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Making a Bicycle from Chains

Making a Bicycle from Chains

We’ve seen how chains are made and learned about of the different kinds of chain. In this short video, The Q shows an unconventional use for chain by building a bicycle entirely from the stuff. The main trick is to weld the chain links together to form a stiff structure for the frame. We’re not sure we’d trust it off-road though.

Toyota TRD Camry Next Gen NASCAR Race Car

Toyota TRD Camry Next Gen NASCAR Race Car

The 670hp Toyota TRD Camry Next Gen is the coolest Camry ever. It has a new 18″ wheels, a new transaxle, an independent rear suspension, a sealed underbody, and upgraded cooling. Safety upgrades include new roll bars, foam nose and tail inserts, and a more centered driver’s position. Coming to the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series.

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Widebody Lada Conversion

Widebody Lada Conversion

The guys from Russian car hacking channel Garage 54 have outdone themselves with this crazy build. After cutting the driver’s side off one Lada and the passenger side off another, they tinkered with the mechanicals and welded them together. The result is a ridiculous extra-wide Lada that needs two drivers to steer. Part 2 here.

Aston Martin V12 Speedster DBR1 Spec

Aston Martin V12 Speedster DBR1 Spec

A while back, we got a look at the V12 Speedster in prototype form. Now, take a gander at the finished car. Slathered in Aston Martin Racing Green, this open-top 2-seater pays tribute to the DBR1, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. The Speedster has a 5.2L twin-turbo V12 that makes 690 hp, and does 0-to-60 in 3.4 sec.

Carving a Land Rover Defender

Carving a Land Rover Defender

We had a great time behind the wheel of the new Land Rover Defender. It’s a rugged, capable, and handsome ride that’s surprisingly smooth. Woodworking Art saw something in the Defender 110 X that he liked too, and decided to make it a subject for his masterful wood carving skills.

Win a Loaded 2021 Tesla Model S Performance

You could win this tricked out 2021 Tesla Model S. This high-end EV comes with Ludicrous and Ludicrous+ modes, self-driving capability, 21″ Sonic Carbon wheels, a premium interior with carbon fiber, and red multicoat paint,. Packing 778 hp, the sedan zooms from 0-to-60 in 2.3 sec. Awesomer readers get double entries.

Off-Road Car Twin Bed

Off-Road Car Twin Bed
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Got an aspiring little off-roader in your house? Your kid will be the coolest in the neighborhood with this awesome bed that looks ready to hit the trails. The twin-sized bed has a Jeep-inspired design and features a steel roll cage with grab bars and chunky off-road tires. Its angled headboard is padded for safety.

Cigarette Lighter DeLorean

Cigarette Lighter DeLorean

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen an artist carve a model car from a cigarette lighter. In this video, Ank Creative shows how they took the plastic from lighters and cut, sanded, and glued the pieces together to create an intricate model of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12, best known from the Back to the Future movies.

Shapeshifter Bicycle

Shapeshifter Bicycle

When you say the words “bicycle” and “shifter” together you’re probably talking about gearing. But Colin Furze’s latest whacked-out bicycle shifts in a whole different way. Its frame is made out of hydraulic rams, which can be adjusted in length so the bicycle can stretch, shrink, and grow while riding it.

Next Level Jeep Gladiator 6×6

Next Level Jeep Gladiator 6×6
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California customizers Next Level took Jeep’s Gladiator pickup and upgraded it with a 6-wheel-drive system. It also has an extended 8-foot bed, a luxurious interior with Nappa leather, and an optional steel bumper, LED headlights, and a Warn winch. It’s available with a 2.0L I-4 turbo, 3.6L V6, or 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine.

TruckVault Photography Gear Storage

TruckVault Photography Gear Storage
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TruckVault creates in-vehicle storage systems for every profession and lifestyle. Their setups for photo gear secure and protect cameras, lenses, lights, tripods, and other accessories while keeping them readily accessible. Available for a wide variety of trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. They also make a drawer for car trunks.

Thermochromic Car Pigment

Thermochromic Car Pigment

The guys at DipYourCar are known for selling peel-off Plasti Dip coatings which give cars an eye-catching new look. Here, they show off a unique black pigment that turns clear when exposed to heat, so it exposes the car’s underlying lime green paint when in the sun or splashed with warm water.

Period Correct Automotive Service Books

Period Correct Automotive Service Books
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Car enthusiasts are meticulous about maintaining their vehicles. Period Correct’s limited-edition journals are just the place to keep track of all the work you’ve done. Each notebook has pages for jotting down vehicle and drivetrain information, as well as boxes for documenting maintenance actions. Available in blue, red, or black.

