Garage Tours: The secret to winning at Hendrick Motorsports' NASCAR complex
See where Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. get their cars built
Ever wanna know what it takes to win over 200 NASCAR races and 11 championship titles? Well, Chris Forsberg gives you exclusive access to Hendrick Motorsports complex outside of Charlotte, North Carolina with Jeff Gordon’s crew chief Alan Gustafson on this new episode of Garage Tours.
Hendrick Motorsports is home to four NASCAR Sprint Cup teams with some of the biggest names in motorsports at the wheel including Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. At this sprawling 100-acre complex, cars and engines are built from the ground up and then rebuilt after every race. Forsberg gets a look into the facilities that handle these major builds from the machine shop to the suspension room.
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With the onslaught of smart phones, smart cars, smart home thermostats, and smart just about everything else, it's about time a smart snowboard was made. And the guys at Signal Snowboards were just the people to develop it.
In this new episode of Every Third Thursday, Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew team up with Matt Davis from Name The Machine, Samy Kamkar, and Alex Nano to build a snowboard that acts like a video game controller to control the playback of the music. The crew builds sensors into the snowboard and creates custom software to gather data and manipulate the soundtrack based on the boards motions. Signal rider Daniel Brown then gets to test out the smart board at Bear Mountain, creating his own custom park riding soundtrack.
What would you want to program into this open source board? Let us know in the comments below!
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Yesterday (December 10) the city of Detroit officially came out of bankruptcy. Ending a 17-month ordeal stint as bankrupt, Detroit's challenges are truly just beginning. As Detroit mayor Mike Duggan told the New York Times yesterday, “How do you deliver service in a city where the unemployment rate is double the state average, and we’ve got to rebuild a water system and a bus system and a computer system and a financial system?”
Detroit has serious institutional overhauls that are needed across all city service realms to be put back on a path of sustainability and prosperity for its citizens. It's not only going to take diligence on the part of city leaders, but it's going to take more commitment on the part of its citizens.
Jordan Garland is one of those citizens. He's working on a documentary about Detroit told through the eyes of skating, BMX riding, art, and music. Garland believes that Detroit's hope lies in its citizens abilities to find creative outlets and passions. After all, human beings tend to operate at their highest levels when they're passionate about something.
So we sat down with Jordan to talk about the idea, the film, what's really going on in Detroit, and how he plans to help things get to where they need to be. The project, A Detroit Film, will all come together next year. For now, check out the trailer and head to asdetroitsown.com to see how you can get involved.
What's the best way to put a brand new street Scion FRS to the test? A windy, steep mountain road on a new episode of Tuerck'd of course.
Ryan Tuerck takes the new Scion FRS to a remote Vermont mountain road and sees just what the 600HP can do on 2,000 vertical feet. Fellow Formula Drift driver and BC Racing teammate Pat Goodin joins in for some sketchy tandem action in Tuerck’s black 1JZ S13 that’ll blow your mind. Remind you of the Oregon Trail drift at all?
Got questions or comments about drifting Burke Mountain or what’s under the hood of Tuerck’s new FRS? You can hit Ryan up in the comments below or at #Tuerckd on twitter and he just might respond to you in next week’s Burnout Response video!
Those things that surfers are riding in this video, they're not waves. They're sea monsters. BIG. F—KING. SEA MONSTERS. And that big wave spot Nazare in Portugal has spawned some of them again recently.
Nazare, as you'll recall is like Jaws on steroids, is home to the biggest waves on Earth. Last fall, Carlos Burle saved Maya Gabeira's life there, and it continues to be the focus of the largest wave riding in the world.
So that whole nor'easter that the Northeast U.S. had went through last week went across the Atlantic and did this. Again, sea monsters, not waves.
What do you think of this big wave session? Tell us in the Comments.
When Tony Hawk revealed that his hoverboard was a hoax, he broke our impressionable little hearts. With time and therapy, we began to regain our trust in the universe, and then along came Mr. Hoverboard, an Austin local who makes his own DIY hoverboards out of leaf blowers and some plywood. As hard as we tried not to fall head over heels again, the video below shows that his contraption, though definitely not without its limitations, is at least real. So real in fact, that the amateur inventor has published the complete build instructions online. Before you run off to build your own, however, please remember that a hoverboard is still no excuse for snaking everybody's line at the skatepark (here's looking at you Mr. Hoverboard).
You may be asking yourself: Why on Earth would I ever want to take a piece of machinery like the Lamborghini Gallardo and drift it in the dirt? You're probably also asking yourself: Why on Earth would I ever want to strip a Lamborghini Gallardo and turn it into a rally car? The answer to both of those questions? Because, why not?
The guys at Brakim Racings are doing exactly that, but before giving the Bull a makeover, they decided some dirt donuts and dirt drifting were very much in order. And we're glad they did. It'll be interesting to see how this project progresses...
What do you think of a Gallardo rally car? Tell us in the Comments.
h/t Car Throttle