Next Phase Of The Rally Fighter Features Intel Integration

My head was only still for a few seconds of my hot lap in a Rally Fighter, but that's all it took for me to notice the accessory controls were the vehicle's biggest letdown. Local Motors is seeking to rectify that with the integration of an open-source "Galileo board" from Intel. » 3/26/14 8:18am 3/26/14 8:18am

Badass Carmaker Local Motors Might Make Your Next Fridge

Crowdsourced carmaker Local Motors, makers of the 100 percent bonkers Rally Fighter you see above, just teamed up with GE Appliances, maker of... appliances. Clearly, your kitchen is about to get way more badass. » 3/20/14 10:06am 3/20/14 10:06am

Watch Me Talk Hipster Bikes And Lifted Pickups With Local Motors

Local Motors was a little sad when we teased them about the goofy hipsteriness of their power-assisted bicycles, so they asked me over to their headquarters in Chandler, AZ to play with their toys and talk trucks. Didn't really make sense to me either, but who turns down an invite to a warehouse full of sweet vehicles? » 1/29/14 4:45pm 1/29/14 4:45pm

The Local Motors Rally Fighter Is An Open-Source All-Road Beast

Local Motors has been building the Rally Fighter for a few years now. It's big, it's brash, it's powerful. It's really everything you'd want in your ultimate offroading vehicle. And it's everything you imagined it would be, and more. » 1/12/14 12:00pm 1/12/14 12:00pm

Motorized Bike Hides 21st-Century Tech With Turn-of-the-Century Style

Local Motors, the madcap group behind the crowd-designed Rally Fighter off-road racer, wants to make motorized bicycles look cool. Specifically, 1900s board track motorcycle cool. I'd say they managed to do just that. » 1/05/14 5:44pm 1/05/14 5:44pm

Local Motors Is Building A Rally Fighter With A Crazy 600 Horsepower

Here are some words that no one has ever used to describe a Local Motors Rally Fighter: "boring." "Pedestrian." "Yawn." And to make sure it stays that way , Local Motors has decided to stuff a supercharger under the already souped-up hood, so now your desert racer can be propelled by 600 ponies. » 10/26/13 3:21pm 10/26/13 3:21pm

The Rally Fighter goes racing

The awesome open-source Local Motors Rally Fighter will tackle the Parker 425 cross-desert race. This is a full off-road desert race and a real test for the crowd-sourced Rally Fighter's durability. As for performance? It weighs 3,800 pounds and has a 400 hp turbodiesel engine, so it should do just fine if it holds… » 2/02/11 1:30pm 2/02/11 1:30pm