Created by Randy Grubb, best known for building a hot rod powered by a 2400-pound diesel engine from an M47 Patton tank, the Decoliner is based on a 1973 GMC truck chassis, and the world’s first double-decker motorhome. Aside from the cab, which is from a 1953 White COE garbage truck, the aluminum body was entirely made by hand by Mr. Grubb himself, including the handblown glass used in the porthole-style windows. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
It’s not everyday that you come across a Mitsubishi 3000GT nowadays, much less one that claims to be designed by George Barris, builder of many famous Hollywood custom cars, including the original Batmobile. This oddity popped up on Craigslist recently for $27,000 and apparently has been sold or removed for unknown reasons. Under all of the crazy body work is a Mitsubishi 3000GT V6 with 110,000 miles. read more for additional pictures and information.
Dating sims are nothing new, but Bloom Digital Media’s Later Daters might be the strangest one yet. Put simply, it’s an episodic game series based around senior dating that takes place inside a retirement living facility. Players will be able to customize their character’s look, name, romance history, gender, and even their pet. Read more for the announcement trailer and additional information.
If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you drop a 9-inch ice core into a massive 450-foot hole, this video should answer that question. Scientist Austin Carter, who was part of a research team on site in Allan Hills, Antarctica, filmed this clip as his colleague Jenna Epifanio dropped the chunk of ice which made strange noises straight from a science fiction movie when it reached the bottom of the hole. Read more to watch.
Kirk Strawn wanted to custom VW Bus that was unlike any other, and thus Walter The Bus was born. This super-sized version of the Volkswagen classic was custom-built on the chassis of a 1963 fire truck that was discovered in a junk yard. They took this vehicle and made the world’s biggest VW bus and named it after the Walter Truck Company whom originally built the fire truck. Read more for a video and additional information.
Looking for a novelty phone, or just something to use as backup when traveling? If so, then look no further than the L8STAR BM60 Mini, which is touted as the “world’s smallest mini flip phone”. It’s designed to be used as a basic cell phone and music player, so you won’t find a fancy touchscreen display on this device, but rather just a 1.14-inch TFT screen. On the bright side, a full charge should last you around 3-days of use. Read more for a hands-on look and additional information.
Photo credit: Mohtashami Reza
Sure, there’s James Bond, but this franchise’s novels and films are probably most notable for their despicable villains as well as henchmen. Whether it be Le Chiffre’s encounter with Bond in the original Casino Royale novel in 1953 to Raoul Silva’s scheme to exact revenge on M in Skyfall, his enemies have greatly contributed to the series’ continued popularity. Read more for additional pictures of the “Concrete House”, which is built into the side of a volcano.
We’ve featured plenty of Pontiac Fiero-based Lamborghini knockoffs, but this is the first we’ve seen based on the 5th-generation (2004-2006) Pontiac GTO. Despite looking nothing like a real Aventador, the one bright spot is that it’s powered by a Corvette-sourced LS1 V8 that generates up to 400 hp straight from the factory. However, if you look under the hood of this vehicle, you’ll spot a “900 HP” number on the valve cover, which is more than likely just for show. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Simon Weckert
Google Maps has evolved over the years to include many new tools, like traffic reports, Simon Weckert shows that these are easy to spoof, and he does so by using a basic wagon lugging 99 smartphones. This simple “hack” enabled him to create virtual traffic jams throughout Berlin. Yes, he even stopped by Google Berlin during his journey, and many times drivers were rerouted due to the red color coding of traffic. Read more for a video and additional information.
Atari announced a partnership with GSD Group to build video game-themed hotels in the United States, with the first location breaking ground in Phoenix, AZ later this year. They aim to offer a unique lodging experience that combines the iconic brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination, complete with the latest in VR and AR (Virtual and Augmented Reality). Plus, select hotels will also feature state-of-the-art venues and studios to accommodate eSports events. Read more for another picture and additional information.