Would you pay a Quarter of a Million for a Truck?

 |  September 7th, 2014

By Ryan Walsh If you’re a fan of older body trucks, but can’t deal with the hassle of restoring these classics, ICON 4X4 out of L.A. has been recreating classics, with modern technology. One of their current vehicles is called The ICON Thriftmaster, or TR for short . It sports the classic Chevy-like pickup body style, but with a resto-mod/ hotrod influence. All of ICON’s vehicles are special ordered and therefore have quite a waittime – but it is worth it. The TR comes equipped with a fuel injected V8 with 315HP/335lb.-ft. of torque bolted up with a 6 speed manual transmission (with a girly automatic transmission, optional, but why ruin the manliness?). The front end uses an Independent Front…

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3 Fabulous Watch Finds Up at Auction this Week

 |  August 25th, 2014

This week, on Thursday, to be precise, a few amazing historic clocks and movement are coming up for auction and you may not want to miss out on bidding. The auction — Fine Clocks, Barometers and Scientific Instruments — is being operated by Dreweatts Bloomsbury Auctions. Easily one of the most exciting pieces to be on the block is Lot 121: a rare pocket watch movement – mind you – movement only – created jointly by 17th century watchmaking legend Thomas Tompion and George Graham. According to the auction house, the movement was most likely the last to be built before Tompion’s death, and is the last recorded piece signed by Tompion, who built ornate clocks and repeating watches. In…

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SRT Hellcats on Fire! Introducing 2 Fast Cars — the Charger and Challenger SRT

 |  August 24th, 2014

By Ryan Walsh If you want a car to break the big 200MPH mark, you would expect to spend $100,000 plus, easily. But SRT (a division of the Chrysler Group) is bringing two huge hitters to the 200 Club. The new players are the Challenger and the Charger 2015. Dodge recently resurrected both from the Mopar Muscle era. The Challenger has attained two amazing titles: the World’s most powerful muscle car, and the fastest muscle car currently… and ever. Both have a big badge of 707HP and 650 ft-lb of torque from a Supercharge 6.2L V8. There are three separate performance settings while driving; Street, Sport, and Track, all giving you different feedback and levels of performance. The Charger takes…

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What’s Ahead in the Smart Phone/SmartWatch War

 |  June 8th, 2014

Ok so before we even begin, let’s say it flat out – smart watches will NOT replace wristwatches. Not now, not ever. Wristwatches are works of art, innovation, and hand craftsmanship. They are signature statements of who you are, what you love, how far you’ve come in life. They are centuries old and destined — for centuries more — to be instrumental in life, style, fashion and passions. However, that said, there are smart watches out there that are reaching a new generation of device-happy tech-savvy information must haves. A friend of mine – also a watch lover – sometimes wears his smart watch. I hate it – it’s too much gadget, too much gizmo, too much info (besides, when…

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Audemars Piguet Watches Supports Broadway and the 2014 Tony Awards

 |  June 1st, 2014

The Tony Awards – Where Stars Align – is the Oscars of the live stage – where plays, musicals, revivals, actors, actresses, song writers and even choreographers are honored for their work. This year, with the 68th Tony Awards, the nominee lineup is superb. Hosting the event, is actor Hugh Jackman, Tony Award winner, Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe-winner. Also appearing during Broadway’s biggest night: Kevin Bacon, Carole King, Clint Eastwood, Ethan Hawke, and so many more. Even better: Audemars Piguet supports the 2014 Tony Awards and has a count-down clock ticking off the days, hours , minutes and seconds until the awards begin at 8:00 pm next Sunday June 8. These incredible awards will broadcast live from New York’s…

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