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Mechanic Builds 130mph Rat Rod | RIDICULOUS RIDES3m37s

Mechanic Builds 130mph Rat Rod | RIDICULOUS RIDES

A MASTER mechanic has become the unofficial king of rat rods in New Zealand, after building a series of incredible rat rod masterpieces in his home garage. David Jeffery, of Rolleston, has always had a passion for cars, but started making his own creations seven years ago, when he produced the award winning ‘BellaRat’. Named after his daughter, Isabella, the vehicle took four months to build and wowed the crowds at the 2012 Beach Hop – an annual New Zealand festival and car show where BellaRat scooped the overall prize for top car. David has since single-handedly produced five other incredible cars, including a converted Semi Truck, appropriately called ‘SemiRat’ which would lead David to yet more award success at Beach Hop 2016, where it too won the top prize. He now specializes in building rat rods - the spectacular custom cars that mix old and new parts and often emulate the hot rods of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

My ‘Unstoppable' Army Truck Destroys Anything In Its Path | RIDICULOUS RIDES5m55s

My ‘Unstoppable' Army Truck Destroys Anything In Its Path | RIDICULOUS RIDES

FEAST your eyes on the state of the art GPV Colonel truck – an amphibious 8x8 monster designed to batter through 1ft concrete walls. Manufactured by General Purpose Vehicles, the Colonel Truck was intended for military use in a radical attempt to change the technology behind producing more design purpose and survivability vehicles. This 2006 model now belongs to Ted Yadlowsky and his friends, making it the only privately owned amphibious combat vehicle in the world. Nicknamed ‘the unstoppable force’, the truck is 26ft long, with eight giant wheels and bullet deflectors.

Halo Fan Builds A Real Life Warthog6m04s

Halo Fan Builds A Real Life Warthog

The power application machine M12, mostly known as "Warthog" is a ground-based army cross-country off-road vehicle, operated by the United Nations Space Command. In view of its versatility, the M12 serves as the base platform for a variety of variations in the Armed Forces of the United Nations Space Command, the most common being the light M12 reconnaissance vehicle equipped with a turret machine gun providing basic defenses. Also, the "Warthog" can be equipped with a gun or a missile turret, which can be used for both ground and air targets. The M12 PAM is the main type of ground equipment of the UNSC, whose range of applications ranges from conventional reconnaissance to a component of motorized infantry squads. Its effectiveness is largely confirmed by the operational lifetime: for the first time presented as a prototype in 2319 and put into mass production in 2321, the "Warthog" has been in the service of the UNSC for almost 240 years and, despite the improvements and updates that have been introduced over time, they are still the most recognizable technique in the entire UNSC fleet. The "Warthog" in their modern form are in the technical UNSC arsenal for over fifty years and are distinguished by their increased mobility, provided by the management of all wheels, all-wheel drive and a hydrogen internal combustion engine equipped with a manual transmission. One man has spent five years, and thousands of dollars, single-handedly recreating the iconic Warthog truck from the Halo video games. Bryant Havercamp, a phone technician from Michigan, built the incredibly-detailed replica completely by himself, using traditional fabrication methods, a 3D printer, and the frame of a 1984 Chevy K10. The fully street-legal recreation is based on a 3D model extracted directly from the Halo game, allowing Bryant to match the truck’s measurements to the in-game version. Bryant told Barcroft Media: “Most people when they see this thing are just absolutely floored with how realistic it looks." Most people are generally floored after seeing how realistic this vehicle looks. Bryant Havercamp from Linwood, Michigan is the owner and builder of the replica of the Warthog from Halo. He built the vehicle from the ground up completely on his own. It took him five years of labor, thousands of man-hours, thousands of dollars and a few times he nearly lost his life in the process of building. However, the love towards this game prevailed: he is a big Halo fan, he has played this game since it came out back in 2003. He was trying to build the vehicle as close to the original "Warthog" as possible. "It is really exhilarating because it is one of the most bad-ass things you can drive," says Havercamp. "I was surprised when he first decided to do it. He bought a truck and totally stripped it down to just about nothing and started over with it," remembers Cheryl, Bryant's mother. Everywhere he goes, Bryant seems to turn heads with his "Warthog". People are stopping, asking him if they can take pictures, asking questions about it. They may not recognise it is a "Warthog" but that does not prevent them from being fascinated.

