This is the Toyota Camette. Sure, it looks a little like the coolest microcar from 1962 that you never saw, but it's really a brand new "toy" Toyota that will be unveiled at the Tokyo Toy Show tomorrow.
One of the great insufferable truths of adulthood is that toys are always cooler when you're too old to acceptably play with them. Take this custom-built Cadillac baby stroller, for example. A scale model of the iconic '60, the stroller features underbody lighting, sweet whitewall tires, unique pin striping and a slick red interior. Of course, that's just what's on the surface. Doting parents may also press a button to make the stroller shoot flames. That's right: shoot flames. We're in love.
We've seen some pretty entertaining urban marketing campaigns here in the States, but we have to hand it to the Hyundai China team for the creative way that the company is choosing to drum up buzz about its new Azera. A team of skilled artists whipped up a full-scale, pedal-powered interpretation of the four-door sedan constructed from a tube-steel frame, sheets of plastic, Styrofoam and a vinyl wrap, then spent some time whirring around town to show the contraption to the public at large. Hilar
Our third and final list of car gifts for Christmas is made up of things we sadly can't afford ourselves. These are top-notch gift ideas for those who happen to fall into the very highest tax brackets, and we are officially envious of anyone who receives anything on this list. Too rich for your blood? No problem, check out some less expensive gift ideas here and here.
Michel de Broin, a Montreal artist, has created perhaps one of the most environmentally friendly automobiles ever. In 2005, he took a 1986 Buick Regal, gutted it, and replaced its running gear with pedals, calling it the "Shared Propulsion Car." In an early video of the passenger-powered car, it navigates New York traffic with a few impatient drivers, but no big problems. The Buick, with its super-slow acceleration, is stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic just like everyone else. We assume the pass