Most of us know that you can’t believe everything you see on so-called “reality” TV shows. Weird History delves into the many ways in which the producers of the MTV hit series Pimp My Ride coached contestants, changed their stories, cheaped out on car mods, and manipulated outcomes to make the show more exciting.
Over the course of four years Benjamin Workshop created his dream car – a working replica of Ford’s Le Mans-winning GT40 race car. He’s posted numerous videos of the design, engineering, and build process, and now he’s condensed that all down to a 17-minute time-lapse. The finished car is truly a work of art.
Autonomous luxury with zero emissions and zero crashes sums up Cadillac’s third Halo Concept vehicle. The slick, two-passenger EV sports a range of self-driving and connected tech. The use of biometric input, AI machine learning, and GM’s Ultifi software redefines how passengers cruise in its serene cabin.
One of the first vehicles from Jeep’s luxury Wagoneer brand is impressive, and the tricked-out Obsidian trim packs even more luxury atop its substance, power, and tech. With seating for 7 or 8 adults, high-end materials, and more screens than we’ve seen in any vehicle, the Grand Wagoneer is basically a living room on wheels.
Once a car is no longer drivable, it heads to the junkyard. But before it ends up on the scrap heap, machines like the Powerhand VRS are used to rip apart the car to separate materials, maximizing recyclability of components. It looks like a great way to work out aggression too.
GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines continues to impress us with their wild and inventive LEGO engineering. After showing off some unusual LEGO car designs, they took the same idea as their hubless car and applied it to tank treads. The vehicle has a truly unique look, is surprisingly agile, and capable of crawling over rough terrain.
The fully-electric eStream Concept Travel Trailer boasts lots of features we’d like to see reach production someday: a solar panel roof and a high-voltage chassis featuring a battery-powered electric drivetrain for improved driving range. A remote control feature lets you move the trailer’s position after it’s unhitched.
This special edition Ford Bronco is right at home swimming with the gators. It’s ready for muddy adventures with a factory-installed snorkel, a ZEON 10-S WARN winch, and the beefy Sasquatch package. It’ll ford up to 36.4″ of water, and can pull up to 10,000 lb. with its winch. It comes in five colors including a limited-run Desert Sand.
If you’ve ever tried to put a kayak on the roof of your car, you know how tricky it can be – especially by yourself. Dropracks lower down to the side of your vehicle, making it easy to load kayaks, bikes, skis, or roof boxes at a more comfortable loading height. Turn the crank to raise it back up, and it locks securely in place.
Indian Motorcycle revs up the aggressive style of the Scout with the 2022 Scout Rogue and Scout Rogue Sixty. Loaded with performance-enhancing features, Scout Rogue sports a quarter fairing, mini ape-hanger handlebars, blacked-out fenders, a 19-inch front wheel, and powertrains that make loads of low-end torque.
Whether you’re a MotoGP champ or a well-heeled weekend biker, AGV protects you to the max with the limited-edition Pista GP RR Futuro MotoGP helmet. Matte, yet sleek AF, its extra density absorbs impact better thanks to a shell and spoiler made of forged carbon. Its Ultravision clear visor protects and offers 190º panoramic vision.
Formula 1 World Champion Max Verstappen kicked off 2022 with an icy start. His first F1 drive of the year wasn’t on a regular track but on a snowy GP Ice Race circuit in a race car equipped with special studded tires and chased down speedway racer Franky Zorn on his motorcycle.
The paint on classic cars isn’t always in good shape and needs to be restored. If you really want to do the job right, you need to start with a clean canvas. Cars Insider shows us how 3S Chemicals takes vintage car bodies and dips them in a series of baths to remove all the old paint, sealers, primer, and rust.
The 2024 Silverado EV is a bumper-to-bumper reimagining of Chevy’s best-selling truck, and this 664 hp stallion is no longer a gas-guzzler. The 4-door, 4-wheel-drive all-electric RST First Edition uses a DC fast-charging system to “fuel” up for a 400-mile range, and to carry or tow up to 10,000 pounds.
We’re still waiting for the jetpacks that sci-fi stories promised, but flying cars are here. AirCar Prototype 1 has received a Certificate of Airworthiness with production models due in 2023. The push of a button transforms the two-seater between car and aircraft modes in three minutes.
Designer and automotive enthusiast Joe Harmon wanted a sports car that stood out from the crowd. Rather than a Lambo or Ferrari, he built his own custom supercar. Known as The Splinter, the unique car features a chassis, body, and interior made mostly from wood. Naturally, the drivetrain is made from conventional materials.
This anti-theft lock attaches to your bicycle, moped, or motorcycle’s disc brake as an added layer of security beyond cable or U-locks. It’s compact enough to toss in your bike bag and can be locked and unlocked using your fingerprint or a key. It’s IPX7 waterproof and designed for durability. Fits brakes up to 6mm thick.
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.
Sharing the same platform as the 2022 Tundra and Lexus LX 600, Toyota’s great-looking, redesigned Sequoia SUV has three rows of seating and comes standard with a powerful i-FORCE MAX hybrid drivetrain that makes 437 hp and 583 lb-ft. of torque. It will come in SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and a luxurious new Capstone trim.
The 2023 Corvette Stingray and Z06 will offer a 70th Anniversary Edition package with distinctive wheels, logos, and badging in two unique colors: White Pearl Metallic Tri-coat and Carbon Flash Metallic. (Holy Batmobile!) VIN 001 of the special Z06 goes to auction at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 1.29.22 benefitting Operation Homefront.
Ford Performance amps up the already impressive Ford Bronco with a model fine-tuned for high-speed desert hijinx and rock crawling. It packs a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 that makes at least 400 hp, a Raptor HOSS 4.0 suspension system, and rides on 37″ all-terrain tires. It’s also a whopping 9.8″ wider than a base 4-door Bronco.
Now in its 4th generation, Lexus LX 600 is everything the original LX was and more. More power, capability, technology, safety, comfort, and more luxury than ever. It’s powered by a new 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 engine that makes 409 hp and 479 lb-ft. of torque that’s far more fuel-efficient than the outgoing V8.
Reporting for Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk, automotive journalist and friend of The Awesomer, Micah Wright headed to the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon for an up-close look at some of the weird and wonderful custom SUVs, trucks, and vans on display on the show floor. That Daihatsu Midget truck is bonkers. Watch part two here.
GazR’s Extreme Brick Machines built this unique LEGO Technic vehicle that stores energy in a flywheel. A rig consisting of 21 Powered-Up L motors and six Smart Hubs transfers power to the flywheel, then the car can continue driving on its own. It doesn’t go very far but has enough torque to climb a hill.
We’ve seen how circular saw blades can be used to provide traction on ice – at least until they cut all the way through. The Q modified one of those wheeled “hoverboards” to ride on saw blades. He added metal plates to each of the blades’ teeth so it doesn’t dig in as much, but we still wouldn’t want to fall onto them.