Auxiliary lighting doesn't actually fall under FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards). The only requirement per FMVSS is that auxiliary lighting such as fog lamps does not replace required lighting. That is, fog lamps are not a legally acceptable substitute for low beam headlights. » 7/23/14 4:07pm Wednesday 4:07pm

The SR-71 was designed to run at full afterburner basically the whole time. The only time they weren't on afterburner was for refueling and for landing. The engines are actually the most efficient at ~3.2 Mach. The big spike on the front does most of the compression and the engine behaves like a combination of… » 7/23/14 11:36am Wednesday 11:36am

I put so much weight in one of these last week that it was almost riding on the rims. I'm not sure if the tires are underinflated, but it was definitely overloaded. For being made out of Chinese sheet metal it is pretty resilient. » 7/22/14 4:29pm 7/22/14 4:29pm

Happy belated birthday to the greatest supercar car of all time

That's right, on July 21, 1987 the F40 was introduced by Enzo Ferrari. The article includes an excellent video mostly about John Pogson too. I like that he "didn't really have a racing career". He just won two championships in a row with borrowed cars. » 7/22/14 11:15am 7/22/14 11:15am

Kids nowadays. Get off my lawn you young whippersnapper. That was an A-Team reference for those of you too young to remember the 80's. Have some more 80's awesome to look up on the Googles or wikisomething or whatever you kids get up to nowadays. » 7/18/14 12:05pm 7/18/14 12:05pm

The Bluetooth dongles are cheap, but I'm pretty sure all the apps that read them are pay apps in the expensive range. I got a $70ish dollar Actron reader from Amazon a few years ago that did everything I needed it to do. Not sure if they have a <$30 one though. » 7/16/14 9:59am 7/16/14 9:59am