Awesome Rides

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition

Inspired by the custom stunt bikes used in the James Bond flick No Time to Die, Triumph’s limited-edition Scrambler 1200 has a sinister black and brushed metal color scheme. Arrow exhaust silencers with carbon fiber end caps, 007 Bond Edition badging, and a special 007 startup screen round out the details.

Driven: 2020 RAM 1500 Rebel Diesel

Driven: 2020 RAM 1500 Rebel Diesel

When it comes to half-ton pickup trucks, the best you can buy today is a RAM 1500. And if you want to take one off-road, the RAM 1500 Rebel is the most capable of the bunch. We spent a week with the new EcoDiesel Rebel both on and off the pavement, and found a whole lot to love about this rugged yet modern truck.

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The Dinghy Derby

The Dinghy Derby

What started as a bet between two fishermen to see who could race to the pub fastest has turned into an annual tradition in Riverhead, Australia. Great Big Story gives us a look at this crazy high-speed boat race in which teams zip through tricky obstacles in tiny aluminum boats at speeds up to 90 km/h (~56 mph).

How Motorsport Tires Are Made

How Motorsport Tires Are Made

Everyday car tires are made mostly by machine, but the high-end tires used for racing are made by hand. In this clip from Street FX Motorsport TV, they take us inside Michelin Motorsport’s HQ in France for a look at the tire-making process, building up layer by layer of rubber, textiles, steel, and adhesive on spinning drums.

2021 Porsche 911 Targa

2021 Porsche 911 Targa

Porsche’s famed retractable-roof model now gets the sleek new front and rear seen in the latest 911 coupes. The Targa 4 gets a 380 hp 3.0-liter flat-6 that zooms to 60 mph in 4.0s, while the Targa 4S gets 444 hp and a 0-to-60 time of just 3.4s. Every car packs Porsche’s excellent AWD system, and the 4S can be equipped with a 7-speed manual.

elos Mini Skateboard

elos Mini Skateboard

With its short, wide stance, and built-in handle cutouts the elos skateboard is designed for easy carrying, and offers smooth, stable riding even for beginners. It’s got large, soft 72mm wheels, adjustable steering tension, and can make sharp turns.

Why We Love the Toyota Supra

Why We Love the Toyota Supra

We’ve driven the 2020 GR Supra a couple of times now, and after spending a full week with the car, we’ve nailed down of our favorite things about driving the 2-seater. From its potent engine, to its agile handling, to its tech, there’s a whole lot to love about this modern sports coupe, born out of a collab between Toyota and BMW.

Urban E-Skateboard Premium V2

Urban Rover’s stubby electric skateboard is great for weaving in and out of tight places. At just 17″ long, it’s small enough to toss in your backpack, and this premium model features a 250W motor that can hit speeds up to 15mph. It’s controlled by a wireless remote that offers three different speed settings. Save big in The Awesomer Shop.

Annobike A1 eBike

Annobike A1 eBike

The A1 electric bike is designed for versatility. With its low frame, air suspension, and fat, puncture-resistant tires, it can ride just as easily on city streets and bumpy trails. Its 250W motor can be equipped with a 14.5 Ah or 17.5 Ah battery pack for a range up to 70 km (~44 mi) and a top speed of 32km/h (~20 mph).

World Land Rover Day

World Land Rover Day

On April 30, 1948, famed British off-road brand Land Rover first came into being. To celebrate the company’s birthday, they’ve shared a terrific gallery of historic images which capture scenes of these rugged and versatile vehicles helping people achieve great things.

Origin Ludicrous PC

Origin Ludicrous PC

Marques Brownlee of MKBHD shows off Origin’s crazy high-end gaming PC. It’s built into the frunk of a kid-size Tesla Model S, and packs an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU with 12 cores, a Hydro X liquid cooling system, iCUE RGB lighting, 6TB of SSD storage, 32GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti GPU. And yes, it still drives.

Living in a Ghost Town

Living in a Ghost Town

It seems age is no barrier to The Rolling Stones producing quality music. Their April 2020 release is as good as many songs from the height of their popularity, and seems especially timely when set against imagery of empty cities photographed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Drifting Donuts

Drifting Donuts

We like all kinds of donuts: glazed ones, cake ones, and ones made by rear-wheel drive cars. This brief clip combines both the circular fried treat and circular tire tracks through a slick composite of drone footage and digital VFX. Created by Benoit Finck, John Bashyam, and Yann Bouloiseau for Warm & Fuzzy.

