TAG: Vehicles

Plug It In

Plug It In

  Not many events celebrate a mass amount of people plugging in for an electric charge, unless that particular event is National Plug In Day. This annual day of active recognition began in 2011 and the goal is to bring awareness to the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). With main dates taking place this coming September 28th and 29th 2013, depending on the location, at least 75 cities in the U.S. and areas in Mexico and the Netherlands have currently signed up. The plug in gathering is celebrated with parties, parades, test drives and traveling caravans of full on EVs and… read more

Recycled And Rebuilt: Automotive Art

Recycled And Rebuilt: Automotive Art

Artwork that includes recycled supplies can produce interesting pieces to look at. Taking old objects and turning them into completely new ones that grab the observer’s attention requires a creative outlook. Eric Van Hove is a conceptual artist with an automotive flair and an imagination. The V12 Laraki, his engine reconstruction of a Mercedes V12, is a one of a kind work. Completely taking apart a Mercedes engine, Van Hove recreated each piece with amazing detail. He also had some added Moroccan influence. A grant funded project led the artist to Morocco where he received design assistance with the engine from… read more