Best of the Web: Top Snow Vehicles

Here are some really cool snow machines you’ll just need to see to believe.

Best of the Web: F9 Movie Review

When it comes to movies we all have our tastes. Frankly every critic out there has a guilty pleasure. For every wife laughs at my thin plotted action films her husband watches there is a husband biting his lip as he sits through his wife’s critically acclaimed docu-romance. You know the ones where the male love interest is a lawyer turned cop turned surgeon turned Navy Seal–the strong silent type who can communicate. Totally believable!

Well cars have become item #3 on the controversy list after religion and politics. Many of us love them passionately and many of us think they’re going to kill us all (perhaps quickly through an accident or perhaps slowly through climate change.)

Here is an entertained review of the latest installment of Fast and Furious by someone who would never see such a film. Yes, number 9 in the series, so they are popular, and pretty easy to make fun of, and not known for redeeming social virtue. I see a pattern, but, judge for yourself.

Click here for the Review.

Best of the Web: Maintain A Car For A Road Trip Around The World

Dan and his Jeep in Patagonia

Dan Grec’s addiction to overlanding began in 2009 when he drove from the Northern tip of Alaska to Southern tip of Argentina–40,000 miles. He sitting at his work desk and realized that he was miserable so he did something about it. He quit his job and bought a $5,000 jeep and headed out for adventure.

Of course, the real story for us gear heads, is how did he keep the jeep alive? Here is an excerpt and picture from his story in Jalopnic.

Unlike your weekend off-road trip, on a multi-month or multi-year expedition to the far corners of the globe you won’t have friends and other vehicles for support. You’ll be tens of thousands of miles from the nearest NAPA, and you’re not likely to find diagnostic computers or four-post lifts at the village mechanic. In fact, it’s much more likely you’ll find oil-stained dirt floors and few tools more than vice grips, baling wire and, if you’re lucky, maybe even be a stick welder. What you will certainly find is friendly locals with plenty of ingenuity to overcome problems.

For more of Dan’s interesting story follow this link.