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Big, bright green light streaks across So Cal night sky

A green streak of light that briefly lit up the Southern California sky Tuesday night had people wondering what they had seen.<p>The American Meteor …

The Official “Batman: The Killing Joke” Trailer Is Here

I’ve always had an affinity for The Joker, far more than Batman himself. What can I say? I like my characters a bit twisted, and who’s more twisted …

Will Obama Apologize for Truman’s Decision to Drop the Bomb in WWII?

On April 10, John Kerry became the highest-ranking U.S. official ever to visit the site where the atomic bomb that ended World War Two was dropped. …

Enjoy some high-octane beach racing action, courtesy of Hot Wheels

For nearly half a century, Mattel’s Hot Wheels toy cars have been allowing people to do what should never be done with full-sized automobiles, namely …

the 47 craziest cars from the Mexico 1000

Tarzan. That’s who you’ve got to blame for all this off-roading malarkey. If it wasn’t for Edgar Rice Burroughs’ choice of using Toyota Land Cruisers …

8 Instagram Accounts Every Car Lover Needs to Follow

If you can't drive it, "like" it.<p>With more than 400 million users on Instagram, it's no surprise that the car community is among its most active groups, since the only thing as exciting as driving the car of your dreams is looking at artistically-shot photos of it (or so we tell ourselves). But …

Epic L.A. car chase led by man trained to drive by U.S. military

A suspected burglar and getaway driver who mesmerized Los Angeles on Thursday in an epic, televised car chase was a trained tactical vehicle driver for the U.S. Marine Corps before being “prematurely discharged” in January, the Pentagon confirmed Friday.<p>Herschel Reynolds, 20, both horrified and …

Boston Dynamics Inexplicably Programs Humanoid Robot to Behave Like Unruly Amazon Warehouse Employee

The new, improved Atlas can now perform eerily human tasks<p>Boston Dynamics hasn't bothered updating their Atlas webpage since 2013. But they've …

F-18 squadron comes up with jaw-dropping footage during US cruise

<i>This post is appearing on</i> Autoblog Military<i>,</i> Autoblog's <i>sub-site dedicated to the vehicles, aircraft and ships of the world's armed forces.</i><p>Oh, Hornet pilots, don't change. Aside from the Hornet Ball series, pilots of the Navy's F/A-18s have a tendency to get caught on camera doing some really …

Rare and Ridiculous eBay Cars You Have to See

No price is too high, no car is too outlandish.<p>While eBay might be full of useless crap, there are also some gems, like rare exotic cars that you just don't see everyday. Here's a selection of great ones that you should take a look at.

Drifting tanks on ice is a form of training (probably)

We can watch drifting all day long. That's doubly true when the thing being drifted is a 60-plus-ton Marine Corps M1 Abrams tank. And yes, the antics on display here don't have nearly as sad of an ending as the last tank drifting video we posted.<p>According to our chums at <i>Foxtrot Alpha</i>, the USMC …

The real Wolf of Wall Street's Ferrari Testarossa is for sale

In 2013, acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese profiled the rise and fall of financial crook Jordan Belfort in the movie <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>, with Leonardo Di Caprio in the lead role<i>.</i> Now you can own an automotive piece of that fascinating real-life tale by buying Belfort's 1991 Ferrari Testarossa.<p>…

You Don't Need a House When You Have an Aston Martin DBS

He could have had a house, a nice watch, nice clothes, or nice shoes. But instead, he bought this car.<p>We've all had that moment when we watch a movie or a TV show and want the car afterwards. The same was the case for Michael von Trzebiatowski. Ever since he watched Roger Moore drive an Aston …

ISIS Shows Off A Driverless Carbomb

Not so much Tesla, more explosive<p>Driverless cars are supposed to be a sign of a tranquil future, where pleasant machines cart relaxed guests around, handling all the messiness of automobile travel. They’ve also long been the interest of the military, which through DARPA in 2003 challenged inventors …

The Fastest Way to Defog Your Windshield

Winter’s here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t take <i>that</i> long for your defroster to clear your windshield, but if you’re harried and already late for work, that extra time …

The 10 Greatest Chevrolet Camaros Of All Time

The Chevrolet Camaro is redesigned for the 2016 model year, and we like it...a lot. In fact, we like it so much that we named the Camaro SS the Motor …

14 of the Most Unlikely Rally Cars

You could go rallying with a Subaru WRX or a Ford Fiesta, but why would you when you could use a Ferrari 308 instead?<p>Yesterday we asked you what the coolest unlikely rally cars were. As always, there were a ton of responses, but here are the answers we saw repeated the most.

