You can not argue when it comes about men and their toys. So, we won’t! We will just present you this very cool slot race car that seems like it has caught lots of attention and not from kids!
What you see in here belongs to the Finnish Rail Car Enthusiasts Club (there’s a club for that?!) and all the guys playing in here are expert slot car racers (really, you need to be expert for that?). The race took place in Herttoniemi, a suburb of Helsinki and as you can easily see those guys seem to have all the fun in the world. Good for them!
But enough with playing, now lets get back to serious things: this seems to be the world’s fastest slot car race so you should not be surprise if you will see it entering the Guinness World Book. And when you think that some of us are working during this time...
Anybody that bothered watching last year’s Super Bowl will surely remember Volkswagen’s "Little Vader" commercial, arguably the most popular TVC to be shown during the Big Game.
This year, Volkswagen is returning to the Super Bowl and they’re bringing back the Star Wars theme, with one minor caveat. Instead of Little Vader, VW’s new Super Bowl ad will center around a pack of dogs all barking the Star Wars’ official theme music. Some of the dogs even got to wear Star Wars costumes, including Hans Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, and yes, even an Ewok.
The 60-second teaser is only a sample of what Volkswagen has in store for the Super Bowl. Considering that they stole the show with last year’s "Little Vader" commercial, they’ve got some pretty high standards to live up to if they have any intentions of capturing the audience the way Lil’ Vader did.
We all know how difficult it could be to eat something while we’re riding in a car. Between spilling your drink and dropping some pickles on the seat, the sanitary risks are all there.
Then there’s the matter of eating a Big Mac while riding shotgun on an Ariel Atom . In this video, a couple of guys demonstrate how to eat a Big Mac on an Atom that’s going full blast. One dude was in charge of driving the high-powered sports car while the other was tasked with the more difficult job of actually consuming a Big Mac meal, complete with fries and a large soda.
Needless to say, it proved to be far more difficult to accomplish, especially when it came to actually controlling you hands from all the involuntary movements it was making as a result of the Atom going full-blast on the road.
There are plenty of laughs in this video, as well as a reminder that it’s probably not the best idea to try consuming your lunch while you’re on board a car like the Atom.
Seriously, how do these people think of this stuff?
Rumors circle the internet like vultures do a carcass, but sometimes these rumors are so funny, they are picked up by many in an attempt to have a good laugh in the middle of a long work day. The latest knee-slapper is that former US president, Gerge W. Bush, has gone out and purchased himself a brand new Lamborghini Aventador at a Houston dealership. Yes, it sounds ridiculous, but stranger things have happened.
This news comes from a Luxury4Play forum member who was told by a principle of a Lamborghini dealership in Houston that the former president rode off in a shiny black Aventador. This tidbit of information got so much attention that the Director of Communications from the Bush’s office emailed the forum politely asking them to correct the issue. Apparently, media outlets everywhere were calling the office in an attempt to confirm the purchase. Who says automotive websites don’t carry clout?
Photo-shopped image of Bush in a 700 HP Aventador comes courtesy of Rawtography
Hit the jump to see the email sent from George W. Bush’s office, as well as the reply from L4P.
We’re kind of glad Christmas has come and gone because if our kids would have seen this latest contraption, we would have had to empty our wallets to purchase one. Slot Mods has recently announced the limited edition RCR 917 slot car which looks like a kid’s toy, but can probably be enjoyed by adults as well.
This special slot car was inspired by the RCR 917 that Vic Elford and Gerald Larrousse drove to victory at the 1971 12 Hours of Sebring. It offers rolling aluminum 3-piece original-style center lock wheels, race-worn tires, working headlights and taillights, and a beautiful 1/32 scale wooden slot car raceway on the inside. This raceway features handcrafted, period-correct signs, banners, aluminum Armco railing, trees, and structures.
If the RCR 917 isn’t enough to tickle your fancy, Slot Mods is also offering the RCR GT40, RCR P4, and RCR T70.
"This is slot racing at it’s best!…combining the fun of slot car racing with the great tracks and history of the sport." said Derek Hill – Race Drive & son of legendary Phil Hill.
By now all of the kiddos have ripped through all of the Christmas wrapping to unveil the toys that Saint Nick was kind enough to swing by in the middle of the night to all of the good boys and girls. And now we can see what may have been the vehicle used to lug around all of those presents in a speedy fashions.
