Zachariah James Espino Morado

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Dan Mantyla's Honda CL

After acquiring a 1974 Honda CL 200, unspoiled yet barely running, Dan Mantyla was faced with a decision: restore or customize?<p>Dan is a guy who understands the connection between art and engineering. He’s a shed-builder by night and a web developer by day. “I wanted to build a bike that to the …

Motorcycles

Yamaha XJ650 by Ad Hoc

The sign of a truly skilled custom motorcycle builder is the ability to create something beautiful from inauspicious beginnings. I’m not saying that the shaft-drive Yamaha XJ650 is a sow’s ear, but it’s certainly not in the same aesthetic league as a Moto Guzzi Le Mans or BMW R100, say.<p>Yamaha’s …

Motorcycles

Bacon-powered motorcycle by Hormel criss-crossing the States, smelling delicious [w/videos]

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>The Hormel food company – and the starting place for the trip – is based in Austin, Minnesota, not Austin, Texas, as we originally wrote. The text has been changed to reflect this.</i><p>It's a well-known fact: bacon makes everything better. From martinis and ice cream to filet mignon and …

Tracking a 1969 Camaro Z/28 Trans Am Racer on The J-Turn

After about a year recovering from a severe car crash, Jessi Lang returns to the track on the latest episode of <i>The J-Turn</i>. To celebrate this year’s Monterey Car Week, Lang drives a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Trans Am Series race car at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.<p>After driving a new Infiniti Q50S to …

Sports Cars

Saleen turns its hand to Tesla Model S with mixed results

Tuning cars with internal-combustion engines is a bit of a known science. Tuning cars that run on electricity, though, is a newer proposition. In Saleen's case, that hasn't meant so much a modification of the electric motor on this Tesla Model S, as a thorough reworking of the car's …