Fisher Price's Power Wheels line is best known for its miniature drivable versions of real-life cars, like the Porsche 911 GT3. But one of its more original and unique creations, the Wild Thing, is being brought back with a more rugged design so kids can now take it off-road.
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Western Australia police are on the hunt for a group of men seen driving a motorised picnic table around the Scarborough Beach area in Perth on Sunday, while the general public seem to be more impressed by the technical skills required to actually make the table roadworthy. A video has surfaced of the two tables cruising down a busy highway, turning right at a set of traffic lights in order to refuel their unusual vehicles.
Artist Scott Park managed to do the incredible: he drew nearly all the identifiable spaceships and vehicles and animals used in the original Star Wars trilogy and laid them out in one awesome poster you can buy. There's basically everything you love and know here: the Millennium Falcon, both Death Stars, TIE Fighters, AT-AT, and more.
I grew up with James Bond. That's not really an exaggeration. I remember proudly telling my babysitter I'd been watching the films for years. My favourite parts: the chase scenes. So when I went to London last month and discovered Bond in Motion, a museum exhibit filled with actual Bond vehicles, I drooled a bit. And then I started snapping pictures. 56k warning: images ahead!
Cops on Segways are so 1993 and no one takes them seriously. That's why San Francisco now has cops on quadskis, the quad bike that turns into a jet ski that turns whoever's riding it into a kind of poor man's James Bond. And at least one of them is being used to patrol the San Francisco Bay during baseball games.
Video: Cars, motorcycles, trucks, aeroplanes, mopeds, tanks, fighter jets, ships, trains, big rigs and so on. We've figured out that those are the vehicles that work out best for our purposes and our world and our needs. But we had a lot of missteps and weird arse experimental vehicles along the way. Here are eight crazy vehicles that once existed but have disappeared because they were, well, crazy.
The new Mad Max movie is going to be filled with such crazy explosions and gnarly stunts that your eyes will pop, but that's just the beauty of being able to sprinkle special effects onto a movie blockbuster. Not all of that badassery will be real. What is real is this awesome Mad Max Peacemaker car, this thing just rips the Earth up.
Before autonomous smart cars hit the roads, we're going to be seeing regular cars upgraded with the smarter technologies that will eventually make self-driving vehicles possible. In the UK Ford is introducing what it calls Intelligent Speed Limiter technology on its new S-MAX that enhances the vehicle's cruise control capabilities with cameras that are able to recognise posted speed limits.
There's some great news from Mattel for parents who like to live vicariously through their kids and long ago had to trade their sports car dreams for a practical, spacious minivan. It's been almost a quarter century since Power Wheels offered a Porsche option, but come October kids aged three and older will be able to get behind the wheel of this 911 GT3.
The Jeep Ride From Hell is a 15 hour journey (if you're lucky) from the Nepalese town of Salleri to Kathmandu. There's a reason why it's a "jeep" and not a bus. That reason is that the "roads" are anything but; we often needed four-wheel drive to cross streams, get out of ruts, and make it through mud. All while carrying 15 people in a 9-passenger vehicle. But hey, it is the cheapest way to reach Mt Everest.