Insider Report: Reverse wheelie machine looks like crazy fun
Proving that boys will be boys, regardless of where they live, is this creation called the Wipkar. The creation of some guys in the Netherlands, the Wipkar has some sort of superstructure on top of it that allows the car to be driven from outside the cabin. The driver and passengers become ballast that allows the front wheel drive car to do wheelies. I’m not sure where the inspiration for this came from, but it looks like an awful lot of fun.
Watch Gilles Villeneuve racing snowmobiles in 1974
Before becoming a household name around the world thanks to his exploits at the wheel of a Ferrari Formula 1 car, Gilles Villeneuve was an accomplished snowmobile racer. I just came across this rare video of the 1974 Kawartha Cup race in Peterborough, Ont., that features Villeneuve. The following Summer, Gilles would trade tracks and skis for four wheels. That switch would secure his place in Canadian sporting history.
Ride along with Ralph Gilles at COTA in 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Another one of Quebec’s talented, Ralph Gilles is the head honcho of Chrysler’s SRT brand. Gilles is more than just an auto industry executive. The guy lives and breathes performance cars and also happens to be an accomplished racer. At the launch of the awesome new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Gilles took journalists on some hot laps of the amazing Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The video below not only gives a glimpse of the performance of the SRT Jeep, but also shows Gilles in action.
Crafty cool R/C car chase scene
Regular readers (viewers?) of the Insider Report know that I have a bit of a thing for cool videos of miniature car chases. Slot cars, paper cars and R/C cars can be used to do all kinds of fun stuff. It always amazes me just how talented people are and what they can create with the simplest of supplies. The car chase below features a pair of Mustangs blasting through a city scene that was created from cardboard, a hot glue gun and some spray paint. Good fun!