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Today in history: 'T' time

One hundred and five years ago today, car-buyers in the US got a look at something new as Henry Ford's ninth production vehicle, the Model T, goes on sale.<p>At a time when a typical unskilled US worker earned less than $400 per year (company founder Henry Ford didn’t institute his celebrated $5 …

For Chevrolet aficionados, the sale of the century

Auction-watchers and car-collectors have used phrases like “field of dreams” and “wheels of fortune” and “mother lode” to describe the sale, on 28 and 29 September, of some 500 vintage cars – most of them Chevrolets from the 1950s and ‘60s, on a family farm in Pierce, Nebraska.<p>The auction featured …

$1.35M buys a Mercedes G63 6x6 that's bulletproof

Unstoppable. That's what comes to mind when images of the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 cross our screen, as it's usually annihilating some barren stretch of desert. In reality, though, the über-G-Wagen isn't all that unstoppable - it may have six-wheel drive, but it's a car, more or less like any …

Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont on a flight that rounded the Eiffel Tower, 1901

Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873 – 1932) was a Brazilian aviation pioneer. The heir of a wealthy family of coffee producers, Santos Dumont dedicated …

Exploring the Evolution of Aviators' Flight Gear

Flight gear is on full display at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City.<p>Nothing keeps an aviator safe better than their equipment.<p>The Cradle of …

Apricot Aviation Recipe

This variation on the classic Aviation cocktail highlights all the best parts of summer stone fruits. It has a bit of pucker, but still has the honeyed sweet taste of apricots.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Autumn Giles is a writer in Queens, NY. You can see her work on Autumn Makes & Does, listen to her talk …

We Went To France To See How Airbus Builds Passenger Jets Faster Than Anyone Else

Single-aisle planes — like the Airbus A320, Boeing 737, and newcomer Bombardier CSeries— will account for 71% of those deliveries.<p>This year alone, airlines have ordered 382 A320 family jets.<p>Part of the challenge, then, is building the planes as quickly as possible to meet demand.<p>In that arena, …

Video Shows Insanely Low Flyby Of A C-130 Hercules Over Group Of People

Their skills in this type of flying were particularly useful to conduct ultra low altitude attacks on British warships during the Falklands War (Malvinas) even if later flybys, in peacetime, were nothing more than quite dangerous improvised airshows sometimes performed between shelters.<p>The latest …

Yikes! Fighter Jet Flies So Low It Barely Misses Air Show Spectators

Air show spectators in England got a shock when a fighter jet coming in for landing flew so low over their heads that it barely missed a perimeter fence — and the people on the ground.<p>Video posted online shows a Typhoon jet kicking up debris as it passes overhead at last week’s Royal Air Force …

Maho Beach – Where People Get Literally Blown Away by Airplanes

Located right next to the Princess Juliana International Airport, on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, Maho Beach is a unique destination where …

Desks Made from Salvaged Airplane Parts by MotoArt

California-based company MotoArt designs striking furniture pieces made from iconic aircraft. More sculpture than industrial design, MotoArt brings …

Furniture

Watch: Record-Setting Electric Airplane Prepares for 250 MPH Flight

Author: Jason Paur. Jason Paur Autopia<p>Date of Publication: 07.23.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:11 pm. 4:11 pm<p>Electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates is back …

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum Arrival

There was plenty of “Mallfinder” cackling about the Pathfinder during the off-road evaluation section of our Sport/Utility of the Year testing last August. Nissan made the unpopular-among-enthusiasts and hugely-popular-among-people-who-actually-buy-new-SUVs decision to leave the truck-based …

Nissan

Car Rugby at Twickenham | Part 2 | Top Gear

Mercedes shows 'Granturismo of the seas' yacht form in Monaco

A year after showing off its extraterrestrial, 46.2-foot yacht concept, Mercedes-Benz Style and Silver Arrows Marine have a revealed a two-meter mock-up of the watercraft's final exterior, along with detailed interior design renderings. Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show going on right now, the boat …

GM mulling off-road variants of fullsize SUVs

According to General Motors, owners "just love off-roading with [its fullsize body-on-frame sport utility vehicles]," namely the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon. If that's the case, it's a bit odd that sales of the previous generation of these models with the Z71 off-road package …

Road & Track Hatchback: 1973 2002 Touring

This 1973 2002 Touring is a track/race prepped monster featuring a seriously impressive list of work to its credit. Apparently converted for track …

Scania Truck Driving Simulator on the Mac App Store

Hours of fun!<p>Nov 14, 2016<p>blackbird (swe)<p>What's good? I think the basic idea of the game is brilliant. Kudos to Scania that they wanted to promote …

Mercedes-Benz Unimog: The Truck to Fight World War Z In - Technabob

Real off-roaders are amazing vehicles, because they simply can get to places where others can’t. The Mercedes-Benz Unimog has long been the king of …

Boeing's Phantom Badger Combat Jeep Fits in a Small Plane

It's neither an ATV, nor a mini Humvee. Boeing's new Phantom Badger vehicle is a little jeep that can fit inside of a V-22 Osprey aircraft.<p>Boeing's …

Nissan tows 170-tonne Ilyushin II-76 airplane

Nissan has entered the Guinness Book of World Records after breaking the record for the heaviest aircraft to be pulled by a standard production …