In India, the heavy trucks used to transport goods are more than just modern workhorses — they're canvases for the people who drive them and a community of artists who decorate them, almost totally by hand. The designs are carefully chosen, reflecting the culture of the areas they operate in, making each one as unique as the drivers and artists that create them.
Modifying a classic car is considered anathema in some circles, but for Richard, it's like going from the age of sail to the age of steam. At his garage in Wales, Richard converts classic autos from gas-powered internal combustion engines to all-electric drivetrains, ready for the modern age. One of his latest conversions was a Ferrari 308 GTB, a car that many purists would recoil in horror at the mention of removing its V8. But to Richard, it's all for performance — and he never regrets the final product.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is exactly what the name implies — cars of all types, from daily drivers to classic F1 cars — showing off on the grounds of the Goodwood House in Sussex, England. For the 2019 event, Ken Block brought his 914 horsepower, all-wheel-drive Hoonitruck tear up the course in proper tire-smoking fashion.
McLaren has built some of the most successful Formula One racers and exotic supercars ever, and now they're offering something to the next generation of drivers — the pint-sized all-electric 720S Ride-On. The exacting copy of the real 720S includes and accelerator and brake pedal, and a remote control override for when your budding Lewis Hamilton gets a little too confident behind the wheel. The 720S Ride-On will be available at McLaren dealers and select toy stores worldwide.
Aside from its redemption in Back to the Future, the DeLorean became a symbol of '80s excess and the hubris of its founder, John DeLorean. Nothing represents this better than the three DMC-12s that were plated in 24-karat gold. Two more were done by customers, but the three remaining originals are a perfect metaphor for one of the most infamous collapses in automotive history.
Peter and Ned are a little overwhelmed when they walk into their school science fair. Their project doesn't look like it's going to cut it — until Peter calls in a favor to put them almost over the top.
When Kia came to Donut Media about doing a car commercial, it wasn't your traditional, slow-cruise-through-the-city spot they had in mind. Instead, Donut Media co-founder Ben Conrad and the crew wanted to recreate the kind of stunts seen in movies like Baby Driver. They got their wish, and this is how they did it.
Usually known for making shitty robots, Simone Giertz turned her focus into making something very un-shitty. The YouTube inventer took her Tesla M3 and converted into a pickup truck she calls the Truckla, complete with its own fake commercial. The electric car manufacturer announced their own truck concept back in April but Giertz didn't have time to wait around for the company's release. She also shared the process behind creating the world's first Tesla pickup.
As American as baseball, there's hardly anything that says America like the big v-twin in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Made for the American highway, Harley invented the cruiser as we know it, and this is everything you need to about this American classic.
Pete Navetta has been drag racing for over 50 years. From the street to the strip, it's been a lifelong love affair for Pete, and he has no desire to hang up his helmet — until life makes it impossible to drive. Directed by his son Daniel, The Duel is one episode of a two-part series following the same subject. Watch the companion video by Harrison Boyce here.
Back to the Future's DeLorean, Ghostbusters Ecto-1, and KITT from Knight Rider get a lot of love as four-wheeled screen stars. But they're all regular production cars dressed up for the role. Drivetribe looks at the 10 best movie cars that were created, not redesigned, for the movies, making them as much of a character as any human.
Dieter Zetsche spent the last 13 years as Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes Benz. On May 22, 2019, Zetsche turned in his badge and retired, now free to enjoy life as he sees fit — behind the wheel of a BMW i8 roadster. In this tribute to the former CEO of their in-country rival, BMW thanks Zetsche for over a decade of inspiring competition between the two famous marques.
When Cole Seely isn't riding supercross and motocross for Honda, he keeps himself very busy — from drift cars to BMX and nearly everything in between. His latest project involved building a stock Honda 450L dual-sport bike into something that could handle the punishment of a legit supercross track. The entire bike is DOT-legal, even down to the tires, and helped Cole put on a clinic at the track.
The future of electric vehicles isn't limited to earth-bound cars. Lilium introduced its all-electric, vertical-takeoff-and-landing Lilium Jet concept in 2017, and the dream has now become a reality. The five-passenger prototype took its maiden flight and performed exactly as designed, setting a revolutionary course for short-distance urban transportation.
