The new Aston Martin CC100 Speedster concept is modeled after the classic DBR1, which took the 24 Hours Of Le Mans back in 1959. But that’s all the retro you get. The rest of the car is all next-gen, including a full carbon fiber body and interior plus its 6-liter V12. For the CC100’s debut, a road-worthy prototype just completed a lap in the 24 hours of Nurburgring. Top speed: 180.
We recently recommended an incredible chronicle of human survival with our review of The Vast Unknown but of course we realize some of you don’t read. So now we’re recommending a photo book from the same Everest adventure. Shot by George Lowe & Huw Lewis-Jones, this book includes over 160 images from the legendary first ascent of the world’s highest mountain.
Normally being up the creek without a paddle is a bad thing. But with this jet-powered kayak you can cruise the lakes and rivers without a paddle while saving your arm strength for more important tasks like popping open beers and waving to those poor saps who are still kayaking the old way.
The aptly named Portland Press is a french press for your Mason jar, manufactured in Oregon using raw materials from the USA, and backed with a lifetime warranty. If WANT was the first thing that popped into your mind when you laid eyes on it, check out their page on Crowd Supply and back it.
Earl is basically an electronic wilderness guide, featuring an efficient E-Ink screen & an Android 4.1 brain to power GPS, mapping, weather sensors, radio communication, walkie-talkie, solar charging and emergency alerts. Good luck out there & don’t forget your bear bell.
You know the old joke about mopeds and how they’re fun to ride? Well, the new Honda Grom sorta settles that dilemma. It’s large enough not to be mistaken for a moped or a mini-bike, but its gas-sipping, 125CC single-cylinder motor makes it nearly as cheap to run as a bicycle. Only faster.
Can you do 1-armed, 2-finger push-ups? How about 50 reps of 1-armed pull-ups? Bruce Lee could. The little strong man’s most famous films are about to be released on Blu-ray in a 7-disc set that includes new HD renderings of The Big Boss, Fist Of Fury, Way Of The Dragon and Game Of Death as well as two documentaries, Bruce Lee: The Legend and I Am Bruce Lee plus over two hours of bonus content.
We can agree that beer is an essential ingredient for all aspects of modern life. Even showering. This Wheat Beer Shampoo, like all of Frank Leder’s natural products, is made with organic plants & herbs in recipes handed down from Austrian artisans.
Unlike military intelligence, military history is at least somewhat verifiable. This new book from historian V.D. Hanson, presents the biographies of 5 generals who single-handedly saved their nations from defeat in war. From ancient Greece to modern day Iraq, Hanson explores their dramatic feats of leadership & luck in the face of grim odds.
The new TAG Heuer Monaco Automobile Club de Monaco Black Edition is a new watch that’s somewhat connected to another vintage TAG from the 70s, but not exactly. Unless you happen to be a major league watch dork, the complicated lineage of this watch is much less interesting than the obvious & simple fact that it’s a black TAG and it looks good. Limited to 225 pieces.