Tag Archives | Car

…Infectious makes skateboards?

Infectious Skateboards

Infectious has always made kick-ass gadget skins, wall stickers and car decals, but now they’re expanding out into skateboard decks too with their recent purchase of PopDeck.

The link includes some very unique designs from some of the top artists in the industry right now, and they’re priced so that normal people can afford to add a little style to their skateboarding, or even their wall if the art is just too nice to grind away.

[Infectious – Skateboards]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Snaefell?


Motorcycle sidecars are usually just additions to a bike that allow you to bring someone else along for the ride without having them hold on to you and stare at the back of your helmet all day.

François Knorreck saw things differently however, as his right-hand chain driven Laverda 3CL inspired a sidecar that turns his ride into something that more closely resembles a car than a motorcycle.

In all, it took him 10 years, more than 10,000 hours, and $21,000 to convert the bike into what you see here (he calls it the Snaefell) but for the two passengers that get to sit in an enclosed capsule of speed, the time, energy and money were most definitely worth it.


[Via: Jalopnik]

…LPE Power make engines for your LEGOs?

LPE Power

LPE Power makes pneumatic LEGO engines that you can build yourself that are very small, powerful, and capable of speeds in excess of 2000 RPM!

Currently, an inline 3 and inline 4 engine are available, though plans are in the works for a full V8, and they’re perfect fits for any of your LEGO models – trial trucks, cars, construction machinery, etc.

Think you’re ready for scale model power like never before?

Then check out LPE Power:

[LPE Power]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Camera cars are crazy?

Camera Cars

Take a car (or truck, or motorcycle, or Hummer, or R/C car, or whatever), paint it matte black (to reduce glare), add in aftermarket performance upgrades, elaborate electronics, exotic materials, and gyro-stabilizers, and what do you get?

Camera cars, that’s what.

Oobject has put together a list of 12 of the coolest movie industry camera cars to date, including those from Pursuit Systems, AP Cam Cars, Go Stunts and more, and it’s a must see if you’d enjoy a look behind the scenes of some of your favorite on screen automotive moments.

[OObject – 12 Movie Industry Camera Cars]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…The Titan Air Jack is useful?

Titan Air JackThe Titan Exhaust Air Jack in an interesting idea in that it uses your car’s own exhaust gases to inflate a bag that then acts as a jack, lifting one side of your vehicle off the ground so that you can work on it.

    The Titan Exhaust Air Jack is designed to lift your vehicle is seconds by its own exhaust gas. The one-way back valve can keep the jack inflated for up to 45 minutes and will deflate in only 5 seconds. The Titan Exhaust Air Jack is inflated via hose which connects to the vehicle’s exhaust and can be used to lift cars, trucks, trailers and boat trailers in unstable areas of mud, sand & snow.

It was originally designed for off-road use, so it’s plenty versatile, and there are no negative side effects from using the air jack on your car, so you don’t need to worry about what it’s doing to the engine.

[Titan Air Jack]

[Via: BookOfJoe]