Category Archives: OTHERS

Other autos covers everything that doesn’t fall into the mainstream categories and may include rides such as powered skateboards.

this skatescooter takes on the street and the snow

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(photos: Hammacher) The Street and Snow Scooter | US$99.95 | www.hammacher.com

winter is almost here. so the fun kicking Skatescooter is likely to retire into your garage’s storeroom until Spring comes around but not if you have the Street and Snow Scooter. as the name suggest, this ‘convertible’ skatescooter is totally at home on the pavement and in the snow. it comes with a kit that swap the pair of polyurethane in-line skate wheels with two HDPE mini skis, allowing you to hit your neighborhood snow slopes for some great skatescooting ski fun. as a rolling two-wheeler, it has a rear-wheel fender brake and in its ski-mode, it has a rears-ski fork brake for the necessary stopping power when sliding on the snow. thus you can be sure that you won’t go crashing into your neighbor’s home. Continue reading this skatescooter takes on the street and the snow

witness the World’s Fastest Couch in action

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(image: screenshot from YouTube video)

when it comes to furniture, the words ‘World’s Fastest’ hardly come into play, except if your furniture – a couch, in this instant – has an internal combustion engine under the hood, or should i say, under the seat. that’s truly one hot seat that would require you to don a full racing suit, racing shoes, and of course, a helmet when piloting it. especially so when it could hit 101 mph (163.12 km/h). this world record holder for the world’s fastest couch comes complete with a table (and a bowl of fruits to boot), not because of complimenting sake but rather, a necessity to improve its aerodynamic performance. this is one furniture that should compliment Perry Watkins’ world’s fastest dinning table and also betters Chris McIntosh’s leisure motorized recliner chair. Continue reading witness the World’s Fastest Couch in action

Panzer Soundtank set to rock your neighborhood [video]

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(photos: Nik Nowak) Panzer Soundtank Concept | US$na | www.niknowak.de

this gotta be yet another vehicle that we wish we had. what you see here is the Panzer Soundtank and as the name suggest, it is a tank complete with tracks but instead of big gun, it has monstrous sound system for weapon. i don’t know what to make of a sound system and military combo, but it does look pretty cool. interestingly, it don’t just blast out tunes, it comes loaded with the necessary DJ-ing gear to let you rock the house down anywhere and when someone tries to stop your DJ domination, you can simply mow them down. sweet. we will take two. Continue reading Panzer Soundtank set to rock your neighborhood

1923 Ford Model T “White Garage” Snowmobile

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(image: RM Auctions) 1923 Ford Model T “White Garage” Snowmobile | US$auction | www.rmauctions.com

ok, maybe this isn’t the first snowmobile in the world but it could count as one of the first to be converted from a commercially available popular vehicle. the man behind the conversion was inventor Virgil D. White who designed this patented snowmobile conversion kit for Ford Model T which was sold for $400 (or $750 for the complete vehicle) during its time. first marketed in 1923, it only managed a sales of just 75 units but sales soared quickly when many saw this vehicle in action. this particular example here is one of the first 75 units sold and it will be heading to the Hershey sales this October with an expected price of between $40,000 to $60,000. Continue reading 1923 Ford Model T “White Garage” Snowmobile

OutRun: 80’s Arcade Game goes on the real world road

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remember the 80’s arcade game, Out Run? well, it has make its comeback, albeit not commercially, to our today’s world. however, evolution has it that it now takes on a real drivable car. simply put, it is an arcade driving game on wheels. developed by researchers from University of California Irvine’s Information and Computer Sciences department, the OutRun arcade car is built on a golf cart and has a couple of cameras mounted up front to capture the forward view, while custom software translates the view into an augmented reality view for the driver. Continue reading OutRun: 80’s Arcade Game goes on the real world road

Pennwick Custom Golf Carts – mini ride of luxury

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Pennwick Custom Golf Cart | from US$15,500.00 | www.pennwick.com

if you live on an unusually huge estate, then you probably would want something to save your legs the aches. a car would be nice but too big to be practical, so why not grab yourself a custom golf cart that look like your real road-going Ferrari F5? yes? perhaps the folks over at the Pennwick Custom Golf Carts will be able to assist you. currently, there are five different styles available for your choosing: Ferrari F5-inspired Sports Car, Bentley-inspired Brooklyn, 30’s Roadster-inspired Smoothster, 50’s truck-style golf cart, and a Rolls Royce-inspired Shadow. Continue reading Pennwick Custom Golf Carts – mini ride of luxury

Miya Ando dressed steel skateboard with 24k gold leaf

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(credit: Miya Ando) Miya Ando Steel Skateboard with 24k gold leaf | about $5,000.00 | miyaando.com

nobody would actually skate with a gold leaf covered skateboard, much less a steel one but that doesn’t stop artist Miya Ando from creating this beautiful steel skateboard with 24k gold leaf covering its underside. yes, it is the side where we board grinds. ouch. obviously, this is more of a work of art, a steel sculpture if you like, then a real usable skateboard but no one’s stopping you from using it if you think the price tag of about $5,000 is small money. on a second thought, i think it would be too heavy to do any real tricks but it would certainly look cool on a nice display stand – preferably with acrylic rod as the stand so that both the industrial look steel surface and the gold leaf can be seen in its full glory. Continue reading Miya Ando dressed steel skateboard with 24k gold leaf

Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping [video]

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(credit: via Make)

what’s two wheels and you sit inside (and between the two wheels) as a rider? it’s called the Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping (EDWARD). Diwheels aren’t new but this is the first purely electric version which includes a host of electronics and controls to keep it drivable up to 40 km/h. check out a 5 minute plus video after the break but some words of warning before you proceed with the video: some part of the video can be rather nausea-inducing, so watch with caution. don’t laugh, it’s true. Continue reading Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping

Smart Fortwo converted into a tank complete with camouflage

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(credit: via LOL SNAPS)

what you see here is a Smart Fortwo converted into a tank complete with almost everything you can find on tank and finally finished with a cool camouflage paint job. i stumbled upon this while surfing the net and Google it for further information but as it turns out, this was blogged a few times over sometime third quarter of last year. nevertheless, i am sure there are those like me who missed it, so here it is: the Smart Fortwo tank, again. Continue reading Smart Fortwo converted into a tank complete with camouflage

concept Trakrok is a mash between an ATV and a snowmobile

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(credit: Alexei Mikhailov)

Alexei Mikhailov‘s concept All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), dubbed the TrakRok is everything but conventional. its lean, muscular design looks like a creature that is ready to tear the mud or snow terrain at a moment’s notice. i can’t decide if its a quad bike or is it a snowmobile which makes it a perfect machine by concept cos’ it probably has the best of both worlds. instead of a pair of rear wheels, it has an independent track, much like a snowmobile. Continue reading concept Trakrok is a mash between an ATV and a snowmobile