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Stormtrooper Hood Ornament

Stormtrooper Hood Ornament
Car  |  Other
Hayes Johnson installed the head of Stormtrooper from a McDonald’s Happy Meal into his Buick Park Avenue.
"The main component of my hood ornament is made from the head off of a McDonald’s toy. If you search online, it’s the one of a Stormtrooper driving a wind-up AT-AT. I removed the head from the rest of the toy, making sure to take out the spring that made the head bobble. I then filled the hollow head with resin, and drilled a hole into it that would serve as the mounting point. After I sanded the head with fine grit sand paper, making sure it was extra smooth, I painted the head metallic silver.
Next I removed the existing hood ornament from my car, which took some finesse and elbow grease. I removed the Buick emblem, but made sure to keep the base that actually mounted to the car. I then bought a nut and bolt from the local hardware store. I pushed the bolt up through the hole in the base of the old hood ornament, and screwed the nut down to hold the bolt in place. Then, finally, I screwed the Stormtrooper head down onto the bolt into the hole I had drilled earlier. Once that was done, I mounted it onto my car. Tada!
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China to build hug buses that cars can drive under

China to build hug buses that cars can drive
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A Chinese company is looking to build buses so big cars can drive right under them, ease congestion. Being developed by the Shenzhen Huashi Future Car-Parking Equipment company, and the buses are currently planned for Beijing's Mentougou district, where Huashi will commence building its first 186km of track at year's end. Watch the Chinese demo video after more.
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Sikorsky X2 helicopter - world's fastest rotorcraft

Sikorsky X2 helicopter worlds fastest rotorcraft

Sikorsky X2 helicopter worlds fastest rotorcraft
Car  |  Transportation
The Sikorsky X2 helicopter is alaredy broken the speed record of 249 mph for rotorcraft in 1986,  achieving a maximum speed of  at 258 mph one-hour. The Sikorsky X2 has double-decker, quadruple blade, with a six-bladed prop in the back, and it's all designed to cruise at high speeds. The Sikorsky X2 Helicopter is an experimental aircraft designed to "demonstrate that a helicopter can cruise comfortably at 250 knots while retaining such desirable attributes as excellent low-speed handling, efficient hovering, and a seamless and simple transition to high speed. "
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Another Bat Pod on street?

Another Bat Pod on street
Car  |  Motorcycle

Best. Motorcycle. Ever. [ reddit ]

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1930's Art Deco Henderson Motorcycle

1930s Art Deco Henderson Motorcycle

1930s Art Deco Henderson Motorcycle
Car  |  Motorcycle
Frank Westfall's 1930 Art Deco Henderson motorcycle, which was built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J Henderson. Grail Mortillaro of Knucklebuster spotted the bike at the Rhinebeck Grand National Super Meet. The bike is powered by inline four cylinder and with the enclosed wheels and long wheelbase. It looks a bit unwieldy, and tough to ride, but Grail Mortillaro says he saw Westfall take the bike for a spin around the fairgrounds. Knucklebuster writes:
"I took these photos at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet where the newly restored bike was unveiled. The bike belongs to Frank Westfall from Syracuse, NY. According to some info I found online, the bike was originally built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936 and is based on a 1930 K.J Henderson. The bike is powered by inline four cylinder (not a scooter as some have said, check the shot of the motor below) and as I’m sure you can gather by now, is a one-off custom. What I can confirm is it does run and while it looked a bit unwieldy, Frank could be seen riding the bike around the Fairgrounds all weekend. But let’s be honest here (and maybe I’m wrong) - you don’t have this bike in your stable to go out for a long Sunday afternoon ride to get some ice cream. That said, it was pretty awesome to see the bike being ridden (even when rain started to come down) instead of being sheltered behind a velvet rope, never to see the rubber touch asphalt again. The bike is a fantastic piece of history, the craftsmanship is absolutely stunning and it’s surely more of a museum piece than a daily rider. Frank has obviously spent an incredible amount of time meticulously restoring and rebuilding the bike to its current gorgeous state. Hats off to Frank for the amazing work he did and for sharing it with all us gawkers. "
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Personal submarine fits two people, costs two million