Holy Cow! The Batmobile On 44-Inch Wheels | RIDICULOUS RIDES4m24s

Holy Cow! The Batmobile On 44-Inch Wheels | RIDICULOUS RIDES

BATMAN’S iconic Batmobile has been reimagined, in monster truck-form, by a custom car genius in Colorado. Zack Loffert, of Littleton, Colorado, built what he calls the ‘Big Batmobile’ using the body of a 1973 El Camino, the frame of a 1976 Chevrolet K10 truck, and massive 44-inch tyres. He now uses the car, which took three years to build, for charity and to drive to children in hospital who need a special visit from “Batman”. Zack told Barcroft Media: “When I’m driving it, I watch people’s mouths and they say, ‘Holy cow’, or ‘Look at that’.

America's Youngest Pro Female Monster Truck Driver5m44s

America's Youngest Pro Female Monster Truck Driver

It is quite amazing when you see new feats being accomplished in sports or hobbies. Whether it be the oldest person ever to do something, the fastest ever to do it, or even the youngest ever. That is what we have in this video, the youngest professional female monster truck driver. If you don’t know much about monster trucks, it is very entertaining and definitely brings about some great fun to watch. It is essentially a truck that is on giant wheels and takes off on ramps, drives on smaller cars to demolish them, and even races. It is very fun to watch if you are into cars, racing, or just demolition. Monster truck driving probably doesn’t have too many female professional drivers and this young woman is the youngest at 20 years old. This is amazing, being a professional at what she loves. Congratulations to her! Rosalee Ramer is a 20-year-old from Watsonville, California. She has been in love and intrigued by cars and trucks for as long as she can remember and she says she was 13 when she crushed her first car! She is the driver for the WildFlower monster truck and she even says that some people try to give her a hard time because of her age and because she is a female, but she doesn’t let it get to her. It is important to have tough skin and keep your head up when following your dreams. This is definitely something that can inspire all ages and types of people who are following their dreams, you always have to keep your head up and push through! Rosalee has actually been racing professionally with monster trucks since she was 14 years old! That is quite an early start in your career, we’re sure more of her friends were concerned about typical High School problems, while she was out there racing professionally! She can not even remember when her love started, she just began working on trucks with her father, who actually had a monster truck . Whether it be holding flashlights or moving tires she was already ready to be around the trucks! Her first time actually driving one was when she was 11 and her father let her take it for a ride in the driving pit to practice. She has a very close relationship with her father, who we’re sure inspired her love for trucks. They travel together frequently for all her races. Her truck, WildFlower, is quite an old car. It’s from 1932 and sits on 5-foot-tall tires, that’s roughly the same size as Rosalee! It definitely gets into some scrapes with Rosalee but it has treated her well throughout her journey. Rosalee and her truck do some pretty crazy things together, such as fly 40 feet in the air! Rosalee currently goes to Georgia Tech and studies Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design. She sounds like a very smart girl with a good head on her shoulders and it sounds like her love for trucks has inspired her career path greatly. We hope she continues to follow her dreams and sticks with her hobbies!

‘Wildest Van In The World’ is 34ft Long | RIDICULOUS RIDES4m52s

‘Wildest Van In The World’ is 34ft Long | RIDICULOUS RIDES

AN ARTIST is driving a 34 foot long van that he built over 30 years ago. In 1974, artist Ivan Benic had a dream to build the 'wildest van in the world’ - which he calls the Cosmic Cruiser. Within four years, Ivan, from Ontario, Canada, had transformed the van into a 34 ft long masterpiece.

Custom Camaro With Insane 32-Inch Wheels | RIDICULOUS RIDES4m51s

Custom Camaro With Insane 32-Inch Wheels | RIDICULOUS RIDES

CAR FANATIC Corey Jones has customised a brand new Chevrolet Camaro with a giant set of 32-inch wheels. Featuring ultra-fine leather seats, three speakers and two 27-inch TV’s in each door, Corey’s latest design also boasts a convertible top that can be manoeuvred with an Xbox One controller. 36-year-old Corey resides in Illinois and has managed Crusader Customs for the past 10 years, building all sorts of outlandish custom rides. But his latest masterpiece is by far the most extravagant yet, turning heads wherever it goes.