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Hyundai finally makes good on its promised compact pickup truck. The 2022 Santa Cruz is based on the Tucson, but has a 4-foot bed with underbed storage. The mini truck will come with a standard 190hp 2.5L engine, with an optional 275hp turbocharged version with a dual-clutch transmission. AWD is available on all trims.

Win a 2021 Chevy Corvette C8 + 1961 Corvette Roadster

How’d you like to win a tricked-out 2021 C8 Corvette AND a restomodded 1961 Corvette Roadster, packing a 525 hp LS3 V8? The folks over at Dream Giveaway will give one lucky entrant both of these awesome sports cars, while helping to support veterans and children’s charities. Awesomer readers get 50% bonus entries!

World’s Horniest Truck

World’s Horniest Truck

The yellow machine you’re looking at is “Le Mécanophone,” otherwise known as a 1935 Citroën truck, equipped with 42 different car horns. But this thing doesn’t just beep, it’s basically a calliope on wheels. We want one of these just so we can honk at traffic all day long.

Carving a Wooden Hummer H1

Carving a Wooden Hummer H1

Awesome Woodcraft builds some amazing miniature wood vehicles. In this video, they take on the biggest SUV they could think of, the boxy, gas-guzzling Hummer H1. The detailed model includes wheels that turn and steer, a spring suspension, and a hinged hood and doors.

XION CyberX Custom E-Bike

XION CyberX Custom E-Bike

The XION electric bike has a cyberpunk style and attitude. It rides on fat tires, has a full suspension, and an elongated 2-person seat. Its frame and seat colors can be customized, as well as an optional laser-cut center panel with LED lighting. Its mid-drive motor can achieve speeds up to 50 mph in Race mode.

Die-Cast Eleanor Mustang

Die-Cast Eleanor Mustang

This awesome 1/8th-scale metal model from Eaglemoss’ Die-Cast Club is a perfect replica of the iconic Eleanor Mustang from Gone in 60 Seconds. The finished car measures 22.9″ long and weighs 17.6 lb, and is quite the investment of time and money, with its parts arriving in small kits which arrive over the course of 27 months.

Scrap Metal Bugatti

Scrap Metal Bugatti

If you want a real Bugatti Chiron, you’re looking at about $3 million bucks. Or if you’re handy with cutting metal and welding, you could make one out of old car parts. CB Media visited Thailand’s Ban Hun Lek for a look at an incredible Chiron replica parked between an army of junkyard mechs and monsters.

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Alpha Wolf Electric Truck

Alpha Wolf Electric Truck

California EV company Alpha Motor Corporation is showing off the latest of its sweet retro-modern series of electric vehicles. The Wolf is a compact 2-seater pickup that offers up to 275 miles of driving range, 3000 lb towing capacity, and a storage both in its bed and under its hood. Available in FWD or AWD configurations.

Restoring a Vintage Russian Motorcycle

Restoring a Vintage Russian Motorcycle

What you’re looking at is a 1969 Ural M63 motorcycle. This particular bike sat unused for years, gathering rust on its chassis and drivetrain. But this is exactly the kind of challenge that an expert restorer like Great Idea lives for. After carefully removing the rust, re-plating, galvanizing, and painting parts, the bike looks as good as new.

2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV

2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV

After showing off their electric pickup truck, GMC has revealed its brother, an SUV with a 9″ shorter wheelbase and tighter maneuverability. Like the truck, it offers up to 830 hp and 11,500 lb-ft. of torque, its independent motors let it crabwalk out of tight spaces, and its air suspension can extract it from tall obstacles.

LEGO Slope-climbing Experiments

LEGO Slope-climbing Experiments

After impressing us with a LEGO car that can climb over a stack of books, the Brick Experiment Channel is back with a simpler vehicle design challenge. The plan? Dial in the right mix of traction, gearing, wheelbase, and weight balance to climb the steepest sheet of glass possible. And then, start cheating.

LEGO Crash Test: Porsche vs. Bugatti

LEGO Crash Test: Porsche vs. Bugatti

Among its many services, European auto club ADAC performs car safety testing. In this video, they took a break from crash-testing real-world cars to see how a LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS would hold up in a T-bone crash with a Bugatti Chiron. The narration is in German, but it’s easy to tell you wouldn’t want to be in either car.

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

Presenting the most rugged and capable version of Subaru’s Outback SUV. The Wilderness has 9.5″ of ground clearance, improved approach and departure angles, an upgraded suspension, all-terrain tires, wheel arch cladding, and more. Its AWD system and CVT have been tuned for off-road traction and climbing.

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