• Super Cars

    Maserati 3500GT: Love At First Drive? (VIDEO)

    What car is special to you? Your first car? Your first family car? Your mid-life crisis purchase?

    For this guy, it’s his Maserati 3500GT; and it’s easy to see why. It’s a beautiful car, that has a charm many modern cars lack.

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    The scenery and weather in the video definitely compliment the Maserati well.

    It’s touching to see how much cars, and one car in particular, can mean to a person.

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    Listen to Frank’s touching story about how he fell in love with the Maserati brand below.

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  • News

    Men Who Love Their Cars More Than Their Wife

    I couldn’t really think of a more appropriate opening than a line from Queen’s timeless classic “I’m in Love with My Car.” In just a short and simple song, Roger Taylor has epitomised the depth of feelings many men have for their cars.

    If made to choose between their wife and their car, 3% of British men would choose the car. A recent study carried out in the UK by the AA revealed that many men are in fact in love with their cars. Further 15% would rather consider giving up booze than their car and 7% of men would abstain from their favourite food forever if it were required of them in order to be able to keep their car. The overall majority – 79% admitted they couldn’t imagine their lives without driving. So the evidence is pretty strong!

    Another study commissioned by Mens Health Network surveyed American motorists and found out that 70% of male drivers prioritise caring for their cars over caring for their own health. No wonder the same study showed 56% of women seriously worrying about their partners’ health. It seems like University of East London has unravelled the mystery. They have concluded that men love cars because they believe they’re part of them. An article by Creditplus suggests that the cause of this affection is rooted in evolution.

    Let’s look at some of the most intricate ways men express their devotion to their four-wheeled friends. But before we do, here’s an interesting factoid: most men will have more cars than women in their lives. And by the time they’re old, they’ll name you every car they’ve had since the age of 17 while they won’t be able to recall the names of at least half of the ladies they’ve known. Go figure!

    Back to the Caves

    Men came out of caves 40,000 years ago (some decided to stay, though), that’s what the scientists tell us. What they tend to elide is that some men are voluntarily returning to their caves. For fairness sake, the caves of today are more elaborate. I call them man caves. It’s the place where the man, under loud protests from his better half, stores his football memorabilia, snooker tables, dart boards, SEGA turbo and other manly whatsits.

    Some motorheads have designed man caves with their main passion in mind.

    In this example, the man works, eats and sleeps in what appears to be an oversized posh garage. Even a quick glance will tell you that this bloke has got everything he could possibly want, except for one thing. I may be mistaken but something tells me that this chap is single. Call it a hunch or maybe it’s something to do with the fold-out guest sofa.

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    The second man cave has got a more modern and urban look. Is this man living in a Ferrari showroom? Joking aside, I have to applaud him for a well-balanced colour scheme. His obsession with cars is further accentuated by the swivel car seats and the fact that he’s watching Wheeler Dealers on a 60-inch flat screen telly.

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    The final bit of inspiration comes from the Cadillac man himself – Tad Pierson – the second most famous Memphian after Elvis Presley. He is a tour guide driving a pink 1955 Cadillac and he has shown the sights of Memphis to many a happy tourist. When he’s not touring the city, he retires to his man cave which screams 1950s and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Tad’s home is set up in a large garage and he sleeps inside a vintage Airstream trailer to ward off the smell of petrol (sorry, I mean gas).

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    Taking it to Extremes

    Ok, it’s one thing sleeping next to a car. That’s normal (huh?) An entirely different thing is sleeping with a car. Did you hear about the man who is planning to marry his Volkswagen Beetle? I do hope the car is registered before 1998 or he might get into serious trouble. I’ll leave it with Jalopnik to explain this in more detail while we’re quickly moving on to things that are more tasteful and appropriate for a car-loving gentleman.

    Car Furniture

    Those who are trying to keep a low profile with their motoring antics, can make a subtle statement with car-themed furniture. The Ferrari beds that most household catalogues sell are likely to be too short for the majority of car enthusiasts, that’s why most of the car furniture comes under the custom category. These examples make the green Top Gear Rolls-Royce sofa look like a bit of an understatement.

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    Cars should be kept clean

    Judging by the established cliché – men like watching women wash cars. However, there’s a strong evidence supporting the assumption that very few men would entrust their wives or girlfriends with the important task of car grooming.

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    Consider these figures: last year the U.S. car body care industry was worth approximately $8 billion. Mens toiletries and cosmetics? Currently lingering somewhere between $2 and $2.5 billion per year and is expected to reach $3.2 billion by 2016. For every dollar men spend on moisturiser and lip balm, they spend almost $4 on car shampoo and the latest wax formula that guarantees to remove minor scratches and bring back that showroom shine!

    Having a pack of car wipes is essential too, otherwise if you don’t have one at hand, you might end up with the same dilemma as the man from the Volkswagen’s viral video that they made a couple of years ago. Not very viral, though. Do I hear another cringe alert coming along?

