Real off-roaders are amazing vehicles, because they simply can get to places where others can’t. The Mercedes-Benz Unimog has long been the king of rally support vehicles, and has seen a lot of action all over the world.
Croatian artist Đorđe Balać has a talent for building things from matchsticks. Now, I’m not talking about some little models you might find gathering dust at a flea market. No, these matchstick models are truly epic.
Everything’s multi-functional these days, so why not extend that concept to vehicles? More specifically, to street-cleaning trucks? I’m sure you’ve seen sweepers at work on your street, but they’re kind of wasteful, if you think about it.
I’ve spent time driving the Ford Raptor pickup from a couple different model years and came away impressed by the truck. The Raptor has an impressively powerful engine and the sort of lifted stance you expect to see in a desert racing truck.
Check out this Batmobile monster truck. It chases and then crushes any villain’s vehicle in it’s path. All I can say is I’m glad that Christopher Nolan was in control of the recent Batman movies. Otherwise we could have ended up with this ridiculous beast in one of those movies.
This oil truck is a superhero. When the lid is closed, it looks just like all the other tankers at Ken Foster’s oil delivery company. But it’s hiding a secret identity. Under its lid, it’s actually a not so lean, mean, portable grilling machine.
Weaving is both an art and a learned skill. Given the fact that I cannot weave anything decent to save my life, I have utmost respect for weavers who know their craft, like Nigerian artisan Ojo Obaniyi from Ibadan.
I like to think that I’m pretty plugged into retro geek culture, but I have to hand it to the guys over at You Found a Secret Area! for turning up something I’ve not seen before – a series of Atari 2600-themed cars from Hot Wheels.
If you’re an Xbox 360 gamer and a big fan of the video game Forza Horizon, the December 2012 car download pack has been announced. The new cars will be available on Tuesday, December 4 via Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
While driving off-road can be a lot of fun, it can also be a challenging and dangerous activity, especially if you’re not a skilled 4×4 driver. Well thanks to some cool technology in Toyota’s trucks you can rest a little easier when driving off-road or in challenging terrain.
I recently had an opportunity to test out a couple of Toyota’s trucks with their new five-speed CRAWL control, a technology which helps drivers focus on steering while off-road, increasing safety and driving efficiency in difficult terrain.
At the center of the system is the ability for the vehicle to automatically regulate engine speed and braking force, while all the driver needs to do is turn the wheel.
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.
Growing up back in the 1970s, during the height of the C.B. radio craze, the U.S. had truly romanticized the life of the trucker. Between movies like Convoy and Smokey and the Bandit, kids were aspiring to take to the open road and drive an 18-wheeler.
If there’s one thing that a zoo has in an abundance, it’s poop. You only have to wonder to the elephant or rhinoceros enclosures to see the mass quantities of poo zoo animals can produce. The Denver Zoo has a very cool way to deal with some of the poop its animals produce.
I remember back in high school when everyone would scramble to hide their cell phones in every nook or cranny whenever an unannounced inspection was about to be conducted. Teachers eventually learned which hiding spots students used, resulting in more phones getting confiscated and more parents phoned about their child’s misdeeds.