Ralph Savelsberg aka Mad Physicist is living up to his name with his latest build. We’re not sure that the laws of physics allow for what’s going on with this Volkswagen Beetle ‘Zinger’, but whatever the practicalities it looks damn cool! There’s more to see at Ralph’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.
TLCB Elves love yellow. We’re not sure Smarties are identifiable by taste (apart from the orange ones of course) but our Elves seem to favour the citrous hue. This beautifully smooth Volksrod by Flickr’s _Tyler meets their colour preference, and it’s a cracking build too. There’s more to see on Flickr – click the link above to visit _Tyler’s photostream.
The diesel car market is a curious thing. It’s been around for ages, was relentlessly mocked by Top Gear and their like until a decade ago, yet now in Europe over half of all cars sold are fuelled from the black pump (and almost every luxury car, SUV or rep-mobile saloon is diesel powered). Even Top Gear now approves.
Currently though, diesel is rapidly falling out of favour for being nowhere near as clean in the real world as the official EU tests suggest, and it’s petrol-hybrid that is seen as the immediate solution to our urban air quality problems. But as hybrid technology is relatively new it’s being relentlessly mocked by Top Gear and their like… Hmm, where have we seen this before?
Anyway, because America is automotively about a decade behind Europe car manufacturers are now shifting their diesel wares stateside – probably in anticipation of the bottom falling out of the EU market at anytime soon. This new wave of diesels is being largely marketed as ‘Clean Diesel’ (because that way no-one will ask any searching questions), and Lino Martins has put this magic new fuel to good use in his wonderful diesel-powered Volksrod rat rod. It looks clean to us!
You can see more of Lino’s diesel monster on Flickr – click the link above to make the trip.
Another day, another Elf returns to the office to be rewarded with a meal and a (red) Smartie. Today’s lucky worker uncovered this cool-looking Technic Volksrod on both MOCpages and Flickr. Built by newcomer sm 01 it’s entitled ‘Red Baron’ and it’s fully remote controlled. You can see more pictures and a video of it in action via the links.
This mean looking VeeDub Volksrod was suggested to us via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page. Built by MOCpager sm 01 it features Power Functions remote control, opening doors, and the most important feature of all – an opening glovebox. See all the photos and a video of it in action at the link above.