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Flying Race Car Narrowly Avoids Decapitating Another Pilot

Video: The best part about the video — other than that ridiculously close call of the flying race car launching right pass the driver — is how the driver who almost got crashed into, calmly fixes his side view mirror and keeps driving.


This Electric Mazda MX-5 Is A 9-Second Drag Car

Some people would call this Mazda MX-5 conversion blasphemy. Turning the perfect roadster into a tubbed dragster with massive Hoosier radials. Ripping the light, rev-happy four-cylinder out of the front and replacing it with a massive lithium-ion battery pack. Hooking up two forklift electric motors. And then running 9-second passes all day long.


Drag Racing Icon Sets 296km/h World Record For Electric Cars

Don “Big Daddy” Garlits is one of the Old Masters of drag racing. The first driver to officially break the 270km/h, 290km/h, 322km/h, 386km/h, 402km/h and 435km/h barriers on a 400m drag strip, his name is plastered across racing’s many halls of fame. Last week, at 82 years old, Garlits earned another record, driving the world’s fastest electric-powered drag racer to a record-shattering 296km/h on a 400m drag strip in Florida.


Violent Crash In A Ridiculous Tiny Car Filmed With GoPro Cameras

“Can you feel your legs?” That’s what pilot Steve Poot asks copilot Nicolas Pire after badly crashing their Renault Clio R3t at the 2014 Rallye de Wallonie, in Belgium. The Clio is a ridiculous small French car, so this must really suck despite the safety cage.


Watch The Dogecoin NASCAR Get Name-Checked On TV

Did you know that dogecar spelled backwards is racegod? Well, Josh Wise does. He’s the driver of the #98 NASCAR that just drove in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega, sponsored by $55,000 of Dogecoin crypto-crowdfunding.


With A Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You're Not Completely Screwed In A Crash

We see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them — hopefully, some will be wearing Crave’s kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks like a normal work shirt but probably won’t shred like toilet paper in an asphalt encounter.


Trying Out A 3D Scanner That Makes Helmets Custom-Moulded To Your Head

It’s not hard to find a badass-looking helmet for your adrenaline-fuelled hobbies. The trick is finding one that fits correctly. For decades, that’s meant buying a standard (S/M/L) size lid and rearranging the padding to conform to your noggin. Recently, I got to try out a much better way.


Electric Formula E Racer Tested By F1 Great Jarno Trulli

Jarno Trulli is one of the all-time greats of Formula One racing. With 256 Grand Prix starts under his belt, he’s up there with Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello — he knows more than a little bit about how to drive a fast car quickly. Like most F1 champions, he’s a jack of all trades, with history in karts and Formula 3 as well. He’s now turning his attention to Formula E — the all-electric racing class that’s turning a lot of heads.


Formula E's Futuristic Sound Puts F1 To Shame

A lot of people are not happy with the sound of the new engines in this year’s Formula One. As a result of extensive rule changes, the 2014 F1 cars are much quieter than last year’s models, with none of that ear-splitting high-pitched scream that made 2013 and earlier cars so appealing. And now, a competitor is putting them to shame.


Souped-Up Dinghy Racing Is How You Stay Entertained In Country Australia

You’re out in the bush. There’s no phone reception. No internet. Nowhere to charge your gadgets. Surely it’s a geek’s worst nightmare, right? Wrong: as long as you have a dinghy and a dangerously narrow riverbed, you’ll have the best day of your life.