Archive for February, 2014

Designed from the wheels up to deliver maximum droptop enjoyment, the all-new Ford Mustang convertible is a fantastic way to escape the daily grind of life and hit the open road. With its …

A custom 2014 Ford Mustang GT starring in the new movie, “Need for Speed,” will be auctioned off for charity by Ford Motor Company at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction on April 12. Building on …

Shelby GT500 Lego

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Shelby GT500 Lego

If you’re like us then you spent countless hours of your childhood playing with Legos. While we occasionally built the pre-designed castles, pirate ship or space craft that came in the sets, more often than not we mixed pieces together to construct a creation of our own.

Of course, none of our custom Lego sets were all that cool or well designed, especially compared to the amazing contraption you see here. Designed by Sheepo’s Garage, who specializes in highly detailed Lego-built vehicles, this 1/8 scale Shelby GT500 is constructed entirely of original Lego parts – 3,500 to be exact – and is amazingly functional. Both drive, braking and steering can be controlled via a remote control, and the car boasts a sequential 5-speed gearbox with reverse, disc brakes linked to a working pedal inside the car, McPherson front struts (just like the real thing!), a 4-link solid rear axle and a working steering wheel. The hood, doors and trunk can all be opened, and the front seats even fold forward to provide better access to the rear buckets.

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

Shelby GT500 Lego

James Bond 1971 Mustang Mach 1 for sale

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
James Bond 1971 Mustang Mach 1 for sale

Ever since James Bond took the wheel of an Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger, 007 has been known for his fascination with high-performance and exotic cars. Several of those cars are now for sale, including the only Mustang he ever drove. Forty-two genuine James Bond vehicles (and 17 replicas) are for sale by the Miami Auto Museum. They’re being sold as a single lot for $33 million.

The 1971 Mustang Mach 1 belonged to Tiffany Case (Jill St. John). In its most memorable scene, Bond entered a narrow alley driving on the two passenger-side tires and exited on the driver-side tires. To “fix” the error, producers added a scene in between the entrance and exit shots that inexplicably shows Bond and Case tilt as if the car switched sides.

Besides the Mustang, the lot includes the white and bronze Lotus Esprit Turbos from 1981’s From Your Eyes Only as well as the only driveable Esprit from 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me. That movie featured 007 driving his Lotus off a pier into the water and converting it into a submarine.

Also included are a Land Rover Defender and Audi A5 from Skyfall, the 1966 Aston Martin DB5 used in Goldeneye, and the 2001 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish from Die Another Day. In the film, the Vanquish had a feature that rendered it invisible.

There’s even a replica of Bond’s first Aston Martin—the 1964 DB5 that featured an ejector seat among several other top-secret features. This particular DB was driven by former James Bond actor George Lazenby in The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E.

And it’s not just cars. The new owner will take home a tank from Goldeneye, a replica of the fire-breathing dragon tank from Dr. No, a 1976 Kawasaki Z900 with torpedo sidecar used in The Spy Who Loved Me, and a 23’ Fairey Huntress boat, which is the earliest known existing vehicle associated with the James Bond film franchise.

James Bond 1971 Mustang Mach 1 for sale

James Bond 1971 Mustang Mach 1 for sale

James Bond 1971 Mustang Mach 1 for sale

James Bond 1971 Mustang Mach 1 for sale

3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies

The chocolate ponycars were made in a limited quantity for a one-time-only Valentine’s Day celebration, but Ford is in talks to potentially license the application, so they could be available for sale in the future.

Ford uses 3D printing to quickly produce prototype parts for design study vehicles. Interior components such as air vents, engine parts like cylinder heads and engine blocks, exterior parts including the fascia and grille, taillights and hood vents were all printed in 3D during the 2015 Mustang design process.

3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies
3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies

3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies

3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies
3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies
3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies

3D-printed 2015 Mustang candies

Enthusiasts flocking to Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway on April 16-20, 2014 to celebrate the Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday can enjoy activities beyond the track – from a cross-country pony drive and …

James Bond 1971 Mustang Mach 1 up for sale

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Ever since James Bond took the wheel of an Aston Martin DB5 in Goldfinger, 007 has been known for his fascination with high-performance and exotic cars. Several of those cars are now for sale, including …

The all-new Ford Mustang headlines a trio of new pony car-themed pinball games to be revealed at the Chicago Auto […]

If you think the 2015 Mustang is “sweet”, then you’ll love this: Ford and The Sugar Lab have teamed up to create edible 2015 Mustangs.
The Sugar Lab’s parent company, 3D Systems, took a CAD model …

At the Detroit Auto Show we showed you the first Ford Mustang ever built, a Wimbledon White convertible that was sold to an airline pilot from Newfoundland, Canada. Now we can show you another “first” …

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