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This is the most hilarious and awesome build I’ve seen in a long time. Ethan and Edwin, the two friends from north Idaho known as Grind Hard Plumbing Co., have taken a Power Wheels Princess Jeep and turned it into a a Honda CRF 450-powered awesome kart. It has a full custom frame, 4-link rear suspension, and so much pink street cred.

It’s amazing to watch it run. In this video they compare the Princess Jeep’s performance to that of a 500cc Sport Quad. It looks like a real-life Mario kart or Ed Roth drawing come to life. It also looks like mountains of fun.

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What would happen if your truck shrunk to a quarter of its size but you remained the same, and it was snowy outside. Probably something like this…


In a store on the Mendocino coast specializing in African products, we came across this stylish, toy Land Rover complete with roof rack and tiny jerry cans. It was made in Malawi, in southern Africa, entirely out of river reeds. Like so many other goods from Africa, this model was made from what was available. On the shores of Lake Malawi, it turns out, river reeds are what’s available in abundance.

This little truck measures a respectable 14″ long, by 6″ wide, by 11″ tall, and can be ordered for $48 from Ananse Village in Fort Bragg, California. Read the rest of this entry »