The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier offshore sailing racing series. A yacht race around the world held every three years, the Volvo Ocean Race exposes its competitors and fans to a rainbow of global cultures- and, lately, the consequences of global plastic pollution, as well. Volvo, as a car company, has decided to […]
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Hand-made from recycled wood and chromoly steel, the Horse Brand sidecar bike is ready to carry your cool stuff all over the boardwalk!
By most estimates, building a new, mid-sized car (think Ford Fusion or Toyota Camry) releases about 20 tons of CO2 emissions into the air- or, about as much CO2 emissions as a typical car driving 50,000 miles, according to the EPA. That’s why making an existing car last longer is, in many cases, the “greenest” […]
German automotive supplier Uniqueco claims that its two 4×4 concepts, shown here in CAD model form, is more than a plastic Jeep clone that will never, ever reach production – they think the small, simple SUV is the future of the automobile. It’s not. Before we get too far with this article, I want to […]
Zeke is a 10 year-old kid who built himself a custom cafe racer out of a boneyard Honda CB200 with just than a stack of manuals and access to hand tools.
When I finally get around to backpacking trip across Europe, I will indulge in a little indoor tiny trailer camping at this funky hostel located in Bonn Germany, where the rooms are restored classic trailers.
Drive in movie theaters used to be a part of the American experience, with family sedans packed with kids and young couples intent on fogging up the windows showing up in more or less equal numbers. Over the past twenty or twenty-five years, however, the drive in has gone from “endangered” to “nearly extinct” – […]
Converting an old bus into a DIY RV is not a new idea. Nor is restoring an old, run-down RV with modern electronics and chic, modern-touches a new idea. Sometimes, though, someone takes an idea that’s been “out there” for a while and takes it to a whole new level. That’s just what the two […]
Mr. Scott started this build a few years ago, when he found himself in possession of both a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle and a 1999 NASCAR Chevy stock car. Faced with an infinite universe of infinite possibilities, Scott did the only logical thing: he mashed them together.
If you were a child of the 80s, you already know what you’re looking at. If you’re not (I feel bad for you, truly), that’s KITT’s dashboard, and the man you see driving around has spent the last three years building a pitch-perfect replica of Knight Rider‘s least porn-y headliner from the bones of a 1991 Pontiac Firebird GTA.
If you’re looking for an ultra-lightweight, low-emissions car that looks like a million bucks, goes like stink, and is made almost entirely of renewable and recycled materials in a low-energy, low-emissions factory then you, dear friend, are shopping for a Morgan.
The Paper Pulp Helmet’s designers claim the design “meets stringent European safety standards”, and that they’ll be able to sell the 100% recycled (and recyclable!) helmets for about $1.50, retail.
The greenest car is the one that’s already been built … and the stunning Porsche 356 shown here is a shining example of that idea. This 1959 Porsche 356 convertible blends the Bauhaus styling of Germany’s classic sports car with the modern technology of a Subaru WRX-derived engine!
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!
Inspired by water-cooler talk about a cardboard canoe, inventor and craftsman Izhar Gafni became obsessed with the idea of a cardboard bicycle. Despite Gafni’s enthusiasm and technical/design prowess in the field of mechanical and bio-medical engineering, however, a number of his engineering buddies told him it couldn’t be done. Cardboard didn’t have the structural properties required to build a usable, durable bicycle frame. It was impossible … but people like Gafni love s*** that’s impossible.
As automakers continue to look for ways to make themselves more profitable and efficient, their interest in renewable materials has grown and grown. With many old petroleum-based standbys growing more expensive oil prices took off, car makers like Ford are looking to renewable alternatives. One alternative the Blue Oval is looking at just happens to […]