Thursday, May 31, 2012

Radial Hell by West Coast Choppers

2006 Custom Motorcycle "Radial Hell" by Jesse James' West Coast Choppers
7 cylinder radial engine of an aircraft, 2800cc, 110hp

Jay Leno's Tank Car - More than "millecavalli"

1500 hp

"I have no idea what the top speed is for this thing. We ran it at the General Motors proving grounds and hit 145 mph."

Its wheelbase is more than 15 ft. The engine is a 30-liter V12 — each of those 12 cylinders is bigger than a four-cylinder Toyota engine — and it had between 800 and 900 hp.

Bosch electronic fuel-injection control unit based on the company's MS 2.9 system for Formula One race cars. The custom-built rig was the only one that could deliver enough fuel.

two serious 91mm magnesium Garrett turbochargers — the same ones found on 2002 Toyota Champ car racers.
beautiful new intake manifold with special runners that look like the ones on an old 2.9 Alfa.
fabricated metal caps that take any sort of modern look out of the engine.


Eddie Griffin crashes his Ferrari Enzo

Is it good enough to say “Sorry” or “My Bad” if you wreck your friends $1.5 million dollar car?

That is what Eddie Griffin did. The comedian was practicing for a charity race to promote his upcoming film, “Redline,” when he drove too fast around a curve.

The vehicle was on loan from the producer of the film who had a vast collection of exotic cars. Oh and there were only 400 Enzo’s produced from 2002-2004

Eddie Said “Undercover Brother’s good at karate and all the rest of that, but the brother can’t drive.” You can see the video here.

The owner of the car, Daniel Sadek, was much better than I would have been about it. He said “I went to my trailer for about 15 minutes and I thought, there’s people dying every day. A lot of worse things are happening in the world.”

That may be true, but I lost it the other day when the lady at the grocery store opened her door too wide and bumped my ride.

Flake & Flames - Kustom Kulture Documentary Film

Flake & Flames
The Kustom Kulture Adventure

by Dirk Behlau & Jesper Bram

“The world famous Kool Lifestyle Photographer Dirk “The Pixeleye” Behlau and the acclaimed Pinstriper and Artist, Jesper Bram join forces on an astonishing adventure to make a feature length documentary Film about the Kustom Kulture movement around the globe.”

Dirk and Jesper spent a year going from California through Europe in search of the coolest Kustom Kulture people and events on the planet. Picking the brains of living legends, up and coming artists and builders within the culture.

The guys seek out some of the hottest Kustom Kulture spots and get some of the worlds best car and motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, pinstripers, custom painters and pin-up models to share their tricks and experience.

Sexy Car Wash

1939 Indian Chief Bobber

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

First Man On The Moon: Neil Armstrong’s 1967 Corvette

This 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 coupe was once owned by astronaut and first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong. Back in the day Corvettes were offered to US astronauts by Jim Rathman Chevrolet in Melbourne, Florida. The program provided Corvettes to astronauts who would keep them for a year and then turn them in for a new one after their year was up. Not a bad deal! This Corvette was delivered to Armstrong on December 15, 1966. Once his year was over the car was then purchased by a NASA employee, who stopped driving it in 1981, stored it in a "climate controlled environment" and then sold it to the current owner just a couple months ago. The car is currently up for auction on eBay.

Bidding is currently up to $249,990. Rust, dust and all. We're guessing the current owner didn't throw down this kinda cash to tow it out of the previous owners garage.

Ducati goes naked with Elizabeth Raab's photography

Celebrity Cars - Billy Gibbons "Mexican Blackbird"

Billy Gibbons' 1958 Ford Thunderbird
"Mexican Blackbird"
by Pete Chapouris, SO-CAL Speed Shop Pomona, California

Celebrity Cars - Sylvester Stallone & Hot Rod 1945

Sylvester Stallone goes for a drive in this old beauty around Beverly Hills.

Celebrity Cars - Sharon Stone & 1972 Ford LTD

Sharon Stone is donating her 1972 Ford LTD Convertible to charity. The proceeds go to a great cause – The Brent Shapiro Foundation – which raises awareness and attempts to prevent alcohol and drug dependence.

This car is a classic! Looks like it is right off of the set of Casino. Love the white top that matches with the white interior and the white wall tires.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Once Upon Time in Italy - Millemiglia on Millecavalli

1937 Bmw on Millemiglia _ Italy

he Mille Miglia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmille ˈmiʎʎa], Thousand Miles) was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen before the war, eleven from 1947).

