Here’s something very different from Lincoln. The MKZ is a luxury machine entering a very competitive field of European and Japanese imports. Its strengths are the sculptural, elegant bodylines and a luxurious leather interior. Fresh features like a retractable glass roof, push-button shifting, and LED headlights, keep pace with competition. Would you finally buy American?
Harleys and those awful Victory bikes aren’t your only options for an American made motorcycle. Motus Motorcycles has created a line of truly American made bikes that look like a cross between a Ducati, a BMW and a Moto Guzzi designed for touring. The 100 cubic-inch “baby block” V4 pushrod motor gives them their distinctive look and fitted with hardware from Brembo, Ohlins, and Oz, they are definitely bikes for the serious rider seeking power and performance made here at home.
Triumph is celebrating its 110th year of making England’s most iconic motorbikes. The limited edition Bonneville T100 is based on their 1902 T100 No.1, and packs a parallel twin 865 cc motor, spoked wheels, and a tasteful smattering of chrome. The Brooklands Green color split paint scheme is a nod to the Brooklands track, the world’s first purpose built motor racing circuit. There’s an anniversary crest on the side cover, inspired by early bike badges that feature the classic Triumph crown icon. They’re only building 1000 of these beauties. Now’s your chance.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG just looks like the kind of car the plastic surgeon stores his golf clubs in and pays to have detailed every few days. But this luxurious little coupe will snap your neck back. For the new year, Benz outfitted it with an all-aluminum body, shedding 245 lbs, and they updated the twin turbos on the V12 powerplant. They also dropped the outdated 5-speed gearbox in favor of a seven-speed automatic unit that gives it better gas mileage and sprint times. Good for making those tee times.
Back in the 50s the teardrop trailer was a popular, low budget camper you could pull behind almost any car. The two-wheel teardrop design slid into obscurity as the massive Winnebago era took hold. Now that “smaller” is cool again, the teardrop is back, totally updated but just as light, compact and towable. Moby1′s various models are fully kitted modern campers that will take you and your 2.5 kids anywhere you wanna go.
Watercars could easily have come from the same drawing board as the Can Am Spyder, that weird snowmobile-style tricycle that somehow made it into production. But they didn’t. They came from the mind of custom car and boat builder Dave March. Amphibious cars are nothing new but nobody makes them like March. His Watercar brand offers two models. One is a hotrod built around a Corvette motor and the other is a bolt-together kit that converts a variety of cars into badass boats.
Although Deus is headquartered in Australia, this Sportster-based custom called The American was actually built by an American named Michael Woolaway who works right here in the USA. With a look combining café racer and classic street-tracker design, this Harley-powered leg burner is a great example of an American-made custom that looks nothing like your dad’s hog.
What red-blooded, used-to-smoke-a-little-pot, college-kid-at-heart dude isn’t charmed by an old Volkswagen camper bus? It is the original hippy-hotel on wheels. The thing is, driving one on the freeway is risking certain death. The Dub Box solves this dilemma. By turning the fun end of a VW bus into a plush, custom trailer, they allow you to hit the road with your own little compact pop-top VW camper in tow while still driving a vehicle with safety features like airbags and anti-lock brakes.
The Bomb Runner is a fully customized Harley Sportster from the soon-to-be-legendary custom garage Rough Craft, based in Taiwan. Builder Winston Yeh turns a 2011 Sporty Forty-Eight 1200 into a bulked-up beast of a bike. He takes the best of classic craft, Japanese Brat Style, custom fabrication, and high performance power and blends them into bikes like this one here. Nobody would dare call this Sportster “the chick’s Harley.” Source