Cars covered with stick-on duct tape

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 21 January 2014

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.

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All-new Range Rover Sport sets a record for crossing the Empty Quarter desert

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By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Monday 6 January 2014


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.

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Vroom vroom: filmography of Hollywood cars

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 12 December 2013

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 […]

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This outdoor movie drive-in theater comes with cars

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 5 November 2013

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 […]

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Iconic cars in pop culture

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Monday 21 October 2013

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 […]

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The most expensive vehicles to operate

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 16 October 2013

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 […]

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class to have interior perfume as added feature

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 26 September 2013

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, […]

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The world’s most astounding parking lots

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By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Wednesday 25 September 2013

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 […]

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Dubai’s police fight crime in outrageous supercars

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 5 August 2013

Just when we thought the abandoned luxury cars of Dubai were the limit, along comes the even more outlandish news that Dubai’s police force drive the sweetest rides — including the ridiculously expensive Aston Martin One-77, as well as the snazzy Lamborghini Aventador. Here, have a look at some of these road beauties.

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In Philippines, these steampunk rides are really popular for public transport

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 23 July 2013

This is it. I have seen the world’s coolest public transport on the streets of Manila and now believe the ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines‘ tourism tagline wasn’t just some campaign spew. Seriously, these Jeepneys, which have their roots as metal rides left behind by the U.S. Army after World War II, and are […]

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Car runs on Tweets, likes and shares

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 5 June 2013

It’s a nice idea: hook up a vintage Volkswagen Karmann Ghia with Arduino so it can monitor social media buzz and literally run on tweets, hashtags, views and likes. It’s part of an exercise by non-profit MindDrive to engage at-risk youth by getting them to convert the Karmann Ghia car into an electric car. Hmm, […]

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Abandoned luxury cars in Dubai

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 29 May 2013

This can only happen in Dubai: ridiculously expensive luxury cars are being dumped in droves at carparks and roads. Apparently the odd phenomenon stems from both expatriates and locals who flee the city in a hurry to avoid having to pay off their massive bank loans.

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Hollywood stars react to crazy car prices in Singapore

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 27 May 2013

When the cast of car-racing sequel Fast & Furious 6 — Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Gina Carano and Luke Evans — learnt just how expensive cars cost in Singapore in an interview, they reacted rather, er, appropriately. You just have to see the look on Rodriguez’s face for yourself, while Vin Diesel started an anti-car […]

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Steal your own car with a DIY screwdriver key

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 10 May 2013

For those of you with a quirky sense of humor, this DIY project is the perfect touch for your next date. Just imagine all the wonderful looks of surprise or distaste you’ll earn with this fantastic screwdriver key. Everyone will think you stole your own car. The instructions are easy, so get started before you actually need […]

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Origami Model Cars by Paper Cruisers

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By Stuart Chapman in New Art on Friday 22 March 2013

Apart from sticky Post-Its, the humble sheet of paper seems to be drifting swiftly out of mainstream use, thanks to iPads, iPhones, y’know, the general digital revolution. Which isn’t a bad thing. What it’s lacking in functionality has been swapped in for novelty value, so I was happy to see writing material getting a cool […]

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