David Baird

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Thwart Car Thieves With a Hidden Kill Switch

One clever way to keep your car from being stolen: Put in a kill switch (or better yet, several of them) that can cut off the flow of electricity in your car.<p>I have a pickup I absolutely love, and would like to prevent it from being stolen. Have any ideas to make it theft-proof?<p>Car theft is a …

Red Bull Soapbox winners and racers in all their glory [w/videos]

There is simply no end to the crazy stuff the crew from Red Bull will sponsor. From the well-known Formula 1 outfit to moped rallies to what you see here, soapbox racers, there seems to be nothing worth doing (or not, we suppose) that the energy drink isn't interested in. And we're thankful for …

1965 Corvair proves the right V8 can fix anything

Ralph Nader would not approve.<p>At first blush, the notion of throwing a small V8 into the back of a Chevy Corvair reads a little like splashing a plate of habanero poppers with a liberal dose of Ghost Pepper oil. Both recipes can only end in an amusing combination of tears and fire. Fortunately, …

Honda Racing's Mean Mower

This 1929 Austin 7 was Bruce McLaren's first car

A far cry from the F1 and Can-Am cars he'd later build and race.<p>Everyone has to start somewhere, and for Bruce McLaren, that somewhere was this 1929 Austin 7. When Bruce—who would later go on to found one of the most successful racing teams in the history of motorsport—was just 13 years old, his …

Speed Record Car is a Time Capsule of Mystery

Among the vast collection of glossy vehicles showcased at last April’s Festival of Speed in St. Petersburg, Florida, one of these cars was not like …