Burnout photography is the ultimate photo series for any motorhead

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 16 October 2014

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.

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Finally, a cup holder that never spills a drop of that drink

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 22 September 2014

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.

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All your favourite cars from all your favourite movies

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 28 May 2014

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 […]

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Would you believe these psychedelic rocks are entirely made out of car paint?

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 28 May 2014

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.

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Self-cleaning cars might be an actual thing

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 29 April 2014

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 […]

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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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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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