This is a custom motorcycle done for Wildgame Innovations by Orange County Choppers. It features accents of Realtree AP and various Wildgame products mounted onto it.
I was wondering down into the lower levels of the beast that is SHOT Show and came across the MultiCam Rally Fighter.
The Tank Vest is a modular, PALS webbing based storage system that allows users to attach MOLLE and ALLICE gear to their motorcycle to improve storage capacity. Tank Vests are made from 1000 denier Cordura nylon and uses a system of military grade straps and synthetic buckles to attach to the tank frame. This separates the Tank Vest from other storage options that use magnets or require drilling into the bike’s frame. A feature also unique to the Tank Vest is it fits around the gas cap, negating the need to remove the vest during refueling. Currently, Tank Vests are being made for Kawasaki KLR650, KTM950/990 Adventure motorcycles, some models of Harley Davidson, the XR650R, and the Boulevard 800, with a vest for the Vstrom 1000 coming out mid-September; more models are being made based on customer demand.
The Tank Vest is available in the following colors: Black, Coyote Brown, Woodland MARPAT, ACU, MultiCam, OD Green, and Safety Orange.
Thanks to Mike K. for the tip!
I suppose the most important lesson the crowd learned that day was to avoid standing near large puddles when multi-ton war machines are on the prowl.
As with all movies, good or bad, there has to be some related memorabilia for sale, and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is no exception. Luckily, Hot Toys doesn’t disappoint with their series of highly-detailed scaled models of Batman, Bane, and the camouflage Tumbler/Batmobile. Aside from being completely badass looking, the camouflage tumbler features a roof panel that slides open and functioning headlights, requiring 3 AAA batteries. The good news? It’s available for pre-order! The bad news? It’s not being released until September 2013! By that point, The Dark Knight trilogy will already be available as a 3+ disk special edition Blu-ray/DVD combo pack in a collector’s box most likely shaped like the Tumbler. Then again, you can’t rush perfection.
I first heard about Drive A Tank on NPR of all things, and the idea, while familiar, intrigued me: a company that specializes in recreational tank driving. Of course, we’ve already written about Armourgeddon Tank Paintball, and if the interview on NPR is any indication this is the very company that inspired the creation of Drive A Tank. Drive A Tank, however, is located in Kasota, Minnesota instead of Leicestershire, England, so it’s a bit more realistic that our CONUS-based readers would be able to make a visit.
Drive A Tank offers progressively pricier package deals which allow for the operation of the following vehicles: the FV 433 Abbott, FV432 APC, and Chieftain Main Battle Tank, which is used mainly to crush cars in the appropriately named “single car crush” or “double car crush” packages. Each deal includes a safety and introduction class and a hands on tour and photo op. Each package also comes with the opportunity to test fire from their collection of historic firearms in an indoor fire range.
Armourgeddon is a company based in based Leicestershire, England that deals in paintball matches using a fleet of British tanks, specifically the FV432 Armored Personnel Carrier. After an introductory training session, teams of three battle it out tank-to-tank on an old WWII bombing range. Now, this isn’t the only activity the company specializes in (they also have, among other things, air rifle shooting, archery, hovercraft, and standard woodland paintball games), it just happens to be the most unique.
Coverking is a company that specializes in car seat covers, among other car-related products, and they’ve recently expanded into a line of Tactical Seat Covers. The covers are made from Cordura nylon and feature PALS webbing down the length of the rear. Each cover comes with 6 MOLLE compatible pouches of various sizes for storage purposes with the pouches also available for individual purchase. The covers come in five colors: black, cashmere, charcoal, grey, and tan and are custom made specific to a vehicle’s make and model. Coverking products are made in the USA.
Filmed at a BDS Tactical Gear photo shoot, this video has it all: hot women holding guns while posing next to expensive cars. A pretty good way to start the day, don’t you think?
It is called the ‘Black Raven’ and is was developed as the perfect vehicle for wolf hunting in Karaganda, Kazakhstan by its creator, a handyman named Vladimir. It features a V8 engine, hand-built aluminum body and independent suspension and is comfortable in rough terrain at speeds exceeding 60mph. Amazing do-it-yourself engineering aside, I can’t help but make a Soviet Batman reference.
