Maserati Boomerang

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The Maserati Boomerang is undoubtably one of the most important concept cars of the 20th century, it’s revolutionary wedge shape would go on to influence automobile designers for decades to come, and it would become the de facto shape for almost all supercars from the decade of its introduction onwards. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the…

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Fire Design Extinguishers

Fire Design Extinguishers

Fire Design is a French company that was founded by artist and product designer Rodolphe Gimenez, his goal is to create fire extinguishers that people actually want to put in their homes – only 5% of residential buildings have fire extinguishers installed, and study after study has shown that having an extinguisher on hand can…

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The GM Firebird III Gas Turbine Car

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The General Motors Firebird lll gas turbine car was a concept developed in 1958 as a progression of the Firebird I and Firebird II vehicles. None of these cars were intended for mass production, instead they were a testing ground for new technologies and drivetrains. The Firebird III was developed with a gas turbine drive…

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Auburn Speedster Barn Find

Auburn Speedster

The American answer to the lightning fast Bugatti, Bentley and Rolls-Royce automobiles coming out of Europe in the 1920s was the Auburn Speedster, a car designed by Gordon Buehrig that was audacious even in the heady days of the pre-Great Depression United States. It’s difficult to say anything about the design of the Auburn Speedster…

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4Style Leather Duffel Bag by Chivote

Leather Duffel Bag

The new 4Style Duffel Bag by Chivote is designed to allow owners to wear it as a backpack, shoulder bag, messenger bag or handheld bag – whilst still conforming to the size restrictions most airlines place on carry on luggage. Each bag is made from Italian leather with hand-stitched seams, has a double zip opening…

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Costin Jaguar Sports Racer

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The history of this Costin Jaguar is quite remarkable, it’s the only one that was ever made and it essentially started life as two separate cars. The body was designed by British aerodynamicist Frank Costin, and created by coachbuilders Williams & Pritchard for the princely sum of £1,250 – almost ten times the price of…

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1989 BMW M3

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The BMW E30 was the first car to be adorned with the tri-colour M3 badge, it first appeared in 1985 and quickly found its way to the top of the leaderboard in many international racing series, as well as the top of the want-list for many young men – including me. One of the most…

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Chevrolet CERV I

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It’s difficult to adequately explain how important the CERV was to the development of the Corvette, and to the American automotive industry as a whole. The CERV acronym stands for Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle, and it was essentially a test bed for Zora Arkus-Duntov to experiment with new technologies that would eventually make their way…

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Skyline GT-R Hakosuka Tee

Skyline GT-R Hakosuka

Cars for a Cure is a clothing company that donates 20% of its revenue to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. It was founded by Mason Watson, a young car designer who tragically lost his mother to the disease in 2008. This t-shirt is the latest design from Cars for a Cure, it features the iconic…

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Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine

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The Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine is an automobile that was decade or more ahead of its time, its design influenced the creation of the Porsche 356 and the engineering under its skin was revolutionary for the 1930s. The design of the Trumpf Rennlimousine was largely the result of work completed by German aerodynamicist Paul Jaray. He…

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Tesla Model M

Tesla Model M

The Tesla Model M is a new motorcycle concept being shown here on Silodrome exclusively thanks to well-known designer Jans Slapins, the man who created the very popular Lamborghini Rat Rod and BMW Urban Racer concepts. Jans specialises in creating vehicles that are right on the edge of what is possible, and while it’s unlikely…

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