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My First Autobahn Tape Turns Any Surface Into a Race Track

My First Autobahn Tape Turns Any Surface Into a Race Track
Sure, you could go out and get one of those schmancy Hot Wheels sets and build a race track for toy cars, or you could buy this inexpensive kit that lets you turn just about anything into a track. Well, I suppose that Donkey Products’ “My First Autobahn” Tape Kit doesn’t actually enforce that your cars’ wheels stay on the track, but it’s still a cool way to quickly make roads wherever you’d like.

Flash Rods Cram Storage Into Toy Cars

Flash Rods Cram Storage Into Toy Cars
My son has no interest in anything resembling technology at this point in his life unless it has to do with video games or watching Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons on Hulu. He does like Hot Wheels cars though and has collected them since he was really young.
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A Smart Car Can Indeed Get Uglier

A Smart Car Can Indeed Get Uglier
Those of you who are really into green stuff may hate me for saying this, but the Smart Car is one of the ugliest vehicles on the road. I mean if I had to choose between the Smart Car and an AMC Pacer, it would be hard to decide.

Can You Ever have Too Many Gps Units? Yes, You Most Certainly Can.

Can You Ever have Too Many Gps Units? Yes, You Most Certainly Can.
Crossroads is an interactive art installation that pokes fun at the whole idea of us blindly following directions given by our GPS navigation units. Artist Garvin Nolte mounted 25 GPS nav gadgets on his windshield and dashboard, then let them all give him directions  to the same place at the same time.

LEGO Technic Bugatti Veyron Can Actually Drive, has Real Working Transmission

LEGO Technic Bugatti Veyron Can Actually Drive, has Real Working Transmission
Although there aren’t many people who can afford the world’s most expensive car, the Bugatti Veyron, there are probably quite a few people who can buy a few LEGO Technic kits in order to build a smaller Veyron – assuming they had the LEGO-building skills. This build is by Spanish LEGO-maniac Sheepo, and it looks like it sports all of the classic lines of the original, plus a few extra surprises under its tiny hood. Sheepo’s Veyron is 1:8th scale of the real car.

3rd Person Driving in Real Life: a Panoramic View of Failure

3rd Person Driving in Real Life: a Panoramic View of Failure
A lot of gamers – myself included – prefer to use the third-person point of view when driving vehicles in video games. I just find it easier to steer if I can see how far my vehicle is from a turn; in first-person I always end up steering too late.

IPod-Controls Pontiac Gto

IPod-Controls Pontiac Gto
Well, it looks like the iPod is now capable of remote controlling your car. Well not your car, but Dave Philipps did manage to control his classic Pontiac GTO with his iPod. Dave’s totally tricked-out GTO has wireless controls for the ignition, doors, windows, radio, drop top, and even his trunk.

Coolest Roller Coaster Ever Uses Ferrari Cars

Coolest Roller Coaster Ever Uses Ferrari Cars
I was at the LA Auto Show once for the press preview and spent many an hour walking around the show hall drooling over the cars on display. I spent lots of time at the Ferrari display because that is as close as I will get to owning one.

Blockcar: LEGO-Inspired R/C Car Lets You Build Your Own Custom Vehicles

Blockcar: LEGO-Inspired R/C Car Lets You Build Your Own Custom Vehicles
Taking its design cues from the snap-together world of LEGO, this clever remote-control car is great for those of you who just have to have things your own way. When stripped bare, this R/C vehicle just looks like a flat LEGO base.

Cruden Hexatech Car Simulator Costs More Than Most Sports Cars

Cruden Hexatech Car Simulator Costs More Than Most Sports Cars
This has got to be one of the ultimate car simulators out there. Naturally, all this awesomeness doesn’t come cheap, but hey, it’s the best! You’ll spend $191,000 (USD) on this device, which is more than quite a few supercars.

Snaefell Hybrid Car-Motorcycle: Why? Why Not?

Snaefell Hybrid Car-Motorcycle: Why? Why Not?
What’s red, shiny, goes fast, and looks like a vehicular accident? The Pontiac Aztek, that’s what. I’d rather have the Snaefell, François Knorreck’s lovingly handcrafted car-motorcycle hybrid. It’s easier to think of it as a motorcycle with a car-like sidecar, because I don’t think that you can drive – or steer – with the car half. Knorreck reportedly spent 10,000 hours and €15,000 (approx.

Aero Spider Laser Cars Drive on Walls, Follow Laser Beams, Confuse Cats

Aero Spider Laser Cars Drive on Walls, Follow Laser Beams, Confuse Cats
Takara Tomy’s latest remote-control car is definitely unique. Not only does the Aero Spider Laser drive on walls or ceilings, it goes where you tell it to using a light gun. The gun-shaped controller projects a bright red light beam (not sure it’s really a laser beam) where you want the car to go, and the car follows along.

Joker Racer: Drive R/C Cars With Your Web Browser or iPhone

Joker Racer: Drive R/C Cars With Your Web Browser or iPhone
Joker Racer is a new service which lets you race remote-control cars from across the internet. The system uses a custom wireless computer that receives digital information via a Wi-Fi connection and translates your maneuvers into servo control signals for R/C cars.

World’S Wackiest Racers: the Fastest Furniture Movers I Know

World’S Wackiest Racers: the Fastest Furniture Movers I Know
Looking for a zippy way to get around town? Sure, you could buy a car, or a bike, or maybe even a Segway, right? Well what about a bed on wheels? At least that way you could take a nap if you get stuck in traffic, right? Auto-modder Edd China of Cummfy Banana has fabricated these ridiculous motor vehicles, fashioned to look like ordinary furniture.

Sonic the Hedgehog Slot Car Racing System has No Loop De Loops

Sonic the Hedgehog Slot Car Racing System has No Loop De Loops
While it’s not really an accurate reenactment of the way Sonic the Hedgehog plays, this slot car racing set still looks like it could be fun for at least 3 or 4 minutes. The set comes with a pair of wired remote controls, and wheeled versions of Sonic and Tails to race around the 4-foot oval loop track.

Mr. Pac-Man Chevy Pimpmobile: Do Power Pills Count as Alternative Energy?

Mr. Pac-Man Chevy Pimpmobile: Do Power Pills Count as Alternative Energy?
Seen on the streets of southern Georgia, this Mr. Pac-Man car is definitely a looker. Actually, that’s Mr. Pac-Man to you, sir. This over-the-top red and yellow 1996 Chrevrolet Caprice is decked out with custom Pac-Man leather seats.
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