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Help Rescue Animals and Win a New Ride With This NHS Car Raffle

If there are two things we can all get behind, it’s helping out rescue animals and sweet, sweet rides. The National Humane Society (The NHS) is a 501 © (3) Charity dedicated to improving the…

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This Modular Bike Storage Furniture Has Enough Space for All Your Gear

If you ride your bicycle even a couple days a week, you need a place to store it that’s accessible, display worthy and built for all your gear. That’s where Riders Gonna Ride and their…

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2022 Maxlider Brothers Ford Bronco 6×6

The new stock Ford Bronco will be cool enough all on its own, but Maxlider Brothers Customs wants to make it six wheels good. That’s right, they’re building a Bronco 6×6 that looks like the…

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This compact 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck is not an April Fools’ joke

When you are purchasing a vehicle for hauling cargo, a pickup truck is the best way to go. The platform is quite versatile, which makes it a crowd favorite. You can hitch a trailer, turn the bed into a camper with the right equipment, and even throw a tailgate bash. Hyundai, on the other hand, is shaking up the scene with 2022 Santa Cruz.

With a segment dominated by the likes of Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, Toyota, Ram, and others, it’s crucial to set yourself apart from the rest. Thus, the South Korean automotive group is marketing the 2022 Santa Cruz as a compact alternative. Many will call it crazy and counterintuitive to what a pickup truck stands for.

Still, its controversial profile is stirring up talk among potential buyers. This is exactly the type of publicity that can boost sales. On the flip side, if Hyundai does not approach this carefully, the 2022 Santa Cruz could end up in bargain lots as an oddity nobody wanted in the first place.

The way we see it, this pickup truck packs just the right amount of whimsical design to make it fun. Despite its smaller stature, Hyundai reveals that its range-topping trim boasts a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. This allows the 2022 Santa Cruz to muster 275 horsepower with 310 lb-ft of torque. Its paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

It’s definitely a sportier setup by way of the paddle shifters on the steering to give drivers full control. The top trim of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs, while the basic configuration sets the limit at 3,500 lbs.

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Organize your cycling gear with these storage solutions from Riders Gonna Ride

So, you finally gave in to the pressure from your peers and can now call yourself a cyclist. Don’t sweat it, because everything will gradually fall into place. Over time, you’ll build up more stamina and will match or even outpace some of your buddies. Perhaps, another point to consider is storage for your cycling gear and apparel. Riders Gonna Ride has you covered with its varied selection of products.

Before anything else, please note that there is no issue with your cycling equipment being kept inside your garage, house, or apartment. Still, some folks might want to keep their stuff organized. Not only does it look neat, but it’s also easier to grab all the necessary items in one go.

Let’s start with what Rider Gonna Ride has available for your pedal-powered steed. Now, unless you are using one of those detachable kickstands, simply leaning your bike against a wall is not really cool. Instead, why not grab the portable and lightweight Bike Stand Mobile.

It is made from Compact Density Fiberboards (CDF), which is resistant to moisture and fire. The manufacturer says it is virtually indestructible and can even support heavier e-bikes. Up next are the Bike Hanger and Bike Wall Suspension Cabinet.

The former is a simple wall-mounted device to keep your ride upright, while the latter boasts shelves for other items. Finally, the retailer is offering an all-in-one storage platform called the Bike Box. These CDF cabinets have two variants to choose from.

The first has fixed storage spaces, while the rest are modular with the help of wooden pegs and shelving. Cyclists who prefer a minimalist approach to bike storage will love these designs from Riders Gonna Ride.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan

Elon Musk might want to start looking over his shoulder now that the mainstream premium brands are going after him with their own luxury EVs. The latest entrant is the Mercedes-Benz EQS, and it’s what…

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Maxlider Brothers Customs teases a 6×6 Midnite Edition Ford Bronco for 2022

After Ford gave in to the demands of its consumers, the automotive world geared up for the return of the Bronco. Since its announcement in 2020, there has been no shortage of hype surrounding the SUV. It seems we might need to wait a bit longer as its launch date moves from spring of 2021 to summer. Now, Maxlider Brothers Customs is teasing us with a 6×6 Midnite Edition conversion.

Of course, they will need to source a new Bronco first before any work begins. Hence, we won’t be seeing this beast on the trails or streets until 2022. After waiting this long for the regular model, what’s another year, right? After seeing what they’re capable of with the Midnite Edition, the 6×6 version should be in good hands.

Maxlider Brothers Customs are not the only joint that dabbles in 6×6 conversions. In fact, aftermarket shops and tuners like, Hennessey Performance have been building these machines regularly. Ford will only be offering multiple trims of the new Bronco in either two-door or four-door configurations.

