Super Awesome: French company De La Chapelle builds 2/3 Scale Classic Car Replicas for your race-ready kids to Go Kart racing in!
Browsing the "classic" Tag
When Karl Schlör hacked up a Mercedes 170H to create his egg-y streamliner in 1939, it was anyone’s guess how good it was. Watch it get put it to the test!
Building a new, full-size truck can generate 35 tons of carbon emissions, but Ryan is fighting that by keeping his grandfather’s 1955 Dodge on the road.
The 2015 Yamaha SR400 coming to the US is the same fuel-injected single that took Asia by storm, and looks a lot like the classic Carter-era SR500 UJM, too!
For 2014, Nissan is hoping to recapture some of the 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R’s magic by breathing some enthusiastic life into its cheapest offering and creating the 2014 Nissan Versa SR.
Kawasaki’s smallest Ninja has been “first bike” standard-bearer for over a decade, if not longer. Still, while the high-revving 250 cc twin and willing chassis can provide some great thrills while you’re on the steepest part of the learning curve, there’s something about the bike’s aggressively plastic bodywork that can leave some people- myself, included!- […]
Cuba conjures up a number of images in most people’s heads. To some, it’s images of the Mariels coming to Miami in the early 1980s. To others, the word “Cuba” summons up daydreams of tropical beaches. To car guys and gear heads, however, the merest whisper of the goings on in Cuba will inspire talk […]
If you live in a big city and spend half your time driving dodging suicidal hipsters on rented Divvys, then you already know what I’m about to say: bicycles are taking over. That, in a great many ways and for a great many reasons, is a good thing. What’s missing, perhaps, from the American bicycling […]
“If you bought a Royal Enfield,” says the knowing voice-over in Royal Enfield’s latest product video, “it was job done. It was king of the hill.” That was the 1960s, when the scooter-riding Mods were regularly face-punching/getting stomped by the leather-clad Rockers across the UK. The Mods preferred meticulously prepared steel-bodied Vespas. The Rockers, however, […]
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the greenest car you can buy is the one that’s already built – and it looks like his Holiness, Pope Francis, agrees. The car you see here is his new Popemobile, a 1989 Renault 4. You’ve got to hand it to the man, Pope Francis seems […]
The suspension, wheels, and brakes are readily available Yamaha R6 sportbike bits that can be found at many local salvage yards. You can find the tank, light, and handlebars at salvage yards, as well. The dash and instruments are all-digital, leaving the awkwardness of the factory original far, far behind.
This is not one of our “Recycled Hawtness” series of posts on restored/updated cars, bikes, and RVs. Instead, it’s an article about a real survivor. A 50+ year old Porsche 356 that keeps on keeping on proves that the materials and energy we spend building tens of millions of new cars every year could probably be better spent elsewhere.
I may be biased, but that doesn’t make me wrong when I tell you that vintage motorcycles will always be cool. As I sit here in the middle of a zero-degree wind-chill Chicago winter’s night, I dream of my old Honda CX500, nestled away in Tym Switzer’s garage, waiting for the next string of 50-degree […]
As a green-tech writer and avid gearhead, I’m often asked: what would you buy? The answer, apparently, is a classic Honda CX500 motorcycle that gets 60 mpg and has a top speed well in excess of 100 mph!
If you’re like me, you think the pinnacle of American car design reached its zenith just prior to World War II. There is a reason most hot rods remain firmly planted in the 1920’s and 30’s, as this was an era when aesthetics, rather than aerodynamics, safety, or pure horsepower took precedence. That is why […]
Make no mistake, electric scooters are coming. It may not be this year or the next, but the combination of gas-free living, urban agility, and the instant-on acceleration that is unique to EVs will continue to win over young urbanites … if only someone would come out with an electric scooter that was, you know, […]
It’s not easy to make a 1973 Opel GT sexier than it already is – but ripping out the engine to install an electric motor is a pretty good start, and that’s exactly what Texans Charlie and Tamara did! The married couple bought the Opel three years ago, and have been working to make the 70’s coupe into a forward-looking EV ever since.
The smallest car you can buy today isn’t the Smart ForTwo or even Gordon Murray’s T.27 city car, it’s the Peel Bamby P50 – and you can buy it, right now, for just about 12000 USD. We first covered the rebirth of the Peel P50 microcar a year ago, and are happy to report that […]
Oh, lawdy what have we here!? This, dear friends, is a fully custom, hand-fabricated and massively powerful roadster designed and built by Bienville Studios in “old” New Orleans – and I won’t lie to you. My awe of the thing is surpassed only by a powerful jealous rage. Not only do I wish this car […]
“Wow” is not the kind of thing people usually get paid to write. “Wow” is the kind of thing you say when you’re staring, slack-jawed, at someone or something that has snuck past all of your genteel civilities and highly educated vocabulary and triggered something planted in you by a billion years of evolution and […]