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Jeep Fire Pits

Jeep Fire Pits

Metal Art of Wisconsin makes these awesome steel fire pits for Jeep fans. Each one is laser-cut from 12-gauge, hot-rolled steel, and assembles easily with a tab and groove design. They come in 2-door Wrangler, 4-door Wrangler, and Gladiator variants, and feature removable hoods and roofs for access. (Thanks Christian!)

Social Distance Bike

Social Distance Bike

In the interest of keeping his distance from others, builder Colin Furze decided that he was still too close to other people while riding his bicycle, so he built a stainless steel two-wheeler dubbed the “Highcycle” that rides more than six feet off of the ground. We’re impressed he was able to get onto this thing.

Carving an F1 Car

Carving an F1 Car

After impressing us with his sculpture of that Toyota Land Cruiser, Vietnam-based Woodworking Art is back with another great automotive woodcarving. This time, he turned a block of wood into a detailed replica of the Ferrari SF1000 Formula 1 race car. Though we can’t endorse using your bare foot as a wood vise.

BMW R9T Custom Motorcycle

BMW R9T Custom Motorcycle

Moscow, Russia motorcycle customizers Ziller’s Garage transformed the new BMW R 18 cruiser into an incredible work of rolling art. Designed by Mikhail Smolyanov and John Reed, the ultra-modern bike features a beautifully sculpted aluminum shell, custom spoked wheels, and light-up BMW badges. That ground clearance tho.

LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger

LEGO Technic Dom’s Dodge Charger

Fast and Furious 9 may have been delayed until 2021, but LEGO has a plan to keep gearheads occupied. This 1077-piece Technic set lets you build a detailed model of Dom’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T, with a big V8 engine with moving pistons, a wishbone suspension, working steering, and more. Pre-order now. Ships 4/27/2020.

Petersen Automotive Museum Vault

Petersen Automotive Museum Vault

The basement beneath L.A.’s Petersen Automotive Museum holds one of the world’s greatest private collections: a treasure trove of 250+ iconic and rare cars, trucks, and motorcycles that few visitors ever see. For the first time, you can sign up for free (donations welcome) 60-minute live-stream tours of their exclusive vault.

Car Parking Clock

Car Parking Clock

If you find yourself in Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, you might come across this unique timepiece. The video wall displays the current time using top-down footage of cars being driven into positions that form digits. The video was directed by Roni Azgad for the car rental company Shlomo SIXT. We’d love to see a 24 hour time-lapse.

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Cycleagle Electric Skateboard

Cycleagle Electric Skateboard

This rugged electric skateboard is built for all-terrain riding. It features 4-wheel independent suspension and an impressive 6.1″ ground clearance to take you over the roughest surfaces. It comes in 2WD or 4WD configs, with 2000W or 4000W of power, respectively. Top speed for both boards is 27 mph.

Carving a Land Cruiser

Carving a Land Cruiser

Vietnam-based Woodworking Art walks us through the process of building an accurate wooden model of a 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser. We particularly love the details in the grille and the tires, though he should have left the windshield and lights exposed as wood.

Land Rover Defender in Namibia

Land Rover Defender in Namibia

While we’re hoping to get behind of the wheel of the new Land Rover Defender soon, a small group of journalists was invited to take the rugged, yet modern off-roader on a 3-day drive through the harsh terrain of Namibia. Carfection’s Henry Catchpole was one of the lucky few, and shares with us his African odyssey.

Cleveland Cyclewerks Falcon BLK

Cleveland Cyclewerks Falcon BLK

Cleveland Cyclewerks‘ electric motorcycle offers versatility through its configurability. Riders can choose between five drive modes from max range Eco to a high torque boost mode. It’s powered by a 17.5 hp, 300-amp motor, with a hot-swappable battery pack, and can drive up to 180 miles in Eco mode. Top speed is around 85 mph.

Road Rally to the Arctic

Road Rally to the Arctic

There are many legendary motorsports events in the world, but most are out of reach for the average person. To run the Baja 1000 or the Dakar rally requires a pro-level team. But there’s one event that can lay claim to the title of Most Extreme Driving Event, and pretty much anyone can do it. That event is the Alcan 5000 Rally.

The Jackal Trophy Car UTV

The Jackal Trophy Car UTV

Racing expert Rhys Millen and Off Road Racer show off a whole new 4WD vehicle platform that combines parts from rallycross vehicles with a scaled-up UTV chassis to create a faster and stronger off-road racer with trophy truck looks. Its design allows for a wide variety of off-the-shelf turbo-4 engines too.

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