Hat Tip: Jalopnik
For the second year in a row, Jeep and Activision have partnered up to bring the masses a limited edition Jeep Wrangler Rubicon based on the Call of Duty series. Available in two and four door models, the MW3 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon comes in Black or Bright Silver Metallic and features MW3 graphics, 32-inch BFGoodrich mud-terrain tires, spare tire cover with a unique special elite logo and a large assortment of Mopar® accessories including: a Performance Parts Kit (Warn® Winch, 2-inch Lift Kit, and Classic 5-hole wheels in Black), a power-dome hood, front and rear bumpers, rock rails and a satin black fuel filler door. It’s cool and all, but honestly, does anyone actually buy these things?
It’ll be available this Fall from Jeep, most likely in November along with MW3 itself.
One of the most iconic police cars in the US, the Crown Victoria, is finally being retired by Ford. Although the Crown Vic wasn’t available from licensed dealers since 2008, Ford continued to sell to police departments until this year. The cars Ford is replacing the Crown Vic with? A Tarus variant and the Explorer SUV. Commence laughing at any time; the Tarus sucks. Some good news comes from this though, since I’ll no longer have to wonder if any old dudes rocking Crown Vics on the highway are just playing cop or really driving an unmarked car.
Hat Tip: freep.com
Check out this video of the three tumblers/Batmobiles from the upcoming ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, the last film in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. Each tumbler is powered by a Chevy V8 engine and is painted in a desert camo variant. It’s a shame they’ll most likely be lost to high-impact stunt damage, since they look so damn cool. The owner of one of these would be the envy of Batfans the world over.
subaruwrxfan – Youtube channel that contains this footage and plenty more from the set of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.
Built by Casey Putsch of Putsch Racing, this Batmobile is powered by a military spec 385 hp Boeing turboshaft engine from a naval drone helicopter driving the rear wheels through a semi automatic gearbox. It also features a custom tube frame/monocoque chassis with fully independent suspension, disc brakes, and a sequential shifter. It runs on kerosene, diesel, or jet fuel and has a power to weight ration comparable to a Dodge Viper. Thankfully, it’s very close in design to the 1989 Michael Keaton Batmobile, which is great, because that movie was actually watchable.
Dragon Models Limited, a popular Chinese toy company, is offering a 1/144 scale model of the stealth helicopter used in the raid on UBL’s compound. Highly detailed with distinct edges and angles and a modified fuselage, nose and tail, each set come with two helicopters, allowing modelers to recreate the raid themselves. No word on whether the Chinese government was using these models as the basis of their own soon-to-be-announced stealth helicopter program, but I wouldn’t find that the least bit surprising. It’ll be available in the States this July.
Each T-Rex is hand-assembled to meet the buyers exact specifications. It can be powered from one of three chosen fuel types: gasoline, natural gas, and electric, with a hybrid option also available. The cab is all steel and is available in two configurations, single and double cab, fitting 3 and 5 individuals respectively. It’s also designed to carry upward to a 4 ton payload. So in other words: Cool truck, bro.
Visit bremachusa.com to check it out.
Local Motors ran a design contest in which readers were tasked with developing a vehicle for DARPA’s XC2V (Experimental Crowd-Derived Combat-support Vehicle) Challenge. Of all the entries, Victor Garcia’s Flypmode was chosen as first prize, netting him $7500 and his vehicle design becoming an actual DARPA prototype. Other noteworthy designs were second place winner Marc Senger’s Kratos ($1500 prize) and third place winner Romain Chareyre’s Sentinel ($1000 prize). For what I assume is just a simple coincidence, check out the Sentinel. It looks fairly close to the Warthog from Halo, sans chaingun.
Thanks to reader Giovani FarLords for the tip.
Developed by Parker Brothers Customer Choppers, this is one bad ass big wheel. It’s completely street legal and steers from the back two wheels, just like the original. But what’s most awesome about it? It’s powered by a Harley V-Twin. A man-sized Green Machine with a motorcycle engine? No better way to relive your childhood than that.