Hamza Shetranjiwala

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5 things I learned autocrossing the Nissan BladeGlider mule

Don't be afraid of the narrow front track.<p>Next to the trailer, there were what at first glance appeared to be two Ariel Atoms basking in the sun at Zolder Circuit in Belgium. Sportbikes raced by on the track behind them; in front of the cars, a large parking lot full of cones. Next to the cars, …

Indian Motorcycle roars back into business

When 92-year-old Bobby Hill was a young man, he raced Indian motorcycles in Dodge City, Kan., and other tracks across the country, going toe-to-toe with Harley-Davidson bikes in a fierce rivalry.<p>But the Indian motorcycle company, an iconic brand that counted movie stars and racing fanatics among …

I was a guinea pig in a $300,000, 600-hp Pantera

Ringbrothers' screaming yellow circus attraction.<p>I've helmed a Pantera or two over the years. They've lived up to their reputations. Hairy, every one. But ADRNLN—that's its name—is a polished thing. That's what had me excited. The attention to detail. It's art for art's sake. Special. Someone put …

This is how the world's finest supercars sound in the morning

The best way to knock the sand out of your eyes.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, starting an internal combustion-engined automobile was genuinely dangerous. Adjusting the spark advance (manually, of course) was crucial—if not adequately retarded, it would send the crank spinning violently …

Ninja 750 by Huge Design

Bill Webb has two passions in life: design and motorcycles. He’s a partner at a San Francisco agency called Huge Design, and for years his daily ride was a 1995 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja. Then the bike was stolen and stripped.<p>When Bill recovered his Ninja—known as the ZXR 750 in most other countries—he …

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

A Homemade Crossbow Designed To Impale A Car Door [Video]

Watch out, Katniss<p>English philosopher Thomas Hobbes believed that men living in anarchy would lead “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” lives. So as much as I’d enjoy rebuilding civilization from piles of trash after an apocalypse, I’d first worry about a way to send petrol-marauding punk …

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept Could Hint at New Flagship

There’s no denying that BMW has been very creative with its recent launches (3 Series GT, anyone?) and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down. Coming as a bit of a surprise is the BMW Vision Future Luxury concept, which makes its debut at the Beijing Motor Show.<p>At first glance it’d be easy to assume …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …