Mazda employs funny German stereotype

Why are German stereotypes in car commercials so funny? "Just buckle up buttercup" http://youtu.be/48h5OeLjGcQ Volkswagen used a similar tactic to great success with their "Unpimp your ride" series. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv157ZIInUk [P.S. You should create a custom car profile on OctaneNation.] … [Read more...]

The world’s first continuously decreasing radius drift? Rhys Millen is the drift king in Red Bull Kluge video

Driving his Hyundai Genesis, watch Rhys Millen drift a perfect spiral in Red Bull's Kluge (née super-life-sized Rube Goldberg machine): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u76kWWo6GM   The full Red Bull Kluge video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M0jmSsQ5ptw   Red Bull is doing … [Read more...]

Kubica accident pictures: An Automotive Thanksgiving

What are you thankful for? Friends? Family? Perhaps health? Any of these are valid and very reasonable answers. Now lets perform a thought experiment and think about your answer from the perspective of an automotive enthusiast. As I write this I am caring for a family member that recently underwent knee surgery, so my immediate response was … [Read more...]

Final SCTA El Mirage Land Speed Race event of 2012

This automotive gearhead finally managed to make the pilgrimage to one of the longest running amateur event in the US. Organized by the Southern California Timing Association, they hold 6 events at the El Mirage Dry Lake bed every year, and have been at it for more than 50 years. Some 15 years ago I had plans to buy a 1.0 L Geo Metro turbo or … [Read more...]

2012 SEMA overview and gallery: custom and performance car overload

If you’ve never been to the SEMA Show (better known as just 'SEMA'), this gallery will give you just a sampling of what the show is all about. It is almost impossible to convey how large it is. There are approximately 100k people that attend the show over the four days to see the some 2000 exhibiting companies. Attendance appeared to be a bit down … [Read more...]

No more Facebook comments on OctaneNation

We filed a bug report with Facebook regarding some issues with their Comments plugin over two months ago and it's still not fixed, so we're moving to another system. Let us know how you like it. [P.S. You should join us today on OctaneNation.] … [Read more...]

Scary Funny Car Explosion

If the weather holds then we hope to see some great action at Pomona. Hopefully there's nothing scary like Jack Beckman's pass today at Pomona. Check out the scary video here on ESPN. He was heard asking after "Can anyone donate left eyebrow?". Big steely gonads... Some screenshots of the explosion can be seen in the gallery below. [P.S. You … [Read more...]

SEMA 2013 Ford Mustang Project Powered by Women

Ford Motor Company and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) joined forces to create the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. We have created a profile of the custom Ford Mustang on OctaneNation where you can many of the custom parts that were used in the build. The project was built under the direction of the SEMA Businesswomen’s … [Read more...]

Hyundai Netherlands Using Nipples and Buttocks to Promote 2013 Santa Fe

Jalopnik brought to light that Hyundai Netherlands is using a racy video by Fitzoy Amsterdam to promote the 2013 Santa Fe. The clip includes scenes of women gazing lustfully at the car, erect nipples poking through semi-transparent blouses and skirts being blown high in the air. Jason Torchinsky describes it as Seeing their latest ad, classily … [Read more...]

Brazilian Motorcycle Racer Banned for Fainting

One creative way to receive a ban from a championship: Pretend to faint on the track. That's what motorcycle racer Marlinton dos Reis Teixeira, also known as Kalunga, did at a recent Grand PrixMoto race. Kalunga low-sided his motorcycle in the very wet conditions and slid along the pavement before stopping in the grass. He then proceeded to … [Read more...]