The classic stereotype about Germans is that they are very fastidious with a preference for making things efficient, clean and well engineered. Stuttgart, home to Porsche and Mercedes-Benz , has another business in the city could show off a little of the country's perceived national character: Mr. Wash. The world's largest carwash, Mr. Wash is so spectacular that its arching two-story business (pictured above) is highlighted in a new video from The Wall Street Journal.
It's no secret that the average Formula One pit crew present a master class in precision and speed. Of course, those talents are only really on display during pit stops, when they're basically just changing tires or making tiny adjustments. Considering this, it's fair to wonder how they'd do in something a bit more... soapy.
Unless you yourself are a parent – and even then – being forced to watch videos of other people's kids is a special kind of torture. But every once in a while we come across a clip that makes us smile instead of scowling or rolling our eyes. This is one of those clips.
Rémi Gaillard, the Frenchman famous for his real-life Mario Kart videos, and most recently featured on these humble digital pages for portraying a living, breathing speed camera, is back with his latest video.
Even with the proliferation of digital cameras providing endless streams of seemingly irrefutable video evidence, there are still many sides of any given story that go unknown. And that is most likely what's going on with this video. What we do know is that YouTube user JokRKidd has a neighbor that really doesn't like him, and that he lives in a city with some questionable laws. How questionable you ask? More questionable than the laws that used to make it illegal to park a pickup truck in the d
Larry Kosilla, the founder of the Ammo NYC line of car cleaning products, has his own show YouTube's Drive network – we saw his work before when he gave a Ferrari 288 GTO a two-day detailing job. On this episode, Kosilla gets called in to do his best with a 1966 Porsche 912, a car that was last registered in 1990 and recently found in a barn in Connecticut.
Here's an odd one. Autoblog readers even remotely familiar with the vagaries of certain National Collegiate Athletic Association policies may not be surprised to hear it, but our colleges and universities get pretty jittery about making sure even small rules aren't broken. (Well, that's when they're not busy perpetrating major violations, we suppose.) But even this one seems pretty wild.
An inventor in Scottsdale, Arizona has made the automatic, touchless car wash a bit more convenient. That is, so long as you can afford it. Dale Retter is the man behind AutoGreenWash, a system that fits in any standard home garage and cleans your car with the help of 48 high-pressure, computer-controlled nozzles. A waterproof curtain lowers from the ceiling to keep the rest of your home from going sudsy while a special water capture system allows you to reuse the runoff for home irrigation. Ret
We could have easily filed this under "Too Good to Be True" or "Snake Oil," but it sounds legit, and certainly has our attention. Researchers in The Netherlands' Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have developed a self-healing vehicle coating, meaning that one day, you may not have to wash your car.
Water is a pretty amazing substance. It coats our planet, makes up the vast majority of our bodies, and – most importantly – proves to be an endless source of YouTube hijinks. You remember, of course, the cretins-in-a-carwash video, in which water's destructive powers were just hinted at. But in all seriousness, water is not to be messed with. Whether leaking into your basement, sweeping away cars in a flash flood, or unleashing hell in the form of a tsunami, water's capacity for vio
Here's one from the videos-you-should-keep-to-yourself file. The clip after the jump shows a couple of guys who have decided its time to wash their Jeep Wrangler at a local car wash bay. The quarters go in, the power washer fires up and the Wrangler gets the suds. At least that's how things start off. It doesn't take long for the power washer nozzle to get away from our heroes, spraying them with water and beating them about the body as the pressurized contraption flails around the wash bay.
Every summer we're stuck with the same dilemma. We can park the car out in the sun, which will inevitably will lead to scorching hot interior temperatures. The alternative is to park under a shady tree, where birds will undoubtedly poop all over our freshly washed ride. We usually opt for the sun out of auto vanity, but at least we don't have to worry about bird poop messing with the paint.
Regardless of what you might think of the spectacle of a slew of not-so-stock cars turning left and then left again around a large oval track, NASCAR enjoys a huge amount of popularity here in the good ol' United States of America. As such, it comes as little surprise that the racing organization has no trouble at all finding willing and able licensing agreements all over the country.