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From minimalist cars -- such as the King Midget -- to the Batmobile, the Unusual Cars section boasts extraordinary vehicles. Also in the mix: the Jeep Hurricane, smart cars and the Gibbs Aquada.


How the Personal Air and Land Vehicle (PAL-V) Works

 How the Personal Air and Land Vehicle (PAL-V) Works

The Personal Air and Land Vehicle (PAL-V) is a combination car and helicopter. Learn why the PAL-V is a good idea and how it works. See more »

How Bare Metal Hot Rods Work

 How Bare Metal Hot Rods Work

Bare metal cars make up a relatively small subculture of hot rodding. Learn more about bare metal hot rods at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Worst Cars of the 20th Century

 10 Worst Cars of the 20th Century

We've compiled a list of some of the worst cars of the 20th century. Find out if one of your former automobiles made the list at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Famous Cars and the Drivers Who Drove Them

 10 Famous Cars and the Drivers Who Drove Them

Learn about famous cars and their famous (and sometimes infamous) drivers from television, the movies and even real life at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Popemobile Works

 How the Popemobile Works

Popemobile is actually the preferred term for the official papal transport. Learn more about the popemobile at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Lazareth Wazuma Works

 How the Lazareth Wazuma Works

The Lazareth Wazuma is the latest and most over-the-top example of the company's uncompromising design philosophy. Read more about the Lazareth Wazuma. See more »

How big is the world's smallest electric car?

 How big is the world's smallest electric car?

Even though they're getting bigger, when most people think of electric cars, they think of a compact model. The Nissan Leaf, for example, is an electric car that, though it has room for five and a hatchback, is not exactly commodious. The Mitsubishi ... See more »

How Prop-driven Cars Work

 How Prop-driven Cars Work

A propeller-driven car is simpler than modern autos, but much more dangerous for driver and pedestrians. Read about prop-driven cars at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Mousetrap-powered Cars Work

 How Mousetrap-powered Cars Work

Have you ever tried building a mousetrap-powered car? Read about mousetrap-powered cars at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Screw-Drive Vehicles Work

 How Screw-Drive Vehicles Work

A screw-drive vehicle might be exactly what you need to traverse large areas of snow, muck or mud. Read about screw-drive vehicles at HowStuffWorks. See more »