30 Cars Buried in Cement - Mafia Cubism

Thursday, April 29, 2010
30 Cars Buried in Cement - Mafia Cubism I call 30 cars buried in cement a new form of "art" called modern mafia cubism. No questions asked.

Car in cement block found swimming the fishes

Ok so I went a little nuts with the entire thing, I kept finding them. why so many?

Bike Fro Art Car

Bike Fro Art Car
This is what I call a Bike Fro art car, complete set of hair made entirely out of bicycles mounted to the outside of this ford van.

Lexus announced Hybrid Bicycle concept

Lexus the Japanese car manufacturer and luxury car division of Toyota announced plans to bring the Hybrid Bicycle concept to the Great British Bike Ride which is unveiled at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.
Lexus Hybrid Bicycle ConceptThe Power of Lexus Hybrid bicycle comes from the pedal of the rider improved by help of the front wheel with a 240W electric motor and a 25.9V lithium ion battery. The motor has two modes Eco and Power. The Lexus Hybrid Bicycle battery is recharged by regenerative brake system or by capturing kinetic energy under braking.

The features of Lexus Hybrid bicycle include all wheel drive, an electric eight speed transmission and carbon fiber construction.

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Dazed and Confused with OpticaCARlusion

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Dazed and Confused with OpticaCARillusion
The Opti-Car-lusion was sent in by Becky Morris aka Queen Becky who recently moved to west Virginia. She has a 97 Mazda Miata painted over with a variety of optical illusions that are to sure to daze and confuse other drivers. I wonder if its a bad idea to be driving around a car like that, just don't tailgate to closely you might end seeing things that are not there.

F1 teams approving new 2013 engine formula

F1 teams are approving a new engine formula for six year beginning in 2013. The production of the current 2.4 L V8 engine will remain frozen, is replaced thereafter by similarly powerful engines that use less fuel, emit less pollution and are affordable for the small teams.

5.5L V8 Twin Turbo EngineSpains El Mundo Deportivo newspaper said an in-principle agreement has been reached for a four cylinder, 1.5 litre engine system equipped with a twin turbo and direct injection. The new formula would reportedly also involve KERS.

The F1 has to develop something helpful for real driving conditions, then the best solution is for an engine that is turbocharged and GDI or gasoline direct injection said in a report by Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa at Beijing Motor Show.

Mercedes Norbert Haug agrees that smaller engines are likely for reasons of consumption and emissions, but warns that high technology needs to remain a crucial focus. If you fly from Europe to Japan on a 747, you would use more fuel than an entire F1 season.

Coffee a Go Go Art Bike - Smitty's percolating coffee psycho

Monday, April 26, 2010
Coffee a Go Go Art Bike - Smitty's percolating coffee psycho

Smitty's percolating coffee psycho is bike ride that's all about the coffee. There is plenty of space for the coffee pot, the mugs and off course the coffee grinds. You never have to go looking for a coffee shop, because the bike is brewing all the time, now I want coffee, only 12 hours until my next cup.

Zagato revealed Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa

Zagato the Italian car manufacturer has revealed new Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este taking place this weekend in Cernobbio, Italy. The Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa is a race car built to celebrate the 90 years of collaboration between Zagato and Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo.

Alfa Romeo TZ3 CorsaThe Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa car is powered with a 4.2L V8 engine system with 420 PS or 309 kW / 414 bhp with manually adjustable engine calibration. The car is equipped with a 6-speed sequential gearbox. The TZ3 Corsa is a two seater, rear wheel drive supercar with a mid-front mounted engine. It is light, with a handmade aluminum body, and weighs in at only 850 kg or 1874 lbs spot it as a true racer.

The Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa car has a mono shell tubular chassis made of carbon fiber. But now full details on the car are available. Riding on 18-inch wheels, with 245/645/R18 Pirelli PZero tires at the front and 285/645/R18 at the rear, the TZ3 Corsa does the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in less than 3.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of over 300 km/h.

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This Side That Side Art Bus

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I just got this in tonight and thought it would be a great addition to ACC. Its a 1990 GMC 3300 17 passenger school bus located in Capitan, NM (near Ruidoso). Its owned by Linda & Kurt Howard, owners of Horsemen's Grill & Cabins in Capitan, NM and was painted by This Side That Side, J. Atlasand and completed in only 20 days, December 2009.

