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A daily Uber user in Australia has vowed never to use the ride-sharing app again after she was allegedly pulled from a car and ran over by one of the company's drivers last week.


The man pictured above is Phil Ward. He is a former pro Touring Car driver who was inspired by the American Legends and started the Aussie Racing Cars series. These are scaled-down imitations of popular racecars found in the V8 Supercars series, powered by turbocharged 1.2-liter twin-cam Yamaha motors. That mill is paired with a sequential manual transmission, and the entire concept seems like it would equal about as much fun as you can have with 125 horsepower.


Mini Challenge crash in Australia – Click above to watch video after the jump


Nudity? Car wash? Sounds pretty hot, right? That's what we thought too, until we read the full story.


Ever since the advent of the parking meter, there have been hoods cracking them open and stealing the coins inside. Historically, we're talking about nickels and dimes here, but while those can add up, this is a different ballgame altogether. A gang of criminals in Queensland, Australia, has been arrested for stealing a whopping $800,000 (in Australian dollars, or about $550k in American greenbacks) from local parking meters.


Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the V8 race cars at the Queensland Raceway.


Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the Saab 9-5 BioPower.

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