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F-15 Eagle Celebrates 50 Years of Obliterating the Competition With No Losses
F-15 Eagle Celebrates 50 Years of Obliterating the Competition With No Losses

What is there that can be said about the Boeing-McDonell Douglas F-15 Eagle that hasn't already been said? It's beloved the world over by Air Forces and regular civilians who grew up with the prized American fighter jet as a pin-up poster...

 
Hellcat Swapped Dodge Dart Demon Was Forged in the Red Abyss of Hades (Not Really)
Hellcat Swapped Dodge Dart Demon Was Forged in the Red Abyss of Hades (Not Really)

The Dodge Demon is a name that has a special place in the hearts of Mopar fans. It appeared in a not insignificant capacity in both the classic and modern era of American muscle cars to become an icon from both time periods. So what do you thin...

 
Wernher Von Braun's Plan for NASA to Mars by 1982 Was Bonkers, Killed by Nixon
Wernher Von Braun's Plan for NASA to Mars by 1982 Was Bonkers, Killed by Nixon

By even the most optimistic of time frames, NASA, the ESA, Roscosmos, and the Chinese Space Agency won't be going to Mars until at least the 2030s. For fans of space travel with hydrazine in their veins and infrared telescopes for eyes, that&#...

 
Russian Cosmonauts Leaving the ISS in 2024 Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think, Here’s Why
Russian Cosmonauts Leaving the ISS in 2024 Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think, Here’s Why

Besides just being the largest man-made object ever put into space, the International Space Station was built to signify that after the end of the Cold War, the world was about to enter a new age of cooperation for the benefit of all mankind. B...

 
Crusty Old 1949 Buick Super is Half Sedan, Half DIY Camper, 100 Percent Outrageous
Crusty Old 1949 Buick Super is Half Sedan, Half DIY Camper, 100 Percent Outrageous

It isn't often we find a vehicle on the web that leaves us completely speechless. When one scours every corner of the internet for all the custom car builds we can find, it can often feel like you've seen everything. Well, evidently, we h...

 
This Ford 5.0-Swapped RX-7 Makes Rotary Fans Cringe, Engine Swap Junkies Sing
This Ford 5.0-Swapped RX-7 Makes Rotary Fans Cringe, Engine Swap Junkies Sing

The first-generation FA Mazda RX-7 is a landmark vehicle. Why? Because it was the first time that many North Americans got a good look at Mazda's flagship rotary engine. It may not have been the first, but it was certainly one of the most memo...

 
This Astonishing Sports Coupe Scrubs More CO2 Than it Emits, Built by Engineering Students
This Astonishing Sports Coupe Scrubs More CO2 Than it Emits, Built by Engineering Students

If we told you there's a prototype vehicle undergoing testing as we speak that actually removes more carbon dioxide out of the surrounding atmosphere than it emits? Would you call us liars, fools, or nincompoops? Well, friends, we urge you to ...

 
No, the Horton Ho-229 Was Not a Stealth Bomber, Let's Put The Myth to Bed
No, the Horton Ho-229 Was Not a Stealth Bomber, Let's Put The Myth to Bed

There's more than a little bit of misinformation out there when it comes to World War II-era German scientists and their supposedly out-of-this-world exploits. Everything from Nazi UFOs to a levitating, time-traveling monstrosity supposedly ca...

 
Is This Classic 1978 VW Westfalia Camper Still a Viable RV in 2022?
Is This Classic 1978 VW Westfalia Camper Still a Viable RV in 2022?

Old Volkswagen busses are iconic and memorable for more reasons than one. Be it as a symbol of American flower power or for all the very suspect history behind its sister vehicle in the original Beetle. There are more than a few reasons to be fasci...

 
Take Notes Hoovies Garage, Here's How to LS Swap a Porsche 911 Properly
Take Notes Hoovies Garage, Here's How to LS Swap a Porsche 911 Properly

If you're as big of long-time fans of Hoovies Garage on YouTube as some of us at autoevolution are, you'll no doubt look back fondly on one of his most memorably early projects. Tyler Hoover's LS3-swapped 996 Carrera 911 called &quo...

