The Pacific Rim Movie ($TBA) looks pretty cool. It's about a future Earth where a monster comes from the ocean depths and attacks Osaka, Japan. We find out the monster comes from a portal, to another world that, is five miles below the ocean. The problem is that it is spitting out monster after monster, and they are attacking coastal cities around the world. In order to fight them the military creates the "Jaeger" program. Pilots in the program operate building sized robots to try and combat the monsters. Pacific Rim is directed by Guillermo Del Toro and is expected to be released on July 12th.http://youtu.be/zA92Rw6kNWw
One January 6th in Detroit VLF Automotive revealed one of the fastest American made supercars to date. VLF was founded by former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, and legendary automotive designer Henrik Fiske. 50 units of the VLF Force 1 Super Car ($268,000) will be made at the companies manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills. The Force 1's price is on par with other European supercars and has the specs to compete.It will come with an 8.4-liter V10 engine that puts out 745 horses with 638 lb-ft of torque. Top speed will be 218 mph with a 0-60 split of under three seconds.“The sculpture on Force 1 is like a family succession to Destino, dramatic and powerful, relative flat surfaces on the high end of the body side, with lines full of tension, emerging onto a rounder lower section, where Force 1 has a large functional outlet. The sculptural hood has unique large negative surfaces, as in the family of the Destino, with six highly needed air intakes and outlets for the 745-HP 8.4 L V10 engine.", said Fiske.Although the Force 1 is priced out of range of regular folks any manufacturing in Detroit is good news for the city.
If you're in London consider yourself very lucky because you have one of the best motorcycle customizers in the world in your neck of the woods. Auto Fabrica was founded by Bujar and Gaz Muharremi in 2012 and they build incredible cafe racers and scramblers. Their latest is the Auto Fabrica Type 0.1 Mini Bike ($CALL). The bike is a pint-sized version of their Type 7 series bikes and looks to have all the features you'd look for in an off-roader. It features a single speed 50cc two-stroke Italian Franco Morini engine, 10" wheels, customized rear shocks, and a tank taken from another bike and trimmed to fit the petite size of the Type 0.1. A pair of knobby tires finishes off this bike perfectly. Christmas is coming up if you have any kids here's a gift they'll never forget.
Passavant and Lee were founded by two friends who wanted to create a new brand of accessories for men. Their first product is the Passavant and Lee No. 25 Briefcase ($2,850.00). It's made from American tanned leather and aircraft-grade aluminum that accentuate an aviation inspired design. On the interior, each case is trimmed with suede, silk, and leather. An additional liner made from high-density foam keeps all your gear safe from those unexpected knocks. If want the high-end professional look this bag may be right up your alley.(more…)
The Commuter Satchel by Stetchbook Crafts ($175) is the perfect bag for taking those items along that you never want to leave home without. The Commuter is made from two layers of felted wool which is dense enough to whisk rain away for those quick downpours. Measuring 11.5"x3.5"x10" it's big enough for your daily essentials like, an iPad, pad of paper, pens, keys, and your lunch. The waxed canvas strap is fully adjustable making for a comfortable daily carry. Interior pictures after the break.(more…)
If you love the great outdoors, the Volkswagen California Camper ($TBA) is the car for you with seating for up to seven people, and room for five people to sleep. It’s packed full of clever features such as a pop top roof complete with LED lighting, a sink and a dual-burner gas range. Backed by the reliable Volkswagen technology, the California Camper is sure to be a huge hit for anyone with a sense of adventure.