When he's not making movies, Keanu Reeves is indulging in his real passion — making motorcycles. Together with co-founder Gard Hollinger, they start Arch Motorcycle Company. More than just a custom shop, Arch uses big v-twin engines set in custom frames and bodywork, with each bike tailored to its individual customer. With a radical new model on the horizon, Arch showed off the latest in VR and computer-controlled manufacturing techniques, along with some old-school hand craftsmanship in this tour of their facility.
It was the car that created it's own category — the pony car. The Ford Mustang took the chassis from the Ford Falcon and draped it in beautiful two-door, long hood-short deck bodywork that was the template others would follow. While GM's Camero and Firebird took a hiatus or disappeared completely over the years, the Mustang has never gone out of production. Here's how the original pony car has changed over the last 50-plus years.
It takes a deft touch to pick up bottles — when you're using a Sennebogen 830 scrap handler. The folks at DeBoss Garage showed off some serious heavy equipment skills at V&R Recycling, delicately picking up glass bottles and putting them back in a box. Obviously, the operator wasn't emptying the bottles himself — machinery this heavy and alcohol are a bad mix. Enjoy heavy equipment responsibly.
On a lonely stretch of Nevada highway, Koenigsegg smashed the record for the fastest street-legal car ever made. The Agera RS averaged 278 mph over two runs, with a max top speed of 284 mph — leaving the previous record-holder, the Bugatti Chiron, wondering what happened. Ride along with the Agera RS on this incredible top speed run, and then watch the same car drive to get lunch in this video.
The Peking to Paris Rally spans over 8,000 miles from China to France. It's a test of man, machine, where anything can go wrong — and often does. Open to cars from 1974 or older, first-time drivers Vincent and Jean entered the rally with the goal of promoting the Asian University for Women and chose a Chevrolet Special Deluxe. This is their story of an epic journey of a lifetime.
Chalk one up for humanity: One of the best riders to ever straddle a motorcycle embarrassed Yamaha's smart-mouthed Motobot around Thunderhill Raceway Park. 6-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi beat the robot's time by over 30 seconds, making sure that the AI uprising is still a little ways off. Go humans.
Not everyone wants to break in their jeans. And for a shortcut to comfort, the 4-way stretch jeans from Mott & Bow are an excellent choice. While most pairs of jeans stretch horizontally over time, Broome jeans from Mott & Bow stretch both horizontally and vertically. These jeans were introduced more than a year ago and sold out on two separate occasions. Now, after a year-long wait, they are finally back and available in Dark Blue or Medium. As always Mott & Bow will ship two waist sizes at no extra charge to make sure you get the right fit — just send back the pair that doesn't fit at no additional cost.
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Based on the classic Officer's model, the Victorinox Swiss Army Champ Knife is even more versatile, giving you the ability to tackle projects both large and small with a single tool. The prepared-for-anything knife has large and small blades, multiple sizes of screwdrivers, bottle and can openers, a multipurpose hook, toothpick, tweezers, a wire stripper, cutter, pliers, and scissors. *breath* Also metal and wood saws, a ruler, nail file, a punch, chisel, corkscrew, magnifying glass, and key ring.
Length: 3.6" / Height: 1.3" / Weight: 6.5 oz.
The Honda Civic is the small car. Honda kicked off the economy car revolution in 1972, making the now-familiar front-wheel-drive hatchback configuration an industry standard. While the Civic was successful, Honda didn't rest on their laurels, continuing to refine the platform, pushing it into the realms of performance once reserved for larger cars with twice as much motor.
Five different locations across the globe. Five different cars, two which are new to Ken and one all-new ground-up build, supposedly on the level of the insane Hoonicorn. Ken Block and his team are pulling out all the stops for the 10th edition of Gymkhana. Before the release in 2018, get a taste of what's to come in this teaser as well as an Amazon series following all of the behind-the-scenes action.
It became a legend among the Gran Toursimo kids of the 90s, found a whole new audience in The Fast & the Furious movies in the early 00s, and finally came to the United States in 2007. The Nissan Skyline GT-R has been a performance staple in the Nissan lineup since 1969, born from the humble Skyline sedan and now a supercar icon.
Keep the wheel straight and smash the throttle — driving a car on a top speed run seems pretty straightforward. But it isn't. In 1997, Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green piloted the Thrust SSC into the record books, becoming the first vehicle to break the sound barrier on land. Andy talks about what it takes to drive a car powered by two jet engines across the desert floor at over 763 MPH.
The job. The office. Everything you've worked for but never enjoy. Don't get away from it, get away to it.
It was only a matter of time. Ken Block has gone sideways around cities, docks, deserts, and indoor obstacle courses, but he's never tackled the mother of them all Pike's Peak. Ken and the Hoonicorn V2 went to the top in a cloud of burning tires, without going straight once.
Spoiler alert: If you want to own the quarter mile, leave your Ferraris and Porsches in the garage. The Tesla Model S is the heaviest and fastest car in the seventh edition of Motor Trend's "World's Greatest Drag Race", along with comfortably seating you and three of your friends to boot. The future is now.
You can take all those million-dollar hypercars and throw them in the garbage. François Gissy just blasted to 62 MPH in just over half a second before going on to a top speed of 162 MPH. That amounts to pulling about 5gs. What another video with added angles and slow-motion footage of the test.
