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Giant Pumpkin Puts Pontiac Out Of Misery


O, Utah. The great state with the stagnant lake and strict liquor laws. We thought your finest export was the films of Jared Hess, but it appears you’re branching out into the demolition arts, too. Hee Haw Farms out in Pleasant Grove figured out a way to both prep an enormous pumpkin for baking and to put down an aging Pontiac 6000, and they filmed the results.

What’s truly spectacular is that the chunks of fleshy gourd are all neatly contained inside the cockpit upon impact. It’s almost as though GM engineered these rides knowing that they’d inevitably become the butts of carnival-esque pranks.

Four Unfortunate Car Mods


Barbed Wire Tattoo

The urge to augment is universal—it’s what drove our cavemen ancestors to paint their bodies and what continues to drive broheims to get barbed wire Celtic knots inked around their biceps. Although the urge is universal, good taste is rare. Need proof? Check out this quartet of unfortunate car mods. Continue reading

The Ultimate “Do Not Try This At Home” Stunt… or, DIY Motorcycle Rocket Launchers


Ambitious? Yes. 

Dangerous? Hell Yes. 

Useful? Only when trying to cause a fire or explosion at your local firework stands.

VIDEO: Amphibious Hummer Doubles as Submarine


As if we haven’t had enough weird personal projects today, this Hummer’s been modified with a snorkel intake and exhaust that would make Scuba Steve jealous…

VIDEO: Ken Block’s STi on SnowCat Tracks!!


We’ve seen this before, but only during a brief 15-second clip taken with a cell phone, which really isn’t much to go on.  But now the day has come where Ken Block shows the world his top secret project.  You could say that Ken Block has built the worlds biggest sled, or maybe even that it’s the boldest application of Subaru’s legendary AWD system.  If it were me, I’d call it the ultimate ski lift.

 

Backwards Painted Truck Will Scare the Crap Out of You


Backwards Painted Truck

Hennessey Dyno’s their LS9 Powered Camaro


Hennessey Camaro LS9 Dyno

Well Hennessey did it; they were able to squeeze the LS9 into a Camaro and they have officially finished tuning that beast. Here’s the video of the first dyno… can you say torque-tastic?

Papa Johns Gives Away 35,847 Pizza’s!


Papa John and His Camaro

That’s a lotta pizza-pie, but to get it for free, you had to pick it up in your Camaro.  That’s amore!

In case you missed the headline, the Papa J0hn Schnatter of Papa John’s was searching for his long lost 1972 Z28 Camaro, the one he had to sell to open the very first Papa John’s.   It was a beauty, one that he dearly loved.  After more than 30 years, he decided to leverage his wealth, start a search, make a website and offer a $250,000 reward!

Jalopnik championed coverage of the story, encouraged their readers to help and one of them actually found it!  Now the Papa has been reunited, Jeff Robinson is $250K richer and 35,847 proud Camaro owners have a full belly… I guess there is such a thing as a happy ending.

Ken Block’s STi – Performance Stats & Figures


Ken Block’s Gymkhanna 1 and 2 practice sessions have set the bar for drift stunts, video production and outright lunacy. In his second practice session, Ken used an even more powerful STi on Subaru’s updated 2008 platform. It looked fast, didn’t it?  Well, somehow the guys over at Edmund’s “Inside Line” talked Ken into letting them borrow it and they were able to put down some concrete numbers on his STi’s performance. Get this:

  • Curb Weight: 2,775 lbs  (Stock STi = 3,352lbs, or 577lbs more!)
  • Engine Displacement: 2.65-liter (up .15-liter thanks to a Crawford Stroker Kit)
  • Turbo: GT35R @ 30 PSI
  • Fuel: E85
  • Transmission: Six-Speed Dog-Ring KAPS Gearbox
  • Power: 565 HP
  • Torque: 590 ft-lbs
  • 0-60 MPH: 3.0 seconds
  • 60-0 MPH: 115 feet
  • Quarter-Mile: 10.8 seconds
  • Skidpad Pass: 72 MPH
  • Lateral Grip: .90g
  • Audio: 115.9 decibels inside the cabin

Special Note: the transmission’s 5th gear was borked, so that quarter-mile time above skipped 5th and went straight to 6th, which means it’s capable of putting down an even faster time.  :)

There’s a laundry list of performance mods, if you’re interested, check out their post to get the low-down.

Monster Madness!


