Thrifty Parking-lot Show from 1954
May22

Thrifty Parking-lot Show from 1954

Did you notice the beautiful colors of these classic customs? Did you notice that this car show was in 1954? Rik Hoving, from Custom Car Chronicle did a phenomenal job colorizing this photo, as well as chronicling the details and stories of the classics in this picture. How often are we treated to such a unique look at a moment in history? You’ll get a chance to read about each car in this timeless picture and test your...

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How a Freaky WWI Camouflage Trick Could Be Reworked For the 21st Century
May20

How a Freaky WWI Camouflage Trick Could Be Reworked For the 21st Century

If cars are painted in camouflage that’s designed to distort our perception of their speed, won’t it be a fun drive on the highway!   “During World War I, ships were painted in zebra stripes to deceive the enemy. The effectiveness of this “dazzle” camouflage was never quite clear, but a new study suggests that these zigzag patterns can be quite deceptive when they move.” “As it turns out, to make...

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The BMW 2002 Hommage is a retro concept done right
May20

The BMW 2002 Hommage is a retro concept done right

I’ve rarely met a “stock” car that I didn’t like more when it was treated with a little tricked-out treatment.  The off-center BMW badge at the back and the choice of color and design of the front spoiler give it an elegant retro look.   “Even the lighting elements are retro-tinged. The headlight lenses have a gold hue since this is the golden anniversary of the 1966 model. There are also separate...

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Real Racing: 1980 Showroom Stock C National Championship (Video)
May19

Real Racing: 1980 Showroom Stock C National Championship (Video)

I love this kind of racing. Equal cars, driving on the limit, a track that encourages 3-wide chicanes yet has the outer edges of the track dusted with sand. Not everyone is making it through very well.   “Our friends over at Petrolicious unearthed this gem of a race, and a few others like it, on YouTube. How many of these cars can you name, B&B?”   Read the full article here: Real Racing: 1980 Showroom Stock...

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Smart cars: how technology is putting the brakes on insurance premiums
May18

Smart cars: how technology is putting the brakes on insurance premiums

Here’s a dilemma… I love driving and find it hard to imagine a computer hitting the brakes for me if it senses a near collision; yet what if my insurance was reduced by 30% if my car had an automatic crash-avoidance system? I feel like my words are that of an old person that is keeping tech at arms length. It’s just hard to fathom losing full control when I’m in the drivers seat.   “At present, two...

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The Incredible Physics of the Hyperloop
May15

The Incredible Physics of the Hyperloop

Seems they’re making progress on the hyperloop. A test track was built out in the Nevada desert and the loops propulsion system was tested for the first time this week. Did you know, because I did not, that there are 2 companies working on this fantastically impressive technology?   “There was lots of exciting news this week about the much-anticipated Hyperloop, a high-speed train that would be able to make the trip...

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