Monday, August 23, 2010

I think it's time for another trip...

I've been learning about so many awesome vehicles in the past week or two and I'm starting to feel a little antsy. Being in Portland is nice and all, but hitting the road (or Un-Road) in one of these contraptions sounds pretty darn tempting...

First off if this glass-bottomed hot air balloon. I never did use a hot air balloon during the trip- mostly because their route is pretty unpredictable and it requires a chase vehicle (which seems sorta un-un-roady). But this seems like one heck of a ride and a little terrifying too:



And there's this life-sized Lego car that some guys built in the Phillipines:


I've written about these guys before, but this Bay Area-based airship (aka blimp) company was giving rides in the Pacific Northwest last week. Too bad it cost $725 for a 90 minute ride...

And lastly (for now, since I'll probably hear about something cool later today) there's this adorable three-wheeled camper.


It's like a tiny house on wheels! It's only a concept but I'd be happy to take it cross-country if they build one for me. Are you guys reading this? Maybe Halogen can make another series about that? It is small, but it's also so cute and efficient that I think I'd be up for it. Get in touch!

3 comments:

Chris J said...
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Chris J said...

Do you follow @nathanfillion on twit? He's been raving lately about this electric car concept from eugene. http://www.arcimoto.com (It's a Frohnmayer jr project)

sorry about the previous delete, not sure whats up with that

Boaz said...

I've seen them show that car around Portland! That's awesome/random that Nathan Fillion's a fan. I don't follow him yet, but I will now!