If you design custom motorcycle seats, break out your insurance policy and make sure it covers damage to customers’ sexual health. A San Francisco man is suing BMW Motorrad USA and Corbin-Pacific, the maker of his dealer-installed aftermarket motorcycle seat, for giving him “a severe case of priapism” – an erection that just won’t go away.
Archive for April, 2012
When was the last time you worked on a new car that came equipped with a stock lighter and ashtray? If you’re anything like me, you don’t even know. That’s because automakers started to silently phase them out sometime in the mid 90′s. By the 2000′s, most cars only offered them as optional features. Today, many cars don’t even do that.
In the course of researching why that is, I came across two articles that are definitely worth a read.
Every now and then I come across a new product that I think has some real practical applications in my shop; and get so excited by the possibilities that I share it with all of you here on The Hog Ring. One of the most recent products I came across was The Alsa Corporation’s Soft Feel Paint. Well I stumbled upon another product that’s made by the same company: FXSheeting.
If you’ve ever wondered what a bomb’s explosion can do to a car’s interior, Syria’s national news agency, SANA, released the above photograph earlier today. A bomb had exploded in the capital, Damascus, on Tuesday – wounding at least three people and causing extensive damage. Hopefully the injured make a speedy recovery.
The Land Rover Defender, already renown for its luxurious interior, has been revamped by Bulgarian automotive interior design studio Vilner to make its cabin fit for a sheikh. Not surprisingly, the cabin is cloaked in fine leather – from its seats to its sun visors – and stitched together with the highest quality craftsmanship. However, what really make this Defender stand out is its unique and beautiful wood flooring.
Ford Motor Company may soon produce a car that’s more bourgie than a Bentley, but costs thousands of dollars less. How is this possible? The rumor is that Ford is experimenting with ways in which to recycle millions of dollars in shredded and discarded U.S. currency into interior parts.
With the 2012 WardsAuto Interiors Conference quickly approaching, editors at the industry publication have already announced their picks for the 10 best interiors of 2012. This is the second year that WardsAuto, which is better known for its annual recognition of the “10 Best Engines”, recognizes the interior design of vehicle interiors.
All in all, this year’s winners include four luxury vehicles, three budget-priced compact cars, a cross/utility vehicle and a redesigned old-school classic. The list will, no doubt, raise a few eyebrows.