With Bond 25 coming up, Aston Martin is bringing back the iconic DB5 that Sean Connery drove in Goldfinger. Just like in the 1964 film, the car will come complete with working gadgets like a smoke screen, oil slick, and machine guns in the headlights. All of the gizmos are being created by the franchise's own Q, special effects supervisor Chris Corbould. Limited to just 25, this 007 ride will set you back a cool $3.5 million.
Steve McQueen and Husqvarna are two names that will be forever linked in the history of motorcycles. The Hollywood star and avid racer saw world champion Bengt Aberg race a Husqvarna 360 to victory in California and was sold, buying Aberg's bike. McQueen would own many of the bikes and race them himself — and now Del Pinho owns McQueen's first Husky.
The Range Rover is a British icon, but it owes a lot to its cousin America. The boxy, brutish Land Rover we know and love was inspired by the Jeep and the Range Rover got its V8 heart from the US. Donut breaks down the history of the Range Rover and the across-the-pond collaboration that brought it to life.
In his "Disintegrating" photo series, Fabian Oefner features deconstructed cars appearing to come apart in motion. The painstaking process requires hundreds of photos capturing every last piece of the automobile. After previously highlighting a
Wyatt Knox is a rally driver by trade. He found out that his skills behind the wheel translated perfectly to another style of driving — tactical driving. Wyatt is Special Projects Director at the Team O'Neil Rally School, and teaches law enforcement, special forces, and people like you and me how to drive like it's Mission: Impossible.
Crashing a $2 million hypercar isn't something you'd want to do — unless you're the manufacturer and it's required by law. Koenigsegg makes some of the fastest, most technologically advanced cars on the planet, and their production is very limited. Pulling a Regera off the production line and destroying it isn't feasible, so Koenigsegg has come up with some interesting ways to ensure safety and their bottom line.
Since its introduction in 1997, Honda's Civic Type R has redefined what economy-minded hatchbacks are capable of. Honda Australia is celebrating the iconic Type R with a life-sized LEGO recreation of the latest version for Channel 9's upcoming TV show LEGO Masters.
Tesla just announced the next generation of its Autopilot hardware, now called Full Self-Driving, at their 2019 Automation Day on April 22. The hardware is already being installed on the Model S, X and 3 since March, and Tesla will offer retrofits to anyone who sprang for the Full Self-Driving package. This demonstration shows the new system at work. For a deep dive into how the new computer works, watch the presentation here.
Keanu Reeves loves motorcycles. Not only does the movie star have a few well-loved bikes, he also designs and builds some of the most innovative motorcycles you can get with his company Arch. Keanu got his first motorcycle in 1986, and since then, it's been a love affair — as evidenced by his enthusiasm for two-wheeled transportation.
A concept car is like a dream — something that will most likely never exist in real life, and if it does, it's nothing like what you imagined. But rarely, it does happen, like the Dodge Viper and Challenger. Those cars rolled off the production line with styling and features very similar to what was on the auto show stand. Business Insider talked to several auto industry veterans to find out why automakers spend millions on cars that will never reach the public.
The name conjures up images of upper-crust, cigars-and-brandy British boardrooms, but Rolls-Royce built its reputation on reliability and speed, from cars to boats and airplanes. As one of the most storied automakers of all time, a Rolls-Royce means you've made it — and here's everything you need to know when you get there.
Mechanic Peter Boggia loves motorcycles. From his shop in Brooklyn, New York, he works on just about anything — but his true passion is Italian classics. Peter's 1979 Moto Guzzi Le Mans is a labor of love, and this short film tells the story of a man and his motorcycle.
The real Mid Night Club wasn't a video game from the mid-aughts, it was probably the most serious street racing gang in the world. From 1982 until 1999, the group ran the Bayshore Route between Tokyo and Yokohama in high-end custom cars at speeds of up to 200 MPH. More than just a group of racers, the tight-knit club had a strict entry policy and even stricter code of ethics — that led to the club being disbanded after a fatal wreck in 1999.
Australia's Holden car company got its start building bodies for imported GM chassis but became a full-fledged automaker when it started designing and building its own cars. From racing to the open road, Holden proved itself tough enough for Australia's unforgiving terrain, and even sent a few models stateside for GM.