Category Archive: Apex Tech Stories, Apex Video, OTHER, Tech Stories

Build This Aluminum Boat In Your Garage From A Kit! This Thing Is Rad!

I love jet boats and the aluminum jet sprint stuff that is so popular in the north west and Australia. So when I saw this video from a guy building one from CNC cut parts in his garage I thought, now...

Project Mongrel Update: Replacing Spring Loaded Hood And Decklid Pins With Stuff That Actually Works

Urchfab’s Mongrel Project is one that I just can’t get enough of. Normally on a project people never show you the things they did wrong and how they fixed them. Sometimes you’ll see...

Unveiled: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray – Mid-Engined Corvette Has Finally Arrived

(Photos: General Motors) We had to wait. We had to wait through a presentation by renowned astronauts. We had to wait through concept cars like the CERV test vehicles and the Corvette Indy prototype....

Video: Let’s Go Jag Hunting Inside An Amazing 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB With Its Screaming V12

Last week we showed you an awesome 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB racing at Goodwood. We talked about a car worth 10s of millions of dollars being beaten on and driven in the way that Enzo Ferrari planned...

Watch Barry Sheene Survive A 170mph Crash In 1975 And Laugh About It In The Hospital

In a decade that produced some of the most bombastic, awesome, over-the-top, and electrifying stars in the world of motorsport, Barry Sheene stands apart amongst his 1970s rockstar peers. The two...

One Moment, Please: The New Fastest Formula 1 Pit Stop

Seven minutes. In a past life, that was the time to beat when I was working on a re-arming, re-fueling pad for helicopters. I had seven minutes from the moment the helicopter was safely down until...

Smoked: This New Documentary Podcast Series About The Rise And Fall Of IMSA and Indy Racer Randy Lanier Rules

Yes, this is the summer of bad ass automotive podcasts. A week or so ago we told you about the killer documentary podcast called Larger Than Life which is about the street racing legend “Big...

Man vs Machine: Watch This 101 Year Old Mercedes Grand Prix Rumble and Slide Up The Goodwood Course

There’s just something awesome about seeing a guy like Ben Collings take the stick to a 101-year old car and give it hell on the course at Goodwood. The machine in this case is a 140hp Mercedes...

CRANK IT UP: This Is The Epic Sound Of Formula One In The Late 1970s – Cosworth V8 Screaming, Ligier JS11 Racer Working!

While I am not consumed with fandom over modern Formula One racing, I am a very large dork when it comes to the history of the pinnacle racing series in the world. That’s not to take a swing...

Flat Out For 100,000 – 1964 Mercury Durability Test At Daytona Had 289 Comets Running For 40 Days Straight

How do you prove to the general public that you make tough, cool, and hard running cars for them to buy? Well, if you were Mercury (Ford’s excitement division at that point) you put your heads...

Battered Barracuda: Check Out This Tribute To The Bashed Barracuda In The Awful Movie Highwaymen

So this car is the 1968 Barracuda that played a starring role in 2004’s forgettable movie Highwaymen. This was the story about a lunatic guy that went around in a 1972 Cadillac killing people on...

Love It Or Hate It? This Ford 289 Has 180-Degree Headers and Sounds…Different

When we saw the video below of a little 289 Ford V8 built to FIA vintage racing specs, we figured hearing the Ford small block sing to 7,500 RPM would be a fun exercise in mechanical music. We got a...

This 1971 Mattel Hot Wheels Ad Rules – The Iconic Toys Were As Cool Then As They Are Now

When it comes to the greatest gearhead toys of all time, we’re not sure that there is any way one could pick another king than Mattel Hot Wheels. There have been literally tens of millions of...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift – Ride Shotgun In A Period Correct 1965 B-Production Corvette

Production car road racing was a major crazy in the 1960s just like production car drag racing and stock car racing were as well. The country was obsessed with speed in all of it various forms so the...