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7 Muhammad Ali videos that will remind you he was 'The Greatest' in front of cameras

Just as we said with Muhammad Ali’s greatest knockout, trying to compile the iconic boxer’s best interviews could take a really, really long time.<p>So here’s what we’ve got instead: Seven interviews (including one compilation) that show just how Ali was one of the world’s most magnetic media …

Boxing

10 of the Best Shifters Ever Made

These things make every shift so, so satisfying.<p>A shifter doesn't need to be interesting or beautiful to accomplish its task. So when an automaker puts in the effort to design a cool gear selector, we have to recognize it. These are some of our favorite shifters in the automotive world.

The Alpinist: A Moto Guzzi sidecar from Austria

Spring is in full swing in the Austrian Alps. And we can’t think of a more stylish way to wander around the mountains than from the saddle of a classic sidecar.<p>Sidecars are inherently charming, but this Moto Guzzi 850 T3 rig is so evocative, we started scouring the classifieds immediately for a …

Sea Level

How MotoGP Engines Have Evolved From the Rider-Spitting Two-Strokes of Yore

Reader Matt Christensen has proposed this conundrum;<p>“There has been much talk about Honda’s MotoGP engine being too aggressive in its power delivery. …

2016 Ducati Diavel | Motorcycle Buyer's Guide

2016 Ducati Diavel | Buyer’s Guide<p>Ducati’s first cruiser in decades has turned out to be a great success. Using the potent Testastretta 11° …

Volkswagen Golf GTI: Which of the Seven Generations Is the Best?

Spoiler alert: It isn't the Mk IV.<p><i>Update 12/29/17: This story was originally published 5/3/16, but the original video was taken down. We've since updated the story with new video links.</i><p>The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been with us for 40 years and seven generations, modernizing with the times, but …

2016 Honda CB500F ABS Review

When last we left the <b>CB500F</b>, we were all not exactly amazed but at least pleasantly surprised at what a very nice little inexpensive motorcycle Honda …

Mashups

this is how a McLaren 570S is built

This week, we learned that Britain has had a fairly productive year when it comes to building cars. And among the 443,581 cars produced between …

PRAËM x BMW S 1000 RR: The Pursuit Of Perfektion

If you enjoy getting your arms yanked out of their sockets, the BMW S 1000 RR is a dream machine. With 199 stout German horses under the tank, it’s one of the fastest road-going bikes in the world. It’s also one of the easiest superbikes to ride—making it the weapon of choice for trainers like the …

Man Attaches GoPro Camera to LEGO Train and Records Its Journey Through the House & Garden

TrainGuy 659 built a LEGO train set back in January, mounted a GoPro camera on the lead locomotive, and recorded its long journey through his home …

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

The Stranger Things Kids Are Getting Ghostbusters-Themed Action Figures

Twelve marbles enter a sandy race track, 750 feet long. Driven by gravity, this is a horse race of pure physics, as the marbles bounce and roll their …

Funko

Inside the secret underground First World War hospital which once saved the lives of wounded Allied and German soldiers in France but has now been reclaimed by nature

These are the incredible pictures of an abandoned underground hospital - once used to save wounded soldiers during the First World War - which has …

Remembrance Day

U.S. aircraft carrier patrols South China Sea as Beijing keeps watch

<b>(CNN) —</b> A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group is operating in the South China Sea, with the Chinese Navy apparently keeping close watch.<p>The Navy's Seventh Fleet said in a press release Friday that the USS John S. Stennis, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, as well as the guided-missile destroyers …

Military

Does the Bugatti Chiron go too far?

The Veyron's successor pushes the limits of price, performance and good taste.<p>In the auction world, cars routinely fetch seven-figure sums. Racing provenance, celebrity association or simple rarity can — and frequently does — push the value of a vehicle well into the stratosphere. But the notion of …

The $400,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith towers above all other cars

With the two-door Wraith, you have a Rolls-Royce that's designed to be driven — and driven at high speed. Don't be mistaken — the Wraith isn't a spritely Lotus-esque English sports car. If you're expecting a bigger Elise with a leather-lined cockpit, you will be disappointed. On the other hand, …

