For those not fortunate enough to have had a tour of Nissan's private Zama heritage collection, the Nismo Festival qualifies as the next best thing. A rotating selection of cars are taken from there every time the event comes around, and the best thing is of course you get to see and hear them in action. One car I took special interest in was the NP35...
A one-of-a-kind Batman Tumbler golf cart was listed on eBay and somebody accepted to pay the 17,500 USD asking price.
The project started out with a stock EZ-Go Golf-Cart but after an investment of "well over 30,000 USD" it was transformed into a Batman Tumbler-like custom golf cart that can do 38 mph (61 km/h) thanks to a 48-volts 6 HP (4.4 kW) motor.
After the corporate seriousness and Germanic efficiency of the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Essen Motor Show is an altogether more relaxed affair. Albeit one delivered with the same level of German efficiency.
It's the perfect show for the run-up to Christmas, with wild concepts and weird creations from the custom and tuning industry. Let MSN Cars take you through everything from the sublime to the ridiculous at the Essen Motor Show 2013.
Welcome the "Vespa Segway", a daring and extremely cool idea coming from Spain. The name says pretty much everything about this contraption: we're dealing with a Segway-like personal transportation electric vehicle which uses all the design cues of the popular scooter brand.
It looks like Bel & Bel's effort could bring a new twist to the history of the Segway, at least in this ultra-modified form.
In the custom car building world, being original is often easier said than done. Having a completely empty palette is one thing of course, but when you're bound by certain criteria, making an impact is an even tougher ask. That's not to say that taking something that's been done before and stamping a fresh mark on it can't be done. If you want proof, you'll absolutely find it in the Bag Riders' 2009 BMW E92 335ix.