Since retiring from his job as a late night talk show host, Jay Leno has kept himself busy with a few things; most of them being cars. His all new, online-based tai show, ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ is a popular watch among many a petrol head.
This week, Jay has somewhat of a special episode in store for his viewers. He took on of Italy’s most famous (and lets add, beautiful) races, the Mille Miglia.
And of course, him being Jay Leno and all, he did in utter style – in a classic, stunningly beautiful, Jaguar XK120.
The Mille Miglia, for those of you who don;t know, is an annual, 1000 mile race in Italy that stretches from Brescia to Rome and back. The first ever Mille Miglia was held in 1927 and was a full-on endurance race until 1957. However, in 1977 the race was reinstated as a ‘regularity race’ for vintage and classic cars. (more…)
You may have heard the news already, but perhaps you didn’t believe it – because it really is almost unbelievable.
While we have heard of Google’s Prius powered self-driving cars before, we have not been well acquainted with their very own, ‘built-from-scratch’ self-driving car. This is mainly because it was only shown to the public for the very first time last week.
The mega tech company invited a handful of everyday, normal people like us to witness their very first prototype of their self-driving car in action. And needless to say, the people there (as well as us) were kind of blown away. (more…)
A few months ago, the Hennessey Venom GT became the fastest car in the world. And of course, the attention immediately thrust the car, as well as Hennessey into the spotlight.
The Hennessey GT Venom officially became the fastest car in the world after it broke the land speed record in February. The super car topped an incredible 270,4 miles per hour, which for us means 435, 26 km/h! Yes, we know, that’s super fast. (more…)
So, generally speaking, there aren’t many vehicle enthusiasts (or everyday people, for that matter) that hold the Smart Car in a high regard. In fact, many people and critics a like think the tiny car is cute – when you’re 16.
However, what if the Smart Car, in all it’s petite glory, had a bit of a make over in the engine department. Would you consider driving one of them then? Probably not. But this next video might make you think otherwise. (more…)
Japan’s underworld is home to many things and many, how should I say, eccentric people. Whether it’s social billionaires, thrill-seeking daredevils or, in this case, flashy yakuza’s (yakuza being an organized crime syndicate).
This gang, operating in Tokyo’s underworld has always had a penchant for fast cars or bikes. However, recently, it seems that the yakuza are having some sort of internal competition as to see who has the most blinged-out car. There preferred mode of transport? Lamborghini’s of course.
The gang was originally some sort of motorcycle gang, but quickly transitioned into more flashy (and more expensive) automobiles. Going from a daring motorcycle club to Lambo-racing criminals will obviously come with new threats and in this case, super flashy style. (more…)
Ever wondered what would happen if you give one of the world’s best skateboarders the opportunity to do a trick over a moving car? Well, this.
Superstar skateboarder, Tony Hawk, recently pushed the limits once again when he literally performed an olley (to us non skateboarders, a pretty high jump) over a moving Mini Cooper S. And the result was something pretty spectacular.
Mr. hawk is not new to jumping over cars, either. A couple of years ago he attempted the same feat, by jumping over a Lexus LS. However, the Lexus was not moving – in fact, the car wasn’t even on – and it was parked sideways, which means he only had to jump over the width of the car and not the length. (more…)
The Drive channel on YouTube always brings us the very best in automotive entertainment. They are responsible for great shows such as after Drive, Chris Harris (our favorite car guy) On Cars and Big Muscle – a show about, well, you know, big muscle cars.
Thanks to it’s immense popularity, Big Muscle has been running for four seasons, and you can just imagine how many great, big cars have been featured on the show.
We’re talking Corvettes, twin engine cars and fire creating monsters. Very exciting, even if you prefer more polished vehicles like sports cars. (more…)
The Top Gear Live Festival hit Barbados last weekend, and with it, they brought two of the racing world’s most famous racers – and they’re not even in the same category.
Ever wondered how a F1 race car will perform against a rally car? Well, this is exactly what the Top Gear festival – hosted by the equally entertaining Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond – brought to the fans in Barbados this past weekend. The team brought along American professional rally driver, Ken Block as well as British F1 sensation, Lewis Hamilton, to take a trip around the track.
Block has been a rally champion several times. He is also an all-round extreme sports fanatic, so naturally he was super keen to take on the F1. On the other hand – or wheel – is Hamilton, who really needs no introduction. (more…)