Rolls-Royce

Tour McLaren's Incredible P1 GTR Workshop

Here are 12 visions of McLaren perfection, with so many colors to choose from.<p>Is it so surprising to see that the workshop where McLaren P1 GTRs are kept is starkly white and surgically clean? This newly-opened facility in Woking, England, is where the very exclusive P1 GTRs are looked after.<p>Here …

Caught on camera: Driver pulls gun on Nevada biker

A motorcyclist in Nevada says he captured one of the scariest moments of his life on video when a driver suddenly pointed a gun at him on a road outside Las Vegas.<p><b>Warning: Video contains profanity.</b><p>The biker, who asked not to be identified, posted the video to YouTube on Saturday. He said he was …

Tesla had problems with its Falcon Wing doors — but crazy car doors have a long history

Not only are they they electronic — they're packed with a variety of sensors that can detect how much room there is around the car to prevent dings and dents.<p>From the get-go, people recognized that there would be engineering challenges associated with putting together doors as complex as those …

Lincoln Continental

11 Million-Dollar Cars Currently Up for Grabs

If you've got the cash.<p>Later this month, car collectors will descend on Scottsdale, Arizona for an annual week of auto auctions. Gooding & Company, which has participated the past eight years, is hosting especially high-end sales on January 29 and 30. Two coachbuilt Ferraris, a 1950 Ferrari 166 …

2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2 First Drive Review

Riding Bareback: Taking the all-wheel-drive saddle off the Huracán makes it better<p>You have to love a press conference that avoids unverifiable claims of 300 percent more torsional rigidity and meaningless promises of added dynamism. Instead, the 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2’s trackside …

Traffic Camera Captures Amazing Photo of Snowy Owl in Montreal

Looks like Harry Potter's Hedwig is alive and well.<p>A traffic camera outside Montreal captured a snowy owl <i>having a hoot</i> above a highway earlier this week. Quebec's transport minister Robert Poëti posted the photos and video on his Twitter and the soaring owl quickly went viral. And while all of …

10 Awesome Cars That Borrowed Their Engines From Boring Cars

Just because a company doesn't have the resources to develop its own engine doesn't mean it can't build amazing cars<p>Just because a company doesn't have the resources to develop its own engine doesn't mean it can't build amazing cars.

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you'll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren't laughing at them, rather, but with them–these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

Wildlife

Photographer Aaron Huey's Favorite Places to Photograph

Aaron Huey has traveled the world, shooting in some of the planet's most beautiful locations. In his own words, Huey tells us about his favorite places to visit—and photograph.

Climb Every Mountain: Guzzi’s 3 Wheel Motorcycle

The most badass 3 wheel motorcycle is not a Can-Am Spyder or Polaris Slingshot. It’s this incredible go-anywhere Moto Guzzi built in the early 1960s. Designed for the Italian army, it’s sporting full-time 3WD, a six-speed transmission and a reverse gear.<p>It’s called the <i>Autoveicolo Da Montagna</i> …

Caterpillars

Machine 17: A hyper-caffeinated Guzzi Le Mans

Moto Guzzi is back in the news: the new 850cc V9 Bobber and Roamer will be launched at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week.<p>They’re essentially classic roadsters, but that’s no bad thing—and we’re big fans. But if you want a raw, sporty machine like the Guzzis of the 70s and 80s, you’ll …

Le Mans

'Hitting the Apex' documents MotoGP mania

Filmmaker Mark Neale thought he was about two-thirds finished with his motorcycle racing documentary "Hitting The Apex." His distribution partners at Universal thought he was done.<p>Neale wanted more time. Universal wanted their movie. When they threatened to take it away from him, he sought backup …

Motorsport

7 Fairy Tale Castles Where You Can Spend the Night

<i>By BedandBreakfast.com</i><p>Travel back in time by planning a stay at a castle bed and breakfast, where your fairy tale dreams are sure to come true. The following castles offer rooms and suites for rent within ancient, fortified walls -- among rolling vineyards, medieval towns and landscaped lawns. …

Living Rooms

14 New Cars That Make Crazy Horsepower Per Liter

In the turbo era, 150 horsepower per liter is just the beginning.<p>There was a time when engines didn't get more power dense than the Honda S2000's 118.5 horsepower per liter. Today, that number wouldn't even crack the top 150. Here are the cars that have the highest specific outputs today.