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20 Vintage Airplanes Which Are Still in Service

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These are some of the best vintage airplanes which are still in service and you can still fly in. Most of these aircraft have been military models but they all have one thing in common, they are some of the oldest plying planes.

20 Vintage Airplanes Which Are Still in Service

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20. Mitsubishi A6M Zero

This aircraft was manufactured in the first half of the 1940s by the Imperial Japanese Navy. This 1,200-hp machine was a Navy Type “0” carrier fighter. It is currently located and operated in the Planes of Fame Air Museum.

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19. Howard 500

The Howard 500 has exceptional performance and features 2,400 horsepower, 3,600 cubic-inches, and 18 cylinders. Moreover, with its two massive Wright radials tucked into the neatly-encasing nacelles, it’s one of the most expensive aircraft to operate.

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18. Lockheed Jetstar

This plane appeared in the early-60s and was among the first in the generation of jets. It symbolized power and many famous people, such as Elvis, wanted to have the first private transport. Nowadays, it’s owned by many who buy them, use them for a short time, and then resell it.

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17. Gloster Meteor

Besides not being exceptionally superb, the Gloster Meteor was the first jet-powered fighter from England. This plane is considered to be one of the WWII relics hovering around class E airspace and its first flight was in1943.

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16. Northrop N-9M Flying Wing Prototype

Looking quite similar to a stealth bomber, the Northrop N-9M proved to be essential for the development of the XB-35 flying wing program. Even though the project of this aircraft was cancelled due to a crash, it paved the way for the Nighthawk and the Spirit.

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15. Bleriot XI

The Bleriot XI is the oldest aircraft which is still in service. With the first flight in 1909, this plane was the first aircraft across the English Channel. The pioneering plane kept its historical significance and is still kept into condition.

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14. Beechcraft Starship

This quiet and the first ever plane with an all-glass cockpit is the only one of three Starships still flying in the United States. It comes with an obscure silhouette, mainly due to being entirely constructed of composite material and distinctively featured a tail-less design.

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13. Avro XH-558 Vulcan Bomber

This is a former military jet which is still in operation by private people. It features delta wing which is jet-powered and tailless. Nevertheless, it will require a huge budget to keep it airworthy as its technical support is coming to an end.

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12. Bell P-63 Kingcobra

This aircraft was constructed in an attempt to improve the deficiencies the Bell P-39 Airacobra had. This is an American fighter aircraft which was constructed by Bell Aircraft in World War II. Even though the United States Army Air Forces didn’t use it for combat, it was accepted by the Soviet Air Force.

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11. Boeing B-29 Superfortress

This is one of the largest planes operating during World War II bythe United States during and the Korean War. This gangster aircraft incorporates state-of-the-art technology and was considered to be the ultimate sky-lord.

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10. Boeing-Stearman Model 75 Biplane

This former military trainer aircraft was produced in the 1930s. This aircraft was extremely easy to maintain and a perfect starter-plane. There have been more than 10,000Boeing-Stearman Model 75 Biplanes produced, 1,500 of which are still flying today.

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9. Antonov AN-2

This Russian made aircraft is the largest single-engine biplane ever made. It comes with the longest production life and it’s extremely versatile. In fact, it was used for various different missions, such as scientific or agricultural ones.

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8. Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

This is the most outstanding place and the most-produced fighters of WWII. Came with no major design flaws and an exceptional trademark nose art. This American single-engined aircraft had its first flight in 1938.

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7. Lockheed 10E Electra

This twin-engine, low-wing monoplane was completely made of steel by the Lockheed Aircraft Company. This was the aircraft Amelia Earhart used to fly over the Atlantic Ocean. However, she disappeared in 1937 together with the plane which remained a complete mystery.

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6. P-51 Mustang

One of the most significant and popular aircraft during the WWII was used by bombers. It was constructed in 1940 by North American Aviation and achieved unbelievable fame throughout history.

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5. Boeing B-17G

This four-engined heavy bomber created in the 1930swas one of the most glorious aircraft ever made. It kept aircrews safe and remained flying even when pounded with anti-aircraft artillery. In fact, it returned them home thanks to its mechanical presence.

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4. Douglas A-1 Skyraider

Mostly known for its power-generating capabilities, the Douglas A-1 Skyraider was operated by eight countries, as well as, the USA. It played a crucial role in the Southeast Asia War mainly due to its ability to carry an immenseamount of weapons and stay over the battlefield.

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3. Grumman F7F Tigercat

This is an extremely rare aircraft which features two heavy bomber engines tucked under the retractable wings of this carrier-borne night fighter. It lacked directional stability and even though it was designed for war purposes, it was never used to it.

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2. Douglas DC-3

This is the one aircraft that every World War II movie has. It’s one of the most notable transport aircraft ever produced and it’s still in commercial service. Nowadays, you can find it operating under the Buffalo Airways in Canada.

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1. Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt

This single-seat was designed forclose air support of ground forcesby the Fairchild-Republic. Eight years ago, it was the first plane which flew powered by biofuels. Its nickname is “The Warthog,”and it’s currently operated by the Northrop Grumman Corporation Aerospace Systems Eastern Region.


