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World’s First Fan-Built Optimus Prime | RIDICULOUS RIDES4m53s

World’s First Fan-Built Optimus Prime | RIDICULOUS RIDES

A DEDICATED father with no mechanical training has manufactured the world’s first fan-built Optimus Prime truck. Back in the summer of 2016, 36-year-old Joe Fiduccia worked day and night recreating the giant full-size replica that weighs around 21,000lbs. Optimus Prime is one of the most renowned characters to hit our screens from the hugely successful Transformers franchise that has taken more than 4 billion dollars at the box office worldwide. And being the determined father that he is, Joe from Monroe County, Pennsylvania, managed to produce this impeccable replica in order to inspire his 10-year-old son that anything is possible.

Mortis The 6x6 Monster Hearse | RIDICULOUS RIDES6m35s

Mortis The 6x6 Monster Hearse | RIDICULOUS RIDES

DEEP in the North American wilderness, a monster is terrorising the terrain of Idaho’s back country: a 6x6 monster hearse. Built by master mechanic and Naples, Idaho-native Jimmy Driver, the 10ft high, 20,000lbs beast known as ‘Mortis’ has been causing a stir in the local community. Supported by six massive 60-inch tires, Mortis was assembled entirely from scrap parts, including the chassis of a 1967 Cadillac superior, as well as parts from school buses and tractors.

The Fast And The Furious’ Dodge Charger Hits California | RIDICULOUS RIDES2m49s

The Fast And The Furious’ Dodge Charger Hits California | RIDICULOUS RIDES

A CAR enthusiast has raced two of his precious movie cars across California to pay tribute to one of his favourite films – The Fast And The Furious. 33-year-old, Franck Galiegue, is the proud owner of the real off-road Charger that Vin Diesel drove in Furious 7. He also owns a perfect replica of the 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse - the very first car that the late Paul Walker drove in the franchise. And so Franck, with his close partner and friend Joffrey Tourret, decided to race the two cars from Gardena, California, to the Neptune’s Net restaurant in Malibu – a place where Vin Diesel and Paul Walker meet in the first movie. The Fast And Furious franchise has now taken over five billion dollars at box office.

President Trump Devotees Build Outrageous Trump Mobile5m00s

President Trump Devotees Build Outrageous Trump Mobile

No matter how many are uploaded every hour, the world of the Internet will never have enough of car crash videos. No matter the circumstances or location, getting to witness something devastating like so makes you rethink your own actions and decisions, then throw everything in the air and say “to hell with it, I’m going to live my life"! Two of Donald Trump’s biggest super-fans have manufactured a wacky vehicle to honor his time as US President. Decorated in red, white and blue, ‘The Trump Mobile’ is made of two Mercedes Benz wagons and other parts from 43 different cars – and it is covered in pro-Trump signs and memorabilia including a mini-Trump statue perched on the roof. Finnish couple, Karl and Nina Lindroos, spend most of their time living in Florida and they are responsible for the build that they believe helped Trump gain power in the 2016 US election. And the married duo are showing no signs of slowing down as they are hoping to use the ‘mobile’ to help the controversial leader retain his power in 2020. This might be a moving tribute, but you can't debate that its the best one you've seen. As far as Trump supporters go, this guy definitely takes the first place. This couples car might be the craziest thing you see all week. Take a look at the detail and work these two have put in to make the Trump mobile look so great and definitely put down a mark in history for the most honored president through a car tribute.