Divorcee Builds Joker UTE To Prove Ex Wrong | RIDICULOUS RIDES3m46s

Divorcee Builds Joker UTE To Prove Ex Wrong | RIDICULOUS RIDES

SHOWING how to get over a divorce in style, Samantha Halter has converted her Ute car into a tribute to Batman’s most infamous enemy – the Joker. Samantha’s ex-husband had always told her ‘women should never own an Ute’, and so when they separated, she made it her goal to not only own one, but also totally pimp it out. Spending the last eight years converting the utility vehicle into a detailed masterpiece, Samantha from Gold Coast, Australia, could not be more pleased with the outcome – and admits it’s worth the $90,000 (AUD) she paid to complete it.

I Built A Life-Size Remote-Controlled Corvette | RIDICULOUS RIDES4m05s

I Built A Life-Size Remote-Controlled Corvette | RIDICULOUS RIDES

A COMPUTER genius has managed to build a full size remote-controlled Corvette that wouldn’t look out of place in the latest Fast and Furious film. Two years ago, 34-year-old Bjorn Harms decided to pursue his childhood dream by creating a full-scale vehicle that can be manoeuvred with just a small remote. Bjorn grew up watching the Back To The Future movies and was mesmerised by Doc racing around the DeLorean without anyone sitting in the driver’s seat. Wanting to emulate this fascinating scene, Bjorn, a computer technician from Urmond, Netherlands, decided to apply his knowledge and expertise to a 2006 Corvette C6 – and he hasn’t looked back since. Bjorn has also built full-scale remote controlled Knightrider and Back To The Future replicas. You can find his YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/blade00021/videos

This Is World's First Fan-Built Optimus Prime Truck4m53s

This Is World's First Fan-Built Optimus Prime Truck

A dedicated father with no mechanical training has manufactured the world’s first fan-built Optimus Prime truck. Back in the summer of 2016, 36-year-old Joe Fiduccia worked day and night recreating the giant full-size replica that weighs around 21,000lbs. Optimus Prime is one of the most renowned characters to hit our screens from the hugely successful Transformers franchise that has taken more than 4 billion dollars at the box office worldwide. And being the determined father that he is, Joe from Monroe County, Pennsylvania, managed to produce this impeccable replica in order to inspire his 10-year-old son that anything is possible. Joe says that this is the only fan-built replica and the other two trucks are owned by Paramount. He also adds that the inspiration behind this truck was his son because he loves the Transformers movies as much as his dad does. Why Optimus Prime? Because he is the character that has strong morals, strong ethics. He is always making sure everyone is okay. Before he could start any work on the vehicle, Joe chose to get permission from Hasbro – the toy company that owns the Transformers products. Of course, they got the approval and from the time he got Hasbro’s permission, to the time that Optimus was out on the road, it was about a year. In addition to weighing a colossal 21,000lbs, the spectacular truck is around 30ft long and 12ft wide. And that means another tough job for Joe - the cleaning. “Unfortunately, there is no car wash big enough to take Optimus Prime ,” he said. “You know, I couldn’t have built Optimus Prime without the full support of my family. It makes a big difference when you go up to somebody and you tell them no matter what’s going on in your life, no matter how impossible something seems, whether you are a kid or grown adult don’t ever be afraid to try. Don’t ever be afraid to pursue what seems impossible. Because you never know, one day, you could be behind the driver seat of Optimus Prime.” - Joe says. His words are a real motivation to us all. This is the only fan-built replica that’s out there, there’s only two other trucks like it, and those are trucks who are owned by Paramount. Meet Joe Fiduccia from Monroe County, Pennsylvania, the owner of world’s first fan-built Optimus Prime truck from Transformers, the Age of Extinction. The thirty-six-year-old father has rebuilt a full-size replica of one of the most renowned vehicles from the Transformer movies. Many of you know that Transformers has fast become one of the biggest franchises in the world. In the 80s he was the leader of the autobots , he still is leader of the autobots. He is the character who has the strong morals, with strong ethics, he’s always looking after the little guy, making sure that everybody else is taken care of. However, that wasn’t the main reason why Joe decided to build the giant replica. Namely, the inspiration behind this truck was from his son. Apparently Ryan loves the transformers just as much as his father does. He probably has hundreds of characters in his room and to be able to build something like this for him, one might have a strong motive! This inspired father-of-the-year got onto it right away! With the help of close friends and external parties, Joe worked tirelessly day and night to complete the job and own the world’s first fan-built replica. Given its size, you can only image the work it takes to wash this baby clean. Of course, there is no car-wash big enough to take Optimus Prime through, so washing this massive vehicle is the full-time job in itself, which takes approximately 5 hours. The truck alone has a Detroit DD 15 motor in it, it’s a standard Detroit motor, no fabrications or modifications have been done to it. Optimus has maxed out at 65 mph, it can’t go any faster than that! The paint skin it’s quite intense, he’s got the red and blue warrior colors on it, and it also has a bunch of autobot logos all over it. The central piece autobot was a solid block of aluminum which was custom-cut to fit the contours of the hood, and that was actually one of the most complicated pieces they had to make! Nonetheless, the end result was definitely worth it!

