This Is World's First Fan-Built Optimus Prime Truck4m53s

This Is World's First Fan-Built Optimus Prime Truck

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. Joe says that this is the only fan-built replica and the other two trucks are owned by Paramount. He also adds that the inspiration behind this truck was his son because he loves the Transformers movies as much as his dad does. Why Optimus Prime? Because he is the character that has strong morals, strong ethics. He is always making sure everyone is okay. Before he could start any work on the vehicle, Joe chose to get permission from Hasbro – the toy company that owns the Transformers products. Of course, they got the approval and from the time he got Hasbro’s permission, to the time that Optimus was out on the road, it was about a year. In addition to weighing a colossal 21,000lbs, the spectacular truck is around 30ft long and 12ft wide. And that means another tough job for Joe - the cleaning. “Unfortunately, there is no car wash big enough to take Optimus Prime ,” he said. “You know, I couldn’t have built Optimus Prime without the full support of my family. It makes a big difference when you go up to somebody and you tell them no matter what’s going on in your life, no matter how impossible something seems, whether you are a kid or grown adult don’t ever be afraid to try. Don’t ever be afraid to pursue what seems impossible. Because you never know, one day, you could be behind the driver seat of Optimus Prime.” - Joe says. His words are a real motivation to us all. This is the only fan-built replica that’s out there, there’s only two other trucks like it, and those are trucks who are owned by Paramount. Meet Joe Fiduccia from Monroe County, Pennsylvania, the owner of world’s first fan-built Optimus Prime truck from Transformers, the Age of Extinction. The thirty-six-year-old father has rebuilt a full-size replica of one of the most renowned vehicles from the Transformer movies. Many of you know that Transformers has fast become one of the biggest franchises in the world. In the 80s he was the leader of the autobots , he still is leader of the autobots. He is the character who has the strong morals, with strong ethics, he’s always looking after the little guy, making sure that everybody else is taken care of. However, that wasn’t the main reason why Joe decided to build the giant replica. Namely, the inspiration behind this truck was from his son. Apparently Ryan loves the transformers just as much as his father does. He probably has hundreds of characters in his room and to be able to build something like this for him, one might have a strong motive! This inspired father-of-the-year got onto it right away! With the help of close friends and external parties, Joe worked tirelessly day and night to complete the job and own the world’s first fan-built replica. Given its size, you can only image the work it takes to wash this baby clean. Of course, there is no car-wash big enough to take Optimus Prime through, so washing this massive vehicle is the full-time job in itself, which takes approximately 5 hours. The truck alone has a Detroit DD 15 motor in it, it’s a standard Detroit motor, no fabrications or modifications have been done to it. Optimus has maxed out at 65 mph, it can’t go any faster than that! The paint skin it’s quite intense, he’s got the red and blue warrior colors on it, and it also has a bunch of autobot logos all over it. The central piece autobot was a solid block of aluminum which was custom-cut to fit the contours of the hood, and that was actually one of the most complicated pieces they had to make! Nonetheless, the end result was definitely worth it!

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!

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.

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

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

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

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 <a href=" " target="_blank">need for speed</a> 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 <a href=" " target="_blank">Monster Truck</a> adventures served for lunch every single day. Way to go guys! Videographer / director: Team Kid KJ Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

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

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 !

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.