The art bus will be used as leisure vehicle for Linda & Kurt and a seasonal shuttle to/from and around the many art communities around Capitan and parts of New Mexico.

VW Wild Boar Fuel Saving Modification

Saturday, April 24, 2010
VW Wild Boar Fuel Saving Modification

VW Wild Boar Fuel Saving Modification in action

VW has announced that it will begin fuel savings modifications on all VW Golfs using wild boar dummies. Any one interested in this fuel savings upgrade can get it at no cost. Once the car is hits a wild board crossing the street the need for gas will go down to zero, since the car will be totaled, think of the savings. VW is also thinking about sharing this fuel savings technology with other car manufactures.

for the real story go to Jalopnik

Lamborghini revealed Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce at Beijing Auto Show

Friday, April 23, 2010
Lamborghini the Italian car manufacturer has revealed the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition at the Beijing Auto Show. The production of the car will be limited to 10 units and they will be obtainable absolutely in China.

Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloceThe Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce car is powered by a 6.5-L V12 engine system with 670 PS or 493 kW / 661 hp and 660 Nm or 487 lb-ft of torque. It enables the hypercar to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, before topping at out 342 km/h or 213 mph.

The Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce car is planned for sharp fantastic sports car enthusiasts. The China Edition features a grey outer with black and orange intonation. The interior of the car is equipped with alcantara upholstery, carbon fiber trim, orange accents, and an individually numbered badge.

Similar to the standard Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce, the China Edition weighs 100 kilograms or 220 lbs less than the Murcielago LP 640. In order to attain this extensive load reduction, the SV has a high power sectional steel framework and a mixture of carbon fiber mechanism.

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Toyota FT-86 production cost increases than estimated

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Toyota the Japanese car maker announced that development costs of the Toyota FT-86 car will result in a more costly product than originally estimated. The Toyota FT-86 Concept made its debut at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.

Toyota FT-86The Toyota FT-86 car is powered by a 200-HP 2.0L boxer Subaru engine system sending power to the rear wheels. Prices are set to start above $20,000. The research and development team is now focused on increasing fuel economy and is working to produce cleanest engine. This makes the price of the Toyota FT-86 to $23,000, with the range-topper model hitting a little above $26,000.

Toyota delivers attractive, lightweight, rear driver, with an extra few thousand green backs. The Toyota FT-86 is expected to start production at the end of 2011 shortly after Subaru version.

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Video about Active E and Smartphone App

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Volkswagen announced the cost details of new 2011 Volkswagen Amarok

Volkswagen the German car manufacturer has announced the cost details of its new 2011 Volkswagen Amarok pickup which starts at 26,203 euros or $35,280. The cost of new Amarok is for the base crew cab model .

2011 Volkswagen AmarokThe 2011 Volkswagen Amarok is powered by 122-hp 2.0L 4-cylinder diesel engine system connected to a 6-speed manual transmission and two wheel drive. The all wheel drive will need Europeans to pay an extra $2,500.

There are three trim packages available for the Amarok including base, Trendline and Highline. The cost for Volkswagen Amarok Highline starts at 37,169 euros or $50,050 with all wheel drive and a 2.0L twin turbo diesel making 163-hp.

The base trim has manually operated windows, door locks and mirrors. The middle of the road Trendline includes a painted front bumper and mirror that match the body color, plus electric door locks and mirrors, radio and CD player, air conditioning and fog lamps. The base and Trendline Amaroks roll on 16-inch wheels. The upscale Highline includes chromed mirrors, painted wheel arches, higher-quality interior components and 17-inch aluminum wheels.

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Vehicle checking online provide fundamental information about vehicle

Vehicle checking online report are provide by several online resources to access a fundamental or inclusive report about the vehicle. Vehicle check process helps disclose dangerous information about the vehicle mechanical maintenance and any major collisions.

MTA Vehicle Inspections provide free online vehicle history information from VIN number to retrieve the basic report about vehicle.

Vehicle checking reports contain fundamental information for example damages, any hail fire damage, ownership history, recall history, accidents and service information. The vehicle has been declared as a total failure or wreck at any point in time. Vehicle checking online report will only show the number of records categories but not provide any specific details about the conditions.

