Picar - Pedal-powered Morgan's Trike

The Ekomobil company of Minsk has created a pedal-powered replica of Morgan’s trike. Based on drawings of the very first racing models, the cunning Picar lives up to the classic’s riveted retro glory, with a wood veneer dash, leather trim and polished faux exhaust pipes emerging from cylinders of a faux engine.

Powered by your breakfast, the Picar’s chain drivetrain runs through a three-speed Shimano Nexus hub on the rear wheel. An optional battery pack powers an audio player, turn indicators and headlights. There’s even a human-electric hybrid version available, with a 1000-watt motor capable of pushing the car to a brisk 25mph. And rest assured, although a youthful outlook is required to drive the Picar, actual youth is not; the car’s single-seat cockpit easily accommodates drivers as tall as six feet.

via BBC

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Peugeot “Le Bistro du Lion” Foodtruck

Rare addition to our Automotive Design flow. This time Peugeot Design Lab came with the concept of “Le Bistro du Lion” foodtruck. "The custom van comes with a matching trailer and together they become on location a pop-up restaurant. From a full kitchen, coffee machine down to a DJ booth, the concept thought of pretty much everything. Food-truck specialist Euromag outfitted the truck with all the kitchen equipment and the coffee machine is provided by Rocket. The new restaurant on wheels will take up residence at Milan Design Week 2015 on 14 April, before heading to the French Pavilion at the 2015 World’s Fair, Expo Milano, where the theme will be “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” Peugeot has selected the talented French chef Sven Chartier, of Saturne and Le Clown Bar in Paris, as the first culinary tenant of Le Bistrot du Lion. With food truck concepts becoming bigger globally, we would not be surprised if some car makers actually start catering more targeted concepts to that particular market in the future." says Highsnobiety

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Leap - New Public Transport

San-Franciscan company Leap is tying to fill the gap in service between taxi and public transport. Leap takes the stress out of your commute; an affordable ride to work that feels more like a living room than it does a city bus.

You can read a good article on Russian about Leap on r-e-e-d.com/business-leap

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MINI Citysurfer Concept

Mini skipped the car business entirely at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and rode a new path to miniaturisation with the Citysurfer Concept electric scooter. Conceived as a last-mile solution for urban commuters, the folding two-wheeler enables the motorist to park the car and scoot to the office through dense (bicycle-friendly) city traffic.

The Citysurfer’s electronic bits, including a lithium-ion battery pack, are mounted inside the weather-resistant body work. A rear-wheel hub motor, operated via a thumb throttle, can propel the scooter as far as 15 miles and to a top speed of 15mph. The scooter includes charging cables for a conventional household outlet and a 12-volt automotive socket. When completely discharged, the electric motor simply switches off and disengages, and the journey continues on leg power. via BBC Autos

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Magpul Ronin Motorbike

A few years ago the folks at Denver, Colorado-based Magpul gave us the Ronin concept bike, based on the American-built Buell 1125R. As rarely happens with concepts from smaller shops, Magpul is turning the Ronin into a limited edition production bike.

In keeping with its namesake, Magpul is only producing 47 Ronin bikes, one for each of the 47 Ronin Warriors from Japanese lore. Additionally, each bike will have one of the warriors’ names engraved on it, and on the bike’s toolkit. The bikes will be released in staggered series pricing out around the $40k USD mark. The earlier releases will be slightly less expensive, as the final five will each be a completely bespoke design. For more information head over to the bike’s official website.

text via Highsnobiety

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Fast Food & Fast Cars – McLaren 650S Spider vs. Berlin

German lifestyle portal Heldth gave Berlin-based readers the unique experience by visiting top city's Fast Foods drive a real Fast Car - McLaren 650S Spider. Visit their page to find out details of an each place meanwhile we enjoy the aesthetics of the photo set shot by Teymur Madjderey heldth-mclaren-vs-berlin1

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Goodwood Revival 2014

Goodwood Revival was a thriller once again this year, with highly competitive racing, grids full of important, rare and exotic racing cars, and of course a wonderful crowd of beautifully turned-out entrants, enthusiasts and fans who help turn the Motor Circuit into a little slice of petrolhead heaven for three days every year.

