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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.

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How the Popemobile Works

Most armored vehicles go for a subtle, inconspicuous outward appearance; but the popemobile is a lot more obvious. A bold move by the Vatican -- considering all that glass.


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 »

Cars & Drivers: Match Famous Rides to the People Who Drove Them

Cars & Drivers: Match Famous Rides to the People Who Drove Them

Think you know enough about television and movie cars to take a quiz? Test your knowledge of famous cars and the people who drove them. See more »

Test Your Knowledge: The Worst Cars of the 20th Century

Test Your Knowledge: The Worst Cars of the 20th Century

Think you know a lot about cars? What about automotive flops? Take the quiz and test your knowledge on some of the worst cars of the 20th century. 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 »

The Ultimate Mousetrap-powered Car Quiz

The Ultimate Mousetrap-powered Car Quiz

Do you have a mind like a steel trap? Take our quiz and see how much you know about mousetrap-powered cars! See more »