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Vintage Rube Goldberg Clip Explains Gas Engines

Vintage Rube Goldberg Clip Explains Gas Engines
In this classic 1940s clip from General Motors, they enlisted the help of master of contraptions Rube Goldberg to help explain how gasoline powers car engines. In the short film, titled Something for Nothing, Goldberg first shows…

A Turntable and Radio for Classic Mustang Fans

A Turntable and Radio for Classic Mustang Fans
Are you or someone you know a pony car fanatic? Then check out this nifty product perfect for Mustang lovers. ION Audio’s Mustang LP is a record player that pays tribute to the classic 1965 Ford Mustang. The…
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Toyota Mega Ace II Diesel Spaceship Is the Best Minivan Ever

Toyota Mega Ace II Diesel Spaceship Is the Best Minivan Ever
Like most auto enthusiasts, I have a deep-seated distaste for minivans. Sure, they’re some of the most practical vehicles on the road today, but driving one pretty much says that you’ve given up on your own life and…

A Wonderful Retrospective of Classic Porsche Cars

A Wonderful Retrospective of Classic Porsche Cars
Do you love yourself some Porsches? If you’re a fan of the German sports car brand, you’ll be thrilled with this short retrospective video which features a few classic Porsche designs from the last sixty or so years.…

Top Anthropomorphic Cars from Film and TV

Top Anthropomorphic Cars from Film and TV
In the past few years, it seems like automakers are competing to create the smartest cars on the road. From lane assistance and intelligent cruise control to parking assistance and – before we know it – wholly autonomous…

Concepts from Future Past: American Motors Astra-Gnome

Concepts from Future Past: American Motors Astra-Gnome
I have a strange affinity for unusual concept cars. One of the wackiest designs I’ve stumbled across in my travels has to be the American Motors Astra-Gnome, a “space age” concept that dates back to 1956. The car…

Concepts from Future Past: Toyota RV-2

Concepts from Future Past: Toyota RV-2
While most of today’s concept cars envision improvements to the driving experience itself, on occasion vehicles are seen as having a broader impact on one’s lifestyle. That’s the case with this unusual Toyota concept from the early 1970s.…

Another Batch of Awesomely Bad 1980s Car Commercials

Another Batch of Awesomely Bad 1980s Car Commercials
The 1980s were an odd decade. While they produced many iconic objects and styles which are still appreciated to this day, they also produced a boatload of bad cars. Sure, there were some needles in the haystack, but…

Infiniti Teases Retro Prototype for Pebble Beach

Infiniti Teases Retro Prototype for Pebble Beach
As a brand, Infiniti has only been around since 1989, launched as the luxury spin-off of Nissan. Most of their cars are sleek and modern in styling, and loaded with modern technology, like the first production steer-by-wire system…

From the Vaults: ’80s Car Commercials

From the Vaults: ’80s Car Commercials
The sights and sounds ’80s are having quite a resurgence these days. With movies like Ready Player One, TV shows like Stranger Things, the 8-bit NES Classic Mini console, and countless tunes borrowing from the era, us Gen…

Hey, Hey, It’s the e-Moke! People Think We e-Moke Around!

Hey, Hey, It’s the e-Moke! People Think We e-Moke Around!
Waaay back in the day before I was in grade school, I used to stay with a babysitter when my parents felt bad about leaving me home alone (it was the ’80s, don’t judge). Every day they used…

Concepts from Future Past: Alfa Romeo Carabo

Concepts from Future Past: Alfa Romeo Carabo
Auto designers certainly fell in love with wedge-shaped cars in the late 1960s. With many of the best known examples of the wedge design coming out of Europe, it’s no surprise that at least one bears the Alfa…

Blast from the Past: Isuzu VehiCROSS

Blast from the Past: Isuzu VehiCROSS
Today, the market is filled with compact crossovers like the Nissan Juke and the Mazda CX-3. But there was a time when there really wasn’t such a thing. Perhaps the first such production vehicle was the seldom seen,…
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