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The name might have changed from East Coast Defender to ECD Automotive Design, but the quality of the rides has not. Whether it’s the Project DiVA D90 or the Project Viper D130, there’s no shortage of jaw-dropping vehicles that have rolled out of the ECD shop. The latest is a sweet little D110 known as Project Hard Drive. According to ECD founder Tom Humble, “This D110 was all about quality—classic factory look, premium materials, and reliable drivetrain. The Calvary Blue was based on the Arles Blue but taken a few shades lighter. There isn’t a limit to what we can do here at ECD” Inside the cool blue exterior is a custom interior including Alpine infotainment, Wi-Fi, wireless charging and plenty of LED lights. It also has plenty of get up and go thanks to a 6.2-liter Chevy LS3 V8 that produces 430 hp. Project Hard Drive is already spoken for, but ECD Automotive Design is more than capable of making you a custom Defender of your very own if you’re interested.


Whether you’re talking about their knives, everyday carry gear or collaborative pieces, every single thing that bears The James Brand name is built-to-last, incredibly useful and purposefully designed. While we’re incredibly fond and reliant on all of their options, The Elko–their most minimal pocket knife–is our current favorite. Designed to attach to your keychain / EDC with the included titanium keychain, this small but mighty Swedish 12C27 stainless steel blade with anodized aluminum handles is the perfect tiny blade for all your everyday needs. If your EDC doesn’t include The Elko, you’re missing out, so get yours today.