Mechanic Builds Hypercar From Scratch In His Own Shed5m24s

Mechanic Builds Hypercar From Scratch In His Own Shed

A talented mechanic has built Australia’s first 'hyper car' – in his shed. The Quantum GP700 was born out of the seven-year passion project of its creator, Jeff David. Aimed at producing breathtaking performance in a road legal car – the Quantum can reach 0-60mph in a staggering 2.6 seconds. Jeff, who resides in Victoria, Australia, worked for around 1,800 hours to develop his masterpiece that is now worth approximately $700,000. Another thing Jeff can be proud about is having the best wife, because Mrs. David agreed to support the family full-time for two years while David built his car. The endeavor was more than a full-time job - it was an obsession. Jeff was up at 5:30 am till 7 pm every day, seven days a week. Beginning with a stock Ariel Atom car, Jeff completely dismantled it and started from scratch. He replaced every body panel with new ones he made from his own carbon fiber-Kevlar creation. The suspension alone has been a 30-year long project in the making. Jeff also fabricated the front wing with a design based on a Formula 3 wing. He even customized the steering wheel! The 700 in GP700 stands for both its output and weight of 700 kg, or 1,543 pounds. In kilograms, therefore, the GP700 has a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio. With an estimated value of $700,000, David is adamant he won’t sell his creation, but he may be willing to build another one for a paying customer. With that said: car fanatics, start saving your money!

Japan’s Most Insane ‘Dekotora’ Truck
                     | Ridiculous Rides1m41s

Japan’s Most Insane ‘Dekotora’ Truck | Ridiculous Rides

FEAST your eyes on one of Japan’s most insane dekotora trucks. Earlier this year; car enthusiast Steve Feldman; managed to track down the whacky vehicle that took more than 10 years and 100 LED lights to perfect. In the heart of Kisarazu; Japan; Steve hitched a ride in the Sandaimei Bireijo – a former dump truck converted into a well-respected model of the prevalent Japanese dekotora trend. Dekotora; which literally translates as ‘decoration truck’; can often see owners spend up to $100,000 pimping out their rides.

Speedycopter, World's First Amphibious Car Made From Helicopter3m36s

Speedycopter, World's First Amphibious Car Made From Helicopter

We are sure you have already heard about amphibious cars but check out this speedycopter, a street-legal amphibious car made from a helicopter. Ambitious mechanic Jeff Bloch has spent 3000 hours converting a Vietnam attack chopper and an 86 Toyota chassis into one vehicle capable of operating on land and water. In addition to being street-legal and race-ready, it is also fully amphibious. Are you impressed? Jeff Bloch, 45, also known as the Speedycop, worked hard and managed to merge a Vietnam attack chopper with an 86 Toyota chassis and create one very unique and practical vehicle. In 2016, Jeff and his team joined forces and worked hard for six months to successfully built one incredible ‘speedycopter’ vehicle. It is a 1969 Bell OH-58 Kiowa Vietnam attack aircraft sitting on an 86 Toyota van chassis. Using a 2002 Audi Quattro V6 engine, the vehicle can do 0-60mph in an impressive eight seconds. Jeff is well-known in the engineering world for his whacky creations, including the world’s first sideways VW camper van and an upside down Camwith aro racer, and now adding this amphibious vehicle to the collection, Jeff admitted that the helicopter car is one of his most popular builds. Obviously, people are amazed with this creation because they haven’t seen a road-racing helicopter before, and certainly not one that is amphibious. Unfortunately, Jeff and his team had only two months to enjoy their little invention, because their beloved helicopter car dramatically caught on fire and was destroyed soon after.

Italian Hairstylist Transformed Her Vehicle By Covering It With Human Hair3m22s

Italian Hairstylist Transformed Her Vehicle By Covering It With Human Hair

This Italian hairstylist has spent more than €80,000 covering her car in human hair. Maria Lucia Mugno holds the official Guinness World Record for owning the world’s hairiest car which took her more than 150 hours to complete. Today, Maria’s Fiat 500 is concealed in 100 kg of women’s natural hair that she acquired from India. The 47-year-old draw inspiration from a bet, whilst she was working, when her friend challenged her to make a car that was entirely covered in real hair and thought that she wasn’t capable of completing the mission. When this friend saw her finished work of art, he was completely shocked by what she made out of the car, and won the first Guinness World Record for it in the process. Who would have thought that a bet can cost you a Guinness World Record. Talk about the prize! Maria’s car is still drivable, as she made it street legal and refrained from covering the engine in hair. She drives her car about once a week or sometimes even more if there’s an occasion. Of course, this comes as a shock to many people who spot her, because it’s something strange, unusual and new vehicle. At first, they think it’s a creature, an animal or even a very weird thing, however when they see it’s actually hair, it disgusts them. Nonetheless, they do understand that it took a meticulous process to construct and are amazed. With one kilogram of hair costing €800, Maria calculated that she had spent €80,000 on the transformation of her car. Maria also has to ‘service’ her vehicle once a week in order to keep it clean and in a respectable condition. Talk about pimp my ride!