25 Cool Customized Semi Trucks

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The commercial industry would definitely not be the same without the semi-trucks. The utilitarian cargo vehicle came a long way after some humble beginnings.The original semi-truck started in 1898 as a horseless carriage, and has been evolving since then. Today, the whole world depends on them. Truckers drive thousands of miles each week, and basically live in the oversized vehicles. Naturally, they customize their trucks to make it truly their own, and one of a kind. That way it feels closer and more like home and it expresses who they are as people.

This practice is around for a while now, and there have been some truly amazing customizations out there. They cause heads to turn and look wherever they go. The last decade saw an increase in custom trucks, as the technology is better, and option palette wider. Let us see some of the best semi-trucks out there currently.

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25. Optimus Prime Semi

This one of a kind truck has a spider web design combined with a dark paint job. We can agree it stands out from the crowd. Nothing lacks or feels wrong about it. The serious amount of style is unique, and the different paint variants blend perfectly.

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24. Custom Mack Concrete Truck

If you want patriotic, this black and white Peterbilt truck is your cup of tea. The standout paint job looks great, as the blue and white blend co together perfectly. The desired style the owner wanted can be seen. Blue paint jobs are generally awesome, making this semi a top custom piece.

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23. Custom Green Danger Semi

The look of this semi-truck is enough to scare other drivers out of your way. The dark paint with green accents looks amazing. Lots of chrome in the right places help the overall look as well. It does stand out, we must say.

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22. Candy Painted Blue Peterbilt

The Peterbilt brand is one of the most popular semi-truck models, and perhaps the most customized one. Many owners decided on a very special look for their rig. This candy blue surely does the job. It is reminiscent of low riders, which cannot be a bad thing.

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21. Orange Cream Peterbilt

Another one of the Peterbilt models on the list, and this is just the start. The orange cream version is a clean and great example of what a cool truck looks like. It is awesome in every aspect, as it takes all the advantage of the bright tropical shade.

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20. Candy Purple Peterbilt

The candy paint jobs are popular in Texas, and this semi-truck is truly unique. This candy purple hue has to look beautiful when it is just cruising down the road. The chrome details fit perfectly with the look, and we are sure the whole rig turns heads wherever it delivers cargo.


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19. Darth Vader Peterbilt Semi

Like Star Wars? If you do, you will appreciate this Darth Vader inspired semi-truck. It surely reminds you of the death star, as it gives Star Wars all the respect it deserves. A Sith warrior like Vader would approve. Other drivers must feel threatened a bit when they see this beast in their rear-view mirror.

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18. Flat Black Freightliner

Over the top customizations can look great, however sometimes a basic flat black paint job can set you apart from everything else on the road. This flat black Freightliner is a different kind of example of what a proper truck may look like. Nothing looks odd or dated, and this color scheme is always trendy and cool.

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17. White and Green Peterbilt

Green is not usually utilized on custom cars, but this white and green combination looks right on a truck. We bet you have not seen this paint combo before. This is probably what the owner was going for, for a more than unique look. Two-tone trucks are always special, so this one deserves a spot here.

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16. Old School Custom Kenworth

Kenworth is another famous brand of semi-trucks. This old-school custom piece sticks to familiar design that many truck drivers and fans will appreciate. It makes usage of tons of chrome details, which is expected out of an older edition. This old-school style stands out even among other custom trucks.

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15. Root Beer Custom Peterbilt

This Peterbilt is one of the most unique you will find. The root beer brown theme shows off all of the curves and cues the truck has to offer. This coloration is popular today, and we are sure it is a hit among other truckers wherever the owner parks it.

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14. Flat Blue Peterbilt

As we mentioned, there is something special among the blue trucks. This Peterbilt as original as they come, and it is a treat to look at. It gives this special truck an industrial vintage look, as it really seems superior. An amazing idea done to perfection.

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13. Fire Engine Red Lowrider Peterbilt

Other than blue, red is another color that looks awesome on semi-trucks. This fire engine Peterbilt takes the cake when reds are in question. It rides on an air-bagged suspension that makes it look even cooler. This massive rig is breathtaking, and we it is not hard to imagine how great it looks cruising down the road.

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12. Baby Blue Peterbilt Semi

We are not done with Peterbilts, buckle up. This baby blue example sports one of the most unique paint jobs we have seen. It is really one of a kind, and probably a fan favorite. The other truckers and enthusiast must feel a bit jealous they are not the ones driving it. The amount of chrome is also just right.

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11. Two Tone Peterbilt

Another idea straight from the custom car scene, this two-tone paint job Peterbiltis also something else. As we said, two-tone paint jobs are rare, and can potentially look great if done right. This is surely one of those examples, and it is a joy to look at. A special rig design overall.

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10. Lime Green Peterbilt

Wild colors are always an option when customizing your vehicle. There is of course the risk of going over the top, but this owner did everything masterfully. The natural lines of the truck combined with a great paint choice raise the bar. Once on the verge of being lackluster, it is now something many would drive during a long haul. The paint is really superb.

