In 2012 a world record was broken when 28 people crammed into a new model Mini Cooper – a car which typically seats up to five (and that’s pushing it). But recently three artists went about stuffing people into cars, not to break a record but to explore the ‘subject of mobility in megacities’.
Entrepreneur Roger Baillon collected more than a hundred of vintage automobiles (1930s to 1950s) during his lifetime. Amongst them were a Talbot-Lago that was previously owned by Egyptian King Farouk and a Ferrari in which actress Jane Fonda had sat inside for a movie.
Sydney-based Kiwi Simon Davidson has quite a background in vehicles, so it’s no wonder this photographer took his camera to snap some of the most incredible burnouts on Aussie and American soil.
Maksimatic has come up with a genius design that makes sure your morning coffee or drive-thru soft drink never spill a drop along your journey. Using a 360-degree-pivoting sphere, the Maksimatic cup holder makes your drink free to move as you drive.
Sometimes, instead of an actor’s performance, it’s the props of a movie that are remembered. And Israeli artist Ido Yehimovitz knows all about it, as he’s created a series of the greatest rides from film and television that he loved as a child up until the present day. Yehimovitz has added a bit of flair […]
No these rocks were not made from deep inside a groovy cave. Nor were they formed by molten stuff in a far out volcano. In fact, these aren’t rocks at all! Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is a colorful and psychedelic gemstone-like byproduct of early automobile painting techniques.
So Nissan is testing a paint on their cars that uses ‘super-hydrophobic and oleophobic’ paint that repels water and oils. That means that we could be driving around in as-new cars for the rest of our lives! No more cash washes! Nissan is testing the paint at the moment to see how it performs, and […]
Hot on the heels of this picture submitted by a Redditor of a car with duct tape all over it, we dug in deeper on Reddit and found that whoever owned the duct-taped car wasn’t the first to skimp on the paint in favor of sticking on some colour instead.
While you can spend days poring over statistics about torque, horsepower and suspension, the only way to truly gauge a vehicle’s performance is to push it to the limit in the real world. This is exactly what Land Rover has been doing with their all-new Range Rover Sport in a series of “Driven Challenges” that began this year at the world-famous Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb.
Where would Hollywood be without a high-speed chase through the streets (Fast & Furious)? Or a thinking, feeling car (Herbie)? In fact, how would James Bond get from place to place without a high-powered vehicle? Calm the Ham knows just how important a set of wheels is for our favorite movies and they’ve come up […]
Brooklyn-based artists Jeff Stark and Todd Chandler are the ones behind Empire Drive-In, a drive-in movie theater complete with viewing seats repurposed from junkyard cars. Now, this is a drive-in theater you can walk into. The theater installation now makes its rounds at festivals and events such as the 2012 Abandon Normal Devices Festival in […]
The cars in famous films can sometimes be as iconic as the protagonists themselves. Take for example the DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future saga. It’s as famous – or maybe even more – than Marty McFly and Doc Emmet. Memorable automobiles such as this deserve a statue, a commemorative plaque, a […]
So you thought your gas-guzzling SUV was burning a hole in your pocket? Well, you should be glad you’re not footing the bill for these ridiculously expensive-to-operate vehicles, as shown on Jalopnik (though you’re probably footing a fraction of the bill through taxes on most of these—sorry!). Topping the list of the most expensive vehicles […]
Forget about the supermarket-bought pine tree air freshener for the car — Mercedes-Benz has other plans. Starting with the brand new 2014 S-Class series, each vehicle will now come with an optional extra—an interior odor that creates an ‘automotive room scent.’ Marc vom Ende created four perfumes for Mercedes-Benz: Freeside Mood, Sports Mood, Nightlife Mood, […]
Web Urbanist recently scouted out some of the world’s most astounding parking lots. And we are blown away. The Ballet Valet in Miami is a grassy slab of a dream come true, while the VW Tower in Wolfsburg is a geometric wonder. But the Michigan Theater is the grandest of them all, what with its […]