If you love Triumphs, and you love Happy Days, then this is your lucky day because Fonzie's Happy Days Television Series 1949 Triumph Motorcycle ($100K) is up for auction on eBay. Cycle World writer Wendy F. Black was originally assigned to track the bike down for a story in 2000. One of her contacts, Bud Ekins, said there were three Triumph 500cc Trophies used on the show, two of which had gone missing. The one he knew about was sitting in plain site at Mean Mashall's Motorcycles in Oakland California. Marshall Ehlers, the shop owner, bought the bike from Ekins, who then put the bike up for auction on Bonhams. This bike is obviously as is and comes with all the scars that go with almost 70 years of age. The bike has been fully documented and vetted by Bonhams Auctions.
With Autism rates in the United Kingdom at around 1.1%, it's more than likely you know someone, or have someone in your family afflicted with the condition. Autistic kids have difficulty in social situations, and tend to stay within themselves. But they often show brilliance in many other ways. One such exceptional girls is 5-year-old Iris Grace from the UK.Due to her Autism she has extreme focus and incredible attention to detail. With these attributes she's been able to create fantastic works of art, reminiscent of the great Monet. Iris learned to speak very slowly and as part of her therapy her parents introduced her to painting."Then we realized that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colors and how they interact with each other.”
The handcrafted in Nashville, Tennessee Coin Guitar Picks ($20-$25) by dustin Michael Headrick are "a celebration of coin, music, and country." The coins feature a raised insignia that makes them easy to grip and because of their heft your will get increased volume from your instrument, whether you're playing a guitar, ukulele or a mandolin. When you order you get a set of two picks which include standard quarters or Liberty and Kennedy dollar coins.
Porsche just announced it's latest crossover SUV the 2015 Porsche Macan ($51,000). The Macan S features a 3.0-liter Twin Turbo V6 that will get 340 horses while the next Model up the Macan Turbo has a 3.6-liter Twin Turbo V-6 that pushes a nice 400 horses that will get your to 60 mph in under 5.0 seconds. The engine options are paired with a 7 speed double clutch transmission, and all wheel drive is standard on both models. Expect the Macan to go on sale some time in the first half of 2015.(more…)
The Mammuth Rewarron ($5,500+) is a man-sized 1:3 scale R/C toy. If you aren't sure what the 1:3 means, it means this guy is about 1/3 the size of a real car, measuring 6.5 feet in length, weighing about 176 pounds. The 4 stroke engine gets you to 40 mph. Onboard electronics include a touch screen controller, traction control, and telemetry. Now the Mammuth Rewarron goes all the way up to $15,000 and for that price you can find a great deal on a vintage ride you can actually drive. But if that doesn't dissuade you, check out the video of the Rewarron in action.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfgQ_YW8ezA
Lego, has it right. Instead of trying to guess what kits its customers want, they're allowing them to pitch their own projects and if they get enough support the kits are brought in front of a review board for final consideration. One such project is a Lego 1969 Chevrolet Corvette ($TBA). The detail in this kit is amazing. From the working doors, to the interior cockpit and engine compartment. In order for a kit to make it to the review board a total of 10,000 supporters are required. This project currently has 3549 supporters with 344 days left. Help Dave, the project creator, out and head over to the Lego Ideas website and shoot him a vote so we can make this kit a reality. Mine is on the way.