Based on an original movie prop used in Back to the Future Part II, a modern recreation of Marty McFly’s famous shoe is now on the auction block. Over the course of 10 days, 1500 pairs will be made available. All net proceeds go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
The Ducati Diavel is a stand-alone masterpiece from Italy’s most progressive moto maker. Ducati certainly doesn’t need to team up with Mercedes-Benz customizers AMG to make this bike better but they did. AMG’s upgraded wheels, Alcantara exhaust and a few other cosmetics complete the package making an already silly-sick bike even gnarlier.
Before you take your Motocrossboard into the woods for some high-speed tree slalom, you might want to switch your HMO to a PPO. Sure, the deductible is higher but the catastrophic coverage is much better. We’re not saying you’re guaranteed to wreck yourself but standing atop a 50CC motor while weaving through the woods is asking for it. Begging actually.
Pointy helmets and superiority complexes, yes, but humor is not something we normally associate with carbon fiber bikes. That’s why the ironically named Foundry Bikes, who build only with carbon-fiber, is kinda funny. Their custom framesets are about to hit stores and unlike their splashy-graphic, blinged-out competitors, Foundry frames look seriously cool. What’s better than black? Shipping in early 2012.
Texas motorcycle-maker Jason Wonder’s Wonder Bikes are simple, elegant machines; modern classics that pack today’s technology into old school finery. The Bobber’s hardtail frame, sprung girder front end, and stripped down look are powered by the reliability of a new H-D Sportster motor. In other words, it is roadtrip ready.
Aside from maybe spotting a rare Kirtland’s Warbler or an Ash-Throated Flycatcher, what do birdwatchers have to be excited about? Never thought about that before, have you? Well, now there’s Sony’s new digital binoculars that capture 3-D full-HD video and big, bold still images. They also feature built-in GPS for geotagging your rare bird images or whatever you might shoot.
If your Batmobile is an old Lincoln Futura with a body kit, you’re just another number. Those things are a dime a dozen. But a jet-turbine powered Batmobile? There’s only one in existence, so even at $620K, it’s a deal. Just be careful backing it into the Batcave.
No, not the new BMW. This racy little roadster is actually a portable grill from upstart German BBQ maker Brennwagen. With its high performance German engineering and stainless steel body, it looks ready for a few laps at the Nürburgring, but really, it’s built for blazing bratwurst.
The forthcoming Cadillac ELR is proof that sometimes concept cars actually make the cut. In ’09 it was an auto show sensation as the “Converj”: futuristic and full of potential. Now, as the ELR, this American-made extended-range hybrid is slated for production. But details from Caddy are still sketchy, “soon” is the closest they’ve come to announcing when it will actually be on the showroom floor.
You better hope this room is up to your girl’s standards because once your spaceship arrives at the Russian space hotel—opening in 2016—it’s a long trip back. And it could get a bit boring in this little pod, but remember, in the weightlessness of space, you can sleep vertically or horizontally. Surely you can think of some “experiments” to conduct up there.