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Dodge’s performance arm, SRT, transplants the supercharged iron block HEMI V8 from this summer’s ludicrous 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat — the most powerful and fastest American muscle car ever built — and shoehorns it into their four-door full-size sedan. Let the madness begin. There is no greater luxury than power. And because of this simple metric, […]


The chopper is the one special breed of bike that has come to best embody the legend of freedom on the road that is everything Americana, from Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper’s Easyrider to Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels. In the 288 pages of Gestalten’s hardcover, Chopper: the Real Story traces chopper history back to the early customized bikes at the turn of the 19th century […]


Deus ex Machina, the bike and bike-stuff makers who brought us the likes of the Pegasus and the Gicleur know that you need a good pair of gloves for gripping onto your bike. The entire line of gloves are handcrafted in Japan and made from 100% Napa cowhide leather. Choose from three styles, the black straightforward Gripping Glove (below), […]


With bold marketing claims of being “more than just a new bike: it’s a whole new world,” the Ducati Scrambler is staging a major comeback. Not just a kitschy plea to your nostalgia, the Scrambler means to pick up as if it had never left off, aiming to be a motorcycle as contemporary as it is classic. The headlamp […]


7 Oct
A custom bike formed from a Buell x1 Lightning

The Sartorie Meccaniche manifesto is founded in contemporary simplicity, as they explain: “We try to fuse elegance and sportivness, inspired by the old glory days with a hint of contemporary design.” The minimalist approach to motorcycle building in this instance translates into the Belva, a new powerful but very tasteful two-wheeler. Built from the foundation of a […]


Motoart airplane-inspired furniture will get your living room ready for lift off, or equip your office to fly the friendly skies of unique design. Built using parts of planes throughout aviation history, the Motoart group has been crafting custom furniture for well over a decade. With a showroom that features everything from a Gulfstream wing bar to the Boeing […]


23 Sep
Unveiling an ambitious plan for the top end of its luxury line-up

During our visit to Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last month, our hosts at Infiniti teased us between dinner courses with an enigmatic poster board. The image was of a spot-lit automotive grill, nothing else — the equivalent of showing a flexed bicep to tease the next Dwayne Johnson shoot ‘em up. It revealed absolutely nothing, […]


22 Sep
Latest custom bike from the House of Simple Pleasures

Aussie-via-Venice Beach makers of custom motorcycles and surfboards Deux Ex Machina have unveiled their Pegasus — an impressive wheeled steed inspired by a customer’s 1969 Camaro and CBR1000 Fireblades. Decked out with quasi-neon red rims on an otherwise black frame, the Pegasus uses a customized Yamaha SR400 tank, its gasses moving through two-in-one style headers. Similar a […]

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