George J. Tapia

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Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC 6.0 AMG Is A Box-Flared Bad@ss From The 80s

This gorgeous 1991 Mercedes 560SEC 6.0 AMG is an unmolested relic from an era when AMG was independent and a truly rare opportunity for someone to …

‘MasterPeace’ ‘66 Triumph TR6 – Heiwa Motorcycles

Kengo Kimura fronts up Heiwa Motorcycles, a workshop established in Hiroshima in 2005. They specialise in some of the most beautiful chopped, bobbed …

Motorcycles

Black Beauty: NCT’s wild custom BMW R100

There’s a time for building practical, sensible bikes—and there’s a time for hanging loose. Like when you’re working on a shop bike, with no client or brief in sight.<p>You’re looking at National Custom Tech‘s latest in-house project—a BMW R100 RT dubbed Black Stallion #28. Like any good showpiece, …

Motorcycles

Rough Crafts x MV Agusta: Ballistic Trident

It takes a very, very brave builder to tackle an MV Agusta. The slogan of the Varese company is ‘Motorcycle Art,’ and for once, the advertising is true.<p>But Winston Yeh didn’t baulk when he got a call from MV Agusta’s people in Taiwan. A gleaming new Brutale 800 RR was soon delivered to his workshop …

Motorcycles

Container home by Ecosa Institute

West elevation<p>Concept drawing for house<p>Back studio deck<p>Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo<p><b>Ideabooks: 2</b><p>Kitchen entrance<p>Kitchen deck in Flagstaff winter.<p>…

Flying Tiger Motorcycles BMW R75/5

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• BMW<br>• Bobber<br>• Motorcycles<p>The BMW R75/5 was the top of the line member of the /5 family, with the smaller-engined …

These 5 crazy-fast electric cars are giving supercars a run for their money

Electric cars are pushing the envelope on their need for speed.<p>Several startups aiming to break into the electric car space are looking to put their names on the map by building absurdly fast supercars. But it's not just startups — even big names like Mercedes-Benz are showing off electric cars …

Electric Vehicles

This No-Reserve Auction Offered 434 Cars Seized From an Italian Criminal

The "2000 Wheels" auction featured incredibly rare Ferraris, Maseratis, Jaguars and more, all bought with fraud money and seized by the Italian government.<p>RM Sotheby's staged "the largest automotive-themed private collection sale ever" in Europe during the Milano AutoClassica, and there's a lot to …

Classic Cars

Raccia Motorcycles Kawasaki W1 Twin Custom Motorcycle

Expressionist artist Edvard Munch, who painted 1893’s haunting “The Scream,” went so mad during his career that he nearly lost his soul. A heavy …

Soothe the Savage: Herencia’s Upgraded Honda CBX

Ah, the late 70s: a time when ‘superbikes’ were naked brutes, and more cylinders were the order of the day. And the Honda CBX is the poster child for that era.<p>Powered by a 1047cc inline six, the CBX punched out 105bhp. It was an insane figure back then, and still respectable by today’s standards. …

Motorcycles

House Zilvar / ASGK Design

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house called Zilvar, is located on the outskirts of a small village in Eastern Bohemia, surrounded …

Architecture

Meet The World's Fastest Electric Car

NextEV's 1360 horsepower NIO EP9 electric supercar went around the Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 5 seconds, beating the former EV record by a whopping 17 seconds.<p>Are you ready for a huge number rollercoaster? Because having as many horses as a Koenigsegg One:1 paired with instant torque delivery is …

S14-Powered 1974 BMW 2002

This 1974 BMW 2002 has been cosmetically refreshed and modified with several thoughtful upgrades over the last three and a half years. The seller …

A Fabulous Forest Home To Spend Your Golden Years In

After living on a farm for decades, this retiree was ready to move into town to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Located on a Spokane, WA …

This Blacked Out BMW K100 Scrambler Will Steal Your Soul

It certainly took so doing for the team over at Titan Motorcycles to convince an avid Harley Davidson rider to give a BMW motorcycle a try. In fact, …

