Posts by Dustin Driver

RedShift Moto Gets Dirty

Posted in Electric Vehicles, Motorcycle, News by Dustin Driver | August 10th, 2011 | 1 Response |

Redshift is what happens when stuff moves away from you really, really quickly. And that’s what electric motorcycle startup BRD hopes their new RedShift MX bike will do on the trails—at least until its batteries run out.  Read More…

U.S. Soldiers Get a Six-Wheeled Pet

Posted in General by Dustin Driver | August 10th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Soon this cute little six wheeler will be following U.S. infantry troops around like a lost puppy. It’s a Lockheed Martin Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) autonomous vehicle and it’s headed to Afghanistan for testing.

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Retro Innovator: Pontiac Tempest

Posted in History, Pontiac by Dustin Driver | July 1st, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

The Pontiac Tempest is known for its tumultuous 400-cubic-inch V8, for spewing clouds of atomized rubber and partially combusted gasoline, for altering weather patterns and generally being a kick-ass muscle car. But it started life as a funky little economy car created by the legendary John DeLorean. Read More…

Leaf Nismo RC Rides the Wind

Posted in EcoLust, Nissan by Dustin Driver | May 20th, 2011 | 1 Response |

the leaf rides the wind
lightning in its belly
mother earth cheers

The Nissan Leaf Nismo RC. It’s a Nissan Leaf wrapped in carbon fiber and dipped in matte black paint. And it’s wicked. Hit the jump to watch it yowl around a track. Read More…

Black Falcon

Posted in Café Racers, Cool Stuff, Featured, Motorcycle Rides, Top of the Heap by Dustin Driver | May 20th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

The Vincent Black Shadow is mechanized art. It is metallic perfection, from its girder forks to its finned V-twin to its triangulated swing arm. But the guys at Falcon Motorcycles have made it even better. Behold, the Black Falcon, the most gorgeous motorcycle ever made. Read More…

Mind-Melting Tracked VW Bus

Posted in Best of, Bizarre, DIY, Hybrid Technologies by Dustin Driver | May 13th, 2011 | 8 Responses |

Some art transcends the human experience, elevates its viewers to a higher state of consciousness—the glory of the Sistine Chapel, the gaze of the Mona Lisa. This astounding tracked VW bus has launched my mind into the stratosphere, has changed my worldview. It’s a life-altering experience. And it’s for sale.

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Lightweight Lupine: Amarok Moto

Posted in EcoLust, Featured, Motorcycle, News, Racing by Dustin Driver | May 2nd, 2011 | 2 Responses |

 

Electric motorcycles can be ponderous things, battery-laden hulks that awkwardly lope around the track. But not the Amarok. It’s light and lithe, a nimble and ferocious beast that tears at the tarmac. It’s the creation of Canadian builder Michael Uhlarik and at just 325 pounds, it’s the lightest TTXGP racing bike ever created.

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Test Drive For Fun?

Posted in Car Buying, Rants & Raves by Dustin Driver | April 7th, 2011 | 13 Responses |

Soon after the State of California granted me permission to prowl its streets in my mum’s car, I was prowling car dealerships in search of gullible salesmen who would let me take a test drive. Test driving became a favorite pastime, an easy way to get a quick automotive thrill. So what about you, are you guilty of wasting salesmen’s time? Read More…

Gorgeous TZ3 Lives!

Posted in Alfa Romeo, Design, Featured, News by Dustin Driver | April 3rd, 2011 | 2 Responses |

A few months ago the sheer beauty of the Alfa Romeo TZ3 by Zagato put you in a coma. Well, prepare your hospital bed, because Zagato says they’re building it. The company plans to put the car into limited production, using Dodge Viper running gear.

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Quasimodo’s Convertible: Lancia Delta Chop-top

Posted in Custom, Featured, Lancia by Dustin Driver | April 3rd, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

There are many automotive atrocities, plenty of ill-conceived motorcar mutations created by madmen. Way back in the heyday of Italian industrialism, super-magnate and fashionista Gianni Agnelli had some guys at Zagato chop the top off the infamous Lancia Delta to create the monstrous Delta Cabrio. Now the guys at a shop called HF Il Cavallino have spawned another one. Read More…