Houston, Texas-based modifiers of obscene horsepower, Hennessey, fill their corporate coffers supercharging Corvette and Cadillac engines to the point of absurdity. But they are best known for their Bugatti-killing Venom hypercar. Hennessey and Bugatti, in fact, have gone back to the lab many times in the past 10 years to squeeze out a bit more power [...]


6 May
The world's only toy rendition of the godfather of the living dead

Mondo (the gallery/shop based in Austin, TX dedicated to posters, prints and nerd-worshipping tchotchkes like this) have joined up with Retroband Toys to put out the first-ever limited-edition action figure of the overlord of zombie films, George Romero. By no coincidence, the figure was created in time with the Texas Frightmare Weekend‘s screening of Dawn of the Dead this past weekend, [...]


Artist Mike Mitchell, known for the portrait-like quality he gives to the subjects of his work, has applied this dignified aesthetic to 60 heroes and villains of Marvel Comics. The result is to have transformed the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas into something more along the lines of a Marvel Universe Pantheon — representing everyone from icons like the [...]


If your perception of Texas is that it’s just a big state full of big trucks, perhaps you could use some clarification. Texas Quail Hunting, a 296-page photo collection by A. Lokey, makes it pretty damned clear that Texas is actually a big beautiful state, and some of those big trucks happen to be highly souped-up quail-hunting rigs [...]


Dam-Funk and Bleep Labs collude to create the Dam Drum 2.0, a handheld drum machine and sequencer. Who better to bring about such a handy rhythmical machine than LA’s own “Ambassador of Boogie Funk”, producer Dam- Funk? With the help of Stone Throws Records, he brings the world of drum beats right to your doorstep, [...]


Last night the 2012 FIA Formula 1 Championship Series came to an official close with the FIA Prize-Giving Gala in Istanbul, where the F1 Champions were presented their hard-earned trophies. While much of the world watched enthralled as the season’s drama played out, America was only rekindling its love affair with the second most popular [...]


20 Jul
You won't see these on Pawn Stars......

When the young and infamous criminal/lover duo were gunned down on May 23rd 1934, they left behind two very valuable pieces: Clyde’s Colt .45 1911 Government Model semi-automatic pistol (bottom) and Bonnie’s Colt Detective Special .38 revolver (top). They’re the first weapons to be found that are not only directly, but intimately related to the [...]


1 Dec
America's Great Muscle Car takes its top off for 2013

Last year we posted the Hennessey Venom GT when it was first unveiled, hailing it as the Resurrector of the Great American Muscle Car. Its engine based on a Corvette ZR1′s 6.2 liter V8, the LS9 is modified to various degrees (including the addition of twin turbochargers) to produce up to 1,200 horsepower. Bonkers. That’s [...]

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