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How to Build a Race Track in the Dirt: Has Top Gear America Gone Roadkill?!

Top Gear America is back from the midseason break, but the guys are missing a place to call home—their own race track. They don’t even have a dirt track to play on. The oldest permanent road course in the United States—Willow Springs International Raceway—has been a great homebase for now, but the guys want a place of their own. Trouble is, world-class racing facilities like Laguna Seca, Spa-Francorchamps, and Fuji Speedway can cost in excess of hundreds of millions of dollars to build. Fear not, this is Top Gear America—Dougy, Jet, and Bobby (heavy Boston inflection, please) know how to build a dirt track. Dougy (Dax Shepard), Jet (Jethro Bovingdon), and Bahwbee (spelled phonetically for Mr. Rob Corddry) are the tough-guy-builder names our noble hosts assign themselves to give more ...

7 Easy Yet Fashionable Outfit Ideas Perfect for Eid

Although it seems like Ramadan just started, Eid al-Fitr is approaching fast. The holiday calls for lots of celebration, and there’s no doubt everyone shows up with some of their best outfits. Muslim women will wear everything from the fanciest looks to cool-girl, dressed-down outfits that are still elevated and put-together. As someone who often turns toward traditional Pakistani clothing to celebrate Eid, I still love to look at the plethora of ensembles women put together for the joyful occasion, as they often inspire my outfits for months to come. As Eid comes on the heels of Ramadan, which is a period of reflection and growth, it’s common for fashion to be dictated by a woman’s newfound sense of self. Perhaps that means playing with color, finding a new silhouette...

20 Outfit Ideas I Have Really Loved This Week

There’s nothing quite like the inexplicable satisfaction of a really good outfit. Sometimes it can be hard to put your finger on what it is exactly that makes something work: It could be a clever colour combination, an unexpected silhouette, or even a subtle trim on a pair of trousers. As a fashion editor, it is my job to keep an eye out for these winning ensembles. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. We even have a channel on Slack that is literally dedicated to great outfits, and boy, are there plenty to choose from.  This story is essentially a line-up of all the fabulous outfits that have been given the Slack-channel seal of approval. I find that the looks that stand out to me are often relatively simple in composition ...

From Bottega to Arket, This Is the Summer Colour Every Cool Brand Is Doing

Green isn’t always associated with the positive. It can mean that you’re ill or that you’re envious. But this season, green is having its moment. Wherever I look, this hue has been embraced, from influencers to the runways. Bottega Veneta’s current collection is full of the colour but so are Arket and plenty of other high-street stores. It’s hard to avoid it, quite frankly. I can imagine, however, that some would have a little trepidation over trying out this bold colour. For starters, this season’s green isn’t in the pastel range. It’s a bold, in-your-face wicked-witch kind of green. When you wear it, you will get noticed. So then, how do you blend that seamlessly into your wardrobe? Spoiler: you don’t. Perhaps one of the reasons ...

New F9 Trailer Shows Real Cars Really Crashing Really a Lot

There’s a new trailer for F9, the upcoming release in the Fast and Furious saga that was previously delayed, and it has a lot of what you expect: Pounding music, Vin Diesel looking cool while perpetually shifting gears, and crashes, crashes, and more crashes. But there are a couple of other elements in this behind-the-scenes-ish trailer that are worthy of note: Cameras, dollies, car-cannons, ramps, and other stunt rigs. We imagine that is very deliberate, because one of the (very legitimate) criticisms of the FnF movies (particularly 2004’s 2 Fast 2 Furious) was that there were too many computer-generated stunts. Maybe the public night be fooled, and maybe they wouldn’t be, but car fanatics like us know how a car should move, and it was pretty obvious that a lot of t...

Can Your Rooftop Cargo Box Withstand Porsche-Like Speeds, Track Use?

Created in collaboration with Porsche Design, a newly developed performance roof box from Porsche Tequipment is now available for customers to purchase at Porsche dealers. How can a roof box find itself categorized as “high performance?” Well, it is tested at speeds up to 200 kph, or approximately 125 mph, meaning it has a high-speed designation that should be perfect for dry lakebed runs, autobahn blasts, or flagrantly illegal speeding here in America. See all 30 photos Based on the “form follows function” design principle, the curvy roof box features a Porsche logo at the rear, two side blades, and has customizable options. The side blades are available in high gloss black and three additional popular colors from the Porsche model range, including Dolomite Silver ...

