Several National Hot Rod Asscoation drag racers who appeared on the worst idea for a show ever, Street Outlaws, have been warned that their competition license may be suspended for going on the show. Problem is, several members are still booked to appear on the show and this sudden change in policy enforcement comes at just the wrong time. Street Outlaws is awful even by Discovery standards. And I'm talking about a network that had an Eaten Alive special where a guy didn't even get eaten alive. We live in an era of television where Geordie Shore exists. That's right: we don't just have Jersey Shore, we have knock-offs in other countries. Oh, and I can watch that Flipping Las Vegas lady install marble countertops in a former crack-house in the 'hood. (Anybody else guilt-binge-watch that one to look at the company owner's cars? Dude's a Porsche guy, but I digress.) We have cameras following random "housewives" for no good reason in an attempt to rile up some drama-llamas who can put your … [Read more...] about NHRA Cracks Down On The Dumbest Fake Street Racing Show On Television
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The Mint 400, “the Great American Off-Road Race,” takes over Las Vegas in the second week of March. The 2016 edition is getting some real goodies, too; more vintage vehicles and an epic truck show where you can see (and rate!) all the insane vehicles people spend small fortunes on. You might already know that racing vehicles are separated into different classes based on things like engine size, frame design, tire size and other factors that basically dictate the car’s capability. The idea there is to level the playing field somewhat, and create consistency while giving teams the opportunity to personalize. Except, of course, in the “Unlimited” class, which is basically just a nuclear arms race. But desert truck culture gets a lot more diverse than what’s on the race course. There are support vehicles, fan vehicles and things called “pre-runners” playing big parts of the action. Now fans and haters are going to get the opportunity to look … [Read more...] about Your Guide To The Most Extreme Rich Redneck Trucks Of Las Vegas
I really did not want to abandon a 2017 Kia Niro in the Nevada desert. It was a perfectly decent car, hardly deserving of such disrespect. But there I was, confused, exhausted, emotionally broken and vowing never to go back to Las Vegas again. This story starts at Buffalo Bill’s Resort And Casino in Primm, Nevada at around 9 p.m. on Friday, March 3. Now Primm is not Las Vegas. Primm is where you fall if you trip over the state line, which is why a small handful of cigarette-stained gambling establishments stand there. It’s got all the soul-suckery you love about Sin City without any pesky delusions of glamour. Primm is also where the Mint 400 starts, one of the biggest annual desert racing events on the calendar. This year I was co-driving a Class 11 stock VW Beetle, the slowest, most arduous class in the event. Mad Media, the company that promotes and owns the race, had graciously offered to get me a hotel room there and even nicer of them: they’d found a … [Read more...] about Desert Racing Broke My Brain And Las Vegas Ate My Kia
Video: What is Hyperloop? The game-changing transport tech explained What is Hyperloop? Special feature Special report: Tech and the future of transportation (free PDF) This ebook, based on a special feature from ZDNet and TechRepublic, looks at emerging autonomous transport technologies and how they will affect society and the future of business. Read More Hyperloop is a new form of ground transport currently in development by a number of companies, which could see passengers travelling at 700 miles an hour in floating pods within low-pressure tubes. What makes Hyperloop different? There are two big differences between Hyperloop and tradition rail. The pods carrying passengers travel through tubes or tunnels from which most of the air has been removed to reduce friction. This should allow the pods to travel at up to 750 miles per hour. Rather than using wheels like a train or car, the pods are designed to float on air skis, using the same basic idea as an air hockey … [Read more...] about What is Hyperloop? Everything you need to know about the race for super-fast travel
MADRID--What happens in Madrid, stays in Madrid. That is, if the contract is signed. The Community of Madrid announced Wednesday that they are in "very advanced talks" to approve the building of a casino and resort complex in the north of Madrid. Negotiations are continuing with the Las Vegas Sands Corpation, owned by sixteenth richest person in the world Sheldon Adelson. He first stated back in February that he wanted to create a "mini-Vegas" in Europe and that he was concentrating his search on Spain. Spanish Minister of Industry Miguel Sebastian dubbed the deal "not ripe yet." If the deal does go through, Sands will invest 16.9 billion euros over the next 13 years to build a complex featuring hotels, casinos, theaters, a golf course and dozens of restaurants. Sebastian said it would create about 50,000 jobs within the complex and another 160,000 jobs throughout the process. It could be a well-needed boost for Spain's core industry--construction. The mini-Vegas … [Read more...] about Madrid: The next Vegas?