The Ruins of Detroit ($80) takes you on a tour of the city's neglected buildings. Buildings which have become monuments to its fall from grace.Right up until the 60's Detroit was one of the most important cities in America. Motown was a thriving hub of industry. It had a population of 2 million and a skyline impressive enough to rival that of any other U.S city.Its landmark buildings paid homage to the vitality of Detroit. As well as the success the city enjoyed during the first half of the 20th century.Now those glorious buildings are in ruins. It looks to all the world as if a bomb dropped in the middle of Motor City.This book is part of 'Detroit's Beautiful, Horrible Decline'. A series of weekly photo bulletins for Time magazine. The photographers have revealed to a shocked America the graphic state of decay of this once great city.
The new LEGO NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover ($30) was designed by actual Curiosity Rover engineer, Stephen Pakbaz. This set is an excellent detailed version of the real mobile laboratory. It features 6-wheel suspension, a working articulated robotic arm, multiple camera sets, a display plate and a booklet that contains building instructions and background information about Mars exploration and the Curiosity Rover.
Toyota is bringing back the TRD package for their Tacoma family. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro ($37K+) features factory installed off-road equipment designed by the guys who make up the Toyota Racing Development team. The TRD is geared towards off-roaders who are going to push their trucks to the extreme.TRD-installed suspension and exhaust upgrades include FOX 2.5 Internal Bypass shocks tuned by TRD, TRD-tuned front springs with a 1-inch lift, and TRD-tuned rear suspension with progressive-rate off-road leaf spring. Exterior upgrades include 16-inch black alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain Kevlar reinforced tires, pro aluminum front skid plate, and LED daytime running lights. The 2017 TRD will be dropping in the fall of 2016.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyNshwyrtGY
If you love old school, I mean real old school styling, with modern tech, then you will fall in love with the Morgan EV3 ($41,000). The EV3 is built on the brand's three wheel platform and utilizes an emission free all-electric design. The power plant includes a 20kWh lithium Battery and a liquid cooled 46kW motor. Because the EV3 only weighs about 1100 lbs that setup enables it to drive about 150 miles on a full charge.As far as performance I would put the EV3 in the weekend touring car category. It has a 0-62 mph split time of under 9 seconds and a top speed of about 90 mph. Like I said, it's a nice car for hitting the country on a beautiful fall day, but not up to being considered a serious performance car.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="22607,22606,22605,22604,22603"]
Alien ($10) is one of the best science fiction horror flicks ever. Ridley Scott is known by a lot of people for this brilliant masterpiece which is still scaring and enthralling men of all ages even more than three decades later. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, and John Hurt this movie follows the crew of the vessel Nostrmo which goes to a previously unexplored planet. There, they encounter something that they would never expect. Not only that, but they have brought home a not so little hitchhiker. This is one movie that you don’t want to watch in the dark.
The Fern & Roby Cube Speakers ($1650) are the brand's flagship speaker. Fern & Roby are known for working with reclaimed wood for much of their product line and the Cubes are no exception. The speakers are machined from a solid beam of 100-year-old heart pine salvaged from a late 19th-century Virginia factory. Working with audio engineers they created the perfect enclosure giving it the best response possible for its class. The drivers used in these speakers are a pair of Alpair 7 Gold by MarkAudio. They're known for their near flat response and their excellent response frequency of 40-Hz to 32 -kHz. As with most speakers, at will take them about 100 hours of play time to reach their full potential.