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9. Sleek Blue and White Peterbilt

Another low-rider inspiration. The sleek blue and white model is just above what people expect from trucks. It is not at all overbearing or over the top. The name of this shade of blue is not known,but that is okay. It makes the lines and curves of this Peterbilt pop out.

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8. Sleek Black Semi Truck

Weirdly, black is one of the hardest to pull off. It is also hard to maintain and take care off. When done well, a sleek black semi-truck with the right amount of care in the form of waxing and washing does wonders to a truck look. Well done Mr. Owner of this truck.

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7. Peterbilt 379 Blue Flame

Often overrated, this color does not receive the credit it truly deserves. This white and cream truck is very cool. The white and the cream blend really well, and come together to create a one of a kind, hard to miss truck. It is a unique take on one of the most classic designs.

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6. Ripe N’ Ready Peterbilt

Yellow trucks, except Penske semi-trucks, are very rare. A great thing for this Peterbilt, as we are sure people are impressed by the one of a kind style wherever it goes. It breaks the cycle of some more familiar and expected colors. In addition, the raised cab makes it even cooler. It must look great on the road.

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5. Green and Yellow Peterbilt

This truck takes a classic color combination to another level. The clever owner managed to blend a cool hue of green and yellow, and make a winning combo never before seen. The huge amount of chrome details is present everywhere, making it one of the coolest on the list.

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4. Patriotic Tribute Truck

As we mentioned, red is always a yes on trucks. This however takes the throne, with the amazing artwork honoring the troops. It has all the makings of an awesome truck with its absolutely unique exterior look. A perfect example of what Peterbilts are capable of looking like.

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3. Pink Peterbilt Truck

This is arguably the hardest color to pull off on a manly thing such as a huge truck. A Peterbilt in a pink variant has to be a one of a kind thing. Most of us would not even connect this color with a truck in the first place. This example however created a look that we are not used to seeing anywhere, but it is surely welcome. The paint also blends with the chrome, earning this design all the best grades.

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2. Black Flame Semi Truck

Purple is another color rare on trucks, although very pretty. This masterpiece combines purple paint with white paint, creating an amazing two-tone style. Purple paint is great in general, and this truck proves it. It stands out as much as a truck can, making it another one of a kind rig.

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1. Orange and Black Mack Truck

The wild combination of orange and black on this Mack Truck looks like nothing else on any truck list. The Mack Truck is one of the oldest semi-truck brands. It is pretty well known, so there must be a lot of customized pieces on the roads. Not exactly like this one however, we are certain of it. The two colors are an unusual but right combination, keeping attention and causing jealousy at every truck park.

The Easy Way To Sell Your Car In Dubai

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If you are a car enthusiast, Dubai might be just the right place for you to enjoy. Seeing top-notch vehicles all day everywhere around is a thing you will experience once there, and driving anything under $100,000 isn’t considered a car. And with people in Dubai owning and constantly buying tons of vehicles (which is pretty easy) you can for sure ask yourself well what happens with all those four-wheelers at the end.

A few years ago there was an article on the abandoned Dubai cars – and it is true, every year thousands of vehicles are left there for numerous reasons, and the owners never come back. Now, while this might seem ridiculous, it is true, and one would ask why. And while buying cars in Dubai isn’t hard, selling one isn’t that tough either and there are a few ways you can do it – but people just don’t want to bother. Let’s take a look at how can the process of selling the car in UAE be simple and profitable!

The Abandoned Cars Story

But beforehand we would just want to mention once again that the story of the abandoned cars is real. If you go there (especially in certain suburbs of Dubai), you will see Lambos, Ferraris, and Masseratis that are in rough shape, but still good enough to drive and enjoy, abandoned right there in the middle of a street. Now, you might ask why do people act like this? Well, most of the cases are simple – a person buys an expensive car, the financial crisis hits him (especially with the oil prices plunging) and soon after he either can’t pay the car maintenance or he is in too much of a debt that owning a vehicle isn’t possible anymore.

Still, why wouldn’t they sell the car and at least get some extra cash? Well, because people are lazy and don’t want to put time into something they are not sure about.

That is why we will show you the easy and simple way of selling your car for good money if you ever end up being in Dubai, or you already live there!

Selling Your Car In UAE

One of the best services for selling car in UAE has to be the Cash your Car UAE as the agency offers fast and profitable deal making. It is pretty simple indeed – and consists of a few steps process.

First of all, you go to the website, enter your four-wheeler info and you will be able to get the valuation of your vehicle without even bringing it to their office. If you are satisfied, you can continue the process, and if not you can bring it in for further valuation and possible negotiation. Once that is done, the agency will offer you to cash in the car in a matter of few days – and that simple you will be leaving with a nice and fair amount of money that you can reinvest. And what is awesome about the Cash your Car UAE is that they will buy almost any vehicle no matter the condition – of course for the price that is reasonable. They are ahead of the competition due to the better prices and customer service as well, and last but not least this agency offers an amazing mortgage clearance help. So if your car has been financed, it might not be that easy releasing it but the agency will take care of everything related to that and pay most of the clearance fees to the bank. This isn’t something that you can expect from any service and certainly is something to admire!

