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Drifting Goodwood

Drifting Goodwood

Much of the year, Goodwood is a idyllic and luxurious UK Estate. But once a year, it’s transformed into the home of one of the greatest car shows in the world. While it’s best known for its Hillclimb event, these drivers want to get us excited about this year’s new drifting circuit.

Endless Highways Trailer

Endless Highways Trailer

Bowlus Road Chief’s stunning 26-foot luxury trailer features a shiny and streamlined aluminum shell with aircraft-inspired riveting. Its interior offers sleeping and dining quarters for 4 with hotel quality amenities, and its on-board battery system allows off-grid living for up to a week.

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Greenlight TV & Movie Cars

Greenlight TV & Movie Cars

Greenlight makes these collectible die-cast car models based on iconic vehicles from TV and movies. They include Smokey and the Bandit’s Trans Am, John Wick’s ’69 Boss Mustang, Starsky & Hutch’s striped Gran Torino, and The Dude’s beater Gran Torino, Jake and Elwood’s The Bluesmobile, and even the A-Team’s GMC Vandura.

Tesla Model 3 Pickup Truck

Tesla Model 3 Pickup Truck

(PG-13: Language) EV maker Tesla is working on a pickup truck, but Simone Giertz doesn’t have the patience to wait for its release. Instead, she did what any enterprising maker with a massive YouTube following would do – she called in her friends to help carve up a Tesla Model 3 and make it into a ute, dubbed the “Truckla.”

3MTD: 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel

3MTD: 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel

Our collab with Rides and Drives continues with a 3-Minute Test Drive of the latest edition of the Ram Rebel truck. Can this rugged 4×4 pickup compete with the other off-road ready 1/2-ton trucks, or is it just a daily driver with some cosmetic upgrades? Watch, and find out.

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

Toyota Bluegrass Tour

On our recent trip to Kentucky, we enjoyed a mix of horses, horsepower, baseball, and bourbon. We also visited Toyota’s largest factory in the world. Georgetown’s TMMK plant makes about 2,000 cars a day, and serves as a living monument to our global economy, where Japanese and American ingenuity and skill come together.

VW Bug Keyring Light

VW Bug Keyring Light

Fans of the classic Volkswagen Beetle will want to grab Troika’s officially-licensed mini version. The shiny chrome-plated cast metal object perfectly captures the iconic bubble style of a 1964 bug, and its headlights double as an LED flashlight. Measures 0.71″ x 2.17″ x 0.59″.

3MTD: 2019 BMW M5 Competition

3MTD: 2019 BMW M5 Competition

We’ve teamed up with the folks at Rides & Drives to bring car lovers a fresh new series. Each 3-Minute Test Drive packs in driving footage, feature highlights, and overall impressions, providing a quick overview of what each car has to offer. First up, the 617hp V8 monster BMW M5 Competition.

The Future Ain’t the Same…

The Future Ain’t the Same…

In artist Chris Labrooy’s whimsical short film The future ain’t the same as it used to be, he envisions a wacky world where classic cars can float on water, pop their lids, and hop about on a cushion of air. We can’t decide between the Porsche 911 Carrera RS Flamingo or Swan spec.

Brilliant Fictional Movie Cars

Brilliant Fictional Movie Cars

For its list of the 10 best movie cars, Drivetribe chose only cars that were either custom-made from the ground up or ones so heavily modified that they’re practically new models. So you won’t find the DeLorean or the Ecto-1 here, making it a more esoteric roundup.

Driven: 2020 Ford Police Interceptor

Driven: 2020 Ford Police Interceptor

We get to drive a lot of cars around here – some of which might attract the attention of the police. This time, we got some wheel time in Ford’s latest police pursuit vehicle – a fast, sturdy, and safe SUV made here in Chicago. We were especially impressed with the new Hybrid model. Read on and learn what makes a police SUV different.

Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato

Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato

Lambo built this one-off concept car after cutting its off-road performance teeth with its Urus SUV. The Sterrato is basically a rally edition Huracán, with a 1.9″ lift, skid plates, a widened stance, and LED light bars. It packs four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, and its vehicle dynamics system has been retuned for off-road handling.

2020 BMW M8

2020 BMW M8

The most potent of BMW’s 8-series looks fantastic in either coupe or convertible form, and Competition models that rev higher and get M Sport exhaust. The M8 gets a 600 hp twin-turbo V8, while the M8 Competition bumps that to 617 hp for a 0-to-60 time of just 3.0 seconds, and a 189 mph top speed.

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Our BMW Palm Springs Experience

Our BMW Palm Springs Experience

We recently joined our friends from MenWhoBlog at the BMW Performance Center at California’s The Thermal Club. We were treated to an amazing day of fun, learning, and hot laps on the track, along with an opportunity to enjoy the wonderful sights, accomodations, food, and libations of Greater Palm Springs.

Ferrari SF90 Stradale PHEV

Ferrari SF90 Stradale PHEV

Ferrari’s latest supercar delivers 985hp combined horsepower and a 0-to-62mph time of 2.5s, thanks to an all-wheel drive hybrid gas/electric powertrain. It still packs a powerful V8 in back for that iconic exhaust note. Plus, you can plug it in, and get about 25km of pure electric range.

