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.
Genius and Heroin ($15) asks the provocative questions; what is the price you pay for brilliance? And why do so many of those considered to be creative genius' also have a self destruct button? From Caravaggio to Janis Joplin from Charlie Parker to Jack Kerouac and Kurt Cobain, so many artists and authors through history have popped pills, injected, binged and poisoned themselves in the name of their art. With full illustrations this book itself is addictive as you read through the messy lives of some of the most iconic figures that have played a part in our lives. It is entertaining and also thought provoking and tries to get into their psyche and discover why they took the path they did.
The World Is Coming To An End ($0) is a must watch video. Don't be fooled by the post title. This might be one of the most inspirational videos you see. Richard Williams, better known by his stage name Prince EA, is an American rapper, and rights activist from St. Louis, Missouri and he delivers a powerful message. The World Is Coming To An End takes just 4 minutes to watch, and is worth every minute.
As a prelude to the official release, Volvo is having a special event for the 2015 XC90 First Edition ($TBA). This limited edition first run will only sell 1,927 vehicles. They will all be numbered, come only in Onyx black and only be sold online. The interior will include Nappa leather seats, walnut inlays, panoramic roof, and a leather covered dashboard. The sound system will be delivered by Bowers & Wilkins and include 19 speakers, a cabin-facing tweeter and an open-air subwoofer. The power plant will be a 320 horsepower engine that is both super and turbo-charged giving you plenty of power across the entire range. Update your calendar, because the online store for the first run will open in five days.
The Jackfish Survival System And Card Holder ($100) completely replaces your wallet and includes 11 everyday carry tools to help you throughout your day. There are two versions available - a black aluminium version and a grey Titanium one. And each case can hold up to 4 credit cards and houses an incredible assortment of gear. It includes everything you see below. Perfect for the urban warrior or the outdoorsman. If you're interested, you can check out their Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign going on right now.Everyday Tools 1. Micro screwdriver flat head 0.8mm tip (ideal for glasses) 2. Titanium coated Pozi drive standard hex bit (hex slot on side of jackfish) 3. Titanium coated flat head standard hex bit (5mm width) 4. Kingston micro SD card reader (no sd card supplied) carry copies of documents 5. True Utility Telescopic Pen (opens to 118mm in length, 3 refills included) + capSurvival Tools 1. Aluminium Whistle (120 Decibel) 2. Glass Vial (10 drops of liquid - for shipping we will send empty - No iodine!) 3. Windproof match (burn for 5 seconds in the harshest of wind, includes striker) 4. Firesteel 4.5mm wide (light a fire when everything else is wet) 5. Spyderco Bug Knife (amazing quality and very sharp - 3Cr13MoV stainless steel) 6. Liquid filled button compass (15mm diameter)
If you're a sneakerhead you have to get you're pre-order in for the latest edition of Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide ($19). The book provides you with the best limited editions, and collaborations designed by top artists, designers, musicians, cultural icons, and co-brands over the last ten years. It features over 300 designs from fifteen brands and some fo the best shoes in the world. If you collect this will a great addition to your reference library.