Throwback: First Car Ever Made

Every Eat My Dust driver should possess the practical racing skills and the knowledge of the automobile’s engineering and history. For example, do you know who Karl Friedrich Benz is and what is his contribution to our world? This German engine designer and car engineer has been credited as the pioneer and inventor of the petrol-powered automobile, and the founder of the famous Mercedes-Benz. Let us take a trip down the automotive Hall of Fame and learn about the facts to help you become a true racer!

Photo by Tomás Fano

Photo by Tomás Fano

The birth of the first car ever made in modern automobile history was in 1886. This car contains a petrol engine, which is an internal combustion engine with spark-ignition. It was also the original three-wheeled vehicle, which is a light framed tricycle. The internal-combustion engine has contributed to the technological advancement of cars today. This engine consists of a group of reactants that when collided, will produce working fluids for the engine. The products will release energy and heat, which gives the car power to move.

Wrench’s Fun Facts: World’s Most Dangerous Racetrack

The Snaefell Mountain Course, more commonly known as the Isle of Man TT, located on the west coast of England, is regarded as the most dangerous and deadliest racetrack in the world. Specializing in housing motorcycle competition since 1911, this course has about 200 corners and wields its way through a winding mountain road in the countryside.

Photo by Jonathan Camp

Photo by Jonathan Camp

Some of the motorcycles can reach a 200 mph speed rate in a straight section at the beginning of the course. However, the obstacles on both sides of the road are what make the course so challenging and risky. The road is lined with light poles, mail boxes, stone walls, etc. Some are so close to the rider that a slight touch of these obstacles will throw the racer off course.

When the riders reach the countryside of the village, they are confronted with narrow lanes and hazards that are often concealed by hedges and grass. All the riders who successfully completed the course possess the balanced quality of perfection and luck.

Officials have deemed the racetrack too dangerous for competition, but racing fans have continued to visit the Isle of Man to sample this last true road race.

Happy Halloween, Racers!

It’s that terrifyingly terrific time of year and the zombies appear to be attacking in full force! How are you planning on celebrating with your friends and rival racers, today? No matter what your plans might be on this frighteningly festive night, be sure to take a few minutes to hit the tracks in Eat My Dust and help us keep those zealous zombies at bay.

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On days like today, we need all the help that we can get to keep the Combat Zone and Team Dens safe from those unsightly undead creatures! Help control the population at the gates by playing Zombie Attack on your own or grab your teammates to send a little friendly fire out this Halloween.

Wrench’s Facts: Dragons versus Scorpions

Do you know what are the special characteristics of each Eat My Dust team? Regardless of the team that you have already chosen, it is important to learn about your enemies  so that you can find loopholes that can help you beat the opposing team and win a race or a battle against the zombies.

EMD Teams

Dragons

The drivers on this team are known for their fierceness and strength. They are courageous and unafraid to go head-to-head with their enemies. They never back out of a race or battle. They are known for their legendary skills and techniques at racing, dusting enemies, and destroying zombies.

Scorpions

These drivers are known for their intellect and the element of surprise. They are cunning and crafty, but extremely loyal to their teammates and the team’s success. This team uses their brains instead of their brawls to get ahead, and they never refuse the chance to sneak up on an enemy and dust them by surprise!

Which team do you think you should belong to? Pick a side and let us know in the comments!

Pull into Your Garage!

When was the last time you took a break from speeding through our Racing Circuit? Whether you’re on team dragons or team scorpions, you might want to pull into your garage and get in some time to work on your car or relax with your racing buddies.

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Celebrate your wins on the tracks by purchasing a few awesome items from our store to start customizing your space. There are furniture pieces, wall hanging, and gadgets galore, so nothing should stop you from making a place in the game that is all your own! What styles do you go for when preparing your ultimate home away from home? Let us know!

Showcase your car and garage by  inviting your teammates and rival racers over for some friendly celebration. After all, there is no denying how hard you all work on the tracks and when dusting those zealous zombies!

Wrench’s Fun Fact: The Deadly Combination

Are tired of being dusted in every race? Do you want to know what the secrets to creating the deadliest racing car on the streets are? Your performance on the race tracks and your ability to complete missions in Eat My Dust is highly depended on how you put together your racing machine. Check out some of Wrench’s tips below and start building your killing machine to bring glory to your team!

Specs

Speed is obviously one of the most important functions you need to pay attention to. As you rank up, you can unlock special car components that can help you enhance the speed and acceleration of your car dramatically. However, you should also consider boosting your offroad and handling specifications as it is important to learn how to control your car so you don’t end up flying off the road or crashing into obstacles because you were driving too fast.

Also, switching up your driver can also help you boost your cars performance. You can pick from Ninja heads, to pumpkin heads, to skulls. However, be sure to try out a few different drivers to find the one that best suits your technique and skills. Lastly, gear up your car with the fiercest weapon you can find and start terminating the zombies!

Beating your buddies’ race time can be so much easier if you have the best combination to wipe out your competition. Let the other racers eat your dust in the next race! Head over to the Mechanic Shop today and suit up your car with gears to speed up!

Car Maintenance: Plan your Next Pit Stop!

While making their rounds around the track, even professional drivers need to take some time to pull off the speedway for a quick pit stop. Before your next big race, follow their example and head directly to the Mechanic’s shop to make sure that your custom cool racing machine has all that it needs to make you the first driver across that checkered finish line.

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In real world racing, pits stops are quick stops that drivers make during a race to meet with their crew to make any necessary adjustments to their car from the wear and tear of the track. Pit crews are trained to move at unrivaled speeds for refueling purposes, new tires, repairs, or any type of mechanical adjustments that a car and driver might need. The speed of a pit crew isn’t taken lightly eight. Often, crews do practice drills to maximize efficiency and cut down on the time needed to complete their tasks.

Stop by the Mechanic’s shop, today and let us know about the latest modifications that you’ve added to your road ruling, racing machine!