Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Self-Parking Cars: Good or Scary?

Hat Tip to Marianne B.

This is a very interesting video. I get the target market: no time wasted for parking leaves more time for SHOPPING and saving money on good deals!

Just curious, is that a driving violation if the self-driving car hits another car while parking itself? And who would be responsible if the car gets into an accident while parking itself - the manufacturer, the driver who's away shopping, the insurance company or the mall?

Engineering Flowchart

Yep, looks about right. Stains and all...

World's Fastest Jet-Powered Truck

I just want to borrow it for one day, preferably my morning commute, please.

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Wild Rotax 125cc Video!

This guy is so amazing, he deserves a seat in a pro series!
What a wild ride!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Oz V8 Supercar Awesomeness

The first 90 seconds offer some of the best racing I have seen anywhere.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

How NOT to Bring Your Car Back onto the Pavement

This is a massive crash into a solid concrete wall at high speed. Hopefully the LMP driver Simon Dolan is OK after today's accident at the Silverstone round of ELMS... The accident underscores how important it is to be smooth and patient with bringing the car back in after you go four wheels off the pavement. This is something that the better driving clubs pratice at HPDEs so you can get a feel for the bumpy and unsettling ride and practice not jerking the wheel to get the car back on the track. You'll also want to maintain throttle to keep the car balanced; anything you do has to be designed to avoid fast weight transfers and you have to bring the car very slowly back onto the pavement.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hall of Shame: "NINJA” Drag Celica

Hat Tip to Adam B. via epicenter.net

A Toyota "NINJA" Drag Celica complete with wheelie bars, a non-functional parachute, 400 lbs of audio gear, and 2 bottles of fake NOS... all packaged in a stock 180-HP front-wheel-drive.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Stig Drives a 130-mph Lawnmower!

"Trust us, until you've seen a fearless man in white cresting the ton down the pit straight in a small ride-on mower before -- without braking -- taking a 'shortcut' over several acres of French grass, you've not truly lived."

Top Gear Magazine

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Name That Caption (No. 88)

Forget Captain America...

OneHotLap Quiz: Name 5 Things That Are Wrong with This Picture

(photo courtesey of Kamil K.)

Name 5 Things That Are Wrong with This Picture.

Bonus question: Should this car be in
  1. Class B (cars with a prayer of finishing)
  2. Class C (cars with no prayer of finishing) 
  3. Class D (forget about racing)
Bonus Bonus question: Is the beer bottle really used as a jack stand?