Nine straight BMX posts means it’s time for a quick Dennis Hopper break.
Rest In Peace to one of the baddest.
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The World’s Best Ever is one of my favorite sites, I check it everyday. I know some of you probably do as well. The content is so assorted that it’s always interesting.
In addition to their Sound Advice series, Pictures of The Day, Slideshows and overall random interesting blogging, they will now be offering unique prints for sale from time to time. Peep the first offering HERE.
Even though Jay Leno is almost the exact opposite of funny, he’s got great taste in cars and a true appreciation for their finer points. Here he navigates us through one of the many hidden racetracks in the hills of Los Angeles from behind the wheel of a Mercedes SLS AMG (spawned by the original 300SL from the 1950s).
This reminds me of a funny quote from Scotty Cranmer a while back where he said he wasn’t feeling California because there are no good back roads for driving.
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I highly recommend this funny and informative video about bottled water.
After my early 20s I pretty much wanted nothing to do with “modded” cars. But what our buddy Mike Burroughs did with his once-totalled E28-chassis BMW is another thing entirely.
This car lived a long life and went through a lot of phases. Luckily Mike is nice with the camera and documented every iteration of it. When the car finally met its end, Mike made a rather tasteful short video dedicated to its memory, which you can view below.
Here’s the second part of the top 10 most viewed post of 2009! These are the posts that received the most views, but it would be cool to hear what your favorite posts were of the year, so let us know in the comments!
Just a quick reminder that the Nigel/Nike 6.0 contest ends at the end of the day tomorrow. We’ve a bunch of great entries so far and it’s definitely going to be hard to pick a winner. We’ll post all the entries on the site on Thursday, so if you want to win some dope shoes, get designing!! If you missed it, you can check out all the details about the contest here.
We compiled a list of our top 10 most viewed posts on Defgrip through the past 12 months. It’s great to look back at all the content that was on the site over the past year and it’s especially cool to see that you guys are really into the original content we produce for the site. After the jump you’ll see the 10th-5th most viewed posts and we’ll have the top four post up tomorrow! Thanks for all your support and we couldn’t be here if it was for all the people who check the site on a regular basis. We REALLY appreciate it and we are going to work our asses of to produce even more original content for 2010!
Check out this article on one of my new favorite websites about a couple who drove their Land Rover Safari Defender from London to South Africa. Part luxe (high-end stereo, water filter, built-in beer refrigerator between the rear seats), mostly utilitarian (built in snorkel for river crossings, sand ladders, protective underbody steel plates), this badass truck took them 14,000 miles for charity.
Click here to read the article.
Judging by the response to most automotive-themed posts here on Defgrip, it seems a lot of our readers are car enthusiasts. Below are a few really good automotive sites which feature (usually) the sort of cars that I love, and that most of you seem to love too… Listed in order of the frequency with which I visit them. American Muscle, German performance, Exotics, slightly modified, over-modified, classy, seen around town, professionally photographed, for sale, commentary, videos, specs… it’s all there.
If you’re even remotely interested in cars, the first two will blow you away (if you’re not already familiar). Enjoy.
We just setup a Defgrip Facebook page the other day… We are stoked to get our Facebook on and we just gave away a t-shirt to our 500th follower! People seemed pretty psyched, so we are going to give-a-way another shirt to our 1000 follower! Check us out on Facebook and keep your fingers crossed that you are the 1000 follower!!
We would like to welcome David Lang to the Defgrip crew! David has been contributing to the site for a few years and now he has joined us a full fledged blogger! Not that David doesn’t have enough going on at the moment with his practically full time photography schedule, personal blog, his other personal blog, his tumbler and ffffound… Oh yeah, he’s also a full time art history major. None the less, we are super excited to have David a part of the crew and we are very excited to see what kind of content he puts together!!
Check out Ricky Feather’s new brand of bicycles hand built by himself. He’s got a cool blog showing his day to day progress and featuring some pics by his girlfriend, photographer Kayti Peschke.
Ricky’s site: Feather Bikes
Kayti’s site: Kayti Peschke
UPDATE: Check out this interview with Ricky on the Breaks of 10 site.
We just setup an official Defgrip twitter account yesterday! Nuno, Andrew, and I have all had our own Twitter accounts, but we thought it would be cool to get a Defgrip one going that we would all update with news, links, and whatever random stuff we are up to. Mike Ardelean is even going update it! Mike hasn’t been on Twitter yet, so it should be rad to see what kind of stuff he posts on there! We re-organized the sidebar a little and added the twitter feed in there, so you can keep up with our updates on the site!
If you are on Twitter make sure to follow us, we are @defgripcrew!
This was a good way to start the day. Too funny.
Thanks to my boy Shady for the link.