Magnificent portrait of the great John Surtees in the Ferrari in which he won his F1 world title in 1964 Picture: AMY SHORE

Stunning image of the magnificent Maserati A6GCS of Manuel Elicabe Picture: MATT JACQUES

The youth of today entranced by a 1950s-style sweet shop Picture: STEPHANIE O'CALLAGHAN

A glamour photography shoot doesn't look out of place at the Revival Picture: JACK TERRY

Not for nothing is the Goodwood Revival described as a magical step back in time - but it never wallows in nostalgia Picture: DREW GIBSON

It's 50 years since rockers and scooter-riding mods clashed at Britain's seaside resorts Picture: JACK TERRY

The Lister-Jaguar 'Knobbly' of John Minshaw/Philip Keen at speed during the Sussex Trophy race Picture: DREW GIBSON

You wouldn't get this at the British Grand Prix... even if you could get close enough Picture: DREW GIBSON

Max Chilton became the first current F1 driver to compete at the Revival, driving a Ford Mustang in the Shelby Cup race for small-block V8-engined cars Picture: DREW GIBSON

This Cessna 195 Businessliner won the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation Award during this year's Revival Picture: DREW GIBSON

Andrew Jordan and his father Mike celebrate winning the St Mary's Trophy in Mike's 1958 Austin A40 Picture: ADAM BERESFORD

The Ford Mustang of Le Blanc/Greensall in the Shelby Cup, in which every car was powered by a rumbling American V8 engine Picture: DREW GIBSON

There was a poignant tribute to veterans and the people of Sussex who prevailed during the Second World War Picture: DREW GIBSON

LIke the drivers, the crowds keep coming back for the Revival Picture: DREW GIBSON

Seams about right. Period fashions abound at the Revival Picture: DREW GIBSON

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Toyota FT-1 Graphite Concept

Another breathtaking Toyota concept has emerged, with an upscale “Graphite” interpretation of the previously seen FT-1 Concept sports car. Developed by Calty Design Research, the exterior channels Toyota’s impeccable sports coupe legacy from classics like the 2000GT, Celica, Supra, MR2 and Scion FR-2. Via Highsnobiety

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuXFyCHp59w

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MINI Superleggera™ Vision

The MINI Superleggera™ Vision is an elegant one-off showcasing the automotive imagination of MINI Design. The MINI Superleggera™ Vision – a handcrafted open-top two-seater that’s the result of a unique collaboration between MINI Design and the Milan-based design and coach building company Touring Superleggera. Together, they envisioned a concept vehicle that combines the past and future of the automotive industry – traditional coachwork craftsmanship and modern design styling. Read more on MINI website

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Johammer Electric Chopper

Zero Emission is not a dream or a nightmare for state oil corporations - it is a responsibility. Few can take it and develop a product from a scratch, a new way of moving our relentless lazy bodies from point A to B. Johann Hammerschmid and his Austrian team created Johammer J1 electric chopper that squeeze the AB distance to 200km for a one battery charge.

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GM Concept UI by GMUNK

The General Motors Advanced Design Studio approached Munkowitz aka GMUNK to concept and design the driver console and touch screen UI for their upcoming Cadillac concept car, the Elmiraj. The goal was to create an experience that utilized a multitude of future driving technologies while still maintaining the elegance and luxury of the Cadillac brand.. Munko was freelancing with the Autofuss collective and deep into finishing BOX at the time, so he built a small Seal Team consisting of the talented Conor Greeble and Jason English Kerr, and brought back old-schooler Joseph Chanimal as well.. Together they fabricated a very compelling glimpse into the future of Car UI, stressing real-world functionality set within a very distinct future-forward style and palette..

Read more about the concept on GMUNK's website

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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The Mill agency just posted an awesome ad for freshly built Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. They collaborated with Commonwealth and MJZ to bring this hollywood action movie concept to roaring life, injecting a polished feel to the fast paced car chase in downtown Los Angeles.

2D Lead, Kyle Cody "This is every Sci-Fi film mixed into one epic 90 second Spot, and was a great team effort and a huge undertaking for the sheer volume of Hollywood visual effects in one commercial."

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig

Agency: Commonwealth

Production Company: MJZ

Campaign: Anthem

Editorial: Rock Paper Scissors

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Be.e Scooter

WAARMAKERS or Maarten Heijltjes & Simon Akkaya creates designs that bring about a positive social impact, designs that materialise an ideology and trigger specific human behaviour. That applies to their latest project of the electric bio-composite scooter "Be.e" - the greenest in its existence. http://vimeo.com/69316313

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