• Mattracks Powerboard: A Stand-On Scooter That Lets You Plow Through The Snow

    Mattracks Powerboard: A Stand-On Scooter That Lets You Plow Through The Snow

    Hankering for a new solo sport you can play in the snow when you’re away from the slopes?  Get the same snowboard feeling while taking a romp around the neighborhood with the Mattracks Powerboard, a motorized, single-rider board that lets you plow through the ice. Intended to deliver the thrill of snowboarding without traveling to the nearest ski spots, it functions much like a stand-on scooter.  Since wheels won’t cut it in thick powder surfaces, it’s outfitted with a large [...]

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  • eBoard Neo Adds Brush Motor, Remote And One-Touch Braking System To Skateboard, Looks Crazy Fun

    eBoard Neo Adds Brush Motor, Remote And One-Touch Braking System To Skateboard, Looks Crazy Fun

    Skateboarding is fun, but pushing those wheels with your feet can get kind of tiring.  Ride that board like you’re on a perpetual downward slope with the eBoard Neo, an electric skateboard that propels you forward all on its own.  Eat that, Tony Hawk. Technically an RC car, you won’t have to do fancy balancing tricks to ride the battery-powered X-Games staple.   Instead, it comes with its own wireless controller for operating the brush motor.  Reached your destination?  Simply hit [...]

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  • Christmas Truck Wrapped In 3,000 Blinking Lights Looks Awesome At Night, Not So Much In Daylight

    Christmas Truck Wrapped In 3,000 Blinking Lights Looks Awesome At Night, Not So Much In Daylight

    Santa’s sleigh may be the official vehicle for spreading holiday cheer, but the Christmas Truck isn’t all that bad either.  Decked in 3,000 blinking lights, the illuminated pickup has literally brightened December evenings in Central Iowa for the last 25 years. A seasonal project undertaken by local resident Kris Marshall, the mobile holiday decor is now on its eight generation.  Staying true to tradition, he has used a similar 2WD Chevy/GMC truck (regular cab and 8-foot bed) every single time, [...]

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  • Chariot Skates Wants You To Trade Your In-Line Rollers For Knee-High Wheels

    Chariot Skates Wants You To Trade Your In-Line Rollers For Knee-High Wheels

    Your next pair of skates may look like the rear end of a quadracycle.  If you prefer your comparisons a little more ancient, then substitute the quad with a gladiator’s carriage.  Either way, you should come up with the Chariot Skates, a new skating product that gets you rolling on big-ass wheels. Why change something that isn’t broken?  According to the company, their new “wheel skates” provide bigger momentum gains, greater stability and easier maneuverability than traditional inline rollers.  In [...]

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  • Rollator Leg Wagon Puts Wheels On A Treadmill, Makes It Run When You Exercise

    Rollator Leg Wagon Puts Wheels On A Treadmill, Makes It Run When You Exercise

    Want to walk to work to get some exercise, but your office is too damn far?  Cut your walking distance down by two-thirds with the Rollator Leg Wagon, a treadmill with wheels that works like a bicycle minus the foot pedals. Sure, it looks ridiculous hitting the road on this thing.  But if you can’t ride a bike (for whatever reason – I can come up with many), it’s as great an alternative for on-the-way-to-the-office-exercise as you can find.   The [...]

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  • Copenhagen Wheel Makes Electric Bike Retrofitting Simple, Adds Bevy Of Sensors Too

    Copenhagen Wheel Makes Electric Bike Retrofitting Simple, Adds Bevy Of Sensors Too

    Turning your foot-powered bicycle into an electric one is about to get easy with the Copenhagen Wheel, a rear wheel replacement that gives your old bike an impressive slew of new talents, including motorized operation.  Simply take out the stock wheel, bolt in the new one and you’ve got a new electric ride ready – it’s that easy. Designed by the MIT Sensable Team and developed with the Ducati Energia and the Italian Ministry of the Environment, the replacement part [...]