Halo Fan Builds A Real Life Warthog6m04s

Halo Fan Builds A Real Life Warthog

The power application machine M12, mostly known as "Warthog" is a ground-based army cross-country off-road vehicle, operated by the United Nations Space Command. In view of its versatility, the M12 serves as the base platform for a variety of variations in the Armed Forces of the United Nations Space Command, the most common being the light M12 reconnaissance vehicle equipped with a turret machine gun providing basic defenses. Also, the "Warthog" can be equipped with a gun or a missile turret, which can be used for both ground and air targets. The M12 PAM is the main type of ground equipment of the UNSC, whose range of applications ranges from conventional reconnaissance to a component of motorized infantry squads. Its effectiveness is largely confirmed by the operational lifetime: for the first time presented as a prototype in 2319 and put into mass production in 2321, the "Warthog" has been in the service of the UNSC for almost 240 years and, despite the improvements and updates that have been introduced over time, they are still the most recognizable technique in the entire UNSC fleet. The "Warthog" in their modern form are in the technical UNSC arsenal for over fifty years and are distinguished by their increased mobility, provided by the management of all wheels, all-wheel drive and a hydrogen internal combustion engine equipped with a manual transmission. One man has spent five years, and thousands of dollars, single-handedly recreating the iconic Warthog truck from the Halo video games. Bryant Havercamp, a phone technician from Michigan, built the incredibly-detailed replica completely by himself, using traditional fabrication methods, a 3D printer, and the frame of a 1984 Chevy K10. The fully street-legal recreation is based on a 3D model extracted directly from the Halo game, allowing Bryant to match the truck’s measurements to the in-game version. Bryant told Barcroft Media: “Most people when they see this thing are just absolutely floored with how realistic it looks." Most people are generally floored after seeing how realistic this vehicle looks. Bryant Havercamp from Linwood, Michigan is the owner and builder of the replica of the Warthog from Halo. He built the vehicle from the ground up completely on his own. It took him five years of labor, thousands of man-hours, thousands of dollars and a few times he nearly lost his life in the process of building. However, the love towards this game prevailed: he is a big Halo fan, he has played this game since it came out back in 2003. He was trying to build the vehicle as close to the original "Warthog" as possible. "It is really exhilarating because it is one of the most bad-ass things you can drive," says Havercamp. "I was surprised when he first decided to do it. He bought a truck and totally stripped it down to just about nothing and started over with it," remembers Cheryl, Bryant's mother. Everywhere he goes, Bryant seems to turn heads with his "Warthog". People are stopping, asking him if they can take pictures, asking questions about it. They may not recognise it is a "Warthog" but that does not prevent them from being fascinated.

World Record: Tightest Ever 360 Degree Spin Performed By Driver3m22s

World Record: Tightest Ever 360 Degree Spin Performed By Driver

A FEARLESS stunt driver squeezes his way into the record books by executing the world’s tightest ever 360 degree spin. Petrolhead Alastair Moffatt travelled at a speed of roughy 30mph down a narrow lane of cars. The professional stunt driver, of Stunt Drive UK, spun his Subaru BRZ 360 degrees then accelerated to the end of the course - all in one continuous motion. Alastair's car was slightly over 4m long and the gap allowed for just 2.25m of clearance for him to complete the stunt - smashing the previous record of 2.5m.   Videographer / Director: John Robertston Producer: Tom Gillespie, Nick Johnson 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

America's Youngest Pro Female Monster Truck Driver5m44s

America's Youngest Pro Female Monster Truck Driver

It is quite amazing when you see new feats being accomplished in sports or hobbies. Whether it be the oldest person ever to do something, the fastest ever to do it, or even the youngest ever. That is what we have in this video, the youngest professional female monster truck driver. If you don’t know much about monster trucks, it is very entertaining and definitely brings about some great fun to watch. It is essentially a truck that is on giant wheels and takes off on ramps, drives on smaller cars to demolish them, and even races. It is very fun to watch if you are into cars, racing, or just demolition. Monster truck driving probably doesn’t have too many female professional drivers and this young woman is the youngest at 20 years old. This is amazing, being a professional at what she loves. Congratulations to her! Rosalee Ramer is a 20-year-old from Watsonville, California. She has been in love and intrigued by cars and trucks for as long as she can remember and she says she was 13 when she crushed her first car! She is the driver for the WildFlower monster truck and she even says that some people try to give her a hard time because of her age and because she is a female, but she doesn’t let it get to her. It is important to have tough skin and keep your head up when following your dreams. This is definitely something that can inspire all ages and types of people who are following their dreams, you always have to keep your head up and push through! Rosalee has actually been racing professionally with monster trucks since she was 14 years old! That is quite an early start in your career, we’re sure more of her friends were concerned about typical High School problems, while she was out there racing professionally! She can not even remember when her love started, she just began working on trucks with her father, who actually had a monster truck . Whether it be holding flashlights or moving tires she was already ready to be around the trucks! Her first time actually driving one was when she was 11 and her father let her take it for a ride in the driving pit to practice. She has a very close relationship with her father, who we’re sure inspired her love for trucks. They travel together frequently for all her races. Her truck, WildFlower, is quite an old car. It’s from 1932 and sits on 5-foot-tall tires, that’s roughly the same size as Rosalee! It definitely gets into some scrapes with Rosalee but it has treated her well throughout her journey. Rosalee and her truck do some pretty crazy things together, such as fly 40 feet in the air! Rosalee currently goes to Georgia Tech and studies Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design. She sounds like a very smart girl with a good head on her shoulders and it sounds like her love for trucks has inspired her career path greatly. We hope she continues to follow her dreams and sticks with her hobbies!

