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When you think of ICON 4X4, awesome off-road restomod versions of Ford Broncos and Toyota FJs come to mind, but this time the L.A. shop has delivered something altogether different. Their ‘Derelict’ 1949 Hudson Coupe started as a North Carolina “barn find”, and after meticulous restoration has resulted in a special flavor that melds the past with a ferocious present. Though it retains some of the vintage look and feel with crackled paint and pitted bumper chrome, the interior gets totally reworked with premium materials like wool, alligator leather, LED lighting, and CNC aluminum trim. Under the hood is a huge 6.2-liter supercharged V8 good for 638 horsepower, and the Derelict also gets a new automatic transmission, new suspension, and powerful Brembo brakes to stop all the mass with authority. The final product retains the classic Hudson look and gives it opulent appointments with an attitude, as well as imbuing it with intimidating performance.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”