Hennessey Maximus 1000 Gladiator

Hennessey Maximus 1000 Gladiator

Tuning experts Hennessey Performance took the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck, gave it a 6.2L Hellcat V8 engine and an amped up supercharger, making 1000 hp and 933 lb-ft. of torque. The truck also has custom bumpers and 20″ wheels, and an upgraded suspension with a 6″ lift, among other upgrades.

Robots Make an SUV Frame

Robots Make an SUV Frame

While humans are still very much a part of assembling vehicles, robots are often used for the heavy lifting and dangerous tasks like painting and welding. Watch in awe as an army of 45 KUKA robots work in harmony at MAGNA Presstec to create frames for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV.

Moki Door Step

Moki Door Step

Roof racks are great for transporting items, but they’re not easy to reach. Rightline Gear’s Moki Door Step solves the problem, by adding a temporary step for you to stand on. The lightweight aluminum step hooks into your vehicle’s door latch, and can hold up to 400 lb.

Dragster Engine Time-lapse

Dragster Engine Time-lapse

Hagerty and Don Schumacher Racing provide an up close look a the teardown and reassembly of an 11,000 hp V8 HEMI engine from an NHRA top fuel dragster. While this was a complete rebuild, they perform much of the same process each weekend at the dragstrip.

Rubicon Hitch Tent

Rubicon Hitch Tent

Rubicon’s useful camping accessory lets you attach rooftop tents vertically to vehicles that have a 2″ hitch. This frees up roof space and maintains your ride’s aerodynamics. It has four adjustable legs that let you deploy the tent as a standalone structure.

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Moonwalk to Backflip

Moonwalk to Backflip

(LOUD) If you’ve never been to a monster truck rally, you owe it to yourself to view the madness first hand. You could see crazy stuff like this Monster Jam, where driver Neil Elliott managed to not only keep his truck on two wheels and do a moonwalk, but then run it up a ramp backwards.

Boosted Rev Electric Scooter

Boosted Rev Electric Scooter

The latest product from electric skateboard maker Boosted. The Rev is an electric scooter that goes up to 24mph and lasts up to 22mi per charge. It features a user-friendly interface such as a knurled thumb throttle and three ways to brake. It’s also durable and waterproof.

Driven: 2020 Toyota GR Supra

Driven: 2020 Toyota GR Supra

We feel so lucky to have been among the first people to drive the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra. We spent a full day behind the wheel on road and on the track, and are thrilled to report that it’s everything we hoped for – and more. Read on, then drop by 95octane for our full review.

2020 McLaren GT

2020 McLaren GT

McLaren offers up its take on the grand tourer. The mid-engined, RWD sports car offers a refined and comfortable ride and space for 20.1 cu ft. of luggage, while still bringing the power – 612 bhp via a 4.0L twin-turbo V8, hitting 124mph in just 9 sec, with a top speed of 203 mph.

Minivan Railway

Minivan Railway

Located in the Carpathian mountains in Romania, this narrow gauge track is host to a truly unusual traincar, an old Ford minivan which has been converted to run on rails. While it can run in reverse, the whole thing can be lifted and spun around for longer journeys.

The Bentley Ultratank

The Bentley Ultratank

A Bentley Continental GT is already quite the impressive vehicle, but it wasn’t enough for Kosik of AcademeG to leave well enough alone, and decided to upgrade his with tank treads. You can check out the full build log for this beast on their YouTube channel. Turn captions on.

Amped-up Power Wheels Jeep

Amped-up Power Wheels Jeep

All that remains from the Disney Princess Power Wheels Jeep is its pink plastic shell, but The Grind Hard Plumbing Co.’s latest build is simply awesome. The tricked out one-seater now has a 50hp CRF 450 dirt bike engine, and an off-road suspension, making for tons of fun in the dirt.

Bruder EXP-4 Off-Road Trailer

Bruder EXP-4 Off-Road Trailer

The little brother to Bruder’s versatile and capable EXP-6, this smaller model is still rugged as hell, ready to take on the most intense off-road conditions. Its suspension offers insane amounts of wheel travel, and its chassis is airtight and sealed to keep debris and water from getting into it.

Tempus Titan Electric Bicycle

Tempus Titan Electric Bicycle

Tempus relaunches its cafe racer-inspired electric bicycle as the Titan. It features a beautiful tank with your choice of color, a removable battery, up to 28mph top speed, up to 40mi range, dual crown suspension, and front and rear disc brakes. Available in 500W and 1000W motor models.

Car Wrap Time-Lapse

Car Wrap Time-Lapse

Want to change the color of your car without damaging the paint job? A vinyl wrap is the way to go. Here, we see an ordinary Volkswagen Golf transformed from factory blue to a cool metallic matte finish, courtesy of the car artists at Lithuanian wrap shop Autoapklijavimas.

Our Easter Jeep Safari Adventure

Our Easter Jeep Safari Adventure

Recently we went to Moab, Utah with our friends at BFGoodrich to check out the sights and sounds of the Easter Jeep Safari. Held every April, Jeeps from all over the country descend on the remote desert town to hit the trails, see old friends, and live the Jeep life.

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