Genius, best known for its computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, speakers, digital photo frames, etc.), has introduced a new dash cam for business and personal use. The DVR-FHD590 is a full high-definition in-vehicle recorder that captures 1920x1080 video at 30 frames per second through its 128-degree wide-angle lens. That means you see more than just the area in front of the vehicle.
Christopher A. Sawyer
The Rolls Royce Bespoke team is putting together a grouping of Ghost and Phantom models for release in 2013. Created to celebrate the 10th year of production under BMW ownership, the cars feature a hand-made marquetry “celebration” motif on the instrument panel made up of individual laser-cut wood inlays, as well as the same motif embroidered on the armrests and console lid. So intricate is this pattern that it takes 112,533 stitches (only the Germans would give an exact count), and takes over an hour per piece.
Sabrina Chun’s new venture, BlackprintDesign.com, combines the look of film noir with the minimalism of modern art, and applies it to cars. This makes the resulting images décor neutral, and at home whether your tastes run to traditional or contemporary.
Undoubtedly, most of the prints she sells will be found in offices, garages and man caves. However, the prints are reasonably priced, with the smallest prints (measuring 6 x 8 in) selling for $15, the largest (24 x 38 in) running $39, and all nine (jumbo and mini) of her current prints available for $239. The current crop is limited to an early Porsche 911, Lamborghini Countach, the Back to the Future DeLorean, a slammed VW Microbus, a 427 Cobra, E 30 BMW M3, 1967 Shelby GT500, the Cadillac ambulance from Ghostbusters and a Ford GT racer from the 1960s. It’s a pretty predictable collection, but this should expand as requests for vehicles she profitably can add to the list increase.
The prints are transferred by laser onto 80-lb recycled card stock with a matte finish, and the inks and solvents used are soybean based. — CAS
Owners of BMW’s classic 1936-1940 328 sports car can breathe freely. Rather than replace the original Hurth gearbox with a more modern all-syncho unit, they can order a new gearbox that is a modern copy of the original.