Archive | March, 2009

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Project Sipster?

Project Sipster

A 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit doesn’t seem like a likely candidate for a Tuner Tuesday nomination, but when Top Gear gets their hands on it, the result is going to be anything but ordinary.

Thus, what you see here is Project Sipster, a car that they wanted to go 0-60 in just 7 seconds, get at least 70 mpg, and cost less than $7,000 to duplicate.

Project Sipster Engine

To reach those magic numbers, they yanked the engine out, replaced it with the diesel engine from a 2002 Jetta, and then tuned the engine, body and suspension for a more powerful yet more economical ride.

So did they pull it off?

You’ll just have to watch the video and see:

Who says saving the planet has to be expensive, difficult, and not fun?

[Top Gear – Project Sipster]

…Patrick Henry Hugues and his father are inspirational?

Team Hoyt is still the most inspiring story I’ve ever heard, but Patrick Henry Hughes and his father have solidified themselves as a solid second.

Grab a box of tissues and see what I mean:

…Tracksuits are about to blow up?

Blow-Up Doll Trackjacket

You wouldn’t want to wear them to grandma’s house, but the tracksuits that Mama Anders has designed, which feature bits and pieces of blow-up dolls, are definitely a good way to get noticed.

Blow-Up Doll Trackjacket

According to Mama Anders:

These dolls are so ugly and vulgar that turning them into something beautiful has become a challenge for me. The doll is a means to convey something else.

[Mama Anders Design]

[Via: LikeCool]

…Padma Lakshmi does Hardee’s food porn?

Padma Lakshmi

If you think Paris Hilton is the only person that can do burger based food porn, then think again, because Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi proves that she knows a thing or two about making meat sexy as well:

[Via: AdFreak]

…It’s Movie Monday: Zapping?


Zapping is a cute short about a little creature and his quest to turn on the TV: