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Carfection drives the BMW R nineT Urban GS

If you know me, you know that I don’t know how to ride a motorcycle, nor have I ever ridden on or even been on the back of one. And, in fact, I don’t …

Motorcycles

5 Brilliant Ways to Hide Wires in a Room Without Going Into the Walls

Conceal that unsightly wire without hard labor!<p>Before you invest in any products, if there’s room you can tuck speaker wire between the carpet and …

DIY

1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider

This 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider was reportedly sold new in San Francisco, California and spent time in Japan before being imported back to …

Classic Cars

Riders Rejoice: Google Maps ‘motorcycle mode’ goes live in Hong Kong

In a blessing that motorcyclists didn’t know they needed, Google has rolled out a new feature on Google Maps: Motorbike Mode.<p>Here’s the thing. Riding …

Hong Kong

The Library of Alexandria Is Long-Gone – And All Around Us

The Library of Alexandria was completely destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago leaving no physical trace behind – but its formative scholarship and …

Ancient History

How to water your plants while you’re away

You've worked hard to grow beautiful houseplants and a healthy vegetable garden with a consistent watering schedule. If you head out on vacation, you don't want your plants to suffer.<p>Here are four methods to keep your plants watered while you're away. They also work great for the forgetful gardener.<p>…

Gardening

These Maps Show How Millions of People Are Vulnerable to Deadly Snakebites

"Snakebites are a global problem."<p>For most people in the United States, venomous snakes rank pretty low on the list of things to worry about on a …

Public Health

How to Record the Screen on Your iPhone or iPad

Need to capture exactly what’s on your screen? The built-in Screen Recording tool can create a video of your screen activity and can also help you …

Google Chrome

Would you ever "Safari" a BMW?

If you don’t already know, there’s a large culture in the Porsche enthusiast community that likes to “Safari” old 911s. A Safari Porsche 911 is …

Limited Slip Differential

12k-Mile 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 5-Speed

This 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 shows just over 12k miles and was purchased by the seller in 2013. The 2.85L V6 and 5-speed manual transaxle are said to …

Classic Cars

How a Seattle designer builds safe, outdoor spaces for cats

Catio Spaces wants to let cats outside—while keeping them safe<p>Cynthia Chomos was never a cat person—that is, until a neighbor’s cat found her as she was gardening in her Crown Hill backyard.<p>“My neighbor’s cat wandered my way and started hanging out with me when I got into gardening,” said Chomos. …

Pets

The Alfa Romeo Museum Is The Greatest Car Museum In The World

In a country with a rich automotive history as Italy, there are bound to be some special automotive museums scattered around the place. On my last …

Alfa Romeo

The Most Advanced Motorcycle Helmet on the Market is 35% off

As far as technology is concerned motorcycles are notoriously years behind the automotive industry. Anti-lock brakes, traction control, even digital …

Motorcycles

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Universe

Singer’s Latest Reimagined Porsche 911 Packs 500 HP and Is beyond Amazing

In addition to being stunning to behold, it’s also lightweight and optimized aerodynamically.<p>Last year, our friends at <i>Road & Track</i> told you about the Singer and Williams Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, which was a wildly reimagined Porsche 911 that went beyond Singer’s usual masterpieces. But …

Sports Cars

Learn from the Pros: 2 Wire-Splicing Methods

Learn two wire-splicing methods used by our master electrician.<p>I use a coat hanger to fish electrical cable through walls, and for longer runs, bare …

Home Improvement

German Financial Company Says Screw Stocks, Get a Vintage Car Instead

Are you loaded and financially liquid? Consider a classic BMW, Mercedes, or Porsche, the bank says.<p>A bank in southern Germany is suggesting that its well-heeled customers consider adding something far more interesting than stocks and bonds to their investment portfolios: classic cars. Jens Berner, …

Classic Cars

1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Super 90 Coupe

This 1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Super 90 coupe was originally finished in Ruby Red over Black leatherette and was purchased by the seller from its prior …

Classic Cars

The Route to Singer's Ultimate Reimagined 911

Singer's "Dynamic Light-weighting Study," a Williams-enhanced Mezger-engined 911, took three years to develop. This is that journey.<p>Singer's restored and reimagined Porsche 964 powered by a naturally-aspirated flat-six enhanced by Williams Advanced Engineering is one the most highly anticipated …

Carbon Fiber

3-Ingredient Natural Weed Killer That Really Works

Even if you're not a savvy environmentalist, you probably know that contaminating your yard with nasty chemicals isn't a good idea, especially if you have kids, pets, or an edible garden nearby. Here's an easy-to-make weed killer that won't hurt the earth but will stop the weeds from growing. All …

Gardening

The Ultimate Overlander

One of the most hotly debated subjects around the campfire these days is what 4WD vehicle deserves the title of “Ultimate Overlander.” The …

1979 International Scout II SUV

Taking a clapped-out jalopy and rebuilding it with a modern engine, suspension, interior, and brakes is a noble effort — but sometimes you just want …

Classic Cars

"World’s most efficient" bicycle drivetrain unveiled at Eurobike

At the heart of the prototype drivetrain is a cylindrical carbon fiber shaft, that reaches from the single chainring in front to a flat 13-speed …

Carbon Fiber

The Big Seep

Reading Raymond Chandler in the age of #MeToo.<p>In April, the New Yorker’s Katy Waldman, writing about male authors who objectify or diminish women, …

Literature

How to Snuff Out Bad Smells in Your House

Every now and then you’ll walk into a room in your home and think to yourself, “What stinks?” Maybe it’s the kitchen trash, a clogged drain or even a …

Cleaning

The Coolest Yard Tools You’ve Ever Seen

When you see the word “assassin” in a company’s name, you figure it must have some killer products. Well, the two “Root Assassin” shovels we tried …

Online Life

No Reserve: 1948 Willys CJ-2A and Trailer

This 1948 Willys CJ2A is a post-war civilian model painted and modified to resemble a US Navy Shore Patrol Jeep. This Jeep is fitted with a military …

Classic Cars

The $70 Million Dollar Ferrari 250 GTO In The Vault

Reading time: about 4 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Ferrari<br>• Italian<br>• Le Mans<br>• Racing<p>The Vault of the Petersen Automotive Museum<p>The overwhelming majority of people driving …

Sports Cars

1957 BMW 507 Hardtop Roadster

On two wheels or four, legendary British racer John Surtees was a winner. Surtees claimed seven World Championship motorcycle titles and the 1964 F1 …

Roadsters

A Brief But Vitally Important History Of Four-Door Volkswagen Beetles

Yesterday, we reported that Volkswagen was either toying with the idea of a new, rear-wheel-drive electric <i>four door</i> Volkswagen Beetle, or our …

Selling