Rob Dyrdek openly admits that his new show, "Ridiculousness," is his version of "America's Funniest Home Videos." Instead of building comedic skits around viral videos like they do on "Tosh.0" and "Web Soup," Dyrdek wants his show to be all about the crazy clips, which feature some insane stunts and crashes--two things Dyrdek has specialized in over his career.
To prove that Rob is the absolute foremost authority when it comes to commentating stunt and crash viral videos, here are the five craziest viral videos featuring the Fantasy Factory owner himself. Read More...
Ken Block really outdid himself this time. Aside from the ridiculous stunts he nailed in his 2011 Ford Fiesta, there's some serious production value here. In the opening sequence/credits alone: "Back to the Future," "Star Wars" and "Top Gun" references; Block nonchalantly walked through a gas station on fire; and there's a zombie eating a leg. And you know how much we love zombies.
"Gymkhana Four" even managed to incorporate the Epic Meal Time crew when he pulled a series of donuts around them, of course. Another hysterical touch: The video makers created a ridiculous mashup beast--a combination of the Grinch and King Kong. King Grinch? Whatever its name, we want to be friends with it. This video rules. Watch it, watch it again, and watch Rob Dyrdek's reaction when he watched it.
"The DUB Magazine Project" Kawasaki Dirtball Challenge featured its youngest competitor in this week's episode: Cali Swag District. The Inglewood hip-hop trio went viral with their rhythmic single "Teach Me How to Dougie" and accompanying dance craze, which is simple enough that even the lead-footed likes of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford can pull it off.
So could these young stars apply a little lead foot of their own, up their hand-eye coordination and successfully maneuver a four-wheeler around a tight off-road track? Cahron "JayAre" Childs wanted the challenge. After a false start, the rapper stormed the track and snatched the leaderboard's top spot with a 1:04 time. Disappointingly, the guys didn't celebrate touchdown-style with a victory "Dougie."
At any one moment there's someone in this country trying to figure out how he can best pimp his ride. Should he add monster truck wheels to his Acura? Should he install alligator skin seats in his VW hatchback? Should he put a fish tank in the dashboard of his Cutlass Ciera? These are the questions that keep car customization fanatics awake at night.
Today, we salute those enthusiastic fools by highlighting 10 of the best customizations uploaded to the "Pimp My Ride" Facebook page. If your car didn't make the list, better get to work. And if yours did, congratulations on being insane. Read More...
The kind of people who would spend a weekend in the garage fine-tuning an older model car are the folks you'll see in this collection of low rider tattoos. The dude above? That's dedication. There's some more nice ink in this gallery atop a bunch of biceps and some real American beer bellies.
From Sugar Hill Gang's Lincoln Continental mention to the 1964 Chevy Impala in Dr. Dre's "Let Me Ride" video, low riders have been prominent in hip-hop too. Check out the people who love low riders so much they got them tatted on. Read More...
Each week on "The DUB Magazine Project" a different celebrity participates in the Kawasaki Dirtball Challenge, where each person drives a tricked-out four-wheeler around a tight track of mud and jumps. Last week, the Rej3ctz got disqualified for flipping, leaving Verne Troyer and Big Sean at the top of the leaderboard. This week WC from Westside Connection goes old-school thug all over that course. After arriving in his $90,000 Chevy Suburban with 40-inch tires, the rapper gets a professional driving lesson and then tells fans to remember the pro's face so they know whom to blame in case WC dies while racing. No worries, though; the South Central native shows mad skills behind the wheel and finishes with a 1:05 time. That's a full 0.3 seconds in front of the closest leader. Surprisingly, WC doesn't first thank God for his win, but is thankful for his pro lesson. That guy just dodged a bullet, perhaps literally.
Watch the full episode of "The Dub Magazine Project."
For those of you non-car enthusiasts (commies) out there, Mercedes-Benz is producing an online video series teaching the basics of high performance driving called AMG Performance Driving Academy Series. Based on some fancy driving school in Europe where rich guys go to learn how to look radical in their luxury sports cars, each short clip features instructors Tommy Kendall and Nick Kunewalder teaching you stuff like seat positioning, braking, over-steering, etc. They essentially give you everything you need to know about turning your parents' Mazda into a wheel-smoking terror. Never mind that disclaimer about not actually doing anything they teach. (Ha ha, just kidding. You mind it because, you know, it's dangerous and they're professionals.)
That said, this week's video totally shows us drifting, which is where you purposely over-steer, causing the car to lose traction, but still maintain control of the vehicle. The car starts off on the inside of the track and ends up on the outside of the track by the end of the track's turn. There is also tons of cool smoke involved. Don't tell him, but I'm going to borrow my neighbor's SmartCar (no judgment, it's Brooklyn) and see if I can get a drift going this weekend.
If you thought it was impossible to make a Toyota Prius look badass, you'd still be right, but Steve Nash made a damn good effort. In a recent commercial starring the Canadian-born MVP point guard (and pretty good soccer player), titled "What Happens After Practice," Nash draws connections between his own work ethic and the car maker's efforts to refine model until it's perfected.
But the commercial isn't that bland and predictable. Then, Nash shows his competitive side and nearly throws down in fisticuffs over a parking spot (we'll let the person's identity be a surprise). Because that's what Steve Nash and competitive people do. Good for Nash for pulling down a Toyota check, but at the rate the NBA lockout is going, some temporarily-unemployed players may be pimping mattresses and Chuck E. Cheese to keep the cash flowing.
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The Blue Team on "Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Race Challenge" laid the smack down on the Red Team with some major style points. With the help of paint master Doug from Squeeg's Kustoms, the Blue Team turned its hot rod's hood blue with red scallops as if to say, "Yeah, we're using your color too." Well played.
Needless to say, the rest of the Blue Team crew was impressed. If you want to be the best you've got to dress the part and the crew nailed it. We've got to believe that the Red Team will respond with some hot graphics of its own if they don't have something in the works already. And don't mind the ghosts in the image above, they're just their to haunt the opponent.
"Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Race Challenge" airs Saturdays at 12p/11c on MTV2.
This Saturday night on MTV2, "Burnout: The Ultimate Drag Racing Challenge" introduces us to The Woolly Mammoth. So named because it's covered in hairy shag carpeting, The Woolly Mammoth is a nine-second Chevrolet Vega. James of the red team and Wyatt of the blue team get to leave the classrooms of Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, to get out on the track. The challenge is to outdrive each other, of course. Both guys are nervous because they've never driven anything quite like it before. Find out how it goes down in the clip below.