This Ferrari 250 GTO Could Become the Most Expensive Car Ever Sold

Its current asking price is a ridiculous $56 million.<p>Back in 2014, a red Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a mind-boggling $38.1 million, beating expectations by more than $8 million. Then, in February of this year, a Ferrari 335 Sport sold for $35.7 million. But neither one of those cars was remotely close …

Sports Cars

The Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Aero Concept Is The Cafe Racer Of Our Dreams

<b>Husqvarna</b> unveiled a concept bike alongside finally rolling out production models for the <b>401 Vitpilen and 401 Svartpilen</b> at the EICMA show in Milan, …

Motorcycles

These UFO-Like Houseboats Floating On The Ocean's Surface Are Designed To Be Unsinkable

A boating startup, Jet Capsule, has begun working on a prototype for Unidentified Floating Homes, futuristic houseboats that look like UFOs.<p>The …

Ducati's new 215-hp, carbon crotch rocket is lighter than its World Superbike racer

It's funny – there are really very few analogs for the Lamborghinis, McLarens and Ferraris of the world in the motorcycle scene. The top-of-the-line …

Motorcycles

2016 BMW M2 By Lightweight - 690 Pound-Feet, 185MPH!

<i>„LW M2“ by LIGHTWEIGHT</i> <i><br>Photos: Jordi Miranda</i><p><i>LIGHTWEIGHT in Mittenaar is deeply committed to the slogan „Innovations are generated from passion rather</i> …

Motorcycles

Is this flawed 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL worth the risk?

One of the icon’s in BMW’s motorsport history is the BMW 3.0 CSL. Known mostly for its victory at Sebring in 1975, the BMW 3.0 CSL was one of the …

Selling

Singer Unveils Two Stunning New ’70s-Inspired Porsche 911s

Purveyors of the finest, restored Porsches, Singer is back with two stunning new 911s to add to its portfolio. First up is the suitably …

‘Glober’ BMW R100 GS – ER Motorcycles

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is not a technical instruction book but the tale of a journey punctuated with philosophical insights. The …

Motorcycles

The Honda NSX-GT Is the Pinnacle Of Evil

Built for Japan's top-level sports car racing series, this NSX ditches the hybrid drivetrain for rear-drive and 600 horsepower.<p>Long before the Acura NSX could prove that it was worthy of <i>Road & Track's</i> Performance Car of the Year Award, Honda turned it into both a rear-wheel drive GT3 racer and a …

Sports Cars

Martis Dunsmuir House

The Martis-Dunsmuir House is a spectacular residence located near Lake Tahoe, California. Developed by Sagemodern, the rustic contemporary home is …

'70s bunker-like house is actually a dream

Under ground but not underground<p>If you’re not quite ready to burrow all the way down into the ground in preparation for whatever may ensue in our volatile world in the coming days, weeks, and months, then consider the appeal of this under-ground but not-underground home in McLean, Virginia.<p>Designed …

Fisker's Self Driving EMotion Electric Vehicle Looks To Take Down Tesla

Fisker EMotion<p>Posted in Rides<p>What happens when you get the guy responsible for designing cars like the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, BMW Z8, and the Aston …

Aston Martin

Ringbrothers Turn a Brand-New Cadillac ATS-V Into a Gorgeous '48 Coupe

Said another way, this is a '48 Cadillac with a 464-hp twin-turbo V6, ABS, traction control, Track Mode, and a touchscreen dashboard.<p>Usually, you'd call a custom car that combines the best of old- and new-school a restomod, but that term doesn't begin to encompass the latest Ringbrothers creation. …

Automotive Design

Objects of Intrigue: The Curta Calculator

<b>THE CURTA CALCULATOR</b><i><br>The pocket sized hand calculator that saved an engineer’s life</i> <br>Made in Lichtenstein, ca. 1960<b><br>Computer History Museum</b>, Mountain …

Coachbuilt Speedback GT flashes some patriotism

Over the past 2.5 years, the Speedback GT has been quite busy logging miles and building a resume of major international auto event appearances that …