Eric J. Dombrowski

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Review: 'Rogue One' is the most original modern 'Star Wars' movie — and one of the most thrilling

It's a sign that you're headed into a story different from the rest (well, as different as Disney will allow), and that's exactly what "Rogue One" is. The first-ever standalone "Star Wars" movie, its originality is apparent from the start and continues throughout its two-hour-plus running time.<p>But …

Four-time champ to drive new Fiesta WRC car

We’ve only just met the new Ford Fiesta, and now there’s a motorsport version.<p>The work of M-Sport, the Ford Fiesta WRC fully takes advantage of world …

For $19,000, This 1984 VW Vanagon Asks, Have You Driven A Ford Lately?

Let’s get one thing out of the way up front, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Vanagon is NOT a Syncro, even though it looks like one. It is lifted, …

This European Car Shop in Upstate New York Proves the Old-School Still Exists

Who needs computers and electrics when your own two hands will work just fine?<p>Nowadays, most car shops are full of professionally taught technicians and computer-filled econo-boxes. There was a time, though, when mechanics needed to be skilled in the art of hands-on labor, without the help of any …

Video: A Simple Visual Explanation of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO

If you need a simple, straight-forward explanation of how the digital camera captures photos, look no further. This creative little animation by …

Cameras

Atlanta Panda Twins Celebrate 100 Days With New Names

Future looks bright for Lun Lun's happy, healthy daughters.<p>A lucky 100 days has passed since the birth of twin pandas at Atlanta’s zoo, so they’ve been officially named.<p>In a ceremony Monday, Cub A and Cub B became Ya Lun and Xi Lun. They’re daughters of resident Lun Lun, a giant panda that has …

Giant Pandas

Add Impact and Drama to Your Landscape Photos with These Easy Composition Techniques (VIDEO)

Marcus McAdam is a professional landscape photographer from one of the world’s most picturesque locations—Scotland’s Isle of Skye, which offers …

5 Tips To Enhance Your Landscape Photography Skills

What makes the difference between a snapper and a landscape photographer? Here are some tips to bring out the best of your landscape photos.<p>#1 Get up …

Miniature Paper Architecture That Moves by Charles Young

In his spare time, Edinburgh-based Charles Young creates these miniature paper scenes that move. With a Bachelors and a Masters in Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art, he studied the way buildings are constructed for six years. Though he's been using different materials and techniques to …

Miniature

The First Motor Vehicle To Cross America May Have Been Found Again

In 1902, George A. Wyman went through hell crossing the continent on a California motorcycle.<p>In 1903, at 2:30 in the afternoon of May 16, bicycle racer George A. Wyman left Lotta's Fountain in San Francisco atop a California Motor Company motor-bicycle. Nearly two months later, he arrived in New …

Intricate Illustrations of Star Wars Spacecraft Cutouts Reveal Their Inner Mechanics

Hans Jenssen has been working as a technical illustrator for decades, and it shows. With painstaking detail and accuracy, he creates cutaway paintings that expose the interior structures of complex vehicles and buildings, down to every last tiny piece of machinery.<p>Jenssen is best known for his <i>Star</i> …

Darth Vader

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Maxed Out: Yamaha’s Yard Built VMAX custom

The mighty V-Max is thirty years old this year. And it’s still making the news—for both the right and the wrong reasons.<p>Its creator, Kenji Ekuan of GK Design, died a few days ago. Ekuan isn’t as well known as European designers such as Massimo Tamburini or Miguel Galluzzi, but he should be. His …

Motorcycles

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Modern Muscle: Victory Gunner by Tattoo Projects

At just eighteen years old, Victory Motorcycles is one of the youngest marques on the planet. And their current cruiser range has a distinctly modern aesthetic—a hard sell for potential owners looking for the American heritage vibe.<p>Rudy Banny is the founder of Tattoo Projects, the ad agency that …

Guerilla Four: An XJR 1300 from Rough Crafts

Yamaha’s XJR 1300 is proof that, once in a while, major manufacturers pay attention. And get it right. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the iconic street bruiser was re-released this year with a refreshed look and a layout that encourages customization—thanks to the prolific Yard Built program.<p>…

2016 Moto Guzzis: One You Saw Coming, And One Awesome Surprise

Moto Guzzi adds a touch of weird sophistication to every bike they make. It starts with that motor placement, and the individuality just seeps …

EICMA 2015: First Look at 2016 Moto Guzzis

<b>Moto Guzzi</b> joins the list of European brands that are hitting 2016 with fresh new models. An update to the V7 that was announced last year will be in …

Motorcycles

Elegance in Motion: The 1962 BMW R60/2 - Classic German Motorcycles

<b>1962 BMW R60/2</b><b><br>Claimed power:</b> 30hp @ 5,800rpm<b><br>Top speed:</b> 90mph (est.)<b><br>Engine:</b> 594cc air-cooled OHV horizontally opposed twin, 72mm x 73mm bore and …

Motorcycles

Bavarian Fistfighter: Rough Crafts’ Hard-Hitting BMW

It’s not uncommon for a custom builder to develop a signature style over time. And Taiwan’s Rough Crafts is a prime example. Front man Winston Yeh’s trademark look is unmistakable.<p>But what happens when you take this tried and tested approach, and add a touch of heritage? This brutal R nineT custom …

I’ll Be Blown: This BMW R100 is packing a Porsche turbo

There’s always been a small but vocal clique of motorcyclists who want nothing but absolute power and speed. So why haven’t we seen more turbocharged customs?<p>All four Japanese makers dabbled with turbo motorcycles in the early 1980s, but custom builders have remained shy. In the US, notable …

Ducati Shows Custom Scramblers at Verona Motor Bike Expo

When the Volkswagen Group’s Ducati unit announced the Scrambler in late 2014, the motorcycling populace went bonkers. The naked Monsters had become more monstrous and less entry-level. The sportbikes had become ludicrously fast machines. The Hypermotard and Multistrada cost real dollars, and the …

Has PopBang Delivered The Best-Looking CX500 Yet?

The turnaround in the reputation of the Honda CX500 is quite remarkable. Despite its unsavory nicknames, the water-cooled V-twin is now in serious demand by customizers—three decades since production ended.<p>It’s not an easy bike to modify. The tank sits awkwardly on the frame, higher at the front …

‘85 BMW K100 – H Garage

The relationship between client and creator is always a tricky one. Just ask any designer; their customers always want a game-changing creation for …

Motorcycles

Red Rooster: Playing Chicken with the Kawasaki Kz1000

As vintage big fours go, the Kawasaki Kz1000 is as mythical as they come. It’s hailed as one of the granddaddies of the modern superbike; the fastest production motorcycle of its era, with a racing pedigree bar none.<p>This low-slung Kz1000 was a mere shell of its former self, when Rok and Luka of …

Venier Customs '87 Moto Guzzi V35 C - “Diabola”

As if the gods are screwing with us, the post immediately after the world’s greatest Firestone Squigglies poll turns out to be a bike that looks so …

Down & Out Street Twin Scrambler

Triumph Motorcycles took the covers off a stunning custom Street Twin at Bike Shed Paris 2016, being held at Les Docks Cite de la Mode et du Design …

Motorcycles