I’m not the one for “epic” riding films where the narrator describes the adventure as an escape from reality and where it becomes a verbal vomit of over explanations, but something about this video grabbed my attention. I have heard of Ladakh before and seen multiple videos about the region and the dream would be to one day travel those treacherous roads, so to see someone doing this during the off-season is quite spectacular.
Filmmaker Andrew David Watson was in India, traveling home from Sri Lanka and decided to check out this region. Ladakh is translated as the land of high passes, and is an isolated mountain region in the most northern tip of India. Even though it was the end of winter there, he was able to rent a 350cc Royal Enfield and ride in the shadow of giants. This is a short video of his adventure.
It’s quite possible that you’ve never heard of the brand Mercer, after all, this company was an American automobile manufacturer that produced cars before World War II and are probably not mentioned in any of the history books handed out in most classrooms.
For the short version (long version here) of the story, Mercer was responsible for the Mercer 35 Raceabout which was produced back in 1910 and considered the most admired sports cars of the decade. The Mercer Cobra Roadster was a one-off vehicle commissioned by the Copper Development Association from Virgil Exner’s designs in Esquire. Its design was drawn up by Virgil Exner and Virgil Exner, Jr. and was built using a Shelby Cobra chassis, and can be found on the Shelby American World Registry as sold through Shelby American in February 1964. Not only did Shelby provide the chassis, but the company also provided the engine and gearbox. If you desire to get your hands on this one off magnificent piece of design history, it just recently went on auction at RM Auctions for $660,000.Comments (0)
Represented by High Museum of Art in Atlanta, “Dream Cars” is an exhibition that will feature 17 concept cars chosen from hundreds use for viagra of concepts from Europe and USA produced between 1932 and 2000. The “dream” represented by these online clinical pharmacy courses in canada cars was that of future possibilities and pushing the sale cialis online limits of imagination and design. The exhibition will start on May 21 until September 07 and if you happen to be in the area, it should be
worth your while to view some iconic pieces of design. You can read more about the exhibit here.
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Mage Design client, Shift MX has announced the launch of their 2015 MX line, with a great video release.
“Shift was created on the promise to make riding fun, day in and day out. The ride you take with your friends at the local spot, the racetrack, your backyard, the desert or anywhere; having fun and keeping it real is what it’s all about.” Check out the video below, and all the new gear over at www.shiftmx.com
I’ve been keeping an eye on the Icon guys for a while; they have taken a lot of my favorite classic cars and married the timeless styling with a modern performance package. Although they don’t always stay true to certain design details, their overall approach I feel is honorable.
That being said, I am not so sure the new Thriftmaster model price tag of 250 000 usd does the same. This is a truck for the certain rich person that loves the old time styling but likes the handling of a new car. Personally I would rather browse craigslist for something closer to the original and to a little more overcoming price tag. Love it or hate it, I feel that Icon put in some solid thought to the parts and designed the truck with fundamentally proud mid-century American styling.Comments (0)
Professor Bryon Fitzpatrick is a celebrated, internationally renowned educator and designer with a career that includes significant experience in the UK, Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia. He is Professor Emeritus at College for Creative Studies (CCS) after serving for six years as Chairman of Transportation Design.
His professional automotive design experience includes working for the Ford Motor Company in England and Germany, designing vehicles for the company’s European product lines. He later moved to the international automotive design firm, Ogle Design in the UK, where he designed the famous Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket III motorcycles. He also designed for the British Motor Corporation’s Australian division.Comments (0)
A short film collaboration combining director Wes Anderson’s cult and quirky film making with iconic Italian Fashion label Prada, entitled, Castello Cavalcanti. A nostalgic American take on old italy including car races (and crashes), a Prada sponsored jumpsuit, spaghetti and la familia.Comments (0)
For those who’ve seen Ron Howard’s Rush and or are just fans of fast speeds and even faster women, enjoy this in depth look into the lives of James Hunt And Barry Sheene. Fueled by more than just octane, the two both had the adrenaline dreams of being world champion and the extravagant lifestyle that came with it.Comments (0)