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!
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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.
This 38 hp smallframe Vespa restomod from Germany makes more power than the new Harley-Davidson Street 500, weighs less than yo mama, gets 90 MPG, and goes like stink. It’s perfect.
With their high-tech balancing software and sensor arrays, easy-to-master learning curve, decent urban range, and almost-kinda-really too-high top speed, Segway scooters should be cool. They are, however, not cool- and I’m talking “probably not even the best thing about being a mall security guard” levels of not cool. What’s to be done? According to Spain’s […]
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!- […]
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.
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, […]
An incredibly talented, devoted, and patient artist named Carlos Alberto created this fully-functional Vespa out of layers of laminated plywood. In addition to being made almost entirely of renewable materials, delivering thrilling performance, and giving back more than 100 miles of smiles for every gallon of gas you put into it, it is incredibly, unspeakably […]
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.