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Tag Archives: car

Street-Legal Bumper Car: Be the Oldest Kid on the Road

Street Legal Bumper Car

Think you’re too old for bumper cars? Think again. I’m not talking about the small ones that you’ll probably have a difficult time getting into at the local arcade. I’m talking about this 1984 Dodge Colt that was modded to look like a giant bumper car. It isn’t called street-legal for nothing.

The one-of-a-kind vehicle was up for sale on eBay up until a couple of hours ago by aptly-named seller bumpercarguy. At the end of the listing, the highest bidder was willing to shell out $2,938 for the car, but the sale isn’t going to be completed because that amount doesn’t meet the seller’s reserve price.

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It’s About Time: Holder for French Fries That Fits Your Car’s Cup Holder

Fries Cup Holder

One rule prevails when it comes to French fries: Eat it while it’s hot. It gets soggy fairly quickly, especially if you keep it inside the take-out bag. Unfortunately, you can’t eat while driving, because you’d have to hold the fries in one hand and drive with the other–and that’s just a very unsafe thing to do.

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Double Front-Ender Car Lets You Drive It Either Way–Although Not At the Same Time

Double Front Ender Car

I have never seen a car like this double front-ended Ford until today. Have you?

This unique but not-very-practical vehicle was recently put on sale on Craigslist. It’s located near the California-Oregon border, in case you’re interested and want to check it out in person. Dubbed as the ‘clown car’, this custom Ford can be driven either way, although I don’t think you can do so at the same time.

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Man Shields His Car from Hail With His Body, Looks Ridiculously Stupid In the Process

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When the hail starts falling, you know what to do: run into the house or seek shelter elsewhere because those hails of hail are painful when they hit. Apparently, this man from Argentina missed the circular and values his car more than his well-being. Because when the pellets of frozen rain began to fall, he jumped right on the roof of a car (that’s presumably his) in order to protect it from the unforgiving hail.

He also makes a complete fool of himself in the process. Hit the break to check out the video and see for yourself.

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OhGizmo! Review – Carmen By Livio

By Chris Scott Barr

If you’re a tech-savvy consumer, it’s not hard to find ways to get your favorite music into your car without relying on FM radio stations. MP3 players are generally the most popular, but you’ve also got satellite radio, HD radio and other options as well. However, if you’re terrified of technology and have no desire to install new hardware into your vehicle, your selections are limited. That’s where the Carmen by Livio comes in.

The Carmen is designed to be a very simple way to get the music you want into your car, without all of the hassle. The idea is simple, you plug in the device to your computer, select a music genre and start capturing music from one of over 42,000 stations streaming online. Once you’ve captured your fill of audio, you take the device to your car and plug it in. Tune your radio to the proper frequency, and your music plays. The question is whether or not it lives up to those expectations.

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Bringrr Ensures That You Never Leave Your Phone At Home

By Chris Scott Barr

Cell phone have, for better or worse, become an important part of our daily lives. Which is why it really sucks when you get somewhere, only to realize your phone is sitting at home, miles away. I’ve found my own way around that, as I use mine to play all of the music in my car, so I notice right away if I’ve left it in the house. However, if you prefer to listen to the radio, that’s not a viable solution. Instead, you might consider this rather simple device.

Bringrr is a small Bluetooth accessory that detects when your phone is nearby. If you start your car and the phone isn’t present, it will emit a sound to let you know. It’s small, rather cheap ($35) and helps to ensure that you never leave home (or anywhere else, for that matter) without your phone.

[ Bringrr ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]

Send Google Maps Destinations To Your Ford Vehicle

By Chris Scott Barr

Having a GPS in my car is great for those times when I’m visiting a new city. It tells me the most efficient way to get to where I need to be. When I want to find something to eat, or a specific store, I can just look it up on my phone, find the address and then type it into the GPS unit. Actually, that is something of a pain. Wouldn’t it be better if you could just press a button and send the address to your GPS, rather then manually typing it in? If you have a SYNC-equipped Ford car, you’ll soon be able to do just that.

Ford is getting ready to roll out an update called “Send to SYNC” which will allow you to send information from Google Maps directly to the car. You’ll be able to pull up a restaurant on your iPhone, laptop, or even your home computer, and then send the address to your car. Once you’re ready to take off, the car will guide you to your predetermined destination. Now if we could just get this sort of functionality out of standalone GPS units.

[ Ford ] VIA [ DailyTech ]

GPS Angel Helps You Avoid Red Light Cameras And Speed Traps

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By Chris Scott Barr

For years people have been using radar detectors in their cars to avoid expensive speeding tickets. Those are great, but generally won’t protect you from automatic speed cameras and red light cameras. What you need is something with a database of current locations that house such cameras. For that, GPS Angel has released their new V4 Red Light Camera and Speed Camera detector.

The new GPS Angel device uses SiRF Star III GPS technology to pinpoint your location and run it against a database of known speed trap and red light camera locations. It then uses visual and audible alerts to warn you of them. You can even program it to alert you when you’re speeding through school zones, playgrounds and other high-risk areas where you can get penalized further for speeding.

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Swivel Car Tray Adds Some Class To Your Drive-Thru Meal

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By Chris Scott Barr

Do you do a lot of eating in your car? If so, then you probably grow tired of digging around in the McDonald’s bag for those last few french fries. What you need is some sort of handy tray to set all of your food on before driving away. Well my friend, such a tray exists and it’s called the Swivel Car Tray.

First, I would never trust this thing to hold a juice box in place, regardless of what you see in the picture. Other than that, it probably is rather handy to have around, even if it does look a bit silly. I suppose you could simply take it out of the cup holder when you aren’t planning on stuffing your face on the freeway. If this sounds like something you could use, then pick one up for just $11.

[ CollectionsEtc ] VIA [ CrunchGear ]