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    “It’s The Other Way” Wrong-Way Elderly Driver Narrowly Escapes Highway Disaster (VIDEO)

    There is a lot to be scared of on the highway but perhaps nothing is more terrifying than seeing a car going the wrong way down the highway.

    Watch as this elderly driver narrowly escapes multiple collisions on New York Highway. The old timer was eventually stopped by Police after 8 miles – amazingly no one was hurt.

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    Top Gear Use A Train To Completely Annihilate A Car (VIDEO)


    Pure and utter destruction! Top Gear aware of the dangers of cars near railroads wanted to see what exactly happens when a high speed train smashes into a car stuck on the tracks. So, they set up their own test: they pummelled a mini van with a train going 78mph.

    The slow-mo of the impact is incredible and the poor minivan is barely recognisable after the crash. We are chillingly aware of the dangers of train crossroads.

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  • Humor/ News

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

    WTF! Cow Rides Back Seat Of A Car

     WTF! Cow Rides Back Seat Of A Car

    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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  • Humor/ Russian Dashcams

    Dashcam Mayhem: Russian Grannies Hit The Road (VIDEO)

    When Grannies hit the road in Russia there is carnage. Driving in Russia isn’t easy and drivers aren’t forgiving for pedestrians, especially when it comes to the elderly. This Russian Dashcam compilation video will have you re thinking the age old saying, “look after your elders.”

    Although some of these made me chuckle, remember folks, always respect your elders.


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  • Latest News

    Man Caught Driving With “No Hands” Banned From Driving (VIDEO)

    A UK car mechanic  has been banned from driving for being caught with his his hands behind his head while driving.

    Richard Newton was driving at 60mph using his knees to steer when cops caught him on a mobile speed camera. His (rather weak) defence was, “he was only having a stretch”  and was this was due to “bad back problems” as he avoided a possible jail sentence today.

    What did he receive for this ‘crime’? Newton was banned from the roads for 12 months and was given a 12 month community order including 100 hours of community work.

    From my perspective it looks like a very uncompromising position. Perhaps he had a lady friend helping him ‘steer’…

    What do you think folks? Does he deserve to be banned from driving for a year? Watch the video below:

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  • Videos

    Incredible Footage Of A Plane Crashing On Dragstrip Just Before A Race Begins (VIDEO)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqPwqvemRCg

    Dramatic footage has been released form authorities from Iceland of a shocking accident that occurred when a small plane crashed at the start of a drag race on August 5 2013.

    Three people onboard, Captain and Medic were instantly killed when the plane impacted the ground, amazingly the co-pilot survived this terrific accident.

     

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  • Russian Dashcams

    Russian Garbage Men Pick Up The Trash In Style (VIDEO)


    When snow is an everyday  occupational hazard then these garbage men have to get a bit creative to their daily round a little bit easier. Though, this is Russia and it likely it may be a standard practice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g9VQVASunY

    A translation from the youtube channel:

    “The garbage men of Vladikavkaz are the coolest and most daring garbage men in the country!”

    Damn, right they are!

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  • News

    This V12 Coffee Machine Is Ready To Crank Up Your Morning

    Car lovers rejoice, “the most beautifully engineered espresso machine in the world” is finally upon us in the shape of this badass Espresso Veloce V12 espresso machine.

    The details (see below) are sublime, with coffee filters delicately shaped like oil filters and chrome exhaust tubes dispensing the brew and even has pistons for espresso cups!  This beast is a car enthusiasts dream.

    There will be only 500 of these machines made, sprung from the forge of the Arte Meccanica Mastrogiuseppe, after company founder Paolo Mastrogiuseppe.

    So then. How much does this badboy cost? Get ready for it….as the pricing details put this at a whopping $15,000. It looks like rich gear heads like Lewis Hamilton’s of this world will be able to afford for that ultimate cup of coffee.

    For now we can only dream!