Like the older Targa Florio and later the Carrera Panamericana, the MM made Gran Turismo (Grand Touring) sports cars like Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche famous.Contents

Car numbering

Unlike modern day rallying where cars are released at one minute intervals with the larger professional class cars going before the slower cars, in the Mille Miglia the smaller displacement slower cars started first. This made organisation simpler as marshalls did not have to be on duty for as long a period and it minimised the period that roads had to be closed. Since 1949 cars were assigned numbers according to their start time. For example, the 1955 Moss/Jenkinson car, 722, left Brescia at 7:22 a.m., while the first cars had started at 9 p.m. the previous day. In the early days of the race even winners needed 16 hours or more, so most competitors had to start before midnight and arrived after dusk - if at all.

From 1927 to 1957, the race took the lives of a total of 56 people

Ford 1933 Electric Hot Rod by AMP=D

Electric Hot Rod with a '33 Ford Coupe body by Factory Five on a custom made strenghtened chassis, and powered by UQM Technologies PowerPhase modified engine, with over 660 lb/ft torque and 225 kW, first showed at the SEMA Show 2009.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fiat 500 Topolino Hot Rod

Recovered Project - Bmw Dbbp Bobber

The original millecavalli's post:

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2007 Ducati Sport GT 1000 Matte Black by Luigi Grisoli

- Alpina tubless wheels
- matte black  finish with original Ducati decals
- Brembo Oro calipers with 4 pistons
- Showa fork of a Monster S4
- chrome Lucas 7" headlight with black aluminium LSL supports
- hand-made turn signals aluminium supports by owner
- Arizona front and rear turn signals
- Ducati Saarland fiberglass seat with kangaroo leather
- owner's choice no. 59 decals
- hand-made instruments and gauges support by owner
- Termignoni silencer kit with ECU and K&N air filter
- rear fender with plate holder by Ducati Saarland
- rear/stop light by Ducati Saarland
- exhaust pipe wraps
- Rizoma timing belt cover
- modified motor oil valve and airbox
- STM hole caps
- Ariete grips matching with seat leather
- aluminium sprocket cover
- aluminium chain guard

Made in Italy by Luigi Grisoli 2006

Harley-Davidson motorcycle swept away by Japan tsunami to be preserved in museum

A Japanese man’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle that washed up on the shores of western Canada more than a year after it was swept away by the devastating tsunami will be preserved in a Harley museum in the U.S.

The 2004 FXSTB Softail Night Train motorcycle will be permanently housed in the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wis., as a memorial to the victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which swamped several coastal towns in northeastern Japan and left more than 15,000 people dead.

“It is truly amazing that my Harley-Davidson motorcycle was recovered in Canada after drifting for more than a year,” said the bike’s owner, Ikuo Yokoyama, in a press release issued Friday by Deeley Harley-Davidson, the Canadian distributor of Harleys. “I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt appreciation to Peter Mark, the finder of my motorcycle. Due to circumstances caused by the disaster, I have been so far unable to visit him in Canada to convey my gratitude.”

Mark found the motorcycle, still bearing its Japanese license plate, while driving his ATV on an isolated beach on Graham Island on the west coast of British Columbia on April 18. The bike, along with several other items, was inside a rusted cargo van container that apparently drifted more than 4,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean.

“You just never know what you’re going to stumble upon when you go for a drive, and lo and behold you just come across something that’s out of this world,” Mark told CBC at the time.

The motorcycle was eventually traced to the 29-year-old Yokoyama.

The tsunami destroyed Yokoyama’s home in Miyagi prefecture and also claimed the lives of three family members, according to Japanese media reports. Yokoyama currently lives in temporary housing in Miyagi prefecture.

He said the motorcycle was being kept in a storage container behind his house when the tsunami struck.
Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada

The Harley will soon be transported to the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
Harley-Davidson offered to return the rust-encrusted bike to him and to restore it to running condition but Yokoyama respectfully declined, the company said.

“Since the motorcycle was recovered, I have discussed with many people about what to do with it. I would be delighted if it could be preserved in its current condition and exhibited to the many visitors to the Harley Davidson Museum as a memorial to a tragedy that claimed thousands of lives,” Yokoyama was quoted as saying in Friday’s press release.

Harley-Davidson has offered to fly him to visit the museum and meet Marks, the Canadian who retrieved the bike. Yokoyama said he would like to do so “when things have calmed down.”

“My heart really goes out to Ikuo Yokoyama and all the survivors of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami for everything that was taken from them. I cannot even begin to comprehend the loss of family, friends, and community,” Mark was quoted by Harley-Davidson as saying. “I think it is fitting that the Harley, which was swept across the Pacific Ocean by the tsunami, will end up in the Harley-Davidson Museum as a memorial to that tragic event. It has an interesting and powerful story to convey preserved in its current state.”

The motorcycle has since been transferred to a Harley dealership in Vancouver. Plans for its transportation to the Harley museum are being developed.