Thu Jan 30 2014 16:03:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
‘Harley-Davidson Servicar with a hobby horse on the back for a 1950s American Legion parade.’
The Harley-Davidson Servi-Car was a three-wheeled utility motorcycle manufactured by Harley-Davidson from 1932 to 1973.
The Servi-Car was designed during the Great Depression when Harley-Davidson was desperate to expand its product base to increase sales. Targeted at the automotive service industry, the vehicle was designed to be towed behind a car to be delivered to a customer; when the car was delivered at its destination, the driver would unhitch the Servi-Car and ride back to the garage.
Thu Jan 30 2014 16:54:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
App developer and guy soon to be removed from Apple's holiday card list Steven Troughton-Smith published some screenshots and videos of a beta of Apple's 'iOS in the Car.' The videos suggest a tight integration between iDevices and future car's infotainment systems, yet don't show in-car iOS installation.
Wed Oct 09 2013 15:22:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Ron Burgundy is a Dodge Man through and through. And it's definitely not just because he's appearing in commercials for their products—including the Dodge Durango with an available HEMI V8 and other features.
Take charge of your summer travels, go, and stay anywhere in the 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy ($TBA). This rare Land Cruiser is based on the troop carrier edition, and features a Westfalia type pop-top camper, so it can sleep up to four people. A 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine powers four wheels through a four-speed transmission with a low-crawler first gear, making it an uncommon camper that can actually go off-road. Additional features include skinny mud tires, a worm-gear winch, an awning, an Alpine stereo, dual water tanks, a propane tank, and two fuel tanks.
Sun Mar 24 2013 14:34:16 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The very first Volvo car, the ÖV4 (later nicknamed Jakob) was built in 1927. Hot Rod maker Leif Tufvesson documented the original in detail before building his personal interpretation of the ÖV4, which became Hot Rod Jakob. The body of the classic vehicle has been built by hand from raw aluminium panels that were bent into their final shape using a hammer and English wheel, as it was done in the prototype workshop back in the 1920s. Leif Tufvesson has already won awards such as "Hot Rod of the Year" and "Most Innovative Car" in the U.S. After being unveiled at the Volvo Museum in Göteborg in February 2008, Hot Rod Jakob will be exhibited at the four Nordic winners of Volvo Best Partner 2007 before being presented at the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas in the USA in November this year.
Fri Jan 25 2013 18:08:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
This is a Volvo P-1800 re-imagined by Mattias Vöcks, who is an engineer at Koenigsegg. Powering the beast is a 4.4-liter V8 borrowed from a Volvo XC90 SUV that's been force-fed by a turbocharger and routes its 600 horses through a six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels.