April the first is here. That one day a year when lying is encouraged. Car companies seem to go a bit ape for April Fools Day. 2014 is no exception. Compiled here is a selection of some of this year’s best, and worst official 2014 April Fools Day jokes from car companies.
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A Michigan highway maintenance team did themselves proud this week when they managed to get their truck stuck in a pothole next to the one they were sent to fix.
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So yeah, this happened today in Spain.
The driver of the old Merc walked off like nothing happened.
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GoPro cameras are everywhere nowadays. Basically if you’re planning on doing something either dumb or adrenaline inducing, the first step is to get a GoPro and film it. This particular GoPro is a pretty good advert for the quality and durability of the camera, because after being thrown roughly 30 feet in the air from a speeding Camaro (said to be doing 100 mph at the time) and landing on an unforgiving drag strip, it still continues to record.
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In an interesting 6-minute mini-documentary on NASA’s experimental aircraft, mainly revolving around the Lockheed ER-2 – which is a derivative of the U2 spyplane – Jon Stewart (not the Daily Show one) asked NASA pilots about their pressure suits and the hardships of flying 10-hour missions encased in what is essentially an air-tight boiler suit.
Besides finding out what they eat and drink during a mission, Jon also asked the burning question of what happens when nature calls at 70,000 ft (21,300 metres).
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Here’s one which should make your day a little brighter. What with a depressingly high percentage of people/politicians/bureaucrats out to screw their fellow man in just about every possible way, usually for little or no reason, it’s always uplifting to see when someone does a nice thing for someone just for the simple fact they can. Not because they’re being paid to. If you happen to do your nice thing while in a helicopter. Well that just makes it 1,000 times better.
The heroes of today’s short flick are a couple of dudes in a little heli. From the way they’re communicating I’m guessing it’s an instructor and his student. Anyway, while cruising along over the countryside the older guy spots a RC plane flying around… Well I won’t spoil it for you.
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That headline probably isn’t all that surprising to anyone with eyes. Which I’m assuming is most of you seeing as you’re reading this. The 1980s was a pretty disastrous decade for the automobile the world over. In the US car design had almost completely stagnated, with the big three pretty much living on the fact most buyers of the time wouldn’t consider anything that wasn’t ‘Merican made. In the UK quality control had become laughable, with the workers in the automotive industry spending most of the previous decade either on strike, or in the breakroom demanding more tea breaks.
Today what that means is that 1980s cars are (thankfully) headed to the junk yard at a faster rate than any other generation of automobiles. In a study conducted by the British motoring website honestjohn.co.uk, they discovered that out of the many vehicles which had been produced in the hundreds of thousands, or even millions, in that decade, there were some which were now down to their last couple hundred.
Honestjohn have put together a list of the top 20 fastest dissapearing family cars in the UK. Unsurprisingly almost every single one of them is from a British manufacturer. But just to make sure the story ends on a high note, they’ve also complied a list of the top 10 classic survivors…
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Usually when skydiving it’s the jumpers who have a wild ride, not the people left in the airplane. However in this instance its the guys who didn’t hurl themselves from a perfectly good aircraft who get the real adrenaline rush.
The video is the work of one very skilled pilot, and one very trusting co-pilot.
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Russian dashcams don’t just capture massive rocks falling from space, tanks pulling out in front of you, manhole covers exploding, and ejecting truck drivers. They also record more boring events. Like simple parking maneuvers and this, your standard overtake.
But of course things aren’t quite that simple. The icy conditions clearly got the upper hand of this not-so-cautious Subaru driver who obviously thought his AWD Impreza was capable of handling a bit of slush. Well it wasn’t.
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To help promote the Audi RS 4, Audi UK rented out a military hangar and staged a duel between two driver’s and their quattro-powered steeds. It might not have the same intense multi-layer carnage as the Insane Paintball War we showed you last year, but Audi’s little duel certainly looks like a great way to spend the afternoon.
Each RS 4 has what looks like a Browning machine gun strapped to the hood, it’s fired by a big red button situated in the center console. To help keep score, Audi have kindly put hit counters in the top of the screen so you can see who is ahead. It’s a bit arbitrary though. Each paintball pellet counts for just one point. But drive over some goop James Bond-style and all of a sudden you’re 250 points down, get hit by a paint grenade and you can kiss goodbye to 500 points. Drive into some paint-filled boxes and, well, just watch the video.
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