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THE JOHAMMER J1, AUSTRIA'S GEM

The Johammer J1, which bears an undeniable resemblance to the Imperial speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi, is hardly the first battery-powered motorbike, but it is among the few capable of travelling 200km (124 miles) on a single charge. This sort of stamina – roughly equal to that of a gasoline-powered bike – elevates the J1 from the status of Saturday morning toy to bona fide road-tripper. 

See full story by Matthew Phenix  www.BBC.com

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MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM

"Art of the Bugatti"

Now on Exhibition.

 Oxnard, California

Visit: http://www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com

for location, admission cost, dates & tines of exhibits. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJf4VlIugO8

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Plans Unveiled for New Ferrari Land, Coming to Spain in 2016

Following the 2010 opening of Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World theme park, the Italian carmaker has announced its plans for a similar attraction, Ferrari Land, just outside of Barcelona, Spain. Through a partnership with the area’s popular PortAventura theme park and the park’s parent company, Investindustrial, Ferrari Land will be located on a more than 18-acre lot within PortAventura. The new section of the park will feature Ferrari-themed roller coasters, driving experiences and simulators, and other thrill rides, including what is expected to be Europe’s highest and fastest vertical accelerator—a sort of reverse bungee-jump apparatus that slings riders hundreds of feet into the air. The park will also include a 250-room Ferrari-themed hotel, as well as restaurants and other exhibits related to the Prancing Horse. Completion of the park is expected to cost upwards of $138 million. It is slated to open in 2016. (www.portaventura.co.uk)

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