Running a without charge vehicle check online report before test-driving a car to see a vehicle for possible purchase can help with the executive process. Some dealers recommend free vcheck online reports on website to customers test-drive the vehicle. It can assist to save costs of a detailed description to buying a second-hand vehicle and eliminate the need to register on some of the online vehicle history report websites.

David Best Car at its Worst - RIP

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
David Best Car at its Worst - RIP
This Art Car was created by David Best called DC-13 is currently dead and totally destroyed located at the Silo in Houston Texas. I don't know why but it breaks my heart so see this art car in such a sad state. Enough said, what do you think? Via

Volvo Trucks revealed Volvo FMX truck

Volvo Trucks has revealed the Volvo FMX truck at the Bauma international machinery fair in Munich. The Volvo FMX is based on FM truck, which is a production truck. The OEM is glancing to drastically raise its market share in the production segment. In Europe, the FMX will be available for sale in September. The worldwide debut is set to follow during the rest of the year.

Volvo FMXVolvo will equip FMX with either an 11-L powerplant capable of anywhere between 330 and 450HP or a 13-L lump with 380-500 horsepower depending on configuration. The larger of the two engine system produces around 1,800 lb-ft of torque.

"We are now aiming to take a leading position in the construction segment. Volvo Trucks and Volvo Construction Equipment have extensive experience of the construction industry. In combination, we can offer our customers the most comprehensive product offering in the industry. We intend to capitalise on this to grow Volvo Trucks' presence in the construction segment. We foresee great potential in this area," announced in a report by president of Volvo Trucks Mr.Staffan Jufors.

Volvo Groups Japanese subsidiary UD Trucks is introducing a new version of the Quon heavy truck, and a new medium-duty truck in 8-tonne weight class, under the Condor series. The updated version of the Quon has an 11-L engine system based on the Volvo platform while the new Condor truck will sport a newly-developed GH7 medium-duty engine.

The truck and the medium-duty engine will be produced by UD Trucks at its plant in Ageo, Japan. The new Quon is planned to be revealed in Japan in April 2010, while the new Condor will be revealed in Japan mid-2010. The later will enter the US market in late-2010.

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Citroen revealed Citroen Metropolis concept car details

Monday, April 19, 2010
Citroen the French car manufacturer has revealed the details about the Citroen Metropolis concept car ahead of the Shanghai World Fair. The car is designed to pay homage to China unexpected growth the Metropolis looks like a bigger more stylish GQ concept.

Citroen Metropolis Concept CarThe Citroen Metropolis car is powered with 2.0-L V6 petrol engine system and an electric motor that produces 55 PS or 40 kW / 54 bhp to 95 PS or 70 kW / 94 bhp and as a plug-in hybrid the Metropolis possess a 272 PS or 200 kW / 268 bhp. At less speeds the car is powered absolutely by the electric motor.

When extra power is needed, the electric motor and petrol engine work mutually to offer a combined 460 PS or 345 kW / 454 hp and 430 Nm or 317 lb-ft of torque. Even though being a factual powerhouse, the Metropolis has CO2 emissions of just 70g/km which is just about one fifth that of a usual engine with equal performance.

The Citroen Metropolis car features shiny headlights, a curved in rear window, and Pearl Silk paint which vary color depending on lighting conditions. The extra goodies comprise a Hydractive suspension, four wheel drive, and an active rear spoiler.

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Ford announced new MyFord Touch provides fuel efficient route

Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ford the US car manufacturer has announced its new fuel saving technology in navigation system called as new MyFord Touch driver connect system which helps drivers to find the most fuel efficient route and travel as efficiently as possible.

Ford new MyFord Touch SystemThe MyFord Touch system is an incorporated navigation and on board computer function which can evaluate routes based on three criteria fastest, shortest or Eco Route. The Eco Route function set out the most fuel system competent path to drivers destination. The new system also provides sophisticated data feedback on the cars fuel consumption that can train drivers to increase efficiency by pointing them towards the most economical driving techniques.

We have learned that when we provide drivers the information and tools in an interactive and entertaining way, they want to drive more fuel efficiently said in a statement by Jim Buczkowski the heads of Ford Global Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering unit.