Mortis The 6x6 Monster Hearse | RIDICULOUS RIDES6m35s

Mortis The 6x6 Monster Hearse | RIDICULOUS RIDES

DEEP in the North American wilderness, a monster is terrorising the terrain of Idaho’s back country: a 6x6 monster hearse. Built by master mechanic and Naples, Idaho-native Jimmy Driver, the 10ft high, 20,000lbs beast known as ‘Mortis’ has been causing a stir in the local community. Supported by six massive 60-inch tires, Mortis was assembled entirely from scrap parts, including the chassis of a 1967 Cadillac superior, as well as parts from school buses and tractors.

The Fast And The Furious’ Dodge Charger Hits California | RIDICULOUS RIDES2m49s

The Fast And The Furious’ Dodge Charger Hits California | RIDICULOUS RIDES

A CAR enthusiast has raced two of his precious movie cars across California to pay tribute to one of his favourite films – The Fast And The Furious. 33-year-old, Franck Galiegue, is the proud owner of the real off-road Charger that Vin Diesel drove in Furious 7. He also owns a perfect replica of the 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse - the very first car that the late Paul Walker drove in the franchise. And so Franck, with his close partner and friend Joffrey Tourret, decided to race the two cars from Gardena, California, to the Neptune’s Net restaurant in Malibu – a place where Vin Diesel and Paul Walker meet in the first movie. The Fast And Furious franchise has now taken over five billion dollars at box office.

President Trump Devotees Build Outrageous Trump Mobile5m00s

President Trump Devotees Build Outrageous Trump Mobile

No matter how many are uploaded every hour, the world of the Internet will never have enough of car crash videos. No matter the circumstances or location, getting to witness something devastating like so makes you rethink your own actions and decisions, then throw everything in the air and say “to hell with it, I’m going to live my life"! Two of Donald Trump’s biggest super-fans have manufactured a wacky vehicle to honor his time as US President. Decorated in red, white and blue, ‘The Trump Mobile’ is made of two Mercedes Benz wagons and other parts from 43 different cars – and it is covered in pro-Trump signs and memorabilia including a mini-Trump statue perched on the roof. Finnish couple, Karl and Nina Lindroos, spend most of their time living in Florida and they are responsible for the build that they believe helped Trump gain power in the 2016 US election. And the married duo are showing no signs of slowing down as they are hoping to use the ‘mobile’ to help the controversial leader retain his power in 2020. This might be a moving tribute, but you can't debate that its the best one you've seen. As far as Trump supporters go, this guy definitely takes the first place. This couples car might be the craziest thing you see all week. Take a look at the detail and work these two have put in to make the Trump mobile look so great and definitely put down a mark in history for the most honored president through a car tribute.

Mechanic Builds Hypercar From Scratch In His Own Shed5m24s

Mechanic Builds Hypercar From Scratch In His Own Shed

A talented mechanic has built Australia’s first 'hyper car' – in his shed. The Quantum GP700 was born out of the seven-year passion project of its creator, Jeff David. Aimed at producing breathtaking performance in a road legal car – the Quantum can reach 0-60mph in a staggering 2.6 seconds. Jeff, who resides in Victoria, Australia, worked for around 1,800 hours to develop his masterpiece that is now worth approximately $700,000. Another thing Jeff can be proud about is having the best wife, because Mrs. David agreed to support the family full-time for two years while David built his car . The endeavor was more than a full-time job - it was an obsession. Jeff was up at 5:30 am till 7 pm every day, seven days a week. Beginning with a stock Ariel Atom car, Jeff completely dismantled it and started from scratch. He replaced every body panel with new ones he made from his own carbon fiber-Kevlar creation. The suspension alone has been a 30-year long project in the making. Jeff also fabricated the front wing with a design based on a Formula 3 wing. He even customized the steering wheel! The 700 in GP700 stands for both its output and weight of 700 kg, or 1,543 pounds. In kilograms, therefore, the GP700 has a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio. With an estimated value of $700,000, David is adamant he won’t sell his creation, but he may be willing to build another one for a paying customer. With that said: car fanatics, start saving your money!

