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Watch World Record Semi Jump

In case you missed it, a new Guinness World Record was set when a semi rig jumped 83 feet and 7 inches.  And if that wasn’t enough, the truck, complete with trailer, jumped OVER a F1 racing car, that was also in motion at the time.

The feat was a promotion featuring one of the 2013 race cars from the Lotus Formula One team in conjunction EMC, the team’s sponsor.  The semi was a Renault, who just happens to provide the engines for the Lotus team.

But enough about what, just sit back and watch (and re-watch and re-watch) this astounding moment:

Great Gifts for the Car Crazy

If you, or someone you know, is obsessed with everything car culture, there are a ton of interesting gift options out there. Why spend hours surfing the ‘net, when all the coolest car related gift ideas are right here, starting from super cheap, to less so.

Die-casts ($1 and up)

diecast race carDie-cast vehicles have been made for almost a century, and the variety is staggering. Every single production car made in the last few decades has a die-cast model out there. Yes, even your ugly first car, a 1986 Ford Escort. If you have a gearhead that loves their vehicle, take a look online to find their exact ride in miniature form. It’s super affordable, but is guaranteed to make … Read the rest

Rim Review: TSW Wheel Panorama Rim

If you’re thinking about buying new rims, our experts have reviewed a bunch. The video below gives you a look at the Panorama Rim from TSW Wheel. As with our other reviews, the video tells you where the name “Panorama” came from and how the wheels are made. It also tells you the sizes available and suggests vehicles that might look good with these wheels.

The rims are available in Matte Black and Silver with Mirror Cut Face.

Take a closer look:

Hibernation for Your Car

If you have a beautiful classic, an overpowered muscle car, or a vehicle you regularly show, it’s just about time to put it away for winter. There are a few options on storing your vehicle, each with their own pros and cons. This quick overview will offer a look at what is involved in paying for storage, or doing it yourself.

Off-Site Storage

covered carStorage units are mainly known for making it easy to hold onto the country’s junk, but are also a popular way to store a car over the long winter. Paying a storage company to hold on to your stuff may feel like throwing money away at first, but put it into perspective. This option gets the vehicle … Read the rest

Rim Review: TSW Wheel Nurburgring Rim

Our tire experts have created video reviews of numerous wheels that you can find on our YouTube channel.

In this video, they look at the TSW Wheel Nurburgring Rim, explaining how the rims are forged and even why this specific name was chosen.  Learn which sizes are available and what vehicles the rims fit. The rims come in gunmetal with mirror cut face, matte bronze, and matte gunmetal.

Watch now:

Is The Smart Fortwo Foryou?

It’s been over half a decade since the Smart Automobile Fortwo launched in the States, and the tiny car has made an impact. But is that impact a home run, or bird droppings hitting a windshield? The years have been more honest than than Smart’s press releases, so let’s have a look.

Pros

Smart FortwoThis thing is TINY. At 106 inches, the Fortwo is about eight and a half feet long. Or, about half the length of a Chevy Impala. This has some advantages, especially when looking for a parking space. Crowded city dwellers will love the parking options this little car opens up, and how it easily maneuvers through heavy traffic, construction, potholes, and whatnot. The tiny size also lends … Read the rest

Look Inside Jay Leno’s Garage

Jay Leno has one of the legendary car collections of all time.  It’s filled with one-of-a-kind vintage, classic, and specialty vehicles.  This spring, totalcarmagazine.com took their cameras inside the garage to talk to Jay about cars in general and some of the specifics of his collection.

This video gives you a look inside the collection, the garage, and the mind of one of the world’s premiere car collectors.

The Best Low-rider Candidates

This may come as somewhat of a surprise, but no car comes from the factory as a low-rider. Weird, huh? That means every low-rider was once a humble family sedan, sporty coupe, or work truck, changed forever by an owner with vision. If you’re in the market to make one yourself, here’s the most sought after cars and trucks to help you get your scrape on.

nissan hardbody lowrider1985 – 97 Nissan Hardbody

Sure, these days most laid-out minitrucks are S-10s, Tacomas, Rangers, or some compact import. That’s not old-school though. The Nissan Hardbody (and the Mazda B2200) started it all. The Nissan had tough, modern looks in the mid ‘80s, was simple to work on, and offered plenty of reliability. Get … Read the rest