Tag Archives: Fun Stuff

Jaguar XJR575 registers for ‘Ring taxi duty

For $236, you can take a thrilling ride around the Nürburgring in the passenger seat of a high-performance Jaguar. The British automaker has been offering the service, known as the Jaguar Race Taxi, since about 2012, initially with the XJ Supersport only and later with the F-Type SVR as well. Now Jaguar has replaced the XJ Supersport with the even...

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Ferrari enters comic book world with ‘We Race’

The Ferrari brand has made its way to countless products, but the latest venture is something entirely new: a web comic. Now, fans of the brand or motorsport in general can follow the comic series called "We Race," which has Ferrari's blessing. The series comes from illustrator Riccardo Burchielli and scriptwriter Giulio Gualtieri, who take readers into a...

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Fast farming: The Stig set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor

Honda engineers aren't the only group fixated on making various lawn care machines fast. The crew at BBC's "Top Gear" strapped The Stig into its modified tractor, appropriately called the track-tor, and happened to set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor in the world. The BBC made the announcement on Thursday ahead of Sunday's episode of "Top Gear,"...

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192-hp Honda Mean Mower Mk2 set for speed record attempt

Four years ago, Honda debuted the world's fastest lawn mower, fittingly called the Mean Mower. After setting a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed reached by a lawn mower, Honda is coming back with an even more powerful garden tool: the Mean Mower Mk2. The Japanese company, which makes not only cars, but everything from motorcycles to lawn mowers to...

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This Aventador replica has a retractable hardtop and motorcycle power

Many of you have Lamborghini-sized dreams when it comes to the sort of vehicles you'd like to put in your garage. But having a Lamborghini budget is a different matter. For one enterprising individual it doesn't matter because he can build his own dream lineup of cars. In fact, he's created a Lamborghini Aventador of his own, and it comes complete with a...

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Witness 19 Porsche 918 Spyders attack the alps

If you had a Porsche 918 Spyder, where would you want to take it? What if you had 18 friends that also owned 918 Spyders? It might be time to hit the Alps, which is what Porsche and 19 918 Spyder owners recently did. The route was 1,500 kilometers and the $20 million strong convoy had five days to go from one end of an Alpine pass to the other. Porsche...

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Lego Lexus LFA is a scale delight

A number of folks on this planet channel their inner child to become exquisitely talented at turning little plastic bricks into sculptures of their favorite things. A Flickr user by the username of Noah_L is one of those people as he's mastered the art of creating art with Lego. Lexus Enthusiast spotted his latest build, and it's a clean example of what's...

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The "Wolf of the Autostrada" is the best car film of the year

There are a lot of films and videos made about cars in a given year. A number of them are good, and most of them are...mediocre. As someone who makes mediocre videos on a consistent basis, I'm not a bad judge of what makes a car film good. It takes no sort of expertise, however, to tell you that the "Wolf of the Autostrada" is much more than simply good...

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This Jeep CJ-5 "Brew-ser" sets new standard for all home bars

The first thing that Eric Younger wants you to know about his CJ-5-turned-tavern is that no actual Jeeps were harmed in the making of this bar. "No, we did not ruin a Jeep for it. It's built completely out of junk parts, other than the tires and the wheels," he said. Younger owns a 4x4 specialty shop, D and C Extreme in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and built...

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