Benjamin J Molter

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Watch Jon Olsson drive his 600-hp prototype up a ski slope

Jon Olsson does the stuff with cars we all wish we could do.<p>There's no good reason for John Olsson to drive his 600-hp Rebellion R2K supercar up a ski slope, but that's exactly what he did recently in Storlien, Sweden. A lift ticket probably would have been easier, but this is way more</b> …

Sports Cars

BMW Spins On 'Ring, Almost Gets Eaten By Hummer: Video

Saying that there are plenty of tough corners on the Nürburgring is like saying Nutella tastes like angels fornicating on your tongue. Both of those …

The Camaro Z/28 Is So Fast, It Outran Its Own Tires. Here's How Chevy Fixed It.

It's well known that the Chevy Camaro Z/28 has the widest front tires of any production car. At 305 mm wide, those tires produce tremendous …

Bill Caswell has metal in his eye and no time for doctors...

Dude. Next time, put on the safety glasses.<p>When we last saw Bill Caswell, he was doing no-hands launches in our Porsche 911 Turbo S tester in a (futile) bid to break the damned thing. Lately, Bill's been busy prepping his "Baja Pig" E30 for this weekend's Mint 400. On Wednesday night, with the car …

Rare Earth

This 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Chest Thump Remix Is A Perfect House Track

Last year's hit film "The Wolf of Wall Street," is the gift that keeps on giving.<p>Months after the movie hit theaters, people are still finding ways to keep its unsettling groove alive. Watch Eclectic Method (aka Jonny Wilson) take the film's famous chest thump scene and turn it into something super …

The Carchive: The 1990 Geo Range

We’ve reached that point in the week where time stands still. Suddenly, the present day is of no consequence at all. You’re about to be transported …

Watch a Big Rig Jump 100 Feet Through the Air

Semi trucks aren’t meant to fly, but that hasn’t stopped Australian stuntman/daredevil/lunatic Ash Nichols setting the distance record at 101.9 feet. Nichols used a supercross-style tabletop jump at the Loveday 4×4 Adventure Park in Barmera, Australia, to perform this stunt in his Ford LTL big …

Adventure Park

Honda Fans Start Civic Type R Petition For U.S. Sales, But Don't Get Your Hopes Up

Follow Antony<p>The last <i>bona-fide</i> Type R model sold by Honda in the U.S. was the sprightly Integra Type R, sold under the Acura brand in the late 1990s. …

Transforming F1: 2014 rule changes explained by Ricciardo and Vettel

Bad day for 2000 HP Saleen S7 Twin Turbo

Beat the Wheat: Thai Curry Noodle Soup

<b>AKA Soup-ual Healing</b><p>The Price Is Right. Gilligan's Island reruns. A pile of blankets. Chicken noodle soup. These are the four things I want when I'm …

Crush All 93 Vipers We Gave You (VIN #4 Included), Chrysler Tells Schools: Video

Though it might be hard to believe, Chrysler has ordered 93 original Dodge Vipers that were donated to schools and community colleges around the …

The First Dodge Vipers Ever Built Are Being Crushed [w/ Video]

Brace yourselves, this is going to be unpleasant. You may recollect a certain video of a pristine Dodge Viper getting the business end of a track hoe claw. As it turns out, that car wasn’t the first otherwise functional Viper to get a date with the shredder, and it won’t be the last. Chrysler is in …

Sports Cars

Craigslist: This Jaguar XK-R could provide (relatively) cheap speed

The Jaguar XK-R is a car that’s certainly due for a styling upgrade. With the new F-Type on the scene, the XK looks even more long in the tooth than …

The 51 Coolest Cars of the last 50 Years: The 1960s

From the racetrack to the street, the 1960s brought transformational changes in design and technology. The era gave birth to icons, which, come to think of it, was reminiscent of American '60s culture in general.<p>From the racetrack to the street, the 1960s brought transformational changes in design …

Sports Cars

The 10 Weirdest Motorsports On the Planet

You won't believe the things people do in the name of competition.<p>Swamp Buggy Racing<p>Swamp buggies are some of the most bizarre purpose-built racers you'll find anywhere, so it makes sense that the sport was invented in Florida. Big V8s power these swamp things around a waterlogged oval pockmarked …

Le Mans

Guy builds insane 12-rotor Wankel engine in his garage

It doesn't matter what kind of motor you've put together in your garage. This guy wins.<p>How many rotors is too many rotors? If you're Tyson Garvin, the number is somewhere north of 12. Garvin is an endurance powerboat racer who has twice set the record for the run from New York City to Bermuda, and …

New York City

After The Death Of Their 12-Year-Old Daughter, Parents Find The Letter She Wrote To Her Future Self

In the wake of tragedy, Taylor Smith's parents stumbled across a letter she had written to herself 10 years in the future.

The Stress Of Loading A $4.1 Million Lamborghini Veneno Onto A Truck Will Kill You: Video

Precision driving takes many forms. Sometimes it involves clipping an apex at 140 mph, sometimes it means dancing a car sideways inches from another …

The Story Behind The World's Fastest Nissan GT-R: Video

AMS Performance is in the business of making fast cars much faster. More specifically, they're best known for taking the Nissan GT-R and tuning it to …

Nissan GT-R

Weissach Package For The Porsche 918 Spyder Explained In Video

Porsche’s 918 Spyder is already one of the fastest cars ever produced, but incredibly customers can opt for a factory-installed package that boosts …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

Kiev

A Million Gamers Help The Wild 'TwitchPlaysPokemon' Experiment Triumph

After 16 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes and 30 minutes of continuous play, the collaborative gaming experiment known as TwitchPlaysPokemon came to an end early on the morning of March 1st, when an upstart Pokémon master defeated the Elite Four and his rival to become Kanto’s newest champion.<p>The online …

Ancient gladiator school discovered in Austria

An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex, archaeologists say.<p>The buried remains of the school at the site of Carnuntum, near Vienna were detected not through excavations but through remote-sensing techniques. …

The Indicator: The Slum Exotic and the Persistence of Hong Kong’s Walled City

Whenever I see sensational exposes on the supposedly sublime spatial intensity of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City (demolished in 1994), they strike …

Celebrities as Neoclassical Paintings

With his Replace Face project, an artist has decided to draw his inspiration from English painter George Dawe who painted 329 portraits of Russian …

Moov's fitness tracker works as a personal trainer to improve your workouts

There are quite a few fitness trackers out there now that all do exactly the same thing: monitor how much you move. While there are tons that can tell you you're not moving around enough, there isn't really anything out there that focuses on the quality of your movement over the quantity of it. …