Personal submarine fits two people costs two
Car  |  Transportation
For $2,000,000, a personal submarine, with two seats. This is the two-person submersible that can descend to a depth of 1,000'. It features a climate-controlled acrylic pressure sphere, a 120- and 24-volt battery bank, two 3-hp main thrusters, two 3-hp vertical thrusters, four external halogen lamps, upright seating, a VHF radio for communication with the surface and GPS so you know just where the hell you are in the Atlantic.
Price: $2,000,000   |   BUY   |   Source

Rocket car aims for 1,050 mph in 42 seconds

Rocket car aims for 1050 mph in 42 seconds
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The Bloodhound SSC is a trans-sonic rocket car aiming to smash the current land speed record and raise it to a mind-bending 1000 mph. The car has been under development for more than three years and and the design is just now moving out of the computer models, to create a car that will travel faster than a speeding bullet. A 1:1 scale model replica was recently unveiled on display this week at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire, England. Photos, here
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Brammo Empulse

Brammo Empulse

Brammo Empulse
Car  |  Motorcycle
Brammo's new electric motorcycle, Brammo Empulse. This all-new electric motorcycle has a top speed of of 100mph, and a range in excess of 100 miles on a single 2-hour charge. It's powered by a 55 horsepower engine that develops 58lb-ft of torque. Brammo Empulse will available in three models: a 6kWh, 8kWh and 10kWh version with each averaging a 60, 80, and 100 mile range on a single charge. The top-spec model of the Empulse will retail for $13,995.
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DARPA's Flying Car

DARPAs Flying Car

DARPAs Flying Car
Car  |  Other
Not too long ago DARPA put out a broad agency announcement asking for a flying car - a four-person, vertical takeoff and landing-capable vehicle that can deal with off road conditions as well as take to the skies. AVX Aircraft has come up with a proposal, releasing some mockups of a dual-rotor, ducted-fan driven aircraft  and its concept looks pretty close.
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Crochet Smart

Crochet Smart
Car  |  Other
We just saw the Smart Tank, today you will see a Crochet Covered Smart Car. Magda Sayeg of KnittaPlease created this Smart car's crochet cover as part of Il Lusso Essenziale, a Roman arts festival. Cool car's cover, beautiful!
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2012 Lexus LFA

2012 Lexus LFA
Car  |  SportsCars


The limited-edition(500 will be made, with production slated to begin in December of this year) 2010 Lexus LFA($375,000) Powered by a 552 horsepower V10 engine, 0 to 60mph in 3.6 seconds, the maximum speed at 202 mph. 
"Lexus' supercar accelerates from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and achieves a maximum speed of 202 mph thanks to an independently controlled throttle body for each cylinder, high-volume 12-hole injectors, dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), low-friction engine components, and equal length exhaust manifolds.
Lightweight, powerful and balanced, the LFA features advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) construction for its chassis and bodywork to deliver a light, incredibly strong and impact-resistant structure. To help provide superior handling and braking and traction control the LFA features track-tuned lightweight aluminum alloy suspension components; six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers to grip the Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake rotors; and a specially calibrated Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system
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Price: $375,000   |   BUY   |   Source

Lamborghini Reventon

Lamborghini Reventon
Car  |  Other
Cool, click 2 enlarge!
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Iron Man Motorcycle Suit

Iron Man Motorcycle Suit
Car  |  Motorcycle
The Iron Man Mark V Motorcycle Suit($1,298) is a wearable form molded leather motorcycle suit includes "incredibly detailed" and made up of spandex, cowhide leather, and pearl red & silver aluminum metallic leather... Available in both individual pieces and a complete set. The whole suit will set you back $1,298! Cool or ?
Price: $1,298   |   BUY   |   Source

Conquest Motorcycle – Wheelchair Motorcycle

Conquest Motorcycle – Wheelchair Motorcycle

Conquest Motorcycle – Wheelchair Motorcycle
Car  |  Motorcycle


Conquest wheelchair Motorcycle is all set to debut at at the on June 4- the National Veteran’s Wheelchair Games in Denver, the largest wheelchair sports competition in the world. Powered by an 1170 CC BMW engine with six forward gears and reverse. Featuring 0 -60 MPH in 7.6 seconds, the top speed at 105 mph. The wheelchair Motorcycle is made easy via an automatic rearward ramp and the driver remains in his/her own wheelchair.(watch the video!) The bike is fully road tested and meets the US safety standards.
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Batman's Golf cart