MyFord Touch will be launched in the 2011 Ford Edge this summer. It will also be offered on the 2012 Focus worldwide and will be standard equipment in Ford Lincoln brand as MyLincoln Touch starting with the 2011 MKX.

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HearseCon 2010 Ad! (A-Team Parody)

Friday, April 16, 2010
alexi hearse - HearseCon 2010 Ad! (A-Team Parody)

Ever owned a Hearse and was rejected from car shows because your ride was way to weird or deadly? Now there is HearseCon 2010 for those of you looking for an alternative event to go to this year. The event will be held June 18th-20th, Englewood Colorado and is described as "Burning Man for People who shower..."

Legendary Scooter Travels Cross Country

Legendary Scooter Travels Cross Country
originally uploaded by Master Jeffrey.
I was emailed recently about a painted scooter named "Legend" by
Jeffrey Holmes. He painted his 49cc 2006 TnG Venice with stars and stripes last summer and then took it on a 1400 mile cross country trip from from New Orleans to Key West and Back to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

It was a solo trip (no chase vehicle or other participants) and he still
drives her daily and is currently working on a 93 Buick Hearse aka Vodou 1. Cant wait to add that to our collection of Hearses here on art car central. Great work.

Buick new 2011 Buick Excelle sedan caught uncovered in China

Buick the division of GM new 2011 Buick Excelle sedan car has been caught uncovered in China. The Chinese version car will be revealed at the Beijing Auto Show and the U.S. version will likely debuted next year. Buick recently revealed the Chinese version Excelle XT hatchback as badge engineered Opel Astra it seems entirely different than the Excelle sedan.

2011 Buick Excelle sedanThe details of the car are incomplete, power will probably be provided by a variety of four cylinder petrol engines. The car is powered with a 1.6-L engine system with 116 hp or 85 kW / 118 PS and 155 Nm or 114 lb-ft of torque, a 1.8-L engine system with 138 hp or 103 kW / 140 PS and 175 Nm or 129 lb-ft of torque, and a turbocharged 1.6-L engine with 180 hp or 135 kW / 183 PS and 235 Nm or 173 lb-ft of torque.

The car is based on the Opel Astra platform, the Excelle features a waterfall grille, distinctive headlights, hood-mounted porthole vents, and controversial taillights. Inside everything appears Astra-spec, except the badge on the steering wheel.

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Honda revealed new EV-neo electric scooter

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Honda the Japanese automobile manufacturer revealed its new EV-neo electric scooter model and announced that it plans to start leasing it in Japan in December 2010 to businesses and individual business owners offering delivery services.

Honda EV Neo Electric ScooterThe Honda EV-neo electric-scooter is equipped with a lithium-ion battery which is produced by Toshiba and a brushless motor that permits it to journey over 18 miles or 30kms on a single charge. That means you can travel 9 miles away from your house because you’re going to need the other 9 miles to get back. Charging from a standard 100V power resource will take about 4 hours.

Honda said that the “EV-neo provides performance equivalent to that of mass market under 50CC gasoline engine system motorbikes realizing a powerful ride even with cargo by leveraging the characteristics of a high torque motor even at a low speed ride.”

Honda will go on offering products with outstanding environmental performance to their customers in order to donate to universal CO2 emission reduction efforts.

Ford announced EcoBoost engines

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Ford the US car manufacturer has announced EcoBoost engines will be available in C-Max, F-150 and next generation Explorer.

The C-Max will be powered with a 1.6-L 4 cylinder EcoBoost engine system which will deliver quick acceleration and class-leading fuel economy. The redesigned Explorer will offer a 2.0-L 4 cylinder EcoBoost with bestin class fuel economy and V6 performance. The F-150 will receive a 3.5-L V6 EcoBoost which has been upgraded for rear wheel drive.

Ford said in a report that it will deliver best-in-class fuel economy along with the power and towing capability of a V8. All three engines will be initiated by the end of the year. With the newest statement Ford is fine on their system to manufacture 1.5m EcoBoost engines yearly. If all goes according to plan EcoBoost engines will be available in 80% the company models by 2013.

When discussion about EcoBoost engine Ford stated 98% of North American products will be outfitted with 6 speed transmissions with manual, automatic, and double-clutch by the end of 2012. Moreover 20% of Ford will feature an engine stop/start system by 2014.

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