We don’t have any information on this beast…but we’ll take two.
Most origami kits teach you how to make a paper flower or grasshopper, which is about as interesting as, well, origami. How about a paper-folding project with balls instead? These paper models are downloadable PDFs that you just print out and build: all your favorite late-model and classic trucks are available. No grasshoppers.
No, your eyes do not deceive you. That is a 1:1 scale Aston Martin DBR1 model and yes, its on a tree just like you remembered when you were a kid. Only one will be made and it will go up for auction at the Goodwood Revival with an auction guide price of $31,286-$46,929. For all that green you will get a life size DBR1 model kit which will include four 16” wire wheels on Dunlop race tires, a Mota Lita 15” steering wheel, upholstered race seats, machined aluminum gear knob and lever, a satin black finished dash with Smiths gauges, a replica Le Mans trophy, and a cap signed by none other than Caroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori, the legendary drivers who took the DBR1 to the victory circle in 1959.
The Harley Sportster is a relatively inexpensive yet powerful bike, making it popular for modifications. Japanese builder Hidemo used a 1200cc 2011 model to make his version of the Custom Sportster that stands out from other customs. Hidemo abbreviated the front fender, added dropped mirrors a la cafe racer and gave the bike a subtle paint job that accentuates its sexy build. We especially love the pair of classic Firestone tires, which fit perfectly with the understated theme of the bike. We can just picture Mr. McQueen hopping on this bad boy and riding into the sunset.
Not content to let its coupe-y siblings have all the M-Powered fun, the new BMW M135i packs some serious power into a compact hatchback package. Available in three- and five-door versions, the M135i is powered by a 320 hp straight-six TwinPower Turbo engine, a host of high-tech safety features like adaptive headlights, a rear view camera, and a lane-departure warning system, BMW Assist, a model-specific exterior and interior design, a longer, wider, and more spacious body, M-grade suspension components, your choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions, and optional xDrive all-wheel drive. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a US launch.
Bonhams’ high-profile auctions usually throw up some surprises. But few are as big as this one. Most vintage motorcycles worth more than $100,000 are pretty well known, but have you ever heard of the German brand Windhoff? Me neither. Yet this restored 1928 example, fresh from a private museum, is expected to sell for between $145,000 and $190,000.