Despite all the shiny, snorkel-equipped SUVs you see on the freeways, surprisingly few ever even get dirty, let alone cross a body of water larger than a puddle. That’s not the case with this amphibious 4X4 from Dutch off-roaders Amfibious Transport. This waterhog is built for performance on land as well as water built around the proven Toyota Land Cruiser body & motor. It drives just like you’d expect on land but cruises along steadily at 8-MPH on the water, no matter how deep it gets.
20 years before the first color film, a process called photolithography gave America its first glimpse of color photographs. This new book from Taschen features hundreds of early photochroms and Phostint postcard images produced in color by the Detroit Photographic Company between 1888 and 1924. From landscapes & cityscapes to incredible portraits of American life, it takes you through the past in vivid colors.
If you literally slept out there under the stars, you’d be eaten alive by bugs and that sucks. But most tents make it hard to see the scenery. Not this one. Ticla Tents’ TeaHouse 3 is designed to make the most of your campsite views. Panoramic wrap-around windows & roof make star-gazing the main attraction for your night in the woods and their G.O.O.D. storage system makes packing it up in the morning easy, just like it should be but usually isn’t.
Build after new build, Copenhagen’s Wrenchmonkee garage continues to push custom bike design blending fresh ideas with classic looks. Their latest is an ’05 Triumph Thruxton turned scrambler that features a mix of vintage parts, Italian hardware, & ridiculous attention to detail. via
Let those other dweebs eat their kale salad with quinoa. Over here, we’ll be filling up on the kind of food that makes men. That’s right, meatloaf. And not mom’s old standby. Real talk: this is a crispy, deep-fried meatloaf sandwich served on crusty bread with a dollop of mashed potatoes plus mushrooms and gravy. Hungry yet? Us, too.
The depth of the 30-gallon steel drum is what gives you that deep, smoky pit barbecue flavor. This complete, pit cooker system is equipped with everything you need to make mean meat & they’re made in Colorado, U.S.A.
This is not your run-of-the-mill shed. The Tetra Shed is a modern, modular, multi-use shelter/space that you build yourself. Constructed from a plywood core that comes flat-packed, the 28-sq. foot interior features programmable under-floor heating and LED lighting. How you configure & use it is up to you: sauna, kiosk, or secret hideout. You can even join a few together to create a small house.
The Ford Mustang turns 50 this year. For it’s golden anniversary, they made a Special Edition model. Based off the 420-horsepower 2015 Mustang GT, this one gets a Performance Pack upgrade and lots of interior upgrades: a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel, with similar details in the instrument panel, shift boot, door inserts, seats and center armrest. Choose either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. Ford also gives you two color options: Wimbledon White or Kona Blue. Only 1964 of these 50th Anniversary Mustangs will be made.
This week at the New York Auto Show, Audi unveils their upgraded RS7. The Dynamic Edition is a pumped up version of the already sporty sedan that will feature a more powerful 560-horse twin-turbo motor, Dynamic Ride Control suspension, plus red brake calipers & black valcona honeycomb-stitched leather sport seats with crimson red seatbelts.
In the late 60s, when the classic live-action Batman show was on the air, there was a different, animated cartoon series called The Adventures Of Batman running on Saturday mornings. And now, Warner Home Video is releasing the entire series—all 34 episodes—on DVD, due out in early June.