We’ve seen some incredible machines as of late; a twin turbo M5 M3, an LS9-powered Camaro, even a 2700 horsepower F150! But this one probably takes the cake as the meanest, fastest street machine around; its a 94 Mustang Cobra powered by a Viper’s 8-liter V10, which is force fed by a couple of T-76 turbos.  Some modification was needed to make everything fit, including moving the firewall back 10 inches and custom fabricating engine mounts and suspension linkages.

This has all taken months of work, but the day has finally come to turn the key.  Listen and enjoy this deep hiss of this Cobra.

Haven’t you always wanted a Truck with 2,700 Horsepower?


Turbo Jet Powered Ford F150
So did Chris Lentz. He’s actually wanted one for several decades, but his dream finally came true when he found a Czechoslovakian Motorlet M-701 turbo jet for sale. $10K later and a whole lot of JB Weld, the turbo jet was secured to the bed of his 2005 F150 STX. Despite the huge levels of power, this truck is still kinda slow; 0-60 in 8.5 seconds, finishing the quarter mile in 16.3 @ 103 MPH. Faster than a stock F150, yes. Slower than a stock Honda Civic SI, yes. But it’s not the lack of power, its all the extra weight. With the jet mounted to the truck bed, the curb weight of the F150 is a touch over 6,600 lbs! This must be the fastest truck in that weight class, and the coolest truck in any class. Video after the jump:
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Remember that Hennessey LS9 Camaro?


It’s alive and it sounds awesome!

It Fits! ZR1 LS9 in the New Camaro


2010 Hennessey LS9 Camaro

Hennessey announced today that it was able to squeeze in the 640 horsepower LS9 into the engine bay of the new Camaro. By the looks of the photos, the engine fits quite nicely.  This is a considerable upgrade from the Camaro’s optional V8, but Hennessey wasn’t happy with just 640 ponies. Oh no, they’ll be working on pushing out over 700 to the wheels.

Only 24 LS9 Camaro’s will be made by Hennessy and 11 of them have already been pre-ordered. If you got a couple hundred grand laying around and fancy the new 2010 Camaro, get on the horn and talk to Mr. Hennessey. Pics after the jump!

UPDATE: HENNESSEY PRESS RELEASE AFTER THE JUMP – Performance Specs Included!

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The Best Racing Video of All Time: Ken Block’s Gymkhana 2


Ken Block Gymkhana 2 - Subaru STi

It was just a short 8 months ago when Ken Blocks Gymkhana video hit the net and it was one of the wildest drift videos ever produced.  Utilizing a Crawford-prepped 530WHP Subaru STi, he danced through his Gymkhana practice course with the precision of Sebastien Loeb and finished by doing donuts around a brave soul riding a Segway.

Fast forward to today; Ken Block is now sporting a new STi that boasts 566 horsepower and a gazillion ft-lbs of torque. This is the best produced racing video I’ve ever seen (save for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb) bringing you long drifts, stupid-awesome stunts and lots of fire. So sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the many sensations brought to you by the burning of rubber.

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The Long Lost Art of Trike Drifting


You know that sweet trike you had when you were around 4 years old. It was your first set of wheels and I’m sure that you, like me, would often stop pedaling and let the plastic wheels skid over the concrete in what only can be described as an awesome drift.  Well a trio of enterprising dudes decided that trikes were still cool and drifting them could be even cooler.

Watch and marvel and their excellent drift skills as they brake-lock the inside wheel to go round corners Tokyo Drift style.

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95MPG Civic Gets Great Fuel Economy, Scares Children


Mike Turner's 95MPG Civic - 3/4 View

It’s got a face that only a mother could love, but boy does it get good range on a full tank of gas. The secret to this Civic’s green house success is in it’s aerodynamics. You may remember from a few years ago, Infinity advertised their G35 as having a .28 co-efficient of drag, the lowest of any sports car in it’s class. The current Toyota Prius has a coefficient of drag measuring .25, which undoubtedly helps it achieve 48 miles per gallon on the freeway. So other than it’s wedge nose and space-age wheel covers, what does this funky beast have in the way of drag? A measly .17 CD. Continue reading

Ferrari V4 Motorcycle Concept


ferrari-v4-bike-yellow

This concept wasn’t developed by Ferrari, but rather in hopes that Ferrari would pick it up for production.  It’s been designed in such detail that it is pretty much ready for production; all Ferrari would need to do is design a motor in spec with the size requires set forth in the design and then develop a suspension system to accommodate the weight.  Pretty hot stuff, no? By the way, all the images of this bike are computer generated, hit the jump to see the rest of em.

Source: The Auto Junkyard

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A Face Only a Mother Could Love –or– Worst Paint Job Ever.


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Worst Paint Job Ever