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Buy this 1947 Willys CJ-2A and a lamp made from a bomb

It's very old, and highly unlikely to blow up. But try not to drop it.<p>A one-owner Willys CJ in good shape can be pretty tough to find. This 1947 Willys CJ-2A has just 35,000 original miles, all of the original running gear, and a handy, removable aluminum hardtop. The original, 60 hp inline …

Claimed 13k-Mile 1975 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40

This 1975 Toyota Land Cruiser is said to have 13k original miles and looks like it has a dry body in the factory mustard color. If the mileage is …

Say hello to winter with a big-block on a dyno

So much loud.<p>Depending on where you are in the country, the temperature in dropping from "hey, it's chilly" to "dang, it's cold," and white stuff is starting to fall out of the sky. This means it's time to pull the project car inside and get to work until you both can come out of …

Sports Cars

Watch three friends ride through the Himalayas on Royal Enfields

Watch how much better life can be on a motorcycle.<p>There is something special about taking to the road on a motorcycle. There is a sense of rebellion, excitement, and danger that you just don't get in a car. This feeling is intensified when you set out on some sort of extraordinary adventure.<p>If you …

Motorcycles

An Olympic Swimmer's History of Freediving and Spearfishing in Hawai'i

From his appearance, you couldn't tell Sonny Tanabe apart from any other older Japanese gentleman in Hawaii. But a long time ago, Sonny was a member of the U.S. Olympic team that competed in Melbourne in 1956. And since the days he dove for coins off a bridge in Hawaii, he's been an avid freediver …

Olympic Swimming

Amazon Logging Could Hurt Snowfall in U.S.

Clearcutting, logging, and burning in the Amazon may affect snowfall in the U.S., according to a report in the <i>Journal of Climate.</i><p>Researchers estimate that deforestation in the Amazon could reduce snowpack in the Sierra Nevadas by 50 percent, affecting skiing at Heavenly, Mammoth Mountain, Lake …

Google Launches Tour Builder

Google announced a new feature yesterday called Tour Builder, an integration of Google Earth, Maps, and images that anyone can use to tell adventure stories virtually.<p>The technology allows you navigate through Google Earth while following dropped pins or marked locations on the map. Each of the …

Oldest Living Animal Killed During Research

Have you ever wondered what the world's oldest living animal is? Well, it’s a clam, and it's dead.<p>Scientists killed the 507-year-old bivalve mollusc named Ming (a reference to the Chinese dynasty in power when it was born) in an attempt to determine how old the creature actually was. The mollusc …

Wolf Hunter Kills Malamute

A Missoula man's malamute was fatally shot by a wolf hunter on Sunday. Layne Spence was skiing with his three dogs near Lee Creek, Montana, when Little Dave, a two-year old brown and white malamute, was shot in the leg.<p>“I started screaming ‘Stop, stop,’ and the man kept shooting,” Spence told the</i> …