Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
http://www.howeandhowe.com/videos.htm for many more vidoes of what this can do!
a scratch-built tracked vehicle created by Howe & Howe productions. It's very fast -- its 650-horsepower blown 427 CID V8 rockets it from 0-50 in 3.5 seconds and lets it run up to 80 mph. It's also very agile, sporting a suspension with fourteen inches of travel that lets it handle bumpy terrain with aplomb. In fact, the Howe & Howe guys say it's the fastest tracked vehicle anywhere.
From Autoblog, July 2007 http://www.autoblog.com/2007/06/15/ripsaw-ms1-touted-as-fastest-two-track-vehicle-on-terra-firma/
For just pics http://www.howeandhowe.com/ripsaw.htm
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
This amphibious military vehicle is from Russian manufacturer Zil. From what I can tell, this is from around 1970. The body sits on a couple of giant corkscrews which turn and propel it forward, or perfectly sideways
Looks like a fun bunch of people who are trying to outlast some questionable vehicles as they try to get from London to the capital on Mongolia
"Travel a third of the way around the earth, from London to Mongolia via a plethora of countries most people haven't heard of in any crap car that has an engine with no more than 1 litre of power. Starting from London, the rally finishes in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar around three weeks and a whole heap of adventure later. It's between about 8 and 10,000 miles depending on the route you choose to throw your crap-mobile at. "
"What's the point?
The world is just a little bit too safe. Gone are the days where the edge of the map called you forth to discover what lay beyond - satellite maps and GPS have it laid out before you leave the armchair. What if you want things to go wrong? What if you want a bit of unknown in a world full health and safety measures? What if the words "adventure travel" conjure images of old ladies on a guided tour to Everest base camp with all the danger and real adventure neatly removed? What you need is the Mongol Rally. "
Here's a blog from last years race http://www.themongolianadventure.blogspot.com/
Here's a good video "Team Clouseau in Mongol Rally 2007" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTIYX2Ia1dI
Monday, February 11, 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HuToOuc9cA&feature=related part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2GYgL6X6ZU part 2
"with the new labor agreement, Ford can hire new workers -- when the time comes -- for $26 to $31, instead of the $60-per-hour it pays now. "