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Winnebago Travato First Drive

Bravo Travato: Compact RV Offers an Easy Mobile Life<p>Jake Burns, lead singer for Stiff Little Fingers, screamed it best. Sometimes, you “gotta, gotta getaway.”<p>I was following that notion when I took the new Winnebago Travato, a recreational vehicle, to Northern Michigan’s Thunder Bay Resort, where a …

Gearheads push to preserve rights to work on their own cars

Wide Support For Copyright-Law Exemption That Ensures Vehicle Access<p>Hundreds of independent mechanics, gearheads and automotive enthusiasts have come together and implored the US Copyright office to protect their right to repair cars.<p>More than 300 written comments have been submitted to the federal …

Mobile Devices

Next Audi A4 2.0L to Use Miller-Cycle Combustion

An almost forgotten piece of engine technology will help Audi’s next gasoline-powered A4 to slash its fuel consumption to near diesel figures while boosting power and acceleration. While Audi is couching it in different terminology—calling it a “new combustion method,” which it really isn’t—the …

Rally driver loses steering wheel, just keeps driving

After a malfunctioning quick-release left him wheel-less, this Polish rally driver seized the moment—and the steering hub.<p>This probably isn't what they mean by the phrase "drove the wheels off," but it could be.<p>We don't know too much about what's going on here, other than what we can directly see: …

Can you find your doppelganger in a day?

Using social media and specialist apps, Maxine Frith tracked down her doppelgänger in a few hours. But what about her six other lookalikes still out there somewhere...?<p>In a previous era, <b>coming face-to-face with someone with your physical likeness</b> was believed to signify one’s imminent death. Now,</b> …

Top 4 Survival Products For 2015

In a survival situation, after a natural disaster or when the grid goes down, it’s important to protect yourself and your family. How do we do that? …

Emergency Medicine

#BEENADO! Truck crash dumps 44 million angry bees on Washington highway

A truck full of honeybees crashed on I-5 in Lynnwood, Wa. today. As the sun came out, the bees woke up. They are pissed.<p>The commute through Lynnwood, Wa. stung extra-hard this morning, after a semi-truck carrying thousands of crates of honeybees suffered a blowout and overturned before sunrise this …

Rockstar Blows Up GTA 5 Cheaters

Think twice before cheating.<p>Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar Games is punishing players who are using an exploit that allows them to bring a …

Fox Sports to air entire 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship

The FIA World Endurance Championship is home to some of the most sophisticated racecars in the world, and hybrid prototypes in the LMP1 class boast 1,000 horsepower or more. Unfortunately for those in the United States, we rarely see these machines race on TV apart from the annual airing of the 24 …

Sports Cars

Should Heavy-Duty Truck Owners Consider Mild-Hybrid Systems?

As carmakers work to meet stricter global emissions standards, many regular internal-combustion cars will adopt some degree of …

This 1:3 scale running Porsche engine is incredible

We've seen plenty of miniature V8s, but this is this tiny flat-six is truly exceptional. Watch it run and rev on a stand.<p>Last week we showed you a tiny Ford Flathead V8 running tiny replica Ardun OHV heads. That was impressive, and it sounded great. Not everyone is into the tiny old-school hot rod …

Stretched Caddy: Custom 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Pick-Up

This 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit/Caddy is a custom stretch built two years ago and left nearly completed. Sold with a clean title, the seller says it’s …

The right’s Indiana debacle: How their ignorance about discrimination backfired

<b>(AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Michael Conroy/Simon & Schuster/Josh Haner)</b><p>In his new defense of the state’s new “religious liberty” law, Gov. Pence quietly made a big concession. Here’s how<p>Elias Isquith<p>March 31, 2015 8:35pm (UTC)<p>During the early hours of Tuesday afternoon, Mike Pence, the Republican …

LGBTQI

Young Republicans think affordable birth control is great — they just don’t think it’s basic healthcare

<b>(JPC-PROD via Shutterstock)</b><p>Study shows two-thirds of conservative millennials favor contraceptive access. But they also agree with Hobby Lobby<p>Jenny Kutner<p>March 31, 2015 7:55pm (UTC)<p>It might be time to start a #NotAllRepublicans hashtag when it comes to the issue of contraceptive access. According …