This selling car in UAE agency will make you a happy man.


As you can see, selling a car in Dubai isn’t nearly as hard, and there is not a single reason why one should abandon his vehicle on the street. The mortgage clearance is done by the agency as well so you won’t have to worry about the possible bank issues, and you will be getting fast cash – it can’t get much better than that, can it?

Top 5 cars in the world to buy

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There are numerous car models in the world, but you have to grab the best one according to your needs. As 2018 is coming to an end, therefore, we have to look forward. The 2019 year will be the car year as hundreds of models are coming with astonishing specifications and features. A list of top 5 cars in the world is available below. If you are a car lover, then you have to buy anyone from the below-mentioned vehicles.

Companies also provide the best review for top accessories and coloring so make sure to check that out also.

Have a look at these to get a proper idea about the specifications of the top 5 cars.

1. Ferrari 4 Pista Spider – Super fast car of 2019:

The astonishing Ferrari 4 Pista Spider is coming to the market in the year 2019 with a starting price of 275000. All those who love to drive fast speed vehicle have to place their preorders for this car. It has a 3.9-liter twin engine of V8 turbo under the hood. It cranks out with a majestic 710 BHP.

With the help of a turbo engine, the car will reach the speed of 211 mph. On the other hand, you will be amazed to know that Ferrari 4 will go from the null speed to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds. Therefore, it is included in the top 5 cars in the world list.


2. Honda CR, V-Hybrid – The new hybrid technology car:

Honda CR, V-Hybrid is coming in the international market at the later part of 2019 with an introductory price of $29,000. As the name is depicting, it is a hybrid technology car that is going to be on the top of car’s industry with its economy oriented powertrain.

It has a petrol engine of 2.0 liter with a separate generator and electric motor. You will be happy to know about the fuel efficiency of this car that is 51.4 mpg. It is the new model of CR-V model of Honda. I am sure, after seeing the fuel efficiency; you will be thinking to buy this car that why we have decided to add it to this list.


3. Mercedes B-Class – Best from the Mercedes family:

The versatile model from the Mercedes family, the Mercedes B-Class, has the introductory price of $25,000. If you want to buy it, then you have to wait for the month of March 2019. The MPV segment of Mercedes that was not so good in the previous models in now fixed in this model.

Now, this car will be a tough rival for BMW 2 series and also for the VW golf SV. There will be a turbo engine followed by a row of rear seats. Multiple engines will be there in the car for the fuel efficiency purpose. You have to grab this car if you are a lover of the Mercedes family. The German carmaker is well-known for the luxury it offers through the years and one more thing that we need to mention is the fact that it brings the impressive sound system. If you are looking for the best car speaker for bass and sound quality in the segment you should definitely consider this one also.


4. Porsche Taycan – High speed car:

The Porsche Taycan will be in the market at the price of $75,000. It is a four-door car that comes out with a full electric kit from the Porsche family. The powertrain will deliver 600BHP and will give a top speed of 155 MPH. It will sprint to 63 MPH from 0 within 3.5 seconds.

If you want to get this vehicle, then you have to wait for the fall of 2019. The company is now receiving preorders from the customers. Therefore, don’t be late if you are in love with the specs of this astonishing car. It is also in the list of top 5 cars in the world.


5. BMW Z4 – The lightweight sports car:

The BMW Z4 is arriving in 2019 in the month of March at $37,000. It is a type of sports car with more advanced features. The adaptive dampers, electric kit, and Super Sport tires with a sports car view will make this vehicle the best one in the year 2019.

It is the lightest model from BMW family. Therefore, its performances will be on a much higher level compared to ordinary cars. If you love to drive speedy vehicles, then get this one in March 2019. It is the best rival for Porsche 718 Boxster.


10 American Chopper Bikes That Disappointed

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The American Chopper used to be a popular show not only because the team made some fantastic choppers but also because of the relationship Paul Senior had with his son also named Paul. People often watched them fight but at the end of the day they would deliver. Later on they had a show called Senior vs. Junior and more amazing bikes were produced. However, there were some which disappointed and here they are.

10. The Donald


Donald Trump showed up in 2012 demanding a chopper that would suit his style. Of course the bike had bunch of gold and although he loved it, it was definitely over the top. And who would have thought that Trump would eventually become the US president. Does he still drive this bike?

09. B2 Bike


To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the B2 stealth bomber plane, a plane which took off for the first time in 1989 the guys decided to make a bite. It appears that they bit more than they could chew.

08. The Davis Love III


Paul Senior and Paul Junior got a task to create a golf-themed bike involving one of the most famous faces in golf – Davis Love III. The task was boring and the duo tried to get most out of it. Unfortunately, the bike was rather boring as well.

07. The NHL


Everyone who watched the show knew that the Orange County Choppers guys loved sports. However, the NHL bike they produced apparently didn’t meet the expectations. Some things don’t bode well together.

