links for 2010-10-12

  • We're talking about the biggest craze to hit the gearhead world since Pro Street in the '80s. It's had traction for at least 15 years. No one wants to admit it, no one wants to talk about it, and virtually no one can define it. That is, at least no one within the walls of publishing giants or speed-parts empires. "Ignore it and it'll go away" has failed. But the guys on the streets? They get it. Implicitly. They may hate it, but they get it. More likely, they'll claim they've been into it since way before it went mainstream.
    (tags: ratrod hotrod)
  • Josh Hadar has built a solar electric three-wheeler that will knock you on your ass — literally.

    The New York artist has made a name for himself fashioning wildly ornate bicycles and motorised bikes as radical as they are beautiful. He’s back with a wild trike that has enough torque to throw you off the back. That’s exactly what happened the first time he fired it up.

    (tags: bike solar)