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.
Hell Above Earth is the true yet unbelievable tale of an American WWII bomber pilot who also happened to be the nephew of the head of the Nazi Luftwaffe, Hermann Goering. The FBI was aware of this family tie and gave secret orders to his trusted friend and co-pilot, to kill him if anything went wrong on the aerial combat missions. Imagine a modern comparison and the implications are mind-blowing. Could this even happen today?
Rumor has it these photo-video-lighting clamps got their name from their numerous uses on the set of adult film productions. Okay, that’s a lie. Anyway, Nasty Clamps are heavy-duty spring clamps with a Gorilla-pod style arm on them, which has a tripod mount on the end. Snap a Nasty on and you can put your camera, LED light bank, or flash, pretty much anywhere you want. Source
You run your life with a computer, your phone tells you where to go and when to be there, so why would you leave something as critical as smoking to the prehistoric technology of a pit fire? Masterbuilt’s electric digital smokers will infuse your victuals with the flavor of real woodchip smoke and cook them to perfection. You can control it using the remote from your seat on the couch and take all the credit when the timer tells you it’s done.
The original Leatherman has been knocked-off in a hundred different ways but nothing compares to the real deal. The new Leatherman Rebar model features 17 different tools including pliers, knives, files and screwdrivers and wire cutters with a replaceable blade. The Rebar is a bit smaller and slimmer than standard models. Available in stainless and black oxide.
How many times have you pulled over to hit up Starbucks for a caffeine injection only to walk in and see a line of losers snaking out the front door? Save yourself this bitter experience while cruising along at freeway speeds. The Handpresso Auto is a high quality portable espresso maker that plugs into your car lighter. It uses ESE coffee pods, and with 16 bar pressure, it pumps out black gold without ever slowing you down.
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.
If you want to dine like Draper and booze like Sterling, this retro cookbook will show you how to do it. The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men is a collection of 70 recipes for period correct food and drink from your favorite series.
Thirty-five years ago a corny sci-fi flick called Star Wars was released. And since then the kids (who are now middle-aged) have been fiending for the next sequel, toy, offshoot, or set of licensed collectibles to emerge. The wait is never long. Here’s Legos’ latest from the Ultimate Collector Series: a 12-inch tall R2-D2 with a retractable third leg and a head that actually rotates. Available May 2012.
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.