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On the Lighter Side

Car collectors are a strange breed. Sometimes, a vehicle will speak to a person through its driving characteristics, styling, engineering, or some other way that makes it impossible not to fall in love.

Monday, 25 February 2019 23:16

On the Lighter Side: What World-Famous Car Brand Names Actually Mean

Written by Staff, Interesting Engineering

We’d all love to own one of the world-famous cars, but hardly a few of us know what their names mean and stand for.

Monday, 18 February 2019 23:11

On the Lighter Side: VIDEO: 1 Year After Launch, Checking in on SpaceX's Starman

Written by John Loeffler, Interesting Engineering

A year ago today, SpaceX successfully tested its massive Falcon Heavy rocket system for the first time and celebrated their success by sending a Tesla Roadster, with a space suit wearing mannequin dubbed Starman, into orbit around the Sun.

Monday, 11 February 2019 23:18

On the Lighter Side: Psychedelic Celebrity Cars of the 1960s

Written by Ian Harvey, The Vintage News

For some, the 1960s were all about rebellion — rebellion against the conservative 1950s, against the war in Vietnam, and pretty much everything run by “the Establishment.” Young people made their voices heard and refused to accept outdated customs and rules.

Monday, 04 February 2019 23:36

On the Lighter Side: Ralph Lauren Owns the Most Expensive Car in the World

Written by Alexandra Dantzer, The Vintage News

Ralph Lauren, famous for his love for old cars, has managed to amass more than 60 rare car models. He owns, among others, a 1958 Ferrari Testarossa and a 1929 Bentley Blower.

Monday, 28 January 2019 23:19

On the Lighter Side: VIDEO: GM Uses 334,544 Lego Bricks to Build a Full-Size Chevrolet Silverado

Written by John Loeffler, Interesting Engineering

In a cross-promotional effort, GM and LEGO teamed up to produce a full-sized replica of the Chevrolet Silverado made out of LEGO bricks—the LEGO Silverado. 

Monday, 21 January 2019 23:17

On the Lighter Side: Hyundai Unveils New Concept Car That Has Legs

Written by Trevor English, Interesting Engineering

Just when you thought technological development couldn’t get any weirder, the simple car wheel is apparently getting outdated. According to Hyundai’s new concept car that is.

Thursday, 10 January 2019 16:39

On the Lighter Side: Walmart’s ‘Famous Cars’ Grocery Pickup Commercial

Written by Mary Jane, Monsters & Critics

Walmart has released a brand new commercial, highlighting the most popular and iconic vehicles in movies and television.

Monday, 07 January 2019 22:55

On the Lighter Side: 2019 Lincoln Continental Brings Back the Suicide Doors

Written by Marc Carter, The Torque Report

Lincoln is officially bringing back the suicide doors back with the introduction of the Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 18:17

On the Lighter Side: VIDEO: The Incredible Story of America's Lost 1939 Antarctic Snow Cruiser

Written by Gillian Carmoodie, AutoClassics

Known to us mere mortals as the Snow Cruiser and causing tailbacks along a 1020-mile route stretching from Chicago to Boston, this massive exploration machine represented the US attempt at taking possession of Antarctica in late 1939.

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