The Most Plausible Apollo Moon Landing Conspiracy Ever Devised

The Internet is polluted with craziness, and there is no better example than YouTube. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen when you give …

The Jannarelly Design-1 Is a Gorgeous, Lightweight Anti-Hypercar

The man who designed the $3.4 million hypercar from Furious 7 goes back to basics with a beautiful, bare-bones concept.<p>It isn't usually news when another company announces it's developing the next great hypercar. Anyone can put a few renderings on a website, publish a few press releases, and spend …

Guns don't actually kill as many Americans as cars

Motor Vehicles Remain More Frequent, If Less Heralded, Cause Of Fatalities<p>With daily reports of mass shootings and ongoing debates over gun control, you'd be tempted to interpret recent news that gun deaths now equal the number of car deaths in the United States as some sort of macabre milestone. …

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Professional Drivers Race Around A Volcano In Virtual Reality

Because driving with a VR helmet on is a great idea<p>Racing cars through a smoky volcanic hellscape is probably the coolest way to show off a brand of premium motor oil, but the world is bizarrely lacking in race tracks built at the tops of volcanoes. Castrol Edge, a motor oil brand, instead decided …

How the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350's Engine Is Built

That flat-plane crank, though.<p>The new rev-happy 5.2-liter V-8 in the Mustang Shelby GT350 is one of the most compelling reasons to visit a Ford dealership in 2016. Code-named Voodoo and sharing its basic architecture with the Mustang GT's 435-hp, 5.0-liter Coyote engine, this new powerplant is an …

Custom Bikes of the Week

A drop-dead gorgeous BMW from Austria, a KTM from Columbia, and a machine with the worst name ever given to a motorcycle. These are the bikes that got us excited this week.<p><b>BMW R100R by Vagabund</b> Vagabund is a new Austrian workshop. Established only this year, their design philosophy is simple: to …

Watch This $4 Million Koenigsegg Crash Heavily in China

Nobody was reportedly injured.<p>This has to be one of the most expensive crashes of all time that involves just one car. This Koenigsegg Agera R, valued at $4 million, was on the road in China when it suddenly veers out of control and spins into a bunch of trees.<p><i>Jalopnik</i>reports that the driver was …

Red Air For Hire: The big business of private air forces

How The US Military Uses Contractors To Play The Bad Guys<p><i>This post is appearing on Autoblog Military, Autoblog's sub-site dedicated to the vehicles, aircraft and ships of the world's armed forces.</i><p><i>UPDATE: The USAF has at long last spoken publicly about Contract Air Services and the Air Force's</i> …

U.S. Marine Corps's New Amphibious Vehicle Is as Powerful as a Hellcat

And it's way faster than any Hellcat on water.<p>Question: how do you make the U.S. Marine Corps's amphibious vehicle even more badass?<p>Answer: give it 700-hp, clearly.<p>This is the Amphibious Combat Vehicle, designed by BAE Systems to be an improvement over the current vehicle, which makes 400 hp. The …

JFK license plates sell for $100,000 at auction

A set of license plates sold for six figures at auction this week, and they weren't even vanity plates. These were plain old DC government tags. They just happen to be the ones that were on the Lincoln limousine that President John F. Kennedy was in when he was assassinated in 1963.<p>After that …

Star Wars Battlefront's latest gameplay trailer picks up where the beta left off

If you played the <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> beta — and nine million did — that was only a tiny slice of what the full game will serve when it launches Nov. 17 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. This latest trailer from Sony's Paris Games Week showcase gives a more complete picture.<p>From Leia …

Five Great VW Ads From the Golden Age of the Beetle

Long before the diesel scandal, Volkswagen was a quirky company selling a wildly unconventional car to American drivers. These are some of the best ads from the Beetle's heyday.<p>Imagine what the original VW Beetle must have looked like to the average post-war American car buyer. In a market …

That Crazy $9 Million Ferrari Thomassima Sold on eBay for "Best Offer" [UPDATE]

That had to be a pretty big trade-in.<p>Last week, we told you about the 1967 Ferrari Thomassima II that appeared for sale on eBay. At the time, we thought the <i>$9 million asking price</i> was a jaw-dropper. But the seller put a "best offer" clause on the sale, and it seems to have worked, because today the …