Star Wars Lamborghini sadly not driven by Lambo Calrissian

For this year's Gold Rush Rally, the owners of one Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 gave their ride a vinyl tribute to Star Wars, combining icons from across the galaxy and a few blasters. The Force is strong with this one. » 7/12/11 10:49am 7/12/11 10:49am

How to drive away from a tsunami

Amazingly, videos of tsunami waves coming ashore in Japan this week showed many people driving away from the water. If you find yourself in a similar situation, how can you increase your chances of survival from nil to slim? [Jalopnik] » 3/16/11 11:32am 3/16/11 11:32am

The stars of Death Race 2 promise bigger explosions and crazier stunts

Death Race 2, the prequel to Jason Statham's Death Race reboot, is on DVD. We chatted up two of the movie's stars, Danny Trejo and Luke Goss, and they promised the new movie will crank the insanity up to maximum. » 1/24/11 3:08pm 1/24/11 3:08pm

Become an evil henchman with this HYDRA truck from the Captain America…

For those readers aspiring to be nefarious peons in a supervillain organization, this vintage Berliet military truck emblazoned with the HYDRA insignia from Captain America: The First Avenger should suffice nicely. Several HYDRA trucks are being auctioned off in March. » 1/19/11 1:37pm 1/19/11 1:37pm

The funniest, creepiest, and most original io9 videos of the year

Did you miss io9's 1980s-style Firefly intro, (now with more awesome), or Simon Tam's new TV-doctor drama? Don't worry — we've got the best of 2010's original video content, tributes, and the most deranged collection of Found Footage right here. » 12/31/10 10:35am 12/31/10 10:35am

The strange story of a man who got turned on by women running him over

Human sexuality can present itself in an almost infinite variety of ways, but outside the occasional David Cronenberg movie, most people don't think of car crashes as particularly sexy. But one fifty-year-old scientific paper just might change your mind forever. » 12/30/10 9:00am 12/30/10 9:00am

Death Race 2 clip locks you back up on Terminal Island

Frankenstein lives on in this exclusive new clip from Death Race 2 (the prequel). Watch Luke Goss burn pavement and do his best "driving" pantomime. All we need now is Joan Allen threatening to defecate on the sidewalk! » 12/10/10 12:08pm 12/10/10 12:08pm

Watch a 7-hour train ride through Norway set entirely to electronic…

The Norwegian documentary Bergensbanen details the gorgeous 300-mile, 7.5-hour-long train ride from Bergen to Oslo. An intrepid group of DJs have scored the entire journey, which traverses the frozen region of Finse (a.k.a. Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back). » 11/13/10 10:20am 11/13/10 10:20am

Three days of Mad Max-style mayhem: an exclusive look at the cars, the…

Fans of the greatest post-apocalyptic movies of them all, the Mad Max trilogy, met in the desert for three days to reenact life in a radioactive oil-thirsty post-apocalyptic wasteland. And we've got the bloody, sexy photos to prove it. » 11/08/10 11:00am 11/08/10 11:00am

What did we discover after smashing a rocket into the Moon?

It's been a year since the LCROSS rocket blew up some of the Moon for science. What did we learn from the explosion? A lot - including where to find water. » 10/21/10 2:00pm 10/21/10 2:00pm

Homemade African aircraft are salvagepunk cool (even if they're not…

In the last couple years, amateur engineers from Africa have built DIY planes and helicopters out of recycled parts. These rigs look undeniably bad-ass, even if it's unclear whether they can get off the ground. » 10/13/10 8:00am 10/13/10 8:00am

The motherlode of Tron Legacy concept art and high-res stills!

The world of Tron has never looked so sleek and dangerous as it does in these new images from Tron Legacy. Disney released a slew of concept art, posters and stills. Some new, some just higher res than before. Behold... » 9/28/10 11:23am 9/28/10 11:23am

How to Stop the Government From Tracking Your Location (Illegally!)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just decided that it was legal for the police to put a GPS tracking device on your car, sitting in your driveway, on your property. Here's how to protect yourself. » 8/26/10 4:05pm 8/26/10 4:05pm

10 incredible traffic jam videos, from around the world

A 10-day traffic jam may be clogging the streets of Beijing, but traffic around the world continues to toot along - or not. Take a peek at our video gallery of traffic scenes around the world, from Lagos to Saskatoon. » 8/24/10 1:20pm 8/24/10 1:20pm

Australian motorists driving 110 mph to summon ghostly motorcyclist

Speed demons have been tearing down Lemon Tree Passage Road near Newcastle, Australia to summon a motorcycling apparition. The motorcyclist was killed by a speeder in 2007, and police are plenty miffed about these high-speed seances. » 8/18/10 9:26am 8/18/10 9:26am

Car full of zombies crashes in Portland, baffles police and onlookers

Last night, a car full of zombies flipped over on I-84 near Portland, Oregon. The zombies (who were just flesh-and-blood folks going to a party) were unharmed, but authorities initially mistook their undead costumes for real wounds. » 7/10/10 9:00am 7/10/10 9:00am

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

The next generation of concept artists is paying tribute to the master, Syd Mead, who reinvented cars and city living in his work on Blade Runner, Tron and other films. Here are our favorite entries from CGSociety's Syd Mead contest. » 7/02/10 4:06pm 7/02/10 4:06pm

Modded scooter ready for Neo-Tokyo action

This used to be a Honda Fusion (AKA Helix in the US). Now it is the most awesome vehicle in the world because it looks like the bike from Akira. [via Modern Buddy forums] » 7/01/10 8:30am 7/01/10 8:30am

How to turn your old Astro van into an Appa

Last year, Tyler Anderson designed a concept van modeled on the Appa, a giant flying bison from animated series Avatar (The Last Airbender). Now some fans are using his design to convert their Astro van into mobile art. » 6/05/10 12:16pm 6/05/10 12:16pm