The Husqvarna Baja Concept was unveiled at the New York International Motorcycle Show last week, in some respects its the next step in development for their Moab concept, although the Baja does seem a little more suited to rolling around in the mud.
The 1938 Dubonnet Hispano Xenia is one of the most iconic pre-war automobiles out of continental Europe, only one was ever made as it’s purpose was not not make money but rather to showcase a new type of automobile suspension, a suspension arrangement that would go on to be the grandfather of the suspension system used…
There’s a surprisingly large gap in the iPhone accessories market for a handlebar mount that #1: Doesn’t have a design so foul it makes me feel violated, and #2: Actually works. Enter the AeroDynamic handlebar mount for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S…
The Flajole Forerunner is a concept car originally shown in 1955, it was designed by Bill Flajole as his interpretation of what the future of the automobile was set to be. And he wasn’t all that wrong.
Mac Motorcycles will be publicly showing their first prototype next week at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham, the show runs between the 12th and 15th of January 2012.
This masterpiece of automotive design came from the collective genius of the Ghia designers back in 1954. Based on a Chrysler Imperial chassis the DeSoto Adventurer II concept car is still widely considered to be one of the top 10 concept cars of all time, it so impressed King Mohammed V of Morocco in ’54 that he bought it…
This is the first glimpse the world caught of the Lamborghini Miura, the car was unveiled at the Geneva Motorshow in 1966 to rapturous applause and has stood as a testament to the phenomenal automotive engineering talent of Lamborghini’s three top engineers, Bob Wallace, Gian Paolo Dallara and Paolo Stanzani.
The Ferrari Modulo was created by iconic automotive design firm Pininfarina in 1970 on commission from Ferrari, Ferrari at the time had a number of left over 512 S models that it couldn’t sell (or race) and so they gave one to Pininfarina and essentially said “make something wonderful”.
I love great industrial design. It actually puts me in a good mood to discover hitherto undiscovered designers whose work deserves much wider exposure. This motorcycle concept, dubbed “The Slugger” is the work of Swedish designer Mikael Lugnegård, a talented 31 year old with a penchant for automotive and motorcycle design based in Umeå.
The Phantom Corsair was a marvel of futuristic design when it was shown publicly for the first time in 1938. The uniquely laid out body gave it seating for 6 but only 2 doors and 2 windows either side, giving it a beautiful, clean profile and leaving it still looking futuristic, even 70+ years later….
The General Motors Aerotrain was an experimental direction taken by GM in the mid-1950’s, it was designed by legendary car-man Chuck Jordan, the classic 50’s American car influence is clearly apparent in its conceptualisation from tip to tail.
Luca Bar is the head designer at BAR Design, he is well known for producing stunning and unique motorcycle designs, largely based on pre-existing models from various manufacturers. His work with the V7 Moto Guzzi is greatly appealing to me, it seems to blend just the right amount of retro with more than enough modern engineering to keep even hard core super bike fiends happy.