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1916 Harley-Davidson 16F at Lime Rock

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We don’t always feature motorcycles, but when we do they’re vintage and amazing. This is a 101 year old Harley-Davidson, and it’s absolutely beautiful.

Enjoy!

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Polaris Slingshot Review: You’ll Be the Talk of the Town

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Glued to the window. I mean this kid’s face must have literally become fused with the glass. There is something about the raw enthusiasm of a child that’s quite effective for judging certain things about a car. Let’s put it this way, we were stuck in traffic, surrounded by hundreds of other cars, but this kid’s attention was transfixed solely on mine, and for good reason. Just look at this thing, it’s the Polaris Slingshot, and it’s friggin’ awesome!

The kid would’ve never even bothered to notice if I were in any sort of normal car, whether it be a Toyota Camry, a BMW M5, or probably even a Porsche 911. There was something vastly entrancing to his young mind about my Polaris Slingshot, to the point where he was trying to push himself through the window to get a better look at it. You’d honestly need to be in a Lamborghini, or something that exotic, to draw the same kind of attention this outrageous reverse trike does.

I think, by all definitions, the Polaris Slingshot can be considered a genuine exotic car. It commands crazy amounts of attention, it’s exciting to drive, and it’s totally idiotic in most practical ways. What I found in my time driving the Slingshot, though, was just how exotic it really is in the most classic sense. You see, the exotic car experience consists of a grand mix of excitement and frustration. The great aspects are incredible, but they are balanced out by serious flaws, which are often infuriating, excruciating, or both at the same time.

The question is, are the Polaris Slingshot’s good aspects worth putting up with its bad aspects? Or, for that matter, is it even worth your time in a world full of other wonderful cars and bikes?

I’ve wanted to drive a Slingshot ever since I first saw one fly past me on the road, so I decided to rent one and find out during a recent vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC.

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1936 Indian 1265cc “Upside Down” Four

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I can’t even pretend to be an expert on old motorcycles, but my God, do I love classic Indians. The Indian brand is legendary in motorcycle history, and for me, the flavor of these bikes is unparalleled.

There were a bunch of Indians on display at Lime Rock Park on Labor Day weekend, and my jaw remained dragging on the ground as I photographed them.

Enjoy the pics of this beautiful bike.

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Vintage Electric Bicycles: One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen

I know, I know, this isn’t cars, or even really motorcycles. But it’s damn cool!

Vintage Electric Bicycles makes exactly what their name says, and I was captivated by their creations when I saw this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

Essentially it’s an electric bicycle that goes 20-36 mph, but the company has given their products an unbelievable sense of style. Also, 36 mph is only do-able in “race mode” which “isn’t street legal”, but like all fun things, just get that option and run it on the road anyway.

I guarantee you’ll want one of these sweet bikes after you watch this video. And if you’ve got an extra $5,000 laying around, I’d say go for it.

Enjoy!

-Nick