Hots on the heels of the renaissance for all things graffiti we get the chance to take a look at that old-school icon which was a prominent feature in the rock & roll, hip hop and punk movements that swept the nation during the 1970's and 1980's. Within the covers of The Boombox Project ($19) you will find some fine contemporary art portraits of a huge array of glorious vintage boomboxes along with stack of documentary style photos featuring the people responsible for bringing the boombox movement to life. Do not think this is merely a photographic collection however, it is also an oral history of those early days told through the memories of prolific names from those times.
There are plenty of cars out there for $17K or under, but you'd be hard pressed to find one cooler than the Local Motors 3D-Printed Strati ($17K).There are only 50 parts in this entire two-seater and all parts that can be 3D-printed are.You're not going to hit the Autobahn anytime soon with this bad boy, but it will get you up to 50 mph with an electric engine that has a range of about 62-miles.From start to finish, Local Motors says it takes about two days to print the car, but they're looking at ways to reduce that time and the associated cost. Now if I had $17K and had a choice between the Apple Watch and the Strati, I know which one I'd be choosing.
Ok, we've already done three other rides from the Sam Pack, a 130 car lot from car collector extraordinair Samuel Pack. The cars will be going up for auction November 14-15. Today we'll take a look at the 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Alloy Continuation ($350K+). This ride is just sick. It features a 525 hp, 427 cu. in. V-8 engine with a Holley four-barrel carb, paired with a five-speed manual transmission. It was originally purchased by Caroll Shelby for his personal collection. The most outstanding feature of this ride is the stunning polished aluminum body work. It puts Justin Bieber's Fisker to shame. You can check out the rest of the details on RM Auctions website.
The Snooperscope ($99) lets you use your mobile device's screen to see in total darkness. It employs special optics and infrared lights so you can see any area covered by the light even though you only see total darkness with your eyes. The Snooperscope comes with a threaded and a magnet mount so you can use different mounts in different situations. Like in car, on a wall, or on your bike. It comes with iOS and Android Apps, and an on-board battery that provides up to 4 hours of use.
You know what's better than a whisker bar? A portable whiskey bar, of course. It's not the stuff of legend and dreams as this stylish piece from Louis Vuitton shows. The Louis Vuitton Portable Whiskey Bar ($39K) was built in the 1980's and is a sophisticated and elegant kit that will make you feel right at home wherever you might be. Lined with Epi leather and featuring gold plated studs this retro case is all original with original locks and latches, and it's very own key. But let's get to the good stuff. The interior is lined with a deep green and wondrously grained leather and fitted with everything a whiskey drinker could need. Including a silver mounted whiskey carafe, four high-quality whiskey beakers, and even a thermos-lined ice bucket.
The Koenigsegg Motorcycle Concept by Burov Art ($TBA) is one of those conceptual I'd love to actually see hit the streets.Burov Art, is a designer from Moscow, and his vision of what a motorcycle might look like from the hypercar maker Koenigsegg is really cool.In a previous article, we wrote about the Lotus C-01, and I have to say this bike takes some cues from the awesome design by Daniel Simon who use to work for Bugatti.Even though the bikes are similar they both have unique features that set them apart form one another.So let us know which one you'd rather be riding.