Tag Archive: cars


White Bear Mitsubishi Ad Outtakes

How many takes for a White Bear not to slip on the ice during a commercial shoot? Let us count the times! Enjoy the outtakes from White Bear Mitsubishi‘s  latest commercial shoot showing their venerable mascot doing his best to stay upright!

The Slow Mo Guys got a hold of a new toy – that comes with a warning that says “THIS IS NOT A TOY.”

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In an episode of “Adam Ruins Everything,” we find out the real reason why jaywalking is a crime and how streets went from public shared spaces to the exclusive domain of automobiles.

Yes, you read that right.

Data storage company EMC joined forces with the Lotus F1 racing team, jumping a full-size semi-truck over a speeding Formula 1 car driven by stunt drivers Mike Ryan and Martin Ivanov.

Black Plates and a Sleepy Pup

Last June, I heard that the DMV in California brought back their old iconic black license plates. An assemblyman was responsible; he had to get 7,500 people to order them first before the state could make them a permanent option. My old personalized plates were 27 years old and seriously faded, so I ordered replacements in black. It was supposed to have taken 8 – 12 weeks. It actually took 17 weeks – they were backlogged. After making six phone calls to Sacramento and AAA, I finally got the notice that they were ready for pickup. They look absolutely smashing.

Got a pair of narrow-style frames, too.

Got a pair of narrow-style frames, too.

Cisco had to supervise, natch.

Cisco had to supervise, natch.

And here’s Cisco all sleepy and tuckered out after a few hours outside with Rich.

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“Before mutant vehicles can hit the open playa at Burning Man, they have to pass an inspection at the Department of Mutant Vehicles,” says Mark Day, who shot and shared this video. “Like any other DMV, that means waiting in line.”

What I want to know is, where do these people store these things the rest of the year?

Maybe I’m easily amused, but this is THE funniest thing I’ve EVER SEEN. And it’s only 17 seconds long!

Car Crash Prank

Good Samaritans are asked to help out signalling to drivers around a car that crashed in a terrible accident. Soon, a police officer shows up to ask what the hell they are doing… and to the victims’ surprise, the upside down car and the portable toilet have completely disappeared!

Professional skier and rally driver Guerlain Chicherit attempted to beat the world record for longest ramp car jump. The result was not what he had hoped for, and the video that came from it was not just a crash video.

“The life of a professional stunt athlete is rarely without consequences,” James Kirkham, the 4 Wheel Motor Sports Creative Team Leader for GoPro Original Productions, explains. “We see them fall, crash, get hurt and, yes, sometimes they die. But what we captured inside of Guerlain’s car was very different than a crash video — it was a deeply ethereal, intimate human experience. We captured ‘that moment’ – A look on a man’s face and a light in his eyes when he realizes, ‘this is it. I am going to die.’ Three or four seconds that seem like minutes, without time. Where I expected to see fear, panic, contortion, and pain, Guerlain shows us a deep existential calm.”

It was a record of one man confronting his own mortality, and ultimately experiencing a moment of what we can only describe as grace.

For the jump itself, minus the lead-up, start at 7:00. After the initial impact, I think I see the car do a full end-to-end 720 degrees in the air without touching anything. I love how he calmly brushes a piece of broken window away from his face at 8:29. He climbed out of the car by himself and suffered only minor injuries.

Slo-Mo Puddle Splash

Gav and Dan, The Slow Mo Guys, make a splash on a freezing cold day with the help of Scion Racing Driver Ken Gushi and a gigantic puddle.

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