Category Archives: Random Stuff!

It seemed like a good idea…

The RACER Channel recently asked the leading IndyCar drivers who they thought they would need to beat to win the 2014 championship. It all went well until they got to Juan Pablo Montoya who, with the help of Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan, turned it into a comedy… The perfect remedy for a Wednesday. Enjoy!

Fish on Wheels!

Give a man a fish, the saying goes, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Teach that fish to drive, however, and you have a whole new kettle of fish on your hands. Driving fish. Studio Diip is a technology company that specialises in making stuff that uses image recognition technology. Stuff that is all very clever, but rather boring to read about how it works. So to overcome this boring aspect the clever minds at Studio Diip have come up with a ...

Quattro

Got a spare 20 minutes this weekend? No? Well, find an excuse to not do something for 20 minutes and watch this ...

My dog ate it…

My dog ate it…
The classic “My dog ate my homework” excuse is a tried and tested way out of things, but generally not an Aston Martin. But it was for Somerset builder Royston Grimstead. Apart from having an awesome name, Royston also has an Aston Martin, which is his pride and joy. He also has two dogs that don’t really get with each other, so he had advertised to re-home one of them – a Border Collie/Spaniel cross named Luce. Luce clearly caught wind of Royston’s plans, ...

Yep. I meant to do that…

Yep. I meant to do that…
Ah, Russia. Where vodka is a perfectly acceptable alternative to water and parking just requires some wildly out of control oversteer and a bit of pure dumb luck. There is simply no way you could not get out of this car and say to an on-looker “I totally meant to do that…”

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!