Batmans Golf cart

Batmans Golf cart
Car  |  Other
Cool Golf cart remodeled after Batman’s Tumbler in The Dark Knight. Can not confirm it is Armor Plated Either.
No more info about it.
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Lexus Concept Car

Lexus Concept Car

Lexus Concept Car

Lexus Concept Car
Car  |  Concept
Beautiful Lexus Concept Car by Artur Szymczak for Fermi competition.
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Zerotracer Roll Out

Zerotracer Roll Out
Car  |  Motorcycle


The Zerotracer is a fully-enclosed electric motorbike with a Kevlar body, derived from the F1 and IndyCar construction. It's designed to take part in the first-ever "around the world in 80 days" electric vehicle race being organized by SolarTaxi veteran, Louis Palmer. The Zerotracer is a tandem seat, fully-enclosed, all-electric motorcycle that is capable of driving 450km (280 mi) on a single charge, has a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), and zero-to-100km (60mi) acceleration in 4.5 seconds. Watch the video!
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DP4 Super Go-Kart

DP4 Super GoKart

DP4 Super GoKart
Car  |  SportsCars


Dennis Palatov's DP4 Super Go-Kart recently visited Oregon Raceway Park for its first track day. Powered by a motorcycle engine and a unique chain drive system, the DP4 can be raced on kart tracks or full-sized courses. Two versions of the DP4 are available for purchase. A $25,910, two-wheel drive, build-it-yourself kit which includes a GSXR-1000 engine, or a pre-built, 800lb, all-wheel drive DP4 with a 1400cc 200HP turbocharged Hayabusa engine for $50,610.  Cool, watch the video of the DP4 in action!
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Micro USB Car Charger

Micro USB Car Charger
Car  |  Accessories
The Micro USB Car Charger(€20) turns your cigar lighter into a USB Car Charger that can be used to charge cellphones(iPhone) orMP3 players via USB, and with a design that sits flush enough to look like it blends into your car’s interior, and the cool blue LED 'X' lets you know that it's got power. Cool idea!
Price: €20   |   BUY   |   Source

Aston Martin DB5 1964 – JB 007

Aston Martin DB5 1964 – JB 007

Aston Martin DB5 1964 – JB 007

Aston Martin DB5 1964 – JB 007
Car  |  Other
Wow, James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 1964 is on sale, driven by Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger and Thunderball, will be put up for auction on October 27 at Sotherby’s in London where it is expected to fetch over $5 million. This car is one of only two, and the sole remaining, of the original '007' DB5s. It will be sold with "rather interesting modifications", including machine guns, bullet-proof shield, revolving number plates, tracking device, removable roof panel, oil slick sprayer, nail spreader and smoke screen, all controlled from factory installed toggles and switches hidden in the center arm-rest.
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The World’s slowest Porsche

The Worlds slowest Porsche

The Worlds slowest Porsche
Car  |  Other


The Ferdinand GT3 RS is the World’s slowest Porsche, by Johannes L. Watch the video you will know the reason.
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The RUB Chopper

The RUB Chopper
Car  |  Motorcycle
The RUB Chopper comes with working smoker attached at the side, made by Orange County Chopper, for RUB in NYC.
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Motorcycles Helmets Plus Chalkboard Paint

Motorcycles Helmets Plus Chalkboard Paint
Car  |  Motorcycle
Motorcycles Helmets Plus Chalkboard Paint by Carl Burgess and Tom Darracott.
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2011 Audi A8 with its own Wi-Fi hotspot

2011 Audi A8 with its own WiFi hotspot
Car  |  Other
2011 Audi A8 will be the "first factory-installed WLAN hotspot in a car." according to the company. You need to drop your SIM card into the car's on-board system or pair your phone with it via Bluetooth, and then share wireless internet access with up to eight WiFi-enabled devices at speeds up to 7.2 mbp. Passengers in both the front and rear seats can use their WiFi-enabled devices: laptops, the iPad...
"The new Audi A8 is the first car in the world to offer an optional factory-installed WLAN hotspot for wireless Internet access. Passengers in the front and rear can simultaneously access the Internet through the car's integrated WLAN module and via UMTS, using up to eight terminal devices such as laptops, Apple iPads or netbooks.
Using the WLAN hotspot is remarkably simple. To activate Internet access with speeds up to 7.2 Mbit/s, the driver merely needs to insert a data-capable SIM card into the Bluetooth online car phone. Alternatively, an Internet connection can be established via Bluetooth by using a compatible mobile phone with a SIM Access Profile. Any existing mobile phone contract can be used for this – often coupled with a flat-rate data plan."
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UH-18SPW Hoverwing