    How is it with you? Do you think you might be among those 3% who’d dump their girlfriend if the car asked you to?

     

     

     

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  • Super Cars

    McLaren 650s Geneva Debut Next Month (PHOTOS)

    A stunning looking car, the McLaren 650s seeks to establish McClaren as a force to be reckoned with, alongside other manufacturers such as Ferrari and Lamborghini.

    McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt intends to triple sales within two years, and it seems the 650s is it’s first step in achieving this aim.

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    Will the McLaren 650s be fruitful against their rivals? Only time will tell. But if I had the money, I’d be queuing up for one right now.

    Take a look at the slideshow below!

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  • Tech/ Videos

    Face It, Car Touch Screens Suck. Except This One (VIDEO)

    Car interfaces are generally pretty dire. There, I said it. In a world full of touch screens in our homes, in public, and even in our pockets; you think car manufacturers would  wise up and get with the times.

    We spend a lot of time in our cars, and a lot of money on them. Why should we settle for a low-res touch screen crammed with buttons, when the traditional plastic button worked better? Touch screens were implemented as a selling point, rather than a new intuitive way of controlling your car.

    But a guy named Matthaeus Krenn has come up with an ingenious new interface that would revolutionize how we interact with our cars.

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    It’s not perfect. Hell, it looks confusing, and working out how to use it would be a challenge. Would I remember how many fingers to use to control air flow whilst flying down the freeway? Probably not. But it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

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    But car makes should take note; and who knows, maybe we will see Android or iOS in our cars within the next few years. They need to take a step back, and build an interface from the ground up that’s easy and fast; just like this guy has done.

    Have a gander at the concept UI in action below.

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  • Videos

    How To Make A Truck Exciting? Add 3 Jets (VIDEO)

    36,000 Horsepower? Speeds up to 375 Mph? It must be a hell of a supercar.

    Nope, it’s Shockwave. The world’s fastest Jet-Powered truck.

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    With 3 Jet Engines, it can cover a quarter of a mile in 6.5 seconds, and generate up to 9Gs.

    It truly is a beast of a truck. I’m sure there’s a lot of jealous truckers out there right now.

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    Check out this beast below:

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  • News

    The 5 Best Cars To Have Sex In

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    So, its Valentines Day; romance is in the air and many of you will be getting your love groove on. For those horn dogs interested or those who fancy spicing up their bedroom activities then this guide is for you.

    Here are the most common vehicle types, and their sexual options.  Positions at the ready!

    The top 5 cars to have sex in. Let’s go….

    How To Have Sex In Any Kind Of Car

    Fornication Location Class 1: Mid-to-Full-Size Sedans/Coupes (with at least a bench rear seat)

    These are very common, and the answer is fairly easy: get in the back. A bench rear seat allows for the largest variety of options, and most of the major humanly-achievable sexual positions are available.

    Pros: Relatively easy, common
    Cons: Limited headroom limits some options.

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    Fornication Location Class 2: Compact to Sub-Compact 4-Seater cars (with at least one bench seat)

    Also a very common option, these cars work similarly to the mid-to-full sedans, but the much more restricted space brings up new challenges. The optimal location is the back seat, but unlike full-sized sedans, you really need to move the front seats as far forward as possible, and likely fold the front backrests forward as well (for 2-door cars that allow this for rear-seat entry).

    Also, on little cars, you’ll make much greater use of grab handles and straps. For example, on vintage Beetles and many other cars, there are these passenger assist straps that look sort of like gynecological foot straps. Which should give an idea of how handy they can be. Use them to help maneuver, support your weight, etc. Almost all cars have at least some of these, usually above the side windows, so make sure to employ them.

    Pros: Easy to find secluded parking, very intimate. Ability to brace against car body may offer interesting options.
    Cons: Pretty cramped in there. High probability of sprains and car parts getting in on the fun.

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    Fornication Location Class 3: Wagons, hearses, wagon-based delivery vehicles

    Easy! Fold down the back seat, and you’ve got essentially a bed! Some blankets can be great if you happen to have some, but they’re not essential. There’s restricted headroom, so keep that in mind— most positions will by necessity tend to be more horizontal.

    Pros: Easy, comfortable
    Cons: It’s probably your mom’s wagon.

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    Fornication Location Class 4: Vans (even minivans), enclosed trucksP

    Are you kidding? You barely have to plan anything. I’ve had friends in NYC apartments with less room for fucking than you’d have in almost any van. Pretty much everything works here that doesn’t require special large apparatuses or heavy equipment. Have fun.P

    Pros: It’s basically a sex-room on wheels. Why do you think these were so popular in the ’70s?
    Cons: Pedos know this as well.

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    Fornication Location Class 5: Two-seater enclosed cars, or larger cars without bench seating anywhere

    Things get trickier here. some cars don’t have rear benches, exactly, but a pile of clothes or something can cover the non-seat middle and make it close enough — the Porsche Panamera is an example of this. But some just won’t work this way— there’s only bucket seats available. In these cases. you’ll need to limit your positioning to combinations that allow two of you in one seat, or permit one partner to bridge the non-seat area. Be wary of parking brake levers and gearshifts! Those things can hurt.

