Due to overwhelming demand, we are honored to bring you part two of our series "Pennzoil and the PopSci Archives." It's a fascinating historical look into our archives. Whether you're a history buff, an advertising junkie, a Pennzoil gearhead or a PopSci fanatic; we have something for everyone.
By Preston LernerPosted 10.16.2012 at 10:31 am 2 Comments
Tires are where the rubber meets the road--literally. So you could argue that they’re the single most important factor in determining how a car handles. Yet conceptually, at least, they’ve changed remarkably little since the dawn of the automobile.
Go to 2:40 of this video to see why racing with worn-out tires is a bad idea:
By Preston LernerPosted 10.09.2012 at 1:03 pm 1 Comment
Who really killed the electric car? Contrary to claims advanced by conspiracy theorists, it wasn't General Motors. Actually, GM's EV1 was a brilliant machine that fostered a vision of highways filled with silent zero-emission vehicles. Not much more than a decade later, that dream seems more like a delusion.
The Bloodhound rocket car has another year of development ahead of it before Wing Commander Andy Green of Britain’s Royal Air Force attempts to accelerate it to speeds upward of 1,000 miles per hour (the current land speed record is 763 miles per hour). In the meantime, the project is teasing us with glimpses of just how powerful this supersonic vehicle’s power source will be. Earlier today at Newquay Airport in Cornwall, UK, the development team test fired the rocket engine that will power the Bloodhound across the flats of South Africa next year. Hold on tight.