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The Top 25 Coolest Gadgets of CES 2014

Ah, January in Las Vegas. The gambling addicts with failed resolutions have fallen off the wagon and into the casinos, the strippers have put away their Santa hats, and the...

The Top 25 Homologation Specials of All Time

Purpose-built racing cars – be they single seat open wheelers, sports prototypes, dragsters or any other automobile whose sole reason for being is to compete – have always inspired awe...

The Top 25 Coolest Garages on Earth

We generally try to avoid using this little rest stop on the Information Autobahn as a bully pulpit, but if you have a sweet car, you really should keep it in a sweet garage. No, we’re not asking you to erect a 10,000 square foot temple of zoom that has diamonds mixed in the floor concrete and mahogany wall paneling with gold leaf detailing, but we are asking you to refrain from parking your Ferrari, Bentley or whatever next to the Great Wall of Pool Toys. You know, something you wouldn’t be ashamed of your fellow gearheads seeing.

This is not to say, however, that you shouldn’t build a Garage Mahal if you have the resources and desire to do so. Not a day goes by, in fact, that we don’t fantasize about our idea of the ultimate garage that we would build if we were up to our foreheads in f*ck-you money. Of course, there are lots of people who have already made those dreams a reality. Here then, in no particular order, are shots of the 25 most amazing garages on this (and possibly any other) planet. Who knows? Maybe they’ll help lower your productivity, too.

The Top 25 Debuts of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show is one of the auto industry’s best-known rites of Spring. Every March, the motoring world converges on the lakeside Swiss metropolis to gawk at all the new models (vehicular and otherwise) on neutral ground. It’s absolutely one of the crown jewels of the international auto show calendar.

And because it’s such a prestigious show, the manufacturers tend to bring their best production and concept cars to the Geneva Palexpo. This means picking out the best of the best is a mighty daunting task, which is why we’ve decided to expand the field to 25. We’ve got a lot of ground to cover, so let’s hop to it.

The Top 25 Most Iconic Racecar Sponsor Liveries of All Time

Ask most longtime motorsports fans what they think of corporate sponsorship in racing, and odds are favorable that they’ll tell you something along the lines of it’s a cancer on the sport, turning drivers into G-rated, emotionally castrated spokesbots and has priced the journeymen and shadetree mechanics out of all but the lowest echelons of vehicular competition. And they’d be right.   However, turning racecars into billboards has also helped the sport progress by helping fund technical innovations, improving its visibility, and creating some truly memorable paint schemes over the years. However, if we had to narrow that list of memorable sponsor liveries down to the 25 most iconic and recognizable, they would be the ones furnished by the following companies.  

Top 25 Coolest Gadgets at CES 2012

For the second time in about three months, the Las Vegas Convention Center is buzzing with the activity endemic to a major international trade show. And while November is when the automotive aftermarket has its annual pow-wow, January is reserved for the consumer electronics industry’s biggest get together or the year: The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES for the abbreviationally-inclined.

Ironically, the Consumer Electronics Show is, like SEMA, not open to consumers. However, thanks to the seemingly limitless (unless SOPA and/or PIPA pass) power of the Internets, there are plenty of interesting words and pretty pictures pertaining to all the cool new gadgets and services debuting at the show floating around. But you’re not interested in reading one article for hours and hours, right? Of course not. That’s why we’ve limited the following list to the 25 gizmos we think are the coolest and most likely to attain “gotta have” status.

The Top 25 Holiday Gift Ideas of 2011

Unless you’re participating in a medical study involving sensory deprivation (And who doesn't love those?), we're quite certain you’re aware that the Holiday Season (known in simpler, allegedly more insensitive times as Christmastime) is upon us. And whether you’re proclivities during this time of year lean towards hanging tinsel and trinkets on an indoor conifer, symbolically lighting one candle in a stylish candle holder every night, or standing on your roof in the nude while banging a tambourine against your belly and whispering your prayers to the Cantaloupe King and his Magic Curling Iron (We don’t judge.), chances are there will be at least some gift-giving going on, if there hasn’t been any already.

With that in mind, we’ve concocted the following list of 25 great gearhead gift ideas. They fall into many categories, and into a wide range of price brackets, but they all have one unifying trait: An ability to bring a smile to the face of all but the most jaded car geeks. We’re pretty sure you’ll find at least one item that’s a perfect fit for the recipient you have in mind.

The Top 25 Wackiest Custom Cars of All Time

Customizing cars is a bit of a black art, if you think about it. It’s dangerously easy to cross the line that defines the boundary between cool and outlandish. Sometimes a whip turns out just a bit goofy…and sometimes it’s just so wacky it causes the brains of all who gaze upon it to capsize inside their skulls. It is this latter category of modified machines that has captured our attention on this holiday weekend, so much so that we decided to scour the Information Turnpike for what are, for our money, the 25 most over-the-top rides ever to roam a road.

The Top 25 Most Ridiculous Road Signs

Though some people aren’t fans of signs, the fact of the matter is they’re needed to maintain an orderly (or something loosely resembling it) modern society. This is particularly true on the road, where signs are used to keep motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike safe and informed.

Of course, some street signs are more straightforward and sensible than others. Occasionally, you come across a sign that just makes you wonder if a single human being bothered to look at it at any point during the design, printing and installation process. Here are 25 that we feel fit that description.