CRUZ by Vintage Electric™

California based Vintage Electric™ wheeled onto the Electric Bike scene in August of 2013 with the debut of their flagship model the E-Tracker. The bike gained widespread attention as the “E-Flyer”, a specialized E-Tracker created by Vintage Electric for car manufacturer Icon 4x4. Setting out to disrupt the market with a “planned obsolescence is bull-shit” attitude, Vintage Electric has captured a global audience by bringing to their customers high-performance bikes with hardy functionality and classic design. The “next-generation” or “throw-away” mentality of so many products today has no place at Vintage Electric, these bikes are built to stand-the test of time – like the kind of barn-find restoration pieces that gear-heads dream about discovering.

Their dream-child and inception model the E-Tracker pulls its inspiration from the outlawed board-track motorcycles of the early 1900’s and stuns with the charm of this by-gone era. Vintage Electric’s newest model the CRUZ, is equally nostalgic. A Classic California beach cruiser meets design elements reminiscent of the American Art Deco movement.

Offering the same best-in-class performance as the E-Tracker, the CRUZ leads the industry with a top-speed of 36 mph in race-mode. Regenerative breaking coupled with Shimano Alfine hydraulic disk brakes provides riders stop-on-a-dime control. In the same fashion as its counterpart, the CRUZ’s top-caliber components include a sandcast aluminum battery box, powerful LED lighting, Phil-Wood front hub, and a Brooks England Ltd leather saddle and grips. A powerful 52-volt battery provides the CRUZ with 30 miles of ride capability and requires minimal charge time (just two hours to fully re-charge). The stained alder wood frame inlay and cast pewter name badge sings the final note for this model’s signature look, which starts for purchase at a tenable $4,995.

As did the E-Tracker, Vintage Electric’s CRUZ continues the narration of a new chapter in electric transportation – one in which stellar design and performance are not just achievable, but the norm.

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1975 Square Duffel by TUMI

I really like weekender bags, I have a few myself, but the 1975 Square Duffel is just about as perfect a bag as you can get for a long weekend. The reason why I like duffel bags, is that no one looks cool dragging a roller bag behind them, and there is something inherently manly about packing light and carrying your luggage.

The 1975 collection celebrates 40 years of design excellence and outstanding product innovation by TUMI. Priced at $1,495 in leather and $895 in nylon with leather trim these are not the least expensive bag you can buy... but as I have my own experience with TUMI products... you only buy them once.

Check out the entire 1975 Collection HERE

Toroidion 1MW

Toroidion unveiled 1MW at the recent Top Marques Monaco Show earlier this year. The car is the product of the development of an entirely new electric powertrain that would be competitive at the Le Mans 24-hour race. The 1MW is the road going version of that project. The founder Pasi Pennanen has spent the past 20 years in the automotive industry developing and building concept cars and production models. Not much else is known about the car but we hope to see more of it, you can find out more on their official website HERE

Falcon F7

Falcon Motorsports is building these amazing cars by hand, here in the USA. Based out of Holly, Michigan the firms car the Falcon F7 is designed to go head to head with the finest supercars in the world. 0-60 time is just 2.7 seconds, with a top speed of over 200 miles per-hour thanks to the Lingenfelter built twin turbo inter-cooled V8 rated at 1100 HP. Each car is built by hand and to the owners specifications. For more info visit their official site

Lewis Hamilton's 427 Cobra

Proving once again that it is good to be a two-time Formula One world champion, Lewis Hamilton took a break from training ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix next week to go cruising around LA in his Shelby Cobra. Fitting since the Cobra was born in Los Angeles not far from where Hamilton stopped to take some photos with the car. The Mercedes driver was spotted in Venice Beach not long ago with a GT500 Eleanor clone, so while he might like his German cars for F1, on the streets he likes classic American muscle. (Check out the GT500 HERE)

Photos via Hamilton's Facebook Page

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