     




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  • News

    Guy Want’s to Sell His Jeep In Exchange For Sex With Somebody’s Wife For A Week (WTF)

    Man wants to sell his jeep in exchange for somebody's wife!

    Man wants to sell his jeep in exchange for somebody's wife!
    This might just be the creepies car ad you will ever see as one craigslist user wants to sell his 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee in exchange for somebody’s wife!

    Craigslist is full of creepy ads but this one has to be up there with the worst. Wanting sex with somebodies wife for a week as payment instead of good old dollars is just weird.

    And guys, if you are interested in donating your wife for a week. Your offer will be considered based on the nude photos you send the seller for approval.

    Check out the ad below:

    “2011 jeep grand Cherokee 4wd – $9000 (Huntsville) — I have a 4wd Jeep Cherokee. Its is fully loaded and has a which attached to front ranch hand bumper and grill gaurd. It is on a 4 in suspension lift and a 6 inch body lift has 35 mud grip tires(1200) witch has only been on it for two months.

    The truck only has 48,000 miles on it. I am looking to trade it but I looking for certain things only. I don’t need it but its paid for so I don’t have to sell it. Now here is what I am looking for. A lady (preferable married to who wants the jeep) she mist be 18 to 50 and fit.

    I give you the jeep and you leave your wife with me for a week. When you come pick her up she will have the signed title to the jeep. So if interested send me several photos of the wife and I get right back to you. The photo need to be nude after all she will be for a week.”

    We hope to god this is a joke.

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  • Latest News/ Videos

    World’s Worst Dad Leads Police On A Crazy 100mph Chase – With 3 Kids Inside (VIDEO)


    This really is the World’s worst Dad! After leading police on a wild car chase with his 3 kids in the back, he runs a red light and then crashes into a Toyota head on.

    Does he check to see if his kids are OK? Nope, this terrible father flees the vehicle leaving his kids behind.

    We hope this guy gets a long time behind bars.

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  • News

    This Bugatti Belt Buckle Is $84000 Worth of Stupid

     

    When a Belt Buckle is worth more than a standard luxury ride you know there is something going a miss. This $84,000 Bugatti belt buckle is just plain stupid.

    BoldRide report: There’s been a bit of a resurgence in the trend of car seatbelt buckles as fashion accessories. Walk into any hipster’s clothing store of choice and you’re likely to see theCorvette, Mustang, and a few other names branded distastefully onto a seat belt designed to hold up your pants.

    For reasons unknown, Bugatti thought this new trend would be worth investing in. Except there’s only one problem — unlike the $20 or so it would cost you for a Corvette belt buckle, this Bugatti belt will set you back about $84,000. That’s more than the cost of your current vehicle (unless you own a Bugatti, obviously).

    But why in the name of all things good does a Bugatti belt buckle cost $84,000? Designed by famed Geneva watch-maker Roland Iten, this one-of-a-kind pants holder consists of “lightweight titanium and stainless steel,” and “has been entirely handcrafted, polished and assembled by master craftsmen in high-precision watch-making in Geneva, Switzerland.” Wow. Much fancy.

    As you would expect, an $84,000 Bugatti belt buckle designed by a famed watch-maker doesn’t just come with holes and a strap. Oh no, this belt features an extensive “click-free click” feature which allows the wearer the perfect width around his waistline every time. Welcome to the height of luxury.

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  • Russian Dashcams/ Videos

    Road Sledding – The Deadly Craze In Russia (VIDEO)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQjue90A31w#t=45

    Police in Russia  (the Yekaterinburg area to be precise) are on the lookout for a person seen sledding through the capital on a tire pulled by car. Apparently, all the kids are doing this in the area!

    This deadly new craze that is just plain ridiculous if you ask me. If you’ve seen the crazy driving in Russia then on the back of a car is the last place you’ll want to be. Madness!


