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Blazing Inferno: Watch This 1974 White Road Boss Perform The Most Epic Big Rig Burnout Ever – Detroit Diesel Power!

Oh, internet how we love thee. The KT3406E YouTube channel has been home to some of the most wild and awesome big rig videos ever created. These are the guys who ran a rig on ether until the engine...

Why Would You Cut A Perfectly Good Jeep In Half? To Make It Perfectly Gooder!

Off-road guys are like mini-truckers, in that cutting stuff up doesn’t phase them at all. A little beer drinking and figuring and the cutting apparatus comes out and the fun begins. Knowing...

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The Reign Of Rocks Rock Crawling Competition Starts Here: 8 Trucks, Big Challenges, And One Winner

The Reign of Rocks Rock Crawling Competition is looking to be one for the books, as 8 drivers and their rigs are pitted against each other and the rocks of Tennessee. Located at Chinquipin Off-Road...

This Homemade Russian Tractor Is An Incredible Mashup Of Dirt Bikes Parts, Chains, Jack Shafts, and Win!

It was Archimedes who said, “Give me a place to stand and a long enough lever and I will move the world.” It was this Russian guy who said, “Give me some JAWA 250 dirt bike parts, a...

The Worst Tank Ever: This Look At The WW2 Valiant Assault Tank Is A Study In Failure

Of all the rabbit holes I have gone down in the last year, studying old tanks may be the weirdest. Early on in the quarantine adventure of 2020 I found a series called “Age of Tanks” on...

One Lung Heroes: Check Out This Video Featuring The Biggest and Baddest One Cylinder Engines in History

When we think of engines, in the modern world single cylinder jobs are the ones we push around, carry around, or wear on our backs to do yard work, right? Well for a lot of internal combustion...

Here’s How To Build Your Own Custom Plate Bumper Without Too Many Fancy Tools

Building customs bumpers can be a daunting task if you want something that fits nice, looks like it belongs, and is built tough enough to be useful. If you just want to cut a piece of pipe and weld...

UTV Takeover At Sand Hollow Utah Is One Bad Ass Event! Watch This Crazy Action!

When Blake Wilkey goes to an event and says it is amazing, you know it has to be good. When he says that it is one of his favorite spots, you know its really, really good. Such is the case with UTV...

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Comedic Towing Failure Video: You Think You Know What’s About To Happen But There’s A Plot Twist

(WORDS BY GREG ROURKE) –¬†File this one under “Apparently we don’t spend any time on Youtube and see that this happens EVERY DAMN TIME.” This appears to be India or Pakistan,...

Cool Video: This Computer Recreation Of The Red Baron’s Last Dogfight Is A Neat Look Into Old School Military Aviation

Being that it is Saturday we thought it was OK to stretch the bounds of our normal wide scope a little and share with you this video that is a computer recreation of Manfred von Richthofen, better...

Cool Old Video: Did You Know That GMC Worked With Lotus On Active Suspension For Trucks In The Late 1980s?

This is one of those, “wait…what?” moments for us. Apparently in the late 1980s General Motors and Lotus were working together on active suspension systems and the plan was...

Multi-Engine Throwdown: This 1989 TNT Series Pulling Broadcast Is A Legit War Between Legendary Pulling Families

There’s something about a vintage pulling broadcast that gets me ever time. Maybe the fact that I work with Army Armstrong’s son week in and week out with NHRA, the fact that the...

Best of 2020: Fixing A Dump Truck’s Broken Rear Axle In Pakistan

If there was one really big automotive take-away from my time spent in Iraq, it was that if you had a medium-duty truck of just about any type, you had the ability to work. Flatbed, dump, stakebed,...

Best of 2020: This Kid Drives A Truck And Runs The Gears Better Than You

When I was nine years old, I thought I was leaps and bounds over everybody else by being able to drive a car. Get in, start it, move it around without hitting anything, even drive it around a little...