The big wide world of beer and brewing is explored in an engaging, funny and downright delightful way in Beer Is Proof God Loves Us ($12). Charlie Bamforth is your guide, considered by many to be the #1 expert in the world on every aspect of beer. After they held a worldwide search to find exactly the right person for the job, Anheuser-Busch installed him as their first Professor of Brewing Science at the University of California, Davis. Now he is giving us the most compelling and readable social history ever written about beer. We learn where it came from, the current position of the brewing industry and what we can expect in the future. Utterly brilliant.
Winner of the Austrian leg of the prestigious Battle of The Kings 2015 competition the Harley-Davidson Street 750 by H-D Innsbruck ($NFS) is $4400 in modifications very well spent. With just 50 hours of manpower required to create this black stallion on wheels this magnificent beast is more than worthy of its current title. The lowered ride height, triple front fork, solid 19” wheels, LED lights and custom saddle all come together to create a modern masterpiece of motoring.
No Mas! After never having owned a snowblower out of pure pride, I am now giving in and buying one for next season. After 40" plus inches of snow in Philly this season I'm tapping out. The guy I have my eye on is the Cub Cadet 3X 26" Snow Thrower ($1000). The spec's say it can handle 6 to 16 inches of snow, has trigger controlled power power steering, a push button starter and a 3x induction accelerator that moves snow up to 50% faster the 2x snow throwers. Sounds good to me.
Rail Yard Studios started off as a railroad construction company. Needing something to do between jobs, Robert Hendrick, put his industrial design degrees to use and started making furniture. One of their coolest pieces is the Railroad Tie Bike Rack ($1495). This double height rack can hold 2-4 bikes, and can be customized to even include some wine racks. Which is perfect after a hard day of riding around town.
The 2015 LaFerrari FXX-K ($TBA) is a no holds barred track only supercar that is unfettered by attempts to meet requirements or regulations. Because of this you will never see this supercar in any competitions. Only an exclusive group of client test drivers enrolled in a special test programme will be able to get behind the wheel of this beautiful machine over the next two years.PowerTrainThe FXX-K houses a V12 ICE paired with a 7-speed transmission which delivers 860 cv and is paired with an electric motor that puts out another 190 cv. CV is the metric unit of horsepower. The overall torque is an amazing 663 ft-lbs. The V12 has been optimized for track use with the HY-KERS kinetic energy recovery system.Additional features include a dual-profile spoiler, Pirelli slik tires outfitted with performance sensors, intake manifolds, and a front splitter with a new spoiler in the rear.
Courtesy of Jack Streat, the 18 year old LEGO guns maestro and YouTube sensation comes LEGO Heavy Weapons ($16), a fantastic collection of comprehensive building instructions to enable you to create 4 truly awesome 1:1-scale replicas of some of the most iconic firearms in the world. Thanks to this book you will be able to build LEGO brick based models of such cool weapons as a huge Desert Eagle handgun complete with working blow back action, and compact but oh so deadly AKS-74U assault rifle with folding stock. Every set of instructions includes a complete parts listing as well as giving you the chance to find or specially order those hard to find bricks. A great book for both LEGO and firearms enthusiasts.