If you're looking for a challenging model to build then look no further than the Metal Earth Apollo Lunar Lander ($13). If you don't know the story, the Lunar Lander was the spacecraft that carried two astronauts from the orbiter to the surface of the moon and back. Six lunar modules landed on the Moon between 1969 and 1972. The model is made from laser cut steel and when fully assembled measures 2"x2"x4" (lxwxh). If this model is too challenging give the Metal Earth Mars Rover ($11) a shot.
Designed by the always high-quality Classified Moto after a request from Florida pilot Camilo Saiz this beautiful bike is now something everyone can enjoy. The Yamaha XV920R By Classified Moto ($TBA) is built from a loaner 1982 Yamaha XV920R that has a ton of new features. Updates include a very low seat that also features hinges that tuck against the backbone of the bike to allow pivoting. It has a Benell-esque fuel tank with an added brass stripe, a flush mounted cap, and a top quality swing arm. So if you’re looking for a bike that will make you stand out while you enjoy a smooth and easy ride this very well could be the bike for you.
The New BMW nineT Motorcycle ($18,000) was built to celebrate 90 years of the BMW Motorrad. The nineT harkens back to BMW's first motorcycle, by using a boxer engine like the one used in that bike. This Boxer is an 1170cc twin that produces 110 horses and 88 foot pounds of torque at 6000 rpm. This bike was made to be customized by either using BMW's line of genuine accessories and parts or your own custom made add-ons. The nineT is expected to be available in early 2014.(more…)
As part of their ongoing American made classic literature series, New Balance is about to release their New Balance M1400HB 'Catcher in the Rye' ($199) shoe. The NB 1400 series is one of the brands best silhouettes. It features a plush suede, textured leather and mesh panelled upper that sits on top of a Encap cushioned midsole with built up heel unit. The shoes are available for pre-order now, and will ship some time in the month of August '14.
Lets face it, 99% of the people who buy a 2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG ($135,000) will never take their house priced SUV off road, which is just sad. The MB G63 AMG comes with a 544-hp twin-turbo 5.5 liter V8. It's capable of 560 lb-ft of torque and is signed by the guy who put it together. What's amazing is the G63 can get to 60mph in just 5.3 seconds. Lets not forget the interior which is wrapped in Designo diamond patterned leather upholstery which covers the seats and door inserts. Check out the rest of the pics after the break.(more…)
Tamiya is known around the world for offering high-performance radio controlled vehicles. Their latest offering is the Tamiya RC Toyota Land Cruiser ($334). This RC beautifully replicates the look of the original Land Cruiser. Because this is a kit, some previous experience with RC model building will help. If a normal kit takes 5 hours to built, expect to spend at least ten hours on this one. Not for the impatient. Also you will need to buy the transmitter, receiver, speed controller, battery, charger and paint separately.