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Motorcycle reconditioning

In last week’s Saturday Sessions, we saw E3 Motorcycles tearing down a Honda CB550. This week, it’s time for the messy business of motorcycle reconditioning—inspecting, bagging, and tagging the dismantled parts.<p>“A nice paint job only tells half the story,” says E3’s David Browning, “and isn’t …

Watch a Classic Porsche 356 Drifting in the Snow!

You might look at this guy drifting his 1953 Porsche 356 “Pre-A” around corners in the Colorado wilderness in the dead of winter and think, “man, what an idiot!” But toss aside your preconceptions about classic cars, preservation, and what have you, and instead focus on what matters: This owner is …

Keeping your car clean is not rocket scienceMeguiar’s teaches me the basics

I love cars.<p>I hate cleaning cars. The greatest tool in my bag of auto writer tricks is a bottle of Meguiar’s Quick Detail spray. I find some dirt, …

Watch Chris Harris tell the history of the Quattro system

The inside story of a rally legend.<p>In the days of Group B rally racing in the 1980s, Quattro stood for rally dominance and was usually spoken alongside the names of rally racing aces like Stig Blomqvist and Walter Röhrl. As a result of some unfortunate accidents, Group B rallying was banned in …

Audi

Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept

Robby Gordon's Dakar Rally truck looks mean (and sounds meaner)

The noisy, abrasive Californian reveals his noisy, abrasive Dakar truck.<p>The Dakar Rally's 35th running is just days away, and guess who's going to be in South America to compete again this year? Robby Gordon. Yeah, that f***ing Robby Gordon. The 44-year-old loudmouth and off-road icon will no doubt …

Project CARS may be the Mona Lisa of racing games [w/video]

In the world of console racing games, <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i> is the prettiest title money can buy. If these screenshots are to be believed, though, it's only a matter of time before there's a new claim to that throne. These images are from <i>Project CARS</i>, a crowd-funded racing title set to arrive on the …

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Mind. Blown! Watch this HPI Racing Micro RS4 remote-control tribute to Gymkhana Six --> http://bit.ly/1h2sFPo

This interview with Horacio Pagani is a masterpiece

Expert craftsman, engineer, artist, and bread enthusiast.<p>By now, you probably know the XCAR formula: Four-to-eight minute flicks about intriguing cars, hosted by a British lad named Alex Goy. For this one, though, XCAR has thrown out that concept and replaced it with an even better one: Just let …

Learn how the Nissan GT-R NISMO did a 7:08 at the Nürburgring

Mechagodzilla lands a starring role.<p>The Nissan GT-R NISMO is flat-out bonkers. Though pricing hasn't yet been announced, it will likely have one of the best performance-to-dollar ratios of any car on sale, and Nissan claims that with a time of 7:08, it's the fastest series production car around the …

Nissan GT-R

Napoleon Complex: Mini ALL4 Racing to tackle Dakar again

Rally raid experts X-Raid team up with Mini.<p>Though the Dakar Rally no longer follows the historic route from Paris to Dakar due to some unfortunate political instability in Northern Africa, it still remains one of the toughest endurance events on the motorsports calendar. As the first real race of …

Dakar

This Mitsubishi Eclipse's blow-off valve is better than coffee

Blowing off some steam.<p>The untimely passing of Paul Walker has resonated deeply with many in the automotive community. Whether you liked <i>The Fast and The Furious</i> seriesor not, he was a real car enthusiast, as was Roger Rodas. Let's take a moment to reflect on how we were first introduced to Paul …

Watch obscure Italian motorcycles in action

Ever heard of a Gilera?<p>For every Italian motorcycle builder you've heard of—Ducati, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta—there may be several you haven't. Companies that were around in the '50s, like Gilera, Benelli, and Bianchi, have since fallen into obscurity, but as is normally the case with obscure motorized …

Motorcycles

10 Unlikely Autos That Changed Cars Forever

At first glance nothing about these cars and trucks jumps off the page. Yet they were the proving ground for car tech and car-building techniques that influence how our autos are built.<p>At first glance nothing about these cars and trucks jumps off the page. Yet they were the proving ground for car …

Luxury Lifestyle

Man nearly killed by car in Russia, no dash cam involved

Russia. Cars are just more dangerous in Russia. You might disagree with that; argue that it's just the roads of the former Soviet Union that will kill you (and to be fair, there's plenty evidence to suggest that's true). Watch this video, though. It's the cars that are the real killers.<p>This poor …

The Red Bull RB9's final engine start is better than coffee

Farewell to the V8.<p>After the Brazilian Grand Prix was in the books, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber headed to the garage for a ceremonial final engine start that not onlysignified the close of the 2013 campaign, but the end of F1's V8 era. And it was awesome.<p>The ensuing sensory carnival is …

Brazilian Grand Prix

This guy ditches his wheelchair and drifts a Skyline

Fancy driving, no footwork.<p>Drifting ain't easy. There's a lot more nuance to hanging the tail end out corner after corner then you might imagine, and it takes some serious skills tomaster. So it's all the more impressive that the driver in this video is in a wheelchair, and using only hand controls …

Nissan GT-R

Skoda Fabia TDI rally car is a maniacal rolling smoke stack.

Forbidden fruit vehicles always hold a strange special appeal to enthusiasts in the United States. On such vehicle is the Skoda Fabia, which is …

Honda announces three new VTEC turbo motors

Oh, be still, my beating heart.<p>Honda has just given every fan in the world what they've been waiting for: The kids in Tokyo have announced a trio of new turbocharged VTEC engines.<p>I'll let that sink in for a minute.<p>The three engines include a 1.0-liter three-cylinder, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder, and …

Engines

Cafe Racer Dreams BMW R90/6

Some custom motorcycles are so outlandish that they grab your attention immediately, while some are so understated and classy that, once you notice them, you can’t look away. Case in point: Cafe Racer Dreams‘ #38.<p>This stunning ’74 BMW R90/6 belongs to José Martín Espinosa, a prominent figure in the …

Truck Thursday – 1949 Studebaker doesn’t know how to quit you

While searching the interwebs for something completely unrelated, I came across this awesome video of a 1949 Studebaker pickup that had been sitting …

Motorcycle wallpaper #11

Ian Galvin is a young designer with petrol running through his veins. For his degree project in Detroit, he created a modern re-interpretation of the Vincent brand. He’s now a product designer with a passion for motorcycle illustration and a unique style that is attracting a lot of attention.<p>Galvin …

Jean-Claude Van Damme Stars in Greatest Ad, Ever

I grew up watching Jean-Claude Van Damme movies. My brother and I could probably act out <i>Bloodsport</i> in it’s entirety, right down to the final scene of …

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 …

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