The Local Motors 3D Printed Car is Uber Techy Cool

The current state of automotive manufacturing has been at a standstill for pretty much since the time of Henry Ford and not much in the ways of progress has occurred in terms of methods. We of course have new materials and ways of building those materials, such as carbon fiber, titanium, and structural aluminum, but… » 9/22/14 10:51am 9/22/14 10:51am

Local Motors Is Making A Sports Car And You Could Design It

Local Motors is most famous for their insane, terrain-devouring, open source Rally Fighter, but lately they're branching out into other projects. Their latest venture is way up the Jalop alley because it will be a platform for a stripped-down track car. And you might even get to design how the car will look. » 8/08/14 2:43pm 8/08/14 2:43pm

How A Small, Open-Source Automaker Got Their Car In Transformers 4

Local Motors marketing guy Buddy Crisp pulled off a great get convincing Michael Bay and friends to put the Rally Fighter off-roader in Transformers 4: My Big Fat Robot Wedding Strikes Back. Here's what Crisp had to say about his car starring in the (second?) most successful film franchise based on a toy. » 7/03/14 2:40pm 7/03/14 2:40pm

​Local Motors Wants To Build A Street/Track Car You Can Afford


Local Motors is ready for its next project, and it's exactly what we've been asking for. They want to crowd-source and build a track-focused street car with an engine up front, a manual in the middle, and power to the rear wheels – just as God intended. And like the Rally Fighter before it, we can all have a hand in… » 6/30/14 9:55pm 6/30/14 9:55pm

Watch This Rough Car Sketch Morph Into A Super Realistic Rendering

This is a great little tutorial about going from a rough hand-sketch to a clean, finished-looking rendering. There's a number of good tips in this, though I think the best one is the way everything gets organized and masked from the very beginning, before any actual rendering even starts. » 6/23/14 12:17pm 6/23/14 12:17pm

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

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

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