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A Wingless 727 Limo?

September 24, 2004 3 Comments
Keeping with things that fly, Vaca Meter Limousines has converted an old Boeing 727-100 and converted it into a 50-seat luxury limousine. For about $300 an hour, Limousines de Guadalajar Vaca Meters will fly, uh transport you and your closest 49 friends around Mexico. It's powered by a six-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine in the back and has air brakes and suspension. The bird is about 54' long and 12' wide. Truck-style wheels and suspension replace the landing gear and on the inside, passengers are treated to neon strobes, a dance floor, a bar and a romantic space in the back to _________. (fill in the blank).

It's amazing what three months and sixty people can accomplish... well, now the world finally has one... a "Wingless 727 Limo"

AirScooter II: Fly Over The Traffic

September 24, 2004 6 Comments

The Segway HT is out... it's all about the AirScooter II. The people over at AirScooter Corp. originally designed the AirScooter for Government and Military uses... for things like Search and Rescue and Surveillance. But they are willing to sell you one if you shell out a mere $47,000. The price isn't that bad if you think about what kind of car $50k gets you these days.

The AirScooter features an AeroTwin Four-stroke 65 HP Aerobatic Engine with Quiet Belt Drive Reduction, which means it can get you up in the air reliably and hover for about 2 hours on only 5 gallons of fuel. Oh, and they are working on an 100-150HP motor... think of that one as the Ferrari of AirScooters.

- AirScooter Specs
- AirScooter Video Clip (QuickTime)
- AirScooter Website


The New Mercedes SLK

August 22, 2004 2 Comments

PRNEWSWIRE -- The original SLK shook up the small roadster market when it was introduced in 1997, and the second generation SLK hits U.S. streets in the fall of 2004. Stronger, sportier and more aggressive, the new SLK features bold, athletic styling, and is powered by a new-generation 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine with four valves per cylinder, double-overhead camshafts and variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves. Also on the 2005 SLK-Class is an all-new, more precise six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels, and an available lowered sport suspension.

The Porsche Spyder 550 Is Back!

Automobiles, Fun & Games
April 13, 2004 No Comments

Porsche's first purpose built racecar, made famous by Hollywood rebel, James Dean, is back in production. At least at scale 1:2.3 size. It is available for the first time in the United States exclusively at This thing is so detailed that if it wasn't for its size, you'd mistake it for the real thing... comes in two models, the motorized version will set you back $7500 and the manual version costs $6000. [via PRNEWSWIRE] Tags: , , ,