4 Oct
Honda CRF450X gets AWD... is it the future of off-road racing?

Based on one of the top dirt bikes on the market, the Honda CRF450X, is a brand new modified 2-wheeler that shares power to both wheels. Utilizing a chain and shaft-driven system, Philadelphia engineer Steve Christini has developed a mechanical AWD that delivers power to the front wheel, a crucial handling advancement achieved with very […]


15 Sep
Pulling one of the most beloved off-roaders into the 21st Century

The most iconic Land Rover of all time, the spare bones Defender, is getting a modernized resurrection via two new concepts: the DC100 and DC100 Sport. Unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show (where else this week, really) these two concepts aren’t just whimsical blog fodder, they’re actually intended for eventual production heading into 2015. The […]


8 Sep
Music festivals, a brewery-based economy and car test-driving...

We’re gonna be in Portland this weekend at the launch of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster at the boutique Jupiter Hotel, and the crew at Hyundai have quite a full 12-course meal of activities in front of us. It’s gonna be a doozy, but we’ll throw up a gallery of the weekend as it goes down. […]


27 May
Black Diamond Advanced Technology wearable computer system

The Modular Tactical System (MTS) system has officially been released for commercial use by military computer supplier Black Diamond Advanced Technology. Components of the MTS system are integrated into different parts of the soldier’s vest equipment so mobility isn’t compromised. The lightweight, rugged and wearable computing and communications kit is designed to make the transition […]


19 May
3 iterations of Kenny Hauk's off-road modification Midas touch

Kenny Hauk of Pennsylvania-based Hauk Designs puts his off-road modification Midas touch on the already classic Jeep Wrangler to create three purpose-built beasts: the Dune Raider, River Raider and Rock Raider. Each Hauk Raider is custom manufactured to personalized customer specifications, creating unstoppable off-road vehicles modified for the specific terrain you want to conquer: the […]


31 Jan
Show off to everyone what a well-cultured dickhead you are

What’s the point of globetrotting the world if you can’t show off to all those home-bound cubicle monkeys just how well traveled you are? Sure their lives are an empty conveyor belt of soul-crushing habit, while you get to spend your life traipsing around the globe like a pop star — but if you can’t […]


2 Dec
Land Rover's Defender SVX gets a boating makeover

German aftermarket giant Brabus has their Danish subsidiary Startech line give a complete cosmetic makeover to Land Rover’s iconic Defender SVX off-road champion. It’s cosmetic because there are no modifications done to the engine or performance, simply some alterations to make it match its Land Rover Defender 90 Yachting Edition moniker. This isn’t the first […]


7 Oct
Swedish designer Göran Kling unveils his jewelry line, Replica

Swedish designer Göran Kling has just launched his first commercial line of men’s jewelry, Replica. We’ve all seen countless watches inspired by classic pieces, but for the first time someone has turned the creative table — Göran’s bracelets are not only inspired by watches, but they’re inspired by knock-off watches. As Göran explicitly describes, his […]