Watch this 5-year-old car mechanic replace a wheel bearing on dad's car

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Phoenix, who is in kindergarten, replaces a wheel bearing on his daddy's 2001 Corolla.

I would trust this 5 year old boy with my car more than I'd trust any auto mechanic I've ever taken any of my cars to ever.

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General Motors recalls 1.4 million older cars over engine fires sparked by oil leaks

GM dealership in Miami, FL. REUTERS

Auto maker General Motors today announced a recall of some 1.4 million cars in which a known oil leak problem can cause engine fires. All of the affected vehicles are over 10 years old, and the oldest were model year 1997.

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Watch how responsive laser car headlights can change night driving


Of all the CES videos this year, the most surprisingly interesting one demonstrated responsive laser auto headlights. In the concept demo, sensors gauge driving conditions and objects as they come into view, even splitting the beam so it doesn't blast oncoming vehicles with light. Read the rest

Building Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile

BB mascot Jackhammer Jill in 3D-printed ABS glory! This 9" model of Jill will get hand-painted and rigged with advanced bubble-blowing technology before being mounted in a place of honor on the hood of our Happy Mutant Mobile!

Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile now under construction!

We are thrilled to announce that work on the Boing Boing Happy Mutant Mobile has begun! Here's a glimpse of the handiwork from the talented makers at LGE CTS Motorsports!

Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile: Submit your ideas!

Help us build out a Happy Mutant Mobile! Our fantastic sponsors at Ford have agreed to customize, modify, and transform a 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon into what we (and you) imagine for a Boing Boing vehicle.

1947 Cadillac with shower, kitchen appliances, bar, and hookah

In 1952, LIFE published an article about Louie Matter, a gearhead who tricked out his 1947 Cadillac with a shower (seen at right), drinking fountain, tape recorder, washing machine, stove, "and a bar with spigots for whisky, water and soda." Oh yeah, and a dashboard hookah too. This, my friends, is the definition of "bow-tie classy." "Shower? Check. Washing Machine? Check. Hookah? Check. Let’s Ride" Read the rest

NASCAR prayer (video)

[Video Link] A pre-race prayer at the NASCAR Nationwide series race in Nashville Tennessee, on July 23, 2011. "We want to thank you, Lord, for these mighty machines.... Lord I want to thank you for my smokin' hot wife.... Boogity Boogity Boogity. Amen." (via Tabitha Hale on Google+) Read the rest