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…

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.”

Read the rest over at The Drive

Why Supercar Owners Who Crash Aren’t Like Us

1 Feb

Why Supercars Crash

I’ll never forget my first dream car. It wasn’t up on my high school bedroom wall. That was reserved for the Vector W8 and the Porsche 959, which were beyond dreams. They were fantasies, and a fantasy is just that. But dreams? Dreams can come true. I vowed that if I could ever afford that car, I would keep it forever. Safe. In one piece. I know I’m not alone, because I constantly meet people who also drive their dream car, and feel exactly as I do.

This makes us very different from the people who crash supercars.

Read my latest article over at The Drive…

VIDEO: Unicycle Jousting. Yes, Unicycle Jousting.

16 Jan

FireJoust035

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

Alex Roy’s Rules of Speeding, Part 4: Mexicali Ditchweed & Pablo’s Finest Yayo

18 Dec

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat

The majority of articles about speeding are worthless. The basic advice is to get a radar detector. The rest is about what to do after you’re caught. That’s like asking your not-quite-as-dumb-as-you-are cousin for help after your off-brand condom broke and your girlfriend got knocked up.

Read the rest over at The Drive…

California’s Rules on Self-Driving Cars Don’t Really Matter

17 Dec

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat

Don’t believe yesterday’s clickbait nonsense about the California DMV’s draft rules for Self-Driving Cars. There’s much more (and less) than meets the eye here, and it affects new and legacy car manufacturers VERY differently.

Read my new story over at The Drive.

Enjoy.

Alex Roy’s Rules of Speeding ROUNDUP So Far

16 Dec

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat

My series on the Rules of Professional Speeding continues over at The Drive, with Part 4 coming in the next day or two. In case you aren’t up to speed, here are the prior stories in the series:

The Harsh Truth Behind Speeding
The Rules of Professional Speeding, Part 2
The Rules of Professional Speeding, Part 3: Why Seventies Porn is Better

Enjoy.

Alex Roy’s Rules Of Speeding ROUNDUP

2 Dec

Alex Roy's LiveDriveRepeat

Want to know how to drive 100+mph all the time without getting caught? My first two articles on professional speeding over at The Drive have been my most popular articles of all time. Check out #1 “The Very Harsh Truth Behind Speeding” and #2 “The Rules of Professional Speeding.”

Much, much more is coming. Soon.