Coolest, Weirdest And Fastest Racing And Concept Cars Built In The USSR

The automotive industry in the Soviet Union spanned the history of the state from 1929 to 1991. It started with the establishment of large car manufacturing plants and reorganisation of the AMO Factory in Moscow in the late 1920s–early 1930s, during the first five-year plan, and continued until the Soviet Union’s dissolution in 1991. Below are 16 coolest, weirdest and fastest racing and concept cars which built in the USSR.

GAZ A-Aero (1934)

Built in 1934. Only one GAZ-Aero was produced by engineer Aleksei Osipovich. Its based on GAZ-A. Body is wooden and covered with metal plates. Standard engine was improved with aluminum head and compression ratio was increased. The speed of this car was still no match to other sport cars. Engine: 4 cylinder gasoline, 3,285 liters, 48 hp @ 2300 rpm. Continue reading »

Buddhist Robot Is Now Delivering Religious Teachings At A 400-Year-Old Temple In Kioto

An ancient Japanese temple has hired the help of a $900,000 (Y100 million) robot to deliver the teachings of Buddhism. The android, dubbed Kannon, is based on the traditional Buddhist deity of mercy and is designed to attract young people. The robo-deity provided its first sermon at Kyoto’s Kodaiji temple, which opened in 1619. Continue reading »

The Industrial Cutaways Of Frank Soltesz: Amazing Cross Sections Of Modern Life From The Mid-20th Century

Born in Pennsylvania in 1912 and active from the 1930s to the 1960s, Frank Soltesz was a versatile commercial illustrator who had a love for large cutaways. He spent part of his career working for the BBD&O advertising company. Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Reveals Scenes From Famous Movies With And Without Special Effects

We know very well that cinema is just a carefully crafted play of illusions. Often movies and TV shows of genres such as fantasy and science fiction demand a substantial sacrifice of realism and logic from viewers, all for the sake of enjoyment. And that suspense of belief cannot be achieved without top-tier visuals that give us mythological creatures, computer-generated monsters, and futuristic scenarios. Continue reading »

Artist Signe Pierce Explores The Chaotic Beauty Of Reality And Its Natural Tefractions

The New York-based ‘reality’ artist Signe Pierce examines the ambiguous intersection between art and technology in the 21st century. Her use of exaggerated light and colour is applied to scenes of the every day as she creates a heightened realism that negotiates between the realm of art and life. Continue reading »

“Auto Polo”: The Ridiculously Dangerous Auto Sport Of The Early 1900s

Automobile polo or Auto polo was a motorsport invented in the United States with rules and equipment similar to equestrian polo but using automobiles instead of horses. The sport was popular at fairs, exhibitions and sports venues across the United States and several areas in Europe from 1911 until the late 1920s; but it was dangerous and carried the risk of injury and death to the participants and spectators. Continue reading »

Lexus UX Crossover Gets Tyre Inspired By Nike Air Force 1 Shoes

2019 Lexus UX compact city crossover brings with it a new and unique offer, specially designed tyres. The collaborative effort sees Lexus partner with designer John Elliott to create custom tyres inspired by his John Elliott x Nike AF1 shoe. It’s being termed “Sole of the UX”. Continue reading »

Sci-Fi Author Jared Gray Turns His Sleep Apnea Mask Into An Alien Facehugger

Jared Grey, an author and self-described Tinker Gnome, decided to combine his love for science fiction with the inconvenience of sleep apnea with a CPAP Facehugger that he fashioned out of an Alien life-size foam Facehugger replica and his CPAP mask. Gray describes the entire process step-by-step on his site. What’s interesting about this is that Gray had prophesied doing this very thing for years. Continue reading »

Stunning Pictures Show What Traffic Jams Looked Like In The Past

Traffic on Regent Circus, now known as Oxford Circus, 1888

Traffic jam has always been a problem so far, and hard to have a completely solution to solve. Take to look at these pictures to see what traffic jams looked like in the past. Continue reading »

The Brass Era Automobiles: Super Cool Pics Of American People With Their Cars From The 1900s And Early 1910s

Family and a Ford Model T

The Brass Era is an American term for the early period of automotive manufacturing, named for the prominent brass fittings used during this time for such things as lights and radiators. It is generally considered to encompass 1896 through 1915, a time when these vehicles were often referred to as horseless carriages.

Here is a cool photo collection of American people with their cars from the 1900s and early 1910s. Continue reading »

A Broken Vintage Piano Turned Into A Unique Analog Hybrid Of 20 Instruments Connected To The Piano Keys

When the Ukrainian band Brunettes Shoot Blondes came across a vintage broken piano, they decided to transform it into a unique and completely analog hybrid of 20 different instruments that are each connected and controlled by the piano keys. The band prominently featured this wonderful instrument in the music video for their song “Houston”. Continue reading »

Artist Johanna Jaskowska Creates Futuristic Instagram Filters That Are Taking Over Social Media

In 2019, perfection (in the traditional sense) seems only an Instagram filter away, but not for Johanna Jaskowska, whose subversive and surreal Beauty3000 has so far amassed over 200 million impressions, and the numbers are still growing. Continue reading »

Soviet Jet Train Able To Reach 160MPH Was Supposed To Change The Future

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It would be wrong to say that only bad things came out of the Cold War because that would discount all of the amazing advancements that happened during that time. Some of those we see implemented into our everyday lives today, yet some, like this turbojet train, have been left out to gather rust. Continue reading »

Cool Pics Of 20 Great ’80s Classic Cars That Time Forgot

Chevrolet Corvette C4 (1984)

The 1980s was a decade of strange music and weird fashion. It was also a period of innovation and growth for most of the major auto manufacturers. Here are 20 great cars from the 1980s that you may want to own once at least. Continue reading »

This Brutal 1925 Rolls Royce Phantom I Jonckheere Coupe


Rob Clements

The motor car may have been invented by German engineers, but it took two Brits to refine the concept; Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. With the Silver Ghost, introduced in 1907, Rolls Royce had set new standards in build quality and reliability. The British manufacturer has never been known for their innovations, yet has excelled in perfecting well proven principles. Continue reading »