 
Forget a Massive Class A RV, This Dodge B3500 Camper is All You Need
Forget a Massive Class A RV, This Dodge B3500 Camper is All You Need

When one conjures an image in their mind of what a recreational vehicle looks like, they're liable to think of a 30 to 40-foot long Class A leviathans packed to the brim with all the luxuries a high-end condominium wouldn't be caught dead...

 
Instead of Recycling Vintage Airliners, Why Not Turn Them Into RVs?
Instead of Recycling Vintage Airliners, Why Not Turn Them Into RVs?

According to the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA), anywhere between 400 to 500 cargo and passenger airplanes are recycled annually in America. Of all those giant airliners, little Cessnas, and everything in between that goes to be scrapp...

 
Airstream MQF: Neil Armstrong's Temporary Home Away From Home After Apollo 11
Airstream MQF: Neil Armstrong's Temporary Home Away From Home After Apollo 11

It's RV Month here at autoevolution. Though some of us among the writing staff don't have much interest in motorhomes, camper trailers, and all things mobile living, we can at least make exceptions when one's built under extraordinar...

 
This is America's First Air Launched Cruise Missile, Looks Vicious Next to a B-52 Bomber
This is America's First Air Launched Cruise Missile, Looks Vicious Next to a B-52 Bomber

You can't talk about modern warfare doctrine without fitting air-launched cruise missiles into the equation. Modern super high-tech cruise missiles can skim across the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds and deliver devastation across a wide area ...

 
Fully Restored Bell UH-1 Huey is the Centerpiece of this New York Vietnam War Memorial
Fully Restored Bell UH-1 Huey is the Centerpiece of this New York Vietnam War Memorial

A few months ago, we showed you a collection of barnfind condition U.S. Army Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters from the Vietnam War in the collection of a lovely museum in Western Pennsylvania. One that we desperately wished someone would scoop up and...

 
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Nimble Like a Fighter, Deadly Like a Bomber Twice Its Size
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk: Nimble Like a Fighter, Deadly Like a Bomber Twice Its Size

The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk was the kind of attack airplane that comes along once, maybe twice in a generation. A deadly accurate ground attack jet with the room for many tons of ordinance under its wings pylons, while also light and agile enough to tu...

 
This 1980 Triumph TR-7 Makes Surprisingly Good Pals With a 1994 Camaro's V6
This 1980 Triumph TR-7 Makes Surprisingly Good Pals With a 1994 Camaro's V6

The Triumph TR7 was a pretty solid little British sports car, and the fourth generation Chevy Camaro was a pretty decent mid-90s American sports car. Albeit, not one without their fair share of faults in both cases. But as one Craigslist seller in ...

 
Voodoo V8-Swapped 1963.5 Ford Falcon Sprint Humbles Mustangs and Walks M3s
Voodoo V8-Swapped 1963.5 Ford Falcon Sprint Humbles Mustangs and Walks M3s

The first-gen Mustang gets all the glory, and rightly so. But what so often gets lost in translation is that the original pony car owes its existence to a long forgotten entry-level Ford called the Falcon. With that in mind, what better way to hamm...

 
You May Never Find a Classic Dodge Viper This Cheap Ever Again
You May Never Find a Classic Dodge Viper This Cheap Ever Again

The first generation Dodge Viper is a mythical folk hero of an American automobile. The first true to form American sports car since the Shelby Cobra, subsequent generations failed to capture quite the same level of magic. With no airbags, anti...

 
The Aircraft Carrier USS Oriskany Lies at the Bottom of the Ocean, Here’s What Remains
The Aircraft Carrier USS Oriskany Lies at the Bottom of the Ocean, Here’s What Remains

Most warships are never appreciated by the greater public for their years of service on the high seas serving their country. A very select few might get to live life eternal as museum ships. But only one American vessel had the honor of being repur...

 

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