Category Archives: Random Stuff!

Flash Rods!

Flash Rods!
From the “why has no-one thought of this before?” category we bring you possibly the best desk-top ...

Mr. Dennis is re-engaging with a position in the company he has previously occupied. (Ron’s Back!)

Mr. Dennis is re-engaging with a position in the company he has previously occupied. (Ron’s Back!)
People who enjoy the use of many, many words when few will do REJOICE – Ron is back! To celebrate the return of Ron Dennis and his almost magical ability with words, we present to you a column I wrote way back in 2009 for DRIVER magazine. I wrote the column as an open letter to Bernie Ecclestone bemoaning the fact that he had managed to squeeze out two of the very few interesting people left in the sport at the end of that season – Ron Dennis and Flavio Briatore. Well, Ron is ...

Release the Draguar!

It’s over a year old, but this video from the guys at Roadkill where they buy an elderly Jaguar XJ for $1,000, throw a blower on it in a parking lot then drive it across California to go drag racing (using car washes to cool the engine along the way!) is brilliant! It’s painfully slow, it drops its guts all over the track, but it is still completely awesome!

So much want…

This is the car we need. That is all. Watch this video of an episode of the brilliant “Jay Leno’s Garage” and you will realise you need it too. Even the bloke who built it says it is “horribly expensive”, but who cares? We need one…

Building ’68 Dodge Charger Rat Rod. Perfect post-Christmas viewing!

It is the weekend following Christmas. You may well have emerged from a food coma by now and are looking for something to watch that isn’t an ’80s sitcom repeat, wrestling or The Crowd Goes Wild. Here is a particularly awesome episode of “Roadkill” from Motor Trend where the boys build a Mad Max-esque Rat Rod out off a 1968 Dodge Charger and… erm… a motorhome… Sounds weird, I know, but the video is 40 minutes of pure awesome and finishes with the ...

Transformula One: more than meets the wallet

Transformula One: more than meets the wallet
Okay, so we’ve all seen those “Evolution of Formula 1” videos before, where the cars cycle through the years in an impressive show of CGI skill. This one from Shell is particularly impressive, as is this delightfully elegant one. But this new one is particularly special. It aired before the Brazilian GP and the level of detail squeezed into it is utterly remarkable, as are the “Transformers” style animations. Maybe this could be an idea for F1? Cars that ...