This Ferrari 360 Modena limousine is just about the craziest and best limo we’ve ever seen. It was spotted a few days before Christmas by shoppers in upmarket Knightsbridge, London where it took up two parking spaces. It was created by cutting a regular 360 Modena in half and adding seats in the middle to provide interior room for eight people, or a bunch of presents.
Estimated at £250,000 ($390,000 at the current exchange rates), this is the fastest limousine in the world - it can hit a top speed of 166 mph. Of course, there’s only one in existence and we’re guessing the big jolly guy has dibs.
"’Every boy wants to get into a Ferrari, this was a way for people to be able to do that with seven mates. It’s the biggest and craziest vehicle you can get. We made it because we wanted to create the ultimate Ferrari experience," said Dan Cawley - the designer of the limo.
In the Christmas night the busiest man on Earth is Santa - that’s no doubt. And during the years Rudolph has been a real help, but maybe is time for it to take a little brake, especially now that Ford has designed this special Evos Sleigh Concept.
The concept is powered by a 1.0-litre EcoBoost cylinder engine that delivers a total of 125 HP and 125 lbs-ft of torque. Of course this is much more power than the one delivered by Santa’s nine reindeer. But, Ford did some math and apparently this Evos Sleigh Concept is cheaper to maintain than the reindeer: currently Santa currently spends in excess of £122 million (about $191 million) on carrots to fuel his reindeer each year, but with the new Evos sleigh he will reduce cost to just £12 million ($18 million).
"They may look cute, but Santa’s team of nine reindeer create a staggering 214,670 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions each year, so something had to be done to help him re-discover his greener roots," said Ford car designer Paul Wraith.
Its not that we do not like Ford’s idea, but we like the reindeer better. And we really like to hear every year: "Go Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen and Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen!"
The man may have been dead for 60-something years, but Adolf Hitler is still wreaking havoc these days, albeit in a different manner that what he used to do.
These days, Hitler has been reduced to a funny skit that involves him complaining about anything that wrinkles his mustache. The latest video involves his frustration regarding the better numbers the Ford Shelby GT500 has over the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 .
It’s not enough to incite another World War, but you could see the German dictator isn’t all too happy that Ford has one-upped Chevrolet in the race for muscle car supremacy.
The video is based on the 2004 film Downfall and it’s been on You Tube for a couple of years now, having been treated to accommodate a variety of hilarious scenarios where Hitler loses his lid over anything that irks him.
It’s a hilarious watch, especially when you see Hitler getting all too excited about the Camaro ZL1’s debut at the LA Auto Show only to see the GT500 do it one better. Seriously, the guys over at GM pretty much dragged the Camaro ZL1 through the dirt, picked it back up, stepped on it, and then dragged it again.
There’s some vulgarity in the subtitles so you best watch out for those. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the show.
At this time of the year, Santa Claus is probably getting his reindeer ready for what is always a busy next few weeks. It’s hard enough to drop down chimneys and bring presents to every house with a young child, but it’s equally as tough to be doing it with out-of-shape reindeer.
But thanks to Bullett Motorsports, Rudolph and the gang could take a few days off this year, thanks to a brand new ride that was delivered exclusively for Saint Nick himself: a Cadillac CTS-V .
In this video, we see Santa Claus getting his hands on his "new sled," which appropriately enough was given a red nose, some matching antlers, and a nameplate that says "reindeer."
To our surprise, Santa seems to be at-home with the CTS-V, even finding the right mix of acceleration and hand brake-handling to serve up a couple of burnouts with his new "Rudo-llac."
We didn’t know Santa was so efficient in the art of donuts because history has shown the only donuts he knows about are the kind with sugar glaze on it. Seeing the man perform the "other kind" of donut with relative ease makes us love the man even more.
Raise your hand if you ever thought you’d see a Bugatti Veyron in a supermarket. Of all the places you can find one of the fastest cars on the planet, it sitting idly between the dairy and the fruits and vegetable sections of a French supermarket isn’t really one of them.
But there it was, glistening ever so brightly for all the supermarket goers to drool over. The photos come courtesy of Bugatticars.Over-Blog.com, who somehow found themselves at the CORA mall in Mundolsheim, France in the presence of a Bugatti Veyron in attendance as part of a marketing stunt to allow everyday folks to get up close and personal with the supercar.
Let’s just hope nobody spilled a carton of milk on the car after walking past it.
Check out more photos of the Bugatti Veyron posing ever so proudly in the supermarket bu clicking on the link provided.