Japan’s Most Insane ‘Dekotora’ Truck
                     | Ridiculous Rides1m41s

Japan’s Most Insane ‘Dekotora’ Truck | Ridiculous Rides

FEAST your eyes on one of Japan’s most insane dekotora trucks. Earlier this year; car enthusiast Steve Feldman; managed to track down the whacky vehicle that took more than 10 years and 100 LED lights to perfect. In the heart of Kisarazu; Japan; Steve hitched a ride in the Sandaimei Bireijo – a former dump truck converted into a well-respected model of the prevalent Japanese dekotora trend. Dekotora; which literally translates as ‘decoration truck’; can often see owners spend up to $100,000 pimping out their rides.

Speedycopter, World's First Amphibious Car Made From Helicopter3m36s

Speedycopter, World's First Amphibious Car Made From Helicopter

We are sure you have already heard about amphibious cars but check out this speedycopter, a street-legal amphibious car made from a helicopter. Ambitious mechanic Jeff Bloch has spent 3000 hours converting a Vietnam attack chopper and an 86 Toyota chassis into one vehicle capable of operating on land and water. In addition to being street-legal and race-ready, it is also fully amphibious. Are you impressed? Jeff Bloch, 45, also known as the Speedycop, worked hard and managed to merge a Vietnam attack chopper with an 86 Toyota chassis and create one very unique and practical vehicle. In 2016, Jeff and his team joined forces and worked hard for six months to successfully built one incredible ‘speedycopter’ vehicle. It is a 1969 Bell OH-58 Kiowa Vietnam attack aircraft sitting on an 86 Toyota van chassis. Using a 2002 Audi Quattro V6 engine, the vehicle can do 0-60mph in an impressive eight seconds. Jeff is well-known in the engineering world for his whacky creations, including the world’s first sideways VW camper van and an upside down Camwith aro racer, and now adding this amphibious vehicle to the collection, Jeff admitted that the helicopter car is one of his most popular builds. Obviously, people are amazed with this creation because they haven’t seen a road-racing helicopter before, and certainly not one that is amphibious. Unfortunately, Jeff and his team had only two months to enjoy their little invention, because their beloved helicopter car dramatically caught on fire and was destroyed soon after.

Italian Hairstylist Transformed Her Vehicle By Covering It With Human Hair3m22s

Italian Hairstylist Transformed Her Vehicle By Covering It With Human Hair

This Italian hairstylist has spent more than €80,000 covering her car in human hair. Maria Lucia Mugno holds the official Guinness World Record for owning the world’s hairiest car which took her more than 150 hours to complete. Today, Maria’s Fiat 500 is concealed in 100 kg of women’s natural hair that she acquired from India. The 47-year-old draw inspiration from a bet, whilst she was working, when her friend challenged her to make a car that was entirely covered in real hair and thought that she wasn’t capable of completing the mission. When this friend saw her finished work of art, he was completely shocked by what she made out of the car, and won the first Guinness World Record for it in the process. Who would have thought that a bet can cost you a Guinness World Record. Talk about the prize! Maria’s car is still drivable, as she made it street legal and refrained from covering the engine in hair. She drives her car about once a week or sometimes even more if there’s an occasion. Of course, this comes as a shock to many people who spot her, because it’s something strange, unusual and new vehicle . At first, they think it’s a creature, an animal or even a very weird thing, however when they see it’s actually hair, it disgusts them. Nonetheless, they do understand that it took a meticulous process to construct and are amazed. With one kilogram of hair costing €800, Maria calculated that she had spent €80,000 on the transformation of her car. Maria also has to ‘service’ her vehicle once a week in order to keep it clean and in a respectable condition. Talk about pimp my ride !