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  • Videos

    The UK’s Boy Racer Scene Is Giving Petrolheads A Bad Name (VIDEO)


    Boy racers have a certain stereotype which VICE, the documentary maker, challenge as they follow boy racersin Essex and Whitley Bay. The new film explores the car culture in the UK and investigates the boy racer scene which they say is ‘one of the most notorious and misunderstood youth subcultures of the last 30 years’.The film closely follows a group of young guys as they cruise the motorways and meet up in industrial estates to show off their wheels. However, it gives us a fresh perspective on the boy racers’ lifestyles.

    Normally seen as trouble makers and dangerous drivers, the film delves deeper into the lives of the men and shows us what has pushed them into the scene. It concludes that unemployment and deprivation is the main reason, which gives us a little more understanding about their behaviour.

    Hat tip to the guys at Carthrottle.com

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  • Videos

    Terrorist In Chrysler 300 Is No Match For Aussie Riot Squad (VIDEO)

    Watch an Aussie Riot Take On A Terrorist In A Chrysler outside NSW Parliament.

    Carscoops.com Report:
    A disgruntled 58-year old former taxi driver sparked a tense situation during a two-hour standoff outside the Parliament House in Sydney,Australia, on Friday, when he parked his whiteChrysler 300 and threatened to blow up the building by allegedly lighting two tanks with 20-liters of petrol on the passenger seat and another 19-liters in the boot.

    Australian authorities took action and tactical operations officers smashed their way into his Chrysler apprehending the man, who has since been identified as Abdula Ganiji, with the entire scene playing on live television.

    The Sydney Morning Herald said that Ganiji was protesting over a $200 fine he received…15 years and as it turns out, he had gone on a hunger strike outside the Parliament last year for the same reason, demanding at the time that Premier Barry O’Farrell launch a “full investigation” into a dispute he had with former employer Wollongong Radio Cabs.

    Ganiji was refused bail during a court hearing on Saturday where it was revealed that police found a two-liter fruit juice container, fuel and a cigarette lighter in his car.

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  • Russian Dashcams/ Videos

    Insane Russian Car Crash Compilation 2013 (VIDEO)



    2013 has been a year filled with Russian Dashcam videos. So to celebrate our love for the Dashcam and the gasps of shock, horror and bemusement they bring, we have this awesome Russian Car Crash Compilation of 2013.

    This is like real life dodgems! The Youtube info attached to this video is also pretty amusing too:

    “Nearly 10 minutes of insane Russian drivers. Weird crashes, guns, aggression, bad driving, it’s all in this compilation. All crashes and everything in this video are non-fatal…
    … Take this Video as a learning tool. This video is only for educational purposes.
    Drive safely and keep yourself and others safe. “

    You see… hugely entertaining and educational!

    Enjoy…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ipipKkmNuI

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    Mongolian Traffic Wars – Mongolian Drivers Would Rather Crash Than Let Another Car Through! (VIDEO)
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  • Features/ Super Cars

    Watch a 14 year old boy drive a Ferrari 458 Italia (VIDEO)

    When you’re a teen you can only dream of driving a Ferrari. Not for this lucky chap who gets to take the Ferrari 458 for a spin

    Woah, that’s illegal some of you will be crying (17 year old to drive UK) but fortunately for this teen the land is private and its his Dad’s 560bhp Ferrari 458 Italia.

    Jealous!? Of course! Some adults wait their whole life to drive a Ferrari and never get the opportunity and this kid can noon it to his heart’s content on his Dad’s private estate.

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    Watch him below drive the Italian beast with great control and maturity of an experienced adult driver:

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    Watch The Super ‘Police’ Cars Of Dubai Take To The Road (VIDEO)

    Remember the awesome super cars of the Dubai police force? Well after previously bringing you images we now the Lamborghini, Bentley, SLS and co in video action!

    Leaving their resting grounds in the Dubai Supercar Show trade center the cars treated onlookers to a rev of the engine and a flash of their lights of course.

    First up is the Brabus B63S, dropping off its stand and heading out, before the Lamborghini Aventador squeezes out the door and of down the road. Then we have the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Bentley Continental GT. 