06. The Abu Dhabi Bike


In season 6, one of the tasks has been to assemble a chopper inspired by the Abu Dhabi police force. And you know the kind of cars they drive. The bike did look glamorous but also cheap at the same time. The final result showed lack of creativity.

05. Statue of Liberty


The Liberty bike was created in 2011 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the statue. Unluckily, the bike’s appearance was a failure and although copper and iron worked for the statue, they weren’t a good combination for the bike.

04. NY Yankees


It doesn’t pay off to produce motorcycle themed after sports teams. Only a small amount of people would like them. However, guys at American Chopper decided to create one after the NY Yankees. The bike looked ridiculous, but it was popular nevertheless.

03. Australia Bike


When creating a bike inspired by a country, this time Australia you should check your facts first. The guys included every stereotype possible on this bike and even though it looked good, they missed the true essence of the state.

02. The Ferrari


Sometimes the combination of the two bests turns out to be a complete failure. Creating a chopper styled after a Ferrari seemed like a brilliant idea, but the final product turned out to be a bust. To make matters worse, it boiled down to two Pauls to fix the mess and the bike ended up costing them too much.

01. QUBX Bike


Last but not least, there’s the QUBX bike. In 2012, Matt McGee, the founder of Virtrex Systems wanted a bike that would represent his company. Paul Junior was inspired by QUBX logo and created a bike which was slightly boring. Even so, the price tag was $700,000!

The father and son worked for years and mishaps and projects which take a wrong turn happen. Luckily there weren’t many of theme and these 10 bikes were perhaps the representable samples. Which of these you believe is the worst? Also, is there any bike from this list that you like?

Top 6 Most Luxurious Perfumes In The World

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The fragrance industry is constantly looking for notes that will attract women, causing intrique and instant desire among them to own those fragrances. As many of you may know, ordinary perfumes are expensive, but those with specific notes, which are not accessible to everyone, are the true embodiment of prestige and luxury.

Such perfumes rely on unusual ingredients that give them the opportunity to rejoice us over and over again with their aromas, and are usually packaged in decadent bottles that are luring us to buy them, while we do not even know what is hidden inside.

All of these factors contribute to the sum of money you are willing to spend on a perfume, whether it is your favorite one or you are just about to discover it. The most expensive perfumes in the worlds cost a few hundred to several thousand dollars per ounce, and today we are presenting the six most expensive ones from all around the world. So let us begin.

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6. Hermes 24 Faubourg

Only 1,000 bottles of this fragrance have been produced, which is one of the main reasons for its high price. Perfume is made out of many aromas, and together combined, they create a composition that is not easy to forget. You will be able to smell scents of orange, jasmine, patchouli, ylang-ylang, vanilla, sandalwood and iris. Just one ounce of this mixture will cost you $1.500.

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5. Clive Christian No. 1

Clive Christian is one of the finest lines of designer perfumes, and its creator is considered to be a genius when it comes to this field. He has created many extravagant perfumes, but the whole world is charmed by his No. 1 perfume. Between 2001 and 2006, this perfume was the most expensive in the world, but today it is the fifth most expensive with a price of $2,150 per ounce. It comes in two variants: Woody Oriental for Men and Floral Oriental for Women.

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4. Chanel Grand Extrait

One of the most famous names in the world of fragrances is Chanel, which introduced another incredible perfume that females adore. Chanel has a line of amazing perfumes that are gladly owned by consumers and brand lovers. The Chanel Grand Extrait fragrance is created to merge with your body’s natural scent, like a bouquet of fresh flowers that blends with the scent of a room where is placed. The bottle itself is a masterpiece, and it is an ode to femininity. The price per ounce is $4,200.

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3. Baccarat Les Larmes Sacrees de Thebes

The Baccarat brand is known for its precious stones and glass creations, but its range of perfumes from 1992 combines the skills of several masters. The perfume, which is ranked as third on the list of the most expensive ones in the world, is just one out of three editions the brand owns. The bottle is designed in the form of pyramid and its price is incredible $6,800 per ounce.

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2. Clive Christian No. 1 Imperial Majesty Perfume

This is a fashionable fragrance for women who want charming and light perfume at the same time its scent contains ylang-ylang, Tahiti vanilla and rose, and reminds us of the goddess Afrodita. Women describe wearing this perfume to having diamond necklace around their necks.The price of this fragrance per ounce is $12,721.89.

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1. DKNY Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle

The famous brand DKNY in collaboration with famous jeweler Martin Katz, has made the most feminine and most expensive perfume so far. The bottle of perfume contains 2,909 precious stones, which is 183 yellow sapphires, 2,700 white diamonds, large oval sapphire from Sri Lanka, 15 pink diamonds from Australia, 4 rose-cut diamonds, special turquoise turmaline from Brazil, oval-cut ruby, pearly pink diamond and flawless yellow diamond. Each gemstone is handplaced, so the price of this fragranceis $1,000,000.