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

Pimped-up Vans: Japanese Auto Enthusiasts Customise Rides With Crystals And Cool LEDs1m31s

Pimped-up Vans: Japanese Auto Enthusiasts Customise Rides With Crystals And Cool LEDs

A GANG of Japanese car fanatics show off their custom rides and driving skills. Filmed in March 2015, this amazing footage was taken by American petrol head Steve Feldman, 45 in Japan's fourth most populated city Nagoya. Car and motorcycle gangs, also known as Bosozoku, are controversial in the land of the rising sun for their love of loud engines and bright customisations. During his trip, Bronx born Steve met one of the female members who had spent around $50,000 modifying her pink Honda Vamos van covering it in Swarovski crystals and LED lights. Videographer / director: Steve’s POV Producer: Mark Hodge, Nick Johnson Editor: Jack Stevens

Lil Big Rigs: Mechanic Gives Pickup Trucks An Eighteen-Wheeler Makeover3m03s

Lil Big Rigs: Mechanic Gives Pickup Trucks An Eighteen-Wheeler Makeover

A TRUCKING enthusiast has created his very own micro-machines by shrinking the traditional American big rig down to the size of a pick up. Bob Suffern and his all female team specialise in creating the miniature trucks for fans across the world. Bob, originally from Melbourne, Australia, came up with the idea in 1999, and has been selling the kits since 2003. Unusually, the truck customisation business in Nashville, Tennessee, has an all-female workforce. Videographer / director: Penny Adams Producer: Jack McKay, Nick Johnson Editor: Jack Stevens

Flying Car ‘Coming Soon': Futuristic Prototype Unveiled2m23s

Flying Car ‘Coming Soon': Futuristic Prototype Unveiled

A HIGH-flying company is hoping that futuristic airborne cars will soon become a reality. Massachusetts-based Terrafugia, which was founded in 2006 by a team of MIT graduates, plans to start selling its flying car, named the TF-X, in as little as eight years. And the manufacturer expects to have developed full-size unmanned prototypes of the TF-X by 2018. The TF-X is still in the early stages of development but Terrafugia, which is derived from the Latin for ‘escape the earth’, predicts production in the next 8-12 years. The flying car will have a range of up to 500 miles and cruise top speeds of up to 200mph. To learn more about Terrafugia’s projects, visit their website: . Videographer / director: Terrafugia Producer: Mark Hodge, Nick Johnson Editor: Joshua Douglas, Ian Phillips

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: Credit: Porsche

Gone Bananas: Fruity Vehicle Hits Speeds of 85 mph3m03s

Gone Bananas: Fruity Vehicle Hits Speeds of 85 mph

A British inventor has spent $25,000 turning a pick-up truck into an ap-pealing driveable banana. Steve Braithwaite, who is originally from Woodstock, Oxfordshire, spent two years building the vehicle - which has a top speed of 85mph. The 55-year-old, who now lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, came up with the idea for the Big Banana Car in 2009. The expensive concept cost around $25,000 and took Steve more than two years worth of Sundays to create. The finished vehicle is 10ft tall and 22ft long but its 302ci Ford V8 engine still allows it to hit impressive speeds. Videographer / director: Todd Lewis Producer: John Balson, Nick Johnson Editor: Kyle Waters

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.

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: Credit: Porsche

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

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: Credit: Porsche

Inventor Builds Steampunk Inspired Automatron Car4m53s

Inventor Builds Steampunk Inspired Automatron Car

ECCENTRIC British inventor Paul Bacon has gone 'full steam ahead' on his latest customised car. Dubbed the “Automatron", Paul’s latest steampunk-style creation is his most expensive build to date and is still not completed. Looking like something out of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Automatron boasts a supercharged V8 engine and uses a switch gear from a Lancaster Bomber to start. The front wheels are from an Austin 7 and he has used the biggest street legal tyres for the rear wheels. Videographer / director: Jack Stevens Producer: Tom Gillespie, Nick Johnson Editor: Jack Stevens