Browsing the "recycled" Tag

Recycled Hawtness: Man Builds Ultimate KITT Replica (w/ video)

August 17th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

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


Video: The Best Wooden Car You Can Buy is Still a Morgan

July 23rd, 2013 | by Jo Borras

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


Recycled Hawtness: 290 hp, Subaru-powered Classic Porsche 356

June 10th, 2013 | by Jo Borras

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!


I Bought a Thing: 1982 Honda CX500

September 9th, 2012 | by Jo Borras

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!


This Cardboard Bicycle is Better Than You Think (w/ video)

August 6th, 2012 | by Jo Borras

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



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