Michelin's Airless Tire Might Actually Start Existing

We’ve been promised airless, puncture-proof tires for-bloody-ever by this point. But pump-haters, your time is arriving: starting next week, a factory in Piedmont, SC is going to start pumping them out.


Honda's Using Your Favourite '80s Toys To Sell You A New Car

Now that the children of the ’80s are all grown up and have lots of expendable income, companies have realised that nostalgia can be a great marketing tool. That’s why so many toys are being resurrected and re-issued, and why Honda is now selling cars using the likes of Skeletor, Jem, and even Stretch Armstrong as its celebrity endorsers.


One Of The Most Powerful F1 Cars Ever Is For Sale In Sydney

In 1986, Benetton Formula — the team that would become Renault and later Lotus F1 — had the B186-05. Powered by the 1.5-litre, highly turbocharged BMW M12/13, it was an enormously powerful Formula One car, developing nearly 1500 horsepower in qualifying trim and clocking a fastest-ever 352km/h down the main straight at Monza. That engine is widely regarded to be the most powerful ever used in Formula One. Seven chassis in total were built throughout the 1986 season by Benetton, two were destroyed, and of the five left, one is up for sale — in Sydney.


50 Years Of Drunk-Driving Ads 'Celebrated' In Gut-Wrenching Commercial

Video: Since the first don’t-drink-and-drive commercial in the UK — 50 years ago — the number of drunk-driving accidents deaths has fallen dramatically. But how can you celebrate the good results when there are still people out there killing themselves by driving drunk? This brilliant commercial shows how.


This Man Rode A Rocket Bicycle 207 MPH

When you think of fast rides, bicycles usually don’t spring to mind, at least not before souped-up race cars and sleek motorcycles. Watching Francois Gissy speed over 207 miles per hour on a bicycle with a rocket strapped to it may change that.


Australian Batmobile: Working 1989 Replica Two Years In Making

Zac Mihajlovic — a 29-year-old Batman fan from Camden, New South Wales — spent two years building this The car is road legal and he uses it mainly to make sick kids happy together with the Make-A-Wish foundation.


BMW Is Developing Street Lights That Also Charge Your Electric Car

One of the frequently-cited problems with electric cars is a lack of places to charge up when you’re away from home. Rather than create an entire standalone network, BMW is looking to combine charging docks with another common, electricity-powered road fixture: street lights.


Seeing Machines Build Cars Always Makes Me Think We're In The Future

Video: I forget how cool the technology around us is sometimes. And then I get reminded when I see these giant machine robot arms make a car. It reminds of those futuristic scenes of sci-fi movies that make me wonder how come we’re not advancing fast enough. Truth is, we really are. Here’s footage of a VW Golf being made by TestDriven.


This Might Just Be The Most Ridiculous Personal Watercraft Yet

Any ‘personal watercraft’ is almost certain to be a playboy toy, and this might just be the most playboy-toyish of them all: a $US19,000 electric hydrofoiling experience for two.


Tokyo Is Now Like Real Life Akira

If you think Akira’s glowing vehicles were just a fantasy coming from Katsuhiro Otomo’s mind you are wrong. Bōsōzokus — biker gangs — existed before Akira and, as you can see in this video, they still drive their extravagant modified vehicles through the roads of Tokyo.


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