Vicki Golden Sets New Motorcycle Firewall Record
Champion freestyle motocross athlete Vicki Golden shattered a 12-year-old record Sunday night, smashing her motorcycle through 13 wooden walls of fire—the most ever in history. Her fiery, high-stakes motorcycle stunt was the featured event in an ambitious night of daredevilry ...read more
Military Vehicles That Are Big, Bad and Battle-Tested
When the mission is critical and the risk is high, U.S. military personnel require vehicles they can count on to move them in and out of harm’s way, over any terrain, while protecting them from threats both known and unknown. Of course, it doesn’t hurt if those ...read more
12 of the Most Iconic Cars in TV History
The TV and auto industries have flourished side by side for 70 years, so it’s only natural that the vehicles driven by characters of the small screen are as etched in our memories as the costumes they wore and the places they called home. Here are a dozen celebrated TV rides that ...read more
Why There's No Such Thing as a 1983 Corvette
With its rare production models, classic racers and intriguing concept cars, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, can awe even casual car buffs. Indeed, amidst all that automotive flash, a seemingly normal plain white model on display from the car’s fourth ...read more
7 of History's Most Fearless Female Daredevils
From the first-ever Hollywood stuntwoman to the first lady of drag racing, these seven intrepid women stunned audiences with their death-defying feats. With their gutsy performances in traditionally male-dominated fields, they’re known for breaking barriers, setting records—and ...read more
Travis Pastrana Nails All Three of Evel Knievel's Historic Jumps
At the end of the day, Travis Pastrana made leaping over 52 cars, 16 buses and the notorious fountain at Caesars Palace on two wheels look easy. Even in 100-plus-degree weather. Even using a heavy, stiff, flat-track bike unlike anything the action-sports stunt icon is used to ...read more
Everything You Need to Know About Travis Pastrana's Evel Knievel Jumps
Three jumps. One night. Two legends. Travis Pastrana has more than earned his reputation as a bonafide action-sport icon. One of the most decorated freestyle athletes in X Games history, he’s the motocross champion who simultaneously dropped millions of jaws in 2006 with the ...read more
8 Heroes of American Hot Rodding
Nobody knows who first invented the term “hot rod,” but the classic definition is simple: It’s a car that’s been stripped down, souped up and made to go much faster. And throughout their history, hot rods have always had a way of attracting free thinkers and risk-takers who tend ...read more
Beauty in the Beast: Which Classic Muscle Cars Are Most Iconic?
If you think talking politics is the quickest way to ignite an argument, you haven’t tried classic muscle cars. Which was the first? The quickest? The coolest? Such questions spark fierce debate among Chevy, Ford, Dodge and Pontiac partisans, with effective jabs coming from the ...read more
What Drove Evel Knievel to Keep Battering His Body?
Americans loved Evel Knievel. They loved his ruggedness—a wild boy from Butte, Montana, grown into a swashbuckling superstar, King of the Daredevils, somewhere between Buffalo Bill and the Greatest Show on Earth. They loved to watch him fly. And even as it made them wince, they ...read more
What Are the Most Insanely Daring Stunts Since Evel Knievel?
Ask almost any daredevil, stunt performer or extreme sports athlete since the 1970s who provided their greatest inspiration and the name Evel Knievel inevitably leaps to mind. In his career as a motorcycle-jumping daredevil, Knievel dreamed big, performed fearlessly—and had the ...read more
Evel Knievel's Last Jump: What Made Him Finally Quit?
Daredevil motorcyclist Evel Knievel, the godfather of extreme sports, struggled for much of his career with an internal conflict: staying rich and famous versus staying alive. If his legacy could be rewritten, his successful, record-breaking jump at Ohio’s Kings Island amusement ...read more
7 Death-Defying Historic American Daredevils
Americans have long prided themselves on being a nation of risk-takers—from the earliest European immigrants (and the Native Americans who took a big risk letting them in) to the entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley. Maybe that’s why we’re inclined to celebrate the daredevils among ...read more
50-Plus Years of Hollywood's Coolest Movie Cars
Which are the most famous film cars? Vehicles have always played a central role in Hollywood—whether for police chases, drag races, spy maneuvers or just cruising the strip. Here are 12 of the most iconic four-wheeled film stars. 1932 CUSTOMIZED FORD MODEL B DEUCE COUPE American ...read more