When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Awesome Rides

Flyer Folding Cargo eBike

Flyer Folding Cargo eBike
Buy

The maker of the iconic Radio Flyer little red wagons and trikes has grown up like the rest of us. Lately, they’ve become an innovative player in the e-bike market with the Flyer Folding Cargo eBike, a seriously legit transportation solution for adults looking to recapture some of that child-like joy on two wheels.

Making a Motorcycle out of Junk

Making a Motorcycle out of Junk

Jake Carlini wanted a motorcycle but didn’t have the budget to buy a real one. Instead, he decided he’d build his own using various bits of junk and trash he found in his garage. He made its frame out of steel signposts and scrap wood and powered it with a cheap electric scooter motor from China.

Advertisement

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept

Genesis X Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept

Genesis has created some exceptional vehicles that blend luxury, style, and performance. The Gran Berlinetta VGT Concept isn’t something you’ll be able to drive on the road, but players of Gran Turismo 7 will soon get to drive this sleek hybrid race car with 1071 hp and 986 lb-ft. of torque, driven by a V6 with a 10,000 RPM redline and a Yasa E motor.

Moment Motors Mercedes-Benz 280SL Signature

Moment Motors Mercedes-Benz 280SL Signature

Moment Motors updates classic cars with modern electric drivetrains. Their latest Signature model is this restored Mercedes-Benz 280SL. The roadster now packs an electric motor with 300 hp and 370 lb-ft. of torque, with a 62 kWh battery pack. Its steering, brakes, and climate control have all been modernized while retaining the car’s original style.

Measuring the Horsepower of a Horse

Measuring the Horsepower of a Horse

Contrary to popular belief, one horse is said to produce about 15 horsepower. But that number is disputed because there’s some question about the accuracy of the original measurements. With the help of Motivo, the guys from Donut came up with a new test: connecting a horse to a dynamometer to measure its true pulling power.

Racing Life-Size LEGO Go-Karts

Racing Life-Size LEGO Go-Karts

When we were kids, we loved making little LEGO cars. Thanks to Travis Pastrana and the gang from Nitro Circus, we now have life-size LEGO race cars. As part of their Life Size Toys series, they assembled giant LEGO bricks atop go-karts and raced them around an indoor track until bricks started to fall off. At least they’re easy to snap back together.

Truck Tailgate Benches

Truck Tailgate Benches

America loves trucks, and truck people will love these benches with vintage truck tailgates. Texas-based Porras Custom Metal crafts these benches with a steel frame, a quilted bench seat, and cupholders. They make Chevy, Ford, GMC, Dodge, Jeep, and other custom designs. To order, send a DM on Instagram or call their shop at 832-273-2902.

Advertisement

Editing a Bike Together

Editing a Bike Together

Filmmaker Quek Shio Chuan is a master at video editing and compositing. In this clip, he shows off his dream bike build, which comes together piece by piece without tools – just his hands and some very precise editing using DaVinci Resolve Studio. He also shared the editing timeline.

World’s Largest Tesla Light Show

World’s Largest Tesla Light Show

Members of the Tesla Club Finland parked their cars and put on a synchronized light show using their vehicles’ headlights and taillights. In all, 687 of the electric vehicles were on hand, and automotive channel Harri Salo posted this aerial footage of the festivities. The light show was put together by Simon Pollock. Watch the ground view here. (Thanks, Olli!)

F1 Drivers Race Hovercraft

F1 Drivers Race Hovercraft

Ahead of the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix, Oracle Red Bull Racing drivers Max Verstappen and Checo Perez challenged Scuderia Alpha Tauri teammates Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo to some desert racing in hovercrafts. While their fan-powered vehicles only make 26.5 horsepower, they look like the most fun you can have under 30 mph.

Desert Power Wagons Turbo Diesel Truck

Desert Power Wagons Turbo Diesel Truck

Desert Power Wagons’ hand-built truck has a new body inspired by a vintage Dodge Power Wagon, riding atop the chassis and drivetrain of a modern RAM 2500. It packs a 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel engine making 385 hp and 930 lb-ft. of torque, and rides high with a 2.5″ suspension lift and 40″ mud terrain tires. It’s also got a Warn winch and power side steps.

2025 Toyota Crown Signia

2025 Toyota Crown Signia

Toyota expands its upscale Crown line with the first crossover SUV to bear the badge. The 2025 Crown Signia has a sleek style, and a 243 hp AWD hybrid powertrain that gets 36 MPG. Its cabin is designed for quiet and comfort, and has a large cargo area with fold-flat rear seats. Plus, it’s packed with tech including a digital instrument panel and Toyota Safety Sense 3.0.