The result of three years of research and millions of data points, the Casper Wave is a breakthrough in mattress design. Underneath its handsome exterior, you'll find the new, proprietary Natural Geometry System. It uses five layers of foam to mimic the natural contours of your body at 36 specific points, adjusting naturally to your shoulders and hips without sacrificing support, and keeping your spine properly aligned. Like the original, it uses open-cell foams to keep you cool at night. Designed and assembled in the USA.
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Combining vintage design and modern materials, Hamilton celebrates 100 years of aviation timepieces with the Khaki Pilot Watch. The dial is modeled after the flight instruments inside classic aircrafts, featuring a day display at the 12 o'clock and sand-colored Super-LumiNova numerals. It's housed in a 42 mm stainless steel case which has been coated in dark brown PVD. The watch is finished with a rugged leather strap. Inspired by U.S. military jackets, it sports a signature hot stamp and an authentic cockpit patina.
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It's the fastest LEGO brick sculpture ever — a life-size replica of Ferrari's 2017 Formula One car, the SF70H. 844 hours of design, 750 hours to build, and 349,911 bricks later, this LEGO creation is ready for the track.
When you order one of the most expensive, luxurious cars in the world, you expect a wealth of options and customized details. But Rolls-Royce goes a step beyond — everything about every car is tailored to the buyer, down to what animal the leather is made out of. Step inside the Rolls-Royce Commissioning Suite and see how every Rolls is individually crafted for its owner.
In all that dust, there's a car in there somewhere. Ken Block took a break for tearing up urban areas and got back to nature in Swing Arm City, Utah. Using the terrain as a natural stunt course, Ken sent his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 rally car flying through some of the best trails in the US.
Drug smugglers, the super-rich, and Miami Vice — three things that all come to mind when you think of speedboats. From their origins in the drug trade to today's fast party barges, boating for speed has come a long way. Miami is the undisputed speedboat capital of the world, and VICE went to South Beach to find out why.
Every year at the Bonneville Salt Flats, a group of daredevils gathers to do one thing — go as fast as possible on anything with wheels. Motorcycles, cars, and even jet-powered monsters that have more in common with aircraft than anything on road spend one week in the desert trying to break records. Director Skylar Nielsen talks to these speed freaks about what keeps them coming back.
If you had a poster of a car on your wall in the late 80s or early 90s, you pretty much had two choices — the Lamborghini Countach or the Ferrari F40. One of the most iconic cars of all time, the F40 was the last Ferrari personally overseen by founder Enzo, and was the Italian marque's last word on outright performance at the time. Doug DeMuro gets a chance to fulfill a childhood dram as he takes a $1.3 million F40 out on a test drive.
Sometimes, even an American icon needs a refresh. A 1957 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster engine — the first year for the model — gets a complete teardown and rebuild by Hagerty's Davin Reckow. 20,000 photos and three months of trying to find parts for the rare piece is what it took to get it back together.
Building a Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Edition is easier than you might think — if you have a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, some of the best engineers on the planet, and even a few technicians to put it all together. Take a look at the assembly line where Porsches are born in the behind-the-scenes clip from the factory.
The new Jaguar E-PACE made quite a first impression during its world premiere at ExCeL in London. With British stunt driver Terry Grant behind the wheel, the compact SUV did a 270-degree barrel roll snagging a Guinness World Record in the process. The jump launched the vehicle 15.3 meters with a G-Force of 5.5 g. Other than having corkscrew abilities, the 2018 Jaguar E-PACE also features a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, 296 horsepower, AWD, and 4G Wi-Fi.
Britain has made some of the world's finest luxury automobiles for over 100 years. Beyond exterior styling and plush rides, the cigars-and-brandy feel of English high-luxury interiors has yet to be replicated, and Bentley provides the best of the best. Step inside the Bentley woodshop, where a combination of high-tech automation and painstaking handwork creates the burled walnut, figured maple, and chrome-accented interior panels of some of the world's most expensive cars.
Sometimes a Lamborghini just isn't enough car for your on-the-go lifestyle. Just ask pro skier Jon Olsson, who garaged his Huracan for a slightly modified Rolls Royce Wraith. Besides getting a couple extra seats, Jon went for a custom build by Absolut Motors that turned the comparatively staid coupe into 810 HP rallycross monster that boldly goes where no Rolls has gone before.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of auto racing's Triple Crown — along with the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500. Held annually since 1923 on the streets near Le Mans, France, the race is the oldest active endurance competition in the world. The speeds are high, with cars reaching over 230 MPH, but this gorgeous footage is slow — showing the precision required to thread some of the best corners on the track.
Restoring a car is a long and expensive process, potentially taking years and thousands — if not hundreds of thousands — of dollars, if it ever gets finished at all. BaremetalHW restores cars but at a much smaller scale — 1:64 scale. His series of Hot Wheels restorations and custom builds are fascinating to watch, very informative, and oddly relaxing.
No one makes off-road vehicles like NASA. The original Lunar Roving Vehicle took on the surface of the Moon and the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity have been running across the Red Planet for seven years. But if you're sending people to Mars, they're going to need something to ride in — and this Mars Rover concept looks like something straight out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.