way of doing things. The tool has an all-in-one design that’s supposed…

Chevy Finds New Brick Roads with a Full-size LEGO Silverado Truck

Chevy Finds New Brick Roads with a Full-size LEGO Silverado Truck
It’s awesome to see people build big things with LEGO bricks. Chevrolet teamed up with students from the Oxford Community School’s First LEGO League, and Detroit’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary’s A World in Motion Program to unveil a full-size replica of the Silverado truck made entirely of LEGO bricks. Specifically,…

If Classic Game Consoles Were Cars

If Classic Game Consoles Were Cars
Have you ever wondered what cars might look like if you put the guys who design video game consoles in charge? Well, wonder no longer. Thanks to the guys at Jennings FordDirect, we now know exactly what game consoles would look like in automotive form. I’ve always had a fond…

Hyundai Shows off Walking Car Concept for Extreme Terrain

Hyundai Shows off Walking Car Concept for Extreme Terrain
Innovation and CES used to go hand in hand, but in recent years, most of the tech on display is evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. Kudos to Hyundai and its CRADLE division for showing up at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show with a truly innovative and unusual concept that’s well outside…

LEGO Technic Corvette ZR-1 Doubles as a Hot Rod

LEGO Technic Corvette ZR-1 Doubles as a Hot Rod
We like our LEGO around these parts. Usually, when we are talking about a LEGO Technic car kit, we are talking about an insanely complex and expensive bag of parts. The $350, 3599-piece Bugatti Veyron kit is an excellent example of how extravagant LEGO car kits can be. Good news…

Famicom Trans Am: Mario and the Bandit

Famicom Trans Am: Mario and the Bandit
Fans of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System might be familiar with its Japanese counterpart, the Nintendo Family Computer (aka the Famicom.) If you dig classic ’80s games and classic ’80s cars, you might dig this too. This awesome 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am looks just like a giant Famicom on…
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