Cafe Racers ($36) chronicles the evolution of one of the most beloved bikes of the 1960s. It goes from the mid twentieth century all the way to modern times. First becoming popular in Britain, these bikes represented the Rock and Roll subculture of the time. Cafe Racers are nimble, lean, light and beautifully simplistic machines. Michael Lichter, one of the top motorcycle photographers, has captured the essence of the culture in over 200 stunning large-format photographs. While motorcycle culture expert Paul d'Orleans provides the text. If your into bikes at all, this book would make a great addition to your collection.
In 2015 Jaguar will be releasing the Jaguar C-X17 SUV ($50,000). It will be built on Jaguars new aluminum unibody architecture, which allows Jag to produce more models which utilise higher end technologies, allowing for faster response to markets, while keeping prices relatively stable. The unibody is made from 100% recycled raw material and shows jaguars commitment to sustainable production practices.On the interior the Jaguar C-X17 has four bucket seats and utilizes high-end interactive technologies which includes an interactive surface console that runs the length of the SUV's center tunnel. It's made up of a series of interconnected touch screens that connect the rear cabin with the front. You can use the console to flick information forwards and backwards and share it between occupants or social media networks. Europe will receive C-X17 first in 2015 with a North American release expected in 2016.(more…)
If you're looking for a runner to go with your favorite pair of khaki's then you need to check out the New Balance CM1600GR - Beige & White ($135). The shoes have a clean look that's perfect for the upcoming Fall season. The uppers are made from suede and feature perforated mesh panelling and embroidered details. The suede is in khaki and olive while the red laces add a nice pop to the overall muted colorway. Everything sits on New Balance's classic Abzorb midsole. These kicks are available for immediate shipping from End Clothing.
Looks like Bentley is going after Rolls Royce's Wraith with the unveiling of the Bentley Continental GT V8 S ($TBA) at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The specs are pretty amazing, the GT V8 S has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that has 521 horsepower and 502 foot pounds of torque. The 0-60 time is a respectable 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 192 mph. The great thing about this Continental is that even though its billed as a sports car at has all the luxury you would ever need.
Do any of us really know the meaning of life? The Monty Python crew think they do, and boy what fun their version is! Monty Python The Meaning of Life ($10) is a brilliant satire of everything from birth control and British politics to sex and religion the Python team; John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle, deliver laughs by the boat load and even more than 25 years later, the comedic genius of this movie shines through.
The Balmain Boat Company is an Australian based company that creates flat-packed, DIY rowboats and sailboats. The Sailboat Kit by Balmain Boat Company ($2590) enables anyone anywhere to build a boat. The kit comes with step-by-step instructions, and basically everything else you need to build your boat. It only takes about 30 hours to build and if you don't feel your sailing skills are up to par you can by some oars and rowlocks for backup.