Car  |  Transportation
UH-18SPW Hoverwing($5,200+) powered by a 4-cylinder automotive engine, is designed for people who love to play, can fly up to 10 feet high over waves. The wings roll up and can be stored aboard the craft for easy transportation and rapid deployment.
Price: $5,200+   |   BUY

Knight XV

Knight XV

Knight XV

Knight XV
Car  |  Suv
Conquest Vehicles' Knight XV luxury bulletproof SUV, Cool, it will be only made 100 vehicles.
"Conquest Vehicle Inc's flagship vehicle, the KNIGHT XV defines the future of the ultra-luxurious, handcrafted fully armoured SUV. This one-of-a-kind, V10, 6.8-litre, Bio-fuel powered SUV was inspired by military vehicle designs and features security appointments that are unrivaled in today's SUV marketplace. The KNIGHT XV(TM) is priced at $295,000 USD. Only 100 will be made available as a limited first run. Each vehicle takes 1,500 hours to build by hand. The KNIGHT-XV(TM) is built using ballistic hardened steel making it fully armoured including ballistic fiberglass fenders, bumper and up to 64 mm. (2.5 inches) transparent armor (glass)."
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Price: $100   |   BUY

The Green Samba

The Green Samba

The Green Samba

The Green Samba
Car  |  Transportation
The Green Samba Personal Water Craft by Ohio-based Silveira Group is all about performance on the open water without emitting toxic fumes of any kind.  It is an all-electric personal watercraft, powered by twin direct drive electric propulsion pods, can reach top speed of 65 mph performance of the fastest 260 bhp sit-down PWCs, with zero emissions. The company is expected to showcase a working prototype of the carbon fiber construction Green Samba for testing later this year. The Samba is ridden in a motorcycle-like crouch and was developed with the specific intent of creating the PWC V 3.0.
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Tim Cotterill's Ultimate Road Rocket

Tim Cotterills Ultimate Road Rocket
Car  |  Motorcycle


Tim Cotterill, a British man who created a 200mph monster trike, he called the Road Rocket. It is a five metre-long, 1225kg trike with a 1000bhp engine and handlebars so wide it took engineers 23 attempts to come up with a steering mechanism that worked for it. 
"I have to say it really has exceeded all my expectations and fulfilled my wildest dreams,"
"I did get it up to 160mph on a straight stretch of road in the high desert and actually deployed the Simpson parachute just for the heck of it."
said Mr Cotterill. Watch the video!
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Forfreedom Caravan

Forfreedom Caravan
Car  |  Design


ForFreedom Caravan designed by Robert Williams.
Features sandwiched fiber glass walls with closed cell insulation for proper heating, modern furnishing, offers choice of interior and exterior color choice, Internal electric heating with solar panels on the rear section to provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to standard caravans. Robert Williams writes:
"An expanding living unit, designed for the professional urban couple in need of a short break."
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Mercedes-Benz Eurocopter EC145 Helicopter

MercedesBenz Eurocopter EC145 Helicopter

MercedesBenz Eurocopter EC145 Helicopter
Car  |  Transportation

Mercedes-Benz and Eurocopter have worked together to unveil the Mercedes-Benz Style EC145 luxury helicopter. It is an eight seats, twin-engine turbine luxury helicopter, the cabin layout has been inspired by Mercedes-Benz’s new R-Class range. The EC145 is equipped with comfortable seats made of exclusive materials coupled with sumptuous wood for the floors and ceiling. All seats are mounted on rails and can be quickly and easily reconfigured or removed to make room for luggage. There are also three multi-function boxes with features such as a cool box, cup holder, table, 15-inch monitor and DVD player. The interior offers supreme flexibility for both business and private travel: in the partition wall which separates the cockpit from the cabin, extra storage space is provided by drawers.

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