We thought we'd exhausted every worthy car that somehow, whether through idiocy or oversight, never managed to make it onto a 'Best Of" list. So we put our list out there, and asked you, the Kinja commenters, to double-check our thinking. Smugly, we thought you couldn't do much better than we did. We were wrong. These… »
After years of ferocious hits weekly on the football field, we're seeing retired NFL players combat debilitating, ultimately fatal brain injuries. There's another sport where concussions can have the same effect: racing. Crashing carries risks long after a driver calls it a career, especially in NASCAR.
Now NASCAR is… »
Max Prince has never driven anything quite like this. Its slapdash aero is meant to keep the LS9-powered mule hunkered down, but the airfield is sopping wet. There's no bodywork, because the V8 roadster isn't technically done. Max clears his throat and fires the engine. "Will I survive?" he wonders. »
If you saw the horrible crash while watching the Rolex 24 at Daytona, you probably thought that Memo Gidley (and perhaps Matteo Malucelli in the Ferrari) were goners. And I can't blame you. But Robin Warner saw the crash and breathed a sigh of relief. Here's why: physics. You'll never look at a crash the same way… »
It's time for a mass extinction. The junkyard you once knew will need to evolve, or die. In the new era, just 20 years from now, nearly 14 billion pounds of aluminum from new 2015 Ford F-150 trucks will flood auto recycling facilities, and if things work out right, aluminum prices will never be the same again. »
In 1958, Max Prince's grandfather, who hated cars, hauled his family down to Florida in a beater Oldsmobile to see his beloved Dodgers. When the Olds broke down on the side of the road, the old man thought his dreams were crushed. Then something incredible happened. »