It doesn’t look like much, but Johnny Greaves set the world record recently for a two-wheel-drive truck jump by going a staggering 301-feet (the old record was 193-feet) in his 800-horsepower Toyota:
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If you want to turn your Jeep Wrangler into the ultimate off-road vehicle, then hand it over to American Expedition Vehicles and let them give it the full Brute conversion.
Designed to be stylish, bold and bruteiful, the Brute kit turns your TJ into a truck with more headroom thanks to a hardtop with skylights, increased storage space thanks to an all-steel bed, and a longer wheelbase thanks to frame extensions that are also designed to mount a winch.
Best of all, the kit can be installed in your garage in about 60 hours, giving you plenty of time to hit the trails after a long weekend of wrenching away.
On its own, a 1/3 scale remote controlled truck is pretty awesome, but when you add in the fact that when you’re done controlling it with a remote, you can attach a set of handle bars and actually ride the thing around, it becomes a definite must have for any kid, or any adult that’s still a kid at heart.
The Bulldog R/C Rider features a 110cc four-stroke engine, disc brakes, automatic transmission, independent suspension, aluminum wheels and a 2.4 GHz radio transmitter, and is more than four feet long and weighs nearly 200 pounds.
Sadly, the remote control function is disabled as soon as a rider hops on, but I’m sure there’s an easy way to hack that little safety feature for some really good times!
Believe it or not, this GAZ-51 inspired hot-rod truck actually started out life as a Cadillac Escalade EXT truck!
The Russian creation was made by a company called ‘Grande-Garage’, and though little is known about it other than the fact that it looks great on the outside, is being built for a Russian plutocrat, and inherited quite a unique past, it’s definitely an interesting project to keep an eye on.
Take a car (or truck, or motorcycle, or Hummer, or R/C car, or whatever), paint it matte black (to reduce glare), add in aftermarket performance upgrades, elaborate electronics, exotic materials, and gyro-stabilizers, and what do you get?
Camera cars, that’s what.
Oobject has put together a list of 12 of the coolest movie industry camera cars to date, including those from Pursuit Systems, AP Cam Cars, Go Stunts and more, and it’s a must see if you’d enjoy a look behind the scenes of some of your favorite on screen automotive moments.