Bodie Stroud takes the old and makes it cool as hell. Running his own shop since 2007, he's built cars for some of the biggest names in show business and for some regular joe's as well. His latest build is the Bode Stroud 1956 F-100 Pickup ($180K). This beautiful machine is his third '56 and features a blown '58 Chrysler HEMI pushing over 740 horses. The HEMI is paired with a B&M Turbo tranny Additional features include a $20,000 Huggar orange paint job by George Gray, 13-inch Wilwood brakes, 3-inch Magnaflow exhaust, and a 3-inch driveline from Inland Empire Driveline.
If you're looking for a combination keychain bottle opener that will only improve with age, then check out the Limited Edition Rangefinder Bottlehook ($33). This version is designed and cast in Indiana, made out of solid brass and features a black finish. The bottlehook gets its name from the wear and patina it takes on over time, just like an old school rangefinder camera. As it ages you'll eventually be able to see a bit of brass showing through the finish giving it a unique appearance. Because these are in limited quantities hurry to pick yours up before they're all sold out.
We've all been there. Fumbling for our keys in the dark, or peering into the dark abyss beneath a couch trying to catch a glimmer of metal. Now there's a solution for that. The Titanium Glow Fob ($34) allows you to find your keys no matter the light level. The Glow Fob contains a hand-made glow pellet that will glow for up to 12 hours when exposed to light. The capsule is encased in a titanium housing that's been finished with a uniform bead blasted matte finish. The Titanium Glow Fob will make a perfect addition to your everyday carry arsenal.
OK, so what exactly is ZEB? Zero Emission Buildings or Net Zero Buildings strive to use less energy on an annual basis than they energy they create on site. So the question is does the Snohetta ZEB (Zero Emission Building) Pilot House ($TBA) reach this goal? In short, the answer is 'yes', in spades.The Snohetta ZEB Pilot house is located in Larvik, Norway and was built through a collaborative effort between Snohetta, Scandinavia's largest independent research body SINTEF, ZEB partner Brodrene Dahl, and Optimera. The house was built as a learning platform for teaching building methodologies for houses with integrated sustainable solutions.It's not easy to get a ZEB-OM classifications. To get one, the team must document a minimum of 100% CO2 offsetting. The pilot house does this through the use of photovoltaic and solar-thermal panels, built into the shell of the building.The first thing you notice about the home is the dramatically sloping roof that faces southeast which is clad in solar panels and collectors. These items come together with geothermal energy from energy wells to provide the majority of the energy needs for this house. As a matter of fact there is also enough energy left over to power and electric car year round.Additionally, the house features an outdoor atrium with fireplace and patio furniture for outdoor dining. The outdoor room is surrounded by walls made from stacked firewood and bricks, giving it a year round cabin feel.
We just did an article on a Twin-Turbo 1970 Pontiac Firebird that was going up for auction in Chicago. That Firebird is an 1100hp beast. Now lets take a look at the modern 2015 Hennessey Supercharged Mustang ($60K) to see how it matches up. Just 500 of these will be built so if you want one you may need to hurry. The cars feature over 700 horses and 632 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm thanks to the HPE700 Supercharger that feeds a Coyote 5.0-liter 4-cammer. This setup will get you 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, with the ability to produce an 11.2 second quarter mile at 131 mph. It's nice to know you can get near Supercar speed without spending millions.
Beer has been a favorite drink across the globe for centuries, and is third only behind water and tea in the worldwide popularity stakes. It is also the central figure in an industry worth $450bn.This is the first major reference book of its kind that investigates both the history and the vast appeal of beer. There are over 1,100 entries in The Oxford Companion To Beer ($32) written by no less than 166 of the most prominent beer experts in the globe and a must have for anyone who like to indulge in one or two.