Mechanic Builds His Own Formula 1 3m17s

Mechanic Builds His Own Formula 1

A genius mechanic from Bosnia and Herzegovina has spent two years building his very own Formula 1 car from scratch. After attending a car event in Belgrade, supercar fanatic Misho Kuzmanovic decided to make his childhood dreams come true by constructing his own race-car. Misho worked long days and nights to complete his passion project, putting in more than 1,000 hours of labor – and spending an estimated £20,000 in the process. Now, Misho’s efforts have been rewarded as he can drive the vehicle around his hometown, Prnjavor, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, after making it fully road-legal. “My Formula car as it is, isn’t identical to the Formula 1 car. It is built from my own vision, from my own aspiration" says the supercar fanatic. “The main construction and design was all done by me. My friends and family helped me as well." While the vehicle can reach top speed of about 100 miles per hour, Misho, who has been dubbed as “Misho Schumacher" in his local town, says he built the car for enjoyment, rather than racing. He admits that the car’s overall weight is too much for the 100 horsepower engine. Misho also admits that he had to install a second seat in the vehicle, since his wife was questioning his intentions. How about that - a Formula 1 car for the whole family! Videographer / director: Jasmin Brutus Producer: Danny Baggott, James Thorne Editor: James Thorne

Taxi Transformed Into Rat-Rod In Seven Days  | RIDICULOUS RIDES3m30s

Taxi Transformed Into Rat-Rod In Seven Days | RIDICULOUS RIDES

AN ECCENTRIC mechanic has converted a London taxi into a crazy rat-rod van in just seven days. 44-year-old Paul Bacon, from Leicestershire, spent £450 on a traditional black cab and with the help of some timber, fibreglass and expanding foam he managed to construct a rusty rat-rod that he now uses for work. It took Paul just a week to finish the project – and he admits that he can no longer drive around his local town without receiving a few strange looks. Videographer / director: Alex Wilkinson Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: Thom Johnson AN ECCENTRIC mechanic has converted a London taxi into a crazy rat-rod van in just seven days. 44-year-old, Paul Bacon, spent £450 on a traditional black cab and with the help of some timber, fibreglass and expanding foam he managed to construct a rusty rat-rod that he now uses for work. It took Paul just a week to finish the project – and he admits that he can no longer drive around his local town without receiving a few strange looks. Paul, from Leicestershire, told Barcroft TV: “A lot of people that first see the van say it looks like something from a horror movie. “But really, I just needed a van real quick. “Initially, I was looking at taxis to use their chassis, but then it occurred to me I could actually take one and convert it into a van. “So I bought a taxi for around £450, I cut the back end off, built a timber frame and then started to construct the new shape.” Paul did the majority of the work on the taxi inside his workshop at Cyclone Works. The entire process cost a little over £1,000 – which Paul thinks is money well spent. “I use the van every day as my own personal transport so you know it’s pretty good,” he said. “A lot of people smile, people wave, people come out and ask me a lot of questions about the van. “It starts every morning, carries a lot of junk in the back – that’s all you need from a van really.” With a rusty paint exterior, Paul added a cyclone-style cooler on the side of his front window to maintain the rat-rod theme. The driver’s seat is taken from a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow that Paul predicted would fit perfectly. The engine is a standard 2.7 Nissan diesel that comes in all London taxis and whilst the van was never built for speed, Paul has managed to reach 65mph. He said: “I’ve really liked cars all my life – particularly custom cars and hot-rods. “And this is the most usable vehicle I have built. It doesn’t have a sparkling performance, but it has bullet-proof reliability.” ENDS.