Mechanic Builds His Own Formula 1 3m17s

Mechanic Builds His Own Formula 1

A genius mechanic from Bosnia and Herzegovina has spent two years building his very own Formula 1 car from scratch. After attending a car event in Belgrade, supercar fanatic Misho Kuzmanovic decided to make his childhood dreams come true by constructing his own race-car. Misho worked long days and nights to complete his passion project, putting in more than 1,000 hours of labor – and spending an estimated £20,000 in the process. Now, Misho’s efforts have been rewarded as he can drive the vehicle around his hometown, Prnjavor, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, after making it fully road-legal. “My Formula car as it is, isn’t identical to the Formula 1 car . It is built from my own vision, from my own aspiration" says the supercar fanatic. “The main construction and design was all done by me. My friends and family helped me as well." While the vehicle can reach top speed of about 100 miles per hour, Misho, who has been dubbed as “Misho Schumacher" in his local town, says he built the car for enjoyment, rather than racing. He admits that the car’s overall weight is too much for the 100 horsepower engine. Misho also admits that he had to install a second seat in the vehicle, since his wife was questioning his intentions. How about that - a Formula 1 car for the whole family! Videographer / director: Jasmin Brutus Producer: Danny Baggott, James Thorne Editor: James Thorne

Taxi Transformed Into Rat-Rod In Seven Days  | RIDICULOUS RIDES3m30s

Taxi Transformed Into Rat-Rod In Seven Days | RIDICULOUS RIDES

AN ECCENTRIC mechanic has converted a London taxi into a crazy rat-rod van in just seven days. 44-year-old Paul Bacon, from Leicestershire, spent £450 on a traditional black cab and with the help of some timber, fibreglass and expanding foam he managed to construct a rusty rat-rod that he now uses for work. It took Paul just a week to finish the project – and he admits that he can no longer drive around his local town without receiving a few strange looks. Videographer / director: Alex Wilkinson Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: Thom Johnson AN ECCENTRIC mechanic has converted a London taxi into a crazy rat-rod van in just seven days. 44-year-old, Paul Bacon, spent £450 on a traditional black cab and with the help of some timber, fibreglass and expanding foam he managed to construct a rusty rat-rod that he now uses for work. It took Paul just a week to finish the project – and he admits that he can no longer drive around his local town without receiving a few strange looks. Paul, from Leicestershire, told Barcroft TV: “A lot of people that first see the van say it looks like something from a horror movie. “But really, I just needed a van real quick. “Initially, I was looking at taxis to use their chassis, but then it occurred to me I could actually take one and convert it into a van. “So I bought a taxi for around £450, I cut the back end off, built a timber frame and then started to construct the new shape.” Paul did the majority of the work on the taxi inside his workshop at Cyclone Works. The entire process cost a little over £1,000 – which Paul thinks is money well spent. “I use the van every day as my own personal transport so you know it’s pretty good,” he said. “A lot of people smile, people wave, people come out and ask me a lot of questions about the van. “It starts every morning, carries a lot of junk in the back – that’s all you need from a van really.” With a rusty paint exterior, Paul added a cyclone-style cooler on the side of his front window to maintain the rat-rod theme. The driver’s seat is taken from a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow that Paul predicted would fit perfectly. The engine is a standard 2.7 Nissan diesel that comes in all London taxis and whilst the van was never built for speed, Paul has managed to reach 65mph. He said: “I’ve really liked cars all my life – particularly custom cars and hot-rods. “And this is the most usable vehicle I have built. It doesn’t have a sparkling performance, but it has bullet-proof reliability.” ENDS.

Meet The World’s First Monster Truck Kids Team2m21s

Meet The World’s First Monster Truck Kids Team

A group of youngsters are breathing new life into the world of monster trucks, as they complete death defying stunts despite their tender age. Known as Team Kid KJ, the team was formed in 2010 by monster truck enthusiast Tod Weston and his son, Kaid ‘KJ’ Jaret Olson-Weston, 14, who was the squad’s first member since the age of 5 and a half. Noticing his son’s early passion for the extreme sport, Tod was determined to satisfy the kid’s <a href=" https://rumble.com/v3hkkb-10-kids-with-the-need-for-speed.html " target="_blank">need for speed</a> with the creation of the team and to encourage other young people to get involved and join the team. The team now boasts 20 full time members from across the United States and performs in more than 60 shows a year. Only the most talented and mature drivers are considered for a place in the team, and there is another requirement to join the team, which is to have more A's than B's in the grade paper in order to keep a place in the team. Meet Team Kid KJ, world's first monster truck kid's team made up entirely of pre-teens and teenagers. KJ, the son after whom the team got its name, says in an interview addressed to fans that it is a lot of fun going uphill and do jumps with the guys, but admits that he was a little unaligned with his jumps at first. Must be very fun to have <a href=" https://rumble.com/v35jm5-5297549.html " target="_blank">Monster Truck</a> adventures served for lunch every single day. Way to go guys! Videographer / director: Team Kid KJ Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Marcus Cooper

