Toys “Я” Us has announced that it’s shuttering all of its brick and mortar stores over the next year. It’s a sad day for kids, and for adults who remembered tire-kicking trips to the stores in the 1970s and 1980s. Here are 10 transportation toys you just had to have:
Matchbox has ignited the passion of millions of car lovers around the planet. Its origins are rooted in a father’s desire to please his daughter, and it’s where the very name comes from.
We get it. A plow truck is expensive, a snowblower takes up a lot of space. Why not use what you’ve got laying around the house and rig your own snow plow to clear the white mess in your driveway. (Just kidding. DO NOT DO THESE THINGS. Or, if you do, forget you saw them […]
Credit Mickey Rupp for infecting the fever dreams of every eight to 12 year old from 1968 to 1971. He built everything a kid could ever want in those days, including go-karts and snowmachines, but the vehicle that kept his company afloat was the “minicycle.” the minibike. RELATED: Check Out James Garner, Roy Orbison and […]
Some of the most iconic affordable import sports cars were built by Japanese companies in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. Here’s how it began, why it ended, and how it may well rise again.
You say you drive a 1988 Hyundai Excel with no air, a busted window and a fender painted with Rustoleum? There aren’t many times you’d feel like a winner, but TODAY IS YOUR DAY, friend.
Sometimes design can be timeless. Sometimes it can be a polyester leisure suit with a white belt and matching shoes. There’s nothing that makes a car look more dated than a set of aftermarket wheels that peg it to a week long period in a specific year. We asked some old-school car people what their […]
You can usually leave it to celebrities to pick out the weirdest names for their kids (“Pilot Inspecktor Lee,” we’re looking at your parents). But in this case, it was a couple with the surname Miller in Arkansas, who chose the name “Shelby Mustang GT500” for their son, thereby setting him off on a life […]
Monster trucks are an impressive sight when you see them on television. You might think you know what they’re all about, but until you’ve seen these things in person and watched them whip around a track, fly through the air, and do actual backflips, you can’t really appreciate the skills these drivers bring to the […]