26 Celebs and Fashion Girls Who Are Making Me Want to Grow My Hair Long

I have a confession to make: I was so overjoyed when hair salons reopened last month that I hastily booked an appointment and merrily made my along to the salon chair where I requested that the hairdresser chop it all off without much though about whether that’s what I really wanted. Nevertheless, I’m now sporting a one-length bob that falls just past my chin and trying not to spend too much time scrolling through images of people with lovely long locks. Because I’ll be totally honest, long hair is looking really good to me right now. I’m not alone either. I recently caught up with a few hairstylists to find out what the most popular post-lockdown haircuts have been and it turns out that a lot of their clie...

I Swear By These 6 Products When I’m Feeling Stressed Out

If you’d asked pre-2020 me if I was someone that was prone to stress I would have said no. That’s not to say that I never felt stressed—daily commutes, a busy work week and a jam-packed social calendar meant that there were definitely times when I felt frazzled—but prolonged periods of stress just weren’t something that I was used to dealing with. Then that all changed. Of course, we all know what happened: a global pandemic hit and totally turned all of our daily lives upside down. When the UK entered its first lockdown, I had an 11-week-old baby and my stress levels were through the roof. I felt constantly on high alert: I was jumpy, my heart would race at the slightest noise, and I was incredibly anxious. And, baby aside, I know IR...

The Denim Pairing From the ’80s and ’90s That I Would Wear Now

With 2021’s renewed obsession with all things denim, I’ve found myself looking back to decades gone by for outfits to inspire my style today, and when it comes to denim, you don’t get much better than the ’80s and ‘90s. From Gwyneth Paltrow and Halle Berry to Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Aniston, a quick trip down memory lane (aka the Getty Images archive) proves that these decades were packed full of impeccably dressed A-listers who knew the power of the perfect pair of jeans.  You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos,...

These Are the 9 Pieces You Need for a Summer Capsule Wardrobe

I’m pretty strict when it comes to a summer capsule wardrobe. Years ago, I might have been tempted to ensure there were loads of summer dresses and loose-fitting trousers in my wardrobe, but I’m now set on only a few items. This reasoning is absolutely to do with sustainability and ensuring my wardrobe works as hard as possible for me, but also, when it’s hot, you don’t want options—you just want pieces that make you look and feel good.  I’ve finally narrowed down my warmer-weather outfits to just nine pieces. It doesn’t seem like very much, but all of these items are perfect for mixing together and creating different looks. Not to mention, I’ve included plenty of accessories. Sunglasses, a pair of sandals that work with everything, ...

Changing Your ’80s or ’90s Ride’s Oil This Weekend? Motul Has Rad Options

Unless you’ve been cut off from the internet or spent the previous few years under a large rock, you’re probably aware that ’80s and ’90s-vintage cars are red-hot. These rad-era rides were on the posters on recently minted adults’ walls when they were kids, and those recently minted adults now have the cash to go out and buy the Toyota Supras, Ferrari 355s, and old Mercedes-Benzes they grew up worshipping. The nostalgia can run thick for those who manage to snag their dream ride —perhaps thicker than oil. So it seems fitting that the oil they put in their engines drips with the same hazy nostalgia, right? See all 21 photos Enter Motul’s new line of classic engine oils, which are geared toward cars of a certain age (and beyond). While not limited to ̶...

The Genesis G70 Wagon Will Shooting Brake Your Heart

This week, Genesis—the fairly-newly-minted luxury brand from Hyundai—announced it will start selling their wares in Europe starting this summer, and today their social media accounts teased the camouflaged derriere of a wagon version of the G70 sport sedan. Naturally, we have no hope of getting this car in North America, because SUVs are where the money is. “We have lots of exciting new products coming to the US this year, including the GV70 SUV, new G70, and more,” said a Genesis representative, increasing our adrenaline flow before shattering our dreams with: “I can definitely confirm that the G70 shooting brake will not be coming to the US at this time.” Not that we really have reason to be surprised or upset, because although thousands of MotorTrend readers and ...