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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Not sure how the WTF License Plates – Hong Kong group on Facebook started, but it’s there, and its 113-strong members are sharing priceless snapshots of license plates that make them go ‘WTF’. Our favourite plate of the lot? It says ‘LOST’.
The gravity defying Japanese artist Hironari Kubota often builds large-scale sculpture designed to spin massive objects in the air. For Studio Kura’s recent Itoshima Arts Farm festival, Kubota created a vast installation for a performance juxtaposing old and new technology by rotating a Mazda automobile with traditional Japanese wood construction.