Tesla may introducean electric pickup in 2019

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Tesla is going to be busy in the following months and years. It is still working on Model 3s to meet all the demand.The company also has a plan for a crossover named Model Y, is bringing their first semi-truck to the market, andlast but not leastis working on the next Roadster. The firm is always busy, which is a good thing. Now, they are also designing a pickup truck. Co-founder and CEO Elon Musk recently wanted feedback from Twitter on the form of the truck, and announceda potential prototype reveal.

“What would you love to see in a Tesla pickup? I have a few things in mind, but what do you think are small but important nuances, and what would be seriously next level?” he asked back in June.

He then confirmed some basic specifications. The model is still unnamed, and will be about the same size as the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado. It will have a dual-motor all-wheel drive, a ton of torque, and self-leveling suspension. One thing others do not have are 360-degree cameras to make parking easier. Finally, it will have a 240Vpower outlet.

Some Twitter users wanted individual torque control for each wheel, while others said they need physical buttons as touch screens are difficult to use with work gloves. One user wants the amphibious capability.

Musk already mentioned how the core design and the elements of engineering have been in his head for years, and that he wants to build it so bad. He also faces competition, as a Michigan startup Rivian turned headset the 2018 LA Auto Show with a battery-electric pickup R1T. This month, Musk tweeted that the companymay show the prototype next year. This means the truck will not be available at least until 2020.

What is next?

We may also see a second truck from them. They showed a sketch briefly of a giant EV during the semi unveiling in November of 2017. This one would be much bigger than Ford F-150, and carrying an F-150 in the cargo bed. Although sketches tend to be misleading, the model seems to pick up where the International XT left off. Elon Musk described this concept as “a pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck.” He said, “We created a pickup truck version of the Tesla semi. It’s a pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck. By the way, you will actually be able to drive that with a normal driver’s license.” he said in the presentation. Very interesting indeed. We will have to be patient until more details become available.

Top 10 cars for 2019 which we are very excited to see

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As 2018 draws to a close, it is time to look forward. We have been waiting for 2019 for a long time as some of the iconic cars are scheduled to return after years of not being present in any market. The list that you will find below contains 10 cars which we are very excited to see. It is important to note that these are not categorized. We tried to include different manufacturers and different types of vehicles as well.

Furthermore, there is room for plenty of cars to be added to the list. It was quite hard to select only 10 because there are a lot more excellent models already launched for next year, or expected to arrive sometime in 2019. Anyway, we hope you will agree with some of our choices as these are top 10 cars that will mark 2019!

10. 2019 Audi E-tron

Basic Information:

Audi E-tron has a starting price of £70,805 and it will go on sale in early 2019.
Audi wants to compete with the other electric cars such as the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X, which is why they came out with their own solution. It is called the Audi E-tron and it comes with a claimed range of 248 miles whereas the complete output is 402 braking horsepower.

According to the German manufacturer, approximately 30 percent of the total range is accounted for by energy recuperation. The drivers will have paddles mounted on the steering wheel and they will be able to select the severity of this recuperation with them. The charging system is quite advanced and there is a 150kW charging port offered. It takes less than half an hour for the E-tron to reach 80% of its full potential.

9. 2019 Bentley Flying Spur

Basic Information:

Bentley Flying Spur has an estimated price of £135,000 and it is expected to arrive in mid-2019.
At this moment, the Bentley Flying Spur is being tested. It is underpinned by the MSB platform which is also located underneath the Continental GT. Furthermore, the engine which will be used is a 6.0-liter W12 with the total output of 626bhp and 900Nm of torque.

Considering that the new car supports 48V electrification, Bentley will most likely offer lots of new equipment including active anti-roll bars, whereas the PHEV is also expected down the line. There are some changes to the exterior design as well, but nothing drastic.

8. 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible

Basic Information:

BMW 8 Series Convertible will carry the price tag of approximately £80,000 and it will arrive in early months of 2019.
For the new model, BMW prepared a fabric roof in order to reduce as much weight as possible. The vehicle spied was the M850i and it is expected to arrive with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 530 bhp in the coupe. Thanks to the powerful unit, this model will reach 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds. As expected, BMW’s xDrive AWD configuration will be used.

7. 2019 BMW Z4

Basic Information:

BMW Z4 will cost £36,990 while it will be released in March 2019
BMW and Toyota joined forces to develop the new Z4 as well as the Toyota Supra that we will mention later on. The Z4 is quite a sports car that packs a bunch of useful tech such as adaptive dampers, an electronically managed differential and bespoke Michelin Pilot Supersport tires. BMW has done everything to reduce the weight of this car, which is now about 50 kilos lighter. Once it hits the market, this vehicle will compete with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

6. 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

Basic Information:

The starting price of the Ferrari 488 Pista Spired is around £275,000. It will hit the market in early 2019.
People who are interested in the Pista Spider are concerned about one thing only – speed! And this model has a lot to brag with. Under its hood is a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that cranks out 710 bhp. Thanks to raw power of the engine and the aerodynamic design, this model can speed up to 211 miles per hour, whereas it goes from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds.

