If there’s any one kind of racing that gets universal approval from the Jalopnik staff, it’s Extreme Barbie Jeep Racing. It’s the safety-third pastime of flinging yourself down a steep hill on a children’s ride-on, and the wipeouts are incredible. It’s truly racing for the people, and we love it so much.
Does the thrill of accelerating a dragster to speeds of almost 300 miles per hour outweigh the tremendous risks involved with the sport? It’s hard to imagine David Tremayne wanting to climb behind the steering wheel again after he lost control of this dragster at speeds few of us will ever experience on four wheels.
Watching first-person footage of racing drones makes it seem like the tiny craft fly somewhere close to the speed of light. In reality, due to the limits of their human pilots, they top at around 80 miles per hour. That’s incredibly fast, but the Drone Racing League managed to double that with a new world record speed…
The official paid live stream for one of the biggest events in motorsport—the 24 Hours of Le Mans—has been uncharacteristically bad this year, affected by occasional outages and periods of poor picture quality. The World Endurance Championship (of which Le Mans is a part) says they’ve been cyberattacked during the…
There’s a reason nature uses eggs to protect offspring who develop outside their mothers. Domes are inherently strong and durable, so it also makes sense to build a drone with a similarly bulbous shape to help it survive crashes, collisions, and other accidents when an amateur pilot is at the controls.
Here’s Jeff Brines and his dog Tucker, just enjoying some bike trails in Targhee, Wyoming. Brines captured this footage of his dog out-racing him and his mountain bike, all while offering loving words of encouragement. Watch Brines pop wheelies and yell “Let’s go get it!” at Tucker. They’re having a great time.
Racing your Hot Wheels cars usually requires a good imagination, a makeshift track, and a lot of DIY sound effects. But with the new Hot Wheels AI race system, you can finally race your friends, or a computer opponent, on a real track, without needing a smartphone—or a license.
Pro tip to cyclists: sailing through the air horizontally while gripping your handlebars for dear life is the most efficient way downhill.
Like Nascar, hydroplane racing seems like one of those sports where fans only watch in hopes of seeing a spectacular crash. Making over-powered boats race at speeds of over 200 miles per hour might not be humanity’s best decision, but it makes for some impressively terrifying highlight videos when things go wrong.…
Everyone knows Formula One drivers have some of the fastest reaction times on the planet, but how does that affect how they see the track? To find out, Sky Sports put a pair of Tobii eye-tracking glasses on Force India driver Nico Hülkenberg to see what he focuses on, and for how long.
Well, you know exactly what’s going to happen. When a car has 10 times the horsepower of a truck, the truck is going to get smoked. The question is how bad will the torching be? Hilariously bad. The trophy truck was given a six-second head start and still got beat, because the Funny Car is just too ridiculously…
As the world’s premiere auto racing league, the cars that compete in Formula One are technological marvels. But watching what goes into racing vehicles from the turn of the century gives you a greater appreciation for what our ancestors had to deal with to quench their need for speed.
Drone racing is exciting in its own right, but for spectators the sport still can’t quite match the horsepower and top speeds of auto racing—or can it? Nissan’s GT-R drone, designed and built by Tornado XBlades Racing, can hit a top speed of 115 miles per hour. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in under 1.3 seconds.
Few things are more dangerous in racing than your car dying on track in the middle of a turn. You’re probably going to get hit unless the car starts right back up. It’s just a matter of when and how hard. I took a hard hit in February and then spent three hellish months recovering from a concussion.
Representatives from Sport for Rights held closed-door meetings with the FIA this week over Azerbaijan’s numerous human rights issues ahead of its new Formula One European Grand Prix, reports Motor Sport. Additionally, the group is encouraging celebrity guests to withdraw from the race.
Today’s Indy cars look drastically different than those that ran in the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911, and that has a lot to do with the series’ aerodynamic advancements. The Verizon IndyCar Series has a video showing just how much slipperier cars have become throughout the decades, and take this as a warning: nerdy…
Racing is inherently dangerous, and that danger presents itself each time a vehicle rolls onto a track. Racing communities, in turn, continually make calls for safer conditions. But motorsport was far more risky in the days of wooden tracks and “murderdome” racing without brakes, and that didn’t last long at all.
You need to bring your own smartphone or tablet to the party for app-connected toys like Anki’s Overdrive, but it also means that over time gameplay can be improved through simple software updates. And Anki’s most recent, available for download now, helps level the playing field between skilled and novice drivers.