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Chain Condom

Chain Condom

If you’ve ever had to transport your bicycle in the rear seat of your car, the Chain Condom is a seat-saver: it slips over the drivetrain, protecting your car interior from grease.

Scamander RRV

Scamander RRV

Its name could use some refining, but Peter Wheeler’s Scamander RRV is an all-terrain vehicle in the purest sense: it’ll carry up to four people on tracks, off-road and in the water.

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Skeleton Bike

Skeleton Bike

Blue Flame Alley’s Skeleton Bike is disgusting, but we’ll give them a hand (or skull) for their attention to detail: check out the maggots and heart hanging from the partially digested torso.

Piaggio MP3 5000

Piaggio MP3 5000

Not your average Vespa, Piaggio’s MP3 5000 is its flagship three-wheeled scooter with a lean angle of up to 40 degrees; it tops out at 89 mph with a 492.7 cc engine that gets 55-57 mpg.

Land Rover: Fire and Ice

Land Rover: Fire and Ice

Hand-assembled but spartan, the Land Rover Defender finally goes upmarket with the Fire & Ice editions; each sports Recaro seats, Alcantara trim, diamond-turned alloys and more.

Times Square Pit Stop

Times Square Pit Stop

NASCAR’s Brian Vickers knows how to make an entrance–and exit: sponsored by Red Bull, he makes a full pit stop in the middle of Times Square, changing all four tires in 20.6 seconds.

Video: Inside A Tornado

Video: Inside A Tornado

You couldn’t pay us enough to do this, but TornadoVideos.net drives a modified 2007 Chevy Tahoe into the heart of a tornado and records the whole ordeal with a roof bubble cam.

Mini Cooper JCW WC50

Mini Cooper JCW WC50

The Mini Cooper’s JCW World Championship 50 edition is official: limited to 250 cars, each sports a Cooper F1 green and white colorway, Challenge alloy wheels and carbon fiber bits.

Zero MX Electric Bike

Zero MX Electric Bike

The Zero MX electric motorcycle is a motocross version of the original Zero S; larger 19″ alloy wheels, an upgraded suspension and anodized frame make it a seriously green dirtbike.

Husqvarna Panthera Leo

Husqvarna Panthera Leo

Made from recycled materials and powered by Li-Phosphate batteries, Husqvarna’s Panthera Leo concept is smart and green: an LCD shows speed, cutting height and battery life.

MonkeyLectric Bike Lights

MonkeyLectric Bike Lights

MonkeyLectric’s Bike Wheel Lights let you add 32 LEDs to your bicycle; it’s similar to SpokePOV, except it can display multiple colors and doesn’t require soldering. Thanks, Brian!

Apple iPhone 3GS

Apple iPhone 3GS

The “S” is for speed: Apple’s iPhone 3GS is out 6/19 and gets a faster CPU, better battery life, a 3MP autofocus camera, 30fps video recording, voice control, compass and 7.2Mbps HSDPA.

Video: Gymkhana Two

Video: Gymkhana Two

Inspired by Gymkhana Practice, DC Shoes’ Gymkhana TWO may be an infomercial, but watching Ken Block tear up the Port of LA in an WRX STI (with Rob Dyrdek) is pure driving bliss.

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Concept: Infinitas Yacht

Concept: Infinitas Yacht

Based off an animal skull, Schöpfer Yachts’ 300-foot Infinitas is Dr. Evil-ready; it features an elevator, helipad, and a pool with bridge–the latter filled with ill-tempered sea bass.

TRAC Assault Platform

TRAC Assault Platform

Based on an ASV PT-100 Loader chassis, the TRAC Assault Platform is modified for law enforcement with ballistic windows, armored panels, spotlights, and space for 6-7 personnel.

CODE X Yacht

CODE X Yacht

This CODE X yacht concept is a 47-foot catamaran packed to the gills with tech: LED touchscreens, solar/hybrid power, a GPS virtual anchor and twin F1 engines good for 710hp.

VW Amarok Pickup

VW Amarok Pickup

Named after the Inuit word for “wolf,” Volkswagen’s Amarok Pickup will come in double and single-cab 4WD versions; it runs on VW’s line of efficient common rail turbo diesel engines.

USAF Super Cars

USAF Super Cars

These U.S. Air Force Super Cars are nearly airworthy; the Mustang X-1 features a cockpit with ejector seat while the stealthy Challenger Vapor sports an IR camera and heads-up display.

G-Power BMW M3

G-Power BMW M3

Low-key styling on the outside hides flaming orange internals in G-Power’s BMW M3; it sports a massaged V8 that gets an 80hp boost to 500hp and a 199mph top speed.

QWERTY Bike Grips

QWERTY Bike Grips

Though these Aaron Ross Signature Grips sport an embossed keyboard, they’re less QWERTY and more for wheelies; look closely and you’ll see “Aaron Ross” and “Whip”, “Spin,” and “Hop.”

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Indy 500 Race Tracker

Indy 500 Race Tracker

The 2009 Indy 500 Race Tracker is an infographic-lover’s way to watch races; it shows all 200 laps from start to finish, with cars shown in relation to their time behind/in front of the leader.

Mow-Aerator

Mow-Aerator

Show your neighbors who’s king of the sod with the Mow-Aerator; the 1.5″ spikes attach to your riding mower’s tires, letting you mow and aerate your lawn at the same time.

Bailey Blade XTR

Bailey Blade XTR

Things are looking up for Neal Bailey’s self-named Bailey Blade XTR: it now has private financing, a larger facility and a slew of new pics; it’ll pack a 5.4L V8 good for 750hp.

Mac Motorcycles

Mac Motorcycles

Using a 500cc Buell Blast motor, Mac Motorcycles’ four bikes espouse a rider-centric philosophy we can get behind (and ride on): Harley posture, flat-track manners and Ducati handling.

2010 Triumph Thunderbird

2010 Triumph Thunderbird

Part Yank, part Brit, the 2010 Triumph Thunderbird is a mid-range cruiser for the US market but uses Triumph’s 1600cc parallel twin instead of a V-twin, good for 100hp and 115lb-ft.

Ariel Atom 500

Ariel Atom 500

As if their cars weren’t fast enough, Ariel’s Atom 500 sports a 3.0L V8 that churns out 500bhp and weighs about 90kg; this and a host of other tweaks brings it to 0-60mph in under 2.5s.

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