Hobby Lobby

Watch NASA spin-test its Mars-bound 'flying saucer' this afternoon

Plus a Q&A on the future of landing in space<p>As NASA prepares to send more spacecraft, and eventually humans, to Mars, its scientists are having to rethink the parachute. Mars is what NASA calls a tricky "in-between" environment: unlike the Moon, its atmosphere is too thick to land with rockets …

The Beast of Turin rides again after 100 years

28.5 liters, now in terrifying motion. The Beast of Turin, that monstrous Fiat of ill repute, is headed to Goodwood on public roads.<p>You might remember that hair-raising video a few months back of the Beast of Turin firing up its 28.5-liter inline-four (yes, you read that right!). That was merely a …

Rarely Stock: 1942 Willys Americar

This 1942 Willys Americar coupe has somehow avoided being chopped up for use as a hot rod or gasser, the ad stating that it spent most of its life in …

Gen Con threatens the governor it will leave the state over Indiana's controversial SB 101

Gen Con LLC, the parent company the Gen Con hobby games convention, has issued a formal letter to Republican Governor Mike Pence in light of the passage of State Bill 101. The controversial "religious freedom" bill, as the Indianapolis Star refers to it, would offer legal protection under which …

This miniature flathead Ford V8 took 5,000 hrs to build

Ron Bement is a miniature parts genius, whose masterpiece is this 1/3 scale Ardun-headed V8 that'll rev to 10,000 RPM.<p>Ron Bement belongs to that class of hobbyist par excellence: the from-scratch miniature engine builder. Like the best of the best of that tiny circle of craftsmen, virtually …

Translogic 173: Spira Foam Car

This Unique Three-Wheeled EV Can Be Parked Vertically And Float On Water<p>Name a car that can drive into a body of water (or human body) without causing much harm? No, this isn't an automotive riddle. It's the vision of Doug Ballard and his Spira foam car.<p>"When we first got into this, we were looking …

The new Ford Ranger that you can't have

Folks, there's an all-new 2015 Ford Ranger, and it's not headed to North America.<p>While the midsize truck is seeing a comeback here in the states with GM's Canyonado twins, an all-new Toyota Tacoma, an imminent new Nissan Frontier, and a brand-new Honda Ridgeline, Ford has stayed out of the fray …

Camping Bike? Honda Debuts Bulldog Concept - Motorcycle USA

Honda has had a habit of pushing the design envelope recently (think NM4 and CTX700). Apparently, the manufacturer’s engineers are at it again, this …

Motorcycles

LIVE: The 2015 Jeep Concepts, revealed!

We're at the live unveiling of Jeep's 2015 concepts for the annual Easter Safari at Moab.<p>The annual Jeep Easter Safari is almost upon us, and today, Jeep unveiled the concepts it's bringing along to the party. Here's the info stream from Alex Kierstein, our man at the big unveiling event.

Watch R/C drift kings shred scale-model tires

Upstairs at a Japanese body shop, a gaggle of racers get gloriously sideways with beautifully detailed R/C drift cars.<p>Expertly executed drifting is fantastic to watch at any scale. Most of the time, that involves going to a racetrack and inhaling billowing plumes of vaporized tire during an …

This is the Euro Honda Civic that's headed to America

With news that Honda will import UK-built Civic hatchbacks to North America starting in 2016, take a closer look at the Civic Sport, one of the models sold in Europe.<p>With news that Honda will import UK-built Civic hatchbacks to North America starting in 2016, take a closer look at the Civic Sport, …

10 Camping Essentials Under $10 Each

Camping is a fun pastime for the entire family and a great way to spend time outside. Of course, buying gear can quickly get expensive. To help you …

Made in America

Soon You'll Be Able To Buy A Tiltrotor Aircraft

Takes off like a helicopter, flies like an airplane, comes in colors other than camouflage<p>For years the military's V-22 Osprey had a monopoly on the ability to take off and land like a helicopter but fly like an airplane. Now, thanks to AgustaWestland, civilians will soon be able buy their own …

Aviation

Army Plans The War Helicopters Of Tomorrow

Joint Strike Rotor<p>Moving an army is no easy task, and it’s even harder when that army wants to travel by air. Working with NASA and the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army is developing a new fleet of helicopters to carry troops into battle, and into the future. Some helicopter designs from the early 1960s …

Aviation

Ancient Stone Tool Intrigues Archaeologists in Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America. The find was announced Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, …