Clever Sales Pitch: Armor All Wheel Protectant.

Yesterday,  a co-worker asked if I had seen the new Armor All wheel protector stuff, because it looked quite impressive.  I told him that I hadn’t, but I’d like to see it because cleaning wheels is the most miserable job ever.  He pointed me in the direction of this video, which I found pretty darn impressive.  Surely, neither you nor I will be spraying honey on our wheels anytime soon, but it’s nice to know that we can without having to use brake cleaner to get it off.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkW0STlkDHw

Has anybody used this stuff before in real world conditions?  Maybe I will buy a bottle of this and put it to the test….

Step one: Drive through a pool of maple syrup.

Full Disclosure: I have absolutely nothing to do with Armor All.  I don’t sell it, I don’t get it for free, and I don’t have any reason to promote it other than it being a clever product advertisement.

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New Video: Tanner Foust Street Drift

Can’t see the video? Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kaj0QyAUoo

Tanner Foust has a new drift video out that you definitely need to watch.  It takes place on a section of the Mulholland Highway, known as “The Snake”.  I dunno how you land a gig like that, but I have to assume that he and Ken Block are two of the happiest guys on earth.  I mean seriously, is there anything better than beating the snot out of a car that somebody else paid for?

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High RPM BMW S1000RR Valves in Motion Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSDa-EUT3ZE

I had to sneak this video onto the blog last minute today because it is truly spectacular on so many levels.  It shows the valves of a BMW S1000RR engine opening and closing at an obscene RPM.  After seeing this, I want to go home and take the valve covers off my engines to see how they compare.  There is really not a whole lot more to say.

Ultimate win for the week!

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Future: The Dynosphere Takes the Streets?

People were more creative in the 1930’s, this video makes that quite apparent.  This guy decided that 4 wheels was not the proper way to transport people, and 1 giant wobbling wheel would be waaaaay better.  I am not going to say he was wrong, but maybe just a little too advanced for his era.  If I’m not in a flying car by 2020, I am definitely going on search for a dynosphere.  It’s the only logical thing to do if I am travelling down a beach or through a desert.  Who’s with me?

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You want to see an Engine Explode at High RPM?

Last week we discussed the Top 3 Most Awesome Ways To Destroy Your Engine.  This week, a video popped up in front of me that documented a very special event.  It was as if the video was saying “Hey Jeremy, I was just reading your totally radical automotive blog and I would like to share a video example of something on your Top 3 list”.  Well, thank you Mr.Awesome Video, I accept your greetings and your offer.  The only thing missing in the video is the super high speed camera slow-motion replay button.

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Your Car is Swell, but it Doesn’t Have 7 FEET OF ARTICULATION!

While cruising through the sand pits near the internet’s automotive superhighway, I came across something way more rad than your new patch-covered jean jacket.  It’s quite odd, has 4 wheels,  and comes complete with an engine, thus heavily qualifying it as an automotive oddity this week.   Let’s stop for a moment and consider all the things in life that you have ever thought about running over.  Watermelons, crush em. Dirt piles, crushed.  Couches, crush. A wagon full of teddy bears, crushed. A pool full of pudding, crush.  They are ALL now able to be crushed thanks to the guys in this video.  With 7 feet of articulation, it doesn’t matter what’s in front of you, it’s getting crushed.

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