When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
1. Tesla's 'elevator music' update
At this point, we've learned to take everything Elon Musk says seriously.
From his claims the Cybertruck will be able to "float", to the fact he legitimately produced Tesla short-shorts (which immediately sold out), some of his weirdest statements have proven to be realities when we thought they were just dad jokes.
As such, Musk's latest claims that Tesla cars will soon be able to play "snake jazz or Polynesian elevator music" out of their exterior speakers wherever you go should probably be taken literally.
New Tesla feature coming that enables your car to play snake jazz or Polynesian elevator music through its outside speakers wherever you go— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 20, 2020
Musk is going through a bit of an elevator music phase, it seems, based on his recent tweets – so you can probably expect Tesla cars to sound something like this:
Elevator music is underrated— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 19, 2020
2. This enviable Toyota Tacoma camping setup
It could be argued Americans know how to really do camping. (Hey, we ain't exactly bad at it... - Stevo)
They're lucky enough to have everything from Yosemite to Joshua Tree National Park, so they've perfected the art of off-roading and sleeping under the stars.
In case you needed more evidence of that, check out this jealousy-inducing arrangement on a Toyota Tacoma pick-up:
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The clever contraption is from Minnesota-based company TopperLift, which creates camping packages you can use to customise your car.
This one adds a hard-top, pop-up canopy with in-built tent to the tray of the Tacoma, meaning you can camp off the ground and out of the way of rain.
The best part? TopperLift also sells electronic lift kits which can do all the hard work for you by automatically raising the pop-top by up to 44cm – the perfect solution for the lazy camper.
Can this come to Australia please?
3. This supersized VW Beetle that's bigger than a Hummer
You've heard of Herbie the 'Love Bug', now meet the Herbie the 'Huge Bug', a Beetle that's bigger than a Hummer.
This hilarious creation comes courtesy of a Californian father and son who decided to create a custom Volkswagen Beetle that's 40 per cent bigger than the original.
“My dad and I thought it would be nice if we had a Volkswagen that was comfortable and not feel like you're going to get run over in traffic," Scott Tupper told YouTube channel Barcroft Cars.
“We had a 1959 Volkswagen convertible, we digitized it, scanned it everywhere, took it apart, and made each part 40 per cent bigger on the computer."
The resultant 'Huge Bug' has power steering, heated seats, air conditioning, power windows, an automatic transmission and is actually based on a Dodge Magnum, boasting a same 5.7-litre V8 engine.
Check it out – and learn about Tupper and his dad's design process – in the video below:
4. This talented auto artist from Slovenia
What's the point of working for a car website if you can't champion emerging talent?
When 20-year-old artist Michelle Jakelj (AKA @realisticcarpaintings on Instagram) got in touch with us all the way from Slovenia to share her work, we were seriously impressed.
If you're a car lover, you'll appreciate the style and detail of Michelle's detail paintings of cars on canvas.
"I love cars, driving them or just being with them makes me the happiest. And painting is my life. To paint cars for work was my dream job since I was eight years old," Michelle told us.
"I really started painting them when I was bullied in high school and this was the only way out, the only way to get in my own world and be happy again."
A serious talent – we love your work Michelle!
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5. Vin Diesel somehow selling us this electric scooter
It's possible The Fast and the Furious star Vin Diesel has a unique capacity to make even the most mundane or tame items appear hardcore.
Want proof? Watch him giving his all to this ad for the Chinese Yadea G5 electric scooter.
The ad is like a mini Hollywood spy film and scooters have never looked more badass.
Watch until the end to hear his excellent closing line.