How Far Will A Tesla Drive Itself? Let’s Find Out The Hard Way. LIVE.

10 Apr

Tesla Cannonball

How Far Will A Tesla Drive Itself? One Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous, one driver, 694 miles. Bad weather. Autonomous Driving & EV tech pushed to the limit. A shortcut I’ve been told not to take. What could go wrong?

What records could possibly be set? Safely?

Check in throughout the day at The/Drive‘s via Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Twitter for LIVE updates as we brave the storm. Details to follow Monday, 4/11/16. #ManhattanToMotorCity everywhere…

“Fast Nein: The Fast & The Fuhrer” Is The Best Car Movie You Will Never See

28 Mar

Fast Nein: The Fast & The Fuhrer

Nazis are the best cinematic bad guys ever. Time travel is one of the most tried-and-true plot devices. That’s why when I wrote Nazi Stargate, I thought I nailed everything you need in a script.

Turns out, I was missing the cars. (Maybe that’s why it didn’t sell?)

Fast Nein: The Fast & The Fürher solves that problem. The script is the masterwork of Jordan Vandina, a screenwriter whose satirical eye is belied by the pun-y title. I urge you to read the script for yourself. Because it’s a certain type of genius.

Argue all you want about the best car movie of all time. SennaCannonball RunVanishing Point? Mere contenders. Do any of those have a young Hitler playing with a Volkswagen? Brian undercover in the Chancellery? Dom racing against Hitler in a contest actually called “the master race”?

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I Crashed A Lamborghini Murcielago

24 Feb

Lamborghini Murcielago

Vegas Mike had a lot of things I didn’t. A linebacker’s build. A hot girlfriend who may have been a porn star. A Bullrun rally support bus he had decided to fill with girls instead of parts. Also, a brand-new Lamborghini Murcielago. Bright yellow, three hundred grand, sitting in pit lane at Sebring surrounded by other high-priced exotics.

Vegas Mike had another thing I lacked: complete, blind trust in a virtual stranger. When I told him that not only did I not own a Murcielago but had never even driven one, his response was to hand me the keys.

There was a catch, but as catches go there are far worse: Vegas Mike also wanted his friend, a gorgeous brunette named Michelle to accompany me during my laps.

“I’ve told her you’ve won a bunch of races,” Vegas Mike said. “And that you’re my personal security driver and racing instructor.”

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Why Buy A Porsche 930 Turbo When This Modified 930 Will Sell For Less Than Half The Price?

14 Feb

Custom Porsche 930 Show car for sale on ebay

“Investing” $150k in your 1987 Porsche 930 isn’t an investment. An investment, by definition, is supposed to appreciate. Massive custom bodywork and modifications are rarely an investment, especially when the original car is so valuable. It’s vanity, or worse. To wit, this car on eBay… Continue reading

What Bond Enemy’s Logo Does Faraday Future’s Resemble?

8 Feb

Faraday FutureStromberg Shipping

The Faraday Future logo is cool, but there’s something about it I can’t quite put my finger on. Wait, yes I can. It’s too cool. So cool that it looks like the logo of one of Bond’s enemies. One of his enemies that is not Spectre, but which one?

Spiritually, it seems to harken back to the logo for Stromberg Shipping, albeit in a more digital/modernized form. Or maybe it’s another organization from a different franchise altogether?

VIDEO: Unicycle Jousting. Yes, Unicycle Jousting.

16 Jan


Unicycle Jousting exists. I thought I’d made it up. Physics and all. It turned out I don’t know enough about physics. Actually, that’s not true. It’s just that I have common sense. Sense enough to know that however cool this is, it shouldn’t be allowed. Not because it can’t be made safe, but because if this video is ever seen by some future crime lord, it might inspire him to force two unwilling captives to fight to the death. Continue reading