New, ethanol-laced gas goes bad in months because the ethanol absorbs moisture. Old, leaded gas stayed good for a lot longer, and even then, those old cars didn't have much trouble burning nasty stale gasoline anyway. » 12/11/14 2:34pm 12/11/14 2:34pm

One of the few times I did, the Gear S did come in sort of handy. I was out skateboarding—I never bring my phone for fear of falling and destroying it—and my fiancee texted to ask if I could forward her an email I was supposed to have forwarded her that morning.

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Hah, I had a KJ Liberty too! Mine was lifted 3" on 32-inch BFG All Terrains. One of the first lifted Libertys on the east coast. Nice to know that, at one point in time, grown-up Ray was nearly as cool as college-age Bob. » 11/13/14 4:02pm 11/13/14 4:02pm

Dual-motor R/C Lego Stratos is drift-happy and perfect

Lego builder Piterx makes gorgeously detailed Technic replicas of real-life vehicles. The latest is a motorsports legend: The Lancia Stratos, one of the most fearsomely beautiful cars to ever blast down a rally stage. And thanks to dual R/C motors, this Piterx model is as fast and drift-happy as its real-life brethren. » 11/06/14 4:36pm 11/06/14 4:36pm

ICON vs. ICON: Two 4x4 builders and the quest for identity

Jonathan Ward's sister Elizabeth isn't a car enthusiast. But she was thrilled when she saw a rugged, upright 4x4 with a canvas top, exposed door hinges, and an ICON decal on the hood. She posted a photo to Facebook and tagged her brother, whose company, ICON 4x4, is legendary for stuffing modern drivetrains and… » 11/04/14 9:38am 11/04/14 9:38am