    Pros: These cars usually often can make people want to have sex with you in the first place.
    Cons: It’s really, really tight in there. You could end up Siamese’d.

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    Fornication Location Class 6: Convertibles, Roadsters, And Other Open Vehicles (including open-bed pickup trucks)P

    With these, the issue becomes more about where you’re parking than where in the car you’re playing. A closed car can at least pretend to be a private space — an open Miata, though, would be like having sex in a horse trough. Not private at all.

    So, for these cars, the physical options are greater, since headroom is infinite, and you can use rollbars and windshield frames, etc to help support things. You’re more having sex on the car than in it with these, and while that can work, be wary of hot and/or cold metal surfaces on tender bare skin.

    Pickup trucks fit in this category because the logistics are more based on overall location as well— that open bed gives you as much flexibility as a van, but with zero privacy. Also, blankets are probably a good idea for a truck bed, which will likely be hot or cold, and often filled with uncomfortable ridges. And probably leaves, beer cans, screws, nails, sawblades, angry raccoons, etc.

    Pros: In the right environment, this can be incredible.
    Cons: Having “F-150” burned backwards on your ass.

    via Jalopnik

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  • Humor/ News

    WTF! A Cow Rides Backseat Of A Citroen In Ireland!

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    We are going animal crazy today. First we saw the little Racoon Mechanic, now we’ve seen a cow riding the back seat of a Citroen in Northern Ireland!

    Carla Quinn, of  was driving home from work in Ballymena, Northern Ireland last week and spotted what she initially thought to be a dog. After looking a little closer though it is of course a big ass cow.

    The funny thing is that it isn’t actually illegal to transport a cow in the back of a car, according to the PSNI. Though it is “ill-advised”.

    I guess we might be seeing more animals riding shotgun this winter then. I don’t blame them though. It is freaking cold!

    It is not against the law to transport a cow in the back of a car, according to the PSNI. Though it is "ill-advised".

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  • Videos

    Heavy Snow On Colorado Highway Turns Traffic Into Bumper Cars (VIDEO)

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    Watch the snow cause chaos on this Colorado Highway. This is what happens when you speed on the the roads in icy and snowy conditions – it’s literally like watching a game of real life bumper cars.

    Luckily no one was injured – safe driving in the snow folks!

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  • Videos

    Who Needs Jump Leads? These Resourceful Soldiers Charge A Flat Car Battery With Their AK47s! (VIDEO)

    These three soldiers showed their resourcefulness when they were in need of jump cables after finding their car battery dead. The answer? Their AK-47s!

    Using the metal on their firearms, they bridged the two batteries to transfer the charge.

    A LiveLeak video identifies them as being in Iraq but we don’t know the location for sure. “The two soldiers aren’t in any danger from the guns, since there are no bullets, but holding a metal object while electricity is passing through it isn’t exactly safe,” Mihnea Radu with Auto Evolution wrote.

    Some people have even said the video is fake. What do you think? Check out the footage:

     

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  • Humor/ Super Cars

    Crazy Car Stunt Lesson 1 – Learn To Drive Across A River On A Zip Line (VIDEO)

    If you are a fan of crazy stunts that involve cars, then you will love this one. It’s even better when their is absolutely no concern or safety limitations in place. Just a couple of guys, out in the wild, making a homemade contraption to get their SUV across a raging white water river! Awesome.

    You have to take your hats off the these guys. Most would concede defeat and accept that there is no way across but staring danger in the face, they guys get creative and get freaking brave by creating a fully functional car-carrying zip line that could bear the weight of a full size wagon. Respect!

    Check it out…

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  • Celebrity Cars/ Super Cars

    Real Madrid Superstars: Bale and Ronaldo given FREE Audi’s for Xmas (PHOTOS)

    The more money you get the more freebies come your way…

    The Worlds most expensive footballers Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo cost Real Madrid a combined £166million. You would think with that pay packet they would buy their own cars but their sponsors Audi have decided to give them and the Real Madrid team a free car of their choice. Unbelievable!

    Arguably the two best footballers in the World right now joined the rest of the Real Madrid squad in the capital for the sponsor’s day at the Hippodrome de la Zarzuela. After waving to supporters clad in their red Audi jumpers, the Real Madrid superstars were given a car each to drive away in.

    Ronaldo lapped up the opportunity as he is a huge car nut. Already in Ronaldo’s esteemed collection is a McLaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Veyron, Audi R8 and even the new Ferrari LaFerrari. Basically the worlds finest cars!

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    Ronaldo jumped into a smart Audi RS6 estate before giving the photographers a thumbs-up and Bale picked up an Audi Q7.

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    Check out the video below. Which Audi would you have chosen?

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