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Introducing Road & Track's Million-Mile Miata

One million miles or bust! Don't bet against bust.<p>The car that we're calling the "Million-Mile Miata" is a Craigslist find. Or maybe it was a dare. It's sometimes tough to tell the difference.<p>The nice lady from the insurance company had one simple question: "Does your new car have any anti-theft …

The Volkswagen Bus is finally dead

56 years of adventure, beach sand, and fun.<p>This famous Volkswagen has been known by many different names—The Kombi, The Bus, The Type 2, The Camper, and The Minibus, to name a few. There's no denying that it possesses one of the most iconic shapes and sounds on the road. For more than half a …

Crowdfunding the Local Motors Cruiser

1979 Toyota Land Cruiser

This 1979 Toyota Land Cruiser has been with the seller for more than 16 years, during which mileage is said to have increased by only 12k to just …

New and noted: 5 motorcycle books

For many of our followers in the northern hemisphere, the nights are drawing in. It might mean less time for riding, but it leaves more time for building and fettling—and reading. So we’ve picked out five motorcycle books that have impressed us recently. Is there room for one of these on your shelf?<p>…

Le Mans

Skully Heads Up Display Helmet

Imagine a motorcycle helmet that not only protects your head, but keeps you safe by providing real-time information and video with a simple voice …

Nissan teases Google Glass for drivers with wearable display - Roadshow

<b>Nissan is going all out for the Tokyo Motor Show, teasing a heads-up display similar to Google Glass. If it's anything more than a concept piece,</b> …

Google Glass

Sidecar racing is better than coffee

Never underestimate the importance of grip.<p>Sidecars are pretty quaint, right? Not these. Near the highest level of racing, these machines barely resemble the throwback sidehacks you find at your local vintage moto meet. While road-legal sidecars might be the perfect place to put your begoggled dog, …

Coffee

The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …

Red Bull riders run real-life Excitebike course

Growing up as both a dirtbike and video game enthusiast, I always found it odd that Nintendo's <i>Excitebike</i> featured straight-line supercross riding. Proving that some ideas are better executed in real life, Red Bull has created its own take on this video game's racing style with the Straight Rhythym …

How a blind racer turned secret agent and helped defeat the Nazis

A dapper driver, a dead body, a hot-rod van, and some high-speed espionage.<p>Maybe it was an unworkable, irresponsible plan.<p>The Allies needed to sprint a dead body across the UK before it began decomposing in order to mislead the Nazis about their intention to invade Sicily. They needed to do this …

Robby Gordon demonstrates a textbook Stadium Super Truck rollover

Any time you strap yourself into a race car (or truck, or kart, or... well, anything), you know there's a chance of crashing. And when it's a stadium truck you're piloting, if you don't come perilously close to crashing on every single lap, you're probably not in a position to win.<p>Just ask Robby …

Last Call- Restroom Vroom! Edition

The Florida restaurant and bar chain Ford’s Garage takes their automotive theme to the extreme. That means taking it into the restrooms where …

The motorcycle as art: behold the Ducati 1199 Superleggera, stripped of its bodywork. http://t.co/WHN15Y5sIz

Watch the GT Academy Finalists fight to become racers on Spike TV

Go the distance, become a driver.<p>It's been five years since Nissan and Polyphony Digital launched the first GT Academy. The program pitted Gran Turismo players against each other for a shot to become a paid racing driver. That year, Lucas Ordonez, a Spanish 23-year-old, earned himself a spot on …

Nissan

1972 BMW R75/5: a 'Traditional Custom'

There’s something magical about a classic 70s BMW airhead: Slightly oddball lines, that remarkable engine, and the promise of fine German engineering. An off-kilter charm, if you like.<p>This BMW R75/5, however, is not quite what it seems. It’s a subtly modified 1972 model that has been customized …

Motorcycles

This vintage motorcycle hill climb is better than coffee

Old bikes, great sounds, and a pig roast.<p>What you're about to watch is a group of vintage bikes and sidecars flying up a hill outside Hinwil, Switzerland. Along with the vintage engines come some fantastic vintage noises, which are sure to do a much better job of waking you up than that sludge in …

1970 Ford Torino Cobra Jet 429

This 1970 Ford Torino Cobra (chassis 0A38J221820) is a rare 429 Cobra Jet/four-speed car that includes a build sheet and Marti Report. Said to be …

Sound of Single by Kingston Custom

The biggest cafe racer event in Europe is the Glemseck 101. It’s held in the ancient town of Leonberg in southern Germany, some ten miles west of Stuttgart. Every year, hundreds of motorcycles descend for a petrolhead celebration of speed and style.<p>The highlight of Glemseck is the informal but …

Motorcycles

No-Reserve 1987 Ford Mustang LX Notch

This 1987 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 notchback (chassis 1FABP40E6HF114834) is running a freshly rebuilt motor and is said to be the nicest, most solid Fox …

1970 Lotus Elan +2

This 1970 Lotus Elan +2 (chassis 50/2133) is the funky looking alternative to the legendary roadster. The seller notes that there is some surface …

Yamaha RD250 by Patrick Sauter

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Custom<br>• German<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Yamaha<p>This Yamaha RD250 is a phoenix of sorts, it was being sold in Germany on eBay …

Motorcycles

Wheels Evolve Into Balls with Spherical Drive System

Other than a few variants on tracks or some future designs that fly, motorcycles all have wheels and we know what wheels look like, some sort of disc …

ALMS pays tribute to Sean Edwards

Class act<p>The American Le Mans Series has announced that every car on the field at the 2013 Petit Le Mans will carry this sticker in honor of driver Sean Edwards. Edwards died after an accident during a private coaching session in Australia on Tuesday.<p>The decal was designed by racing artist Andy …

Never Seen One: 1972 Marcos Mantis M70

This 1972 Marcos Mantis M70 is said to be one of only 32 ever made. We’re familiar with Marcos of course, but have to admit we’ve never heard of this …

Yamaha XJ900 custom

Working in a small garage with a minimal collection of tools, Dimitar Kostadinov of Sofia, Bulgaria, produced this breath of fresh air. Based on a 1984 Yamaha XJ900, even Dimitar’s choice of machine defies convention.<p>Now 42, the builder says he’s been interested in motorcycles his whole life, but …

Motorcycles