5. 2019 Honda CR-V Hybrid

Basic Information:

Honda CR-V Hybrid commences at about £29,000 and it arrives in late 2019.
The CR-V is a well-known name in the car industry and now the hybrid model will be launched. Honda has high hopes for the new car, but the new model will have to fight for every customer. The vehicles that will try to prevent Honda CR-V hybrid from reaching high numbers of sales are the Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage – that’s quite a competition. The drivetrain consists of a 2.0-liter petrol engine and a separate electric motor generator. The fuel efficiency of this car is rated at 51.4 mpg.

4. 2019 Mercedes B-Class

Basic Information:

The B-Class is predicted to cost £25,000. Wait for it in early 2019.
With the latest B-Class, Mercedes wants to improve in the MPV segment, which is losing ground. According to the company, they struggled to change the boxy appearance of the previous model, but the new smoothly-designed car should be able to effectively rival the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and the VW Golf SV. A sliding row of rear seats will allow owners to use the space inside in the best way possible. Several engines will be offered as well.

3. 2019 Porsche Taycan

Basic Information:

The estimated starting price of the Taycan is £75,000. This vehicle will hit the market in fall 2019.
The Taycan is a four-door vehicle and it will be the first full electric vehicle from Porsche on the market. The super saloon will have a top speed limited to 155 mph whereas its engine delivers 600bhp, quite enough to propel the car to 62 mph from a standstill in just 3.5 seconds. The final design is similar to the concept, but there are some visible Panamera cues on the new model.

2. 2019 Skoda Superb Hybrid

Basic Information:

Superb is an affordable vehicle but it is quite advanced. The new model arrives in spring 2019 whereas it will cost just above £20,000.
A plug-in hybrid will find its place in the new Superb lineup! The hybrid model will be available across the range and not only on one vehicle. The new PHEV is inspired by the Vision RS Concept and its electric range will be over 40 miles. The drivetrain consists of a 1.5-liter engine and an electric motor combining for 242 bhp. Besides the PHEV, the other vehicles in the Superb lineup will arrive with advanced engines.

1. 2019 Toyota Supra

Basic Information:

The estimated price of the Supra is £50,000. The arrival – summer months.
The Toyota Supra has been perhaps the longest-anticipated model (in addition to the Ford Bronco). The official presentation of the Supra is scheduled for early 2019 at the Detroit Motor Show. The prototype has already been tested and the results were impressive. The Supra and the BMW Z4 which we have mentioned are the two vehicles created by Toyota and BMW together. As for the Supra, it will pack a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo powertrain and its top speed will be 155 mph.

Which of the vehicles do you like? Also, what are the models that should be added to the list? Feel free to contribute.

Amazing Thailand: Falling in love with Koh Samui

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Koh Samui is the second largest island of Thailand which attracts a huge number of visitors from all over the world due to its attractions. If you are planning to visit Koh-Samui, Thailand, you should just pack up your bags and book the tickets immediately. Once you reach this place you will immediately fall in love with it. There are the four top reasons behind why you will fall in love with Koh Samui. These are as follows as:

Beautiful Beaches

The best thing about the Koh Samui in Thailand is that there are a number of beautiful beaches and beautiful sceneries. These beaches enhance the beauty of this island and offer amazing sights to the tourists. The beaches are full of the lovely white sand land that looks most appealing to the people visiting them. There are around forty-two islands, and each one of them is amazingly beautiful and clean. The green trees around the beaches and the blue sky above them portrays a mesmerizing look. The sceneries at Koh Samui are the biggest attractions for the tourists and a worthy place to spend time.


Luxury Stays

If you are visiting Thailand for the first time, you will be amazed by seeing a number of beautiful and luxury villas in Koh Samui. As compared to other islands, this one offers amazingly designed luxury hotels for the tourists. The good thing is that you can simply book a hotel for your stay before even reaching there. Yes, it is possible because many of them operate online, so you just have to visit their websites. On websites, you would find complete details about the hotel rooms that you want to book. You can easily book a luxury room at amazing prices that would suit your budget. You would also get the discounted prices if you would be booking a room for the longer duration. The rooms are designed in such a luxurious and comfortable-to-live way that you would feel like in a paradise.

Cultural Heritage and Entertainment

Koh Samui is wonderful island of Thailand that represents an amazing picture of its cultural heritage. You will be surprised to know that the religion, known as Buddhism, has prevailed on this island. Due to this reason, you would find there a number of monuments, temples and historic buildings dedicated to Buddha. They are very beautifully designed and portray a true picture of the cultural heritage there. Not only the historic buildings and cultural heritage, but you will also find many other entertainment options there. For example, you would be able to enjoy many brands for shopping in Koh Samui that you wouldn’t see on other islands. There are amazing malls that catch the atention of the tourists, and you would love to shop there.


Fine Dining Restaurants

Are you visiting Thailand for the first time and want to taste the special foods of this piece of land? You would find a great variety of foods in the lavish restaurants of Koh Samui. If you want to eat some other food besides Thailand’s specialties, you will also find it here. There are a number of fine dining restaurants which make your pleasure double through offering amazing food. The food is not only in a great variety but also in great taste and at affordable prices. The cozy restaurants in winter and cool ones in summer provides you with the most comfortable dining ambient. You would never forget the time that you spend eating great and tasty food in Koh Samui.


