Snowboarders Hit NYC Streets Behind Jeep Wrangler
What happens when the streets of New York City fill with snow and police issue a curfew and threaten to arrest for driving? Why you and your buddies jump in your Jeep Wrangler and go snowboarding through Times Square. At least that’s what one group of friends did as the winter storm Jonas rampaged the northeast during the last half of January 2016.
It probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do, but for YouTube filmmaker Casey Neistat, the shenanigans paid off with roughly 10 million views in two days and no one got arrested. In fact, New York’s finest pulled Casey and his crew over as a mere formality, saying they were responding to complaints. “We’re gonna act like we’re talkin’ to ya,” the policeman said with a grim and New York accent. Fair enough…
Casey was pretty smart when choosing his vehicle. The Wrangler JK fitted with BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires and snow chains had no problem blasting through the slushy streets and over snow banks, all while pulling a snowboarder or two behind.
The video is pretty funny, so sit back and enjoy. Oh, but please don’t try this stunt at home.
Okay, I have worked in many repair shops in my day. During my tour as a service manager, I came across a fair share of “Mountain Man Mechanics,” which is the politically correct thing to call them. These guys love taking the strangest vehicles and creating monsters out of them.
There was one mechanic that took a 1980s Honda Civic hatchback and dropped a 1300 cc Hayabusa engine in it, thinking it would increase the Civic’s performance. He didn’t quite grasp the logic of torque-to-weight ratio and ended up with only a really cool sounding Civic.
Another monster that sticks out in my mind is when a mechanic tore apart his unwilling wife’s mid-1990s Mitsubishi Mirage and dropped its body on a self-shortened S-10 frame. He then dropped a 307 cubic-inch Oldsmobile engine in it and connected the Olds engine to the transmission and transfer case on the S-10 frame. It actually looked and sounded mean when he was done, but instead of re-welding the frame together, he used several bolts to secure it. Guess what happened...
What’s my point here? Well, a new monster has recently come to our attention, which is for sale on Craigslist. The owner has dubbed this machine a 2007 Willys Trike. This trike has a stretched Jeep CJ-2 body with a motorcycle wheel on the front. The body sits on a custom frame – hopefully it’s welded – and has the rear independent suspension from a T-bird.
Instead of having the old Jeep CJ-2 engine, this beast has a Chevy 4.3-liter Vortec engine, which is good for around 190 horsepower, if it is stock. Plus it has a four-speed transmission connecting the engine to the rear wheels.
The handle bars for the motorcycle wheel span all the way from the front of the vehicle through two slots under the windshield. We bet this thing is a scary animal to maneuver at high speeds. But anyways, this “Mountain Man” monster can be yours for “just” $11,000. We bet this thing sits on the market for a while.
What does the military do for fun? Well, aside from going to war, learning how to shoot, participating in some hardcore training, and other stuff like that, a couple of them have taken apart a Jeep and then rebuilt it... in less than four minutes! In fact, they did it in less than three minutes if you subtract the time they spent driving and making preparations!
The particular Jeep they broke down and then built back up was a Jeep that they trained on for months in order to obtain this type of skill, but that does not make it any less impressive! Just take a look at the video and be amazed, be very amazed! It takes us more than four minutes to decide what we are having for breakfast! These guys are awesome!
A Jeep collided with a helicopter near the Russian town of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski. The helicopter was being towed by a truck along the road at about 1:30 a m local time.
The night was foggy and the Jeep car driver had been drinking, so he failed to notice the unusual obstacle until the helicopter was right in front of him when there was no evading the accident.
As a result of the collision, the chassis came off and the helicopter turned over. The Jeep’s driver received several (...)