Advertisement

2025 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

2025 MINI John Cooper Works Countryman

The most potent version of the 2025 MINI Countryman packs a 2.0L turbo-4 that makes 312 hp. It has MINI’s ALL4 AWD system and does 0-to-60 in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. It rolls on 19″ or 20″ wheels with performance tires and has quad exhaust tips and JCW badging. Notably, the new Countryman is 5.1″ longer and 2.4″ taller than the prior model.

Turning a Gas Car into an EV with Hoverboards

Turning a Gas Car into an EV with Hoverboards

Electric vehicles are gradually getting less expensive, but they’re still not exactly cheap. That didn’t stop Joel Creates from owning an EV. Only for his hacked-together “world’s cheapest Tesla,” he put a 1991 VW Golf on top of wheel dollies and four self-balancing hoverboards. Then, he doubled down and turned it into an all-wheel drive with 2x more motors.

World’s Fastest Car in Reverse

World’s Fastest Car in Reverse

Because of drivetrain limitations, the fastest reverse drive was just 53 mph. Thanks to electric motors, that record has been smashed. The Rimac Nevera hit a reverse speed of 275.75 km/h or 171.34 mph. Since the Nevera’s drivetrain has no gears, it is capable of moving backward or forward at crazy speeds. It’s the icing on the cake after the Nevera broke 23 other records.

Volkswagen Bus Desk Organizer

Volkswagen Bus Desk Organizer
Buy

Show your love for the classic VW microbus with this cast metal organizer from Troika. It’s based on the 1962 VW T1 Samba Bus, and offers storage for paperclips, business cards, pens, and other small office supplies. Its top works as a magnetic paperclip holder, and its pull-back friction mechanism lets it roll across your desktop.

10-Seat Jeep Wrangler

10-Seat Jeep Wrangler

SoFlo Customs created this over-the-top Jeep Wrangler that seats up to 10 passengers. Its lifted suspension, chunky tires, winch, and fog lights are off-roading staples, but its extra-long wheelbase and luxurious interior materials make it more of a limousine for cruising the tame tarmac of South Beach.

Toyota FJ Bruiser

Toyota FJ Bruiser

Toyota is showing off some fantastic special projects for the 2023 SEMA show. Our favorite is the FJ Bruiser – Motorsports Garage’s custom-built off-road chassis with the body of a 1966 FJ Land Cruiser and the brawn of a TRD race engine. It also has a conveyor belt track underneath to help it move if it gets high-centered. Check out the full four-episode build here.

Making a Ground Effect Hoverboard

Making a Ground Effect Hoverboard

No matter how much we’ve wanted one, Mattel never made a real-world Hoverboard like the one in Back to the Future II. JLaserVideo built a working hoverboard that can float a couple of inches off the ground. After exploring various kinds of levitation technology and their limitations, he settled on a design that works like an upside-down air hockey table.

1/2-Scale Wooden Tesla Cybertruck

1/2-Scale Wooden Tesla Cybertruck

Say what you will about the Tesla Cybertruck; Elon Musk’s chunky and funky electric truck has given us countless memes and fan-built projects to enjoy. ND – Woodworking Art’s metal-framed, wood-covered vehicle is a roughly 1/2-scale replica of the truck. It runs on battery power like the real deal and has room in its bed for his kid’s mini Cyberquad.

Driven: 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R

Driven: 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R

When it comes to high-horsepower, off-road-capable trucks, few vehicles can compete with the Ford F-150 Raptor R. This souped-up pickup packs a 700-horsepower, supercharged V8 engine, a Baja-tuned suspension, and massive all-terrain tires. We spent a week living with this impressive truck, including a day hooning around in sand dunes.

Mazda Iconic SP Concept

Mazda Iconic SP Concept

Mazda teases the future of sports cars with the beautifully sleek and aerodynamic Iconic SP concept car. The 365-horsepower hybrid electric car has a mid-mounted rotary engine that generates power for an electric motor. It’s got billionaire doors and pop-up headlights and looks every bit as good as a Ferrari.

Toyota FT-Se Concept

Toyota FT-Se Concept

Toyota is showing off a high-performance sports car that brings back mid-engine MR2 memories. But the FT-Se runs on battery power and has electric motors. It has a sleek, aerodynamic design and can send tremendous amounts of torque to the rear wheels for serious drifting. Inside, it has a minimalist dashboard and an F1-style steering wheel.

ADVERTISEMENT

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2024 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™