15 Times Truckers Went Too Far with Their Mods (+Bonus Photos and Video)

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Who doesn’t like a good truck mod?! We all tend to be amazed by a good modified truck. Even though truck modifications can cost a fortune, truck enthusiastsdon’t seem to care. However, there are several instances when truck owners took a step too far when modifying their custom trucks. So, when modifying trucks turns into an obsession, the truck owners can go above and beyond in terms of modifications. If you think that you’ve seen it all, keep reading.

15. KW Truck Trike

This trucker owner took a step too far to modify a truck which is also a trike, or three-wheeled bike. It isn’t only eye-catching but also an incredibly useless truck trike.

14. The Pig Food Art Truck

This truck was converted as a food truck and although it might attract customers and be good for business, it definitely isn’t good for driving around. The too much metal on it definitely adds a lot of weight.

13. Retro 1930s PurplePickup

You must be wondering what kind of person makes a purple pickup with tinted windows and so so we! This mod definitely went too far and there seems to be no going back.

12. Japanese DekotoraTruck

The colourful Japanese dekotora trucks are a perfect example of mods going too far. This one isn’t only colourful but also featured LED neon lights. So much colour is too much!

11. Stretch Monster Truck


This stretch monster truck would only work on auto shows and nowhere else. A stretch truck is just a step too far when it comes to truck modifications.

10. Comic Creation Trucks

The owners of these trucks must be comic fanatics! One is definitely inspired by some darker side, while the other by Superman, The Hulk, and lots of Batman villains. They definitely need that superheroes’ force as they’re set for racing.

9. Flame Patterns Truck

Even though many dekotora truck enthusiasts will consider this custom paint job too subtle, this flame patterns truck is really eye-catching.

8. Age Extinction Truck

Another flame-inspired truck which looks truly garish. The flame motif doesn’t seem to go out of style.

7. Dekotora Interior

The dekotora aficionados don’t only decorate the outside of a vehicle but also the inside. Can you imagine that someone spent a fortune on decorating the interior of their truck only to look like this? Neither can we.

6. Hummer in Gold

This monster truck was quite popular in the 1990s, but its fame didn’t last. However, Hummer owners didn’t give up on their vehicle. One such example is this Hummer with a gold custom paint job.

5. BosozokuStyle Truck

Did you know what dekotora trucks aren’t the only extravagantly decorated trucks in Japan? Many truck owners also opt for bosozuku, a Japanese youth subculture. Even though this term is mostly associated with street racing cars, nothing stopped this truck owner from implementing it on his truck.

4. Japanese Films-Inspired Truck

Another truck which comes from Japan is this truck which was inspired by a series of Japanese films called Truck Guys. The owner definitely spent tons of money on chrome, custom paint, and neon lights.

3. KB Ditch Digger Truck

The KB Ditch Digger Truck was a hit on the SEMA show in 2015. Such a retro style is quite rare to see on truck mods. We only hope that this vintage vehicle goes as good on the road as it looks.

2. Off-Road Green-Eyed Monster

This off-road truck is perfect for the roughest terrain, but its colour definitely isn’t. The off-road green-eyed monster comes with neon green paint job which couldn’t be more noxious.

1. Colourful Indian Truck

Just as colourful as the traffic jams are in India, this truck isn’t only rich in colour, but also in religious symbols. The symbols feature many vibrant and striking imagesof the Hindu and Sikh religions. This truck is a great example of what to expect on the roads in colourful India.




20 Pontiac Firebird Most Beautiful Photos

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When we talk about the American cars several brands come to our mind. Some of these brands are still notable such as Chevrolet or Ford but there’s one brand that we tend to forget and which is a classic American – Pontiac.

Pontiac launched one of the most authentic vehicles called the Firebird. It was designed to compete with the Ford Mustang primarily, but the name “Firebird” wasn’t as revolutionary as many people think. General Motors used the same name for their model that came out in the 1950s. Despite being years in production and several generations were changed the most unique model was the 1978 Pontiac Trans Am Special Edition.

The car received even more famed when it appear in the film called Smokey and the Bandit. It was the movie that came out in 1977 and had any other car been used, the film would not have been what it is today. The traditional car has a long history indeed and to honor it, with no specific reason, we have decided to show you 20 most beautiful photos of the Pontiac Firebird.



Not many cars come with a hood like this one, right?



Pure artwork in an urban environment



How the production looks like.


It is perfect for the seaside.



Who is more beautiful?


Just a regular model in the parking lot.


Once again, a beautys


A close up


Getting those tires warmed up



Special edition interior


A customized Firebird looks good we must admit


Which one is faster?


Pontiac has never been known as a good off-roader. It finished the job though.



The combination of colors is perfect



Hello, beautiful!


The bird on the hood just looks dope.



Driving into the sunset



Convertible, in ivory!


The Pontiac Parade



And of course, the one from Smokey and the Bandit

Hope you have enjoyed this gallery!

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