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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: FAS Matiz?

FAS Matiz

With enough motivation (and time, money and beer), you can turn just about any car into the car of your dreams.

For Fourdin Auto Sport out of Belgium, that meant taking the 550hp, 7.0L LS7 V8 out of a Corvette Z06 and shoving it between the frame rails of a Chevy Matiz.

13 months and 1,500 man hours later, they ended up with the car you see before you, a pure-bred race car that will reach 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 162 mph. (For comparison, the stock Matiz takes 22 seconds to get to 60, and triple digit top speeds are out of the question without a long downhill road and a bit of a tail wind.)

Besides the engine, obvious modifications include a full roll cage, a SUPER wide-body kit, new suspension, wheels and tires, and a wing out back to keep the tail end planted on the track.

It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but when you dare to dream, the results of that dream can often come in the strangest of packages.

[Fourdin Auto Sport]

[Via: 0-60 Mag]

…Lottery tickets create the Ghost of a Dream?

Ghost Of A Dream

When Adam Eckstrom and Lauren Was were creating Ghost of a Dream, a full-scale model of a Hummer H3 made entirely of losing lottery tickets, they were thinking about “what people dream about when they scratch the coin against the ticket”. According to Was, “This is a ghost of all those dreams.”

The piece took about 2,400 hours of combined work to make over a six week period, and is covered in $35,000 of losing lottery tickets, which is also the sale price for the piece as well.

Tickets were gathered from areas all around Brooklyn, Miami and Minneapolis, as well as from friends that sent them in from as far as Seattle and Los Angeles. They were then glued to a plywood and metal frame, though being able to look through the grille or the windows and see the frame is part of the charm, as Was noted “it’s just a shell, it’s just a dream.”

[Lauren Was]

[Via: Providence Journal]

…It’s Things Thursday: Sk8 Wallet?

Sk8 Wallet

Do you love skateboarding, and wish you could incorporate that love into every part of your style?

Well then, Sk8 Wallets will bring you one step closer to that dream by turning your favorite board into a custom wallet.

Each wallet is individually handcrafted from a new or recycled skateboard deck, and if you send them yours, they’ll fit it to the wallet’s rectangular shape, plane and edge-sand the deck to its thinnest point, and then fuse it to a high quality black nylon wallet for a fashion accessory that’s both sleek and durable, with endless amounts of custom style.

[Gorilla Vinyl – Sk8 Wallet]

[Via: Uncrate]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Don Stellhorn’s 1964 Pontiac GTO?

Don Stellhorn’s 1964 Pontiac GTO

Don Stellhorn’s 1964 Pontiac GTO could be called Beauty and the Beast. Though outside it’s all flashy paint with a show quality shine, inside it’s all business, and this car is made to go.

After buying the car for $1,100, Don and his dad set out to restore and build a car that Don could learn to drive in, but as Don’s interest in racing grew, he soon began to push the limits.

Unfortunately, the limits pushed back, and Don wrecked the car at nearly 80 mph after loosing the breaks going into a turn at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia.

Faced with the decision to scrap the car and call it a day or rebuild from the ground up, Don decided to build the car the way he had always dreamed, and ended up with the masterpiece you see before you.

Don Stellhorn’s 1964 Pontiac GTO Details

Featuring three-piece one-off wheels from Complete Custom Wheel (the suspension what literally build around the wheel choice, instead of the other way around), a beefed up braking system to prevent repeat mishaps, a fully customized suspension system (Don took a job at SLP just so he could play with their metal working toys), a hand built body that Don himself created (everything but the roof and the quarter-panels is new), a full roll cage, 430 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque from the 455 cubic inch, and a custom Muncie M-22 transmission, this goat is made to race.

Don Stellhorn’s 1964 Pontiac GTO Racing

And race it he does, as Don himself says, “Some people are surprised that I race it because the car is so nice and would be hard to fix if it were wrecked. I may have a few moments in the pits or on the line where I worry about the car, but once I’m out on the track, my mind is on the race. If you took my pulse right now, it would probably be higher than when I’m racing.”

Well there’s no surprise here Don, because if I had a car like that, I don’t think you could drag me off of the track either.

[Hot Rod – Don Stellhorn’s 1964 Pontiac GTO]

…The Confederate Fighter is an amazing bike?

Confederate Motorcycles Fighter

Confederate Motorcycles have always been a cut above.

After nearly being wiped out by Katrina, Confederate is back and better than ever with the release of their new Fighter bike.

Featuring tons of carbon fiber and titanium, including the front “blade” style suspension, aggressive lines and enough speed to scare just about anyone (top speed is north of 190 mph), the Fighter is just plain sexy.

Confederate bikes have always been known for their fusing of raw power and crisp simplicity, and in words straight from the company’s mouth,

    It’s an evolution of the machine, at once taken back down to its core elements while being reinvented and re-engineered for optimal performance. It’s our street-legal sci-fi dream come to life, in the form of the limited-edition Fighter Motorcycle.

If you’re looking to score one of the 45 being made, then you better have your checkbook ready, because the first one off the lot carries a price tag of $110,000, along with special Neiman Marcus edition features, and is sure to go quick. (In more ways than one!)

[Neiman Marcus – Fighter]

[Confederate Motorcycles – Fighter]