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Detailing the Dirtiest Mercedes

Detailing the Dirtiest Mercedes

To present a gift to his 83-year-old father, a man decided to pull his dad’s 1969 Mercedes 280 SL out of their garage after it sat dormant for 37 years. Auto restoration experts AMMO NYC shared this highly-satisfying video of the car being cleaned from top to bottom. We’d love to see it after the mechanical repairs are done.

Hyperdrive (Trailer)

Hyperdrive (Trailer)

This new Netflix competition show is like American Ninja Warrior for cars. Each episode sends a group of dedicated gearheads hooning around an incredibly challenging series of obstacles on a quest for driving supremacy. Premieres 8/21/19.

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Tips for Buying a Used Car

Tips for Buying a Used Car

ChrisFix shares a number of practical tips on buying a used car, including what to ask from the owner, how to check the car’s value and how to run a VIN check for free. He also made a checklist for the test drive. You should research and ask around online as well.

Comedians in Cars 2019 (Trailer)

Comedians in Cars 2019 (Trailer)

For the latest season of Jerry Seinfeld’s automotive interview show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he’s joined by Eddie Murphy, Seth Rogen, Melissa Villaseñor, Ricky Gervais, Jamie Foxx, Martin Short, Matthew Broderick, and more big stars and amazing cars. Drops 7/19/19 on Netflix.

Attraction

Attraction

Experimental filmmaker and motion graphic artist Dirk Koy provides a unique perspective of a traffic circle. By rotating top-down, time-lapse footage of vehicles as they pass in and out of the lanes, it almost looks like they’re being magnetically pulled towards the center of the circle, then released back into the world.

A Tribute to Pop-up Headlights

A Tribute to Pop-up Headlights

One of the things we miss from sports cars are pop-up headlights. Rockstar Rides also has a place in his heart for these neat sources of light and style, and set out to find as many of these cars as he could. The result is a wonderful montage of rides with serious personality.

Lexus Ultimate U.S. Open Road Trip

Lexus Ultimate U.S. Open Road Trip

What’s more exciting than a road trip to the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach? A road trip with Lexus packed with awesome cars, sights, and golf courses along the way. We knew that we would have a great time on this weeklong odyssey cruising the California coast line, but nothing could prepare us for the glorious world of Lexus hospitality.

Lightyear One Solar EV

Lightyear One Solar EV

Startup Lightyear is showing off a pure electric sedan that can gain up to 7.5 miles per hour of added range while in sunlight. It still plugs in for its base charge, but the solar panels covering its hood, roof, and trunk are designed to increase its range. It’s ideal for stop, start, and slow traffic for minimizing trips to the outlet.

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.

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.

weBoost Drive Reach

weBoost Drive Reach

weBoost’s Drive Reach is its newest and most powerful in-vehicle cellphone signal booster. Its 4G external antenna and amplifier can increase cell signals up to 32 times. Its power port also has a USB charging port. It works with all North American carriers.

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.

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.

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How to Install a Car Kill Switch

How to Install a Car Kill Switch

YouTube’s premiere mechanic ChrisFix shows us how to make a hidden kill switch for your vehicle. When switched on, it interrupts the flow of electricity to the vehicle’s fuel pump relay, preventing it from starting, even with a key. It takes a bit of fiddling, but it costs only $10 in parts.

Tiny Parking Garage

Tiny Parking Garage

So you don’t haven room to build an actual garage to store your car in. No need to worry. Check out this Vinod Kumar’s house, which has a hidden garage space underneath the staircase that uses a slide-out ramp mechanism to move his subcompact car in and out.

Anker Roav Bolt

Anker Roav Bolt

Anker’s Roav Bolt is a compact charger that plugs into your car’s 12v adapter. It can also be used to interact with your smartphone via Google Assistant. Connect your phone via its 3.5mm input or Bluetooth for hands-free calling, music control and navigation.