From the images circulating online, it looks like this six-wheeler will also have a Midnite Edition. Now, this is what we are all about as it gives the already intimidating 6×6 Bronco even more style. The all-black theme receives a welcome contrast by the way of a gray stripe on the beltline. This starts from the rear and extends across the hood just below the windshield.

With the addition of another axle along with the pair of wheels, the 6×6 Bronco Midnite Edition will demand more power. As such, Maxlider Brothers Customs could choose to tune the powertrain or flat out go for an engine swap. Perhaps we will learn more after Ford ships the SUVs out to dealerships.

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Hamyak ATV

Give a man some tools, parts, and a healthy dose of imagination, and you get something like the Hamyak ATV. Built by Russian engineer Eduard Luzyanin, the Hamyak (Russian for hamster) is a mono-track motorcycle…

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Bentley is aiming for another record with the Continental GT3 Pikes Peak Race Car

Aside from looking classy from all angles, most luxury automobiles are actually powerhouses behind that elegant visage. You don’t even need to strip off any of the fancy exterior to unleash what the manufacturer has endowed it with. Still, we’re making a small exception here for the Bentley Continental GT3 Pikes Peak.

For 2021, the British marque is hoping to establish another milestone. From what you can already glean from the name, it will be attempting another record at Pikes Peak in Colorado. This is one of the world’s most challenging and dangerous courses.

Therefore, Bentley is not taking any chances. It’s kitting out the Continental GT3 Pikes Peak race car specifically to dominate the event. Above all, the renowned luxe carmaker wants the public to know that its entry will be using renewable fuel for its record run.

Behind the wheel on race day will be Rhys Millen. He’s the man who has all the skills, experience, and courage to handle this beast of a machine. Pikes Peak presents a battle against time as drivers navigate an uphill course that boasts approximately 156 turns.

“We are delighted to be returning to Pikes Peak for the third time – now powered by renewable fuel, as the launch project for another new element of our Beyond100 programme,” according to Bentley’s Member of the Board for Engineering, Dr. Matthias Rabe.

Bentley did not provide any specifics about changes to the 4.0-liter V8 engine. However, but we can see that aerodynamics is on a whole new level. We will see the Continental GT3 Pikes Peak in action a few months from now.

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2021 Triumph Scrambler Steve McQueen Edition

If we’re being completely honest, you could slap the “King of Cool” name on damn near anything and most of us would be interested in owning it because even more than four decades after his…

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Earth 300 Explorer Vessel

When does a research vessel look like the world’s edgiest luxury yacht? When it’s designed by Iddes Yachts‘ naval architect Iván Salas Jefferson. The 984-foot Earth 300 vessel has a sleek, textured hull, 22 laboratories,…

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Ironwood Custom x WYLD Garage Co. 1988 BMW R100

This heavily modded 1988 BMW R100 looks nothing like the original, and it carves its own style path that’s beautifully retro-futuristic. Designed by Netherlands-based Ironwood Custom Motorcycles and built by USA-based WYLD Garage Co., this…

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Die-Cast Club teases a highly-detailed 1:8 scale Eleanor 1967 Ford Mustang

Movies have fueled our desire for vehicles that sadly exist as one-offs or props. While these special rides can be crafted with a little help from aftermarket customization establishments, the price for such an endeavor makes it impossible for the average joe to attain. Gone In 60 Seconds introduced the world to the jaw-dropping beauty of the Eleanor. Now, you can own one, albeit in a smaller scale thanks to Die-Cast Club.

Unless you love tinkering around with garage kits or making one from scratch (like some talented folks do), a replica that’s easy to assemble will do nicely. The Eleanor from Die-Cast Club is exactly that and it’s a big one.

This is the latest addition to their growing catalog of automotive scale models. What’s crazy about it are the elements that would please fans. The Eleanor 1967 Ford Mustang is a 1:8 scale build-up of the iconic pony car from the film.

This kit is a collaboration between Die-Cast Club and Denice Shakarian Halicki – the wife of the director of the 1974 Gone in 60 Seconds, H.B. Halicki. It uses materials such GPPS, rubber, ABS plastic, and die-cast metal. You can open the doors, hood, and trunk. Also, the front and rear lights can be turned on or off via the dashboard.

The cockpit boasts meticulous details on every surface. Turn the steering wheel to move the front wheels, press the center to sound the horn. There are a whole lot more to interact with, but this Eleanor deserves to be a showpiece among your collection

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The Most Common Causes Behind Car Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Every year, over one million people die in car accidents all across the globe. Women, men, and children are all susceptible to the dangers of road traffic. What’s even worse is that the number of non-fatal injuries can even exceed the 50 million mark every year.