    The Dubai Police Supercar effort has been part of raising awareness for Expo 2020 as Dubai was a candidate host city. The good news is that they have won the vote and will be hosting the Expo.

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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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  • Russian Dashcams/ Videos

    An Epic Reminder Of Why You Should Never Park Illegally In Russia! (VIDEO)

    If you thought getting a ticket, a clamp, or being towed for parking illegally was bad, count yourself lucky that you don’t get the Russian claw!!

    Crazy dash cam videos coming out of Russia rarely surprise us these days but we still love to see them, and this one is as insane as ever. No mercy is shown as the giant claw man handles the car before dropping into the back of the truck!

    Here is why you should never park you car illegally mother Russia…

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    Crazy Norwegian Rides Bike Backwards Down a Hill at 80km/h…While DodgingTraffic! (VIDEO)

    It would take a lot of convincing and probably money for you to get any of us doing this stunt and we are pretty sure you would feel the same, but Norwegian daredevil ‘Eskil’ LOVES IT!!

    Yep, that pretty much makes him mad!

    The Norwegian rides his bicycle backwards down a road aptly titled ‘Trollstigen’ which translates to ‘Trolls’ Path in English’. It is one of the steepest, winding roads you will see which means Eskil reaches speeds of 50mph during the 2.8 mile decent.

    If this isn’t bad enough Eskil attempts this stunt while he rides his bicycle backwards and with oncoming traffic in the way! What a guy!

     

    Quite an inspiration… here’s what he says about himself on his dedicated website:

    “Eskil has spent his entire life living on the edge creating art that makes a difference. The goal is not just to leave an imprint on mind. The goal is to move boundaries, inspire and show humans all over the world that anything is possible.”

    “Eskil performs live, at TV-programs, in movies and exceptionally by promotional actions. He is also giving lectures about his journey from a little village in Norway to great international success, his unique working methods and the balance between life and death.”

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  • Features

    Justin Bieber Hit and Run Caught On Camera | (VIDEO)

    Justin Bieber ArrestedJustin Bieber has been cleared of any wrong doing after his hit and he has been caught on camera driving into a paparazzi before speeding off in a hit and run incident!

    Bieber always seems to be in the news when it comes to his bad driving behaviour and outrageous cars. He apparently ran up six speeding charges while in Dubai a couple of months ago while he has been getting a lot of attention for his leopard print Audi R8 stateside.

    This time though his hit and run felony that had been caught on camera could have landed him in real trouble with the police, though the feds have apparently cleared Biebs of any wrong doing!

    Justin was leaving the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard in LA at around 11:45 PM in his infamous white Ferrari, with his friend Lil Twist was there as a passenger. Granted, most would say that the paparazzi had it coming to him after refusing to move out of the way of a moving car, and it looked like he completely made the most of the whole thing. We don’t know if there are any serious injuries to the photographer, but with Bieber being cleared by the police we expect not! Lucky Bieber!

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  • Features

    Driving Dogs (VIDEO)

    The SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in New Zealand have been training three rescue dogs to drive cars. It’s part of a campaign to demonstrate that rescue dogs are just as intelligent, adaptable, and lovable as any other. They hope this campaign will encourage more potential owners to consider a rescue dog as a pet.

    Over the course of two months, the dogs have been trained to perform a series of ten behaviours – in the format ‘paw here, get treat’ – which are then joined together into the sequences of actions that we perform every day to operate a car. The dogs were then tested on a mock vehicle, before moving on to a full-sized car – a specially dog-ified MINI.

    What will our roads look like in the future? Will we look into the car next to us to see a paw resting idly on the steering wheel, a hairy face sniffing at the air? Between that, and Google cars with no driver at all, the future highways are beginning to look a little strange.

    For more information on the campaign, how the SPCA went about training the dogs, and how MINI went about modifying the cars, see the drivingdogs.co.nz site. You can also follow the twitter – @drivingdogs – for updates.

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