Amphibious Houseboat Hits The Road | Ridiculous Rides3m43s

Amphibious Houseboat Hits The Road | Ridiculous Rides

A GENIUS mechanic has merged a 32ft houseboat with a three-wheel tractor to create the most unorthodox vehicle – an amphibious driving houseboat. In the summer of 2016, Theon Parseghian used a derelict 1967 houseboat and a crop-sprayer tractor to engineer a practical vehicle that operates on both land and water. Theon, who spent $10,000 bringing his project to life, originally built the vehicle because he thought it would be “cool” to do so, but since then more than 500 people turned up to witness its launch in New York. Videographer / director: Theonomics Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

World's Fastest Shed Hits Record Breaking 96 Mph3m09s

World's Fastest Shed Hits Record Breaking 96 Mph

British gardener Kevin Nicks has smashed through his official record for the world’s fastest shed - by reaching a top speed of 96.8 mph. The 52 year-old, from Chipping-Norton in Oxfordshire, surpassed his previous record by 8mph on Saturday August 19, at the Wheelie and Top Speed Championships event at Elvington Airfield in York. Kevin was hoping to break the 100mph mark and only fell short due to high winds and adverse weather conditions. But thanks to the added nitrous boost he recently installed on the back of the unorthodox vehicle, Kevin was able to power through and officially break his existing record. It took £5,000 and seven months of Kevin’s life to turn his old Volkswagen Passat into a shed that can ride the roads. The resulting vehicle weighs two metric tons and has a 2.8 liter V6 petrol engine, originally with 200-brake horsepower,and the nitrous adding an extra 75. “You know, I own the world’s fastest shed and it’s an idea I came up with, I built and I got it fully approved and road legal.” Kevin said. “I got into the racing events, the top speed events and I travel all over the country racing it. People often say it’s mad – they say it’s brilliant. But the good thing for me, it just makes people smile.” Videographer / director: David Hare Producer: Danny Baggott, Ruby Coote Editor: James Thorne

The £40 Million Classic Car Collection4m54s

The £40 Million Classic Car Collection

CAR enthusiast Rodger Dudding has amassed the biggest collection of classic cars in Britain - worth an estimated £40million. The business magnate started his collection back in the late 60s when he purchased a Jensen Interceptor FF and hasn’t looked back since. With more than 350 vehicles in his collection Mr Dudding, 79, is still planning to add to his ever expanding fleet of iconic cars after recently finishing work on his latest garage development which cost a whopping £7 million to build. The multi-millionaire’s love of cars started as a teenager when his father purchased a 1952 Morris Minor, which takes pride of place in his collection today. Videographer / director: Marcus Hessenberg Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Ruby Coote Editor: Alberto Falcone

Truck Enthusiasts Get Down And Dirty At Louisiana Mudfest1m58s

Truck Enthusiasts Get Down And Dirty At Louisiana Mudfest

FANS of big trucks and muddy fields shared their love for the unique pastime at this years Trucks Gone Wild showcase. The high octane event took place at Louisiana Mudfest, an all purpose venue for off road driving enthusiasts to rip through muddy fields. Crowds from all over the United States descended to the latest trucks gone wild event in Louisiana to take part in four days of competitions, entertainment and parties. Thousands of spectators were left drenched in wet mud as they were treated to a mud shower courtesy of the show’s participants. Videographer / director: Prime Cut Pro Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson Editor: Marcus Cooper

Trippy Tippy Hippy Van Will Leave You In Awe2m48s

Trippy Tippy Hippy Van Will Leave You In Awe

A mechanic has managed to transform a 1970’s VW camper into the one of the world’s wackiest race cars by putting it on its side. Jeff Bloch, 44 aka Speedycop has made a name for himself for his outlandish race car builds which, include an upside down Chevrolet Camaro and a plane that was converted into a street legal vehicle. The veteran cop of 21 years took just five weeks to create the car which he has dubbed the, Trippy Tippy Hippy Van. The car is named appropriately as it really does trip you out when you see it driving on the road! This has to be one of the most unique race cars in the world! Who would have thought that a van tipped on it's side would make such a good car? What we do know is that his is one video that you are not going to want to miss! Please share this video with your family and friends as this will surely make them smile! Have you ever seen a unique car like this? How would you react if you saw this driving on the road? Let us know down in the comments section! Videographer / director: Speedycop Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson Editor: Jay Sohrabi