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  • 1,120 HP 9ff GT9-R Wants To Be The Fastest Production Car In The World

    1,120 HP 9ff GT9-R Wants To Be The Fastest Production Car In The World

    Want to annoy your jealous neighborseven more? How about doing it in style with fastest production car in the world?  Get behind the wheels of 9ff’s GT9-R, a 1,120 horsepower behemoth that promises to do it at a blistering 257.2 mph. If accurate, it’s going to beat out the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, which previously posted a record-setting 256.2 mph.  Even if it doesn’t (I mean, that’s a pretty lofty goal), the thing should still go fast enough to make [...]

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  • Zigo Leader X2 Gets You A Baby Buggy And A Bike, Lets Them Couple To Become A Child-Toting Ride

    Zigo Leader X2 Gets You A Baby Buggy And A Bike, Lets Them Couple To Become A Child-Toting Ride

    The Taga Tricycle Stroller, which we wrote about not too long ago, was a pretty awesome tricycle-cum-pushchair combo.  Although it did bring a couple of unique features, it wasn’t the first of its kind.  That honor actually belongs to the Zigo Leader X2, a modular transportation system that can carry two tykes at a time on its spacious pod. Rather than transforming like the Taga, the multi-purpose child carrier uses a modular system to offer its versatile features.  That means [...]

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  • BMW M3 E30 Demoted To Gaming Cabinet, Still Looks Gnarly

    BMW M3 E30 Demoted To Gaming Cabinet, Still Looks Gnarly

    Playing a driving simulator not doing it for you?  Take the realism up to a new level by doing what Japan’s Studie AG did with “The Ultimate Gaming Machine,” tuning a functional car so that it becomes a stationary gaming cabinet.  Huh?!? It gets worse.  Instead of modifying a throwaway pile of junk, they had the gall to do the deed to a BMW M3 E30, one of the few rare cars that’s achieved universal critical acclaim for its sublime [...]

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  • Samsonite Trolley Scooter Lets You Ride Your Luggage, Race To The Check-In Line

    Samsonite Trolley Scooter Lets You Ride Your Luggage, Race To The Check-In Line

    Since we’ve long been putting wheels on our luggages anyway, why not turn it into an actual ride?  This Samsonite Trolley Scooter does just that, fitting a clever little suitcase with its own built-in scooter.  Finally, you can dash to the front of the pack at the check-in with an unfair advantage.  Winner. Luggages have generally been a burden, even when you’re packing light.  You either carried them or hauled them, losing you precious time you could have better spent [...]

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  • Capstone CMT-380 Supercar Pairs An Electric Motor With A 30kW Microturbine

    Capstone CMT-380 Supercar Pairs An Electric Motor With A 30kW Microturbine

    Electric cars are great, but the limited range afforded by bulky battery packs is just a deal-breaker that makes it difficult to treat it as a primary vehicle.  That’s why hybrid cars are only likely play a larger part in the next evolution of automobiles and Capstone Turbine Corporation’s CMT-380 could be a blueprint for things to come. Pairing an electric drivetrain with a 30kW microturbine that can run on either diesel or biodiesel, the car can manage an effective [...]

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  • Uno Goes From Unicycle To Bike As Soon As You Hit High Speeds

    Uno Goes From Unicycle To Bike As Soon As You Hit High Speeds

    The Uno, a parallel-wheeled, self-balancing unicycle, was one of the hottest inventions of last year.  It’s so good, in fact, that its inventor – MIT sophomore Ben Gulak – already managed to round up $1 million in investments. Now continuing development under the banner of the newly-founded BPG Motors, the Uno is undergoing a major change.  Apart from working as a two-wheeled unicycle, it can now automatically reorient itself as a bike with both front and rear wheels. Why the [...]

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  • 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Puts 150 Horses On A 189Kg Bike, Looks To Invade The Adventure-Touring Market

    2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Puts 150 Horses On A 189Kg Bike, Looks To Invade The Adventure-Touring Market

    Ducati has never had a problem pushing their two-wheeled speedsters to those who can afford it, but their Multistrada model has always suffered from a seeming lack of interest in the adventure-touring bike market.  That’s what Ducati is looking to change with the 2010 Multistrada 1200, a veritable world-beater that combines monster horsepower, stylish Italian design and cutting-edge technology. Three years in the making, it has been spawned by Ducati’s goal of producing the most flexible adventure bike the market [...]