Genesis Mint Concept

Genesis Mint Concept

Genesis’ Mint is an electric car made for the city. Despite its compact size, it offers a spacious and luxurious interior for two people. Its storage area is accessed via unique scissor doors, and inside it has has a central touchscreen console mounted on its steering wheel.

LEGO RC Mustang Hoonicorn

LEGO RC Mustang Hoonicorn

LEGO enthusiast Lachlan Cameron designed and built a remote-controlled Technic scale model of Ken Block’s Ford Mustang Hoonicorn. The all-wheel drive toy has working steering and suspension, doors and a hood that open, and lights.

Why Concept Cars Exist

Why Concept Cars Exist

Every year automakers turn up at car shows with over-the-top concept vehicles, riding on oversized wheels, floating seats, and scads of futuristic technology. But why do car companies spend millions on cars they may never produce? Business Insider explains.

2019 Jeep Mopar Concepts

2019 Jeep Mopar Concepts

Jeep and Mopar’s concept vehicles for the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari include the tent-equipped Gladiator Wayout, the 1980’s Gladiator Rubicon JT Scrambler, and the badass supercharged 700hp Gladiator M-715 Five-Quarter resto-mod.

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Hudway Drive Heads Up Display

Hudway Drive Heads Up Display

Unlike most car heads-up displays, Hudway’s Drive connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth for more convenience and display features, such as a customizable dashboard. You can also pair it with cameras, including a night vision front camera.

LEGO Life-Size McLaren Senna

LEGO Life-Size McLaren Senna

LEGO and McLaren worked together to make a life-size model of the Senna supercar based on the Speed Champions’ color scheme. The model is made of 467,854 pieces and took 30 people 2,725 hours to build. It has functioning lights, doors, and infotainment system.

Mini: 60 Years

Mini: 60 Years

2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the Mini. Voted the most second influential car of the 20th century (behind only the Ford Model T), the original Mini was in production from 1959 until 2000. Learn about its origins and more in this retrospective book by Giles Chapman.

Ares Design Panther ProgettoUno

Ares Design Panther ProgettoUno

Ares Design’s concept is now a reality. the Panther ProgettoUno is the company’s modern take on the De Tomaso Pantera. Based on the Lamborghini Huracán, the car has a beautifully retro carbon fiber body. It’s limited to only 70 units.

Converting Classic Cars to Electric

Converting Classic Cars to Electric

Freethink spoke with Michael Bream, the owner of EV West, a small car shop outside San Diego that specializes in transforming older cars into electric vehicles. Their conversion is so effective that they’re booked for the next three and a half years.

Audi Q4 e-tron Concept

Audi Q4 e-tron Concept

Audi’s concept for a smaller and more affordable electric SUV. Like the e-tron, the Q4 e-tron has two motors that provide all-wheel drive. There’s a 200hp rear motor and a 100hp rear motor. It goes up to 112 mph and has a range of over 280 mi.

CleanShield

CleanShield

The CleanShield is a light and foldable windshield protector. It’s especially useful during winter, as its waterproof surface and foldable design make it easy to ward off frost and ice. Its suction cups secure it even in 60mph winds.

Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is the bigger brother of the Model 3. It seats up to seven people, has up to 66cuft of storage space and will have a range of up to 230mi on its entry level variant. Its performance model features all wheel drive and a 0 to 60mph time of 3.5s.

Toy Car Door Indicator

Toy Car Door Indicator

DIYer mathisox made door ajar indicators for his old van that keep the vehicle’s retro charm. He attached switches to the van’s doors that activate motors attached to a toy car. If a door on the van is open, the corresponding door would also be open on the toy.

Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg Jesko

Koenigsegg’s new track monster. The Jesko has a twin-turbo 5L V8 that produces up to 1600 hp, theoretically launching the car to speeds up to 300 mph. It has a proprietary seven-clutch, nine-speed gearbox that automatically chooses the right gear for the situation.

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

While many carmakers unleashed their biggest guns at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen brought out this silly little number. The ID. Buggy is a modern take on the Meyers Manx buggy. This electric off-roader has a 201 hp motor and has a 155 mi range.

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