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Waiting and Watching for the Velvet to Shed

Welcome back to all who have been following this blog, and to new readers.<p>I began scouting the area surrounding my home as soon as deer season ended …

Hans Muth and the Suzuki Bandit FatMile

Now here’s a blast from the past. Suzuki Europe has jumped on the custom bandwagon and released images of a very tidy Bandit 1250, nicknamed ‘FatMile’. And one of the names behind the project is none other than Hans A. Muth, the legendary designer who rose to fame as BMW’s chief of styling.<p>Muth’s …

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Four Things to Know About Mature Bucks

<i>Photo by Bill Kinney</i><p>If you want to target mature bucks, the first step is to realize that older deer don't behave like younger ones. The second step …

U.S. Lags in Carbon Tax to Fight Climate Change

As Congress continues to drag its feet over curbing carbon emissions, the rest of the world isn't waiting to come up with solutions to tackle climate change.<p>The latest call for action on climate change came Tuesday in a comprehensive White House report on the dire consequences of inaction. Citing …

The U.S. Faces Longer Summers of Worsening Ozone Pollution

Shooting Tips: Keys to Long-Range Coyote Hunting

<i>Photo by Windigo Images</i><p>Much of the excitement of hunting coyotes comes from calling them close, but predators are wary by nature, especially when …

Honda CB125 by Valen Zhou

With a population of over 1.3 billion, there are bound to be some interesting custom motorcycles being built in China. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see them. There’s the occasional Chinese builder who cultivates links to the western scene, but the majority seem to stay within the confines of the …

Yamaha XJR1300 'Yard Built'

The latest ‘Yard Built’ custom this epic race-themed Yamaha XJR1300 from Deus’ Milan workshop. Inspired by the endurance machines of the 1970s and 1980s and nicknamed ‘Eau Rouge,’ it’s a modern reinterpretation of those iconic retro racers.<p>Deus has added a modern twist to the semi-faired 1970s …

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V8-Swapped 1969 Ford Cortina Mk2 Estate

This 1969 Ford Cortina station wagon has had a 302 V8 and T5 5-speed swapped in, along with GT . The wheels look like American Racing Libras, but the …

Photos: Geoff Stoliker's 1991 Mazda Miata

View photos of Geoff Stoliker's 1991 Mazda Miata that has nurtured a rare parts obsession for its owner.

Our Ideal Goat: 1965 Pontiac GTO 4-Speed

This 1965 Pontiac GTO post coupe (chassis 237275K109520) is described as a PHS-documented example with a verified 124k miles and two Southern …

BaT Exclusive: Numbers-Matching 1963 Chevrolet Impala 409 Hardtop

This 1963 Chevrolet Impala (chassis 31847S269785) was purchased new from Ness City Chevrolet in Ness City, Kansas with a ’58 Impala used as a …

5-Speed Flatty: 1949 Mercury Coupe Mild Custom

This mild custom 1949 Mercury coupe (chassis 247110) runs a .030-over 255 flathead V-8 with Edelbrock heads and triple Strombergs mated to a T-5 …

Icon 1000 'Iron Lung' Sportster

Icon’s design director Kurt Walter is one of the most inspired bike builders operating in the USA today. Working with a tight-knit crew in the company’s Portland headquarters, he creates machines that are bombastic, aggressive and refreshingly unorthodox. Like this 1991 Harley Sportster roadracer, …

Yamaha XV750 by ER Motorcycles

If there’s one name you need to keep an eye on in 2014, it’s ER Motorcycles (short for ‘Espresso Racer’). Founded in 2009 by Blaž Šuštaršič, the Slovenian workshop has steadily been producing noteworthy customs—such as their BMW R80 ‘Mobster,’ which featured in our Top 5 BMW R-series list.<p>This …

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Ducati 999S by Venier Customs

This is one of the fastest motorcycles we’ve ever featured—and I’d say it’s one of the best-looking too. It’s a Ducati 999S ‘Testastretta’ converted from race to road use by Stefano Venier, a New York-based builder with an immaculate eye for understated aesthetics.<p>Venier is best known for his …

Harley-Davidson WLA

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Harley-Davidson<br>• Military<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Vintage<p>The Harley-Davidson WLA is one of the most important models ever made …

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• British<br>• Cars<br>• Design<br>• Engineering<br>• Muscle Cars<br>• Shelby<br>• Vintage<p>This 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra is a pristine example of the …

Australian Ford ‘Ute Celebrates 80th Anniversary

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Australian Ford ‘Ute, the coupe-based utility vehicle that spawned the Holden Maloo ‘Ute, and American-market Ford Ranchero, and Chevrolet El Camino According to Ford, the Australian ‘Ute arrived out of need.<p>The Australian ‘Ute’s story began when a …

2015 Ford Mustang Stars in “Need For Speed” Commercial

While it’s no secret a modified 2014 Ford Mustang GT will star in the upcoming “Need For Speed” movie, the 2015 Ford Mustang will also make a cameo in the new film, making it the sixth-generation Mustang’s first movie appearance. A new ad for the “Need For Speed” movie also stars the 2015 …

TOTD: What’s Your Favorite Movie Car of All Time?

With the Academy Awards on Sunday, and our Top 10 Movie Cars in Supporting Roles story going up this morning, we thought it’d be a great time to get into the Oscar spirit and revisit the topic of movie cars. Throughout the years, there’ve been a number of movie cars that have genuinely became stars …

Watch a 2000-HP Ford Mustang Stand on its Rear Bumper (W/Video)

A new video shows several angles of a Fox body Ford Mustang standing on its rear bumper shortly after a drag strip launch. The action took place at South Georgia Motorsports Park during a qualifying pass for the Outlaw Drag Radial class.<p>According to driver David Measell, the attempted drag strip …

Jeff Gordon takes skeptical journalist on a real thrill ride

You’ve got to be careful who you mess with in this day and age, and <i>Jalopnik’s</i> Travis Okulski messed with the wrong guy. About a year ago, he (rightfully) called out NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon for faking a Pepsi Max ad, in which Gordon took what was supposed to be an un-assuming car salesman for the test …

Suzuki Katana by Motohangar

When we heard that Motohangar had ripped the bodywork off a Suzuki Katana, we were dismayed. After all, the Katana is one of the most iconic motorcycles ever made.<p>But then we found out that Patrick Jones and crew were revitalizing a <i>2006</i> Suzuki Katana, not one of the 1980s originals. A little …

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Harley 48 Sportster by RSD

It takes a pretty special Harley to stop me in my tracks, but this Sportster 48 from Roland Sands Design hits all the right notes. It’s a street tracker with a strong vintage vibe—plus enough performance upgrades to make it an entertaining ride without compromising usability.<p>The bike is a parts …

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