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Oct 11, 2017

The Process: Restoring Classic 4x4s and Off-Roaders with Legacy Overland

Legacy Overland restores and rebuilds classic off road vehicles such as Toyota Land Cruisers, Range Rovers, and Land Rover Series & Defenders. We sat down with founder Robert Madeira and team to find out more about who they are, and what it takes to preserve such iconic machines while maintaining functionality for the practical uses for which they were intended.    

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Apr 17, 2017

17 Things Every Man Should Keep in His Car at All Times

Yes, sometimes cars break down and you'll need to stay safe. But, like it or not, our automobiles are also our little homes away from home on a road trip. So, it's important to stock it with things that might come up, be it emergency, or just an epic weekend away. Here are our seventeen essentials to always have on hand. 

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Jan 09, 2017

One Thing You've Probably Never Changed in Your Vehicle...But Really, Really Should

created at: 05/20/2015

Before I headed out on a short road trip this weekend, I did a quick checkup on my car. I had been having some issues with my engine rattling when my air conditioning was on. I'm really not much of an auto-DIYer, but YouTube has certainly helped me become a better mechanic than I once was!

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Sep 27, 2016

How to: Build Your Own Car in Just 400 Easy Steps

Have you ever wished for a fancy sports car or but didn't quite have the cash? Or have you fiddled around with rebuilding cars and are looking for the next step. Well here's an idea: your average DIY toolster with basic tools and a couple hundred free hours can buy the Factory Five kit car and can build their own hot rod, replica Shelby, or Type 65 Coupe.    

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Jun 02, 2016

Learn To Drive a Stick-Shift on a Classic Car -- For Free

created at: 06/02/2016Yesterday I had the wonderful experience of driving a manual Fiat up and down a single-lane highway through the mountains of California with a special lady I was trying to impress. Luckily I only stalled the car at two points, but I think stalled it about 8 times at both of those points and that is not an exaggeration. It was fairly emasculating for me, but she seemed to enjoy my shame...   

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Jan 22, 2016

Man Builds Mini V12 Engine By Hand

created at: 05/28/2013

I've always been fascinated by the complexity of engines, so watching someone make a mini V12 engine by hand is just a great insight into what it takes to make something so amazing.  Mini Motor

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May 21, 2015

American Dreaming and The Golden Age of Auto Design

The 1950's and 1960's were the golden age of auto design at a time when Americans identified more than ever with the cars they drove. Auto designers encapsulated the spirit of American adventure at a time when America was dreaming intently and looking forward to the future, but most of their designs were never released to the public. Until now...   

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Nov 20, 2014

Visit Roadside America: The Southwest Edition

created at: 11/17/2014A little bit of research about roadside attractions in America will yield a host of unique and bizarre results. So here are a couple unique sites located off the beaten path that are worth visiting in the American Southwest.   

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Nov 06, 2014

How To: Make Your Car Feel Like The Future

Transportation Technology Incorporated People MoverMany of us would love to live in the future. And with the exception of the fact that we're still waiting for Jarvis to arrive and put Siri to shame, there's so much incredible technology out there that it isn't hard to feel like we already do.   

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Jul 03, 2014

How to Wash and Detail Your Car in 15 Minutes

created at: 07/03/2014

If you find yourself with a day off this holiday weekend and a bit of free time before the festivities really start, take advantage of the opportunity to get something done: like cleaning out your car. (Presuming, of course, you own a car. Same goes for bikes or even your day bag where you stash your bus pass.)   

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Sep 26, 2013

OnStar Technology Makes GM Vehicles Smarter [Sponsored]

created at: 09/26/2013

It's good to know that we live in a day and age where technology is increasingly making our lives safer. When you're out on the road, OnStar keeps you ready for anything - from turn-by-turn directions to hands-free calling. OnStar is a powerful built-in technology available in most GM vehicles that connects drivers to a real person, 24/7. OnStar can even help out with almost any situation on the road, whether it's a crash, medical emergency, or even a flat tire.

 

Now there's a smartphone app that connects drivers to their vehicles. The OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App lets car owners control their vehicles from just about anywhere. When

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Aug 19, 2013

Pimp My Pool Table: DIY Edition

The Shelby GT 350 Pool Table

Ladies and gentlemen, The Shelby GT 350 Pool Table. It's like a race car bed...for grown ups.

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Jun 01, 2012

Rust In Peace: Mesmerizing Photos of Things Getting Old with Style

Rust In Peace is a [completely addicting] collection of images of classic, well-made objects that have aged to a patina that makes them even more amazing.

   

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Feb 20, 2012

Toy Vehicles Made From Their Own Packaging

created at: 02/19/2012

Tube Toys are little toy vehicles created by London-based designer Oscar Diaz that are assembled from their own packaging. Inside each package are components like wheels and stickers that are inserted into pre-cut slots in the package.  

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Aug 09, 2011

Metropolis II: The World's Most Awesome Kinectic Sculpture/Matchbox Car Track

Metropolis II is kinetic sculpture by artist Chris Burden. It's 10 feet tall, 28 feet wide, and features more than 1,100 toy cars racing around 18 lanes of mini-freeway. It took the artist and his assistants more than four years to complete, and has now sold for millions of dollars and is available for public viewing at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art.

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May 12, 2011

Man Builds an Entire Home Gym from Car Parts

Perhaps you're there for the standard oil change. Maybe you need new tires, a timing belt replaced, or worse, major engine work. Whatever the reason you're visiting the auto body shop, you're stuck there for the time being. Those dudes in the blue jump suit are holding your car hostage, until they've had their fill of upcharging you and overpriced filter changes.

So, what to do when you're hanging out, hoping the parts and labor will still allow you to eat this month.

You should exercise!

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Oct 26, 2010

Carstache!

created at: 10/26/2010

There has been a particular trend lurking about the last few years. We refuse to say it out loud, but it has to do with automobiles, namely pickup trucks, and male body parts. Not the armpit hair convertible cover; no, not the y-chromosome scented air fresheners. The other one. You know what we mean.

We, and everyone who doesn't partake in such assaults to common sense, would like to see that trend change. So, as a replacement, might we suggest the Carstache, the global leader in automotive facial hair?

created at: 10/26/2010  

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Jun 08, 2010

How To: Build a Bicycle Side Car

created at: 06/02/2010

Steve Bodiley had something he needed to carry with him whilst atop his velocipede, presumably another person or pet, or perhaps some groceries or supplies. And rather than taking the behind-the-bike cart option, he took a hint from the motorcycle crowd and created a side car.

http://www.steves-workshop.co.uk/vehicles/sidecar/sidecarbuild/complete1_large.jpg  

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