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Driving

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 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.

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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.

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.

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
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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.

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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.

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.

Driving Sideways

Driving Sideways

The guys from BKM Productions take take us on a ride inside one of their stunt cars as they show off their ability to drive on two wheels. It’s a cool perspective, but we’d be more impressed if one of them got out and changed a tire.

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Slow-Mo Puddle Splashes

Slow-Mo Puddle Splashes

The Slow Mo Guys got to spend some quality time with Scion Racing driver Ken Gushi to capture the massive splashes from the tires of his Scion FR-S at 2,500 frames per second. Next up: Gav and Dan catch a cold.

55 Green Lights

55 Green Lights

We can barely catch two green lights in a row, but driver Tim Burke managed to take advantage of New York City’s timed traffic grid in the wee hours of the morning, and caught an astounding 55 lights in a row. Now try this at rush hour.

Unintentional Parking Win

Unintentional Parking Win

Whoever is driving the white subcompact in this video is either the best parallel parker ever, or just extremely lucky. We’re going with the latter. Naturally, it happened in Moscow – home to the perfect balance of insane drivers and dashcams.

Gymkhana Six GoPro Edition

Gymkhana Six GoPro Edition

Take another look at Ken Block’s ride through a crazy tight obstacle course from the viewpoint of the numerous GoPro cameras on his car and on the course. There are even shots from the unusual vantage point of under the car’s hood.

Moto GP POV

Moto GP POV

Thought you knew what it was like to ride a Moto GP bike from video games? Think again. This footage of Didier Grams speeding through the Macau GP 2013 should give you new respect for the balls it takes to ride one of these superbikes.

A Proper Rally Co-Driver

A Proper Rally Co-Driver

Rally co-drivers have a hard enough job keeping their drivers on the road, so we have to hand it to Mark Allaeys for going beyond the call in 1991 when he had to manually control the broken throttle on driver Dominique de Muynck’s Alfa.

Gymkhana Six

Gymkhana Six

For the latest in his blockbuster Gymkhana series, Ken Block partnered up with EA’s Need for Speed: Rivals, burning his 650hp Ford Fiesta ST RX43 through a ridiculous obstacle course. The Segway donuts are totally off the hook.

Mud, What Mud?

Mud, What Mud?

Pro-X driver Kata Karenina doesn’t seem the least bit worried that the inside of her 4×4 has filled up with muddy water, as she hits an impasse in the Russia Rainforest Challenge. She says: “I’m up to my ears in sh*t, but I’m happy.”

Russian Speed Bump

Russian Speed Bump

Speed bump is where you speed, no? That sure seems to be the case with the drivers whizzing over this nasty bump in Russia. It’s too bad the guys who posted it couldn’t use video editing software without that ridiculous watermark.

Street Racer Copter Chase

Street Racer Copter Chase

A group of Honda Civic street racers in Philly are spotted by a police helicopter, and high-tail it out of there. Not only did they capture their escape on video, they had the balls to post the whole thing on YouTube.

Car 69

Car 69

The 33 day-long rally from Peking to Paris can finish off even the most rugged of vehicles. But this 1958 Mercedes-Benz Model 219 Ponton handled the challenge like a champ. The classic car really is built like a tank.

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