A kickflip is a word typically associated with the sport of skateboarding, not one that involves cars. But Rob Dyrdek, star of MTV’s reality show “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory,” changed all that this weekend at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. The term kickflip describes a move in which a rider flips his/her board in a 360 degree corkscrew motion while in air. Dyrdek traded in his board for a Chevrolet Sonic as he launched himself off a titled ramp as he soared above an over-sized skateboard to become the first person in history to successfully kickflip a vehicle. A video of the stunt is available here on Chevrolet’s YouTube Channel and will also appear in the season premiere of Dydrek’s reality show (no air date at this time).
If you could dig into a giant pile of car pieces and parts what would be your dream car design? This type of fantasy supercar is referred to in the automotive industry as a parts bin special and General Motors North America president, Mark Reuss, shared his creation with Car & Driver. Reuss’s design features GM parts exclusively (no surprise there) and includes the bodywork of a 2002 Cadillac Cien concept, a Chevy Volt motor, the interior of a Cadillac CTS-V, and a Bose active-noise cancelling sound system. For more details about the various building blocks Reuss used, a complete description is supplied in an article from carscoop.blogspot.com and available here.
What would you change about Reuss’s design? What would be the makeup of your dream machine?
Jake Holmes of AutomobileMag.com reported last week that leaked pictures of the 2013 Kia Forte have been floating around the internet recently. As the article explains, design currently available was released back in 2009 with this being the first major overhaul in years. So what do you think of the new rounded modernized body style?
The new design is set for release sometime next year.
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