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Griffin Unveils Moto TC Monster and Moto TC Racer iOS R/C Cars

Griffin Unveils Moto TC Monster and Moto TC Racer iOS R/C Cars
Griffin makes all sorts of accessories for Apple products like the iPhone and the iPad. The company has unveiled a couple of new toys that use iOS devices as controllers. The toys in question include a monster truck and little racing dune buggy called the Moto TC Monster and the Moto TC Racer.

CarBot R/C Car Driven by Tablet or Smartphone

CarBot R/C Car Driven by Tablet or Smartphone
Over the years, I’ve seen more than a few remote-controlled toys that use the iPhone or other smartphones as their controller. Several of these little devices have come from a company called DeskPets. DeskPets is back with another cheap remote controlled toy that uses Android or iOS devices as the controller.
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Cosworth Amps up Hyundai Genesis for SEMA 2012

Cosworth Amps up Hyundai Genesis for SEMA 2012
I’ve been a huge car guy all my life. My dad had a car lot growing up and I always went with him to buy new cars for his lot. I have a particular love for muscle cars, sports cars, and any car designed to be capable on the track and on the street.

China’s BYD Su Rui Is a Full-Size Remote-Controlled Car

China’s BYD Su Rui Is a Full-Size Remote-Controlled Car
While there are plenty of ways to add a remote-controlled starter to your car so you can let the engine warm up before you get in it, it’s not common to find a car that you can actually drive using the same remote.

Game of Drones: The Dark Pi Rises

Game of Drones: The Dark Pi Rises
Drones seem to be everywhere these days, but in most cases they can get expensive and most remote spy planes are used overseas. Aerospace engineer algorhythmic decided to see what sort of vehicle he could cobble together on a limited budget.

TARDIS + DeLorean = CARDIS

TARDIS + DeLorean = CARDIS
Man, it would be so awesome if Timelord police drove around in these. This TARDIS Delorean, or CARDIS (or TarDeLorean) is the most awesome car I have ever laid eyes on. I don’t know if it is bigger on the inside, but I am confident the Doctor will have no problem picking up hot new companions in this beauty.

Dad Turns Kid’s Toy into a Real Car

Dad Turns Kid’s Toy into a Real Car
Here’s another story about another cool dad. Where were all of the cool dads when I was growing up? Why are dads so cool now? Why do we never hear about granddads doing cool geek stuff?

LEGO Low Rider Gets Its Bounce on

LEGO Low Rider Gets Its Bounce on
I’ve seen plenty of LEGO cars and trucks over the years. I always appreciate attention to detail when it comes to building a vehicle out of LEGO blocks. A guy named Alex Jones (aka OrionPax) has created an awesome LEGO low rider that looks like it’s straight out of a Cheech and Chong movie.

OnStar and RelayRides Team to Let Drivers Rent Their Cars to Complete Strangers

OnStar and RelayRides Team to Let Drivers Rent Their Cars to Complete Strangers
Would you loan your car to complete stranger? I wouldn’t loan my car to my own cousin, much less a random person off the street. However, if you’re the trusting sort driving a General Motors OnStar equipped vehicle, OnStar and RealyRides have teamed up to make it easy for you to rent your vehicle.

Ken Block Gymkhana Five Lives out a Gearhead’s Dream

Ken Block Gymkhana Five Lives out a Gearhead’s Dream
It must be pretty cool to be Ken Block. The guy gets to drive cars for a living and is a world-class hoonster. In fact, “Ken Block” translates in the Latin to Hoonicus Maximus, or at least it should.

Flash Drive Packed inside a Real BMW M Keyfob

Flash Drive Packed inside a Real BMW M Keyfob
Sometimes I run across tech products that cross two different geek genres. That is certainly the case with this cool flash drive that merges car guy geekery with tech geek appeal. This official BMW flash drive has 8 GB of flash storage inside and looks like the actual M series carbon fiber key fob you get with factory hopped up BMW sports cars.

Forza Motorsport 4 July Car Pack Offers Something for Everyone

Forza Motorsport 4 July Car Pack Offers Something for Everyone
If you’re a fan of the Xbox 360 video game Forza Motorsport 4, the July car pack is now available to purchase. The July expansion pack brings 10 new cars to the mix including some very interesting options.

Stunt Drivers Spin through Real Life Hot Wheels Double Loop

Stunt Drivers Spin through Real Life Hot Wheels Double Loop
This may be the most awesome video you see all week. Team Hot Wheels has landed the Guinness World Record for successfully racing two real cars through a 60-foot tall double vertical loop at the X Games in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Full Size R/C Toy Jeep Ready to Pop a Wheelie

Full Size R/C Toy Jeep Ready to Pop a Wheelie
Just look at the size of that RC Jeep. Both the jeep and its controller are scaled to match the classic Tamiya Wild Willy toy R/C car. If they built a few more and put some medical tents up, we would be well on our way to having an R/C M.A.S.H unit.

Gene Simmons VW Bug: KISS $10,000 Goodbye

Gene Simmons VW Bug: KISS $10,000 Goodbye
Craigslist almost never disappoints. There’s something for everybody, no matter how weird. If you are a KISS fan, this could be your new ride. This 1970 Volkswagen Beetle has been modified to resemble KISS bassist Gene Simmons… for some reason.

Pokémon Toyotas: Gotta Drive ’em All

Pokémon Toyotas: Gotta Drive ’em All
Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy is running a campaign with Toyota this summer, to give away Pokémon mini toy cars as part of a promotion for the new Pocket Monsters feature film.
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