Meet The World’s First Monster Truck Kids Team2m21s

Meet The World’s First Monster Truck Kids Team

A group of youngsters are breathing new life into the world of monster trucks, as they complete death defying stunts despite their tender age. Known as Team Kid KJ, the team was formed in 2010 by monster truck enthusiast Tod Weston and his son, Kaid ‘KJ’ Jaret Olson-Weston, 14, who was the squad’s first member since the age of 5 and a half. Noticing his son’s early passion for the extreme sport, Tod was determined to satisfy the kid’s need for speed with the creation of the team and to encourage other young people to get involved and join the team. The team now boasts 20 full time members from across the United States and performs in more than 60 shows a year. Only the most talented and mature drivers are considered for a place in the team, and there is another requirement to join the team, which is to have more A's than B's in the grade paper in order to keep a place in the team. Meet Team Kid KJ, world's first monster truck kid's team made up entirely of pre-teens and teenagers. KJ, the son after whom the team got its name, says in an interview addressed to fans that it is a lot of fun going uphill and do jumps with the guys, but admits that he was a little unaligned with his jumps at first. Must be very fun to have Monster Truck adventures served for lunch every single day. Way to go guys! Videographer / director: Team Kid KJ Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Amphibious Houseboat Hits The Road | Ridiculous Rides3m43s

Amphibious Houseboat Hits The Road | Ridiculous Rides

A GENIUS mechanic has merged a 32ft houseboat with a three-wheel tractor to create the most unorthodox vehicle – an amphibious driving houseboat. In the summer of 2016, Theon Parseghian used a derelict 1967 houseboat and a crop-sprayer tractor to engineer a practical vehicle that operates on both land and water. Theon, who spent $10,000 bringing his project to life, originally built the vehicle because he thought it would be “cool” to do so, but since then more than 500 people turned up to witness its launch in New York. Videographer / director: Theonomics Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

World's Fastest Shed Hits Record Breaking 96 Mph3m09s

World's Fastest Shed Hits Record Breaking 96 Mph

British gardener Kevin Nicks has smashed through his official record for the world’s fastest shed - by reaching a top speed of 96.8 mph. The 52 year-old, from Chipping-Norton in Oxfordshire, surpassed his previous record by 8mph on Saturday August 19, at the Wheelie and Top Speed Championships event at Elvington Airfield in York. Kevin was hoping to break the 100mph mark and only fell short due to high winds and adverse weather conditions. But thanks to the added nitrous boost he recently installed on the back of the unorthodox vehicle, Kevin was able to power through and officially break his existing record. It took £5,000 and seven months of Kevin’s life to turn his old Volkswagen Passat into a shed that can ride the roads. The resulting vehicle weighs two metric tons and has a 2.8 liter V6 petrol engine, originally with 200-brake horsepower,and the nitrous adding an extra 75. “You know, I own the world’s fastest shed and it’s an idea I came up with, I built and I got it fully approved and road legal.” Kevin said. “I got into the racing events, the top speed events and I travel all over the country racing it. People often say it’s mad – they say it’s brilliant. But the good thing for me, it just makes people smile.” Videographer / director: David Hare Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

The £40 Million Classic Car Collection4m54s

The £40 Million Classic Car Collection

CAR enthusiast Rodger Dudding has amassed the biggest collection of classic cars in Britain - worth an estimated £40million. The business magnate started his collection back in the late 60s when he purchased a Jensen Interceptor FF and hasn’t looked back since. With more than 350 vehicles in his collection Mr Dudding, 79, is still planning to add to his ever expanding fleet of iconic cars after recently finishing work on his latest garage development which cost a whopping £7 million to build. The multi-millionaire’s love of cars started as a teenager when his father purchased a 1952 Morris Minor, which takes pride of place in his collection today. Videographer / director: Marcus Hessenberg Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Alberto Falcone

