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Road Rally to the Arctic

Road Rally to the Arctic

There are many legendary motorsports events in the world, but most are out of reach for the average person. To run the Baja 1000 or the Dakar rally requires a pro-level team. But there’s one event that can lay claim to the title of Most Extreme Driving Event, and pretty much anyone can do it. That event is the Alcan 5000 Rally.

The Science of Snow Driving

The Science of Snow Driving

If you live somewhere that snow coats roads in the wintertime, you’ll want to check out Engineering Explained’s latest clip, as Jason walks us through the variables at work when driving on slippery surfaces, and provides some tips on how to maintain control on the snow.

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Most Complicated Donuts

Most Complicated Donuts

In this fun video from Driving Line and Nitto Tire, they set up a Rube Goldberg-style chain reaction machine that eventually triggers some tire-smoking donuts by driver Ryan Tuerck. Along the way, there’s some paintball action, and a nasty looking knife-wielding drone, which thankfully didn’t slash any of the tires – or people.

Scenic Roads Pixel Art

Scenic Roads Pixel Art

For those of us living in big cities, scenic roads are a bit hard to come by, but once you hit the open road, America has plenty of great drives. Expedia shares five of their faves, reimagined as pixel art from a late 1980s arcade game. We just love Oregon’s Columbia Highway.

Driving the Polestar 1

Driving the Polestar 1

Polestar’s first car is getting close to production, and a few very lucky humans have gotten behind the wheel of the latest prototype of the 600+hp luxury hybrid coupe. Carfection’s Tim Stevens takes us on a ride in this beautiful and powerful car, and has glowing things to say.

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.

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.

Winter Driving with Nissan AWD

Winter Driving with Nissan AWD

We spent a couple of chilly winter days North of Montreal, Canada covering hundreds of miles of snow- and ice-covered roads in the new 2019 Nissan Altima AWD and Murano AWD. On our arrival to the Mecaglisse ice circuit, we got to drive the insane snow-tracked Altima-TE.

Driving Through a Waterfall

Driving Through a Waterfall

Even if there weren’t a waterfall gushing onto this road in Nepal, we’d think twice before driving down this narrow, twisty, turny path with its sketchy barricades and crumbly bits. We’re just glad we get to watch it from the comfort of our laptop screens.

Track Day: FIAT Abarth

Track Day: FIAT Abarth

We spent a day at Autobahn Country Club outside of Chicago putting the 2019 FIAT 124 Spider Abarth and FIAT 500 Abarth through their paces, while honing our track skills with the Skip Barber Racing School. Both the cars and instruction made for a gearhead’s paradise.

A Sketchy Crossing

A Sketchy Crossing

From a distance, Siberia’s Vitim bridge doesn’t look so bad. But once Martin Remiš’ camera gets in close, we see just how iffy the one-lane river crossing looks, with its rickety wood planks and lack of any railings. This snowy bridge they crossed doesn’t look much better.

Loose Spool

Loose Spool

You know when you’re driving down the highway and you see giant spools or pipes on the back of a truck? Admit it. You’ve always wondered what would happen if one of them got loose. Well, here you go. You’re welcome.

Road Roller Safety System

Road Roller Safety System

Korean firm ETI Co Ltd. has developed a road barrier that could dramatically reduce the degree of injuries from collisions. The trick is that it helps disperse impacts into rotational energy along its conveyor-like rollers. Though it could send cars flying back into traffic.

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Lexus Performance Driving School

Lexus Performance Driving School

Get behind the wheel of Lexus’ F Performance line cars, like the 467hp RC F coupe and GS F sedan. Drivers can attend a half- or full-day session and learn techniques in autocross, skidpad, track driving, and more, all under the supervision of professional drivers.

Maverick X3 Battle Broyale

Maverick X3 Battle Broyale

Drivers Justin Oquendo, Ryan Kibbe, and Ken Block take on Chris Forsberg, Dustin Jones, and Ballistic BJ Baldwin, kicking up dirt for days in the widebody Can-AM Maverick X3 ATV, with its crazy 24″ of suspension travel, 15″ of ground clearance, and speedy 154hp turbo 4 engine.

Attack of the Tumbleweed

Attack of the Tumbleweed

When we’ve driven through the desert, we’ve had the occasional tumbleweed cross our path. We’ve never seen anything like this though, as seemingly millions of the pesky balls of plant matter took over a stretch of highway like a scene out of a Hitchcock movie.

Joyride: Tundra

Joyride: Tundra

For their latest bit of action carporn, Pennzoil headed to the frozen tundra of Alberta, Canada with a 2016 BMW M6, and driver Rhys Millen behind the wheel. While many of today’s car commercials are done with CGI, the driving in this impressive clip is 100% Millen.

Maserati Master GT1 Driving Course

Maserati Master GT1 Driving Course

We can’t imagine many better ways to spend a day than on a track with pro drivers behind the wheel of exotic Italian luxury Italian. Maserati’s Master GT1 Driving course puts you behind the wheel of cars like the Quattroporte, Ghibli, and GranTurismo to hone your driving skills.

How to Drive

How to Drive

Learn how to drive better and more safely not just in a sports car on a track, but in your daily driver with this excellent book from pro stunt and racecar driver Ben Collins, who has driven cars for the James Bond series, The Dark Knight Rises, and portrayed The Stig on Top Gear.

A Ferrari in the Snow

A Ferrari in the Snow

It’s a rare enough sight to lay eyes on a Ferrari F40, but to see one hooning about in the snow is something we never thought we’d witness. Driver Takeshi Kimura made some powder fly in an F40 at Japan’s Ryuoo Ski Park, with the help of some chains and tire studs.

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Crazy Truck U-Turn

Crazy Truck U-Turn

A truck driver in a Sri Lankan fuel depot shows off his impressive maneuvering skills as he manages to turn around his semi and trailer in what seems to be an impossibly small space. Who needs 3-point turns anyway?

Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel

Paul Yearly was driving his Mustang when he inexplicably passed out. Incredibly, he managed to avoid traffic or any major obstacles, and is fine now. If you’re wondering, Paul records video so he can post bad drivers on his YouTube channel.

2014 Parallel Park World Record

2014 Parallel Park World Record

Han Yue broke his own Guinness world record for tightest parallel parking. This time he was able to fit a Mini into a space only 8cm (3.15″) longer than the car. In other news, a man wore a race suit just to park his car.

Rally Helicopter Skills

Rally Helicopter Skills

Helicopter fly-overs provide one of the coolest perspectives on rally races. In this clip, the chopper pilot demonstrates his impressive flying abilities, keeping up with every move of the drivers below. More footage here.

Meskel Square, Addis Abeba

Meskel Square, Addis Abeba

Think you know a tricky intersection in your town? It’ll surely pale in comparison with this insane crossroad in Ethiopian where cars, trucks, buses, and pedestrians have to work around each other without traffic lights or stop signs.

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