There are a bunch of museums in the US and around the world I would like to visit one day. The Smithsonian is at the top of my list. I didn’t even know that Cleveland had a Museum of Natural History, but it does, and someone working there clearly has a sense of humor.
Who knew that they were building Hot Wheels cars in 1:1 scale? This is a life-size Darth Vader Hot Wheels car with every detail that the toy version has, plus a few extra, like being able to actually drive it.
Toyota recently invited me out to southern California to take some time getting to know the new 2016 Prius. While the Prius is known for its exceptional fuel economy and eco-consciousness, it doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a fun or dynamic car.
Some new cars have a built-in Wi-Fi connection over cellular data. But unless you’re willing to buy an entire car just for that feature, you’re better off with Alcatel Onetouch’s upcoming 4G Car WiFi mobile hotspot, which plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter.
When your car battery dies, you can either ask someone for a jump start, or call for some roadside assistance and let them handle the process when they arrive. Those are the most common practices, but what if there was another way?
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 motorist’s good deed.
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 – than the Strati, but DM’s pride and joy is what’s inside the car.
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 few fights as a child overLEGO wheels to build cars.
Forget your stick figure families and Baby on Board signs. FanWraps‘ Zombie on Board decals are way cooler. I’m not sure if this would help you get in the carpool lane, but at the very least it might scare some kids in another vehicle.
As soon as my daughter had enough coordination to operate a Power Wheels car, I bought her a sweet pink Mustang. She loved that thing and drove the crap out of it. She drove the thing off curbs, into kids, cars, houses, dogs, bikes, and anything else that didn’t get out of her way.
Bob’s Prop Shop specializes in creating replicas of famous movie cars and props. Its most famous replica is that of the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future, which it sells for $65,000-$75,000 (USD) and rents for $1,500 a day.
We have seen automakers over the years create numerous concept cars that will never be seen in the real world, only in the digital one. Such is the case with a new car that Chevy has unveiled destined to be driven only in the PS3 game Gran Turismo 6.
Oooooooooooo which car has a windshield out of which you can’t see? SpongeBob Sienna! In a silly bit of cross-promotion, Toyota reverse-pimped its 2015 Sienna with a SpongeBob Squarepants theme. The Nickelodeon mascot’s face covers the front of the vehicle, while a huge bubble blower sits on top.