Few brands can lay claim to a true classic legacy. As American as mom’s apple pie, Eddie Bauer and Airstream are exceptional brands that have stood the test of time with simple style. The two have now combined forces to create a special edition 25’ Airstream camper outfitted for sporty, rugged adventures from sea to shining sea.
If you run out of impressive things to talk about, you can say it’s a souvenir from the plane crash you survived. It does look pretty real. With the polished aluminum patchwork, exposed screwheads and a fat 78” width, it’s nearly true to scale. This time, your tall tale might actually fly.
Double-take! No, it’s not a restored and modded ’66 Toyota Land Cruiser. It might actually be better than the classic safari wagon it’s modeled after. The FJ44 is a new, handmade custom utility machine built by Van Nuys, California’s ICON. Designer/builder Jonathan Ward produces this and other models marrying classic ’Yota styling with new alloy bodies, new engines and a sick array of custom parts. Like a steering wheel from a Caterpillar earth mover, Mercedes softtops, and interior bits from Lear jets.
Aside from those little jellybean/roller skate cars they have over there, the European car market offers much cooler choices than we have here. This burly Volkswagen Transporter is a good example. The new Rockton “expedition” package is a factory-custom kit that loads VW’s trusty cargo van with tons of off-road utility features. It’s got a lift, a beefy 2-liter TDI motor, all-wheel drive, heavy-duty suspension, and skid plates. We’re thinking gray market import right now, are you?
Some things are just meant to go together. Tender Kobe beef and rich Cabernet wine is a culinary match made in heaven. Now you devoted foodies can join an exclusive club that offers both. Treat your palate to bold Cabernets from Signorello Estates, a boutique Napa Valley vineyard and succulent American-style Kobe beef from Idaho’s Snake River Farms. This gourmet Kobe & Cabernet combo will be shipped overnight right to your door.
One man’s old crank is … actually, forget the punchline. Artist Matt Shiley is creating fine industrial-style furniture from found bike parts. And his sculptural, intricately crafted seating is like nothing you’ve seen before. Far from simply refined recycling, Shiley’s works look much more MOMA than MTB. Proudly handmade in the USA.
With the exception perhaps of the naming of their watch models, Swiss timekeepers Tsovet are making everything about their new timepieces unforgettable. The SVT-AT76 features a handsome matte PVD gunmetal case, precision Swiss movement and a handcrafted Italian calf leather strap. This small batch model will be hand-numbered 1-25 for those who prefer ultra-limited editions.
Hey … your mouth is open. It’s okay. You’ve never seen a 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta. Few people have. This gem, however, is about to go up for auction. Being one of the rarest & finest examples of early Ferrari, this model is number 10 of only 25 “Barchetta” coachworks designs from 1940s Milan. It was originally built for the Paris Motor Show, but went on to be an international racer. It has since had a complete nut & bolt restoration, so starting bids will be six digits for sure.
Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic film The Godfather is an American epic. But do you think you could really get a good night’s sleep in the bedroom where the severed horse head scene was filmed? Admittedly, it’s an odd question. But, considering the mansion from the movie is now for sale, someone’s gonna end up pondering this question. The eight-bedroom, five-bath Staten Island estate sits on 4 acres (enough room for a horse of your own) and is priced at $2.9 million.
People will love this amplifier for the way it looks – but, what makes it unique is the way it sounds. The French audiophiles at Devialet have created truly innovative technology. Through advanced design, they’ve made a hybrid of digital & analog sound transmission creating a breakthrough in stereo sound amplification. It’s really way too complicated to explain, but you’ll hear music the way it was meant to be heard.