For the lucky ones, a non-fatal injury means a broken bone or dislocated shoulder, but for those less fortunate, a non-fatal injury could mean a long-term or permanent disability. We rarely stop to consider how dangerous driving under the wrong conditions can be. Here are the most common causes behind car accidents and how we can avoid them.

Texting

Distracted driving is one of the principal reasons behind auto accidents. Picking up your smartphone to read or send a text can divert your attention from the road and cause an accident in a matter of seconds.

If you really need to use your phone, simply pull over to the side of the road. If not invest in a hands-free device to answer calls.

Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence is a serious crime that should not be taken lightly. Even one drink can be considered one too many. The best way to avoid drunk driving is to designate a sober driver, get a taxi home, or simply refuse a drink.

When you are behind the wheel, you have a responsibility to keep yourself, your passengers, and others on the road safe. Should you be involved in an accident due to drunk driving then you should look to find an expert car accident lawyer to help with any legal proceedings.

Fatigue

Another common cause behind auto accidents is fatigue. This is especially common amongst individuals who are driving long distances. To be a safe driver you need to be alert at all times.

To avoid feeling fatigued make sure you take 15-minute breaks every two hours and do not drive for more than eight hours over the course of one day.

Harsh Weather Conditions

Approximately 22% of all auto accidents in the United States are weather-related. When driving in torrential rain, heavy snow, thick fog, or on icy roads, make sure to adjust your speed and following distance when in these types of situations.

To avoid these kinds of accidents, make sure you check the weather before planning a long trip. Don’t drive in these conditions if you can avoid it. If not, make sure you have all of the necessary equipment, like snow chains or fog beams.

Speeding

Speeding is a major factor in determining the fatality rate of accidents. Not only this but driving at a slower pace can help you prevent accidents altogether as it gives you more time to react.

Overall, make sure to practice what you preach. You can’t expect everyone else to take your advice and morals on board if you yourself are a reckless driver. Not only can you gravely injure yourself, but you can also do a great deal of harm to those around you, so remember to drive safely.

Segway Apex H2 Hydrogen-Powered Motorcycle Concept

Ever since Ninebot acquired Segay a handful of years ago, the brand originally known for those peculiar self-balancing personal transportation devices of the same name has expanded into everything from scooters and self-balancing strollers to…

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Carlos Pecino Reimagined International Scout ‘Vanguard’ Truck

The International Scout is one of our favorite Vintage SUVs of all time. Designer / 3D artist Carlos Pecino–the man responsible for the Ferrari 308 GTS ‘The Brawler’–is one of our horsepower tastemakers. It should…

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Bid for Jerry Seinfeld’s aftermarket customized 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS now

Regularly checking to see what’s on the auction block can occasionally show you very exclusive finds. Its true. You’ve probably read stories of folks stumbling upon stuff that would have been almost impossible to acquire under normal circumstances. What’s up for bidding right now is a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The kicker here is that the original owner is no other than Jerry Seinfeld.

We know fans of the comedian would love to collect any memorabilia linked to him. Those who also fancy automobiles are looking at the best deal there is right now. People who know a bit about his personal life are aware of his thing for Porsches. This custom 2016 911 GT3 RS is just one of the many Jerry has in his collection.

Interested parties who want to grab this opportunity of a lifetime can do so at the Bonhams Supercars on Sunset event. The host was more than happy to share details about the level of personalization on this machine. To start off, the sports car touts a striking Liquid Chrome Blue Metallic coat for the exterior.

There are aftermarket upgrades like its sport chrono package,) LED lighting, navigation system, and so much more. Other notable changes to improve its performance include an extended range fuel tank (23 gallons), an axle lift package, and a carbon-ceramic brake system.

Whoever ends up with this Porsche will enjoy the 520 horsepower and 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds capability it gets from the 4.0-liter flat-six. Bonhams would like to point out that Jerry opted to take out the rear wing that ships with the 2016 911 GT3 RS. Not to worry, because the auction house confirms that the missing part is available if the buyer wants it on the coupe.

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The Hummer EV SUV Has Finally Been Revealed

Now that GMC has officially taken the wraps off the 2022 Hummer EV pickup, they’ve finally released all the details on the previously teased GMC Hummer EV SUV. Well actually, they revealed two different versions.…

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1964 Chevelle Wagon 5.1 Liter LS1 Restomod

There are few vintage cars that can hold up to the style, panache and performance of 60s / 70s Chevelles. While that could also be said about other Chevys, Fords, Dodges and even Mercury options,…

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