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  • Project Runningbird Looks To Set Lawnmower Land Speed Record, Aims For 100Mph

    Project Runningbird Looks To Set Lawnmower Land Speed Record, Aims For 100Mph

    When Don Wales claims to be going after a top speed of 100 mph on land, it’s easy to dismiss him as being an underachiever.  That’s until you learn that he’s about to do it on Project Runningblade, a modified yet functional lawnmower. It’s not some lawnmower chassis housing Ferrari innards either.  In fact, the Countox mower that’s going to be used will come with a conventional 26 hp Kawasaki engine (common in many lawnmowers), which has been updated to [...]

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  • Vintage BMW Bikes From Willy Neutkens’ Collection

    Vintage BMW Bikes From Willy Neutkens’ Collection

    Last weekend saw the world’s largest private BMW motorcycle collection go to bidding.  Auction firm Bonhams presided over the sale which took Willy Neutkens’ ensemble of 94 of the most important BMW bikes in history to the arms of their new proud owners.  Fittingly, the bikes took floor space at the BMW Museum in Munich. Considered a legendary figure among BMW collectors, the recently-deceased Neutkens (1925 – 2008) is in the Guinness Book of Records for owning the most vehicles [...]

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  • Hemi Jet Puts 1939 Ford Chassis, Chrysler Hemi Engine And Custom Jet Turbine Together In One Insane Car

    Hemi Jet Puts 1939 Ford Chassis, Chrysler Hemi Engine And Custom Jet Turbine Together In One Insane Car

    Car enthusiast Joe Wilkins wanted to pull even more power out of his supercharged, Hemi-engined 1939 Ford Coupe Standard.  So, he threw a jet engine in the trunk.  The result is the Hemi Jet, a classy-looking vintage with some scary modifications. Jet engines in cars isn’t a new idea.  Still, it’s tough not to draw attention every time you see one.  Especially when the custom-built jet turbine is sticking out of the rear trunk that’s just way too small to [...]

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  • BlackforceOne Corvette Draws Inspiration From Presidential Plane, Runs 0 To 60 In 3.4s

    BlackforceOne Corvette Draws Inspiration From Presidential Plane, Runs 0 To 60 In 3.4s

    No, it’s not Obama’s personal sportscar, even if the chosen moniker might suggest it.  It looks nothing like the Boeing Air Force One either, though Loma Performa thinks otherwise (“It is clearly reminiscent,” they argue).  Regardless, their BlackforceOne Corvette is an absolute thing of beauty. Based off a regular C6 Corvette, the modified performer does bring a number of tasty updates that could make you feel like you’re the Prez of the most powerful country in the world.  Yep, just [...]

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  • Bloodhound SSC, Aiming To Be The World’s Fastest Car

    Bloodhound SSC, Aiming To Be The World’s Fastest Car

    The world’s fastest car will run at over 1,000 mph.  At least, that’s what the British engineers behind the Bloodhound SSC (SuperSonic Car) are hoping for, as they commence work in building the powerful machine. A collaborative endeavor, the Bristol-based Bloodhound project currently has the support of over 25,000 schools, along with a growing internet following.  The vehicle will seek to dethrone the current land speed record of 763 mph, set by the Thrust SSC back in 1997.  Wing Commander [...]

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  • ECOS Harbinger: Lambo-Inspired Looks, All-Electric Powertrain And Up To 117 Mph

    ECOS Harbinger: Lambo-Inspired Looks, All-Electric Powertrain And Up To 117 Mph

    For $12,500, you can bring your car down to Electric Cars of Springfield (ECOS) and have it retrofitted with an all-electric powertrain.  If you have a little more cash to spare, you can skip the entire conversion process when visiting their facilities and spend it on the Harbinger, the company’s newly-unveiled, Lamborghini-inspired electric sports car, instead. With dozens of electric cars suddenly popping up, what makes this new creation so special?  In a nutshell, it’s cheaper than a Tesla, all [...]

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