Truck Enthusiasts Get Down And Dirty At Louisiana Mudfest1m58s

Truck Enthusiasts Get Down And Dirty At Louisiana Mudfest

FANS of big trucks and muddy fields shared their love for the unique pastime at this years Trucks Gone Wild showcase. The high octane event took place at Louisiana Mudfest, an all purpose venue for off road driving enthusiasts to rip through muddy fields. Crowds from all over the United States descended to the latest trucks gone wild event in Louisiana to take part in four days of competitions, entertainment and parties. Thousands of spectators were left drenched in wet mud as they were treated to a mud shower courtesy of the show’s participants. Videographer / director: Prime Cut Pro Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

Trippy Tippy Hippy Van Will Leave You In Awe2m48s

Trippy Tippy Hippy Van Will Leave You In Awe

A mechanic has managed to transform a 1970’s VW camper into the one of the world’s wackiest race cars by putting it on its side. Jeff Bloch, 44 aka Speedycop has made a name for himself for his outlandish race car builds which, include an upside down Chevrolet Camaro and a plane that was converted into a street legal vehicle. The veteran cop of 21 years took just five weeks to create the car which he has dubbed the, Trippy Tippy Hippy Van. The car is named appropriately as it really does trip you out when you see it driving on the road! This has to be one of the most unique race cars in the world! Who would have thought that a van tipped on it's side would make such a good car? What we do know is that his is one video that you are not going to want to miss! Please share this video with your family and friends as this will surely make them smile! Have you ever seen a unique car like this? How would you react if you saw this driving on the road? Let us know down in the comments section! Videographer / director: Speedycop Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson Editor: Jay Sohrabi

The Top 5 Wildest Porsche Rear Wings3m33s

The Top 5 Wildest Porsche Rear Wings

INSIDE one of the most advanced wind tunnels in the world, Porsche discloses five incredible rear wings for the third episode of its weekly YouTube series. With a blower-output horsepower of 9,000 and an eight metre diameter, the wind tunnel has tested the rear wings and their performance inside Porsche's Weissach development center. Presented by former race director, Norbert Singer, the renowned Porsche 935 Moby Dick grabbed number one spot in the rankings with its expansive, yet lightweight, rear wing. The other electrifying Porsche cars with the wildest rear wings featured in the video were: the Porsche 911 RS 2.7, the Porsche 959, the Porsche Cayman GT4 and the Porsche Panamera Turbo. To see more Porsche ‘Top 5’ videos visit: www.youtube.com/porsche Credit: Porsche

Top 5 Porsche Technologies That Made It From The Racetrack To The Street3m16s

Top 5 Porsche Technologies That Made It From The Racetrack To The Street

PORSCHE has revealed their top five technologies that made the incredible transition from the racetrack to the street, in the fourth episode of a weekly YouTube series. Former Porsche world champion rally driver Walter Röhl presented the episode from the track located in Weissach that is part of the Porsche development center. The E-Performance Concept ranked top of the technological transitions with its performance and eco-friendly advantages. The other technologies that made the list included turbochargers, ceramic disk brakes, mode switch and carbon fiber reinforced polymer. The Porsche 356 was the first model that moved from the racetrack to the street. To see more Porsche ‘Top 5’ videos visit: www.youtube.com/porsche Credit: Porsche

Pimped Up E-Bike Drives Like A Car: RIDICULOUS RIDES3m03s

Pimped Up E-Bike Drives Like A Car: RIDICULOUS RIDES

A SPORTS enthusiast has developed the first all weather, four-wheel e-bike that looks exactly like a miniature car. Design engineer Mikael Kjellman produced the crazy PodRide vehicle in Sweden with the basic idea of creating a weather protected and more comfortable bicycle. Making use of an electric motor, this road-legal e-bicycle car can travel long distances both easier and cheaper whilst maintaining an eco-friendly journey. Videographer / director: PodRide Producer: Danny Baggott, Nick Johnson Editor: Jack Stevens, Joshua Douglas

