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On the Lighter Side

Monday, 09 September 2019 14:08

On the Lighter Side: World’s Fastest Shed Hits the Drag Strip With Audi RS4 Engine

Written by Anthony Karr,


About a month ago, we showed you a rather weird and impressive machine – a motor shed based on a 1999 Volkswagen Passat and powered by a 4.2-liter V8 engine sourced from an older Audi RS4.

Friday, 06 September 2019 14:35

On the Lighter Side: Bidding War for James Bond’s Iconic Aston Martin Breaks Auction Record

Written by Ian Harvey, The Vintage News

Since 1962, the James Bond franchise has been a profitable example of always outrageous, sometimes campy spy movies that have survived changes in audience tastes, political trends and superhero domination of the box office.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 21:55

On the Lighter Side: Starship Technologies to Launch Autonomous Food Delivery Robots Across Colleges

Written by Fabienne Lang, Interesting Engineering

Starship Technologies is expanding its fleet of autonomous food delivery robots, and they'll be roaming college campuses soon.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 21:35

On the Lighter Side: Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" 1968 Mustang GT Is for Sale

Written by Mike Hanlon, New Atlas

After four decades, so well hidden, that most believed it had been destroyed, the hero car from the Warner Brothers cult movie Bullitt reemerged in January 2018 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Friday, 09 August 2019 18:15

On the Lighter Side: With Over 1,500 Classic Cars: One of the Greatest Vintage Car Graveyards

Written by Bojan Ivanov, Abandoned Spaces

Less than ten years ago, the municipality of Kaufdorf, in the canton of Bern, Switzerland, had more classic cars than residents.

Friday, 09 August 2019 16:25

On the Lighter Side: The Tank Limo Is Real and You Can Hire One for Any Party

Written by Jacob Oliva,


Big, impressive, and noisy – those were the three words that Nick Mead, the owner of the Tank Limo, would use to describe his gargantuan masterpiece.

Monday, 05 August 2019 20:49

On the Lighter Side: JAXA and Toyota Team up to Launch a Manned Moon Rover by 2029

Written by Fabienne Lang, Interesting Engineering

Picture a Toyota vehicle driving in space -- now that’s an image!

Monday, 15 July 2019 21:48

On the Lighter Side: Flying Cars May Be Taking off Soon

Written by Ariella Brown, Interesting Engineering

Do you dream of flying? The founders of NFT do. Their vision is not just of attaining flight but putting it within reach of individuals—and not just wealthy ones.

Monday, 15 July 2019 21:13

On the Lighter Side: Top Ten Most Expensive Car Auctions

Written by Christopher McFadden, Interesting Engineering

Cars - either they're beauty incarnate in machine-form or just a tool, usually overpriced, to get you to from A to B.

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 16:00

On the Lighter Side: Honda Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane and Restores This 1961 Chevy Pickup Truck

Written by Donovan Alexander, Interesting Engineering

The restoration of an older vehicle can always be an endearing trip down memory lane for both car enthusiasts as well as car makers themselves.

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