The Top 5 Best Porsche Sounds3m05s

The Top 5 Best Porsche Sounds

Five of the most iconic sounding Porsche cars have been revealed in the ultimate Weissach sound chamber for the second episode of a weekly YouTube series. Located in Porsche's development centre in Germany, high-tech microphones have measured the electrifying sounds as the roaring engines are let loose. The Carrera GT claimed the number one spot with its special 10-cylinder V-engine that delivers one of the most unique sounds in the Porsche range. The other selected engine sounds included those from the 918 Spyder, the 911 GT3 RS, the 550 Spyder and the 911 Carrera RS 2.7. To see more Porsche ‘Top 5’ videos visit: www.youtube.com/porsche Credit: Porsche

Top 5 Rare Porsche Cars3m00s

Top 5 Rare Porsche Cars

Porsche has opened the vaults of its amazing museum to reveal five rare and unique production models from its collection in the first episode of a weekly YouTube series. In the depths of the top secret Porsche Museum warehouse in Stuttgart, Dieter Landenberger (Head of Historical Archive) showcased the incredible cars and their exquisite features. Built in 1953, the 356 America Roadster leads the way as one of the rarest Porsche factory models – with only 16 of its kind ever built, RM Sotheby’s estimates the current worth of the car to be approximately $638,050 (£511,873). Displaying the poise and power of this iconic brand, the other rare Porsche models on the list included the 911 SC/RS, the 911 GT1, the 924 Carrera GTS and the 964 Turbo S. To see more Porsche ‘Top 5’ videos visit: www.youtube.com/porsche Credit: Porsche

Qatar’s Multi-Million Dollar Supercar Meet: RIDICULOUS RIDES1m59s

Qatar’s Multi-Million Dollar Supercar Meet: RIDICULOUS RIDES

A GROUP of luxury car owners show off their awesome line-up of supercars during their latest meet. The car club which goes by the name, QTR Elite Team - short for Qatar EliteTeam - is based in Doha and boasts some of the world’s most luxurious cars. The recent meet was filmed by British car enthusiast James Jago and featured a host of supercars including two £300,000 Lamborghini Aventador SVs, a Maserati GranTurismo and a Porsche GT3. Videographer / director: James GTR Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Joshua Douglas

Insane $500,000 Holographic Lamborghini Aventador: RIDICULOUS RIDES1m31s

Insane $500,000 Holographic Lamborghini Aventador: RIDICULOUS RIDES

A CAR enthusiast enjoyed the opportunity of a lifetime by driving a rare, modified Lamborghini worth more than half a million dollars. Japanese car culture expert, Steve Feldman put the limited edition Lamborghini Aventador Roadster through its paces during an epic night drive in Tokyo. Released in 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini, only 100 anniversary Aventador Roadster models were built, and this model has been customized with $20,000 of LED lights and a $10,000 holographic vinyl wrap. Videographer / director: Steve’s POV Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

Rolls Royce Gets Incredible Rat Rod Makeover: RIDICULOUS RIDES4m05s

Rolls Royce Gets Incredible Rat Rod Makeover: RIDICULOUS RIDES

A TEAM of maverick mechanics have completed an incredible transformation of a classic Rolls Royce once owned by eccentric British aristocrat, Lord Tredegar. Dubbed the Rolls Royce rat rod, the car takes its inspiration and design from traditional rat rods, which typically involve customising cars from the early 20th century. Mechanic Sam Hard, 29, from Farnham, Hampshire, headed up the team responsible for the audacious build, which proved a big hit at the recent SEMA car show in Las Vegas. Videographer / director: Sam Hard Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas

Tokyo’s $10 Million Lamborghini Car Run2m17s

Tokyo’s $10 Million Lamborghini Car Run

LAMBORGHINI owners across Tokyo came together to take part in a car meet of epic proportions. With a combined value of nearly 10 million dollars the Lambos featured models from different eras in the manufacturer’s history in a wide range of customised styles and colors. Fans of the Italian supercar can count themselves lucky as the annual event was documented by car enthusiast, and purveyor of Japanese car culture, Steve Feldman. Going by the moniker Steve’s POV, the American travels around Japan documenting events and crazes in the car mad nation for his YouTube channel. Videographer / director: Steve’s POV Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Dan Cousins